Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Trump has fascist tendencies’ | Business | The Guardian

Donald Trump

“I don’t think we can have democracies that work where most of the people are not benefiting economically, where most of the people are worried about their job security. Society can’t function without shared prosperity.”

Instead America is led by a man Stiglitz says should not be in the White House. “He is not fit to be president. He does not have an understanding of the issues, the political process. He is used to making one-time deals. You can cheat your contractors when you buy a real estate property and fix it up. Reputation doesn’t matter. For the president of the United States reputation does matter. The reputation of the United States does matter. We are dealing with countries all over the world. They want to know if your word is good. Trump’s word is not good.”

Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Trump has fascist tendencies’ | Business | The Guardian

Government shields directors after taxpayers foot $1.6bn wage dues | When Criminal Employers are called entrepreneurs

Minister for employment Michaelia Cash

The employment department is refusing to reveal the identities of the directors who contributed to a total unpaid wage bill of $1.6bn over 10 years, which was left to taxpayers to pick up.

Government shields directors after taxpayers foot $1.6bn wage dues | Australia news | The Guardian

Cory Bernardi attempts positive spin on lost campaign against same-sex marriage | The Guardian| Bernardi’s Miracle God is Great he converts Muslims,Chinese and Indians to Christianity at the ACLU revivalist meeting claiming the 40% Shhh (36.4%) really

Cory Bernardi has hailed the ‘extraordinary success’ of the campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia.

Cory Bernardi attempts positive spin on lost campaign against same-sex marriage | Australia news | The Guardian

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire

The Adani Power plant inside the special economic zone near Tragadi Bander on the Kutch Coast of India.

As a result, says the energy consultant Tim Buckley, “Adani is getting exactly the same sort of treatment from Australian politicians to that which he is used to back in India. He has been offered a $1 billion subsidised loan from the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility [NAIF], and a $600 million royalty holiday and free water from Queensland taxpayers. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve now learnt that the Queensland Government has compulsorily acquired prime agricultural land to make way for the Adani railway. It’s farcical.”

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire

CNN and MSNBC highlighted Trump’s selective outrage about sexual assault while Fox News defended him

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During the 11 a.m. hour of news shows on CNN and MSNBC, hosts highlighted President Donald Trump’s selective outrage about recent reports of sexual assault by politicians amid long-standing accusations against him. Meanwhile, Fox News used the same hour to defend Trump’s failure to comment on accusations against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the president’s statements about Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who is also facing a report of sexual harassment.

CNN and MSNBC highlighted Trump’s selective outrage about sexual assault while Fox News defended him

Anti-Semites feted by Zionist Organization of America | The Electronic Intifada

Abettors of white nationalism and anti-Semitism such as Steve Bannon mingled with advocates of an ethnonationalist Israel, among them Morton Klein, the ZOA president, who offered his anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian views to the subcommittee on national security in the US House of Representatives just last week.

v Anti-Semites feted by Zionist Organization of America | The Electronic Intifada

Peter Dutton opens door to New Zealand refugee deal with Papua New Guinea, but warns of risks

 "That's an issue between those two countries": Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

 

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has opened the door to a potential refugee resettlement deal between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, acknowledging it is a decision for the two sovereign states that Australia could not block.

But he warned any arrangement would be against Australia’s wishes and would run the risk of souring both countries’ diplomatic relationships with Australia – making it unlikely without Canberra’s blessing.

Peter Dutton opens door to New Zealand refugee deal with Papua New Guinea, but warns of risks

‘Waste of money’: Dutton rubbishes NZ’s plan to upgrade services on Manus

Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Climate Change ; Key Researcher Urges “Changes in How We Live” | Democracy Now!

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At COP23, the International Energy Agency predicts U.S. oil production is expected to grow an an unparalleled rate in the coming years—even as the majority of scientists worldwide are saying countries need to cut down on fossil fuel extraction, not accelerate it. Meanwhile, a group of 15,000 scientists have come together to issue a dire “second notice” to humanity, 25 years after a group of scientists issued the “first notice” warning the world about climate change.

Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Climate Change & Key Researcher Urges “Changes in How We Live” | Democracy Now!

50% of World’s Wealth Is Controlled by Wealthy 1%

50% of World’s Wealth Is Controlled by Wealthy 1%

Nearly 3.5 billion lower income people reside in developing nations and have less than US$10,000 in income.

50 percent of the world’s wealth is controlled by the wealthy 1 percent, according to a new Global Wealth report which sheds light on the stunning wealth inequality.

50% of World’s Wealth Is Controlled by Wealthy 1%

Forget ‘are we there yet’ – let me outta here! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wages are not keeping up with inflation, well over 700,000 people are unemployed, part-time, casual and contract work are on the rise and almost 3 million people live below the internationally accepted poverty line.

Forget ‘are we there yet’ – let me outta here! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Marriage equality: Don’t be distracted by false conflicts with natural allies

Until we remember how much we have in common, and how cooperation, not conflict, has always been the path to greatness, we are doomed to suffer a system which divides us into winners and losers. Ironically, its beneficiaries are a small but diverse group of people who have found common cause in exploiting the rest of us.

Marriage equality: Don’t be distracted by false conflicts with natural allies

Israel’s ‘Jewish values’ will forever leave Palestinians on the sidelines | +972 Magazine

political language is meant for Jews alone. Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up 20 percent of the country, are left on the sidelines until the Jews decide who is a real Jew, who is left and who is right, and what the difference between the two actually is.

via Israel’s ‘Jewish values’ will forever leave Palestinians on the sidelines | +972 Magazine

Israeli army to evict 300 Palestinians from Jordan Valley | +972 Magazine

Palestinians and Israeli activists attend a demonstration against the construction of Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley, West Bank. November 17, 2016. (Flash90)

So far this year, the IDF has demolished 349 structures, displacing 542 people and 302 children. Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem warned in August that the expulsions would constitute a war crime.

via Israeli army to evict 300 Palestinians from Jordan Valley | +972 Magazine

Sinclair’s Right Wing TV Takeover Adds To Breitbart/Fox Circle Of Lies | Crooks and Liars

An Alabama Fox News viewer might not notice that his local news is lying to him.

Because now that Sinclair Broadcasting is buying up local news stations, they are pushing right wing propaganda into homes nightly in the guise of local coverage.

So Breitbart says the Moore charges of child molestation are baloney.

Fox News says so too.

Then a local Alabama reporter interviews three people and says “I can’t find anybody who thinks Roy Moore’s past is an issue.”

And Breitbart / Fox then report that a local reporter “on the ground” says support for Moore is tremendous. Zurawik raises the alarm on this echo chamber:

v Sinclair’s Right Wing TV Takeover Adds To Breitbart/Fox Circle Of Lies | Crooks and Liars

Labor: Witch Hunts One Week; Protection Rackets The Next! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I guess the fairest thing to do would be to simply press ahead and introduce the legislation allowing marriage equality and we could have a referendum or survey about what rights to discriminate that Australians will allow. I guess some would wonder: “Why should religious people have to wait till someone else decides when they want to discriminate now?”, but I say that they should just be patient because, with a big change like this, we really need to get it right!

via Labor: Witch Hunts One Week; Protection Rackets The Next! – » The Australian Independent Media Network