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Monday 08 November 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2010 September

30th September 2010

Canada: Prostitution Law Reform in Ontario?

Posted by: Craig Young

Canada’s Conservative Harper administration will appeal against a ground-breaking provincial court ruling that decriminalises pimping, soliciting and brothels.
Conservative Parliamentarians vowed to defend the laws found unconstitutional, saying prostitution “harms” women in the sex industry. One wonders if they’ve ever read accounts from sex workers themselves, who have always maintained that it is criminalisation that creates stigmatisation, social […]

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Tags: Politics

30th September 2010

Moscow: Yuri Luzkhov’s Sacking

Posted by: Craig Young

Given the current machinations about who’s going to be the powerbrokers in Auckland local body politics, it’s interesting to look at the current developments in Moscow, where President Dimitri Medvedev has just sacked the long-serving conservative mayor of that city, Yuri Luzkhov, after eighteen years of authoritarian rule.
Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, former President and now United […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

28th September 2010

“Bishop” Eddie Long: Brian’s Shepherd Goes Astray…???

Posted by: Craig Young

I’ve been monitoring the Bishop Eddie Long story for about five years, since I first realised that there were some profound parallels between Long and his New Zealand counterpart, “Bishop” Brian Tamaki and his Destiny Church flock. Some early observers of Destiny Church suggested that it was in the Maori religious mainstream, but I question […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

27th September 2010

Auckland: Family First and “Value Your Vote”

Posted by: Craig Young

As they did at our last general election, fundamentalist pressure group “Family First” has done a survey of mayoral opinion on a range of issues. They submitted questions to Banks, Andrew Williams, Len Brown, Colin Craig and Simon Prast about affordable housing, liquor outlets, ’suggestive’ billboards, brothels and soliciting, loan sharks, Rates GST rises, gambling […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

23rd September 2010

Florida: Lesbian/Gay Adoption Ban Overturned!

Posted by: Craig Young

Thanks to the mischief-making of fallen US Christian Right seventies icon Anita Bryant, Florida banned eligible lesbian and gay adoptive parents from assuming parental responsibilities to children in need. However, Miami’s Third District Court of Appeal has overturned the ban, and what’s more ex-Republican and State Governor Charlie Crist agrees with them, arguing that the Florida State […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

22nd September 2010

“Biographical and Incidental” Homosexuality and Criminality

Posted by: Craig Young

In a recent Gaynz.Com article on ‘gay evil,’ I advanced the hypothesis of ‘biographical and incidental’ homosexuality. What does that mean in practical terms, such as a recent murder case with a plaintiff who had had sex with men before entering a straight relationship and who was found guilty of murdering his stepson?
There are many […]

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Tags: Politics

20th September 2010

Australia: Return of the Euthanasia Debate?

Posted by: Craig Young

It seems that there’s a slight social liberal thaw afoot across the Tasman. Unlike Kevin Rudd, who was a hardline social conservative, Julia Gillard has said she’ll allow her ALP parliamentary colleagues a free conscience vote as the Australian Greens try to repeal Australia’s federal ban against Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory legislative sovereignty […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

16th September 2010

Post-Winstonian?

Posted by: Craig Young

Given that he has a totally negative voting record on all LGBT issues of significance, why do some gay men persist in voting for Winston Peters and New Zealand First?
Given a single, possibly rogue opinion poll to the contrary, several straight media pundits want to resurrect Winston Peters’ political career. It’s not going to happen. […]

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Tags: General

16th September 2010

New Zealand: Unfashionable Fascism…?

Posted by: Craig Young

Ordinarily, I write about organised social movements and political parties in this column. However, New Zealand’s neofascist individuals don’t fall into that category anymore. Thankfully.
Outside Australia and the United States, organised anti-immigrant racism, anti-indigenous racism and organised racist (and homophobic) violence appears to be trending downward. The British National Party suffered badly during the recent […]

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Tags: General

8th September 2010

Australia: Bob Katter’s Deathly Embrace and the Australian Liberals

Posted by: Craig Young

After a fortnight, Australia’s hung federal House of Representatives has finally resulted in a satisfactory conclusion of negotiations between ALP Prime Minister Julia Gillard and two Independent NSW MHRs, Tony Windsor and Bob Oakeshott.
There seems to be pessimism about the long-term survival prospects of the Gillard administration in the current electoral context. It’s difficult to […]

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Tags: Politics