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Nonagenarian’s Pamphlet Helps Trigger Spanish Protests
Central Madrid’s Puerta del Sol has been immobilised for over a week by tens of thousands of protesters demonstrating against cuts to social services prompted by Spain’s dire fiscal situation. In scenes reminiscent of Cairo’s Tahrir Square protests, the demonstrators have organised themselves into dozens of committees providing services as diverse as garbage collection and education for children. And the protesters are drawing inspiration…
Wendy McCarthy on the Gains of Feminism
As part of our Intelligence Squared debate on feminism, Wendy McCarthy argues that the gains of feminism are not to be overlooked.
George Megalogenis on How Politicians are Failing Politics
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Political journalist George Megalogenis thinks our politicians are in a “race to the bottom” as they become more dependent on polls and focus groups as the 24-hour news cycle makes them more vulnerable to the vagaries of public opinion. Former Labor member for Melbourne Lindsay Tanner engages Megalogenis on how politics is being played out today.
Megalogenis looks at how…
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