PNG Police And Refugees Dispute Peter Dutton’s Version Of Events After Manus Island Shooting

Dutton claimed detainees were leading a boy into the detention centre. Detainees say he’s wrong.

Source: PNG Police And Refugees Dispute Peter Dutton’s Version Of Events After Manus Island Shooting

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Australia must end ‘fiction’ it does not control Nauru and Manus centres, Senate inquiry finds | Australia news | The Guardian

Government has duty of care to asylum seekers and refugees held in offshore processing, senators say, after investigation sparked by the Nauru files

Source: Australia must end ‘fiction’ it does not control Nauru and Manus centres, Senate inquiry finds | Australia news | The Guardian

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Religious Extremist Enters Country – The Shovel

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New Visa Test To Require Immigrants To Shotgun a VB While Wearing A Bintang Singlet – The Shovel

Source: New Visa Test To Require Immigrants To Shotgun a VB While Wearing A Bintang Singlet – The Shovel

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Best Ad 2017- Video

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Remembering the history Israel swept aside in 1948 | +972 Magazine

In the late 19th century, travelers on the long road from Jaffa to Jerusalem could stop at a rest station to relax and have a cup of (overpriced) coffee. This past, and the story of Jerusalem opening itself to the world, has been lost in the Zionist retelling of history. By Yonathan Mizrachi There is an ongoing debate in Israel over whether an Ottoman-era site along the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway should commemorate the actions in 1948 of the late, deeply controversial Rehavam Ze’evi, or the Harel Brigade of the Palmach, the pre-state incarnation of the Israel Defense Forces. But the…

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What Are They Hiding? Western Countries Blocking Investigation Into Syrian Chemical Attack – MT

Western countries are attempting to derail Russia’s fact-finding initiative in Syria to examine the site of the chemical incident in Idlib province

Source: What Are They Hiding? Western Countries Blocking Investigation Into Syrian Chemical Attack – MT

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Trump’s mad 100-day dash: White House rushes to pass any legislation before “ridiculous” deadline| No Bills passed in the first 100days – Salon.com

President Trump wants Republicans in Congress to cut deals — but they don’t seem particularly interested

Source: Trump’s mad 100-day dash: White House rushes to pass any legislation before “ridiculous” deadline – Salon.com

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Smoking Gun: Breitbart Publicity Campaign Backed Obscure Bannon-Mercer Film

Breitbart.com published nearly two dozen articles last year promoting a virtually unwatched documentary whose production company is owned by the website’s partial owners Robert and Rebekah Mercer and its then-executive chairman, Stephen Bannon.The website’s advocacy of the film is a case study in how Bannon and the Mercers use Brei

Source: Smoking Gun: Breitbart Publicity Campaign Backed Obscure Bannon-Mercer Film

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Rupert Murdoch’s axing of Bill O’Reilly shows his defiance turn to pragmatism

Rupert Murdoch prizes loyalty and profits, both of which Bill O’Reilly brought him in droves, but Murdoch has also proved he is a pragmatist at his core.

Source: Rupert Murdoch’s axing of Bill O’Reilly shows his defiance turn to pragmatism

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German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack| Andrew Bolt’s Islamist

The dual national allegedly bought options on Borussia Dortmund’s stock before the attack.

Source: German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack

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The uncomfortable truth about Australian ‘diversity’

My family is Muslim, but you’d never know that by looking at them. And that seems to be a problem.

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457 visas: They’re staking a giant ‘Keep Out’ sign on Australia’s front lawn

Government stakes a giant ‘Keep Out’ sign on Australia’s front lawn based on outdated shtick.

Source: 457 visas: They’re staking a giant ‘Keep Out’ sign on Australia’s front lawn

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Forget the shearers and welders – corporate executives on 457 visas| We are not a Clever Country March for Science

The chief executive of Coles and Tabcorp boss are former captains of industry who came to our shores on 457 work visas.

Source: Forget the shearers and welders – corporate executives on 457 visas

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Fox News Didn’t Care About Sexual Harassment Until You Knew About It

As Fox News parts ways with longtime host Bill O’Reilly, some may be tempted to claim that his departure is a sign that the network and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, care about women who have been sexually harassed. But the decision has nothing to do with the systemic toxic misogyny Fox News traffics in; it’s about the bottom line.

Source: Fox News Didn’t Care About Sexual Harassment Until You Knew About It

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Top 5 Ways Bill O’Reilly gave us Trump and cheapened America

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Bill O’Reilly is off the airwaves, but it doesn’t really matter. …

Source: Top 5 Ways Bill O’Reilly gave us Trump and cheapened America

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Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farmThe company says the farm will give jobs to displaced coal miners.A dump truck moves dirt and rock from a mountaintop removal coal mine in Kentucky. CREDIT: AP Photo/Roger AlfordA Kentucky coal company announced Tuesday that it is planning to build a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine and that the project would bring both jobs and energy to the ar

Source: Kentucky coal company announces plans to build the state’s largest solar farm

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Sun Rises Over the Bluegrass State | Earthjustice

Earthjustice attorney Shannon Fisk brings the clean energy fight to Kentucky as he topples a giant coal plant and helps pave the way for the state’s first large-scale solar farm.

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Enviroment with Tesla- Video

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Are we already fighting World War 3?

Since Donald Trump arrived in the White House the world has been moving closer to nuclear Armageddon.

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Peter Dutton alleges Manus shooting rampage sparked after refugees seen with boy ” “Again, I don’t have the full details and those matters are under investigation.” Minister for Incompetance.

Immigration minister’s version of events disputed by refugees and contradicts evidence by Papua New Guinean authorities that fight was sparked by football field dispute

Source: Peter Dutton alleges Manus shooting rampage sparked after refugees seen with boy | Australia news | The Guardian

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Grattan on Friday: Malcolm Turnbull forges ‘values’ into political weaponry

Malcolm Turnbull’s spectacular elevation of ‘Australian values’ raises questions about his own values.

Source: Grattan on Friday: Malcolm Turnbull forges ‘values’ into political weaponry

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Tony Abbott accuses Coalition of undermining its own message on citizenship | Australia news | The Guardian

Former PM says ‘some genius’ derailed the Turnbull government’s message when it had a positive story to tell

Source: Tony Abbott accuses Coalition of undermining its own message on citizenship | Australia news | The Guardian

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Refugees will be hardest hit by changes to Australia’s citizenship test, experts say | Australia news | The Guardian

Refugee Council of Australia says older refugees, and those from conflict zones with disrupted educations, would potentially fail under new English requirements

Source: Refugees will be hardest hit by changes to Australia’s citizenship test, experts say | Australia news | The Guardian

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Meet the 48 millionaires who pay no income tax, not even the Medicare levy

A million dollars’ worth of tax advice can cut your tax bill to zero.

Source: Meet the 48 millionaires who pay no income tax, not even the Medicare levy

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Day to Day Politics: Australian values, fair dinkum. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Friday 21 April 2017 1 As a true blue Australian citizen I was perplexed with yesterday’s joint press conference between the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to announce changes to citizenship laws. In fact, I became angry that they could play the race card in such an obvious way. The…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Australian values, fair dinkum. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Discrimination for being a white male – seriously? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia has recently been subject to a debate over proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. The changes were seen by conservatives to be necessary as there was some evidence to suggest that the Courts found that sometimes, some of their rank were found guilty of harassing, offending or insulting others based…

Source: Discrimination for being a white male – seriously? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Bill O’Reilly loses job at Fox News over sexual harassment claims – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The star cable news host says it is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims.

Source: Bill O’Reilly loses job at Fox News over sexual harassment claims – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Rep. Maxine Waters: “Bill O’Reilly Is Not Going To Be Recorded Favorably In History”

From the April 19 edition of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360:

Source: Rep. Maxine Waters: “Bill O’Reilly Is Not Going To Be Recorded Favorably In History”

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How Fox News’ Male Hosts Are Endangering Women All Across America

If you’re searching for the most misinformation-filled block of television during evening cable, look no further than the Fox News lineup of Bill O’Reilly, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity. In a finding that will shock almost nobody with even cursory knowledge about abortion and reproductive rights, this all-male lineup has spent the past 1

Source: How Fox News’ Male Hosts Are Endangering Women All Across America

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Bill O’Reilly is out – how much more turmoil can Fox News handle?

Bill O’Reilly has joined the exit queue at Fox News – can the high-profile brand replace him?

Source: Bill O’Reilly is out – how much more turmoil can Fox News handle?

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The FCC’s Big Giveaway To Pro-Trump Television Broadcasting Groups

The Federal Communications Commission is expected today to vote to ease a media ownership rule that prevents greater consolidation of broadcast television stations. Two of the biggest expected beneficiaries of that decision will be Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Television Stations and the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, both key media allies of President

Source: The FCC’s Big Giveaway To Pro-Trump Television Broadcasting Groups

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Trump Doesn’t Even Know Who Rules North Korea | Crooks and Liars

Does the father come before the son is born?

Source: Trump Doesn’t Even Know Who Rules North Korea | Crooks and Liars

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Julie Bindel: An Example of Capitalism Literally Milking the Poor – Truthdig

A writer-activist fighting to end abuse of women explores the breast-milk trade in Cambodia.

Source: Julie Bindel: An Example of Capitalism Literally Milking the Poor – Truthdig

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‘Just Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Nutt and I had it’: Tony Abbott lashes ‘sneaky’ leak of Warringah polling

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has lashed the “sneaky, underhanded” leaking of polling data that suggested he was set to lose his seat of Warringah in the 2016 election – until Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intervened.

Source: ‘Just Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Nutt and I had it’: Tony Abbott lashes ‘sneaky’ leak of Warringah polling

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Amazon in Australia: what it means for you as a shopper

The expansion of US online giant Amazon in Australia will be a game-changer in the country’s retail landscape, transforming the way we shop and threatening the supremacy of established local retailers.

Source: Amazon in Australia: what it means for you as a shopper

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Why top companies are ditching degree requirements for some jobs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

While more people than ever are graduating from universities, some companies are abandoning degree requirements altogether.

Source: Why top companies are ditching degree requirements for some jobs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Australian values? Government uses citizenship as mechanism for exclusion

We should be encouraging permanent residents to commit to Australia, not finding more ways to exclude them.

Source: Australian values? Government uses citizenship as mechanism for exclusion

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Ron Tandberg

Some of his best work.

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What did these pilots yell when they dropped their payloads. Allahu Akbar in English

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How Trump Embodies The Right-Wing Media’s Caricature Of Obama: Lazy, Secretive, And Corrupt

During Barack Obama’s presidency, perhaps no conservative media outlet lamented as loudly about the frequency of the president’s golf games as Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller.Year after year, a parade of Daily Caller staffers lined up to feed the phony outrage machine by detailing the supposedly mountainous taxpayer costs associated wi

Source: How Trump Embodies The Right-Wing Media’s Caricature Of Obama: Lazy, Secretive, And Corrupt

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Ahead Of Marches This Month, Scientists Are Speaking Up Against Trump And GOP’s Attacks On Science

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party have demonstrated an alarming disregard for science and evidence-based policy and decision-making, prompting scientists to voice their concerns.Since the election, multiple media outlets have accused the Trump administration and the Republican Party of waging a “war on science.” And with

Source: Ahead Of Marches This Month, Scientists Are Speaking Up Against Trump And GOP’s Attacks On Science

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America’s most needed voice

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Bill O’Reilly Once Called For Advertisers To Boycott Outlets That Called Out His Sexual Harassment

Over 80 advertisers issued public statements confirming that they removed ads from Bill O’Reilly’s show in the wake of revelations about multiple settlements for sexual harassment totalling over $13 million (with dozens more quietly taking the action or keeping them off in the first place). Even the CEO of Fox News’ parent company reporte

Source: Bill O’Reilly Once Called For Advertisers To Boycott Outlets That Called Out His Sexual Harassment

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Masterchef

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Coffee Shops are back.

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Turnbull swerves from Mr Globalisation to ‘Australia first’ – but will voters buy it? | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

While it’s clear the government isn’t really abolishing anything, other than the title of the 457 visa, the change in rhetoric is another of the PM’s whiplash-inducing political transitions

Source: Turnbull swerves from Mr Globalisation to ‘Australia first’ – but will voters buy it? | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

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Malcolm Turnbull’s myth of ‘middle Australia’ ignores both gender and reality | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

‘Middle Australia’ earns much less than the government would have you believe and women continue to earn much less than men

Source: Malcolm Turnbull’s myth of ‘middle Australia’ ignores both gender and reality | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

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Noam Chomsky: The Real Effect of the Recent U.S. Bombings in Syria and Afghanistan (Video) – Truthdig

Source: Noam Chomsky: The Real Effect of the Recent U.S. Bombings in Syria and Afghanistan (Video) – Truthdig

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Palestinians in Europe unify around messages of hope | Palestine | Al Jazeera

Thousands convene in Netherlands for annual Palestinians in Europe conference, under slogans of hope and determination.

Source: Palestinians in Europe unify around messages of hope | Palestine | Al Jazeera

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