Trump needs attention the way normal people need food
This week’s conciliation talks in The Hague give Australia a new chance to do the right thing by East Timor to help it secure its future
The prospect of a ‘golden age’ of cheap and green energy is being put at risk by constant Government tinkering that is driving away investors, the industry has warned. In an interview with The Independent, Lawrence Slade, the chief executive of Energy UK, highlighted 10 different changes over the past year or so that he said were undermining confidence in the sector.
“It’s often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that’s a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.” – L. Neil Smith A lie of omission occurs when an important fact…
Muslims in America are preparing themsleves for the possibillity that their holiest holiday, Eid al-Adha – the feast of the sacrifice – could fall on 11 September this year, the 15th anniversary of al-Qaeda attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Tensions are already high during a febrile election year and some fear the coincidence could provoke a backlash against America’s Muslim population.
Much has been said about the divisive nature of a plebiscite to decide the question of same-sex marriage. Much has been said about the simplicity of a parliamentary vote. Politics is a cruel animal when it comes to delivering on divisive issues. It reduces otherwise intelligent people to the level of school children misbehaving in…
Europeans are understandably anxious about the ongoing terrorist threat across the continent, so when something explosive happens, people are quick to conclude that another bomb has gone off, says Annie Machon, former MI5 agent.
Supporters of Israel steal animated video without creators’ permission to send Europe an extreme message.
Among the delegation were chiefs of the Orlando, Florida and San Bernadino, California, police departments, who recently witnessed unprecedented terrorist attacks in their cities.
By Tracie Aylmer I’m the type of person who believes in humanity and humanism. The idea of fascism within today’s world disgusts me enough to try to do everything I can to change whatever I can. Today, I saw an ‘explanation’ of a video. The propaganda related to the video scared me. One of the…
The mining giant’s history of destruction spans much of the globe, but you don’t have to travel the seas to see it. Bulga, just north of Sydney is one of the latest casualties. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, however, won’t get to see it – she’s been punted by Rio Tinto from a ‘community tour’ ofMore
Credit where it’s due: 60 Minutes’ in-depth profile of Pauline Hanson was a masterclass. But enough about 1996 –what happened on Sunday night?
Black Americans have had problems with police brutality in each generation. The difference now is the introduction of technologies that allow victims to pursue justice in a court of law, said Roland Martin, host and Managing Editor of TV One’s ‘News One Now’.
At the annual Veterans For Peace convention, speakers including filmmaker Oliver Stone, historian Andrew Bracevich and journalist Ann Jones discussed public relation campaigns in support of war and the struggles American veterans face.
Jose and Leo ply the streets of Havana with a vegetable cart in a daily game of urban hide-and-seek with the police.
“These are vexing times for conservatives,” declared Tony Abbott in his dinner address to the Samuel Griffith Society in Adelaide on Friday night.
Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler’s infamous “sieg heil” (meaning “hail victory”) salute was mandatory for all German citizens as a demonstration of loyalty to the Führer, his party, and his nation. August Landmesser, the lone German refusing to raise a stiff right arm amid Hitler’s presence at a 1936 rally, had been a loyal Nazi. Landmesser joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and began to work his way up the ranks of what would become the only legal political affiliation in the country.
Mia Ayliffe-Chung is the 21-year-old British backpacker who was stabbed to death in Australia last Tuesday at the hostel she was staying in. Mia, from Wirksworth in Derbyshire, was working on a farm in Queensland in order to fulfil requirements for her Australian visa. In the coming week, Mia’s mother, Rosie Ayliffe, will write a daily blog in The Independent as she prepares to travel to Australia and collect her daughter’s ashes.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Turkish military sources told the Anadol news agency that Wednesday’s military …
Omri Baranes sat in military prison for 67 days for refusing to join the Israeli army. After spending 67 days in military prison, Israeli conscientious objector Omri Baranes was officially released from IDF service on Thursday. Baranes, from the city of Rosh HaAyin in central Israel, was recognized by an IDF committee as a pacifist and was thus released on conscientious grounds. The conscientious objectors committee originally reject her request, leading Baranes to refuse to serve in the army and sit in prison. [tmwinpost] According to the IDF conscientious objectors who oppose all forms of violence or service in any army…
Harris County was named one of 16 ‘outlier’ counties in the US, where five or more death sentences were assessed between 2010 and 2015
Sunday 28 August 2016 Before Tony Abbott came along Australia had never elected a Prime Minister so ignorant of technology, so ill informed of science, so oblivious of the needs and aspirations of women, and so ideologically out of touch with a modern pluralist society. Both his party and the electorate witnessed his dreadful leadership…
When the Government chooses not to participate in active job creation, the expectation on people seeking employment to engage in active participation welfare programs, is unfair, burdensome, stigmatising, demoralising and counterproductive. Mutual Obligation under the Keating Government was developed based on the notion that the Government would also commit to job creation and increase vocational training. This is not the case…
Refugees and asylum seekers held on Nauru and Manus Island should be brought to Australia, say activists who organised nationwide protests
Unlike other insurers you cannot get an insurance quote from Youi online – it must be through a phone interview. That’s where the trouble starts.
Outgoing chief minister Adam Giles delivers a succinct obituary for his one-term government, which had its 2012 16-seat win cut to two seats
ASIO has proposed scrapping the need for judge-approved warrants to detain and question Australians for up to a week without charge in terrorism investigations, in a watering down of safeguards that has alarmed lawyers and rights advocates.
“This is going to end very badly”
Bolt’s predictions last year were that 1mill plus refugees invaded Germany . He reduced that to 600,000, the official numbers in his latest and recent blogs, simply because the official data showed the 1 million figure was obvious bullshit. However he’s back again saying the 2015 number was a million 400,000 more than the official figure why, for impact alone.
How disappointed is he that this year’s estimate is only 250 – 300 k a little over the 220,000 of Australia’s immigration intake. Germany is a country with X4 times our population so comparatively the 600,000 input in 2015 is 33% proportionately less than us. Consequently the truth in fact ” is not as bad as it seems” .
With aging populations small towns in Germany are crying out for immigrants to replace their dying populations. Like Shepparton in Australia they are only too grateful for newcomers who have integrated exceptionally well when welcomed. You can’t rely on Andrew Bolt for any truth in news can you! He’s the Arthur Daley of media selling truth without wheels no without an engine.
Immigrants in Sweden are beginning to get homesick and apparently leaving the EU in greater numbers something Bolt doesn’t tell you, which indicates they never arrived for economic opportunity alone. Bolt’s greatest argument was these people were economic refugees. In fact the poorest remain in camps outside the EU. These people are in fact home sick. So Andrew Bolt not only exaggerating the numbers but he isn’t even attempting to quote nett annual numbers. He’s simply putting in numbers to feed his imaginary story to whip up fear. Incoming refugee numbers are dropping and outgoing are increasing which simply says if the wars the West began stop Bolt’s Muslim invasion is little more than a right wing fantasy. Nigel Farage Bolt’s not he is however worse and more like Trump even a bigger liar supported by News Corp. Who is also all biggest media support of all three.
Cartoons from The Canberra Times editorial artist.
Source: David Pope
A new report suggests Aboriginal people are facing enormous pressure to lose their traditional culture in order to be successful in Australia.
The ‘official secrets’ offence has been invoked in the case of a Labor staffer and his source, not for serious espionage but for disclosing embarrassing documents
Gallery of opinion illustrations and cartoons by Sydney Morning Herald artist, John Shakespeare.
People of non-Anglo backgrounds are vastly underrepresented in Australian TV, a new study shows.
Israel’s attempts to restrict online discourse are futile and counterproductive
Meet the Gadhu dancers from Bermagui Public School, who are keeping the spirit and culture of the Yuin people alive on the far south coast of New South Wales.
The federal government will have to plow in another $20 billion to the national broadband network as it battles higher than expected costs.
ABC 7.30’s Leigh Sales and film crew travel to the NT to witness Chief Minister Adam Giles hurtle down the slippery slope to oblivion at this Saturday’s election. Richard Koser was there.
British politicians’ “divisive, anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric” during the EU referendum campaign fuelled a surge in hate crimes immediately following the vote, a United Nations body has said. BBC News reports that the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it was “seriously concerned” that British politicians whipped up hatred and then “failed to condemn” racist abuse during the campaign.
Some of his best work.
Source: Ron Tandberg
In Scott’s bar and grill, we serve everyone except pieces of string and poor people, or as we call them now, the “taxed-not”
Finland is pushing ahead with a plan to test the effects of paying a basic income as it seeks to protect state finances and move more people into the labour market. The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, known as Kela, will be responsible for carrying out the experiment that would start in 2017 and include 2,000 randomly selected welfare recipients, according to a statement released on Thursday. The level of basic income would be €560 euros per month (£480) tax free, and mandatory for those picked.