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Australian Muslims experience much higher rates of racism than other Australians

Muslims in Sydney experience discrimination and verbal slurs at three times the rate of all other Australians, a study that is the first of its kind in the country has found. Nearly two thirds of Muslims surveyed had been subjected to racism, with one in 10 reporting such encounters as happening “often or very often”. Despite much higher rates of experiencing racism than the Australian average, nearly 86 per cent felt ...

Sydney woman dies at music festival and 70 people were charged with drug offences

Police have blamed the death of a 25-year-old Sydney woman on a drug overdose at the Stereosonic music festival at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday. Another woman, 22, is in an induced coma in hospital after going to the same festival, where almost 70 people were charged with drug offences. The 25-year-old, from Oyster Bay, was taken from the festival to Concord Hospital, ...

Russia accuse Turkey of shooting down its warplane to protect oil trade with IS

Russia has accused Turkey of shooting down its warplane near the border with Syria in order to protect its oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) group. Speaking at international talks on climate change in Paris, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the downing of the plane a “huge mistake”. Turkey has denied any ties to IS and is part of ...

Time to hold state-run Arab media to account

In the days following the Paris attacks, some news outlets seemed intent on helping ISIS’ propaganda efforts. “Terrorism is an American product,” blared one headline. Another recycled the tired, false-flag conspiracy theory that certain foreign intelligence agencies had carried out the attack in order to give Western countries carte blanche to invade the Arab world — or whatever else they ...

New “Universal Fuel” – The End of the Saudi Oil Regime

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG Saudi Arabia dominates the global oil market but according to one U.S. Energy Information Administration advisor that is all about to change. The Saudi’s 7.37 million barrel a day in export business is in jeopardy of disappearing thanks to a discovery that promises to unleash a massive supply of fuel… Enough fuel, in fact, to ...

World leaders arrive in Paris for climate conference

World leaders arrived in Paris on Sunday for potentially historic climate talks that will play out amid security concerns driven by the November 13 terror attacks in France. Frustrations over restrictions on protests put in place following the attacks gave rise to what French President Francois Hollande called “scandalous” scuffles between protesters and police at the Place de Republique, the ...

‘Crime against women’

Source: Suspect spoke of ‘baby parts’ after Planned Parenthood shooting What moved a man to kill three people and wound nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has not been disclosed. But the suspect accused of carrying out the shooting spree, Robert Lewis Dear, made remarks about “baby parts” to investigators after his surrender, a law enforcement official ...

Pope Francis slams nation’s elite, corruption on his last day in Kenya

Pope Francis waded into the heart of a Kenyan shantytown Friday, spreading a message of acceptance and lashing out at the nation’s elite for neglecting the poor. Francis’ visit to Kangemi aligned with his message of service to the poor during his three days in Nairobi. In the sprawling slum filled with tin-roofed homes, he described injustices against the less ...

Viral teen YouTube star renounces conservatism

The 13-year-old Internet phenom who gained national attention criticizing President Barack Obama and briefly was a part of the Ted Cruz campaign is renouncing conservatism, saying he’s looking to be a voice unbound by party ideology. CJ Pearson told reporter on Friday that concerns about the Republican Party’s viewpoints on racial and gender disparity as well as youth issues convinced ...

Race and reality in America

Who will you blame once Obama’s gone? The scene opens with a pudgy white man plopped on a couch, watching TV with a bowl of Cheetos on the coffee table. As he reaches for the remote, disaster strikes. He knocks over the bowl, and his Cheetos spill on the floor. The man throws his head back in operatic despair and ...