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Behind the left-wing Antifa movement that attacked Andrew Bolt

Andy Fleming, a blogger broadly connected to the Antifa movement, said he did not advocate the assault of Andrew Bolt, though he believed that was not the protesters’ original intention.He agreed with Bolt on the principle of free speech but said it was reasonable for demonstrators to heckle and disrupt public meetings and events – particularly as fringe right-wing ideas encroached further on mainstream politics.”Which doesn’t necessarily mean glitter-bombing Andrew Bolt,” Mr Fleming said.But conservatives feel they are under unjust siege. Chris Berg, research fellow at the libertarian Institute of Public Affairs and now attached to RMIT, echoed Bolt’s concerns about anti-fascists increasingly using violence against mainstream conservatives.

Source: Behind the left-wing Antifa movement that attacked Andrew Bolt

New Israeli settlement plans ‘provocative and counterproductive’, says US – Your Middle East

“We are deeply concerned by reports today that the government of Israel has published tenders for 323 units in east Jerusalem settlements,” State Department spokes

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The Nazis, ashamed? Abbott’s Third Reich comparisons are not ‘gaffes’ | Jason Wilson | Comment is free | The Guardian

There’s something very unsettling about the prime minister invocation of a fictitious Nazi sense of shame as part of his moral account of the Islamic State

Source: The Nazis, ashamed? Abbott’s Third Reich comparisons are not ‘gaffes’ | Jason Wilson | Comment is free | The Guardian