Pictured: Cable Beach, Broome in The Kimberley region of WA. The Kimberley has been declared a federal biosecurity area to protect remote Aboriginal communities and parts of it will remain closed while other internal state travel restrictions are eased ahead of June 1 … [Read more...] about The full list of lockdown measures that will be lifted next week as Australia’s active coronavirus cases fall below 500 for the first time since March 17
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"There was a lot of conflict in me," says Mejia. "On the one hand I knew it was brutality. On the other hand I had been preparing to be an infantryman for eight years. I signed a contract. I felt I was not entitled to my opinions. I was worried that I would be perceived as a coward and a traitor. So I thought I would just do it and keep quiet. The sense of community in the military is very strong. You rely on these people in really difficult situations. I didn't want to disappoint them. But these were all justifications you give yourself to avoid the bigger issues. You keep coming back to the bigger picture. What are we doing there? What about the people we are oppressing? In the end I decided there was no way I could justify participating in this war." … [Read more...] about We shall not be moved
The disclosure of the 'dirty tricks' memo caused serious diplomatic difficulties for the countries involved and in particular the socialist government in Chile, which demanded an immediate explanation from Britain and America. The Chilean public is deeply sensitive to dirty tricks by the American intelligence services, which are still held responsible for the 1973 overthrow of the socialist government of Salvador Allende. In the days that followed the disclosure, the Chilean delegation in New York distanced itself from the draft second resolution, scuppering plans to go down the UN route. … [Read more...] about US stars hail Iraq war whistleblower
“The decline of the shrimping industry has been death by a thousand cuts,” Fluech says. “The cost for maintaining a boat is up, and the boats are getting older. Sustainable fishing practices are expensive to implement. The younger generation doesn’t want to work on a shrimping vessel, and captains tell me they can’t find a reliable workforce. The cost of ice and fuel might rise, but the profit on shrimp doesn’t. Plus, our guys are competing with foreign markets.” … [Read more...] about We are eating shrimp in record number. But for how much longer?
'We will have local lockdowns in future where there are flare-ups and we have a system we are putting in place with a combination of Public Health England and the new Joint Biosecurity Centre, along with the local directors of public health who play an absolutely crucial role in the decision-making in the system, to make sure if there is a local flare-up there is a local lockdown.' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson faces a grilling from senior MPs today – but questions on Dominic Cummings will be squeezed into a 20-minute slot with other Covid topics as 40 Tories call for No10 aide’s head over lockdown scandal