US police killings: What role does prejudice play? – Al Jazeera English

Eleven police officers were shot in Dallas by at least two snipers, and five of them were confirmed dead.

Source: US police killings: What role does prejudice play? – Al Jazeera English

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The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian 793

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People killed by police in the US

793  Identified

 

 

The Guardian has been counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies since 2015. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, crowdsourced project

Source: The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian

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Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police | US news | The Guardian

According to an incident report, Tawon Boyd attempted to enter two police cars, ran to a neighbor’s house and shouted: ‘Help! Call the police’

Source: Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police | US news | The Guardian

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For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders | The Independent

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The Saudis step deeper into trouble almost by the week. Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary statement issued by around two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics who effectively referred to the Wahhabi belief – practiced in Saudi Arabia – as “a dangerous deformation” of Sunni Islam.

Source: For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders | The Independent

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Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who gave Syrian refugees lift and biscuits | The Independent

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Denmark’s High Court has upheld a people smuggling conviction for a couple who illegally “assisted” family of Syrian refugees by giving them a lift and a cup of coffee.

Source: Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who gave Syrian refugees lift and biscuits | The Independent

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Politics As Satire: What Have Donald Trump, John Howard, Tony Abbott And Malcolm Turnbull Got In Common? – New Matilda

That question sounds like the start of a bad joke. And if you look too closely, you’ll realise your society might just be the punchline. Sean Hosking picks at the bones of neo-liberalism and fear-based politics. If you thought the Donald Trump presidential campaign couldn’t get any more bizarre, the documentary maker Michael Moore recentlyMore

Source: Politics As Satire: What Have Donald Trump, John Howard, Tony Abbott And Malcolm Turnbull Got In Common? – New Matilda

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The advocate: On Stan Grant’s radical hope | The Monthly

Stan Grant strides towards me. It is easy to see why the television camera so loves his face. We meet at the plush Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne, where tea is poured from an elegant pot. Halfway through our conversation, the NSW honorary consul for Mongolia comes up for a chat. He seems in awe of Grant and tells him that his children are great fans: they’ve watched his speeches on YouTube. He thanks Grant for appearing on TV with him once. “Give my regards to President Elbegdorj,” Grant tells him.

Source: The advocate: On Stan Grant’s radical hope | The Monthly

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Credit card interest rates are too high but we only have ourselves to blame

In 10 years the average low-rate card charge has gone from 10.8 per cent to 12.7 per cent.

If the Reserve Bank’s official cash rate is 1.5 per cent and you can borrow for a home at 4.4 per cent, why are credit rates as high as 21 per cent?

Source: Credit card interest rates are too high but we only have ourselves to blame

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ABC And Getup Should Apologise For Their Loyalty To Israel, Not For Criticising It – New Matilda

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There’s free speech, and then there’s speech free of a moral base. Michael Brull explains the difference. We constantly hear about how freedom of speech is under attack in Australia. Mostly, these calls ramp up when someone says something offensive about Muslims or Aboriginal people. If people request an apology, that is treated as someMore

Source: ABC And Getup Should Apologise For Their Loyalty To Israel, Not For Criticising It – New Matilda

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‘There is no solidarity’: Tariq Ali on why migrants turn on each other – Crikey

Migrants climb the socioeconomic ladder in their new home, but they are quick to kick the ladder away so no one can follow after, says Tariq Ali.

Source: ‘There is no solidarity’: Tariq Ali on why migrants turn on each other – Crikey

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Brangelina Divorce: “Brad Only Ever Brought Two Letters To This Relationship”, Angelina Says

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Angelina Jolie has told journalists that her partnership with Brad Pitt was one-sided, unbalanced, and unfair, with Pitt only contributing two out of the 10 letters required to make the relationship marketable.

The celebrity couple – who existed entirely for the purpose of giving the media a fun, catchy name to use – announced their separation yesterday.

Today Jolie explained the reason for the split. “When reports said Brad is ‘one half of celebrity couple Brangalina’, it simply wasn’t true. He’s was only ever a fifth. I was bearing the weight of the responsibility and there’s only so long that can go on,” she said.

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Dear ‘sane’ members of the republican party,… yes… both of you…

Pouring My Art Out

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Hey, we feel your pain, believe me. We realize that your party has been hijacked by idiots, mouth breathers, mutant pig-boys, the mentally ill and the terminally-short-on-morals racist riffraff that started gravitating towards you when Sarah Palin made her entrance… and the Tea Party started acting like their party was your party.

I mean, it must have felt like waking up in a lifeboat full of zombie pirates.

And your ‘leadership’ sure hasn’t helped you much. They sold out to Trump not too long after calling him some pretty horrendous names… which were all true, by the way… because, hey, expediency and holding onto power ‘trumps’ actually caring about this country for people like them.

But now is the time to stand up and make a difference. You know, deep in your heart, despite all the years of FOX ‘news’ brainwashing, that Hillary isn’t going to ruin this country. And…

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CNN Law Enforcement Analyst: Outrage Over Terence Crutcher Shooting Is Part Of “The War On Police”

CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of playing the “race card for black votes” following her comments about the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK, describing the comments as part of “the war on police.”On September 20, Clinton commented on several recen

Source: CNN Law Enforcement Analyst: Outrage Over Terence Crutcher Shooting Is Part Of “The War On Police”

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What The Media Needs To Know About Donald Trump’s Debate Prep Team

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s inner circle is filled with conspiracy theorists and disreputable political operatives. According to reports, many of these same people have been taking the lead in preparing him for Monday’s first presidential debate at Hofstra University.(Note: Some of these bios were previously included in a rou

Source: What The Media Needs To Know About Donald Trump’s Debate Prep Team

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The lies Trump told this week: drugs are a ‘big factor’ in North Carolina protests | US news | The Guardian

From touting the successes of stop and frisk in New York to the state of African American communities across the US, here’s a fact check of Trump’s statements

Source: The lies Trump told this week: drugs are a ‘big factor’ in North Carolina protests | US news | The Guardian

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STUDY: Trump’s “Retreat” To Fox News, By The Numbers

As the first presidential debate approaches, Republican nominee Donald Trump has almost entirely avoided potentially critical and challenging interviews on the broadcast networks and the major cable news channels in favor of being lobbed softballs by his friends at Fox News.CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter noted this week that T

Source: STUDY: Trump’s “Retreat” To Fox News, By The Numbers

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WATCH: Three Minutes Of Race Baiting From CNN’s Paid “Law Enforcement Analyst” Harry Houck

On September 22, CNN’s law enforcement analyst Harry Houck attempted to defend the police shooting of Terence Crutcher, the unarmed black man who was killed in Tulsa, OK, after his car broke down on the road. Houck argued Crutcher was being uncooperative and might have been making a “furtive move” for a weapon in his car. Prior to that ap

Source: WATCH: Three Minutes Of Race Baiting From CNN’s Paid “Law Enforcement Analyst” Harry Houck

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Day to Day Politics: A Nutt case at the Press Club. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 25 September 2016 Thinking things were a little quiet politically, I thought I would take some time off to write a series about the ‘Demise of Australian Democracy’. But as they say, “a week is a long time in politics” and all manner of things crept up on me. I will return to that…

Source: Day to Day Politics: A Nutt case at the Press Club. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Bjørn Lomborg centre got $640,000 for report saying limiting warming rise to 2C not worth it | Australia news | The Guardian

Revealed under freedom of information, cost came before Copenhagen Consensus Centre’s controversial $4m Australian program dropped

Source: Bjørn Lomborg centre got $640,000 for report saying limiting warming rise to 2C not worth it | Australia news | The Guardian

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Let’s learn from the mistakes that created US poverty, not copy them | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

While I’ve been in the US this year, the issue of food insecurity has become a pressing issue. We can’t let Malcolm Turnbull lead us down that path

Source: Let’s learn from the mistakes that created US poverty, not copy them | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

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The ‘Fictitious Disease’ Called ADHD. The ADHD Scam and the Mass Drugging of School Children – ORGANIC AND HEALTHY

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Plebiscite hate speech fears blown out of proportion: Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson says she would be prepared to put aside her personal opposition to same-sex marriage and vote for it in the Senate – but only if the Australian people vote in favour of it at a plebiscite.

Source: Plebiscite hate speech fears blown out of proportion: Pauline Hanson

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What Australia Needs is a Justin Trudeau

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First Dog on the Moon’s reverse-racist history of Australian racial intolerance | Opinion | The Guardian

A recent poll found that 49% of Australians are opposed to Muslim immigration. Way back in 1943, Gallup found that 51% of Australians were opposed to any “coloured immigration”

Source: First Dog on the Moon’s reverse-racist history of Australian racial intolerance | Opinion | The Guardian

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I’m The Only Person Qualified To Take On ISIS, Reality TV Host Says

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Saying he knew all the best things to do, a former host of Celebrity Apprentice today claimed he was uniquely positioned to take on the world’s terrorists.

“I’ve done these things. I know what to do. I’ve sat in the boardroom with the TV cameras on. I know what it means when that big red light is flashing,” the man said.

“I can read from a script. I can ad-lib. I can do both. I can look straight down the barrel of a camera. I can look away from the camera. I know how to build tension before a commercial break. None of the other candidates can. And that’s important, because people ask me, ‘How are we going to stop ISIS and the Mexicans?’ That’s what people are saying. That’s what I’m hearing. And it’s a good question.

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No racism until Obama, says an Ohio Trump campaign chair – video | I think she rang Andrew Bolt and his view on Australian History

Donald Trump’s campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county claims there was ‘no racism’ until Barack Obama was elected

Source: No racism until Obama, says an Ohio Trump campaign chair – video | US news | The Guardian

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Why Black Lives Matter is a Dangerous Idea.. Video

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Donald Trump on terror is just McCarthyism for a new age | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

While the Republican’s responses are hysterical, they fit with an American tradition of exploiting existential fear

Source: Donald Trump on terror is just McCarthyism for a new age | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

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Sick of inequality? Get into philanthropy

Philanthropy is an innovation engine, providing funding which drives new approaches to solving complex and seemingly intractable social and environmental challenges.

Source: Sick of inequality? Get into philanthropy

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Australia’s air strike on troops ‘intentional’ | Herald Sun

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has accused Australia and the United States of intentionally targeting his forces in an air strike that killed 83 soldiers.

Source: Australia’s air strike on troops ‘intentional’ | Herald Sun

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The rise of the far right in Australia – Hack – triple j

In early April last year, 23-year-old Thomas Sewell headed along to a Reclaim Australia rally in Melbourne. It was one of 16 rallies attended by thousands of people across the country.

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Senator James Ashby: Why not?

Is Ashbygate assassin James Ashby on the way to become a One Nation senator? Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones sees just four obstacles in his way.

Source: Senator James Ashby: Why not?

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Pauline Hanson: Just a case of right place, right time

Pauline Hanson’s big idea is that Australia is under relentless attack from minorities that swamp us without assimilating.

Source: Pauline Hanson: Just a case of right place, right time

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Why our politicians suck – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan Our politicians have sold our country out from under the feet of the citizenry. We are no longer even the primary audience that our politicians are worried about. Policies are now crafted to be suitable to the Murdoch and Fairfax organisations and the big end of town. Exclusively. Common sense does not…

Source: Why our politicians suck – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part two – Newspapers. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday September 23 2016 Murdoch Media. Where the truth goes to die. What part have newspapers played in the demise of our democracy? There was a time in my life when to miss reading The Age daily would bring on symptoms of withdrawal. Newspapers have been part of my daily life for as long as…

Source: Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part two – Newspapers. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Indigenous recognition deserves serious debate. Andrew Bolt shouldn’t be part of it | Paul Daley | Television & radio | The Guardian

The ABC has missed an opportunity to explore the many complex arguments from within Indigenous Australia itself

Source: Indigenous recognition deserves serious debate. Andrew Bolt shouldn’t be part of it | Paul Daley | Television & radio | The Guardian

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How can Australian households get away with the biggest debts in the world?

It is an extraordinary fact that Australian households shoulder the biggest debts in the world, relative to our incomes. But can it last?

Source: How can Australian households get away with the biggest debts in the world?

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Waleed Aly Yet To Apologise For New York Terrorist Attacks

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Australia’s highest-ranking Muslim is mysteriously yet to apologise on behalf of his religion for the attacks that took place in New York this week.

Shockingly, Aly – who is a Muslim – has remained silent on the issue, a full three days after the attacks took place.

The high profile entertainer, who is a Muslim on Channel 10’s The Project, was asked today what he was doing to stop ISIS, but was unavailable for comment, probably because he was too busy planning some sort of attack of his own.

Channel 10 and Mr Ali, whose parents are from the Muslim country Egypt, are being investigated.

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Bernardi and Bolt have a fireside chat about the TV movie Recognition

Super sleuth Richard Koser reports on a fireside chat between Cory Bernardi and his bestie Andrew Bolt during a break in the filming of the ABC’s Recognition.

Source: Bernardi and Bolt have a fireside chat about the TV movie Recognition

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Israel linked to suspension of Palestine course at UC Berkeley | The Electronic Intifada

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ scandal-plagued tenure ends as it began: with attacks on Palestine scholarship, speech.

Source: Israel linked to suspension of Palestine course at UC Berkeley | The Electronic Intifada

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When Palestinians are charged for Israel’s crimes | The Electronic Intifada

After injuring him and killing his brother-in-law, Israel is now bringing trumped-up charges against Jerusalem resident Ali Nimir.

Source: When Palestinians are charged for Israel’s crimes | The Electronic Intifada

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Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren’t so cruel | Shadi Martini | Opinion | The Guardian

People who’ve fled war and terror were likened to poisoned candy in a Trump campaign ad. It’s a bizarre image, and carries a message unworthy of America

Source: Calling Syrian refugees like me Skittles would be funny if it weren’t so cruel | Shadi Martini | Opinion | The Guardian

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Wells Fargo the biggest Bank

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It started with an Andrew Bolt in the 1930s and it was just another Opinion. Who believed this opinion would result in collective punishment. It’s happening here and now

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Compare this to what Abbott, Dutton and Bolt are saying

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Gun nation: a journey to the heart of America’s gun culture – video | World news | The Guardian

A revealing and unsettling journey to the heart of America’s deadly love affair with the gun

Source: Gun nation: a journey to the heart of America’s gun culture – video | World news | The Guardian

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Why are cops OK with killing black people? Because American history teaches that we aren’t fully human – Salon.com

Cops dehumanize African Americans in order to administer an oppressive system — and that makes it easy to kill us

Source: Why are cops OK with killing black people? Because American history teaches that we aren’t fully human – Salon.com

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Ditch the debates: Without effective moderators, the presidential debates are pointless – Salon.com

The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better.

Source: Ditch the debates: Without effective moderators, the presidential debates are pointless – Salon.com

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If you think Donald Trump is scary, take a look at his kids | The Independent

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They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and so it is with Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. The son of the Republican presidential hopeful and his first wife Ivana Trump has got himself into a spot of trouble by using a bizarre Halloween-urban-legend-esque allegory to compare Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles. “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you three would kill you, would you take a handful?” read an image he tweeted, with a picture of a big bowl of the popular sweets for emphasis.

Source: If you think Donald Trump is scary, take a look at his kids | The Independent

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