Monthly Archives: March 2016

Israel’s Knesset just voted on a very dangerous law | +972 Magazine

The draft law, which passed the first of three votes on Monday, would allow the expulsion of Arab MKs from the Knesset. It is one of several recent steps by the Netanyahu government to limit… Source: Israel’s Knesset just voted … Continue reading

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How Israel makes money from blockading Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

Palestinian workers say they support BDS, even if it costs jobs in the short term. Source: How Israel makes money from blockading Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

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Corey Lewandowski: Trump campaign manager charged with alleged assault | US news | The Guardian

Trump campaign manager charged with battery over incident at a rally earlier this month involving former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields Source: Corey Lewandowski: Trump campaign manager charged with alleged assault | US news | The Guardian

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The Bribe Factory

A global bribery scheme that implicates leading Western multinationals and government officials has been exposed by the leak of confidential files in the oil industry. Source: The Bribe Factory

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Unaoil | Oil Bribery Scandal

A global bribery scheme that implicates leading Western multinationals and government officials has been exposed by the leak of confidential files in the oil industry. The bribe factory: getting the story Source: Unaoil | Oil Bribery Scandal  

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Why are Australians so gloomy about the future?

Snap out of it Australia. Despite our wealth, health and good weather an international survey has revealed consumers here are among the gloomiest in Asia. And it’s been that way for most of this decade. Source: Why are Australians so … Continue reading

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Top Sydney University mathematician Nalini Joshi laments gender discrimination

“Australia is frozen in time,” is the view of one of the nation’s top mathematicians, Nalini Joshi. Source: Top Sydney University mathematician Nalini Joshi laments gender discrimination

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Peta Credlin confirmed to join Sky News as election commentator

Peta Credlin’s wish to be able to use her own voice is about to come true with one of the most talked about figures of the Abbott set to join Sky television as an election commentator. Source: Peta Credlin confirmed … Continue reading

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Abbott Unplugged! Tony’s tour and his continuing “contribution” to public life

Dumped Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced he will be touring marginal seats during the election campaign. David Tyler is delighted. Source: Abbott Unplugged! Tony’s tour and his continuing “contribution” to public life

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Day to Day Politics: ‘Remembering Abbott’s Past’ – 51 Reasons why he should move on. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday March 30 2016. Leaders rarely go with good grace. Almost always they feel they have been hard done by. Tony Abbott has joined a long list who stubbornly cling to the past in the hope that they might reinvent … Continue reading

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Israelis rally around soldier filmed executing injured Palestinian | The Electronic Intifada

New video shows settler leader congratulating Hebron executioner after killing. Source: Israelis rally around soldier filmed executing injured Palestinian | The Electronic Intifada

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How News Networks Should Cover Someone Like Donald Trump | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: How News Networks Should Cover Someone Like Donald Trump | Blog | Media Matters for America

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Trump’s Misogyny Sounds Familiar | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: Trump’s Misogyny Sounds Familiar | Blog | Media Matters for America

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Why exposing the Hebron murder benefits Israelis | +972 Magazine

Both the Israeli Right and Left need ‘rotten apples’ like the Hebron shooter in order to justify their Orwellian worldview.  I waited and waited. Abed Fatah al-Sharif is his name. Not “the Palestinian” or “the… Source: Why exposing the Hebron … Continue reading

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Hazara asylum seeker to be forcibly deported from Australia to Afghanistan | Australia news | The Guardian

  Exclusive: Man’s last-minute plea to immigration minister Peter Dutton to consider Afghanistan’s worsening security situation has been rejected Source: Hazara asylum seeker to be forcibly deported from Australia to Afghanistan | Australia news | The Guardian

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Resurgent Taliban targets Afghan Hazara as Australia sends them back | Australia news | The Guardian

In Afghanistan, more and more Hazara are preparing to flee the Taliban, just as Australia has started returning Hazara asylum seekers for the first time since 2001 Source: Resurgent Taliban targets Afghan Hazara as Australia sends them back | Australia … Continue reading

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Waleed Aly questions why begging is illegal on The Project

‘Maybe the reason we are punishing the homeless for begging us to help isn’t because we object to taking some coins out of our pocket. Maybe our real objection is the guilt we are forced to carry away with us … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section, aerial survey reveals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Aerial surveys show that 95 per cent of all northern reefs are suffering from severe coral bleaching. Source: Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section, aerial survey reveals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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ABC would be less relevant without digital and TV innovations, says Mark Scott | Media | The Guardian

Outgoing managing director rejects criticism the ABC has become too big or that it poses a financial threat to commercial media organisations Source: ABC would be less relevant without digital and TV innovations, says Mark Scott | Media | The … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: My after Easter catch up. Bolt looks to Sky. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 29 March. 1 After a short break it’s a bit difficult to know where to start, Oh well, let’s start with Bolt. After 5 years of poor ratings with ‘The Bolt Report’ on 10 it seems he is looking … Continue reading

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Peter Reith warns Tony Abbott: ‘Keep your head down’

Howard government minister Peter Reith has told Tony Abbott to “keep his head down” and warned he would endanger his reputation in the Liberal Party if he kept undermining Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Source: Peter Reith warns Tony Abbott: ‘Keep … Continue reading

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Migrants in the UK

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Left-right culture fight: Our terrorism blind spot – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Will we spend as much time analysing the terrorist attack in Pakistan as we have those in Europe? To even ask this seems to be viewed as a political act in a culture war that does nothing to make us … Continue reading

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‘Targets were Christians’: Taliban faction claims Pakistan park attack that killed over 60 — RT News

Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide blast outside a public park in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore that killed at least 65 people and injured more than 280. Most of the injured are women and children. Source: … Continue reading

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‘For ISIS to survive, it needs support from allies: Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the US’ — RT Op-Edge

Reports that Syrian government forces have retaken the city of Palmyra from ISIS forces prove that the terrorist group is incapable of withstanding a conventional assault, Gregory R Copley, strategic analyst and editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs told RT. … Continue reading

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Just who are these radical Islamists, and what are they so upset about? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As the spectre of Islamist terror continues to dominate our news feeds, it seems that the western world is in the grip of a great paranoia. But as a wise person once said, just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean everybody … Continue reading

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The Truth About Modern Jihad: It’s Not Really About Religion – New Matilda

For many young radicals, Jihad is a path to justice and becoming a ‘super hero’. Michael Brull explains. When it comes to the acts of individual jihadis recruited by ISIS to blow up people in the West, there is much … Continue reading

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Trumped again: The diabolical GOP frontrunner slimes Cruz, shames Fox & controls the news cycle – Salon.com

Did Trump plant the Enquirer’s sleazy Cruz story? Who knows? It served his cruel, clownish genius either way Source: Trumped again: The diabolical GOP frontrunner slimes Cruz, shames Fox & controls the news cycle – Salon.com

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Bank hold-ups to be certified A-OK? (Part 5)

Dr Evan Jones continues his six-part analysis on the series of parliamentary inquiries into systemic bank corruption as the victims of fraudulent foreclosures continue to wait for justice. Source: Bank hold-ups to be certified A-OK? (Part 5)

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Brussels attacks: last gasp of Isis terror in Europe, or sign of growing threat? | World news | The Guardian

Last week began well for security forces. But then came the bombings. And then the realisation intelligence had failed to contain a group more durable than anyone expected Source: Brussels attacks: last gasp of Isis terror in Europe, or sign … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Leads TIME 100 Poll

Bernie Sanders is the far-and-away reader favorite in the readers’ poll in the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people in 2016. Source: Bernie Sanders Leads TIME 100 Poll

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US election: Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Washington, Hawaii contests – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bernie Sanders secures a big victory in Hawaii’s Democratic nominating contest after winning in Alaska and Washington. Source: US election: Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Washington, Hawaii contests – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Eight Revelations From Tony Abbott’s Openly Pro-War Crimes Quadrant Essay – New Matilda

Even for Abbott, the piece includes some extraordinary comments, claims, and justifications, writes Max Chalmers. From the charmingly deluded to the obstinately anti-humane, there’s plenty of interest in Tony Abbott’s latest attempt to revive his already dead, buried, and cremated … Continue reading

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What’s really behind Tony Abbott’s Rebel Tour of 2016? – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Is Tony Abbott safeguarding his legacy, defending conservative principle, or swinging a wrecking ball through the Turnbull government? Whatever the reason, the result might be the same. Source: What’s really behind Tony Abbott’s Rebel Tour of 2016? – The Drum … Continue reading

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‘Terrorist flow to Europe is Turkish policy’ & ‘SAS in Libya’ – Jordanian king’s US briefing leaked — RT News

The UK has covertly deployed special forces in Libya, Israel is turning a blind eye to Al-Nusra, and Turkey wants radical Islamists to prevail in the Middle East and go to Europe, are the shocking insights King Abdullah of Jordan … Continue reading

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Are Civilian Deaths in Coalition Airstrikes on Mosul Reinforcing ISIL’s Hold?

Special Correspondent | Niqash.org | – – An increase in air strikes on Mosul is causing more civilian casualties. Ordinary … Source: Are Civilian Deaths in Coalition Airstrikes on Mosul Reinforcing ISIL’s Hold?

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Netanyahu’s hypocritical condemnation of videotaped Hebron execution | The Electronic Intifada

Scenes like that of soldier firing at head of immobilized Palestinian happen on a regular basis. Source: Netanyahu’s hypocritical condemnation of videotaped Hebron execution | The Electronic Intifada

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Political currency of hatred too dangerous and divisive to ignore

A ludicrous tweet about Muslims exposes ignorant thinking, but also provoked some delicious responses. Source: Political currency of hatred too dangerous and divisive to ignore

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World | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Radovan Karadzic deserves punishment – but what about the Neocons? — RT Op-Edge

The conviction of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic shows that no one is above the law, says the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein. Source: Radovan Karadzic deserves punishment – but what about the Neocons? — RT … Continue reading

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US Marines Enter Ground Combat in Iraq to Defend Oil Fields AnonHQ

Jason Ditz at ANTIWAR   Even as Pentagon officials have sought to emphasize their claims of ISIS being “on the run,” ever more US ground troops are being deployed into Iraq to try to cope with ISIS offensives, with the battle of … Continue reading

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Chomsky, Snowden, Greenwald on Privacy in the Age of Surveillance | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

What is privacy and what is an individual’s right to it?That is the question that renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald sought to answer on Friday … Continue reading

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A world war has begun: Break the silence!

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The struggle for the soul of the party

It looks like there are two Liberal parties, and they don’t much like each other. Source: The struggle for the soul of the party

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We must fight the ideology behind political Islamism

Understanding the challenge as a transnational ideological movement rather than focusing on each individual terrorist event can help us better respond to the threat. Source: We must fight the ideology behind political Islamism

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Brussels attacks: The people behind Belgium’s worst terror attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Here’s what we know about the attackers behind the bomb attacks at Brussels Airport and the Malbeek metro station. Source: Brussels attacks: The people behind Belgium’s worst terror attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Battle for Mosul: Iraq military launches long-term offensive to reclaim pivotal city from Islamic State – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Iraq’s armed forces launch what is expected to be a long and difficult offensive to retake Mosul. Source: Battle for Mosul: Iraq military launches long-term offensive to reclaim pivotal city from Islamic State – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Video: AIPAC attendees slam Netanyahu’s racism when they think it’s Trump’s | The Electronic Intifada

Some people will defend any violent demagoguery as long it comes from the mouths of Israeli leaders. Source: Video: AIPAC attendees slam Netanyahu’s racism when they think it’s Trump’s | The Electronic Intifada

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How the World’s Biggest Polluters are Two Trade Deals Away from Steamrolling Climate Protections | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

When TransCanada announced at the start of the year that it that it was demanding compensation under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules for the Obama administration’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, many observers saw it as … Continue reading

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The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off

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