Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘Think of the bunker right before Hitler killed himself’: Insiders say Trump’s campaign is imploding

Source: ‘Think of the bunker right before Hitler killed himself’: Insiders say Trump’s campaign is imploding

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Hillary Clinton email scandal: James Comey’s fitness to lead FBI questioned

FBI Director James B. Comey’s stunning announcement that he has directed investigators to begin reviewing new evidence in the Clinton email investigation was yet another troubling violation of long-standing Justice Department rules or precedent, conduct that raises serious questions about … Continue reading

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US cable TV: ‘The death of democracy by a thousand cuts of the stupid and vile’

Lessons learnt from a day watching the (fantastically biased) American cable news networks. Source: US cable TV: ‘The death of democracy by a thousand cuts of the stupid and vile’

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UNESCO dared say Jerusalem is Sacred to *3* Faiths & So Netanyahu Smeared It

By: Ramzy Baroud | (Ma’an News Agency) | – – Did Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi actually read the UNESCO … Source: UNESCO dared say Jerusalem is Sacred to *3* Faiths & So Netanyahu Smeared It

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Centrelink and class war | The Monthly

I haven’t telephoned Centrelink in over three years, but I still have a conditioned reaction of immediate panic whenever I hear the Centrelink hold music. The number of hours I spent listening to the cheery Mozart string arrangement over tinny … Continue reading

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Year 12 exams: Our kids deserve better than this – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Our kids deserve an education that produces creative, innovative thinkers — not robots, writes Gabrielle Stroud. Source: Year 12 exams: Our kids deserve better than this – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Asylum Seekers To Be Banned From Australia ‘For Life’

The government wants to rush strict new immigration laws through parliament. Source: Asylum Seekers To Be Banned From Australia ‘For Life’

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The United States of Anxiety, Episode 5: White People, Masculinity, and Donald Trump’s Appeal | The Nation

Race has become a central issue in this presidential campaign. But this time, it’s not all about people of color. It’s also about white Americans, and what their place is in 21st-century America. Source: The United States of Anxiety, Episode 5: White People, Masculinity, … Continue reading

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The United States of Anxiety, Episode 6: Drugs, Gang Violence, and Other Suburban Problems | The Nation

When you think of the suburbs, chances are you don’t picture gang violence and drug epidemics. Yet both have become prominent facts of life for many residents in Suffolk County, on New York’s Long Island. Source: The United States of … Continue reading

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Bombshell New Details Destroy Republican Hopes In FBI Clinton Email Investigation

The FBI is examining how a Hillary Clinton aide handled emails. The examination has nothing to do with the Democratic nominee, her emails, or her email server. Source: Bombshell New Details Destroy Republican Hopes In FBI Clinton Email Investigation

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Russia Just Got Blocked From Serving On The UN Human Rights Council – BuzzFeed News

Human rights advocates had called for Moscow to be denied a seat thanks to its role in bombing civilians in Syria. Source: Russia Just Got Blocked From Serving On The UN Human Rights Council – BuzzFeed News

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Iceland may become first nation ruled by ‘pirates’ – News from Al Jazeera

Pirate Party vowing to root out government corruption and bring radical change is projected to win upcoming election. Source: Iceland may become first nation ruled by ‘pirates’ – News from Al Jazeera

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“A New Stolen Generation”: Expert’s Warning On Aboriginal Child Removals – BuzzFeed News

“Nine out of 10 times our children are placed away from their cultural practices.” Source: “A New Stolen Generation”: Expert’s Warning On Aboriginal Child Removals – BuzzFeed News

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New students | The Monthly

There is a New Student folder in my pigeonhole. I flip it open and scan the enrolment form. From her listed date of arrival, Kafa* has been in Australia for less than two months. She has come from Ethiopia, speaks … Continue reading

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Poverty in Australia: We’ve never been richer, so why hasn’t the poverty rate budged? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia has made no progress in the fight against poverty over a decade, according to a recently released report. Source: Poverty in Australia: We’ve never been richer, so why hasn’t the poverty rate budged? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Throwing mud at single parents Murdoch style – The Pen

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Does writing matter?: Richard Flanagan delivers the inaugural Boisbouvier Lecture | The Monthly

Every day we hear grim and grimmer news that suggests we are passing through the winter of the world. Everywhere man is tormented, the globe reels from multitudes of suffering and horror, and, worst, we no longer know with confidence … Continue reading

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The United States of Anxiety, Episode 3: Just How Broken Is Our Immigration System? | The Nation

Tom McCarthy, a retired NYPD detective and lifelong Long Island resident, has spent much of his adult life straddling two very different worlds. Each day he would leave the calm of his suburban community to patrol the notorious Queensbridge housing … Continue reading

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The United States of Anxiety, Episode 4: The Media That Created Trump | The Nation

So how did we get to this point? Where a nominee for a major party has been heard bragging about assaulting women. The United States of Anxiety has been listening carefully to Trump supporters in an effort to understand this … Continue reading

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ABC axes Friday edition of 7.30 program to make way for Stan Grant show

The ABC has axed the Friday broadcast of the 7.30 program just under two years after it replaced the eight state-based editions of the show. Source: ABC axes Friday edition of 7.30 program to make way for Stan Grant show

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One Of The Last Remaining Routes To Europe For Refugees Is Also One Of The Deadliest | Huffington Post

Rescuers are feeling powerless in the face of mounting challenges. Source: One Of The Last Remaining Routes To Europe For Refugees Is Also One Of The Deadliest | Huffington Post

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The United States of Anxiety, Episode 1: Why Does Trump Appeal to So Many Voters? | Audio

For many voters, this election is not simply about deciding the next president of the United States; it’s a referendum on what it means to be  American. Source: The United States of Anxiety, Episode 1: Why Does Trump Appeal to … Continue reading

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The United States of Anxiety, Episode 2: Segregation and the Trump Phenomenon | The Nation

Source: The United States of Anxiety, Episode 2: Segregation and the Trump Phenomenon | The Nation

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s trickle-down economics experiment is so bad the state stopped reporting on it – Salon.com

Gov. Brownback wanted to be held accountable. Now that his economic program is a disaster? Not so much VIDEO Source: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s trickle-down economics experiment is so bad the state stopped reporting on it – Salon.com

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How discrimination and stressful events affect the health of our Indigenous kids

High Indigenous mortality rates mean Indigenous children may observe the death of relatives and experience grieving more often than the general population. Source: How discrimination and stressful events affect the health of our Indigenous kids

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Wildlife populations plunge almost 60 per cent since 1970: WWF – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Worldwide animal populations have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, according to reports. Source: Wildlife populations plunge almost 60 per cent since 1970: WWF – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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US election: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton appear at first joint rally – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Michelle Obama appears alongside Hillary Clinton for the first time on the presidential campaign to rally voters in North Carolina. Source: US election: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton appear at first joint rally – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian … Continue reading

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Humour Election 2016

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Can anyone remember the last time they saw the fair go? Maybe we just imagined it? | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Australia! The home of the fair go … or at least it was. We haven’t heard from the fair go for a while Source: Can anyone remember the last time they saw the fair go? Maybe we just imagined it? … Continue reading

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O’Reilly Segment Erroneously Claims Bias In Police Shooting Against Whites, Not African Americans

Bill O’Reilly invited the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald to argue that police use force against blacks at a greater rate than whites for violent felonies. Mac Donald and O’Reilly ignored that police use lethal force against blacks at a much … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, propaganda! US government anti-Russia campaign invades Hollywood — RT Op-Edge

For years the influence of the CIA in Hollywood was hidden and unacknowledged. Now it’s more of an open secret; not publicized, but pretty easy to read up on if you care. Just ask the spy agency’s Entertainment Industry Liaison. … Continue reading

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Michael Moore: People will vote for Donald Trump as a giant “F**k you” — and he’ll win – Salon.com

Forget the polls, boho-proletarian filmmaker tells movie audience: Trump’s “legal terrorism” will win Source: Michael Moore: People will vote for Donald Trump as a giant “F**k you” — and he’ll win – Salon.com

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Waleed Aly Slams Australia’s ‘Poisonous’ Refugee Policy In Scathing New York Times Op Ed

‘We have traded a boat problem for a resettlement one.’ Source: Waleed Aly Slams Australia’s ‘Poisonous’ Refugee Policy In Scathing New York Times Op Ed

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The World Just Made A Major Shift Toward Renewable Energy

“We are witnessing a transformation of global power.” Source: The World Just Made A Major Shift Toward Renewable Energy

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Iceland’s Radical Pirate Party Is In The Lead Days Before The Election | Huffington Post

The tiny island nation might vote for a big change this Saturday. Source: Iceland’s Radical Pirate Party Is In The Lead Days Before The Election | Huffington Post

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Asio finally admits it was infiltrated by Soviet spies in the 70s and 80s | Australia news | The Guardian

Historian John Blaxland says he would have refused to write the agency’s official story if it had denied its ‘embarrassing and emoralising’ failure Source: Asio finally admits it was infiltrated by Soviet spies in the 70s and 80s | Australia … Continue reading

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One Nation Voters – Hate the Worker. Hate the Poor – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Pauline Hanson and One Nation are proving that their policies are not worth the paper they are written on. Source: One Nation Voters – Hate the Worker. Hate the Poor – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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John Oliver vows to stay in U.S., even if Donald Trump is elected – Salon.com

“I’m staying in this country like the string quartet stayed on the Titanic,” Oliver cracked at a Tuesday event VIDEO Source: John Oliver vows to stay in U.S., even if Donald Trump is elected – Salon.com

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Money And Religion: The Greeks Got It Right. They Tax The Church. – New Matilda

The free tax ride for religious institutions in Australia is about 400 years past its use by date, argues Brian Morris. In 1587, Dr John Bridges coined the phrase “A fool and his money are soon parted”. Just 14 years … Continue reading

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Why the rich can’t be trusted with money – Al Jazeera English

The members of the investor class are programmed to destroy. Source: Why the rich can’t be trusted with money – Al Jazeera English

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American Voters Spoilt For Choice: Do You Want Classical or Corporate Totalitarianism? – New Matilda

While many Americans fear the extremes of a Donald Trump Presidency, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign slogan offers little hope: “Corporate Totalitarianism We Can Believe In”, writes Liam McLoughlin. “By means of ever more effective methods of mind-manip­ulation, the democracies will … Continue reading

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Colin Powell says he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton after saying Donald Trump ‘insults America every day’ | The Independent

A month ago the release of hacked emails belonging to Colin Powell, revealed the former secretary of state did not have a lot of time for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Source: Colin Powell says he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton after … Continue reading

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One man’s terrorist: Another man’s freedom fighter

ASIO has identified a surprising new threat besides radical Islam: the threat of terrorism from anti-Islamic organisations. Source: One man’s terrorist: Another man’s freedom fighter

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Will ICC see through Israel’s sham justice? | The Electronic Intifada

Israel goes through motions of internal investigation to avoid international prosecution. Source: Will ICC see through Israel’s sham justice? | The Electronic Intifada

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How thousands of Palestinian and Israeli women are waging peace | +972 Magazine

The thousands of Palestinian and Israeli women who marched in Jerusalem and Jericho this month are not only demanding peace from their societies, they are reaching through stereotypes and artificial boundaries to find true partners. By Riman Barakat Less than … Continue reading

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Northern Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching damage worse, surveys suggest

Fresh surveys of the Great Barrier Reef six months on from a mass coral bleaching have found large-scale damage north of Cairns, where a growing coral death rate due to heat stress is being exacerbated by disease and predators, scientists say. … Continue reading

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Aboriginal artist’s message resonates in Palestine | The Electronic Intifada

Shared language of oppression showcased at Qalandiya International. Source: Aboriginal artist’s message resonates in Palestine | The Electronic Intifada

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Australia- A life of Justification

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The World Bank Report Says Globalization Brings Inequality AnonHQ

The free trade has been beneficial for some countries, but has left developing nations in a perpetual state of struggle. According to Kamal Ahmed, who is a specialist in the field of Economics and a journalist for the BBC, a report published … Continue reading

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