Monthly Archives: November 2016

#DefineAboriginal: Pauline Hanson’s ‘no definition to Aboriginal’ comment sparks sharing of racism stories – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indigenous people share personal stories of racism, after Pauline Hanson says there is no definition of Aboriginal. Source: #DefineAboriginal: Pauline Hanson’s ‘no definition to Aboriginal’ comment sparks sharing of racism stories – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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The Creation of Al Qaeda…Video

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South Sudanese parents in Australia sending kids to school in Africa to avoid crime –

Desperate mothers believe it is safer for their children to go to Africa. Source: South Sudanese parents in Australia sending kids to school in Africa to avoid crime – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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‘See you in court’: Student rejects Labor MP Terri Butler’s apology and vows to continue lawsuit

A stoush between a Queensland law student and Labor frontbencher Terri Butler over claims of a “racist smear” is bound for court after he bluntly rejected her apology as a “sham” and vowed to press ahead with a $150,000 defamation lawsuit. Source: … Continue reading

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20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

Tens of millions of Muslims risked their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS and Western corporate media is silent. Source: 20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

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Section 18C ‘debate’: Human rights as a political distraction

Repealing Section 18C has the potential to legitimise the racist hate-speech that Australian people of colour already have to deal with. Source: Section 18C ‘debate’: Human rights as a political distraction

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Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report | Environment | The Guardian

Coal-fired power plants should be closed in orderly fashion to ensure energy supply is not disrupted Source: Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report | Environment | The Guardian

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Record die-off of Great Barrier Reef coral confirmed by scientists, while some tourist areas improved – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scientists confirm this year’s mass coral bleaching event resulted in the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef. Source: Record die-off of Great Barrier Reef coral confirmed by scientists, while some tourist areas improved – ABC … Continue reading

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IAREM 2016: Switzerland and Singapore sail ahead leaving Australia adrift

The annual IAREM has been compiled for 2016. IA’s econometrics specialist Alan Austin reveals the winners and losers. Source: IAREM 2016: Switzerland and Singapore sail ahead leaving Australia adrift

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You’re Thinking About Fidel Castro All Wrong

He wasn’t operating in a vacuum. Source: You’re Thinking About Fidel Castro All Wrong

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Fidel will live forever in the hearts of the poor!

VANGUARD – For an independent Australia and Socialism Source: Fidel will live forever in the hearts of the poor!

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Clint Eastwood, still a jerk: His new Michael Moore threat, and the GOP’s Fox News derangement problem – Salon.com

Eastwood denies threatening Michael Moore, then does it again. The tough-guy act’s wearing thin for his whole party Source: Clint Eastwood, still a jerk: His new Michael Moore threat, and the GOP’s Fox News derangement problem – Salon.com

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Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters – Analysis & Opinion – ABC

The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house. Source: Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and … Continue reading

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Behind the Lines: Australia’s best 2016 political cartoons on show at Old Parliament House – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The works of Australia’s top cartoonists are exhibited at Old Parliament House — with Fairfax’s Cathy Wilcox taking the top gong. Source: Behind the Lines: Australia’s best 2016 political cartoons on show at Old Parliament House – ABC News (Australian … Continue reading

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This is New York! Brought together by Trump- Video

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Open Letter: Senate Press Gallery Should Reject Breitbart’s Application For Permanent Credentials

To the members of the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery:Breitbart.com has reportedly come before the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery seeking permanent Capitol Hill credentials. We urge you to reject the request based on Breitbart’s disqualifying … Continue reading

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US election: Donald Trump claims without proof illegal voting robbed him of popular vote – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US President-elect Donald Trump claims in a tweet that he won the popular vote in the November 8 election if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. Source: US election: Donald Trump claims without proof illegal voting robbed … Continue reading

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Trump’s Other Putin-Praising, Anti-Muslim National Security Pick Has Supported Torture And War With Iran

President-elect Donald Trump has named Fox News analyst K.T. McFarland as his pick for deputy national security adviser, joining frequent Fox guest and fellow anti-Muslim Putin fan retired Gen. Michael Flynn on Trump’s White House national security team. McFarland has … Continue reading

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Trump Falsely Claims Millions Voted Illegally, Costing Him The Popular Vote – BuzzFeed News

There’s been no evidence of widespread voter fraud, though a recount effort — which Trump opposes — is being led by the Green Party in some states. Source: Trump Falsely Claims Millions Voted Illegally, Costing Him The Popular Vote – … Continue reading

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The era of the socialist experiment is over – but the nostalgia surrounding it is growing | The Independent

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the collapse of the Soviet Union we journalist first-drafters of history have rushed to declare the end of an era. Source: The era of the socialist experiment is over – but the … Continue reading

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When Reagan backed S. Africa Racism and Castro inspired Mandela | Informed Comment

TeleSur | – – The world remembers Nelson Mandela as the freedom fighter and president who liberated South Africa from … Source: When Reagan backed S. Africa Racism and Castro inspired Mandela | Informed Comment

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Ordinary Cubans fear life after Fidel Castro with Donald Trump next door | The Independent

From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. But the … Continue reading

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Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 10) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression … Continue reading

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Extreme Islam: What makes a young British woman turn to Salafism? | The Independent

It’s two in the afternoon on a busy south London street. I’ve just arrived here with a photographer friend, Eleanor, and our “models” – two obliging young women. Both Layla and Rahima are wearing all-enveloping black gowns and niqabs – … Continue reading

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If you’re Palestinian in Israel, satire can land you in jail | Andrew Bolt would have been jailed long ago for vilification

Anas Abudaabes was arrested last week for publishing a satirical Facebook post criticizing Arabs who celebrated the wildfires raging across Israel. Three separate judges claimed he was inciting to violence. By John Brown* The Be’er Sheva District Court rejected an appeal … Continue reading

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Will Australian Built Submarines Be Obsolete Before They Are Built?

VANGUARD – For an independent Australia and Socialism Source: Will Australian Built Submarines Be Obsolete Before They Are Built?

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Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90 – The New York Times

Mr. Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. Source: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90 – The New York … Continue reading

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Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro ‘brutal dictator’ – BBC News

Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro was a “brutal dictator”, US President-elect Donald Trump says. Source: Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro ‘brutal dictator’ – BBC News

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Donald Trump: Fidel Castro is dead! – CNNPolitics.com

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter initially on Saturday to react in only four words to Fidel Castro’s death before issuing a longer statement condemning the “brutal dictator” and yearning for a free Cuba. Source: Donald Trump: Fidel Castro is … Continue reading

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Fidel at 90: a Revolutionary Life

This August 13, Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution and international inspiration for people struggling for a better world, turned 90. His age alone is a remarkable achievement, consid… Source: Fidel at 90: a Revolutionary Life

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Steve Wasserman: Reflections on the Death of Fidel – Truthdig

All previous socialist revolutionaries had seemed grimly puritanical; by contrast, Castro’s barbudos appeared almost to be bohemians with guns. Democracy and radical reform were poised to replace dictatorship and social misery. Source: Steve Wasserman: Reflections on the Death of Fidel … Continue reading

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Designing a Humanitarian Culture: An Analysis of the Cuban Experiment | Malott | Behavior and Social Issues

Designing a Humanitarian Culture: An Analysis of the Cuban Experiment Source: Designing a Humanitarian Culture: An Analysis of the Cuban Experiment | Malott | Behavior and Social Issues

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Valeant CEO: Profit More Important Than Helping the Sick

J. Michael Pearson, CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, unabashedly defends greedy poli cy of shareholders over sick people. Source: Valeant CEO: Profit More Important Than Helping the Sick

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Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 8) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression … Continue reading

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Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 9) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression … Continue reading

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The rise of political staffers: how people disappeared from policy advice – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Ken Wolff In October Attorney-General Senator George Brandis got into a stoush with Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson which ultimately led to Gleeson’s resignation. At one point Brandis attempted to turn the issue into an argument about what constituted ‘consultation’ but … Continue reading

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Peter Dutton’s Character Test – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton was born and raised in Brisbane. After graduating from the Queensland Police Academy in 1990, Dutton served as a police officer in the Drug Squad, the Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority. During the nine years … Continue reading

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Shell sued in UK for ‘decades of oil spills’ in Nigeria – News from Al Jazeera

More than 40,000 Nigerians demand action from Shell to clean up oil spills that have devastated communities for decades. Source: Shell sued in UK for ‘decades of oil spills’ in Nigeria – News from Al Jazeera

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Average Arctic temperature in Svalbard ‘could end up above freezing for first time in history’ | The Independent

The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record, scientists have said.  Ketil Isaksen of the Norwegian Meterological Institute said that … Continue reading

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Overheated Arctic: Climate Change ‘Vicious Circle’

TeleSur | – – Ice cover at the top of the globe shrank to its smallest area in 2016 —some … Source: Overheated Arctic: Climate Change ‘Vicious Circle’

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US “concerned” over Israeli slaying of Palestinian American teen | The Electronic Intifada

Amnesty International says boy’s death should be investigated as possible extrajudicial execution. Source: US “concerned” over Israeli slaying of Palestinian American teen | The Electronic Intifada

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Paul Street: How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It – Truthdig

The strange political dominance of the Grand Old Party can be explained by 12 factors, including the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party, gerrymandering, the politics of fear, and mass ignorance in much of the U.S. populace. Source: Paul Street: … Continue reading

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Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in Australia

We charge individuals with crimes, not ethnic communities. There is an important reason why. Source: Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in Australia

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Ivanka Trump Said What She REALLY Thought About Her Dad In 2006; Internet Doesn’t Forget (DETAILS) – US Uncut

Since the around the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, past comments regarding the President-elect’s questionable relationship with his daughter Ivanka managed to raise… Source: Ivanka Trump Said What She REALLY Thought About Her Dad In 2006; Internet Doesn’t Forget … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s family settle in for the good times

We can only wonder where Donald Trump sits on a great American continuum – at one end, sweet innocence and Willy Wonka; at the other, Don Corleone. Source: Donald Trump’s family settle in for the good times

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Richard and Mildred Loving: The Real-Life Story of the Couple in the Buzzy Film

Richard and Mildred Loving: The Real-Life Story of the Couple in the Buzzy Film

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Archived Article Shows That Donald Trump’s Slogan Is Straight From Adolf Hitler

Donald Trump’s well known for his “make America great again” slogan, but did you know Hitler was the one to get there first? Trump’s Hitler mimicry was discovered after the following article was found. It was part of a series on Modern … Continue reading

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Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 7) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression … Continue reading

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Israel deems comatose Gaza man a security threat | +972 Magazine

Abed al-Karim Abu Haloub has been in a coma in Gaza for over 40 days, requiring treatment in the West Bank. Israel repeatedly refused to allow him to leave. Israeli authorities repeatedly refused to allow a Palestinian man from the Gaza … Continue reading

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