Monthly Archives: November 2015

1 Journalist Dead, 3 More Arrested After Exposing Turkey Arming Syrian Extremists

The dead journalist that exposed Turkey was a US citizen. Wondering why the media refuses to cover her story? So are we.  

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Journalist: “Each War Is Preceded By A Big Media Lie AnonHQ

Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya…and maybe Syria, too? This investigative journalist points out some important similarities. Source: Journalist: “Each War Is Preceded By A Big Media Lie AnonHQ

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Ken O’Keefe In Another Epic Rant On Paris, ISIS, And Media Lies AnonHQ

The former marine is on another angry truth-telling mission, and it’s well worth checking out. Source: Ken O’Keefe In Another Epic Rant On Paris, ISIS, And Media Lies AnonHQ

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Money, money, money: Murdoch’s media tax

Source: Money, money, money: Murdoch’s media tax

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Poll finds Tony Abbott’s assumed security strength a misconception

Tony Abbott’s principal perceived strength over Malcolm Turnbull – his uncompromising approach to national security – is an illusion, according to a surprise national poll. Source: Poll finds Tony Abbott’s assumed security strength a misconception

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Malcolm Turnbull calls a ceasefire in the war on the public service

Malcolm Turnbull is already taking a very different approach than Tony Abbott to the public service. Source: Malcolm Turnbull calls a ceasefire in the war on the public service

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Soaring consultant costs cancel out public service salary savings

EXCLUSIVE: The money federal government departments are saving through job cuts is being cancelled out by a massive increase in expenditure on high-paid consultants and contractors. Source: Soaring consultant costs cancel out public service salary savings

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China to stake leadership claim on climate change, emissions reduction at Paris UN conference – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China — the world’s biggest polluter — will use this week’s UN conference in Paris to stake a global leadership claim on climate change. Source: China to stake leadership claim on climate change, emissions reduction at Paris UN conference – … Continue reading

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Today is ‘Don’t Give a Shit Day’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Richard O’Brien Today is ‘Don’t Give a Shit Day’ – a national day for not giving a shit about the planet. Today is that one day of the year when all Australians can afford to take their minds of … Continue reading

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About that Price On Carbon We Abolished… It’s About To Get All Hot And Uncomfortable At Paris Climate Talks – New Matilda

The United Nations top climate change bureaucrat has conceded the Paris climate talks will not keep global warming below two degrees, but agreed a price on carbon is the best way to not quite get there. Thom Mitchell reports. Source: … Continue reading

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Religious leaders push for release of asylum seeker children before Christmas

A cross-section of Australia’s most prominent Christian leaders is imploring the nation’s politicians to “do the right thing” and release asylum seeker children from detention before Christmas. Source: Religious leaders push for release of asylum seeker children before Christmas

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In Kenyan slum, Pope Francis slams wealthy elite over ‘dreadful injustice’ to poor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pope Francis lashes out at wealthy minorities during his visit to a crowded slum in Kenya’s capital. Source: In Kenyan slum, Pope Francis slams wealthy elite over ‘dreadful injustice’ to poor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Carson To Visit Refugees In Jordan

AMMAN – (CT&P) – Presidential candidate and simpleton Dr. Ben Carson is visiting Jordan today in an attempt boost his foreign policy chops and prove to people he knows where it is, according to a spokesman within the Carson Campaign. … Continue reading

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Colonization of Africa

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Why Turkey shot down a Russian plane: The proxy war in Syria

Source: Why Turkey shot down a Russian plane: The proxy war in Syria

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John Oliver Slams Republicans Using Fearmongering Tactics to Refuse Syrian Refugees | Mother Jones

He specifically called out Mike Huckabee for his wildly inflated scare tactics. Source: John Oliver Slams Republicans Using Fearmongering Tactics to Refuse Syrian Refugees | Mother Jones

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A day in the life of Bill ‘15%’ Shorten The opposition leader faces the biggest challenge of his career: nobody can even be bothered to hate him, or remember his name, or what were we talking about?

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Gillian Triggs steps in from the cold

The end of her period as outcast is significant, not least because it reflects the end of the ascendancy of ideology over civility. Source: Gillian Triggs steps in from the cold

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The anti-Muslim sentiment is sadly familiar for many Australian Jews – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Muslim and Jewish refugees share a similar experience in Australia – you can’t assimilate when you’re constantly being reminded that you’re something other. Source: The anti-Muslim sentiment is sadly familiar for many Australian Jews – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Bombs and the West

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Turkey in new air strikes against PKK in northern Iraq – Your Middle East

Turkish warplanes have carried out a new wave of air strikes on northern Iraq in the latest assault on suspected targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party ( Source: Turkey in new air strikes against PKK in northern Iraq – … Continue reading

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The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis | Environment | The Guardian

The fate of 70 million people rests on the Mekong river. With crucial UN climate talks in Paris next week, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway and meets people affected by climate change, dams, deforestation and urbanisation Source: … Continue reading

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After the great unraveling: A harrowing glimpse of the world that awaits – Salon.com

Devastating droughts, mass migrations and rampant xenophobia are only a preview of the dystopia to come Source: After the great unraveling: A harrowing glimpse of the world that awaits – Salon.com

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Consume more, conserve more: sorry, but we just can’t do both | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

Economic growth is tearing the planet apart, and new research suggests that it can’t be reconciled with sustainability Source: Consume more, conserve more: sorry, but we just can’t do both | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

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Liberty Vs Security

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One giant step for mental health reform – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This is a brave and enlightened mental health package from the Turnbull Government. Now it must show the same diligence with the implementation. Source: One giant step for mental health reform – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Unique sustainable commune for single baby boomers being built on Sunshine Coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Sunshine Coast man is looking for single baby boomers to live on his sustainable farm. Source: Unique sustainable commune for single baby boomers being built on Sunshine Coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Up to 12,000 students in limbo after Vocation collapse

Collapse of major private vocational education provider could see colleges close over next 48 hours. Source: Up to 12,000 students in limbo after Vocation collapse

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The Royal Commissioner, the Bishop and the Nazis

Why does Dyson Heydon hold up a man complicit in history’s most shocking crime, who denied the Holocaust even after incontrovertible proof had been produced, as an exemplar of moral virtue? Source: The Royal Commissioner, the Bishop and the Nazis

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Donald Trump mocks disabled reporter during campaign rally in South Carolina – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump is widely criticised for mocking a New York Times reporter’s disability, during a campaign speech in South Carolina. Source: Donald Trump mocks disabled reporter during campaign rally in South Carolina – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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‘Matter of death and life’: Espionage in East Timor and Australia’s diplomatic bungle – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

East Timor’s most senior leaders accuse Australia of committing a crime and acting immorally after a spying scandal that rocked the relationship between the two countries. Source: ‘Matter of death and life’: Espionage in East Timor and Australia’s diplomatic bungle … Continue reading

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Clive Palmer revives explosive claims against Mal Brough over James Ashby affair

Clive Palmer revives allegations against Mal Brough as Labor pursues the Special Minister for State over James Ashby affair. Source: Clive Palmer revives explosive claims against Mal Brough over James Ashby affair

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“Billionaires Have Basically Bought The Government”: DOZENS Of US Politicians Admit That Money Owns Politics AnonHQ

Politicians are all corrupt; those few who do initially join to “help the people” either soon get corrupted, or are mulched out of the system. None are more corrupt than those who are at the very top of American politics, the so-called … Continue reading

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Inquest into death of Ms Dhu in police custody exposes institutional racism

A terminally ill woman is gaoled for unpaid fines of $3,622 and, rather than receiving urgent medical care, is treated with derision and contempt before dying. Source: Inquest into death of Ms Dhu in police custody exposes institutional racism

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Sex and drugs on the road to jihad

Many Islamic State recruits have been far from devout Muslims, despite claiming that their victims’ lives are decadent and obscene. Source: Sex and drugs on the road to jihad

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Juan Cole: Why Did Turkey Dare Shoot Down a Russian Plane? The Proxy War in Syria – Juan Cole – Truthdig

Source: Juan Cole: Why Did Turkey Dare Shoot Down a Russian Plane? The Proxy War in Syria – Juan Cole – Truthdig

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Islamic State is a bit player in a much bigger fight

Force will not wipe out Islamic State because it is a byproduct of a much bigger conflict that needs to be resolved first. Source: Islamic State is a bit player in a much bigger fight

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Sonali Kolhatkar: To Trump and His Supporters, Blacks and Muslims Are the Enemy – Sonali Kolhatkar – Truthdig

Source: Sonali Kolhatkar: To Trump and His Supporters, Blacks and Muslims Are the Enemy – Sonali Kolhatkar – Truthdig

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Spreading hate and fear the Murdoch way – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The video below has been going viral and I post it here in the hope that it gets even more of a push along. But first, the background. Nearly one in five British Muslims has some sympathy with those who … Continue reading

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Australian Muslim soldier ‘labelled a security risk’, says he was told he would never be promoted – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A drone pilot who converted to Islam eight months after joining the Army says he faced discrimination, including being told to find another job if he wanted to practise Islam properly. Source: Australian Muslim soldier ‘labelled a security risk’, says … Continue reading

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Despicable Asshole Gains Support In Iowa

DES MOINES – (CT&P) – Presidential candidate and despicable asshole Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is vaulting into the Iowa caucus’ first tier of Republican candidates, a survey released Tuesday suggests. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows despicable asshole Cruz taking … Continue reading

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Does Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane portend deeper disaster to come?

Though Tuesday’s incidents do not likely signal the start of War World III, experts say the deeper contradictions surrounding the war against ISIS in Syria cannot hold much longer. Source: Does Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane portend deeper disaster … Continue reading

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Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkish jets near Syrian-Turkish border

In a dangerous escalation in the Syrian conflict, a Russian warplane has been shot down by Turkish fighter jets in Syria near the Turkish border, after it violated the nation’s airspace. Source: Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkish jets … Continue reading

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Downing of Russian jet by Turkey could push us back to ‘darkest hour’ of Cold War: expert

The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet on the Turkey-Syria border is a grave development that could push the world back towards the darkest hour of the Cold War, a foreign policy expert has warned. Source: Downing of Russian … Continue reading

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Viral Alternative News: ISIS, Israel, Iraq, and Syria: It’s All Part of the Plan

Source: Viral Alternative News: ISIS, Israel, Iraq, and Syria: It’s All Part of the Plan

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Turkey Just Downed A Russian Plane – Announcing Itself As An Official Partner Of ISIS? | Collective-Evolution

“It’s my deep belief that any actions to the contrary in order to destroy the legitimate government [of Syria] will create a situation which you can witness now in the other countries of the region or in other regions, for … Continue reading

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