Nimbin Goodtimes

Nimbin Goodtimes Newspaper

Nimbin Good Times is a free monthly newspaper for the vibrant Nimbin community and the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia. With over 100 contributors, the content highlights the issues and interests of a creative, alternative culture.

THE NIMBIN GOODTIMES STORY
The founding editor was Bob Hopkins, a prolific writer with a belief that an informed community meant a stronger community, that an open public discussion of issues meant a more thinking and considered group of people that will inevitably cause the community to get beyond the cliches and slogans that permeate and dominate the ‘alternative’ way.

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Bob Hopkins was succeeded in 1999 by Peter Atkinson, and in 2004 by Bob Dooley, assisted by Sue Stock, drawing together a collection of regular contributors and layout, proofing, support and distribution people. Under this team, the paper has grown from 8 pages with 1400 copies, to a 36-page, 16,000 copy full-colour monster, with distribution throughout the Rainbow Region, from Tweed to Woodenbong, including Lismore, Byron, Kyogle, Casino and Murwillumbah.

The paper grows and evolves. The involvement of new people brings fresh approaches, interesting ideas and new ways of doing things, and the topic of future directions is always open for discussion. As long as we keep the Good Times rolling…

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The Australien Government has made a tourism ad about East Timor, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative! 🇦🇺🇹🇱

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Australia betrayed Timor (to Whitlams eternal shame) then raped it financially.. But then, Australia tortures refugees ??

Andrea Mandal 😡

Yes, already posted this to my page thanx Sue Bonner.

Something worth considering though: As Indonesia are our neighbours, it would have been impossible for Whitlam to have sent in troups without the support and backing of the UN...which they were not willing to offer. 25yrs later, coincidentally 🤔, as first world guzzling of oil and gas begins to deplete our sources....the UN remembers East Timor and the illegal invasion, mass genocide, plundering and pillaging this tiny nation was experiencing. Call it coincidence that the UN suddenly recognized their plight. Call it coincidence, once more, that the UN's continued refusal to recognize or assist West Papua has nought to do with the wealthy in their country having already sold of all their resources to the west for what equates to peanuts. No, I've seen enough to have little respect for the UN and all the money making machines who sail in close proximity.

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😮Stern is a large circulation, weekly German news/photo magazine that has been published since 1948. Every person in Germany sees it when they pass the news kiosks that are still common in all German cities. The title is, of course, a play on words about Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' (my struggle) and reads - 'His Struggle' - Neo-nazis, KKK, racism - how Donald Trump stokes hatred in America.

Germans recognize these things.
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The Great Dick-tator.

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- “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” - Vladimir Ilich Lenin - - “Whenever the people need a hero we shall supply him.” –Albert Pike 33 Degree Mason Cynthia McKinney former rep on Zionist occupied US government which control Democrats and Republicans americanfreepress.net/former-georgia-rep-says-d-c-occupied-by-zionists/

The lie of democracy and Jewish control/deception: "Trump was chosen by FREEMASONS ILLUMINATI & JEWS ZIONISTS Has their third option to deceive people www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ccwWh39P2E tradcatknight.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/trump-bombing-syria-for-israel-wants.html Trump and business as usual Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Special Terror Relationship (Trump bows to IsraHELL) www.youtube.com/watch?v=THY4LF7P8os

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And weirdo former liberal PM’s

I cry with laughter at knowing this is so true

Greed.

And right-wing shock jocks paid by said billionaires.

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From now on, the correct numbers to use are.

"One woman a week and one man every 3 weeks is killed by a former, or current partner"

This is correct over a ten year period, and from the AIC.

Domestic violence is NOT a gendered issue.
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Very informative video here worth the time watching youtu.be/RtOsEkY_UHc

It's more complicated than this when you delve a bit deeper . It is misleading to assume that the 25% of men killed by intimate partners , were killed by female partners . 3×as many women are killed by intimate partners , according to above stats , and perpetrators ( includes intimate partners , other family members or persons known to victim ) are predominantly , worryingly ... of the male gender . Also, what percentage of the remaining 25% killed by persons unknown to victim , are other men , or women ? ( Nearly always male perpetrators ) Cos the entire 75% who killed women were men known to victim . ( the remaining 25% were mostly male perpetrators unknown to victim.).. rare for women to kill women or men , and usually when women kill men , it's in self-defense in order to stop d.v. ( See DTJ Counting Dead Women for comprehensive study of at least the last 3yrs stats on this , and links to at least the last 10yrs stats if your keen to learn about the true nature of gendered violence) And this is not even counting the kids . So , if we know that it's men doing nearly all of the killing of other men and women , ( which the official , academic stats support) , how is it not a gendered issue ?,

Here are links to comprehensive Australian statistics and analysis, commentary for anyone who wants to learn . "Domestic violence is, of course, a gendered issue. The vast majority of the victims are women and the vast majority of perpetrators are men. "Domestic Violence Awareness Australia' is an MRA site i.e. its rationale is anti-feminist - its 'statistics' are not to be trusted and should never be referred to by responsible journalists or anybody else for that matter." Full, verified records of victim and perpetrator statistics for homicide (including DV/FV) can be found on the websites of Australian Bureau of Statistics (www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/0/AEADF169423F25E3CA25794F00122369?Opendocument - though their most recent fully argued stats are from 2013) and Australian Institute of Criminology (aic.gov.au/research ) Reporting and further information can be found on the ANROWS (www.anrows.org.au/ ) and Our Watch (www.ourwatch.org.au/ )

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It is good to keep plugging away at convincing cliamte science deniers. It is also important that our responses are well informed and as such disappointing that the Greens continue to push the idea that rail services in our area are going to reduce carbon output or provide good public transport. Here is a rather long note I sent to Sue Higginson, candidate for Lismore detailing why rail will not work : I congratulate you on your selection for the Greens for the seat of Lismore – a read of your Facebook site shows you are a passionate supporter of important changes for our area. Your colleague Tamara in Ballina has shown the Greens can put forward good representatives who represent the majority their electorate. I am however most concerned at the suggestion that rail services which I understand you support be returned to the Northern Rivers, services which because of the high cost would necessarily at the neglect of improved bus and coach services: • The Northern Rivers line does not service the areas with a high proportion of transport dependent households, which are concentrated on the in the coastal parts of the Tweed and Ballina coasts. The Lismore and Byron LGAs have younger populations with higher rates of car ownership and use. • The corridor also does not serve the heaviest commuter routes like Lismore Ballina and Murwillumbah Tweed, not does it go near any of the hospitals, campuses or age care facilities. • Public transport use along the corridor reflects this, with much better patronage on the routes in and out of Ballina and Tweed Heads and very low rates along the corridor. • Studies on public transport show commuter rail is only viable with populations far in excess of those in our region. Except when it is moving hundreds of thousands of people at peak hour in large cities rail uses as much or more non-renewable power as a bus or even a car with one passenger. • Unlike the new generation of electric buses put into use by the Labor Green coalition in the ACT that can run for hundreds of kilometres on one charge, any rail service here could only travel short distances on renewable power. Any train service here would mean a return to diesel units with a high level of pollution and carbon impact per passenger • Using connecting buses to link rail with the populations of public transport users and the destinations they need to go to, leads to much longer journeys and far higher costs. • US and UK data using large passenger km data show rail is no safer for passengers than properly run bus services. Rail would also mean a return of the horrific level crossing smashes in our region. There have been studies into transport services in our region and these inform the regional transport strategy and the Tweed Shire, and neither strategy supports rail. • The 1994 Kearney – Sinclair Knight study referred to the poor targeting of the rail services and concluded “...the present population density in the area is too low to provide adequate benefit to cost ratios on investments in rail. • The expert submissions to the Legislative Council review of the closure of the line noted a suggested commuter service – the PwC proposal - was too expensive and optimistic on its passenger numbers, and that it could not be concluded that passenger rail would reduce carbon emissions. • The Arup corridor study found a commuter rail service would only reduce 1.83% of car traffic – less than better timetabled and routed buses and a return of heavy rail service to Lismore or Byron Bay would reduce traffic by even less. • The Sustain Northern Rivers Transport Survey 2013 which found the main barriers to public transport were timetabling particularly frequency of service (39.5%). Only 9% of respondents thought not having a train would help increase public transport use • Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) submission to the Government’s 2015 inquiry last year into access to transport for seniors and disadvantaged people in regional NSW, which did not once mention the train or the rail, but offered practical and affordable suggestions on how to make the buses more accessible. There is an ongoing need to review transport strategies, but that must be done in the light of cost and benefit, and of changing demographics, technologies and in our area improved roads. Any such analysis will show a network of more frequent regular, disabled friendly, renewable powered electric buses targeted at the busiest commuter routes and the public transport dependent populations, will much better serve our transport needs and our transition to renewable transport. By making their charging facilities available to the public we can also provide strong support to the transition to renewable powered cars. The completion of the motorway to Sydney also opens opportunities for improved long distance transport with faster express coach links form centres like Ballina and he Bay to higher speed trains from Sydney to Coffs or Grafton, and to QLD gauge rail services at Tweed Heads. We do not need to be wedded to rail to provide better and more sustainable transport in our area.

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I dream of being able to swear like this 😄👌

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Yeah that was so good. Best article I've read in ages XD

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