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Why Australia hates asylum seekers

Why Australia hates asylum seekers | politics, media, culture | Scoop.it
“I received a text from one of my colleagues, and he wrote, I feel like we have failed,” says Kon Karapanagiotidis. “I texted back and wrote, Yeah, so do I.”

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Historical guilt in America and Germany – Susan Neiman – Aeon

Historical guilt in America and Germany – Susan Neiman – Aeon | politics, media, culture | Scoop.it
Can America face up to the terrible reality of slavery in the way that Germany has faced up to the Holocaust?
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Inside Tony Abbott's mind

Inside Tony Abbott's mind | politics, media, culture | Scoop.it
Abbott took the Liberal Party leadership from Malcolm Turnbull at a time when conventional wisdom considered support for an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) politically mandatory, then proceeded to camp...
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Speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner (2006) p1

Stephen Colbert - Speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner in 2006.
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The Battle Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

The Battle Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law | politics, media, culture | Scoop.it
Within Russia, the modernized minority’s primary weapon remains mockery.
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Pussy Riot Denied Parole: Tolokonnikova on Russia

Pussy Riot Denied Parole: Tolokonnikova on Russia | politics, media, culture | Scoop.it
Everywhere—in schools, prisons and universities, at voting stations and sitting in front of the TV—we are taught to obey, to lie, to bite our tongues, to say “yes” when we want to say “no.” The great cause of our civilization is to foster in...
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On the road with Julia Gillard

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Werribee, Sunday, 24 March 2013

On a clear blue day late in March a warm, celebratory breeze blows in the Melbourne electorate of Lalor. Local businesses and sporting clubs are on the pavem
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Tony Abbott's bizzarre 28 second silence following "Shit Happens" comment

Australia's Opposition leader Tony "The Mad Monk" Abbott is questioned by Ch 7 reporter about his "shit happens" comment which he delivered with a casual sho...
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