Monthly Archives: August 2016

Robert Reich: Trumpism will continue after Trump loses, but can any good come out of the wreckage? – Salon.com

Trump needs attention the way normal people need food Source: Robert Reich: Trumpism will continue after Trump loses, but can any good come out of the wreckage? – Salon.com

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On Timor, Australia looks like it’s denying an impoverished neighbour its birthright | Ben Saul | Opinion | The Guardian

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 Source: On Timor, Australia looks like it’s denying an impoverished neighbour its birthright | … Continue reading

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Cheap and green energy ‘golden age’ under threat from Government tinkering, industry warns | Environment | The Independent

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 … Continue reading

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Multinational sham: how Australia was hoodwinked | Michael West

Source: Multinational sham: how Australia was hoodwinked | Michael West

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Anatomy of a lie: Justifying the unthinkable. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“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 … Continue reading

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Choice.We or Me in a Bountiful World| Said Loudly!

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Muslims fear backlash if Eid al-Adha falls on 9/11 this year | Americas | News | The Independent

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 … Continue reading

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End These Childish Antics Now! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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‘Jumpy Europe jumping to conclusion that every violent incident an act of terrorism’ — RT Op-Edge

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. Source: ‘Jumpy Europe jumping to conclusion … Continue reading

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Israeli Propagandists Threaten Destruction of Europe as Punishment for Boycotting Israel | Alternet

Supporters of Israel steal animated video without creators’ permission to send Europe an extreme message. Source: Israeli Propagandists Threaten Destruction of Europe as Punishment for Boycotting Israel | Alternet

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US police chiefs visit Israel to learn counter-terrorism techniques – Israel News – Jerusalem Post| Exporting State Terror

Among the delegation were chiefs of the Orlando, Florida and San Bernadino, California, police departments, who recently witnessed unprecedented terrorist attacks in their cities. Source: US police chiefs visit Israel to learn counter-terrorism techniques – Israel News – Jerusalem Post

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Israel’s true flaws – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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Whitewashed- Video

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The Modern Racist Paradigm | Video (2007)

Source: The Modern Racist Paradigm (2007)

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Petition · Australian Government: Stop the Age of Entitlement with Exorbitant Politician Pensions · Change.org

Source: Petition · Australian Government: Stop the Age of Entitlement with Exorbitant Politician Pensions · Change.org

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Battle For Bulga: Rio Tinto Prepares To Crush Another Tiny Town, This Time In Australia – New Matilda

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 … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson on 60 Minutes: It was like 1996 all over again. Sort of.

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? Source: Pauline Hanson on 60 Minutes: It was like 1996 all over again. Sort of.

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Police brutality against Blacks: ‘Changes in the air thanks to videotape & social media’ — RT Op-Edge

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 … Continue reading

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War ‘Has Become a Permanent Condition’ for the United States – Truthdig

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. Source: War ‘Has Become a Permanent Condition’ … Continue reading

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Game over: Havana through the eyes of two food vendors – News from Al Jazeera

Jose and Leo ply the streets of Havana with a vegetable cart in a daily game of urban hide-and-seek with the police. Source: Game over: Havana through the eyes of two food vendors – News from Al Jazeera

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Privilege and its discontents | The Monthly

“These are vexing times for conservatives,” declared Tony Abbott in his dinner address to the Samuel Griffith Society in Adelaide on Friday night. Source: Privilege and its discontents | The Monthly

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The tragically powerful story behind the lone German who refused to give Hitler the Nazi salute | Europe | News | The Independent

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 … Continue reading

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A journey in grief: my daughter Mia, killed in a hostel 10,000 miles from home | The Independent|Even a grieving mother has time to tell Andrew Bolt and Rowan Dean they are not only wrong but Islamophobic hate mongers

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 … Continue reading

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Is Turkey’s incursion into Syria about Daesh, or about the Kurds?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Turkish military sources told the Anadol news agency that Wednesday’s military … Source: Is Turkey’s incursion into Syria about Daesh, or about the Kurds?

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IDF releases conscientious objector after 67 days in prison | +972 Magazine

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 … Continue reading

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Racial bias found in Texas death penalty cases, Harvard Law School study says | US news | The Guardian

Harris County was named one of 16 ‘outlier’ counties in the US, where five or more death sentences were assessed between 2010 and 2015 Source: Racial bias found in Texas death penalty cases, Harvard Law School study says | US … Continue reading

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Right wing Perspectives of life

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Day to Day Politics: Abbott tells Turnbull how to govern. Seriously. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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Fairfax, News Corp and bleeding the ink out of newspapers

Source: Fairfax, News Corp and bleeding the ink out of newspapers

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The Taxed Nots. Who are they and what should we do with them? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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#CloseTheCamps rallies across Australia call for Nauru and Manus centres to shut | Australia news | The Guardian

Refugees and asylum seekers held on Nauru and Manus Island should be brought to Australia, say activists who organised nationwide protests Source: #CloseTheCamps rallies across Australia call for Nauru and Manus centres to shut | Australia news | The Guardian

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Does Youi owe you? Insurer accused of billing without consent

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. Source: Does Youi owe you? Insurer accused of billing without consent

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‘It’s a thumping’: Labor wins Northern Territory election | Australia news | The Guardian

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 Source: ‘It’s a thumping’: Labor wins Northern Territory election | Australia news | The Guardian

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ASIO asks for detention powers without warrant from judge|

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. Source: ASIO asks … Continue reading

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How to lie with Statisics.| Andrew Bolt’s Threat

The invasion of Germany continues: 250,000 more   Bolt’s Threat  “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 … Continue reading

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David Pope

Cartoons from The Canberra Times editorial artist. Source: David Pope

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Aboriginal people feel pressured to lose values, culture to be successful, study says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A new report suggests Aboriginal people are facing enormous pressure to lose their traditional culture in order to be successful in Australia. Source: Aboriginal people feel pressured to lose values, culture to be successful, study says – ABC News (Australian … Continue reading

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Federal police raids over NBN leak should ring alarm bells for journalists | Australia news | The Guardian

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 Source: Federal police raids over NBN leak should ring alarm bells for journalists | … Continue reading

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Humour … Australian Politics

Gallery of opinion illustrations and cartoons by Sydney Morning Herald artist, John Shakespeare. Source: Illustrations and cartoons by John Shakespeare

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Changing the whitewash channel on Australian television – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

People of non-Anglo backgrounds are vastly underrepresented in Australian TV, a new study shows. Source: Changing the whitewash channel on Australian television – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Israel’s war on open discourse: State censorship now reaches into international news sources and social media – Salon.com

Israel’s attempts to restrict online discourse are futile and counterproductive Source: Israel’s war on open discourse: State censorship now reaches into international news sources and social media – Salon.com

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‘My culture means everything to me’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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. Source: ‘My culture means everything to me’ – ABC News (Australian … Continue reading

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NBN needs another $20 billion of public money to finish rollout

The federal government will have to plow in another $20 billion to the national broadband network as it battles higher than expected costs. Source: NBN needs another $20 billion of public money to finish rollout

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Five years after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster many residents are still living in a radioactive nightmare.

101 East Inside Fukushima’s Time Bomb  

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Leigh Sales interviews NT Chief Head Kicker Adam Giles on the eve of his demise

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. Source: Leigh Sales interviews NT Chief Head Kicker Adam Giles … Continue reading

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Politicians’ anti-immigrant rhetoric fuelled post-Brexit hate crime spike, United Nations says | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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 … Continue reading

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Ron Tandberg

Some of his best work. Source: Ron Tandberg

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A piece of string, a banana, and a cassowary walk into Scott Morrison’s bar | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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” Source: A piece of string, a banana, and a cassowary walk into Scott Morrison’s bar | First … Continue reading

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Finland tests giving every citizen a universal basic income | Business News | News | The Independent

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, … Continue reading

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Special Report: 100 Years of Middle East History – Your Middle East

Source: Special Report: 100 Years of Middle East History – Your Middle East

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