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Civilians in western Mosul are being shot at by Isis and Iraqi forces alike | The Independent

Civilians trying to flee the besieged Isis-held enclave in west Mosul are being shot dead by Isis and Iraqi army snipers as they try to cross the Tigris River, says an eyewitness trapped inside the city with his family. In … Continue reading

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Public Media Executives: Trump’s “Foolish” Public Broadcasting Cuts Will Hurt “Small-Town America”

President Donald Trump’s proposal to gut funding for public broadcasting in his new budget released Thursday would mostly harm residents of small rural towns, many of who are Republican voters, according to public TV and radio executives.The 2018 budget plan from … Continue reading

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Australia is investing billions in madman Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s statement that the US should have taken Iraq’s oil after invading their country in 2003 is a worry on a number of fronts. Source: Australia is investing billions in madman Donald Trump

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Malcolm Turnbull chooses the truth defence, even if it means war with Tony Abbott

Malcolm Turnbull has shown, albeit reluctantly, that he will take on his predecessor publicly, if he must. Source: Malcolm Turnbull chooses the truth defence, even if it means war with Tony Abbott

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Advice from George Carlin Video

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The West’s bloodthirsty media

The Western media loves conflict – the bloodier the better – and will never let the truth get in the way of a good war. More searing truthtelling from John Pilger. Source: The West’s bloodthirsty media

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Chris Hedges Discusses Israeli Occupation With Israeli Journalist Amira Hass (Video) (from @Truthdig)

The Haaretz correspondent for the occupied territories and author of “Drinking the Sea at Gaza” has angered Israeli and Palestinian leadership with her uncompromising honesty. – 2016/06/27 Source: Chris Hedges Discusses Israeli Occupation With Israeli Journalist Amira Hass (Video) (from … Continue reading

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I9 Trillion in debt but spending as if there’s no tomorrow on war for who? Whatching the homeland crumble.

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The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming

This was supposed to be the supreme model of Humanitarian Intervention. One of its few benefits is it now provides a pretext for another new war. Source: The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel … Continue reading

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Why defeating ISIS with military might is starry eyed idealism

There were more airstrikes against ISIS this July 4 weekend. Most politicians agree that ‘war is the answer.’ But here’s an argument that peacebuilding is the only realistic way to defeat ISIS. Source: Why defeating ISIS with military might is … Continue reading

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The War on Whistleblowers

There is a quiet war occurring under our very noses. Some of us are aware, but many of us are not. When it comes to whistleblowers, the people in question are rarely thanked for their contribution to our society. Source: … Continue reading

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A NATO Country Just Shot Down a Russian Bomber: It’s Time to Start Paying Attention

Turkey just shot down a Russian bomber and that could lead us down a VERY dangerous path. Source: A NATO Country Just Shot Down a Russian Bomber: It’s Time to Start Paying Attention

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US Soldier: “The Real Terrorist Was Me And The Real Terrorism Is This Occupation”

A powerful confession by US soldier Mike Prysner on his experience fighting in Iraq. “Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don’t understand; The real enemy is a system that wages … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How Likely Are the Top 10 GOP Presidential Candidates to Drag Us Into War?

Fox Cable News announced its pick for the 10 Republican presidential candidates it will allow in its Thursday debate.  These are candidates who are getting at least 3% support in a basket of opinion polls, including one commissioned by Fox … Continue reading

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Abbott’s Road to Damascus

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Syrian migrant crisis: Christians to get priority as Abbott faces pressure to take in more refugees – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Abbott Government wants to restrict any intake of Syrian refugees to minorities which are largely Christian. Source: Syrian migrant crisis: Christians to get priority as Abbott faces pressure to take in more refugees – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Nations that sent the most arms to Syria have accepted the fewest refugees. Cost Benefit analysis of arms suppliers to Syria

the 8 countries that sent the most weapons to Syria since 2011 only accepted 2 percent of the refugees Germany has taken in. Source: Nations that sent the most arms to Syria have accepted the fewest refugees

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Leaders whip up foreigner fear to win Canning – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tony Abbott has more to lose from the Canning by-election outcome than Bill Shorten, but both men have stooped to either whipping up foreigner-anxiety or appeasing xenophobia in order to maximise their party’s vote. Source: Leaders whip up foreigner fear … Continue reading

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Canning pre-selection; strategic or the best person for the job? – Remember what the Libs did to Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wilkie when he spoke out against invading Iraq

  Canning pre-selection; strategic or the best person for the job? – » The Australian Independent Media Network.

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Tony Abbott must be down in the polls again. He’s talking war with Captain Hastie

  Let’s Bomb Syria: Melissa Parke Unimpressed By Another Captain’s Call

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Sentry, “Real leverage for peace and human rights will come when the people who benefit from war will pay a price for the damage they cause. ” George Clooney

How Do You Stop Intractable Conflict? Take Away The Profit

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The politics of paralysis: What the Fed and Iraq have in common

The politics of paralysis: What the Fed and Iraq have in common.

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Brutal truths about ISIL victories

Brutal truths about ISIL victories – Al Jazeera English.

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The secret country again wages war on its own people

The secret country again wages war on its own people.

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Bibi’s Iran shocker: How he accidentally revealed his desire for more war – Salon.com

Bibi’s Iran shocker: How he accidentally revealed his desire for more war – Salon.com.

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The American Public Is Becoming Ever More Rabid for War Against ISIS. Iraq will rise against the invasion

                  The American Public Is Becoming Ever More Rabid for War Against ISIS | Mother Jones.

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It’s Not Just Brian Williams… Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War | The Media is one of the loudest voices for Freedom of Speech but never it’s quality or authenticity.

  It’s Not Just Brian Williams… Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War | Democracy Now!.

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‘Do You Hate Black People?’ A Satiric Cartoon Points Out Some Pretty Sickening Facts. LNP extreme right want to privatise everything. War&prisons for profit merely exploit.

‘Do You Hate Black People?’ A Satiric Cartoon Points Out Some Pretty Sickening Facts..

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John Pilger: War by media and the triumph of propaganda

  John Pilger: War by media and the triumph of propaganda.

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‘I can’t breath’: Racism and war in America and beyond – English pravda.ru

‘I can’t breath’: Racism and war in America and beyond – English pravda.ru.

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Juan Cole: The Bush Administration Spent Billions on an Iraqi Army With 50,000 ‘Ghost’ Soldiers – Juan Cole – Truthdig

Juan Cole: The Bush Administration Spent Billions on an Iraqi Army With 50,000 ‘Ghost’ Soldiers – Juan Cole – Truthdig.

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Media at war, death by our side. Do we play by the Geneva convention? Iraq doing it for themselves.

http://aje.me/1uL1dg4 ISIL can be defeated ISIL is not ISLAM ISIL will be punished ISIL is not the only group using the media as a weapon of war, with one anti-ISIL TV station also gaining ground in Iraq. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from northern Iraq.

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One man, one vote As captain of Team Australia, Tony Abbott has plunged us into war without debate

By Judith Brett I happened to be in London the day the British prime minister, David Cameron, recalled the House of Commons to request its support for British air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq. I went to listen to … Continue reading

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We created red tape to stop government responsibility but we are “open for business”

Australia is prepared to risk the lives of Defence personnel by sending them to face danger and uncertainty in the Middle East, where the motivation is essentially border protection rather than compassion. Aside from any deaths or injuries, many members … Continue reading

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Australia’s Special Forces troops Iraq bound for Islamic State fight stuck in UAE as Iraq wants Iran’s help not ours.

  EXCLUSIVE: Australia’s 200 Special Forces are stalled in the United Arab Emirates, awaiting legal clearance to kick off their mission assisting the Iraqi Security Forces in repelling the Islamic State. The Special Forces, under the leadership of 2nd Commando … Continue reading

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We can’t beat a Sunni uprising we can however stir the hornets nest. Ideas need to be countered with ideas something Abbott lacks.

The current war against ISIS cannot be won with air strikes. I would go further and say it cannot even be won with a large ground force either. The reason is simple. You cannot fight an idea with guns or … Continue reading

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Pilger never fails to impress

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If Hockey’s still in the game he’s the puck.

Tony Abbott praises Labor on Iraq, distancing himself from Joe Hockey The prime minister,Tony Abbott, has praised Labor’s support for military intervention in Iraq, distancing himself from his treasurer, Joe Hockey, who questioned the value of bipartisanship on the issue … Continue reading

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Abbott Booed at the NRL Final…. He loves the smell of napalm in the morning….. WAR

The forgotten war but they are still there They are booing the man

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Abbott and Obama’s Iraq: The war that is and is not When is a war not a war? When is a war really a war? The answer to those questions is strictly in the hands of whoever is in charge … Continue reading

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We as part of a coalition will be bombing under the same guidelines. “near certainty” does not fit here so screw civilians

Australia has been propagandized. At the same time, however, Hayden said that a much-publicized White House policy that President Obama announced last year barring U.S. drone strikes unless there is a “near certainty” there will be no civilian casualties — … Continue reading

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The Viet Cong fought against poverty and repression we weren’t told that. Like mushrooms we were kept in the dark and fed bullshit. As we are now

“ISIL will claim that our involvement in this international effort is the reason they are targeting us, but these people do not attack us for what we do, but for who we are and how we live.” Despite this narrative’s … Continue reading

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600 SAS are off to Iraq to train the Iraqi army. The same army of deserters that abandoned their US hardware to ISIS. They have no guaranteed loyalty to the state of Iraq other than$$. Is Abbott doing us any favours??

Tony Abbott is desperate to go to war, but what are the costs Veteran Australian diplomat Bruce Haigh says The so called Islamic State is a marauding force of Sunni adherents with an ambitious and opportunistic agenda. It seeks to … Continue reading

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Our Prime Minister thinks the war back home is the easiest but we don’t have enough POW camps

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Abbott said it was simple baddies vs baddies He can’t ID them. They know who we are and Abbott has put a target on our backs

Isis: the international community has responded just as the jihadists wanted It is irrelevant what terminology the Australian government chooses to use to defend its involvement in a new war because the declared enemy, Isis, has already set the terms … Continue reading

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Given 43 Experienced Israeli Intelligence reservists wrote their resignation out of conscience and will now be criminally prosecuted I’m posting a report by John Pilger. It’s long but informative unlike Andrew Bolt.

http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/breaking-the-last-taboo-gaza-and-the-threat-of-world-war,6901 With Prime Minister Tony Abbott plunging Australia back into another war in the Middle East, John Pilger argues that the attack on Gaza poses a wider threat to us all, fuelled by a complicit media. SAID THE VISIONARY Edward Said: … Continue reading

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We are further away but even there before the UK. We are the first to Jump and ask “How High”

Fools rush in: Tony Abbott joins a war without definition Date September 15, 2014 Committing of forces gathers pace US Secretary of State John Kerry says countries inside and outside the Middle East have pledged military support against IS militants … Continue reading

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