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 baiting and the witch hunting. It will be recognised with the tragedy of Vietnam, as a period of confusion and disaster. – Paul Soglin, mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
Source: American berserk | The Monthly
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
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’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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
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
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: report
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 lucky ones – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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
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 confidante declares
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
“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 are all of that. No matter how hard Malcolm Turnbull tries to convince us that…
Source: Dysfunction and Disunity: The End is Nigh – » The Australian Independent Media Network
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
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 | US news | The Guardian
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
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 Communications (@CNNPR) February 24, 2017 Spicer held an off-camera question-and-answer session today with such Trump-supporting […]
CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing with one powerful message
Trump just declared war on the media. The New York Times’ response is PRICELESS.
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 Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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
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
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 pieces of silver attests to this. By sacrificing his long-held principles and values on the…
Source: Abbott’s legacy of destruction – » The Australian Independent Media Network
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 is losing his war with the media, new poll shows
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
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
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 says – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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 permitted to attend, along with the New York Times, Politico, Buz
Source: Trump Just Blacklisted Media Outlets. We Warned You This Would Happen.
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
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
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
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 wages? | Society | The Guardian
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 no such thing as clean coal?
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 of my country!” before shooting at two Indian-Americans in an Austin’s Bar & Grill. The […]
Source: White Supremacist Shoots 2 Indian-Americans After Mistaking Them for Arabs
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
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 post and called McCain a “globalist war criminal,” adding, “Wow if true”:[Screenc
Source: Sean Hannity Falls For Misleading Claim From Gateway Pundit (Again)
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 the Conservative Political Action Conference and in his publishers dropping his book deal. Break: MILO […]
Source: Milo Yiannopoulos’ pedophilia remarks just cost him his job at Breitbart
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
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 for their obscene defence spending and tax cuts to the wealthy. First up they got…
Source: Riding on the backs of the poor – » The Australian Independent Media Network
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 Guardian
By John Feffer | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | – – Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the …
Source: Trump v. Islam | Informed Comment
“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 needs to think in revolutionary terms.”Eight years later
Source: The Breitbartification Of CPAC
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
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
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
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 released from Israeli prison on Monday after 10 months in administrative detention. Upon his release, Nazzal, a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, was welcomed by family members and supporters outside Ofer military prison, near Ramallah. [tmwinpost] Nazzal, 55, was first detained in April at Allenby Bridge while trying to leave the West Bank en route to an…
Source: Israel releases Palestinian journalist after 10 months with no trial | 972 Magazine