Members of the local branch of the CPA have been hard at work in Inala delivering copies of the Brisbane Communist Party of Australia branch’s latest - hot off the presses - edition of the Bulletin.
The Bulletin is the CPA Brisbane branch's printed newsletter which is published monthly.
It was a bleary eyed but enthusiastic team which converged in the shopping centre car park in Inala for a 5.30am start. They slugged down a quick cup of coffee before each collecting a wad Bulletin copies, splitting up into pairs, and determinedly hitting the streets. The group fanned out across the entire suburb and devoted several sweaty hours walking from house to house delivering Brisbane CPA’s news throughout the area.
“Inala residents live on large blocks of land so it was tiring in the heat, but they are also a friendly, welcoming bunch and this energized us all,” a branch member noted.
The mail drop also turned out to be a great relationship building exercise, spurring the members to be right behind future planned community events, including more Bulletin mail drops, for 2012.
AS the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003 - 2012) ends, the number of people in the world who are still illiterate is alarming: 64.7 million children have received no formal schooling and 793 million adults remain illiterate.
Cuba undertook a year-long national literacy campaign in 1961 and proclaimed it a territory free of illiteracy.
But the country's efforts did not stop there. The Yo si puedo (Yes, I Can) program came into being in 2000 following the basic principles of the original Cuban Literacy Campaign. The Yo si puedo project has been implemented in more than 30 countries.
Full Article is also on our Opinion
page and in the Australian. Mike Sandiford wrote this article for the Australian. He is professor of geology at the University of Melbourne:GINA Rinehart notoriously claims she has never met a geologist who believes "adding more CO2 to the atmosphere will have any significant effect on climate".
To listen to prominent "contrarian" geologists such as Ian Plimer, you might imagine she never could.
Anyone have any thoughts about this?