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Binoy Kampmark – Australia: The Fall of Tony Abbott

You could hear the knives sharpening several continents away.  Malcolm Turnbull, former communications minister, and now Australian Prime Minister, engineered a successful ambush of Tony Abbott as the evening newsfeeds started getting busy.  When the vote came in, Turnbull had garnered 54 votes to Abbott’s 44. The question was one of timing. The Coalition had been registering losses in poll …

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Stuart Heritage – Why I’m finally going to boycott Amazon

Few things in life are as universally satisfying as a boycott. To the left, a boycott is the ultimate display of society in action; to the right, it confirms the market’s all-consuming power. To me, it’s just fun. It’s negging, basically – if you love something, ignore it until it comes cowering back promising to do better. My list of …

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Tony Abbott is a climate change ‘villain’, says Canadian author Naomi Klein

Tony Abbott is a climate change “villain” who is repeating the slogans used by the coal industry in the US, according to bestselling author and social activist Naomi Klein. Klein, who is heading to Australia for a series of public events, said the level of inaction on climate change in Australia was only matched by her native Canada. “In Canada …

A story from the past shows why neocons are dangerous for the global peace and security

Recent documents show that the hardcore branch of the US policy during the Vietnam war, was playing dangerous games with North Vietnam and the Soviets, in order to drag the other side to negotiations. We see today a similar game played by the neocons in Ukraine and Asia-Pacific. In the new Cold War, neocons are playing more dangerous games with …

Meet the Corporate Villains Sponsoring the COP21 Climate Talks – Sarah Lazare

Fresh revelations that yet another round of United Nations climate talks—this time the upcoming negotiations in Paris—will be sponsored by some of the very corporations driving global warming have been met with outrage and alarm that the global process continues to be “captured by big polluters.” Pierre-Henri Guignard, Secretary-General of the UN Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21), unveiled the …

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Australia: Everybody Must Get Vaccinated, Except the Prime Minister’s Daughters – Jon Rappoport

Meet vaccine refuser, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott We’re talking about Tony Abbott, who just ruled from on high that there are no more exemptions from vaccines in Australia. No more conscientious objections, no more religious exemptions. Only the rare medical exemption, permitted by a doctor. And suddenly, every family who refuses vaccinations for their children will lose up to …

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Australia: refuse vaccination, lose $15,000 Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a moron – Jon Rappoport

Watch what’s happening in Australia. Something like it could be coming to your front door. If you live in Australia, it’s already at your door. The Daily Telegraph (4/12) (Anti-vaccination parents face $15,000 welfare hit under ‘No Jab’ reforms) reports: “Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison will today announce the historic reforms, which mean parents who …