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Trump fears push nations at Morocco talks to call climate action an ‘urgent duty’

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Fears that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will pull out of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming pushed almost 200 nations at climate talks in Morocco on Nov. 17 to declare action an “urgent duty.” MARRAKESH, Morocco – Reuters Trump has called man-made global warming a hoax and has said he… Trump fears push… Read More »

Australia is paying for Malcolm Fraser’s immigration mistakes, says Peter Dutton

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Immigration minister says many foreign fighters involved in conflict zones are descendants of migrants who came in the 1970s under former prime minister Helen Davidson Malcolm Fraser made mistakes in bringing some migrants to Australia and the country is paying for that now, Peter Dutton has said. The immigration minister made the… Australia is paying… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Weekend Roundup: Democracy Disrupts Itself

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The “Great Reaction” that propelled Donald Trump to the White House is not just another turn of the electoral cycle, but an indication of a system in crisis. Nathan Gardels When unresponsive elites forsake the common folk in governing systems anchored in popular sovereignty, demagogues who fashion themselves as tribunes of the… Weekend Roundup: Democracy… Read More »

The US election was closer than you think

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ANALYSIS On first look, the US election looks like a Trump landslide. But looks can be deceiving. by Matt Martino The electoral college vote as it stands has Donald Trump at 279 votes — nine votes above the magic number of 270 needed to claim the presidency. With another 26 expected from the… The US election was… Read More »

The Guardian view on President-elect Donald Trump: a dark day for the world

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This is a political and cultural cataclysm that few believed would really happen. Editorial It’s a bleak day for America, and for the pluralism and diversity the country has come to stand for Donald Trump wins the US election – live Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution The Guardian view on… Read More »

An American Tragedy

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The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and… By David Remnick An American… Read More »

A more dangerous world is probably coming after the US election!

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The level of irrationality, confusion and negative energy is the most astonishing signal emanating out of the US presidential election. <style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos * It is a strong indication that, whatever the result, we should be prepared for an escalation in the already serious tensions dominating our world. It is probably the first time, since the… A more dangerous… Read More »

Nobel Peace Laureates Warn: Trump Presidency Would Bring Grave Risks

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It is unusual for us to comment on an American election, even more so in the eleventh hour. José Ramos-Horta Óscar Arias Sánchez John Hume  But what is at stake at the moment in the U.S. election affects us all. The Presidential election in the world’s most powerful democracy has descended into name calling, disinformation and… Nobel Peace Laureates… Read More »

William Safire justified: Hillary Clinton is a congenital liar

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In a notorious 1996 New York Times essay, pundit William Safire famously said this of Hillary Clinton: Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady – a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation – is a congenital liar. By Russ Vaughn Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and… William Safire justified… Read More »

Bob Day High Court case would set a precedent and have far-reaching implications, legal expert says

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The likely High Court case about Bob Day’s eligibility to be a senator will set a legal precedent that could endanger other politicians’ right to sit in Parliament. AM – By political reporter Tom Iggulden The impending case will revolve around an anti-corruption section of the constitution that prohibits parliamentarians from having even an indirect relationship with companies that get government contracts. But the section is not precise and has never been tested by a full bench of the High ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton and Nuclear Weapons: More Dangerous Than Trump?

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No ally’s fate is important enough for the United States to risk a nuclear war. Christopher Layne With his customary keen insight, the Financial Times commentator Edward Luce recently observed that GOP nominee Donald Trump’s Achilles heel is a lack of character. Because of this, Trump’s opponents argue, he… Hillary Clinton and… Read More »