Australian Politics: 29 September 2013 – The Slow Death of the Greens?


The federal election is over and the Coalition is now in government. Already there is a growing dissatisfaction with the new Abbott-led government over a wide-ranging series of issues including nepotism, asylum seeker policy, the environment, a lack of governance, etc. There is also continuing debate within the various opposition parties concerning their future direction, policies, etc. Yet for the Greens, the future is questionable, with some believing the party to be in serious decline – even among those within the party.

The link below is to an article reporting on the turmoil within the Greens party.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/milnes-greens-marching-to-slow-death-20130928-2ulgp.html

Malaysia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the growing anti-Christian sentiment in Malaysia.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2013/08/06/anti-christian-sentiment-rises-in-malaysia-as-debate-over-allah-heats-up/

The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic)


Originally posted on VentureBeat:

MyCorporation and Visual.ly have created an infographic detailing the seven fastest growing industries in 2013. The report is based on data collected by market research firm Ibis World, which said “these industries are expected to continue their meteoric rise and far outpace the rest of the economy.” Five of these seven sectors relate to emerging forms of technology — green tech, online education, social games, mobile apps, and 3D printing — underscoring the idea that innovation leads to job creation.

Furthermore, many of the businesses in these areas are contributing in other ways as well. Development and adoption of green tech is instrumental in curbing the growing dangers of climate change and online education can cut down on the massive amount of student debt in this country, while also giving people the skills they need to find gainful employment. 3D printing has led to a revolution in manufacturing and…

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Australia and Freedom of Information (or Lack Thereof)


The link below is to an article that reports on Australia’s growing hesitation in providing freedom of information.

For more visit:
http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/why-so-secretive/653/

Bangladesh: Islamist Movement Growing


The link below is to an article reporting on the growing menace of Islamist movements in Bangladesh.

For more visit:
http://khabarsouthasia.com/en_GB/articles/apwi/articles/features/2013/04/03/feature-02

Egypt: Repression Returning


The link below is to an article looking at the growing repression in Egypt – so much for the Arab Spring?

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/egypt-crackdown-opposition-figures

Persecution of Christians Growing


The link below is to an article that reports on the growth in the persecution of Christians worldwide.

For more visit:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/19145247-452/persecution-of-christians-grows.html

USA: ‘No Religion’ Growth According to Survey


The number of people in the USA with no religion is growing rapidly according to a recent survey.

For more visit:
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/survey-one-in-five-americans-is-religiously-unaffiliated/