Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hillary Clinton, the luckiest woman alive | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Whatever her many many many faults, compared to Trump she is an avenging angel driving a truck full of hot waffles Source: Hillary Clinton, the luckiest woman alive | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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Muslim-American Father of KIA Vet to Trump: Here’s the Constitution

ABC 15 Arizona | (Video News Report) | – – “FULL: Khizr Khan son was 1 of 14 American Muslims … Source: Muslim-American Father of KIA Vet to Trump: Here’s the Constitution

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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. … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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All deaths are not terrorism (Part 1)

Are all deaths equal? Martin McMahon looks at deaths from terrorism, mass killings, indiscriminate killings, deaths by gun-toting loonies in the U.S., malaria and hospital deaths. His verdict: Source: All deaths are not terrorism (Part 1)

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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)

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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

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

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 … Continue reading

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How America’s Puritan Roots Helped Create Its Unforgiving Prison Culture

Source: How America’s Puritan Roots Helped Create Its Unforgiving Prison Culture

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Government Refuses To Back Kevin Rudd For UN Secretary-General – BuzzFeed News

“He’s a narcissist, a micro-manager, an impulsive control freak and a psychopath.” Source: Government Refuses To Back Kevin Rudd For UN Secretary-General – BuzzFeed News

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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.” … Continue reading

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What draws foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria? – News from Al Jazeera

While some are motivated by a genuine desire to help, others have come seeking personal glory, fighters say. Source: What draws foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria? – News from Al Jazeera

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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 … Continue reading

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FRANCE-ANALYSIS: Isil knows its priorities – and attacking Christians is one of them

Isil’s war in Europe will evolve in unpredictable and erratic ways, because the generals do not command the troops. Source: FRANCE-ANALYSIS: Isil knows its priorities – and attacking Christians is one of them

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I follow Shari’ah. This is what it really means to me

With One Nation making its return on a platform of “no sharia law”, Asiya Rodrigo thinks it’s time Australians found out what Shari’ah is really about for everyday Muslims like her. Source: I follow Shari’ah. This is what it really … Continue reading

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How Muslim Australians are being terrorised every single day

When we talk about people’s legitimate fears, we need to talk about the fear of those who face daily personal attacks because of their background. Source: How Muslim Australians are being terrorised every single day

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‘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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Australia’s dirty policy deal finally comes unstuck

Manus – Australia’s dirty policy deal finally comes unstuck Source: Australia’s dirty policy deal finally comes unstuck

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Coal is behind the attacks on wind turbines. It’s fighting for its life

First it was dead birds, then noise. Now wind farms are being blamed for destroying the electricity market and pushing prices as high as $14,000 per megawatt hour. Source: Coal is behind the attacks on wind turbines. It’s fighting for … Continue reading

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Turnbull government’s green shift to back renewables

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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Arab Street Shocked as Saudi Delegation Visits Israel | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Egyptian news site the Arab Observer Network reports that the … Source: Arab Street Shocked as Saudi Delegation Visits Israel | Informed Comment

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

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 … Continue reading

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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)

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The West has raped, killed and destroyed the whole world – PravdaReport

The NATO summit says that the war is on the doorstep. They see Putin as their enemy Source: The West has raped, killed and destroyed the whole world – PravdaReport

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When terror goes viral it’s up to us to prevent chaos

Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate. Have we reached the tipping point between order and chaos at the global level? Source: When terror goes viral it’s up to us to … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘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 … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and Australia’s political divide

John Passant discusses Australia’s shifting political divide in light of growing global austerity and the rise of extremism. Source: Neoliberalism and Australia’s political divide

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Planning Chaos in the Middle East: Destruction of Societies for Foreign Money Control | Global Research

Source: Planning Chaos in the Middle East: Destruction of Societies for Foreign Money Control | Global Research

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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’. … Continue reading

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ISIS, Israel, Iraq, And Syria: It’s All Part Of The Plan

(ANTIMEDIA) Israel lacks a national motto. If its leaders are looking for a Latin one, “carpe chaos” would be an apt and honest choice. “Seize the chaos” i, Iraq, ISIS, Israel, Syria, Source: ISIS, Israel, Iraq, And Syria: It’s All … Continue reading

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

  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… … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Krugers, Bolts and glass houses

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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