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Islam and Indigenous Australia

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Indonesian fishermen, Afghan cameleers and US civil rights activist Malcolm X are all part of the surprising history of Islam and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, writes Janak Rogers.
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Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues

Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The call for justice is building in Black America and beyond.
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The Narrative Must Shift: Randa Abdel-Fattah On The Need For A New Conversation | newmatilda.com

The Narrative Must Shift: Randa Abdel-Fattah On The Need For A New Conversation | newmatilda.com | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
It’s an ISIS flag. No it’s not. It’s a flag with Islamic writing. Wait Islamic isn’t a language. Sydney is under siege. Well, actually a man has taken hostages in a chocolate cafe in Sydney. The police are working on the situation. No Ray Hadley is… no the police are… no Ray Hadley… Devices have been planted around the city. We’re not sure how we know this because no contact has been made with the gunman but let’s whip people into a frenzied panic anyway.
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Islamic leaders say Australians have risen above fear in wake of Sydney siege

Islamic leaders say Australians have risen above fear in wake of Sydney siege | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Broader community ‘has come out in solidarity’ with the online show of support for Muslims, despite threats by rightwing groups and isolated verbal attacks
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11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality

11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
From Richard Pryor to Martin Lawrence, comedians have been making us laugh about race and police brutality for years.
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The Siege That Has Stopped A Nation: 10 Predictions From Martin Place | newmatilda.com

We don't actually know anything about what is going on at the Lindt Shop in Martin Place, beyond the fact there's a siege, some hostages, and a flag in the window. 
But why should that stop us from bringing you the news? 
So, in the spirit of Australian mainstream news reporting, New Matilda brings you 10 predictions (which we're parading as fact) that will either definitely, probably, possibly, or possibly not unfold over the next few days.
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Noam Chomsky on America: ‘This is a very racist society’

Noam Chomsky on America: ‘This is a very racist society’ | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Professor Noam Chomsky said it would be “no small trick” for the Ferguson protests to turn into an anti-racism and social justice movement, considering America’s founding principles are slavery and the extermination of the indigenous population.
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Ad claims Aboriginal ‘moved out’ in sales pitch for new apartments 

Ad claims Aboriginal ‘moved out’ in sales pitch for new apartments  | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
A four-year-old real estate advertisement has emerged revealing the use of Aboriginal people moving out of the area as a selling point for luxurious apartments in Sydney's inner city of Redfern.
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“A hallucination of your worst fears”: Legal scholar Patricia Williams on what Darren Wilson’s testimony reveals about racism in America

“A hallucination of your worst fears”: Legal scholar Patricia Williams on what Darren Wilson’s testimony reveals about racism in America | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
"That’s precisely the danger of prejudice and stereotypes. That you don’t see the human being in front of you"
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Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The underlying anger that goes unnoticed.
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Protective service officers accused of racially profiling Melbourne commuter

A Melbourne IT worker who says he was racially profiled by protective service officers at a south-eastern bus stop in an incident that has left him uncomfortable and embarrassed.
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Muslims call for stricter hate crime laws to go with national security powers

Muslims call for stricter hate crime laws to go with national security powers | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Queensland Muslim groups want increased penalties for hate crimes linked to the introduction of national security legislation
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Australia’s racism makes world headlines – again - The AIM Network

Australia’s racism makes world headlines – again - The AIM Network | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
International media has noticed the impact on vulnerable people as a result of the Islamophobic rage sweeping our country. Alan Austin reports.

Until recently, surfer-eating sharks, kangaroos disru
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Australian Far Right Still Struggling To Gain Traction After Sydney Siege | newmatilda.com

Australian Far Right Still Struggling To Gain Traction After Sydney Siege | newmatilda.com | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The Martin Place siege has proven to be less of a galvanising force for the far right than they may have hoped for. On the one hand, on social media the Australian Defence League – one of the principal, if minor, movements to have formed on the basis of Islamophobia – gathered many more thousands of likes on Facebook and a much wider readership.
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If You’re Racist Don’t Read It. - The AIM Network

If You’re Racist Don’t Read It. - The AIM Network | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Author's note:

This is a re-post with a new title.

On Facebook every day I post My Thought for the Day and every now and then I put the question: What word best describes you? My personal word i
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#IllRideWithYou is the antidote to racist commentary we all need tonight

#IllRideWithYou is the antidote to racist commentary we all need tonight | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The hostage crisis continues at Martin Place tonight. And while most of us are focused on hoping and praying for a resolution there's been no shortage of racist and inflammatry commentary both from our media and from indivudals on Twitter and Facebook.
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‘Sorry For The Inconvenience, We Are Trying To Change The World': Inside The Police Protests That Swept The Nation

‘Sorry For The Inconvenience, We Are Trying To Change The World': Inside The Police Protests That Swept The Nation | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
"This stuff hasn’t stopped since slavery. Police need to stop harassing us and coming at us with so much anger and hostility."
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Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Killed in the Name of the State​

Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Killed in the Name of the State​ | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
HARVEY WASSERMAN FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Smallman12q)First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -Because I was not a Social...
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'Recognising' The Artful Con That Is The Constitutional Reform Debate | newmatilda.com

'Recognising' The Artful Con That Is The Constitutional Reform Debate | newmatilda.com | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The great academic Noam Chomsky once wrote: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum”.
This quote perfectly encapsulates the current debate around constitutional reform – where there is a bipartisanship backed by reams of PR spin as a “positive”, while in reality it demonstrates one of the most insidious developments in black policy today – a dangerous “Canberra consensus”, as described by Indigenous policy expert Jon Altman.
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The US Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans

The US Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
A Ferguson Truth and Reconciliation Commission could light the way into a new future.
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The Ferguson Masterpost: How To Argue Eloquently & Back Yourself Up With Facts

The Ferguson Masterpost: How To Argue Eloquently & Back Yourself Up With Facts | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
We encourage you to share the link to this rather than reblogging the entire post (since this is frequently updated and we want to minimize the spread of outdated info!): bit.ly/FergusonAEM Introdu...
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The One Word That Kept Darren Wilson Out Of Jail

The One Word That Kept Darren Wilson Out Of Jail | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Darren Wilson did not escape accountability for shooting Michael Brown dead because of the law. He escaped accountability because, as a society, a majority of us are OK with that outcome.
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Woolworths removes 'racist' singlet after complaints

Woolworths removes 'racist' singlet after complaints | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Chain apologises and withdraws garment bearing slogan ‘If you don’t love it, leave’ from stores after backlash on social media
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An apology isn't good enough. We need to boycott Woolworths!

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Muslims Around The World Rally Against Extremism

Muslims Around The World Rally Against Extremism | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it

PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don't speak for their religion. 

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Tolerance is bigotry's counterpart in keeping Muslims divided

Tolerance is bigotry's counterpart in keeping Muslims divided | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Mohamad Tabbaa: Long read: Every time a controversy plays out, more conditions are added to our being ‘tolerable’. We deserve our rights – including to places to practice our faith without political interference
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