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Girl with Palestine flag painted on her face. Issue #2079

Dehumanisation gone mainstream

The Economist has published a piece pretending to answer why Israel is killing so many Palestinian children, or, as the British journal puts it, why...

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Issue #1971

How Harvey Norman buys the press

Open a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, or almost any other Nine-Fairfax newspaper, and you will see pages of advertisements for furniture retailer Harvey Norman.

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Issue #1971

Jackie Chan expresses desire to join the CPC

During a recent forum hosted in Beijing, action movie star, director, and martial artist Jackie Chan expressed his interest in joining the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Albanese. Biden, Sunak, at AUKUS meeting. Issue #2085

Silencing dissent

Such are the festering contradictions in capitalism’s deepening crisis that it is but a short reach to connect the recent actions by balaclava-wearing fascists thugs...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2045

WEASEL WORDS

(special AUKUS edition) Uncomfortable reading / əˈnkmfərtəbəl ˈrdɪŋ/ A lot of weasel words are an attempt to pre-emptively shield something awful from criticism. If something is...

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Issue #2025

Wa State Myanmar makes great progress!

“Our study of the laws of revolutionary war springs from the desire to eliminate all wars; herein lies the distinction between us Communists and all...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2025

WEASEL WORDS

Are you an “activist”? Is “stability” a good thing? Who in this society is “shrill”? It depends on who you ask in this Weasel Words!...

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Freedom of the press Issue #2081

Journalists gagged

Journalists at Nine newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and Age, have been banned from covering the Israel-Palestine conflict if they signed an open letter...

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Issue #2000

The necessity of independent media in Australia

Racism, sexism, homophobia, irresponsible anti-science reporting, war mongering, and narrow political discourse are rife in Australian mainstream media, with a dominant Murdoch press that continues...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2068

LETTERS

Bias and bullying The two-page spread in Murdoch’s SA Advertiser of Monday 21st August with the big-font headline “CFMEU ‘BULLYING’ WORKERS” made interesting reading. Writer...

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Issue #2034

John Shipton calls for the release of his son Julian Assange from prison and return to Australia

On Saturday 19th November 2022, John Shipton spoke at a rally in Perth calling for the release of his son Julian Assange, the founder of...

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Issue #1974

Palmer’s dangerous rhetoric is all self-interest

Mining magnate Clive Palmer is once again ramping up the populist rhetoric.

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Issue #2040

DINGO

“Exhausted,” “struggling to cope,” “let down,” “dangerous,” and “overwhelmed” is how nurses have described working conditions at the prestigious St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst...

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Issue #2041

DINGO

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says the release of the new National Cultural Policy, Revive, is a major show of faith in the...

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Issue #2045

Beating the war drums

Marx noted that in military state capitalism, building and operating the armed forces and the arms manufacturers is the primary activity of government. Last week...

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Watching eye. Issue #2063

Big Brother widens net

The rapid spread of social media, with millions of people regularly using digital platforms has seen a flood of misinformation and disinformation, commonly referred to...

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Issue #2084

The East is still Red

This is a book that appeals to all people in Australia to look at China with eyes that are open, fair, and modest. For too...

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Unions WA in Perth, 2017: National secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Sally McManus, launched the Change the Rules national campaign to reassert the need for fairer laws to protect the wages, conditions and rights of workers. Sally McManus (left) and Meredith Hammat. Issue #2058

Employer scare campaign

A coalition of eight major business groups including the Master Builders Association, National Farmers’ Federation, Business Council of Australia, Council of Small Business Organisations, and...

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Issue #1971

Aus gov’ts favour celebrity racist over citizens

Last week, Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins had her visa cancelled and subsequently was deported from Australia.

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Wyndham Youth Aborignal Corporation Staff. Issue #2064

Youth corporation in Kimberley lacks funds

A Youth Aboriginal Corporation in the Kimberley has told Ngaarda Media that it would have to close its doors temporarily due to a lack of...

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Tennis ball and racket. Issue #2085

Playing with your money

The Australian Open feels like a juggernaut these days, with a remorseless publicity pile-on and a lot of media attention. Melbourners can’t go far without...

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Issue #2084

DINGO

The current attack on ABC radio presenter Antoinette Lattouf – for referencing the Palestinians – is being conducted by bullying lawyers for the Israel lobby....

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Issue #2044

Peace and Australia Post

Have you heard of the Peace Budget? If you’ve been reading News Corp or Fairfax publications this year, you won’t have seen any trace of...

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Issue #2076

Silencing voices

It’s common for people to say “it’s a free country,” meaning, go ahead, do what you like, say what you like.  Australia is a country...

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Issue #2080

Look who’s talking

It’s great to have a free press. We can hear the unvarnished truth about everything, and really see the world the way it is. Australians...

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Issue #2056

Student Debt, Class Warfare

Student debt increases with inflation. Your wage doesn’t. Students get a rough trot in the Australian media. They’re out of touch, “ivory tower,” not in...

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