Monday, 19 September 2022

Fighting Fake News with REAL 19/9/22; Truth in Humour- The Shovel; Charles the Reject; Fossil Fuel Lobby; Trump/Murdoch;



Tens of thousands of mourners who thought they were lined up to see the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall have been told it’s actually just the check-in queue for Qantas at London Heathrow.

 Mourners dismayed to discover 15-mile queue actually for Qantas check-in

 Crown with flag of Australia globe

Long live Democracy: We must reject Charles as “King of Australia”

The Governor-General has asked Australian citizens to be obedient to the ‘King of Australia’. Charles is not my ‘King’. I recognise the Parliament and the High Court as our highest legal authority.  Let’s put the frivolity of fairy tales and princesses to one side. It’s time for an Australian Republic.

Demonstrators walks past the U.S. Capitol during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, March 10, 2017. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders arranged for the march to protect native sovereignty, keep fossil fuels in the ground and stop construction of the DAPL project. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Right to protest is forever being restricted while Fake Advertising and media propaganda is increasingly tolerated

As oil companies push to criminalize dissent, they’re also making the case that climate denialism is protected speech, not fraudulent advertising.

Source: Fossil Fuel Industry Wants Free Speech for Corporations but Not Citizens

 Word forming with cube on wooden desk background - Lobby

 The major obstacle to lobbying reform is that for members of parliament, their staff and senior officials, lobbying provides a very lucrative income when they leave parliament, the military or the public service. So they refuse to act on the lobbying scourge.

The major parties refuse to tackle the lobbying scourge. Can the Teals and the Greens save the day?

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