Gajan

91 Flips | 11 Magazines | 6 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @wingajanleviosa | 19. Enthusiastic about literature, writing, film and tv, sports, social equity, and changing the world.

Why do we work so hard?

Ryan Avent reckons that our jobs have become prisons from which we don’t want to escape<p>W<b>hen I was</b> young, there was nothing so bad as being asked to …

Roseanne Beckett: Woman who served a decade in jail wins more than $2m damages

A New South Wales woman who was wrongfully jailed for attempting to kill her husband has described public prosecutors as "monsters", after winning …

Isis closes in on Damascus after seizing Yarmouk refugee camp

The terrorist group’s capture of the beleaguered site means it now controls territory only six miles from the centre of the Syrian capital<p>For more than 50 years, Yarmouk refugee camp was used as a showpiece of Syrian support for the Palestinian cause.<p>Now, after three years of war and siege, …

Middle East

Mother courage

One hot afternoon in February 2014, in the pleasant Victorian township of Tyabb, south-east of Melbourne, an 11-year-old boy called Luke Batty was …

Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.<p>Last year, a white male Princeton undergraduate was asked by a classmate to “check his privilege.” Offended by this …

The Guardian

"Some lives matter more than others: the “hierarchy of death”, they call it. The millions killed, maimed and traumatised in the Democratic Republic …

All Feminists Are Created Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

When I think of strong women I have had the privilege of meeting in my life – I think of people like Rosalie Kunoth Monks, Larissa Behrendt, Nicole …

This story has moved to a new home

Much obliged

Australian politicians love the idea of mutual obligation. But the disparities underlying it are becoming more and more extreme. Welfare recipients …

Why are there still so many hungry people in the world?

The world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people. Poverty and hunger prevail because of economics, not scarcity<p>The greatest challenge for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is to eradicate poverty and hunger while maintaining sustainable food security for all in a crowded and …

Agriculture

How eight goals helped change the world

In 2000 a unique meeting of world leaders at the UN launched the Millennium Development Goals, an ambitious blueprint to help very poor children like …

Missing-mobile

Spotlight<p>Few women who survive a sexual attack make a formal complaint. For the author of Eggshell Skull, it’s about justice<p>Thanks to the new Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry may well turn out to be good for Britain<p>Video and pictures<p>By combining exposures taken in one London spot over the course of …

Alice In Wonderland

Sony emails reveal Jennifer Lawrence paid less than male co-stars

Leak shows that American Hustle’s female star was on 7% deal, while male co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper were on 9% each<p>She’s an Oscar-winner, a Hollywood A-lister and one of the most bankable actors in the world – but all that wasn’t enough to get Jennifer Lawrence financial parity with …

The case against human rights

In July 2013, Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer living in a Rio de Janeiro favela, was arrested by police in an operation to round up drug traffickers. He was never seen again. De Souza’s disappearance was taken up by protesters in street demonstrations, which were met with a ruthless police …

Free

CAMBRIDGE – I was recently invited by two Harvard colleagues to make a guest appearance in their course on globalization. “I have to tell you,” one …

Charity is not a substitute for justice

On November 15, thousands of people in San Francisco worked together to make an ailing child's wish come true. Miles Scott, a five-year-old boy recovering from leukaemia, dreamed of becoming "Batkid". At the behest of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a charity which grants the wishes of children with …

OctaHate

One Day

Foreign aid

How they compare<p>Since 2007, significant reform of Australian aid has been driven by a bipartisan political commitment to achieve an aid target of 0.5 …

Dillon Francis - Masta Blasta 2.0

Odezsa - Say My Name (Slow Magic Remix)

JavaScript is disabled<p>You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud<p>Official remix of Say My Name by @Odesza featuring my dad on guitar. ♡ ♡ ♡ (not …