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Commonwealth Bank Targeted Over Support For Coal Projects

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Environmental activists say they are willing to be arrested as they continue a direct action campaign against the bank. Max Chalmers reports. New Matilda – By Max Chalmers * The Commonwealth Bank has been targeted by climate campaigners for the second day in a row, as anger over its support for the fossil fuels industry grows and protesters start to move ... Read More »

Is the Egyptian state using sexual torture against women?

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The Arab spring promised freedom and justice to the 2011 protestors in Tahrir Square, but a damning new report claims that women are being brutalised by police, military and security forces at an unprecedented level The Guardian – Shereen El Feki Four years ago, Cairo was a giant billboard for human rights; the words “freedom”, “justice” and “dignity” were graffitied across ... Read More »

College student confronts Jeb Bush, ‘Your brother created ISIS’

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The former Florida governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was confronted by a 19-year-old college student on Wednesday, after she told Bush, “Your brother created ISIS.” Daily Sabah – At the hall event in Nevada, Bush blamed U.S. President Barack Obama for the unrest in the Middle East and claimed that the U.S. president contributed to the growing power of ... Read More »

Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

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Don’t let the bastards get you down – choose action over despondency when coming to terms with the general election result. New Statesman - By LAURIE PENNY Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You’d think they’d at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, but no. Not ... Read More »

Venezuela policeman jailed over teenager death in protest

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BBC - A court in Venezuela has sentenced a policeman to 18 years in jail for the death of a teenager in an anti-government protest in February. Police officer Javier Mora Ortiz, 23, admitted responsibility in the death. The 14-year-old protester, Kluiver Roa Nunez, was shot in the head by a plastic bullet during a march in the western city ... Read More »

Activists corrupt noble principles in defence of Lynch

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The defence of Jake Lynch and the students who stormed the lecture theatre at the University of Sydney during a talk by Colonel Richard Kemp, has been speciously framed as a struggle for the right of free speech and dissent. The Australian - Alex Ryvchin No mention is made of the protesters having admitted that it was they who were trying ... Read More »

Violent clashes at ‘Reclaim Australia’ rallies

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Protests across Australia organised by group opposed to the ‘Islamisation’ of society. The Irish Times – Thousands of anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters have clashed in rallies acrossAustralia. The most violent was in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, where police struggled to separate opposing demonstrators. Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said the Victoria state ambulance service treated four people, three for minor injuries, ... Read More »

Hunger striker ‘separated from brother’

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REFUGEE advocates claim an asylum seeker near death in a Perth hospital after a lengthy hunger strike has been “cruelly” separated from his older brother. AAP – Herald Sun SAEED Hassanloo, a 25-year-old Iranian, has reportedly refused to eat for almost 40 days to protest his four-and-a-half years in immigration detention. Refugee Rights Action Network spokeswoman Victoria Martin said Mr ... Read More »

Man who took down Turkish flag jailed for 13 years

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A Turkish man has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison after taking down a Turkish flag during a protest in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on June 2014. ANKARA – Anadolu Agency – Hurriyet A high court in Diyarbakır sentenced the man, identified only by the initials Ö.M., to six years and three months in jail ... Read More »