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50 years after ‘Napalm Girl,’ myths distort the reality behind a horrific photo of the Vietnam War and exaggerate its impact

Terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, near Trang Bang, Vietnam, after a South Vietnamese plane on June 8, 1972, accidentally dropped its flaming...

What does the vice president do?

     It’s a top government job, but what does being It’s a top government job, but what does being vice president mean? AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin On Jan....

Why the alt-right believes another American Revolution is coming

 Picture: Justin Lane/EPA The alt-right, QAnon, paramilitary and Donald Trump-supporting mob that stormed the US Capitol on January 6 claimed they were only doing what the so-called...

A second impeachment is just the start of Trump’s legal woes

 U.S. President Donald Trump walks out after speaking in the Brady Briefing Room in the White House in November 2020, three weeks after he...

Impeaching Trump a second time is a complex and politically risky act. Here’s how it could work

 Picture: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx/AP   President Donald Trump is extremely unlikely to capitulate to pressure to resign in the final days of his presidency. And his Cabinet is equally...

Social media giants have finally confronted Trump’s lies. But why wait until there was a riot in the Capitol?

 Picture: Wil Oliver/EPA Amid the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has locked his account, with 88.7...

‘Delighting in causing complete chaos’: what’s behind Trump supporters’ brazen storming of the Capitol

 Picture: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA After weeks of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims about voter fraud and other improprieties costing him the presidential election, Washington erupted...

Are the US and Iran headed for a military showdown before Trump leaves office?

 Picture: MURTAJA LATEEF/EPA Tensions are running high in the Middle East in the waning days of the Trump administration. Over the weekend, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad...

Is Trump’s truculence an attempted coup or the last-ditch efforts of a man whose star is fading?

Picture: Susan Walsh/AP/AAP US President Donald Trump’s time in the White House is coming to an end. But, as has become obvious over the...

‘America First’ is no more, but can president-elect Biden fix the US reputation abroad?

Jacquelyn Martin/AP Throughout the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Joe Biden spent significant time reassuring American allies around the world that Trump’s America is...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.