Month: July 2016

US criminal justice system targets minorities more than Wall Street thieves – UN human rights expert — RT America

The United States continues to be mired in racial, social, and economic inequalities, inhibiting the basic rights of its citizens, especially people of color, says a UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

Source: US criminal justice system targets minorities more than Wall Street thieves – UN human rights expert — RT America

Fox News Didn’t Show Democratic Convention Speeches That Cut Against Its Right-Wing Narrative

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Fox News did not air several Democratic National Convention speeches from figures promoting issues that run counter to the narrative the network has pushed for years — including racial justice, reproductive rights, gun safety reform, LGBT equality, and respect for Muslim-Americans.During the second day of the convention on July 26, members of

Source: Fox News Didn’t Show Democratic Convention Speeches That Cut Against Its Right-Wing Narrative

Endless Summer: First Half Of 2016 Hottest On Record – New Matilda

There has never been a hotter time to be alive than today. Carbon dioxide levels have crossed the threshold of 400 parts per million. They’re the highest they’ve been in over 650,000 years and as a result, 15 of the 16 hottest years on NASA’s 136 year record have occurred in the 21st century. As theMore

Source: Endless Summer: First Half Of 2016 Hottest On Record – New Matilda

New Israeli settlement plans ‘provocative and counterproductive’, says US – Your Middle East

“We are deeply concerned by reports today that the government of Israel has published tenders for 323 units in east Jerusalem settlements,” State Department spokes

Source: New Israeli settlement plans ‘provocative and counterproductive’, says US – Your Middle East

German woman invented gang-rape story during Cologne NYE assaults – media — RT News

An 18-year-old woman who earlier claimed to have been brutally raped by a gang of refugees in front of a Cologne train station reportedly confessed that her chilling story was fiction the whole time – she hadn’t even been in the city on New Year’s Eve.

Source: German woman invented gang-rape story during Cologne NYE assaults – media — RT News

Donald Trump says he wants to ‘hit’ DNC 2016 speakers who criticised him | Americas | News | The Independent

Donald Trump has reacted angrily to speeches critical of him at this week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC), saying he wanted to “hit a couple of those speakers so hard”.

Source: Donald Trump says he wants to ‘hit’ DNC 2016 speakers who criticised him | Americas | News | The Independent

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Save the Children-supported maternity hospital bombed in Syria, charity says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children has been bombed in an air raid in Syria’s northwest Idlib province.

Source: Save the Children-supported maternity hospital bombed in Syria, charity says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stan Grant delivers fiery speech on Indigenous rights in wake of abuse scandal

Indigenous broadcaster Stan Grant has delivered an impassioned speech on Aboriginal rights and recognition following the treatment of indigenous boys in detention in the Northern Territory.

Source: Stan Grant delivers fiery speech on Indigenous rights in wake of abuse scandal

Day to Day Politics: In case you didn’t know. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Friday 29 July 2016 1 The phenomenon that is Donald Trump and the vote against Brexit tells us that there is a worldwide dissatisfaction with the concept of historical party politics and democracy as we know it. The mass violent attacks in countries not so different to Australia lend themselves to the conclusion that there…

Source: Day to Day Politics: In case you didn’t know. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Hard Questions: Youth Detention Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer, Justice Reinvestment Does – New Matilda

Australia’s model of locking up children makes us all less safe, and lags behind global developments on crime prevention, writes Laura Hogan. Fyodor Dostoyevsky said that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” The footage aired on the 7:30 Report of the torture of young people in detentionMore

Source: The Hard Questions: Youth Detention Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer, Justice Reinvestment Does – New Matilda

People power – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Never has there been a better time for people to exert their power. As we have seen, nervous politicians with a very tight margin seem to have a great deal of influence.  They can even bring down Prime Ministers. Whilst the Coalition won 76 seats, 12 of them were by a margin of less than…

Source: People power – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘I was in disbelief’: Student speaks up after Apple store incident | SBS News

File pic. (AAP) (SBS News) Abdulahi Haji Ali, one of the students at the centre of the racist incident. (SBS News) File pic. (AAP) (SBS News)PreviousNext apple apple kid Apple store Treasurer Joe Hockey says he’ll introduce new laws to crack down on multinational tax dodgers. (AAP) apple apple kid Apple store Treasurer Joe Hockey says he’ll introduce new laws to crack down on multinational tax dodgers. (AAP) apple apple kid Apple store Treasurer Joe Hockey says he’ll introduce new laws to crack down on multinational tax dodgers. (AAP)Hide GridImages 041/04Video1/AudioOne of the students at the centre of an apparent racist discriminatory incident at a Melbourne Apple store says he was in disbelief when the group was told to leave a store because staff were worried they “might steal something”.Source: SBS News12 Nov 2015 – 8:27 AM UPDATED 13 Nov 2015 – 9:08 AMOne of the African students turned away from a Melbourne Apple store because a staff member was afraid he and his friends “might steal something” has told SBS News he wants a formal apology from the company.A video posted on Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday night showed the staff member telling the boys, who were wearing Maribyrnong College uniforms, “we’re just a bit worried about your presence in our store”.”We’re just worried you might steal something,” the staff member said.”Why would we steal something?” one of the boys asked.The staff member did not address the boy’s question, saying, “End of discussion, I need to ask you to leave our store”.One of the boys, Abdulahi Haji Ali, told SBS the group was shocked to be asked to leave.”Once the incident happened I was in shock, I was in disbelief,” he said. “I didn’t believe the employee said that, I thought I was day dreaming.”The principal of Maribyrnong College, Nick Scott, later accompanied the boys back to the store to seek an apology for their treatment. He told SBS News the store manager responded to them favourably and told them they were welcome any time.Abdulahi told SBS News the incident hadn’t changed his opinion of the company.”It was just one employee and we shouldn’t blame the all company just for one employee’s mistake”. “I didn’t believe the employee said that, I thought I was day dreaming.”But he wanted Apple to give the group a formal apology.An Apple spokeswoman provided the following statement to SBS in relation to the incident:“Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions. We’ve looked into the details of the situation and we apologise to the customers involved. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be.”Since the video was published, there has been a huge amount of support for the boys on social media and condemnation for the conduct of the Apple staff involved.Mr Scott said he wasn’t surprised the boys had filmed the incident and commended their actions.“In speaking to the boys, it’s clear to me they’ve experienced this kind of thing before,” he said. “They know it for what it is and they certainly felt they wanted to record this incident and I congratulate them for it.” Recommended ‘We believe in equality for everyone’: Apple apologises for ejecting African students from Melbourne store 13 Nov 2015 – 10:22am ‘We believe in equality for everyone’: Apple apologises for ejecting African students from Melbourne store

Source: ‘I was in disbelief’: Student speaks up after Apple store incident | SBS News

Day to Day Politics: The ABC of injustice. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Thursday 27 July 2016 The ABC’s revelation about the manifestly unreasonable treatment of teenage boys in detention in the Northern Territory should come as no surprise to anyone. It is the ABC with programmes like Four Corners, Media Watch and Australian Story and others that have been at the forefront of revealing injustice, corruption, political…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The ABC of injustice. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Turnbull government’s green shift to back renewables

Incoming Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has flagged a marked change in direction away from fossil fuels.

Malcolm Turnbull’s new Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has signalled a declining role for coal in Australia’s energy mix in the future, in a marked change from the aggressively pro-coal stance of the Abbott government.

Source: Turnbull government’s green shift to back renewables

Furious George Pell demands Victoria Police investigation as ABC airs abuse claims

Speaking from Rome where he is based at the Vatican, Cardinal Pell said he refused to be put to a “trial by media” and said the ABC had “no licence” to destroy his reputation.

Source: Furious George Pell demands Victoria Police investigation as ABC airs abuse claims

Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video) – Truthdig

Hedges and Reich appear on “Democracy Now!” to debate whom progressives should support now that Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Source: Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video) – Truthdig

Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria – WTF RLY REPORT

Washington’s Blog The Jerusalem Post reports that an ISIS fighter says that Turkey funds the terrorist group. Turkey is a member of NATO and a close U.S. ally. A German news program – with English subtitles captions – shows that Turkey is sending terrorists into Syria: Opposition Turkish lawmakers say […]

Source: Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria – WTF RLY REPORT

Megyn Kelly ‘claims Fox CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her too’ | People | News | The Independent

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The controversy facing Roger Ailes over allegations that he sexually harassed a Fox News reporter has deepened after anther, high profile female journalist said he also made unwanted sexual advances to her.

Source: Megyn Kelly ‘claims Fox CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her too’ | People | News | The Independent

What are the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A group of doctors are launching a High Court challenge against the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act. This is why.

Source: What are the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Virginia officer said ‘This is my second one’ after killing William Chapman | US news | The Guardian

Court hears of comment made by Stephen Rankin, charged with murder in the 18-year-old’s death, in reference to another unarmed man he killed years earlier

Source: Virginia officer said ‘This is my second one’ after killing William Chapman | US news | The Guardian

No Bibi, Palestinians succeed despite Israel — not because of it | +972 Magazine

By urging Israel’s Palestinians to take a more active role in civil society, Netanyahu erases an entire history that existed in this land before Zionism. It is not entirely clear what drove Prime Minister Netanyahu to use this moment and release a video directed at Israel’s Arab citizens. It clocks in at just over three minutes, and I must admit that I couldn’t get through the whole thing. Maybe if it were broadcasted on FaceTime. Maybe. [tmwinpost] But the minute and a half that I did watch were enough to see the depth of the man’s cynicism and deceptiveness, and even that…

Source: No Bibi, Palestinians succeed despite Israel — not because of it | +972 Magazine

Normandy church attack ‘symbolic’, attempt to ‘cultivate war between West & Islam’ — RT Op-Edge

The murder of a priest in a church in the Normandy region of northern France is very symbolic and is part of terrorists’ psychological warfare aimed at demonstrating nowhere is safe and creating a gap between Christians and Muslims, experts say.

Source: Normandy church attack ‘symbolic’, attempt to ‘cultivate war between West & Islam’ — RT Op-Edge

Why The Murdochs Have To Clean House At Fox News

Butts being grabbed, women being kissed against their will, female employees being ogled at work, promotions being offered in exchange for sex, and the looming threat of being fired for anyone who complained about the degrading harassment.Is it just me, or does the recent ugly portrait of Fox News these days in the wake of Roger Ailes’ de

Source: Why The Murdochs Have To Clean House At Fox News

Turnbull “Appalled”, Scullion “Not Piqued”, While Mirabella Fails To Grasp Simple Concept! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Prime Minister was shocked after viewing the footage on “Four Corners” last night. Shocked. And appalled. Footage showing young offenders being tear-gassed, stripped, beaten and generally given the sort of treatment that qualifies as torture if we were so silly as to use the UN definition of torture. Whatever, given that he announced his…

Source: Turnbull “Appalled”, Scullion “Not Piqued”, While Mirabella Fails To Grasp Simple Concept! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Terrorist attacks are the price we pay for living in a liberal democracy’ — RT Op-Edge

The idea of freedom of speech and freedom to access the internet allows groups like ISIS to radicalize marginalized people with material accessible online, says Dr. Simon Mabon, lecturer in international relations at Lancaster University in the UK.

Source: ‘Terrorist attacks are the price we pay for living in a liberal democracy’ — RT Op-Edge

Google this! Hillary Clinton and the Syrian regime-change conspiracy — RT Op-Edge

If you’d have said a year ago that the US State Department, Google, and Al Jazeera had been collaborating in pursuance of regime change in Syria, chances are you’d have been casually dismissed as a ‘crank’ and a ‘conspiracy theorist’.

Source: Google this! Hillary Clinton and the Syrian regime-change conspiracy — RT Op-Edge

Why This “All Muslims Are Terrorists” Mantra Needs to Stop | The Lone Girl in a Crowd

This is a handy cartoon of how Islamophobia affects people's perception of Muslims. Here we have a Muslim in the same pose as a white person in similar garb. But they are seen as totally different things.

 

Now I may not do a serious post very often but I think a post on anti-Muslim bias and Islamophobia in the United States is long overdue. I know this post will anger some people and possibly cause c…

Source: Why This “All Muslims Are Terrorists” Mantra Needs to Stop | The Lone Girl in a Crowd

Australia’s Racism Problem Is A Growing Emergency – New Matilda

In an open letter to readers Amy McQuire, Michael Brull, and Samah Sabawi call for strong ties across communities to counter the rising tide of racism, wherever it comes from. George Fredrikson was the Edgar E Robinson Professor of History at Stanford University, and his academic specialty was racism. He observed that in late 19thMore

Source: Australia’s Racism Problem Is A Growing Emergency – New Matilda

Northern Territory abuse reflects Australia’s detention culture, says Gillian Triggs | Australia news | The Guardian

Human Rights Commission president tells Q&A treatment of teenagers at Darwin detention centre is a manifestation of wider acceptance of detention practices

Source: Northern Territory abuse reflects Australia’s detention culture, says Gillian Triggs | Australia news | The Guardian

Child hooded, strapped to mechanical restraint chair in Northern Territory detention – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Shocking video showing a 17-year-old boy being strapped into a mechanical restraint chair in the Northern Territory in March 2015 is obtained by Four Corners.

Source: Child hooded, strapped to mechanical restraint chair in Northern Territory detention – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)