Monthly Archives: September 2016

Donald Trump attacks ‘biased’ Lester Holt and accuses Google of conspiracy | US news | The Guardian

The Republican nominee lashes out in the wake of his poor debate showing and hints at more attacks on the Clinton marriage Source: Donald Trump attacks ‘biased’ Lester Holt and accuses Google of conspiracy | US news | The Guardian

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Bernie Sanders goes to bat for Clinton in her fight to win over young voters | US news | The Guardian

Former rival’s star power palpable as he campaigns for Hillary Clinton at University of New Hampshire, in a state he won in the Democratic primary Source: Bernie Sanders goes to bat for Clinton in her fight to win over young … Continue reading

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How Government Is Turning the Entire United States into a Debt Prison

Source: How Government Is Turning the Entire United States into a Debt Prison

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In Fox News Tradition, O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly Smear Police Shooting Victim Keith Lamont Scott As A Criminal

Fox hosts Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly unsurprisingly smeared Keith Lamont Scott, the latest high-profile black victim of police brutality, using his prior criminal record to deride protests in North Carolina over his death and call into question whether his … Continue reading

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Right-Wing “Porn Star” Attack On Former Miss Universe Falls Apart

Conservative media figures are responding to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s statements that Donald Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and publicly humiliated her for gaining weight by accusing her of being a “porn star.” It is unclear why Trump’s behavior … Continue reading

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Choice and Truth: Nestle Continues Stealing World’s Water During Drought

Source: Choice and Truth: Nestle Continues Stealing World’s Water During Drought

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We shouldn’t turn our backs on the world economy

Remember globalisation? It was big news some years back. Now, however, the leaders of the global economy worry that public opinion is turning against it, pressuring governments to reverse it. Source: We shouldn’t turn our backs on the world economy

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Democracy torn asunder – Google Search

Day to Day Politics: Where did it all go wrong? Part one. Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part two – Newspapers. Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part three – Electronic … Continue reading

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New Research Confirms The Media Was Pretty Bloody Sexist When Covering Julia Gillard

Surprise, surprise. Source: New Research Confirms The Media Was Pretty Bloody Sexist When Covering Julia Gillard

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‘A lemon’: NBN backflips, abandons plan to use Optus cables it purchased for $800 million

NBN dumps plan less than a year after vigorously denying reports the network it purchased from Optus was in a dire state. Source: ‘A lemon’: NBN backflips, abandons plan to use Optus cables it purchased for $800 million

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Australia should compare CEO and average worker pay as the US and UK do | Julie Walker | Australia news | The Guardian

Pay ratios are an important measure of income inequality over time and regulators should look at making them mandatory Source: Australia should compare CEO and average worker pay as the US and UK do | Julie Walker | Australia news … Continue reading

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Trump To Contest Next Debate With His Enormous Stamina Hanging Right Out

By The Shovel on September 29, 2016 Donald Trump alluded to how big his stamina was at the first Presidential debate. Now he has promised to show Americans the stamina in all of its glory at the next debate on … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy, Muslims Most Likely Cause Of SA Power Outage, Hanson Says

By The Shovel on September 29, 2016 As thousands of South Australians entered their second day without power, One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson said it was looking more and more likely that wind turbines and Muslims were to blame. The … Continue reading

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Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? | Mother Jones

The death toll is picking up, but it’s off the campaign radar. Source: Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? | Mother Jones

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A memo from hell: Donald Trump says I live there, along with every other black and brown American — but here’s the true hell he’ll never understand – Salon.com

Black people and Latinos are “living in hell,” Trump says. Time to tell Donald what our lives are really like Source: A memo from hell: Donald Trump says I live there, along with every other black and brown American — … Continue reading

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Germany: Dresden mosque bombed in ‘xenophobic’ attack – News from Al Jazeera

Blasts at mosque and convention centre overshadow events marking the 10th anniversary of the German Islam Conference. Source: Germany: Dresden mosque bombed in ‘xenophobic’ attack – News from Al Jazeera

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Health of more than 90% of world’s population affected by air pollution ‘emergency’, WHO says | The Independent

More than nine out of every 10 people on the planet live in areas where air pollution breaches official safety limits – and millions of people are dying as a result, according to new research by the World Health Organisation … Continue reading

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Serena Williams vows: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence – BBC News

Serena Williams speaks out against law enforcement brutality, quoting Martin Luther King as she says: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal”. Source: Serena Williams vows: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence – BBC News

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Swedish Policy on Cutting Taxes Repair

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We shouldn’t turn our backs on the world economy

Remember globalisation? It was big news some years back. Now, however, the leaders of the global economy worry that public opinion is turning against it, pressuring governments to reverse it. Source: We shouldn’t turn our backs on the world economy

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Lionel Shriver’s identity politics speech: Simply racist and objectionable

‘This is not an issue of ethnic minorities learning to share but of white society learning to respect boundaries.’ ~ Su Dharmapala Source: Lionel Shriver’s identity politics speech: Simply racist and objectionable

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Australia branded ‘child-stealing capital of the Western world’

Australian children are removed from their families more often than anywhere in the Western world, nearly twice as often as in the US and almost three times the rate in New Zealand, a parlia­mentary inquiry into child welfare has heard. … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Give A Fuck Who Gets Married

By The Shovel on September 26, 2016           The Almighty Father couldn’t give two shits which humans want to sign a piece of paper outlining their commitment to each other, it has been revealed. In a … Continue reading

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Trump Now Claiming He Wasn’t Actually At Debate

By The Shovel on September 27, 2016 Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Donald Trump has denied claims he was ever at last night’s Presidential debate in New York, in a stinging rebuke to journalists’ continued probing. In an interview … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror | The Monthly

Last week’s television debate Recognition: Yes or No? did not really advance the issue, which was a pity; it could have been more helpful had the participants been better matched. Source: Mirror, mirror | The Monthly

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Question for White Racists

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New national snapshot finds 60 per cent of Australians would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim

A new project tracking attitudes to Islam has uncovered some disturbing new insights into how Australians view Muslims. Source: New national snapshot finds 60 per cent of Australians would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim

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Auroville 48 year experiment in living

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The last Time Summer was this Hot, Human beings hadn’t yet Left Africa

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) Summer of 2016 was not only hotter than any summer on record, i.e. since … Source: The last Time Summer was this Hot, Human beings hadn’t yet Left Africa

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Mainstream Media focusing on Political Infotainment, not Policy | Informed Comment

By Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola | (The Young Turks Video Report) | – – “Donald Trump is one of … Source: Mainstream Media focusing on Political Infotainment, not Policy | Informed Comment

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CNN Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Clobbers Donald Trump in First Debate

A poll of voters nationwide and focus groups in swing states show voters believe Hillary Clinton was the clear winner in Monday night’s debate. Source: CNN Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Clobbers Donald Trump in First Debate

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US election: The debate that stopped a nation leaves voters torn between Clinton and Trump – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Millions of viewers across the United States and beyond tuned into the first Presidential debate, smashing ratings records and sending Monday night bar sales soaring. Source: US election: The debate that stopped a nation leaves voters torn between Clinton and … Continue reading

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Live Blog: The First 2016 Presidential Debate – Truthdig

The first of three debates between the major-party contenders saw Hillary Clinton simply let Donald Trump be Trump—sour, shrugging and full of falsehood. Source: Live Blog: The First 2016 Presidential Debate – Truthdig

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Clinton beats Trump | The Monthly

For anybody remotely concerned about the future of the world – by which I mean the question of whether the world has any future at all – the first 30 minutes of the US presidential debate this morning were terrifying. … Continue reading

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Any one Claims Refugees aren’t real

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13 Times Politicians Retired And Went Straight Into A Very Convenient Job

Like defence minister and weapons maker. Source: 13 Times Politicians Retired And Went Straight Into A Very Convenient Job

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The Australian Government Respects Goebbels’ Propaganda Principles More Than International Law – New Matilda

Tony Abbott, Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull may well make you feel ashamed to be Australian, but their use of propaganda would have made Joseph Goebbels proud. “The Fuehrer once more expressed his determination to clean up the Jews in … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: Small matters of political truth. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 27 September 2016 1 A study by none other than the University of Melbourne has found that just one electorate in Australia is against gay marriage. The study shows that MPs are significantly behind public opinion on the subject. … Continue reading

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Two million years of records show emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees C over coming centuries. Source: Two million years of records show emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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The Norwegian Paradox: Fighting climate change while selling the fuels that help cause it – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In Australia the very phrase is political poison, but in Norway, even oil and gas companies support a carbon tax. Source: The Norwegian Paradox: Fighting climate change while selling the fuels that help cause it – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Australia fails in attempt to block Timor-Leste maritime boundary case | World news | The Guardian

Australia forced to take part in conciliation at the Hague over maritime border in relation to area that contains an estimated $40bn worth of oil and gas Source: Australia fails in attempt to block Timor-Leste maritime boundary case | World … Continue reading

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IDF Censor redacts 1 in 5 articles it reviews for publication | +972 Magazine

The Israeli military censor has redacted, in full or in part, over 17,000 articles since 2011. While fewer articles have been censored in 2015 and 2016, the new IDF Censor is attempting to redact already-published information with alarming frequency. The Israeli Military … Continue reading

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Today’s greenhouse gas levels could result in up to 7 degrees of warming

Current greenhouse gas levels could commit the planet to as much as 7 degrees of warming in coming millennia. Source: Today’s greenhouse gas levels could result in up to 7 degrees of warming

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US police killings: What role does prejudice play? – Al Jazeera English

Eleven police officers were shot in Dallas by at least two snipers, and five of them were confirmed dead. Source: US police killings: What role does prejudice play? – Al Jazeera English

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The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian 793

The Counted People killed by police in the US 793  Identified     The Guardian has been counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies since 2015. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, crowdsourced project Source: The … Continue reading

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Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police | US news | The Guardian

According to an incident report, Tawon Boyd attempted to enter two police cars, ran to a neighbor’s house and shouted: ‘Help! Call the police’ Source: Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police | US … Continue reading

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For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders | The Independent

The Saudis step deeper into trouble almost by the week. Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary statement issued by around two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics who effectively referred to the Wahhabi belief … Continue reading

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Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who gave Syrian refugees lift and biscuits | The Independent

Denmark’s High Court has upheld a people smuggling conviction for a couple who illegally “assisted” family of Syrian refugees by giving them a lift and a cup of coffee. Source: Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who … Continue reading

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Politics As Satire: What Have Donald Trump, John Howard, Tony Abbott And Malcolm Turnbull Got In Common? – New Matilda

That question sounds like the start of a bad joke. And if you look too closely, you’ll realise your society might just be the punchline. Sean Hosking picks at the bones of neo-liberalism and fear-based politics. If you thought the … Continue reading

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