Monthly Archives: January 2017

Donald Trump’s Muslim ban excludes countries in which he has business ties

American airports overnight became settings for heartbreak, frustration and panic as the Muslim ban kicked in. But the countries left off the list were telling. Source: Donald Trump’s Muslim ban excludes countries in which he has business ties

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Steve Bannon Replaces DNI And Military Head On National Security Council | Crooks and Liars

That’s right. A Nazi sympathizer is in the inner circle of our national security now. Source: Steve Bannon Replaces DNI And Military Head On National Security Council | Crooks and Liars

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Mapping the Palestinian villages erased and replaced with Jewish towns | +972 Magazine

A new map seeks to provide new information on the Palestinian cities, towns, and villages that were erased and replaced since the inception of the Zionist movement. By Tom Pessah Immigrants coming to Israel are unlikely to know the name “Mlabes,” … Continue reading

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Netanyahu pushes for US embassy to move to Jerusalem – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the American embassy in Israel should move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Source: Netanyahu pushes for US embassy to move to Jerusalem – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Trump’s trade war would wind clock back to Great Depression era

If economists do one day possess an Arnold Schwarzenegger-style Terminator, capable of travelling back in time to alter the future, Australia Day 2017 is shaping up as a pretty good day to pick. Source: Trump’s trade war would wind clock … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison to lift credit limit as Australia’s debt hurtles towards $500 billion| What started with Abbott & Hockey.

The federal government will be forced to lift its own self-imposed credit limit in the coming months as debt hurtles towards half-a-trillion dollars. Source: Scott Morrison to lift credit limit as Australia’s debt hurtles towards $500 billion

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Jesus Distances Himself From United States

  PEARLY GATES – For generations religious kooks from all across America have claimed that the country was founded on Christian principles and is indeed a “Christian nation,” whatever the hell that means. However, their credibility took a big hit … Continue reading

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2 Million New Facts Created In Trump Administration’s First Week

In a stunningly successful first week for the Trump administration, the US has seen the creation of over two million new facts, spurred on by increased confidence and growing productivity.  Fact-creation was one of Mr Trump’s key policies during the presidential campaign, but … Continue reading

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The new black: The overworked, underpaid, cash-in-hand worker is becoming increasingly common. | The Monthly

Tomoe* flew home to Japan in November after a two-year working holiday in Australia. She had six employers in that time. All bar one of them had either underpaid or not paid her, or had avoided tax and other obligations … Continue reading

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true news counters Andrew Bolts Fake Newsabout the violence in Sydney on Australia Day

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The naivety of the man-child they call Mr President – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If anyone thought Trump’s campaign rhetoric was overblown bluff, the last week should have disabused them of that notion. The man-child that they now call Mr President has been issuing executive orders at a blistering pace. The only trouble is, … Continue reading

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Waleed Aly Video Robert Mann-Video

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Americans threaten themselves and need resettlement- Video

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Volatile Trump joining Putin’s strongman club a threat to global institutions

Washington: Now, that’s how to run an exclusive club. At Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Florida, there’s a ceiling on membership and newcomers get a look-over only on the recommendation of a current member. Source: Volatile Trump joining Putin’s strongman club … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Entire State Department Management Team Resigns | Crooks and Liars

I wonder how they REALLY feel about a Trump/Tillerson/Putin foreign policy? Source: BREAKING: Entire State Department Management Team Resigns | Crooks and Liars

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Nice media conference but the Trump-Putin agenda dwarfs Theresa May’s to-do list

Surely she didn’t believe Trump’s commitment to NATO. Nonetheless, it would have been useful for her to get him on the record – sort-of. Source: Nice media conference but the Trump-Putin agenda dwarfs Theresa May’s to-do list

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Hollande: Trump administration is ‘encouraging extremism’ | World news | The Guardian

French president calls on European countries to stand ‘stand together’ at meeting of leaders in Lisbon Source: Hollande: Trump administration is ‘encouraging extremism’ | World news | The Guardian

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These Numbers Show Why Trump’s Muslim Entry Limit Is Absurd | The Huffington Post

This is a misdirected overreaction that will not make us any safer. Source: These Numbers Show Why Trump’s Muslim Entry Limit Is Absurd | The Huffington Post

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Refugees and green card holders refused entry to the US as Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim order comes into force

President Donald Trump’s executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees was put into immediate effect on Friday night. Source: Refugees and green card holders refused entry to the US as Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim order comes into force

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Trump sees Press and Public Enemy No. 1 – Reporters w/out Borders

By IPS News Desk | – – ROME (IPS) – “Alarmed” by the new administration’s “repeated attacks on the media … Source: Trump sees Press and Public Enemy No. 1 – Reporters w/out Borders

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Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian

A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted Source: Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian

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‘Journalists in America facing ever-greater risks when covering riots’ — RT Op-Edge

The only way for media to report on public disturbances is to get involved, to go there and talk to people involved, and so on. That is now becoming riskier in the United States, historian Martin McCauley told RT. Source: … Continue reading

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Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight Than at Any Time Since 1953 | Democracy Now!

The planet is closer to a catastrophic disaster than at any time since 1953. That’s according to the scientists behind the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timekeeper that tracks the likelihood of nuclear war and other existential threats. On Thursday, the … Continue reading

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Week 1 of the Trump Presidency -Video

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Trump’s Plan For Immigrants STRAIGHT Out The NAZI Playbook – HORRIFYING – US Uncut

What’s happening is absolutely unacceptable. Source: Trump’s Plan For Immigrants STRAIGHT Out The NAZI Playbook – HORRIFYING – US Uncut

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Soon There Could Be Only 49 States in the United States

California could officially leave the union by 2019. Source: Soon There Could Be Only 49 States in the United States

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‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’ | The Nation

The United States is no longer a full democracy, according to the highly regarded Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year compiles a Democracy Index that “provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two … Continue reading

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Mexico To Pay For Wall After All! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump and his hand-picked advisers! While some have been getting upset just because his pick for Education, Betty Devos, seemed unaware of the difference between judging a child’s proficiency or their progress (she … Continue reading

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Australia is investing billions in madman Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s statement that the US should have taken Iraq’s oil after invading their country in 2003 is a worry on a number of fronts. Source: Australia is investing billions in madman Donald Trump

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Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No7. He’s a sociopath. It’s official. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 28 January 2017 Argument would have it that a lie requires the intent to deceive. Donald Trump has a litany of lies so long that they may extend beyond the pipeline he has just given the green light to. … Continue reading

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The Human Zoo: Documentary sheds light on stolen Aboriginal people ‘treated as animals’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An historical documentary will shed light on a relatively unknown aspect of Australia’s colonisation where Aboriginal people were stolen, stripped and exhibited as attractions in a human zoo. Source: The Human Zoo: Documentary sheds light on stolen Aboriginal people ‘treated … Continue reading

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Private prisons, TiSA and the human services privatisation creep| Following the USA down the sewer?

As the Government moves to privatise even more vital public service, TiSA remains on the agenda. Source: Private prisons, TiSA and the human services privatisation creep

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Illegal Votes? Reports Mysterious Foreigner Voted 3 Million Times In US Election

Donald Trump’s repeated claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the recent presidential election appear to be true, with reports that one man – an unregistered voter from Moscow – may have voted 3 million times. The man … Continue reading

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TRUMP COLLAPSES AFTER PUSSY HAT GRABBING RAMPAGE

By Mano Pequeño, Proboscis Presidential Affairs Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC—Following the inauguration ceremony, more than a million Americans took to the streets of their nation’s capitol, in a women’s march to protest the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Many of the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Deep Character Flaws Will Define His Presidency; Media Should Focus Attention There

Donald Trump continues to make history.We know of no other president in American history who has started out his tenure by unfurling two preposterous bookend lies, the way Trump did during his first days in office.He lied fantastically about the … Continue reading

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Trump, ‘alternative facts’ and why Orwell’s 1984 is a 2017 must-read

The dystopia described in George Orwell’s nearly 70-year-old novel 1984 suddenly feels all too familiar. A world in which Big Brother (or maybe the National Security Agency) is always listening in, and high-tech devices can eavesdrop in people’s homes. (Hey, Alexa, … Continue reading

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White House Floats 20 Percent Import Tax To Pay For Its Mexican Wall — Then Walks It Back

If enacted, American consumers will pay more. Source: White House Floats 20 Percent Import Tax To Pay For Its Mexican Wall — Then Walks It Back

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Abrupt Climate Change: there’s strength in the science – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Keith Antonysen Various contrarian opinions are based on the fundamental premise of anthropogenic climate change in relation to how light interacts with radiated infrared. Seth Miller, a scientist, provides some history; and then, criteria in relation to how science … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon To Journalists: Kneel Before Trump

Source: Steve Bannon To Journalists: Kneel Before Trump

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Confessions of a gay Muslim Trump supporter

Why would an openly gay Muslim immigrant support Donald Trump? Martin Hirst tries to find out. Source: Confessions of a gay Muslim Trump supporter

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From the top: ABC set for radical change under Michelle Guthrie | Amanda Meade | Media | The Guardian

Managing director’s recently promoted chief of staff, Sam Liston, tipped to be among the big winners Source: From the top: ABC set for radical change under Michelle Guthrie | Amanda Meade | Media | The Guardian

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FactCheck: is Australia’s level of media ownership concentration one of the highest in the world?

Was shadow minister for communications Michelle Rowland right when she said Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is one of the highest in the world? Source: FactCheck: is Australia’s level of media ownership concentration one of the highest in the … Continue reading

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Invasion Day Melbourne rally draws tens of thousands of protesters

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Melbourne’s CBD for an ‘Invasion Day’ rally, eclipsing an earlier Australia Day parade. Source: Invasion Day Melbourne rally draws tens of thousands of protesters

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A Heavily Pregnant Refugee On Nauru Could Go Into Spontaneous Labour And Die If She Isn’t Evacuated To Australia, Doctors Say – BuzzFeed News

“Playing with people’s lives like this is just unconscionable.” Source: A Heavily Pregnant Refugee On Nauru Could Go Into Spontaneous Labour And Die If She Isn’t Evacuated To Australia, Doctors Say – BuzzFeed News

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There Have Been Chinese Australians Since 1818, But Have We Ever (Truly) Belonged

For 200 years we’ve been stuck, somewhere, between the colonists and colonised. Source: There Have Been Chinese Australians Since 1818, But Have We Ever (Truly) Belonged

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Donald Trump, climate vandal, springs to action on the environment

Trump may be the last man who can help energy firms who find themselves stranded in a fast-changing world. Source: Donald Trump, climate vandal, springs to action on the environment

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Fear and loathing in Europe as leaders grapple with Trump’s ‘war’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Faced with Trump’s ‘declaration of war’, some European leaders have now taken the gloves off where the US president is concerned. Source: Fear and loathing in Europe as leaders grapple with Trump’s ‘war’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Donald Trump Threatens To “Send In The Feds” Into Chicago In Response To Bill O’Reilly Segment

President Donald Trump appears to be proposing policy responses to a segment from Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on the violence in Chicago. Trump announced on Twitter that he will “send in the Feds” to respond to the “carnage” in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Trump Reportedly Outraged That CNN Doesn’t Cover Him Like Fox News

According to sources from New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, President Donald Trump is angry that CNN and CNN chief Jeff Zucker do not grant him the favorable type of coverage he receives from Fox NewsTrump has made it no secret … Continue reading

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Watch President Trump’s Nonsensical Response To ABC Muir’s Voter Fraud Fact Check

From the January 25 edition of ABC’s ABC World News Tonight with David Muir: Source: Watch President Trump’s Nonsensical Response To ABC Muir’s Voter Fraud Fact Check

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