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‘Damaging it’s brand’: Freight company gets court order against far-right activist

Protesters clash outside an event for alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in Melbourne.

Andrew Bolt and the Herald Sun portrayed the UPF at Milo Show as the violent Left and News Corp didn’t mention that they were in fact Erickson’s Right who’d come to do battle to promote Milo. Who funded the United Patriot Front it’s not Toll

‘Damaging it’s brand’: Freight company gets court order against far-right activist

The Ethno-theological template of Privelage

Privelage is hard to justify on a one on one basis and so many societies utilize ethic and religious pretexts in order to establish a social structure of hierarchy. This template establishes an easy to identify division between those of the privileged class and those excluded from these benefits.

The US was a country originally established by bigots, and religious fanatics who had no ethical problem with committing genocide on the native population or capturing black African natives and enalaving them under the direct threat of force. This core of political savagery remains central to the power structure underlying this country, a country largely still dominated by white, Christian men but also the nations of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The Sunni, the Judaic and the Christian preferences are completed by the corresponding Arabic, Jewish and White European ethnic match that forms the core of the power structure in those places. This means that the bigoted organization of these societies is best represented by their most anti-enlightenment ideals of Wahhabism, Zionism and White Supremacy.

 

Child Sex Trafficking Victim Jailed for Killing an Abuser Gains Support – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

The nationwide outrage that Brown’s case inspired played a part in a change in Tennessee law in 2011. Now, anyone under the age of 18 cannot be charged for prostitution; rather, they are seen as too young to consent to sex. Some Tennessee activists are trying to change state laws so that juveniles can no longer be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Brown remains in prison, where she has been called a “model prisoner” and is pursuing higher education.

via Child Sex Trafficking Victim Jailed for Killing an Abuser Gains Support – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Ken Clarke’s revelations show Murdoch’s influence still needs investigating | Tom Watson | Opinion | The Guardian|

Rupert Murdoch with Les Hinton, a former News Corporation executive, Andy Coulson and Rebekah Wade, at a church service in 2015

Ken Clarke has suggested that David Cameron did “some sort of deal” to win the support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the run-up to the 2010 election. According to Clarke, in his evidence to the Competition and Markets Authority, when – at Cameron’s instigation – he held a meeting as justice secretary with Rebekah Brooks, she “described herself as running the government now in partnership with David Cameron”.

via Ken Clarke’s revelations show Murdoch’s influence still needs investigating | Tom Watson | Opinion | The Guardian

Queensland election: how Adani helped undo the LNP’s push to regain power | Australia news | The Guardian

Tim Nicholls and anti-Adani protesters

\Exit polls in the state’s south-east found up to 70% of respondents were against the billion-dollar rail line loan for Adani

Queensland election: how Adani helped undo the LNP’s push to regain power | Australia news | The Guardian

Barnaby Joyce scrambles to hand back $40,000 prize awarded by Gina Rinehart

Minister Nigel Scullion, Gina Rinehart and Barnaby Joyce at the National Agriculture Day celebration in Canberra on Tuesday.

“This is very unhealthy for our democracy. It’s not right, it doesn’t look right, it doesn’t smell right. This is very, very unusual and concerning conduct,” Mr Shorten said.

Mr Joyce – who is fighting a byelection after being booted from Parliament for holding dual citizenship – said on Tuesday night that “all I’m thinking about now is the things I’m going to do on my own farm” with the money.

When handed the novelty oversized cheque, he exclaimed: “Hooley dooley! Rightio.”

Barnaby Joyce scrambles to hand back $40,000 prize awarded by Gina Rinehart

Behind the Mask of the ‘Moderates’

The focus on multiculturalism and identity politics is anti-politics. It is accompanied by sterile reforms—such as more professionalized policing—that never challenges the underlying structures of corporate power, which has turned the workers of deindustrialized communities into surplus or redundant labor. We no longer seek to eradicate poverty; instead we applaud ourselves for not stigmatizing the poor.

Behind the Mask of the ‘Moderates’

‘He is now irrelevant’: Does Tony Abbott’s defeat on marriage mark his final decline in Canberra?

Former prime minister Tony Abbott in Parliament alongside fellow Liberal conservative Kevin Andrews.

With a 79.5 per cent participation rate and a 61.6 per cent “yes” verdict, the survey was a blunt rejection of Tony Abbott and his religious confreres. And crucially, it came via a direct public buy-in they had demanded.

‘He is now irrelevant’: Does Tony Abbott’s defeat on marriage mark his final decline in Canberra?

Iraq & End of Women’s Rights: Girls Marriage age of 9?| American Liberation of Iraq| More asylum seekers

Iraq & End of Women’s Rights: Girls Marriage age of 9?

Proposed changes to Iraq’s personal status law caused protests because they drop the legal age of marriage to 9. Even worse, the changes come at the same time as an ongoing erosion in women’s status in Iraqi society.

Iraq & End of Women’s Rights: Girls Marriage age of 9?

UK minister Priti Patel secretly urged aid for al-Qaida via Israel | The Electronic Intifada

Underreported, but well-documented, the Israeli army occupying the Golan Heights uses its field hospitals to treat anti-government fighters involved in the war in Syria – including members of factions linked to al-Qaida.

 

UK minister Priti Patel secretly urged aid for al-Qaida via Israel | The Electronic Intifada

Eric Abetz rejects ‘seriously inadequate’ marriage equality bill | Australia news | The Guardian

Eric Abetz and Malcolm Turnbull

Conservatives are working on their own same-sex marriage bill, which the assistant minister to the treasurer, Michael Sukkar, has said should include a “no detriment” clause to allow people to reject same-sex marriage in all walks of life.via Eric Abetz rejects ‘seriously inadequate’ marriage equality bill | Australia news | The Guardian

“The reality is the rule of law is required to be followed by all Australians otherwise we’ll have chaos” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

Why is it that every time the Coalition are caught out it is a witch hunt?

“The reality is the rule of law is required to be followed by all Australians otherwise we’ll have chaos” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Israeli warplanes conduct airstrikes on Syrian army headquarters near Damascus – Iraqi News

 

Israeli warplanes conduct airstrikes on Syrian army headquarters near Damascus

Damascus (Syria News) Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes, on Monday, on the headquarters of the Syrian army, east of Damascus, sources told Qasioun News.

The sources informed that Israeli warplanes conducted air strikes, targeting anti-warplanes weapons and rockets launchers belonging to the Syrian army near Ramadan army’s headquarters, located 50 kilometers east of Damascus.

Israeli warplanes conduct airstrikes on Syrian army headquarters near Damascus – Iraqi News

‘Their cross to bear’: The Catholic women told to forgive domestic violence – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

Andrew Bolt’s Christianity taught indigenous women to grin and bear it

via ‘Their cross to bear’: The Catholic women told to forgive domestic violence – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In 2017, It’s Still a Crime to Be Poor | The Nation

Cash bail inmate

And so the effort to decriminalize poverty continues. As hundreds of thousands of people molder in jails for the simple “crime” of being poor, we must all call out the legislative irresponsibility that finances the courts on the backs of the poor, and we must stand up to the bail bondsmen and their underwriters, as well as the private prison industry and the correction officers’ union, which all profit off the misery of low-income people in a system where injustice reigns. Justice demands it.

In 2017, It’s Still a Crime to Be Poor | The Nation