Politics

Kennedy Family Writes Anti-Trump Op-Ed In Washington Post That EVERYONE Should Read

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If there is one family in America that is qualified to speak on the issue of hatred and violence, it is the Kennedys. By Sampson John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 followed by Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. The remaining Kennedy members were so disturbed by Donald Trump that they wrote the… Kennedy Family Writes Anti… Read More »

Tehran’s air pollution fuels political quarreling

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Authorities in the Iranian capital of Tehran shut down all schools on Nov. 16 due to alarming air pollution levels, while political factions accuse one another of irresponsibility on the issue. Changiz M. Varzi Primary schools and kindergartens have been closed in the city since Nov. 14, as a thick layer of smog has covered the… Tehran’s air pollution… Read More »

Cameroon: Confronting Boko Haram

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Cameroon’s military campaign against the Boko Haram insurgency started late but has met with partial success. To consolidate gains and bring lasting peace to the Far North, the government must now shift to long-term socioeconomic development, countering religious radicalism and… Cameroon: Confronting Boko… Read More »

Can the European Project be Re-boosted?

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The European project is at a critical juncture. According to the most recent Eurobarometer,[1] 36% of Europeans are opposed “to an economic and… Louka T. Katseli Progressive Economy Brexit is the most dramatic manifestation of a growing lack of trust in European institutions and their capacity to deliver observable benefits to the… The rise of extreme political parties in… Can the European… Διδάγματα από την Ελληνική κρίση – Εκδήλωση του ΔΟΒΕ προς τιμή του Γεράσιμου Αρσένη Lessons from the Greek Crisis “Policies, ... Read More »

Lifetime ban on asylum seekers ‘not connected’ to US deal, says immigration head

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Michael Pezzullo says the US did not ask for the plan to permanently ban boat arrivals from entering Australia Gareth Hutchens The head of the immigration department has confirmed that legislation banning asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever entering Australia is not… Lifetime ban on… Read More »

NFPs Protest Lifetime Ban on Refugee Visas

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The Uniting Church in Australia has described as “immoral” the proposed legislation for a lifetime ban on visas for refugees who have arrived by boat since 2013. UnitingJustice Australia has written to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee about the proposed legislation, saying the ban served no purpose and… NFPs Protest Lifetime… Read More »

Why Erdogan-Trump honeymoon may be short-lived

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Donald Trump’s election as president may have sent shock waves across the world, leaving many countries deeply concerned, but it has had the opposite effect in Turkey. Semih Idiz President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are pleased with this turn of… Why Erdogan-Trump… Read More »

Change section 18C? Critics should do this crash course first

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The federal government has announced a parliamentary inquiry into free speech and section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Katharine Gelber   Luke McNamara So the time is right for a crash course on the law, its exemptions, and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Let’s start with the… Change section 18… Read More »

How A Trump Presidency Looks In The Middle East

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CAIRO — Will the arrival of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States set off a new phase of political unrest around the world? Wordcrunch Omar Said MADA MASR Will the Arab world carry the lion’s share of the conflict? The Middle East has shown a mix of both panic and a perhaps surprising dose of optimism since last Tuesday’s surprise U.S. election result. How A Trump… Read More »

Lawyers want PMs from John Howard to Malcolm Turnbull in dock over asylum detention

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Lawyers want PMs from John Howard to Malcolm Turnbull in dock over asylum detentionEvery Australian prime minister from John Howard onwards should be investigated for crimes against humanity in relation to the indefinite detention of asylum seekers, according to a group of international… Heath Aston The Sydney Morning Herald The group of seven British, American and Australian lawyers, which includes high-profile barrister and refugee advocate Julian Burnside, has petitioned the International Criminal Court to investigate the treatment of asylum seekers ... Read More »

Guatemala: Young Blood, Old Vices

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A year after the election of would-be reformer Jimmy Morales as president, corruption investigations are casting a shadow over his inner circle. Arturo Matute Recent appointments bring youth and oxygen to his faltering administration, but much still stands in the way of political… Guatemala: Young… Read More »

Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying

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A company tied to Erdogan’s government hired retired general Michael Flynn’s lobbying firm. By Isaac Arnsdorf Donald Trump wants to forbid his officials from lobbying for foreign governments, but one of his top national security advisers is being paid by a close ally of Turkey’s president Trump adviser linked… Read More »

Colombia peace deal: Government and Farc reach new agreement

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The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have announced a new peace agreement, six weeks after the original deal was rejected in a popular vote. Alvaro Uribe, a former president who led the “no” campaign, was involved in this round of negotiations intended to end 52… Colombia peace deal… Read More »

Trump victory comes with a silver lining for the world’s progressives

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The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. Yanis Varoufakis  It was a time when we saw the curious spectacle of a superpower, the… Trump victory comes… Read More »

An Open Letter To Donald Trump, My Former Boss Of 18 Years

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I know you can be a good president. Good luck. Barbara Res Dear Donald, Congratulations on your win. I wish you the very best for a successful presidency. As you know, I supported Clinton. I do not believe in your stated policies, especially your anti-choice stance and… An Open Letter To… Read More »

Let’s Face It: The U.S. Constitution Needs a Makeover

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TThe 2016 election shows that it’s time to start a national conversation about fundamental political reform. BY CHRISTIAN CARYL  The experts have been throwing around a lot of numbers in the wake of the U.S. presidential election. But there’s one statistic that… Let’s Face It: The… Read More »