Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brexit: British Chancellor George Osborne warns of tax hikes, spending cuts after Leave vote – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Britain’s Chancellor says taxes will have to be raised and spending cut in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. Source: Brexit: British Chancellor George Osborne warns of tax hikes, spending cuts after Leave vote – Brexit: UK … Continue reading

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‘US ongoing problem – it can’t control its weapons in Mideast’ — RT Op-Edge

US weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists and current happenings in Washington DC and the Middle East are reminiscent of the Afghan Mujahideen, said international lawyer and former CIA officer Jack Rice. Source: ‘US ongoing problem – it … Continue reading

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Sad! Conservative Media Resort To Unskewing Negative Trump Polls

There they go again.Conservative media figures, apparently disheartened by recent poll results showing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump heading in the wrong direction, are once again claiming biased or unreliable pollsters are unfairly weighting results against their party. If … Continue reading

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$8 Billion Waste: Australia Throws Away One In Five Bags Of Food

It’s time to reclaim our waste. Source: $8 Billion Waste: Australia Throws Away One In Five Bags Of Food

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Australia’s economy: Swallowing the austerity lie

Austerity has crept into our public affairs, disguised as good economic management. Mike Dowson thinks we should unmask this imposter. Source: Australia’s economy: Swallowing the austerity lie

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The hazards of voting Liberal – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Ad astra It’s clear that around half of all voters for the major parties will vote for the Liberal-National Coalition and half for Labor and the Greens. The result is likely to be close. There are many seats that … Continue reading

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India’s Launch Of Twenty Satellites Looked Absolutely Awesome | IFLScience

The underdog of the space game is bearing its teeth once again. On Wednesday morning (22 June), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a Source: India’s Launch Of Twenty Satellites Looked Absolutely Awesome | IFLScience

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Indigenous suicide rates in remote WA communities among worst in world, report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Suicide rates for Aboriginal people in remote WA are among the worst in the world and are set to double, a report finds. Source: Indigenous suicide rates in remote WA communities among worst in world, report finds – ABC News … Continue reading

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Australian Election 2016 Climate Policies

Thom Mitchell: ACF Gives Coalition A Fail Mark On The Environment “The Australian Conservation Foundation has eviscerated the Coalition’s environment policies, giving the Government just 14 out of a possible hundred points going into election day. The Coalition’s fail mark … Continue reading

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Peta Credlin: “This Chaos Never Would Have Happened When I Was Prime Minister”

By The Shovel on June 28, 2016 Guest columnist Peta Credlin The sloppiness, the infighting, the slip-ups. The lack of any ‘plan B’ for the marriage equality plebiscite. These things would never have happened in my years as Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 28) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis . . . Rampant sexism (continued) Of all Australian women aged 18 to 24, 23,584 reported they had experienced sexual assault in the 12 months prior to the survey. Twice as many women … Continue reading

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Jack Ma Founder of Ali Baba

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John Oliver Says Brexit Vote Is A Warning For U.S. Trump Supporters: ‘There Are No F**king Do-Overs’

Could the chaos in Britain come to the United States next? Source: John Oliver Says Brexit Vote Is A Warning For U.S. Trump Supporters: ‘There Are No F**king Do-Overs’

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Islamophobia and beyond – Al Jazeera English

You don’t have to be Muslim to be the target of Islamophobia. Source: Islamophobia and beyond – Al Jazeera English

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‘Brexit opens Pandora’s Box of race-hate, people now scared to leave their homes’ — RT Op-Edge

Brexit has practically given license to extreme, right-wing racists to legitimize their views, which is a disaster for community cohesion in Britain, businesswoman and former Tory Parliamentary candidate Shazia Awan told RT. Source: ‘Brexit opens Pandora’s Box of race-hate, people … Continue reading

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UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

British Muslims are suffering an “explosion” in faith-based hatred with many women now afraid to conduct their daily lives, according to a new report which also warns of heightened racism following the vote on Brexit. Source: UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ … Continue reading

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Shocking Reports of Hate Crimes Across England Evoke Nightmares of 1930s Germany

This is terrifying. Source: Shocking Reports of Hate Crimes Across England Evoke Nightmares of 1930s Germany

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Brexit: Vote Leave wipes NHS £350m claim and rest of its website after EU referendum | Home News | News | The Independent

The official Leave campaign has wiped almost its entire website from the internet. The site – which previously included the suggestion that the EU budget would be sent back to the NHS and included promises about trade deals – now … Continue reading

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The New Ministry – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Most people agree that if Malcolm Turnbull is returned with a reduced majority, he will be under threat from the right wing of his party.  He turns 62 this year and is wealthy enough to never have to worry about … Continue reading

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Tax Office’s ‘covert operations’ against taxpayers exposed

This man blew the whistle on the Tax Office’s “covert operations” against taxpayers. They sacked him. Source: Tax Office’s ‘covert operations’ against taxpayers exposed

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Election 2016: Labor demands answers on ‘appalling, astounding’ Border Force claims

Labor is demanding answers from the government over revelations that crime syndicates and people smugglers are allegedly rorting the visa system on a grand scale. Source: Election 2016: Labor demands answers on ‘appalling, astounding’ Border Force claims

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Federal election 2016: Peta Credlin predicts Coalition chaos on gay marriage vote

Peta Credlin has warned of a schism in the Coalition over a same-sex marriage plebiscite, predicting Senate moves to block the vote could cost Malcolm Turnbull the prime ministership. Source: Federal election 2016: Peta Credlin predicts Coalition chaos on gay … Continue reading

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A government vet has been removed after exposing the appalling conditions on live cattle export ships – 22/06/2016

The Federal Government removed a respected veterinarian after she presented evidence of cruelty and appalling conditions onboard Australian live export ships, according to documents obtained by 7.30. Source: A government vet has been removed after exposing the appalling conditions on … Continue reading

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Watch Jesse Williams give a powerful speech on racism in America at the BET Awards | People | News | The Independent

Jesse Williams left audience members in tears while giving a moving acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards. Williams, who’s best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery in Grey’s Anatomy and for his outspoken activism, received the Humanitarian … Continue reading

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One Tweet Brilliantly Captures the Hypocrisy of Britain’s Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

Bullseye. Source: One Tweet Brilliantly Captures the Hypocrisy of Britain’s Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

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After Brexit, UK gripped by profound case of denial

Half of the United Kingdom is in denial. They don’t think they’re in denial. They think they’re being ingenious. Source: After Brexit, UK gripped by profound case of denial

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Beyond Brexit: The consequences of Britain’s great exit – Al Jazeera English

What lies ahead for the United Kingdom and global financial markets now that the reality of a Brexit is inevitable? Source: Beyond Brexit: The consequences of Britain’s great exit – Al Jazeera English

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Brexit could mean VISA-FREE migration between Australia, UK, Canada and NZ | World | News | Daily Express

A PROPOSED free mobility labour zone between Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada has strong support, according to a poll. Source: Brexit could mean VISA-FREE migration between Australia, UK, Canada and NZ | World | News | Daily Express

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Brexit stands as a warning to American conservatives | Opinion | The Guardian

The fears of immigration whipped up by Nigel Farage mirror Donald Trump’s. If he makes it to the White House, they too will be exposed as lies the very next day Source: Brexit stands as a warning to American conservatives … Continue reading

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What will Brexit do to Britain’s place in the world? | Politics | The Guardian

Britain still belongs to the UN security council, the G7 and Nato – but there are questions over its diplomatic clout Source: What will Brexit do to Britain’s place in the world? | Politics | The Guardian

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Europe is the creation of the Third World – Al Jazeera English

What will remain of the very idea of ‘Europe’ now that the UK opted to bid it farewell? Source: Europe is the creation of the Third World – Al Jazeera English

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American Red Cross Spends 25% Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses, Builds Only Six Permanent Homes After The Disaster AnonHQ

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake measuring up to 7.0 moment magnitude struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Between 100,000 to 316,000 deaths were reported from the disaster. More than three million people were also made homeless from the … Continue reading

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Israeli Intel Chief: We Do NOT Want ISIS Defeated in Syria AnonHQ

(ANTIWAR) In a speech at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevy, took Israel’s long-standing position that it “prefers ISIS” over the Syrian government to a whole ‘nother level, declaring openly that Israel does not want to … Continue reading

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» Army Kills A Palestinian Teenage Girl In Hebron– IMEMC News

Source: » Army Kills A Palestinian Teenage Girl In Hebron– IMEMC News

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Multiple people stabbed at Sacramento white nationalist rally | US news | The Guardian

Sacramento officials report seven people taken to hospitals after a white nationalist group and counter-protesters attack each other Source: Multiple people stabbed at Sacramento white nationalist rally | US news | The Guardian

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New York: Impressions of a first-timer

This is a country whose citizens kill one another at a rate unmatched in the western world. Source: New York: Impressions of a first-timer

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Democracy and Class Struggle: Why the British said No to Europe by John Pilger

Source: Democracy and Class Struggle: Why the British said No to Europe by John Pilger

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Natasha Hakimi: ‘Brexit’ Is Here: U.K. Votes to Leave European Union as David Cameron Resigns (Multimedia) – Truthdig

The British prime minister steps down after the “Leave” contingent triumphs in a breathtakingly close referendum that sent world financial markets reeling. (Updated throughout the day) Source: Natasha Hakimi: ‘Brexit’ Is Here: U.K. Votes to Leave European Union as David … Continue reading

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Technology, democracy and the power of the people

Australia’s political duopoly only perpetuates a watered down democracy, which is now little more than a regional office for corporate interests, writes Andrew Chambers. Source: Technology, democracy and the power of the people

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Britain’s Brexit just killed globalisation as we know it

The economic story of the past quarter century was the rapid advance of globalisation, the unleashing of trade and commerce among countries rich and poor — a McDonald’s in every European capital, “Made in China” labels throughout Toys R Us. … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: 2008 All Over Again – Truthdig

Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union presages perhaps another global financial meltdown. Banks will again demand massive bailouts. We will be forced to again swallow austerity measures, and there will be a continued decline in living standards. Source: … Continue reading

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John Oliver on ‘Brexit’: Brits Would Be ‘Bat-Shit Crazy’ to Leave the European Union (Video) – Truthdig

On the upcoming British referendum on whether the U.K. should exit the E.U., the “Last Week Tonight” host expresses his ideas in a “violently British” way—some of which involves a hateful song. Source: John Oliver on ‘Brexit’: Brits Would Be … Continue reading

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Migrants bring economic growth and diversity to West Australian town | SBS News

Australian governments need to greater appreciate the work ethic and culture of migrants. That’s the message from 32-year-old Mohammad Sinn. The employment consultant, born and bred in Katanning, a country town three hours south of Perth, said he rarely had difficulty … Continue reading

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German leader Angela Merkel urges caution on ‘Brexit’ talks as uncertainties grow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged her fellow European Union leaders to react cautiously to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, breaking with fellow European ministers who seek a swift and decisive divorce with Britain. Source: German leader Angela … Continue reading

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Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Says China’s Economic Outlook Is Bright – Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s richest man said China’s economic outlook is bright in the long term, casting a vote of confidence in a country that’s growing at its slowest pace in a quarter century. Source: Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Says China’s Economic Outlook … Continue reading

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Flags burned at Melbourne racism protests | SBS News

Masked members of a splinter anti-fascism group have set Australian flags on fire and scuffled with police and media in the latest Melbourne rally between rival protest groups. However, there was no repeat of the violent clashes seen at recent … Continue reading

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 25) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr George Venturini* Testing the thesis (continued) 4 (The supremacy of the military/avid militarism) The military remains supreme. Australia’s defence expenditure increased by 50 per cent between 1989 and 2007. The Government allocated $22 billion to the Australian Defence … Continue reading

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How Big Mining’s donations influence the political agenda in Canberra

Source: How Big Mining’s donations influence the political agenda in Canberra

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The Abbott-Turnbull Government sucks

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Independent Britain To Open Up All Sorts Of New Opportunities For People Aspiring To Be Prime Minister: Boris Johnson

By The Shovel on June 26, 2016 ‘Leave’ campaign leader Boris Johnson says the decision to leave the EU marks a new dawn for people who had always wanted to hold the most powerful job in the country. “I said all … Continue reading

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