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 his judgment and ability to serve as the nation’s chief investigative official.
Lessons learnt from a day watching the (fantastically biased) American cable news networks.
By: Ramzy Baroud | (Ma’an News Agency) | – – Did Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi actually read the UNESCO …
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 mobile phone speakers doesn’t bear thinking about; it must be in the hundreds. Every minute of those endless hours was torturous, especially since most calls to Centrelink involve the risk that your meagre welfare allotment is under threat (or has already been suspended).
Our kids deserve an education that produces creative, innovative thinkers — not robots, writes Gabrielle Stroud.
The government wants to rush strict new immigration laws through parliament.
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.
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.
Human rights advocates had called for Moscow to be denied a seat thanks to its role in bombing civilians in Syria.
Pirate Party vowing to root out government corruption and bring radical change is projected to win upcoming election.
“Nine out of 10 times our children are placed away from their cultural practices.”
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 Oromo and lives with her aunt. She is 15. Years of schooling: two. Country of schooling: Ethiopia. Date last attended school: 2009. Interruption to schooling: approximately six years. Orphan child visa: 117 – “for a child whose parents are dead, permanently incapacitated or of unknown whereabouts”.
Source: New students | The Monthly
Australia has made no progress in the fight against poverty over a decade, according to a recently released report.
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 what our answer might be. And yet we understand that the time approaches when an answer must be made or a terrible reckoning will be ours. Perhaps this is what BuzzFeed meant when it featured an article with the title ‘Ten Shitty Alternatives to Drinking Yourself to Death’.
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 projects.
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 election season.
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.
Rescuers are feeling powerless in the face of mounting challenges.
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.
Gov. Brownback wanted to be held accountable. Now that his economic program is a disaster? Not so much VIDEO
High Indigenous mortality rates mean Indigenous children may observe the death of relatives and experience grieving more often than the general population.
Worldwide animal populations have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, according to reports.
Michelle Obama appears alongside Hillary Clinton for the first time on the presidential campaign to rally voters in North Carolina.
Australia! The home of the fair go … or at least it was. We haven’t heard from the fair go for a while
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 higher rate for nonviolent arrests.On the October 25 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reil
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.
Forget the polls, boho-proletarian filmmaker tells movie audience: Trump’s “legal terrorism” will win
‘We have traded a boat problem for a resettlement one.’
“We are witnessing a transformation of global power.”
The tiny island nation might vote for a big change this Saturday.
Historian John Blaxland says he would have refused to write the agency’s official story if it had denied its ‘embarrassing and emoralising’ failure
Pauline Hanson and One Nation are proving that their policies are not worth the paper they are written on.
“I’m staying in this country like the string quartet stayed on the Titanic,” Oliver cracked at a Tuesday event VIDEO
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 later Queen Elizabeth the First issued her 1601 Statute on Charities making “the advancement ofMore
The members of the investor class are programmed to destroy.
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 change their nature; the quaint old forms — elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all theMore
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.
ASIO has identified a surprising new threat besides radical Islam: the threat of terrorism from anti-Islamic organisations.
Israel goes through motions of internal investigation to avoid international prosecution.
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 a year ago a group of Palestinian and Israeli women spent a weekend in Tantur, situated between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, brainstorming what we could possibly do to break the cycle of violence and political stagnation. Everyone had their own personal reason for being there, whether it was the Israeli mothers who had to send their children to war or the…
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.
Shared language of oppression showcased at Qalandiya International.
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 by the World Bank highlighted …