Monthly Archives: February 2017

American berserk | The Monthly

It will be recognised with slavery and the Civil War. It will be recognised with World War One and the Great Depression. It will be recognised with World War Two. It will be recognised with the 1950s, and the red … Continue reading

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The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team’s Flurry Of Falsehoods

The president and his aides succeeded in reaching the mark in just 36 days. Source: The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team’s Flurry Of Falsehoods

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Donald Trump escalates conflict with media: ‘They are the enemy of the people’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump is bypassing mainstream media outlets, which he calls fake news, and giving favour to conservative news organisations. So how should the media respond? Source: Donald Trump escalates conflict with media: ‘They are the enemy of the people’ – … Continue reading

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Spurned Reporters should dump Trump Briefings, turn to Investigative Journalism | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Donald Trump was unhappy Saturday that the major media had neglected … Source: Spurned Reporters should dump Trump Briefings, turn to Investigative Journalism | Informed Comment

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Is Australia Racist? SBS documentary makes for uncomfortable viewing | Television & radio | The Guardian

Ray Martin hosts a new documentary that attempts to provide a snapshot of Australia’s race relations and the results are confronting and compelling Source: Is Australia Racist? SBS documentary makes for uncomfortable viewing | Television & radio | The Guardian

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Penalty rate cuts to hasten “mass casualisation” of Australian workforce: report

Cuts to penalty rates will hasten to the “mass casualisation” of Australia’s workforce, leading to lead to a decrease in job security, less paid leave and more workplace stress. Source: Penalty rate cuts to hasten “mass casualisation” of Australian workforce: … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse royal commission: I went to Catholic school, but I was one of the lucky ones – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sexual abuse in Australia’s Catholic schools didn’t come from nowhere. It took hold in systems where violence was not just condoned, but encouraged. Source: Child sex abuse royal commission: I went to Catholic school, but I was one of the … Continue reading

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Adani director appointed to body overseeing mining giant’s coal port despite conflict of interest warning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Queensland Government appointed an Adani company director to chair the authority overseeing the Abbot Point coal port. Source: Adani director appointed to body overseeing mining giant’s coal port despite conflict of interest warning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Malcolm Turnbull holds his nerve as Liberals sweat on Tony Abbott’s next grenade

Malcolm Turnbull needs to find a solution to his Tony Abbott problem as Coalition MPs sweat on the next negative development in this toxic rivalry. Source: Malcolm Turnbull holds his nerve as Liberals sweat on Tony Abbott’s next grenade

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Malcolm Turnbull’s government ‘on life support’, Tony Abbott confidante declares

Coalition ministers hopes their blistering attack on Tony Abbott has finally silenced him ahead of Federal Parliament’s return, but the former prime minister’s most loyal confidante says he’s not going anywhere. Source: Malcolm Turnbull’s government ‘on life support’, Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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Australia’s summer heat hints at worse to come | Environment | The Guardian

Weatherwatch If the third warmest January on record occurred during a La Niña event, scientists are asking what El Niño has in store Source: Australia’s summer heat hints at worse to come | Environment | The Guardian

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Dysfunction and Disunity: The End is Nigh – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” is a near perfect description of what is going on inside the Liberal party right now. They don’t just appear to be disunited and dysfunctional, in reality, they … Continue reading

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Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump | USA | Al Jazeera

Donald Trump and his chief adviser Stephen Bannon signalled a total rebranding of conservatives at the CPAC. Source: Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump | USA | Al Jazeera

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Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’, sources say | US news | The Guardian

HR McMaster felt phrase castigates ‘an entire religion’ and indicated ‘he’s not on board’ – a contrast with the president and many key staff members Source: Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’, sources say | … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly just hosted a fake Swedish ‘advisor’ to scaremonger about refugees

Bill O’Reilly, one of Fox News’ main personalities, just deliberately misled millions of viewers. Source: Bill O’Reilly just hosted a fake Swedish ‘advisor’ to scaremonger about refugees

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CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing with one powerful message

CNN just responded to their exclusion from Sean Spicer’s private press briefing, calling it “an unacceptable development” before vowing to continue to “report facts.” CNN was blocked from WH @PressSec’s media gaggle today. This is our response: pic.twitter.com/8SfY2uYKEI — CNN … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: White House bars several major news outlets from informal press briefing – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

News organisations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico are barred from joining an on-the-record White House press briefing. Source: Donald Trump: White House bars several major news outlets from informal press briefing – Donald … Continue reading

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Donald Trump on a slippery slope over Russiagate cover-up

Trump’s approach to planting gossip in New York tabloids is proving poor training for wrestling with Washington reporters pursuing issues of national importance. Source: Donald Trump on a slippery slope over Russiagate cover-up

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India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds | The Huffington Post

Poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million people to die prematurely in India each year, the study says. Source: India’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control, Report Finds | The Huffington Post

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Abbott’s legacy of destruction – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Ad astra Do you sometimes wonder how the Turnbull government has managed to get itself into such a mess? Of course Malcolm Turnbull must shoulder much of the blame himself. A piece that I will post next week: Thirty … Continue reading

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As tempo of Trump’s media war rises, the unthinkable becomes possible

Donald Trump is escalating his war on the media and on one of the government agencies that has provided sensational leaks on his presidency – the FBI. Source: As tempo of Trump’s media war rises, the unthinkable becomes possible Trump … Continue reading

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The Swedish migrant crime story that Donald Trump didn’t tell

Famously neutral Sweden has suddenly become a proxy battleground in the culture wars. Source: The Swedish migrant crime story that Donald Trump didn’t tell

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“Get out of my Country!” White Terrorist Shoots Asian-American Engineers in Wake of Trump Visa Ban

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – It is alleged that Adam W. Purinton, a regular at a … Source: “Get out of my Country!” White Terrorist Shoots Asian-American Engineers in Wake of Trump Visa Ban

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Donald Trump: Reince Priebus asked FBI to dispute Russia reports, White House official says – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Reince Priebus asked the FBI to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers contacted Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says. Source: Donald Trump: Reince Priebus asked FBI to dispute Russia reports, White House official … Continue reading

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Trump Just Blacklisted Media Outlets. We Warned You This Would Happen.

Hours after President Donald Trump denounced critical journalists as “the enemy of the people” before a cheering crowd of supporters, major news outlets were blacklisted from a White House press gaggle while the administration’s sycophants were ushered in.“CNN was not … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Once Again Going To War Against His Own Intelligence Agencies

The president’s Friday outburst is only the latest in a flurry of assaults against U.S. intelligence. Source: Donald Trump Is Once Again Going To War Against His Own Intelligence Agencies

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Donald Trump versus the Club of Rome

Trump’s appreciation of the environment extends only as far as the manicured grass of his golf courses. Source: Donald Trump versus the Club of Rome

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Socialism? Capitalism? Economist Richard Wolff Explains It All. – Truthdig

In an interview with the grass-roots media portal Actvism, Wolff discusses methods of economic organization. Source: Socialism? Capitalism? Economist Richard Wolff Explains It All. – Truthdig

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Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | Society | The Guardian

Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work Source: Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower … Continue reading

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Why can’t the government understand there’s no such thing as clean coal?

Some new form of madness must surely have taken hold when we’re being asked to ponder whether or not the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should fund ‘clean coal’, or cleaner coal, power stations. Source: Why can’t the government understand there’s … Continue reading

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White Supremacist Shoots 2 Indian-Americans After Mistaking Them for Arabs

An Olathe, Kansas white man gunned down two Indian-Americans because he thought they were Middle Eastern yesterday, killing one and wounding another. A bystander attempting to defend the victims was also wounded. Witnesses reported hearing Adam Purington, 51, shout “Get out … Continue reading

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Should Bannon Resign? He and Milo Fake-Newsed Hillary as Pedophile

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The interview that emerged on the internet of practicing Catholic Milo … Source: Should Bannon Resign? He and Milo Fake-Newsed Hillary as Pedophile

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Undeniable PROOF Trump Uses Media As Scapegoat; He’s TERRIFIED People Will See Truth (DETAILS) – US Uncut

He doesn’t even try to hide it. Source: Undeniable PROOF Trump Uses Media As Scapegoat; He’s TERRIFIED People Will See Truth (DETAILS) – US Uncut

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On CNN, Paul Begala Declares “This Is Steve Bannon’s Movement … The Reagan Republican Party Is Dead”

From the February 23 edition of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360: Source: On CNN, Paul Begala Declares “This Is Steve Bannon’s Movement … The Reagan Republican Party Is Dead”

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Sean Hannity Falls For Misleading Claim From Gateway Pundit (Again)

On February 22, Jim Hoft posted an article on his website The Gateway Pundit alleging that a “Wikileaks Document Shows John McCain Requested Donations From Russians!” Fox News’ Sean Hannity retweeted a tweet that both linked to the Gateway Pundit … Continue reading

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Grab The Popcorn Because The Government Is Going To War Over Tony Abbott – BuzzFeed News

Is it on? Source: Grab The Popcorn Because The Government Is Going To War Over Tony Abbott – BuzzFeed News

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ pedophilia remarks just cost him his job at Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart. This announcement follows the emergence of a video in which the shock-journalist defended the supposed-values of 13 year old boys having sex with older men, also resulting in the cancellation of his keynote speech at … Continue reading

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Milo and the hypocrisy behind free speech claims | USA | Al Jazeera

His case showed us that the erroneous invocation of ‘free speech’ is effectively providing cover for hate spewers. Source: Milo and the hypocrisy behind free speech claims | USA | Al Jazeera

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Riding on the backs of the poor – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Joe Hockey infamously labelled us all as “lifters or leaners”, he just mixed the labels up. The conservative government has decided it is the poor who will do all the heavy lifting when it comes to budget repair and paying … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon

  Bannon out-rants Donald Trump in rare speech ANALYSIS Paul McGeough

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Steve Bannon: Trump is ‘maniacally focused’ on executing promises | US news | The Guardian

Chief White House strategist pushes economic nationalist agenda at CPAC and continues relentless attacks on media, vowing: ‘Every day is going to be a fight’ Source: Steve Bannon: Trump is ‘maniacally focused’ on executing promises | US news | The … Continue reading

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Trump v. Islam | Informed Comment

By John Feffer | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | – – Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the … Source: Trump v. Islam | Informed Comment

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The Breitbartification Of CPAC

“My biggest fear is that later this week I will be among the legions at CPAC rearranging the furniture,” wrote Andrew Breitbart just days before the first Conservative Political Action Conference of President Barack Obama’s administration. “Instead, the conservative movement … Continue reading

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Ahmed Fahour Actually Quit Australia Post Years Ago. But His Resignation Letter Only Arrived Today – The Shovel

Source: Ahmed Fahour Actually Quit Australia Post Years Ago. But His Resignation Letter Only Arrived Today – The Shovel

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Media Sauce: Global report shows we don’t trust elites or institutions

If we don’t trust elites or institutions, can we trust ourselves? Source: Media Sauce: Global report shows we don’t trust elites or institutions

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‘This is not Trump’s America!’: Passengers rejoice when man accused of racism kicked off flight

The male passenger asked a Pakistani man and woman if they had a bomb in their luggage. Source: ‘This is not Trump’s America!’: Passengers rejoice when man accused of racism kicked off flight

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Tony Abbott’s five-point plan for the ‘winnable’ next election will infuriate Malcolm Turnbull

Tony Abbott has laid out a five-point plan for the Coalition to have a chance at the “winnable” next election. Source: Tony Abbott’s five-point plan for the ‘winnable’ next election will infuriate Malcolm Turnbull

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Israel releases Palestinian journalist after 10 months with no trial | 972 Magazine

After 10 months of administrative detention, it appears the army no longer views Omar Nazzal as a dangerous threat — just like countless other administrative detainees who sit in prison for months, if not years. Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal was … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly Admits He Falsely Assumed An Accused Cop Killer In California Was An “Illegal Alien”

From the February 21 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor: Source: Bill O’Reilly Admits He Falsely Assumed An Accused Cop Killer In California Was An “Illegal Alien”

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Bill O’Reilly: Sweden Doesn’t Want To Admit To The World That They Have A Migrant Problem

From the February 21 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor: Source: Bill O’Reilly: Sweden Doesn’t Want To Admit To The World That They Have A Migrant Problem

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