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Protesters fight domestic violence law changes in shadows of Russia’s conservative push

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Russians opposed to the decriminalisation of domestic violence say they have not given up hope of bringing in a new law to protect women. Lisa Millar ABC But they are up against changing cultural norms that are seeing Russia become increasingly conservative. President Vladimir Putin signed… Protesters fight domestic… Read More »

Rape claims at universities covered up, taken less seriously than plagiarism, advocacy group says

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With thousands of new students starting university this week, an advocacy group has claimed violence against women is still a major problem on campuses, and assault claims are being covered up. Danuta Kozaki ABC The advocacy group End Rape on Campus Australia has made a submission to the Human Rights Commission which will bring down a report on the issue later this year. Founder and director Rape claims at… Read More »

Environmentalists who exposed logging have charges thrown out

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Two environmentalists who entered an East Gippsland logging coupe to document the destruction of rainforest have had charges against them… Bianca Hall The Age The court decision is the final chapter on what has been a two-year saga for Ed Hill and Joe Henderson, whose actions led to the state government conceding it… Environmentalists who exposed… Read More »

Reporters barred from U.S. press secretary briefing

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New York, February 24, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision today to bar nine news outlets from an informal briefing known as “a gaggle” by President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary Sean… CPJ Separately, at the Conservative Party Action Conference in Maryland today, Trump said that journalists should not be allowed to use anonymous sources, and… Reporters barred from… Read More »

The Fightback: Trumpism Gives Rise To The New Dissidents

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The upside of a Donald Trump White House is the millions world-wide who are now organising in protest, writes Dr Richard Hil. Dr Richard Hil New Matilda The high point of post-truth, populist conservatism is ushering in some ghastly new forms of repression. The roundup of… The Fightback: Trumpism… Read More »

Red Alert for China’s pollution protesters

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China wants people to care for the environment, one person at a time. Salvatore Babones Al Jazeera News It’s winter in Beijing, and that means two things: cold and smog. Beijing has had freezing winter temperatures for thousands of years, but the smog is something new. China first started… Red Alert for… Read More »

In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say ‘I Am Muslim Too’

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At a rally in New York City’s Times Square on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims. Kat Chow npr The crowd gathered to speak out against President Trump’s executive order — now on hold after a unanimous federal appeals court decision — banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Organized by the… In Times Square… Read More »

Why no one’s protesting about anti-Islam campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali coming to Australia

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Consider this: What do you think would happen if word went around that Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician who campaigns against both Islam and immigration, was coming back to… Andrew Masterson The Age Last time he was here – in 2012 – he was the subject of protests and calls for a visa ban, and since then he’s… Why no one’s… Read More »

Peaceful Protests Are Not a Crime

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A bit of silver lining at the onset of the Trump administration has been the groundswell of activism by hundreds of thousands of Americans taking to the streets to face off against a president, and a Republican establishment, they see as reckless, divisive and destructive. The Editorial Board The New York Times But Republican lawmakers have been so alarmed by the size and intensity of the demonstrations — for women’s rights, immigrants and the environment — and by protests around ... Read More »

Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police

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A growing group of military veterans are willing to put their bodies between Native American activists and the police trying to remove them Sam Levin in Cannon Ball, North Dakota The Guardian US veterans are returning to Standing Rock and pledging to shield indigenous activists from attacks by a militarized police force, another sign that the… Army veterans return… Read More »

Why this statue of a young girl caused a diplomatic incident

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(CNN) – In the busy South Korean port city of Busan, the young girl sits on a wooden chair, her fists balled in her lap. Sol Han and James Griffiths CNN She looks impassively forward, her expression unsmiling and determined. Her feet are bare, and on her shoulder sits a small bird. This statue has sparked… Why this statue of… Read More »

Australians protest in support of refugees

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Protests have continued around Australia, as the White House confirmed the US President will honour a refugee resettlement deal with Australia – in some way. Sonja Heydeman and Biwa Kwan SBS Under the deal, the United States would take up to 1,250 asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru. In return, Australia… Australians protest in… Read More »

European parliament leaders call on EU to reject Trump’s likely ambassador pick

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Exclusive: Heads of parliament’s main political parties issue unprecedented call opposing Ted Malloch, who likened his goal to ‘bringing down the… Daniel Boffey in Brussels The Guardian The European parliament’s main political parties are making an unprecedented attempt to block Donald Trump’s likely choice as ambassador to… European parliament leaders… Read More »

Corporate corruption and government failure to act: who’s running this country?

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The controversial Perth freight link development shows that it’s business-as-usual in awarding government contracts to companies with a chequered past Carmen Lawrence The Guardian It’s clear Australians are increasingly wary of the power of big business; in the latest post-election survey by researchers at the Australian National University, 74% responded “yes” to the proposition that “big business has… Corporate corruption and… Read More »

What next for the anti-Trump protesters?

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There are two possible outcomes from the huge anti-Trump marches the day after the new president’s inauguration. Clive Hamilton The Conversation Perhaps, having made their protest, the marchers will go home and spend the next four or even eight years stewing and posting angry comments online. Or the protests could morph into… What next for the anti-Trump… Read More »

Trans Activists Attack Feminists For Displaying ‘Genital-Based Womanhood’

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Trans and feminist ideology are fundamentally irreconcilable, which means I hate to break it to you, trendy progressives, but intersectionalism is stillborn. Joy Pullmann The Federalist Pop some popcorn, because some bitches and fake bitches are having a catfight about pu–ies. Left Twitter is saying white… Trans Activists Attack Feminists For… Read More »