While the U.S. maintains a vast empire of military installations around the world with huge, hard-to-miss complexes in Europe and Asia, bases in Africa have been far better hidden.
The ugly end of decarbonisation is being yanked in different directions by political messaging, in both the US and Australia
Trump has staffed the West Wing with low-grade hucksters, and his dealmaking skills are just bad poker bluffs
It seemed an offer too good to be true: a two-storey, six-bedroom house with a pool in Sydney that the owner was willing to trade for less.
Based on OzHarvest’s “take what you need, give if you can” model.
MSNBC outlined the major problems in President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cut plan, which drastically reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent while lowering personal tax rates for high-income individuals at expense of almost all tax deductions that benefit the middle class.On the April 27 edition of MSNBC’s MSNBC Live,
One week after Fox News was forced to fire Bill O’Reilly after advertisers boycotted his show because of reports of serial sexual harassment, Media Matters for America released its first ad emphasizing that companies must be mindful about where they spend their advertising dollars. This ad is running on page 67 of issue 13 of The Hollywood Report
Barrett Brown, the journalist and “hacktivist” who is on parole after serving a four-year prison term over reporting on corporate espionage against Americans, has been arrested again. He had been speaking to the media and was set to appear on PBS.
Dylan Voller, who’s been at the centre of the Northern Territory Royal Commission investigating mistreatment of youth at Darwin’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, today appeared in the NT Supreme Court via video link from Alice Springs. Voller’s supervision conditions were changed to allow him to occasionally spend the night at his brother’s house in Alice Springs while transitioning out of BushMob. “I’ve been really looking forward and am re-integrating back into the community like a normal person.”
There are two issues in the latest episode of the culture wars, sparked by the Anzac Day Facebook comment by controversial young Muslim activist and part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied. One is…
On Anzac Day, at the airport, everywhere: the levels of vitriol in our personal and public lives need to be called out. It’s just not a clever way to talk to each other
The fear of ‘the others’ permeates everything lately. Social media, politicians, commentators and the mainstream media are enabling a culture of stigma and ‘othering’. Fear of people we don’t understand shuffles beneath the surface of individual thought. These fears have a parasitic grip on beliefs, ideas and thought. It channels thought, word and deed through the…
BHP Billiton won’t want to appear like its decision to sell a lick of its American onshore shale oil and gas assets is a response to bullying from US activist shareholder Elliott Associates.
Independent inquiry, which was limited to a small number of ‘particularly distressing’ cases, prompts sweeping overhaul by government
Former PM pre-empts Malcolm Turnbull’s first meeting with Donald Trump by suggesting more help for US in Middle East
America is the world’s undisputed military super power, but it faces a strategic conundrum over North Korea’s nuclear intentions.
Any blowback Netanyahu receives after snubbing the German foreign minister will be short-lived: his base is behind him, he has the patronage of the U.S., and the status quo will remain exactly as it is. This week Netanyahu gave the world another lesson in how authoritarianism disguised as democracy works. Upon learning that the visiting German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, refused to accede to his demand that he cancel his meetings with two NGOs that document human rights violations in territories controlled by Israel, the Israeli prime minister went ahead and canceled their own scheduled meeting as a punitive measure. Haaretz, Israel’s lone liberal…
The credentialing committee for congressional reporters has denied Breitbart.com’s bid for permanent press credentials and declined to extend its temporary passes, a dramatic rebuke for the website, which has sought in recent months to burnish its reputation as an independent, legitimate news source.Since late last year, Breitbart has bee
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii has reported that in April, …
Bill O’Reilly may be gone at Fox News, but Rupert Murdoch’s festering Fox News mess isn’t going away anytime soon.Murdoch cut ties with the host last week after multiple women’s reports of sexual harassment became public. Since then, seven black Fox News employees indicated that they plan to join a racial discrimination suit
By Dr Tristan Ewins Capitalism and its benefits “Restoring ‘a traditional social democratic mixed economy’ is part of the solution to current economic maladies ; but at the same time it is only the beginning of the journey…” 1) Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production, exploitation…
Spud Duddy is demanding that the ABC and Fairfax apologise to him for doubting his version of events leading up to shots being fired on Manus Island. “These people can take the word of somebody that’s been discredited but that is an issue frankly for the credibility of the ABC, Fairfax and others, and I think…
Changing the rules on debt loading and adopting an alternative royalty scheme would reap billions in tax revenue
Wednesday 26 April 2017 As an unashamed idealist I have always thought that at the centre of any political philosophy should be the ”common good”. In saying this my thoughts often drift toward a better way of doing politics and the term “commongoodism” is central to my internal debate. It sounds idealistic, this common good,…
The Democratic Socialists of America are fighting the president—and the liberals they blame for his win.
Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas didn’t offer specifics but said he wants the government as “stable as possible”
The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.
Reut Institute founder says millions of anti-BDS dollars have made little impact.
Source: Sky’s the limit | The Monthly
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – While she is highly unlikely to win the run-off presidential election …
Mix nukes with a healthy dose of Fox News war hunger, and it gets ugly fast.
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen shocks France by announcing she is stepping down as leader of her party.
They walked hand-in-hand into the victory rally, embraced and kissed on stage: Emmanuel Macron, winner of the first round of the French presidential election, and his elegant blonde wife Brigitte.