Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wheels are falling off as Abbott careers to year’s end

TONY Abbott is desperate to distinguish himself from Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Instead he wants to mould himself in the image of John Howard — a leader he rightly admires, even if I suspect privately Howard has been less … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu in Jerusalem? In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.

 Neve Gordon November

There is a feeling of déjà vu as we witness the events currently unfolding in Jerusalem. Yet, like all déjà vus, some things are fundamentally different. The latest round of violence occurred on Wednesday, when a Palestinian teenager was critically … Continue reading

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5 US Assumptions About the Middle East That Are Just Plain Wrong After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. Andrew Bacevich Novem

Shi’ite fighters and Iraqi army members participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in Jurf al-Sakhar, This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest … Continue reading

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Someone Called The Cops Because A Black Guy Had His Hands In His Pocket: By Susie Madrak

Someone named B. McKean posted this online today without much information. It took place in Pontiac, Michigan. He started videotaping the encounter and the cop whips out his phone and does the same thing. The cop sounds apologetic, but says … Continue reading

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‘One black, one white, separate and unequal’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

‘One black, one white, separate and unequal’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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Anonymous To Ferguson Police And The KKK: ‘Your Violent Ideology Will Not Prevail In This Fight’ Video

  Anonymous To Ferguson Police And The KKK: ‘Your Violent Ideology Will Not Prevail In This Fight’ Video.

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Punished for the sins of your children if your an Arab. Houses of Palestinian Israelis destroyed and confiscated. Temple on the Mount intruded on by the Jewish extreme right. Head of the Israeli Secret service declares the PM and Likud ministers are simply lying.

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Darren Wilson: America’s ‘Model Policeman’ Even as activists are organizing against police violence, many Americans continue to see blacks as criminals—and want our police to act accordingly. Khalil Gibran Muhammad November 29, 2014

Police confront a civilian in Ferguson, Missouri. Truth is stranger than fiction; it is also most certainly harder to accept. In a nearly hour-long interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, a day after thousands of protesters took to the … Continue reading

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Dave Zirin: Do #BlackLivesMatter to White Athletes? Let’s Ask Them $1 Billion: That’s How Much Walmart Avoids Paying in Taxes Each Year Leslie Savan: Some Fox Newsers Are Falling Short in Bashing ‘Bamnesty’ Mychal Denzel Smith: In Ferguson, a Militarized Police Force Isn’t Necessary for Suppression The Cowardice of Bill Maher’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans? Omar Ghabra October 23, 2014

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.2dbfc52aff624254c17d0ae518d60e15.en.html#_=1417291670005&count=none&id=twitter-widget-1&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenation.com%2Farticle%2F185105%2Fcowardice-bill-mahers-anti-muslim-bigotry&size=m&text=The%20Cowardice%20of%20Bill%20Maher%E2%80%99s%20Anti-Muslim%20Bigotry%20%7C%20The%20Nation&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenation.com%2Farticle%2F185105%2Fcowardice-bill-mahers-anti-muslim-bigotrySince 9/11, Muslim-Americans have struggled to overcome the suspicions of their non-Muslim neighbors. These doubts have often manifested themselves in outright discrimination, and Muslims have been targeted by bigots in hate crimes across the country. In my own hometown in … Continue reading

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Trans -Pacific Partnership: The agreement has not been made public or opened to public debate or scrutiny and we are a democracy.

  Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP is a massive trade agreement between Australia the United States and a host of Pacific Rim countries Abbott is trying to introduce  with limited debate and no opportunity for amendments. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership includes … Continue reading

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Bankers dishonest by training, not by nature, Swiss study finds: The World Today By Nick Grimm

A Swiss study has set out to establish once and for all whether bankers are scheming, untrustworthy scoundrels. The study of more than 200 international bankers put their honesty to the test and found them to be fundamentally decent human … Continue reading

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Cuban Medical Workers Fighting Ebola: Alexander Reed Kelly

Cuban doctors await travel to Liberia and Guinea in mid-October The phrase “generosity of nations” is unlikely to appear in textbooks assigned to American political science and economics students. Nonetheless, the concept is visible in action in certain parts of … Continue reading

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We may never have another coldest year in history: No matter what deniers try to tell you. Did you know the Republicans passed a bill which prevents scientists providing their results to the government climate authority.

Don’t let the polar vortex fool you. This year is the hottest on record — and things are only getting worse VIDEO Andrea Thompson, Climate Central This piece originally appeared on Climate Central. A surge of Arctic air has left … Continue reading

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Will Tony Abbott have the courage to accept some blame for the Victorian loss? Absolutely not!!

Written by: Michael Taylor Federal politicians have always been quick to point out that party losses at the State level have been, and always will be, because of State issues. Federal politics and personalities play no part whatsoever in the … Continue reading

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The broken clocks are right twice a day

  November 29, 2014 Written by: Victoria Rollison As if a switch has been flicked, as if a group memo has gone out (perhaps from Rupert Murdoch), Australian political journalists have all very neatly and in a scarily synchronised fashion … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the corporations and people of the 1%

Dear Winners, Congratulations on all your achievements. You have all played the game of capitalism like absolute champions, and you are, without doubt, superlative operatives of the capitalist system. Kudos to you. Obviously it has taken a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Sportsbet Have Paid Out In The Victorian Election = Labor Win. Anyone Want A Bet That Abbott Wins The Next Election?

Rossleigh “It is an absolute principle of democracy that governments should not and must not say one thing before an election and do the opposite afterwards. Nothing could be more calculated to bring our democracy into disrepute and alienate the … Continue reading

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Australians target eco-unfriendly banks – Features – Al Jazeera English

Australians target eco-unfriendly banks – Features – Al Jazeera English.

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The Denis Napthine death knell

The Denis Napthine death knell.

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Victorian elections: would you vote for a truther possum?

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Jerusalem: Don’t call it a religious conflict – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Jerusalem: Don’t call it a religious conflict – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. Rachel Shabi Rachel Shabi is a journalist and author of Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands.

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Opinion The ‘Jewish state bill’ doesn’t matter to us, Palestinians The ‘Jewish state bill’ will simply put on paper what is already a reality in apartheid Israel.

Palestinian women are blocked by Israeli security forces outside the al-Aqsa mosque compound [AFP] http://bcove.me/1h4m7089 Despite the uproar over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet passing the new “Jewish nation-state” bill, its discriminatory contents are part and parcel of Israel’s … Continue reading

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Michael Brown was not a boy, he was a ‘demon’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Michael Brown was not a boy, he was a ‘demon’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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Ferguson exposes a crisis in the US – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Ferguson exposes a crisis in the US – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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Seven Dead At McCaysville Drug And Gun In Black Friday Tragedy: In 2013, approximately 141 million U.S. consumers shopped during Black Friday, spending a total of $57.4 billion, with online sales reaching $1.2 billion

Posted in humor THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – The Fannin County Coroner’s office declared seven shoppers dead at the scene earlier today at McCaysville Drug and Gun in downtown McCaysville, Georgia after a tragic Black Friday stampede shortly … Continue reading

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The American legacy: It’s what Conservatives simply want us to forget. However it’s internalised in each and everyone of us in different ways. It’s history it’s culture for some Australians it’s a 40,000 year journey. It doesn’t mean that’s all we are , but it’s better recognised. In decades to come we will be judged because of who we are today.

By Dave Harrison When Osama bin Laden was killed in cold blood in Pakistan and many demanded to see his death-photos for verification, President Obama refused and said, “That’s not who we are,” which begs the question: Who are the Americans? … Continue reading

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Australia: nature needs you

What is fundamentally at stake in Australia right now is life – all of it! From Australia’s last great wilderness in the Kimberley (Western Australia), to the Pilliga woodland of New South Wales, and the towering rainforests of Tasmania and … Continue reading

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The death of due process, transparency and accountability

Kaye Lee Increasingly this government is seeking to subvert due process and impose their agenda in totalitarian fashion. Regardless of whether you think the increase in fuel excise is an appropriate measure, the move to introduce it through regulation rather … Continue reading

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The right’s vile Ferguson ploy: Why they really want to focus on “riots”

Supporters of Darren Wilson and apologists for Ferguson officials are desperate to change the subject. Here’s why Elias Isquith From the very beginning, before St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch had uttered the first word of his defensive and … Continue reading

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As long as she is not in custody life looks good to this Australian

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The right’s favorite new race guru: Why you should know Jason Riley: You will see his ideas transplanted to Andrew Bolt’s explanation of Indigenous Australia. Has Bolt anything original to say?

WSJ’s Jason Riley blames liberalism for brainwashing black America. Here’s why it’s so wrong — and dangerous Ian Blair The American left should start paying attention to the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley. His name is on the rise. An … Continue reading

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Andrew Denton & News Ltd

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Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop | The Nation

Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop | The Nation.

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For Andrew Bolt who says only blacks riot in unruly mobs: Whites riot with no purpose

Denver, 2014. Because a football team lost LOOK AT THOSE GODDAMNED THU- oh, that was in Huntington Beach after a surf competition. San Fransisco, 2012. Because a baseball team won.

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Israel and Mississippi: Racist Plans for Second Class Citizens and Religious Legislation:

Israeli activists dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan as a critique of right-wing politicians at the annual human rights march in Tel Aviv in 2011. The Guardian reports that “A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as … Continue reading

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Cleveland Police Kill 12-Year-Old African-American Boy Carrying Fake Gun: Andrew Bolt is sick of victimology.Suck it up and get on with it.

As America continues to reel from the killing of Michael Brown in Missouri, news has spread from Ohio that a black child was shot by local authorities Saturday afternoon while carrying a replica gun at a playground. Tamir Rice, a … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Missouri: 8 Thoughts On A Smoldering Dumpster Fire

As I have been watching the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case unfold, a few things have occurred to me. 1: Let’s just get this out of the way first: there were two distinct groups in the streets the other night. Group … Continue reading

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Wisc. Police Come To Man’s Home, Arrest Him For Calling Them Racists On Facebook : Coming our way Australia. Even more Scott Morrison can make you stateless.

A federal lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin man alleges that Arena police violated his civil rights by charging him for calling officers racists on Facebook. A federal lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin man alleges that Arena police violated his civil … Continue reading

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What Incompetent Amateurs.

After a disastrous first budget, Joe Hockey looks to be a man without ideas. So too his dear leader Tony Abbott who, in what appears to be an act of desperation, has pleaded with the business community to help him. … Continue reading

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Suicidal hubris or a trick up the sleeve?

Has this federal government lost its grip on reality, fooled by its own rhetoric, destined for a grisly political death or do they have a grand game changer ready to be unleashed? The Abbott Government seems to be on a … Continue reading

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Fox and Friends praise Australia’s mistreatment of immigrants

Tony Abbott didn’t win many friends in America with his less than impressive performance at the recent G20. But he does have one friend in America – Rupert Murdoch – and as in Australia, his media empire grabs any opportunity … Continue reading

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The News Corp Right are telling him to change. If he does it wont be natural or believable

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George Brandis Straight-Up Refused To Answer Questions In Parliament The Other Day

Yesterday the Senate passed the government’s third batch of anti-terror legislation, giving Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) broader powers to conduct operations in Iraq without approval from a government minister, and letting ASIS undertake operations against a “class of Australian … Continue reading

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Australian actor Bryan Brown launches campaign against holding asylum seeker children in detention

Video: Actor Bryan Brown says child detention must be addressed. (ABC News) Photo: Actor Bryan Brown and his actress wife Rachel Ward have both spoken out about the detention of asylum seeker children. (Gaye Gerard: Getty Images) Related Story: AMA … Continue reading

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Home / News / Sportsbet pays out early on Labor to win Victorian election Sportsbet pays out early on Labor to win Victorian election

Yet again, Sportsbet has beaten Sky News, the ABC, Fairfax and Newscorp to the punch, we’re calling it: Labor will saunter to a comfortable victory in the Victorian election and as a result we’re paying out on them early. At 6am … Continue reading

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Out of Tragedy comes the Truth – Black Deaths in Custody

On the morning of August 25th 2005 the category 5 Hurricane named Katrina made landfall in Florida, it would go on to cause carnage and destruction across Southern States, cause $100billion worth of damage, leave tens of thousands homeless and … Continue reading

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Ferguson Australia, Murder under the Red, White and by Blue

A Missouri grand jury has decided Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, will not be charged. The rest you know. The police have yet again either killed a black man … Continue reading

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Phillip Hughes death plunges cricket into mourning

Phillip Hughes has died in hospital two days after he was hit by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes had been rushed to hospital after he was hit in the head in the Sheffield Shield game. He was … Continue reading

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Indigenous leaders to meet at First Nations Summit for Freedom

First nations leaders and elders are holding a summit to establish a community-elected committee which would reclaim Indigenous rights and representation from a few high-profile voices. About 100 people from across the country are expected to gather at the First … Continue reading

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There is no Left: However there is in the mind of the conservative right.

In July, incoming senator James McGrath became the latest Liberal Party politician to accuse the ABC of bias. “While it continues to represent only inner-city leftist views, and funded by our taxes, it is in danger of losing its social … Continue reading

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