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Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: violence, masculinity and class struggle edition

How can we stop the problem of street violence? Lock up all them men … what it means to be Australian … and why the hell do Liberal premiers seem to hate the environment so much?

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How Japan is uniting the world (against it)

Crikey readers talk media beat-ups and the trouble brewing between our Pacific neighbours.

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Get Fact: is marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol?

US President Barack Obama has said marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. Crikey intern David Ross takes a look at the figures in Australia to see if that’s true.

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Where the Tele and SMH agree: violence and media beat-ups

The Sydney Morning Herald andThe Daily Telegraph agree that Sydney needs stronger measures to combat alcohol-fuelled violence. But is their campaign worth the paper it’s printed on?

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Get Fact: will more expensive booze cut binge drinking?

Increasing the price of booze, especially cask wine, will cut binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled violence, right? Wrong, writes freelance journalist Callum Denness — unless nanna’s been hanging out at Kings Cross.

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King hit or coward’s punch: the language of violence and why it matters

Assault victim Daniel Christie’s family has argued the term “king hit” should be changed to “coward’s punch”. Crikey intern Broede Carmody looks at the arguments for and against the change.

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Alcohol in the Alice: the drink destroying a city

In Alice Springs, locals drink double the national average of alcohol per year. Therefore it’s no surprise that 70-90% of the assaults in the town are alcohol-related. How do we stop the grog? asks Russell Goldflam.

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Stopping the Violence … and the traffic in Alice Springs

Last Friday morning I witnessed the most powerful and affecting public event I’ve yet seen in my short stay in Alice Springs. Hundreds of men and boys chanting “Stop the violence!” as they marched shoulder-to-shoulder down the main street of town.

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News Limited, the police and Operation Unite

Almost every major News Limited masthead has all given over their front pages today to what is essentially an unpaid advertisement for the police forces.

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A neighbourly disinterest

Two of Australia’s near neighbours are close to a state of war and what can you read about on the home web pages this morning of Australia’s newspapers? Not a word at all about the frightening deterioration in relations between Thailand and Cambodia.

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