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The Drum - Drumroll - Bolt guilty: Anita Heiss's statement

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McLachlan: If you boo Goodes, you're a racist

McLachlan: If you boo Goodes, you're a racist | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
The AFL has a clear message – anyone who jeers Adam Goodes upon his return to the field against Geelong on Saturday night is a racist.
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Australian footballer Adam Goodes finally speaks out over racist booing

Australian footballer Adam Goodes finally speaks out over racist booing | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Adam Goodes has spoken out.
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Australian of the Year Awards

Australian of the Year Awards | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
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A statement from the Australia Day council on Adam Goodes

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Andrew Bolt condemns Adam Goodes and 'whole racism industry' – video

Andrew Bolt condemns Adam Goodes and 'whole racism industry' – video | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Conservative columnist Andrew Bolt says the 'whole racism industry' has overreached in blaming a 13-year-old girl for racially vilifying Sydney Swan Adam Goodes in 2013
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Obtuse, disingenuous and a Sophist

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Man up? I see a man down: booing and being Adam Goodes

Man up? I see a man down: booing and being Adam Goodes | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
The imbroglio surrounding AFL legend and 2014 Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been unedifying, to say the least. Those who boo Goodes when he has the ball invariably claim it has nothing to do with…
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The Age Editorial: Australians must unite against racism #IStandWithAdam

The Age Editorial: Australians must unite against racism #IStandWithAdam | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Today we have taken an unusual step – a call to action in support of Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes and against the racism inherent in the abuse he has suffered from a minority of fans of our national game.
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The Age thunders

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How long can you love a game that hates you?

How long can you love a game that hates you? | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
"There comes a point where [we need to call out this behaviour] and go 'enough's enough.' It is draining on Adam... This is something that's not been going on for a few fews, it's been going on for...
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Some great points here including that this is not an football issue but an AFL one

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Five People Who Know The Real Victims Of The Goodes Booing Saga Are White Australians | newmatilda.com

Five People Who Know The Real Victims Of The Goodes Booing Saga Are White Australians | newmatilda.com | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Thought the United States was the only place where trying to address racism could lead a white, conservative commentariat into a complete meltdown? Think again.
With Adam Goodes reportedly considering leaving the sporting arena in the wake of ‘Boo-gate’, a host of white writers and personalities have come forward with simple explanations for what’s going on, and are labouring desperately to try and find a white victim. Here’s who they think really loses out to racism.
1) Miranda Devine: A girl who racially abused Goodes
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I can tell you how Adam Goodes feels. Every Indigenous person has felt it | Stan Grant

I can tell you how Adam Goodes feels. Every Indigenous person has felt it | Stan Grant | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Estranged in the land of our ancestors, living on the fringes of a rich society – parse your words, but we see only race in the attacks on Adam Goodes
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AFL leaders have taken too long to denounce booing

AFL leaders have taken too long to denounce booing | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
The AFL's belated public reaction to what has become a watershed issue for the game could be best summed up by Gillon McLachlan's measured Monday media conference in which he politely asked fans to refrain from booing Adam Goodes and described the reasons for the booing as "complicated".
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Booing Adam Goodes might not make you racist, but it does make you a flog

Booing Adam Goodes might not make you racist, but it does make you a flog | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
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Includes #AdamGoodes tweet from 2013, graciously accepting an apology and showing concern for a 13yo

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So an imaginary spear is more terrifying than racism. Really? | Celeste Liddle

So an imaginary spear is more terrifying than racism. Really? | Celeste Liddle | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
If the booing of Adam Goodes isn’t racist, why wasn’t he booed at the height of his career? The continued excusal of racism harms AFL, and Australia
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Aboriginal dancers explain the war cry and welcome Adam Goodes to Geelong

Aboriginal dancers explain the war cry and welcome Adam Goodes to Geelong | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
A cry of pride will greet Adam Goodes when he returns to the AFL on Saturday night with a group of Indigenous dancers performing in his honour in the lead-up to the Geelong match.
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Guilty by association: The case of Adam Goodes

Guilty by association: The case of Adam Goodes | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
The controversy will draw more attention to the issues facing Aboriginal Australia.
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Get kicks by placing someone in distress? You’re a bully

The glass-half full assessment of the Adam Goodes affair is that the vast majority of football fans, and people generally, know bullying when they see it and refuse to take part.
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Adam Goodes story comes back to one question: Why?

Adam Goodes story comes back to one question: Why? | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
AFL: If not all supporters who boo Adam Goodes are racist, why should we ignore the fact some of them are? If you don't boo Adam Goodes for racist reasons, why
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In a dark place: Adam Goodes, the nation and the race question

In a dark place: Adam Goodes, the nation and the race question | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
A crescendo of boos for a footy legend becomes a pivotal moment for race relations in this country, writes Rick Feneley.
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It's Time To Drop The Ball On Racism | newmatilda.com

It's Time To Drop The Ball On Racism | newmatilda.com | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of that now famous Ape taunt, Adam Goodes asked a worthy question. Pointing out that his assailant was just a 13-year-old kid he asked, bewildered and obviously hurting, ‘How could that happen?’
He was right to question what we impart to our kids and thereby to point out this is a wider social issue. It sure is.
Since then a series of raceblurts have enshrouded Goodes, from Eddie McGuire’s radio gaff about King Kong, to another spectator demanding he ‘go back to the zoo’.
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#Goodesgate – It’s All About Ethics in Booing

#Goodesgate – It’s All About Ethics in Booing | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
For those who don’t follow AFL, the booing of Adam Goodes at every away game must be confusing. He is, outside the ground, a well known helper in the community who is gentle, kind, loves his mum an...
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Race commissioner slams 'despicable' booing of Goodes

Race commissioner slams 'despicable' booing of Goodes | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner has condemned the booing of Sydney champion Adam Goodes, describing the "vilification" of the AFL great as "despicable behaviour" which aimed to silence an anti-racism advocate.
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"despicable behaviour" which aimed to silence an anti-racism advocate.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/race-commissioner-slams-despicable-booing-of-goodes-20150729-gin2ye.html#ixzz3hLz2LKWz

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Some People Are Upset Another Aboriginal AFL Player Threw An Imaginary Spear

Some People Are Upset Another Aboriginal AFL Player Threw An Imaginary Spear | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
It's happening again.
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"the insane race debate"

Includes comments from @MsLou

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Adam Goodes: why his critics' arguments just don't stack up | Russell Jackson

Adam Goodes: why his critics' arguments just don't stack up | Russell Jackson | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Adam Goodes is again at the centre of a national conversation, and still a great deal said about the Swans champion fails to make any sense
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Herald Sun news

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Link to Rita Panahi's column is here.  It isn't pretty http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/the-goodes-the-bad-and-the-ugly/story-fni0fhh1-1227460762592 ;

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Where's the call for a charter of rights? - The Age

Where's the call for a charter of rights? - The Age | The case against Andrew Bolt | Scoop.it
Various elites  have used the tragic events in Paris to try to remove 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
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More discussion on Charlie Hebo, Andrew bolt and 18C

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