George Monbiot: To us, it’s an obscure shift of tax law. To the City, it’s the heist of the century

Our political system protects and enriches a fantastically wealthy elite, much of whose money is, as a result of their interesting tax and transfer arrangements, in effect stolen from poorer countries, and poorer citizens of their own countries. Ours is a semi-criminal money-laundering economy, legitimised by the pomp of the lord mayor’s show and multiple layers of defence in government. Politically irrelevant, economically invisible, the rest of us inhabit the margins of the system. Governments ensure that we are thrown enough scraps to keep us quiet, while the ultra-rich get on with the serious business of looting the global economy and crushing attempts to hold them to account.

- from The Guardian

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Stamps by Alex Stitt, an amazing Australian designer, someone I hadn’t heard about but whose work is hard coded into my

Stamps by Alex Stitt, an amazing Australian designer, someone I hadn’t heard about but whose work is hard coded into my </p width=

Theatre Stills, a series of extravagantly awkward collages by the excellent Stuart Ringholt @neon_parc ️

Theatre Stills, a series of extravagantly awkward collages by the excellent Stuart Ringholt @neon_parc ️</p width=

Hey pals: do you also feel disheartened & disempowered by the way our governments/political parties treat asylum seekers? I've found *one neat trick* that helps me feel slightly less terrible: become a regular monthly giver to Newtown's truly excellent #AsylumSeekersCentre. If you have a spare $25 a month, you can help get food, healthcare, job support, tech & more to new arrivals. Pls, check out the link in my bio

Hey pals: do you also feel  disheartened & disempowered by the way our governments/political parties treat asylum seekers? I've found *one neat trick* that helps me feel slightly less terrible: become a regular monthly giver to Newtown's truly excellent #AsylumSeekersCentre. If you have a spare $25 a month, you can help get food, healthcare, job support, tech & more to new arrivals. Pls, check out the link in my bio </p width=

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The talented @leo.greenfield just shared this with me - his sketch of me from the drawing salon at the most excellent @shermanscci shindig on Sunday ️️

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The luscious poetic revolutionary incantations of Nadia Hernandez aka @nando_nandez aka high priestess of Sydney's #LatinxIlluminati  #losoñamoslologramos

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‪Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists, designers: want to create artwork to celebrate #Gadigal Country? $15k artist fee & see your work across @cityofsydney in banners & signs - just let them know you’re keen by Sunday 8 April! Just Google “Acknowledging Gadigal Country” or follow the link in my bio: you don’t need to have the finished work/concept by this weekend, just some examples of your work...

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Today’s #workhighlight (& also v v toughest part) was hanging out with year 7 & 10 at Liverpool Girls High to talk about the future, with the legends at @sydneystoryfactory. I am

Today’s #workhighlight (& also v v toughest part) was hanging out with year 7 & 10 at Liverpool Girls High to talk about the future, with the legends at @sydneystoryfactory. I am </p width=

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#ExperimentalJetset with the automatic future | poetic sloganeering | subversive cartography | mass-media magik ️️️️️️️️️

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I make ~no apologies~ for planting this earworm: the #LateNightReview is just too important. If you care about where #bars, #cafes, #theatres, #shops & #restaurants can stay open late in #Sydney, you’ve got to have your voice heard. Until next Friday, we have *one shot* to reshape the #MapOfFun for late night in our city, for today & the next 5-10 years. It’ll take you 5min, future generations of Sydney party people will thank you. Link in my bio, pls share! #Sydney #entertainment #latenight

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Thxxxx for the great times/new plant pals #Kuteoomba specifically @crassscully & @sowonja ☘️

Pals! Do you have any old laptops, tablets, phones or other tech gathering dust at your place? The wonderful people at the #AsylumSeekersCentre in Newtown can send your gadgets to a new life, helping new arrivals. HMU if you want to know more – it was *suuuuuuch* a good feeling to drop my old lappies (& even a Blackberry RIP) to them y'day…

Pals! Do you have any old laptops, tablets, phones or other tech gathering dust at your place? The wonderful people at the #AsylumSeekersCentre in Newtown can send your gadgets to a new life, helping new arrivals. HMU if you want to know more - it was *suuuuuuch* a good feeling to drop my old lappies (& even a Blackberry RIP) to them y'day...

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Woooooow what a lovely gift @batessmart ! Thank you for the excellent #publicrealm convo last week and now for this book off the #urbanerd wishlist!

Woooooow what a lovely gift @batessmart ! Thank you for the excellent #publicrealm convo last week and now for this book off the #urbanerd wishlist! </p width=

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Today’s finest tin/most interesting meeting, thx to meeting @juliecollins1858 Director of @biennaleofaustralianart From Sept 21 they’ll be presenting the work of 150 living Australian artists (including some of my favourites like @louise_paramor @kenandjuliayonetani @clairehealyandseancordeiro) in unexpected venues around Ballarat. Check it out!

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Adelaide art highlights: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, 500 Books. Part of Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change @ace_open

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Happy #IWD2018 fam! I got to start my day with this amazing crew (& exxxtra legends inclu @flex.mami @jessmillersydney & more) shooting for the #Agender exhibition which opens tomorrow night! I feel so lucky to be surrounded/inspired by boss women every day of the year: thx for inviting me @cybism & shooting me today @juliettaylor - can’t wait to see the shots! </p width=

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Somewhere in amongst my #bestweekendever I got the chance to interview the insightful, hilarious Kate Bolick @k8bolick at the brilliant #AllAboutWomen festival. If you haven’t read her book, Spinster, do: it’s about valuing your experience as an individual, shutting up the haters in your head & centering yourself in the story of your life, which is pretty useful for everyone, I reckon #earnestpost

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Happy #MardiGras Sydney! Feeling elated to have been able to have walked in this 40th celebration of pride, social change & community, & so honoured to be able to do it with @clovermoore @alexgreenwich @jessmillersydney @hillthalisaup @urbansociologist & so so many more legends. So much love to all the queer fam everywhere ️</p width=

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Frenfam fancy reunions 4 evaaaaaa featuring @crassscully @sowonja @cmog808 @callmekbro

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#TeamClover doing the heavy lifting, as usual. Playing with the @turpincrawford artwork at East Sydney Community Centre #goddamnilovethesepeople #publicart

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So happy I got to see the last little bit of the @we_are_pipe exhibition at the beautiful @thedeastore </p width=

Don't get mad, get elected: I couldn't agree more, @marieclaireau ! Thank you for helping push for more #politicalwomen & featuring me & my political BFF @jessmillersydney in yr new issue

Don't get mad, get elected: I couldn't agree more, @marieclaireau ! Thank you for helping push for more #politicalwomen & featuring me & my political BFF @jessmillersydney in yr new issue </p width=