Monthly Archives: March 2017

Senate kills off Turnbull government’s changes to 18C race discrimination law

Attorney-General George Brandis described the defeat as a “sad day”. Source: Senate kills off Turnbull government’s changes to 18C race discrimination law

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WATCH: Jewish Defense League activists beat Palestinian-American at AIPAC | +972 Magazine

Wearing shirts and carrying flags bearing insignia of the JDL, once declared a terrorist organization, the violent men and women also attacked left-wing Jewish activists. At least one was arrested. Members of the Jewish Defense League severely beat a 55-year … Continue reading

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What Would It Take For Bill O’Reilly To Get Fired?

Over the past two years, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has drawn attention to President Barack Obama’s clothing at a Muslim wedding and claimed Rep. Maxine Waters’  (D-CA) was wearing a “James Brown wig,” called “many” African-Americans “ill-educated” with “tattoos on their foreheads,” … Continue reading

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Trump Has Given Fox News More Than $5 Million In Free Advertising; Fox Has Given Him Millions More

According to The Washington Post, President Donald Trump has given Fox News more than $5 million in free social media advertising through his positive tweets. But Trump’s $5 million gift to Fox pales in comparison to the network’s promotion of … Continue reading

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A Scientist Just Spent 2 Hours Debating the Biggest Global Warming Deniers in Congress | Mother Jones

Michael Mann vs. the House “science” committee. Source: A Scientist Just Spent 2 Hours Debating the Biggest Global Warming Deniers in Congress | Mother Jones

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Nine years after the Apology: We said sorry … but are we really?

Nine years after acknowledging ills of the past, the fight is continuing for Indigenous Australians. Source: Nine years after the Apology: We said sorry … but are we really?

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Sky News apologises to Wendy Harmer, Kristina Keneally for Mark Latham claims

    Sky News has apologised “unreservedly” to broadcaster Wendy Harmer and its own employee Kristina Keneally after Mark Latham made on-air claims about both women. Source: Sky News apologises to Wendy Harmer, Kristina Keneally for Mark Latham claims

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The tragedy of Mark Latham | The Monthly

Source: The tragedy of Mark Latham | The Monthly

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Minimum Wage And My Submission To The Senate! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Ok, I suppose most of you have heard about the Federal Government’s submission to the minimum wage case. Apparently, heaps of these low-paid workers “are often found in high-income households”. (By that I presume that the government meant that they … Continue reading

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Paul Keating says neo-liberalism is at ‘a dead end’ after Sally McManus speech

Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched a surprise critique of the liberal economic philosophy he once championed. Source: Paul Keating says neo-liberalism is at ‘a dead end’ after Sally McManus speech

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How Chicago’s Jewish Federation funds anti-Muslim hatred | The Electronic Intifada

Investigation says funding for Islamophobic groups part of effort to bolster US support for Israel. Source: How Chicago’s Jewish Federation funds anti-Muslim hatred | The Electronic Intifada

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Israel delays cancer treatment for Gaza children | The Electronic Intifada

Travel permits can be stalled for three to four months, according to doctors. Source: Israel delays cancer treatment for Gaza children | The Electronic Intifada

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A Christian Sex Educator – What Possibly Could Go Wrong? | Crooks and Liars

“Boys are like waffles, girls are like spaghetti” Source: A Christian Sex Educator – What Possibly Could Go Wrong? | Crooks and Liars

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Bill O’Reilly’s History Of Racism

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was widely criticized for his racist remarks in which he mocked the hair of an African-American congresswoman, saying it looked like she was wearing a “James Brown wig.” This isn’t the first time O’Reilly has made … Continue reading

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The simple Number that will Defeat Trump’s attempt to Roll back Obama Energy Policies

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump’s Executive Order deregulating dangerous gas emissions is being signed today … Source: The simple Number that will Defeat Trump’s attempt to Roll back Obama Energy Policies

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Four-and-a-half false statements EPA head Scott Pruitt made in just one interview

Team Trump begins to roll out its plan to kill climate action, making up facts and ruining your children’s future. Source: Four-and-a-half false statements EPA head Scott Pruitt made in just one interview

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Coal CEO gets real on Trump’s coal jobs promise: “He can’t bring them back” – Salon.com

Robert Murray is no friend of carbon dioxide restrictions, but he is a realist about creating more coal jobs Source: Coal CEO gets real on Trump’s coal jobs promise: “He can’t bring them back” – Salon.com

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Coal Just Won The War On Coal. But Coal Miners Are Still Screwed

“It won’t add any coal jobs, but it will set back the country as a leader on the environment,” said one expert. Source: Coal Just Won The War On Coal. But Coal Miners Are Still Screwed

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Monash University trigger warning policy fires up free speech debate – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Has Monash University melted in the face of the Snowflake Generation or is it just looking after its students’ wellbeing? Source: Monash University trigger warning policy fires up free speech debate – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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UQ LNP Club president: ‘I openly accept I would be a Nazi Party member’

A Liberal National Party official has claimed he would have been a member of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party if he lived in the 1930s. Source: UQ LNP Club president: ‘I openly accept I would be a Nazi Party member’

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Fifteen reasons not to give multinational companies a tax cut – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Fifteen reasons not to give multinational companies a tax cut The underlying cash balance for the 2016-17 financial year to 31 January 2017 was a deficit of $44,029 million. Net debt is $323,821 million; and Australian Government Securities on Issue … Continue reading

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Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

If the government keeps discussing non-existent “black holes” instead of addressing fiscal policy, it is just a question of when, not if, the bubble will burst. Source: Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

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The unions strike back | The Monthly

Source: The unions strike back | The Monthly

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What happened at Normanton | NITV

The year is 1960. Harper Lee publishes a then unknown book called ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. In Dublin, a mother names her newborn son Paul David Hewson (he’s now better known as Bono). And Americans tune in to watch the … Continue reading

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Remembering Indigenous leader Jack Patten | NITV

[sbsondemand video=”908001859933″] “We ask for ordinary citizen rights, and full equality with white Australians.” These were the words once spoken by renowned orator and political organiser Jack Patten. He had a natural ability to engage his audiences, speaking passionately about the rights … Continue reading

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Civilians in western Mosul are being shot at by Isis and Iraqi forces alike | The Independent

Civilians trying to flee the besieged Isis-held enclave in west Mosul are being shot dead by Isis and Iraqi army snipers as they try to cross the Tigris River, says an eyewitness trapped inside the city with his family. In … Continue reading

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Science Knowledge Has Almost No Effect On Republican Beliefs, According To Survey | IFLScience

Politicians don’t normally have a handle on the latest science at the best of times, whether they are on the left or the right of the spectrum. However, it Source: Science Knowledge Has Almost No Effect On Republican Beliefs, According … Continue reading

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‘People aren’t spending’: stores close doors in ‘oversaturated’ US retail market | US news | The Guardian

Boarded-up shops are a common sight in cities across the country as Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney struggle and Credit Suisse downgrades the retail sector Source: ‘People aren’t spending’: stores close doors in ‘oversaturated’ US retail market | US news | … Continue reading

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Trump’s Golfing Reveals The Shameless Hypocrisy Of The Right-Wing Media Bunker

“What do most men do when they retire?” Greg Gutfeld asked the other hosts of Fox News’ The Five, three days before President Barack Obama left office in January. “They play golf. But what if you’ve been playing golf for … Continue reading

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Fox News said Donald Trump spent the weekend ‘working at the White House.’ He was at his golf club

The alert from Fox News went out at 5.30pm Sunday. It wasn’t long until it was proven untrue. Source: Fox News said Donald Trump spent the weekend ‘working at the White House.’ He was at his golf club

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What if that London attack wasn’t Even Terrorism?

By Steve Hewitt | (The Conversation) | – – A middle-aged man with a history of criminal activity and violence, … Source: What if that London attack wasn’t Even Terrorism?

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Australian Drug Policy: ‘hypocrisy’ is not a strong enough word – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan The 3.6 million dollar study testing the sewage in our capital cities for illegal drugs is simply more disinformation and bullshit. Let’s revisit the results from this study and consider them rationally. The study indicates that in … Continue reading

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Australia to release report on ‘racist’ juvenile abuse | Australia News | Al Jazeera

The Australian government is due to release its final report into alleged mistreatment of indigenous children in prisons in the Northern Territory. Source: Australia to release report on ‘racist’ juvenile abuse | Australia News | Al Jazeera

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‘We have more in common than we have differences’

The grandmother of Ken Lechleitner Pangarta was a Anmatjere woman who fled to the Tanami desert after the Coniston massacre of 1928. There she came across a half-Swedish, half-Austrian adventurer named Maurice Augustus Marie Lechleitner. To his Aboriginal family, he … Continue reading

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As an Israeli soldier, I played God with Palestinians | +972 Magazine

The occupation allows us to demand Palestinians show their identification cards at a whim. It allows us to slap, shove, or shoot them if necessary — even if they are the same age as our fathers or young enough to be our children. By Alon Mizrahi … Continue reading

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Political poetry as a crime: Inside the surreal trial of Dareen Tatour |  Israel’s Fear, When Poetry is not Speech.

Arresting a Palestinian for publishing a political poem is extraordinary. Having to prove at trial that police mistranslated her poem is nothing short of surreal. By Yoav Haifawi It has been nearly a year and a half since Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was … Continue reading

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Anti-corruption protests sweep Russia, Alexei Navalny among dozens arrested

A wave of unsanctioned rallies swept across Russia on Sunday to protest corruption in the government of President Vladimir Putin, prompting arrests as hundreds of riot officers moved in to break up crowds. Source: Anti-corruption protests sweep Russia, Alexei Navalny … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky Makes a Prediction for the U.S. Economy No One Can Afford to Dismiss | Alternet

Legendary linguist Noam Chomsky has a warning for Donald Trump’s supporters; the Trump bump in the market is waning. “Anti-establishment is kind of a joke,” Chomsky concluded. “Take a look at Trump and take a look at who’s appointed for the … Continue reading

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Gov. John Kasich: If Republicans Reach Out To Democrats We Could ‘Marginalize The Extremes’ | Crooks and Liars

Someone needs to take a good long look in the mirror, and at their own party if he’s serious about someone needing to moderate their political beliefs. Source: Gov. John Kasich: If Republicans Reach Out To Democrats We Could ‘Marginalize … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Rise Has Coincided With an Explosion of Hate Groups | The Nation

Two Indian immigrants in Kansas shot by a man hurling anti-Muslim insults. Bomb threats and vandalism menacing Jewish community centers. Children bullying classmates of color with pro-Trump taunts. Source: Donald Trump’s Rise Has Coincided With an Explosion of Hate Groups … Continue reading

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Amending the Racial Discrimination Act: Making bigotry great again!

The unpopular proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act are likely to fail, just like the Turnbull Government. Source: Amending the Racial Discrimination Act: Making bigotry great again!

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We Need The Freedom To Offend So This Ridiculous Law Must Go! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Freedom of speech, I have heard recently, is a near-sacred concept and it includes the freedom to offend, insult and humiliate. While 18C has been fixed up and “made stronger” by changing those terms to “harass”, there remains a law … Continue reading

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Coalition doubles Labor’s debt – in less than four years | The New Daily

Late last Friday, Australia’s Treasury quietly released a nifty statistic. It revealed that government gross debt is now $483,080,000,000.00. That’s $483.1 Source: Coalition doubles Labor’s debt – in less than four years | The New Daily

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Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Support for Turnbull government crashes as Labor takes thumping lead | Watch Out  for Abbott’s Inside Game

Labor now holds a thumping 10 point lead over the Coalition in the two-party preferred vote. Source: Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Support for Turnbull government crashes as Labor takes thumping lead

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Video shows Israeli soldiers terrorizing child | The Electronic Intifada

Sufian Abu Hita was dragged around by armed men until village women rescued him. Source: Video shows Israeli soldiers terrorizing child | The Electronic Intifada

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Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week | The Electronic Intifada

Muhammad al-Hattab is among several boys from Jalazone refugee camp killed by soldiers guarding Beit El settlement. Source: Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week | The Electronic Intifada

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Assault on Palestinian man shows violent effects of police impunity | +972 Magazine

Even when brutality is documented, Palestinians must live with the knowledge that they are unlikely to receive truth, justice, or respect from the authorities that claim to serve them. In the wake of a video released last Thursday showing an … Continue reading

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Daesh/ISIL encouraging Loner attacks to Mask its Death Spiral | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The terrorist organization known as Daesh in the Middle East and … Source: Daesh/ISIL encouraging Loner attacks to Mask its Death Spiral | Informed Comment

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Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians died | News | Al Jazeera

Coalition says it struck area in west Mosul where officials say scores of civilians were killed by aerial bombardment. Source: Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians died | News | Al Jazeera

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