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April 23, 2014

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Several World Nations Begin Multistakeholder Meeting on Future of Internet -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tony Abbott: Australia’s New (Yet Justifiably Loathed) Prime Minister

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister today and has immediately ordered the scrapping of the nation’s carbon tax and the halting of asylum-seeker boats. Two options that would appear easier said than done.

What’s interesting is the fact that in Australia; Labor was so hated after almost years of political turmoil that many are singing the praises of Tony Abbott’s win whilst there are huge issues with his swearing-in and overall rise as Prime Minister.

Often described as a sexist bully, Australia’s new Prime Minister has never been particularly popular amongst the people, despite his popularity against former PM Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard consecutively.

Concerning is the evidence that Abbot’s win was one thanks to an unpopular government and constant promotion (and you might even suggest propaganda) from the ever-biased media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Labor contends that Abbot’s success is due in part to completely uncritical coverage provided by News Corp., which controls over 70 percent of Australia’s newspapers and media.

Abbot’s supporters may have forgotten, but his critics certainly have not.

A student newspaper editor took a 20-year-old Abbott to court, accusing him of groping her during a student debate in 1977. In 2012 a peer from his university alleged that he had punched a wall next to her head in an attempt to intimidate her.

Human rights activists are against his vocal policies to “stop the boats” and prevent asylum seekers and illegal refugees from gaining access to Australia for support. One of these policies ensures that all asylum seekers will not be entitled to family reunion, petitions against the decision to decline them entry, legal rights or any ability to gain permanent settlement in Australia.

Somewhat of a dictator-type, WikiLeaks has previously released details where the US ambassador to George Bush called him a “polarising right-winger” with a “propensity for insensitivity and controversy.”

Entirely against abortion and most likely due to his conservative religious beliefs (bearing in mind Australia is quite a secular nation) Abbot was health minister in 2006 and prevented the abortion pill mifepristone (RU-486) from being legally obtainable and usable.

A friend to allowing the richer to get richer and the poorer to lose out; Abbot’s $5.5 billion dollar plans that would give paid maternity leave to even the most upper class of Australians; it’s safe to say that despite the non-stop outrage and discontent caused and felt, Tony Abbot will be running Australia under a conservative government.

This is Australia – a supposedly open and ‘no worries’ country that has mostly right-wing governments. It’s only a matter of time.

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.