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“Winston Churchill? He’s no better than Adolf Hitler” – Dr Shashi Tharoor. – UKAsian

He may be the subject of worship from London’s Parliament Square to the Oval Office in Washington DC, but Winston Churchill was little more than a mass murderer, with as much blood on his hands as Hitler does. That’s according … Continue reading

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple | World news | The Guardian

The long read: For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant Source: The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | … Continue reading

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WATCH: Israeli tours teach about the Nakba | +972 Magazine

Some 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war that led to Israel’s establishment. One organization is taking Israelis to visit the ruins of the abandoned villages, to learn about the Palestinian ‘Nakba,’ or tragedy. … Continue reading

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Watch the US Drop 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos | Mother Jones

Picturing the deadly legacy of America’s secret war in Laos. Source: Watch the US Drop 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos | Mother Jones

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5 things about Indigenous history you probably didn’t learn in school – Amnesty International Australia

This NAIDOC Week, Indigenous rights campaigner Julian Cleary explores some of the interesting, humbling, and downright inspiring facts whitewashed from our history lessons. Source: 5 things about Indigenous history you probably didn’t learn in school – Amnesty International Australia

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The Victorian Muslims of Britain – News from Al Jazeera

The stories of the British aristocrats who converted to Islam. Source: The Victorian Muslims of Britain – News from Al Jazeera

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Where did Islamic State come from, and what does it really want? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Islamic State group dominates global headlines but do we really understand what it’s trying to achieve? Source: Where did Islamic State come from, and what does it really want? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Myall Creek Massacre (1838) – Creative Spirits

In 1838 white settlers murdered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children near Myall Creek Station. For the first time in history some killers were tried and hanged.The massacre is a harrowing reminder of Australia’s colonial violence. Source: Myall Creek Massacre … Continue reading

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Jewish education’s sin of omission | +972 Magazine

Despite years of Jewish education, much of which focused on Israel, this young American Zionist was still ignorant of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. By David Sarna Galdi The Israeli occupation of the West… Source: Jewish education’s sin of … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence on China’s ‘Great Revolution’ – Al Jazeera English

The 1966-76 Cultural Revolution is a history too long and too tragic to fully conceal. Source: Breaking the silence on China’s ‘Great Revolution’ – Al Jazeera English

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2Pac on Americas Gangs

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Before Zionism: The shared life of Jews and Palestinians | +972 Magazine

Before the advent of Zionism and Arab nationalism, Jews and Palestinians lived in peace in the holy land. Menachem Klein’s new book maps out an oft-forgotten history of Israel/Palestine, and offers some guidance on how… Source: Before Zionism: The shared … Continue reading

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The Racist, Twisted History of Tipping | Mother Jones

Gratuities were once an excuse to shortchange black people. In fact, they still are. Source: The Racist, Twisted History of Tipping | Mother Jones

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Five Reasons The Myth About Liberals Running The Economy Best Must Die – New Matilda

OPINION: The party of safe economic hands? Not so much. It’s time to blow this hard-to-kill myth out of the water, writes Costa Avgoustinos. 1) Bad Social Values Mean Bad Economic Decisions Like everyone, the Liberals’ economic decisions are tied … Continue reading

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Analysis | +972 Magazine

Original Analysis by +972 Magazine’s bloggers and op-ed contributors Source: Analysis | +972 Magazine

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The idiot section | The Monthly

Another skirmish in the history wars. A guide – not a directive – to the University of New South Wales Diversity Toolkit has said that Australia was not settled peacefully, it was invaded, occupied and colonized. Source: The idiot section … Continue reading

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Why Australia lies to itself about its Indigenous history

Debate about Aboriginal history in Australia always descends into hysteria because it bruises our misplaced national pride. Source: Why Australia lies to itself about its Indigenous history

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Review: Klaus Neumann’s ‘Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees  – A History’

Source: Review: Klaus Neumann’s ‘Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees  – A History’

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Arab Spring, a need for re-awakening – Al Jazeera English

No matter the Arab leaders’ achievements, it is their shortcomings and failures that define the current era. Source: Arab Spring, a need for re-awakening – Al Jazeera English

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The Rise of America’s Secret Government: The Deadly Legacy of Ex-CIA Director Allen Dulles | Democracy Now!

It’s been more than 50 years since Allen Dulles resigned as director of the CIA, but his legacy lives on. Between 1953 and 1961, under his watch, the CIA overthrew the governments of Iran and Guatemala, invaded Cuba, and was … Continue reading

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The Rise of America’s Secret Government: The Deadly Legacy of Ex-CIA Director Allen Dulles Pt. 2 | Democracy Now!

Part 2 of our interview with David Talbot, author of “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government,” about how Dulles’ time at the CIA helped shape the current national security state. Source: The … Continue reading

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History Doesn’t Go In a Straight Line | Jacobin

Source: History Doesn’t Go In a Straight Line | Jacobin

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Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation – Vox

What you need to know to understand Syria’s civil war — and the refugee crisis it created. Source: Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation – Vox

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If black lives matter in Australia, it’s time we owned up to our history | Jeff Sparrow | Comment is free | The Guardian

If black lives matter in Australia, it’s time we owned up to our history | Jeff Sparrow | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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Every Picture Tells a Story

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Iraq Part 1 & 2 of a Trilogy by Victor Argo

 PART 1, ON WHO SADDAM REALLY WAS Tyrant, confused daydreamer… So who was Saddam, really? Back to secularism for Iraq? In this second part of Victor Argo’s trilogy on Iraq, one man suggests that the only way forward is a … Continue reading

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Alan Bond Buys ‘Prime Piece’ Of Heaven From Kerry Packer By The Shovel on June 7, 2015

80s business tycoon Alan Bond has paid a billion dollars for a small patch of Heaven that Kerry Packer first bought for $80 five years ago. Mr Bond, who was desperate to make his mark in the afterlife, said Packer … Continue reading

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​West’s death squad strategy: How and why ISIS & Al-Qaeda became ‘shock troops’ of global powers

http://rt.com/op-edge/261469-isis-suicide-bomb-yemen/ Friday’s ISIS suicide bombings in Yemen and Saudi Arabia – killing a total of at least 43 people – is yet more bitter fruit of the policy pursued by Britain, the US and France and their Gulf allies for … Continue reading

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The meaning of May 1 – International Labour Day – English pravda.ru

        The meaning of May 1 – International Labour Day – English pravda.ru.

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The Abbott image: renovation or replacement? Opinion

Toby Ralph Tony Abbott’s rating as a leader flounders somewhere between asbestos and Ebola, and history suggests he doesn’t have the time to turn this image around and stave off a backbencher attack, writes Toby Ralph. It is a truth … Continue reading

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In Greek crisis, Germany should learn from its fiscal past

Harold Meyerson Opinion Supporters of Germany’s left-wing Die Linke party, hold placards as they show their support to Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza left-wing party after his speech to supporters in central Athens, late Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The placard, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to all of our followers. It is soooo good to read all of your Politically and Socially Literate comments, and confirm to us that we are not alone with our aversion to anything ‘Radically Right’. And to all the Racist, Right Wing Rednecks and Trolls, please show up for work today as Public Holidays were won by Labor and the Unions and therefore should be only available to us Lefty, Commo, Socialist, Greenies, not for Union haters. Idiots!

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The American legacy: It’s what Conservatives simply want us to forget. However it’s internalised in each and everyone of us in different ways. It’s history it’s culture for some Australians it’s a 40,000 year journey. It doesn’t mean that’s all we are , but it’s better recognised. In decades to come we will be judged because of who we are today.

By Dave Harrison When Osama bin Laden was killed in cold blood in Pakistan and many demanded to see his death-photos for verification, President Obama refused and said, “That’s not who we are,” which begs the question: Who are the Americans? … Continue reading

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