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State Dept. reverses visa revocations, allows barred travelers to enter U.S.

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The Department of Homeland Security complied with a judge’s orders Saturday and stopped enforcing President Trump’s controversial entry ban, and the fast-moving legal dispute over the president’s powers could land at the… By Robert Barnes, Matt Zapotosky and Abby Phillip The Washington Post On Saturday evening, Trump administration lawyers filed a… State Dept. reverses… Read More »

A federal judge just stopped the government from enforcing key parts of Trump’s visa ban

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And the government is complying Updated by Dara Lind On Friday night, Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington issued a temporary restraining order that forces the federal government to stop enforcing a ban on entries to the… The ruling was issued in a… A federal judge… Read More »

Systematic racism, dehumanisation and Islamophobia

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The destruction and degradation of human life is always insidious and systematic. Roj Amedi The Saturday Paper Once basic values of human life and human rights are eroded by propaganda and falsehoods, society becomes accustomed to performing and entrenching oppression. The voices of… Systematic racism, dehumanisation… Read More »

Airlines told to allow banned travelers into US after judge’s order – reports

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Trump travel ban Seattle judge temporarily halts Trump’s travel ban after hearing arguments it unlawfully discriminated against Muslims and caused unreasonable… Alan Yuhas in San Francisco The Guardian Customs officials have reportedly told US airlines that they can board passengers who had been barred from entering the country after a… Airlines told to… Read More »

Israel: An inspiration for Trump

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Israel has set a great example of racist bans and walls for Trump to follow. Yasmeen Elkhoudary Al Jazeera News The past week has been distressingly sad, following the outrageous news coming from the United States featuring Muslims who are affected by President Donald Trump’s racist Muslim ban. Reading about the… Israel: An inspiration… Read More »

Australia cannot be complacent with ‘evil’ of xenophobia on the rise, says Tim Soutphommasane

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Australia cannot afford to be complacent in a growing climate of xenophobia around the world, according to the Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane. Caroline Winter ABC As the parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech continues this week, Dr Soutphommasane said Australia needed strong leadership to maintain cultural harmony. “What I’m hearing from… Australia cannot be… Read More »

Why this pardon for Britain’s gay men is so inadequate

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Lives were destroyed by unjust laws enforced by the state. The effects of this injustice are still felt today Owen Jones The Guardian A pardon for Britain’s persecuted gay men represents an important nod to justice, but it somehow sticks in the craw. How can it… Why this pardon… Read More »

Two children, two faiths, one message

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(CNN) – A photo of two kids — a Muslim girl and Jewish boy — rallying for the same cause alongside their dads, warmed the hearts of audiences across social media. Gisela Crespo CNN Both children are pictured hoisted high above the crowd on their father’s shoulders, holding handmade signs. Seven-year-old Meryem looks across at Adin, 9, who is smiling back at her. Her father, Fatih… Two children, two… Read More »

Role of women central to necessary reforms within Islam

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ARE we too complacent in Ireland about the threat of radical Islam? TP O’Mahony Irish Examiner An illegal immigrant scam at Dublin airport suggests so. On this, World Hijab… Role of women… Read More »

Queensland Government ‘defending racism’ in appeal against discrimination ruling

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The Queensland Government is perpetuating racism and injustice in backing a court challenge against a landmark discrimination case, Indigenous health campaigner Professor Gracelyn Smallwood says. Kristian Silva ABC The Federal Court ruled in December that police committed racial discrimination during the 2004 Palm Island riots following the death in custody of Aboriginal man Cameron Doomadgee. More than 16,000 people… Queensland Government ‘defending… Read More »

People with disabilities are not a diagnosis. They are human

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Underfunded services are not the only problem. Paddy Connolly Irish Examiner Worse is a culture that labels people as ‘severe’ or ‘profound’, or something similarly dehumanising, says Paddy Connolly. IN the aftermath of… People with disabilities… Read More »

When She’s The Boss

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Netflix’s new series, The Crown, is a fascinating portrait of the unusual marriage between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and highlights a cutting-edge marital dynamic: one in which the wife, not the husband, is head of the household. Suzanne Venker The Daily Caller When Elizabeth II was named Queen in 1952, Prince Philip forfeited his naval career to support his wife—which was, as Julie Miller writes in Vanity Fair, “an uncomfortably advanced spousal dynamic, especially for a… When She’s The… Read More »

Right to refuse gay weddings protects against other discrimination, inquiry told

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LGBTI campaigners say department’s submission shows double standard if discrimination based on sexuality allowed Paul Karp The Guardian The government’s marriage equality bill specifies that ministers of religion would be able to refuse same-sex weddings because otherwise it risks creating a right to refuse weddings based on disability or race, the attorney… Right to refuse gay weddings protects… Read More »

The markers of everyday racism in Australia

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While Australians value equality, our multicultural nation contains markers of racial discrimination. Claire Smith, Jordan Ralph and Kellie Pollard The Conversation Some are so innocuous we may not recognise them. Experiencing racism is part of… The markers of everyday… Read More »

Linda Sarsour’s Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism’s Hypocrisy

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Although she thinks a President Trump will turn back the clock 300 years, Linda Sarsour forgets that Islam never left the Middle Ages in its view of women. Shireen Qudosi The Federalist A Frankenstein’s monster of identity politics, the Women’s March on Washington heaved through the streets of DC one day after the inauguration in a fit of depraved hypocrisy. That hypocrisy shadows… Linda Sarsour’s Muslim… Read More »

This photo sums up Trump’s assault on women’s rights

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After a weekend of inspiring protest, we had to watch the world’s most powerful man sign away the reproductive rights of women in developing countries Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett The Guardian Look at these men. Look at them. Gathered around the most… This photo sums up Trump’s… Read More »