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Lessons from the Jewish community for fixing #auspol

#auspol

Lessons learned from the bare-knuckle politics of Jewish communal life can be applied to #auspol. There are ways forward. We just need decent, serious people – not dilettantes. And we really need decent media that reaches everybody. Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk Auspol weekly wrap up and welcome to my head cold. However…

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Child abuse and the Murdocracy: what you can do

Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk #auspol weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re going to try something new. No podcast this week, because you guys seem to prefer reading to listening – so just the post. And we’ll delve into a dark corner of #auspol, but then instead of just leaving you feeling awful,…

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Where to for Oz indy media?

Hey guys! Here’s something new… We’re publishing the podcast transcript with links to sources. This way, if you don’t have time to listen, you can still read what’s going on. Or if you’re up for nerdy fun, you can follow the links to the stories mentioned in the podcast. Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey…

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Tory Clusterfuck

Introducing The Strolling Rabbi of No Fixed Address (Twitter handle: @strollingrabbi ). The good rabbi ruminates on style winning out over substance in the Tory leadership contest. And while you’re at it, you may be interested in the news that broke yesterday, regarding Boris Johnson’s links with Steve Bannon. Home We publish on the lands of…

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Experts Getting It Wrong

Aggregated #auspol stories from the week – Massive misconduct alleged – Josh Frydenberg and Angus Taylor Frydenberg joins flat earthers, anti-vaxers, climate deniers and other sundry evidence-hating folk in declaring a surplus is more important than stimulus in our tanking economy. Frydenberg drinks the neo-liberal cool aid with tax cuts Australia takes from the poor…

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#GlobPol

Joint Arab/Jewish leadership run in Meretz https://www.timesofisrael.com/meretz-members-launch-joint-arab-jewish-leadership-run/ The Palestinian/Mizrachi coalition https://972mag.com/mizrahim-palestinians-identity/141845/ More Israel/Palestine news – Israel and Lebanon begin historic talks over maritime border https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-while-hezbollah-threatens-war-israel-and-lebanon-quietly-make-history-1.7367738 Sara Netanyahu convicted of corruption https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-16/sara-netanyahu-israel-first-lady-convicted-misusing-state-funds/11215048 https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Court-convicts-Sara-Netanyahu-of-corruption-in-plea-deal-592661 Trump and Mexico https://www.vox.com/2019/6/15/18680129/us-mexico-immigration-deal-release-trump-tariff ? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/11/donald-trump-reality-tv-deals-tariffs Trump attacks Khan https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-16/donald-trump-attacks-sadiq-khan-over-london-killings/11214526 Trump & Mars https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/continuous-descent-into-dementia-trump-buried-in-mockery-for-baffling-tweet-claiming-the-moon-is-a-part-of-mars/ No crops on flooded US farmland https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-04/due-cataclysmic-flooding-millions-acres-us-farmland-will-not-be-planted-crops-year Racial segregation…

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Auspol Weekly Wrap Up – 14/6/2019

Coalition’s tax plan to benefit the wealthy https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/10/coalitions-income-tax-plan-will-gift-highest-earners-33bn Soaring homelessness https://theconversation.com/homelessness-soars-in-our-biggest-cities-driven-by-rising-inequality-since-2001-117833 Elder abuse is rampant https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-14/elder-abuse-australia-victims-rarely-receive-justice/11204986 Terminally ill man spent final two weeks fighting Centrelink https://www.sbs.com.au/news/terminally-ill-man-spent-final-two-weeks-filling-out-centrelink-forms https://twitter.com/ISaltau/status/1137287434322923520 Child dies in detention https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/6212554/detained-boy-brave-before-cancer-death/?cs=10229 The offshore self harm epidemic https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a190610hzydj/manus-refugee-sets-himself-on-fire-as-self-harm-crisis-escalates-20190610 https://asiapacificreport.nz/2019/06/07/manus-island-police-chief-calls-for-state-action-over-suicidal-refugees/ The coming refugee reckoning https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-refugee-policy-is-out-of-step-with-global-standards-and-breaks-international-law-report?cid=news%3Asocialshare%3Afacebook&fbclid=IwAR3NvlziJBAXvrvxHX2hItiR6YSRv_Ax4B8pY8ijRS_c8fYWqRsByfnGhyY The Murdoch press tries for a sub-prime fuelled economic collapse in…

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#Auspol Weekly Wrap Up – June 7

Dirty Lib tactics in Chisholm https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-28/labor-legal-challenge-campaign-materials-seat-chisholm-melbourne/11153430 https://twitter.com/simonahac/status/1136626428441530368 Election analysis https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2019/june/1559397600/richard-denniss/morrison-election-what-we-know-now Oz economy tanking https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2019/jun/06/the-government-has-run-the-economy-into-the-ground https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/finance-news/2019/06/05/australian-economy-worst-since-1992e-down-economics-is-indeed-a-joke https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/it-may-yet-turn-out-that-this-was-a-good-election-to-have-lost-20190531-p51t9n.html The tax cut rort https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/06/03/tax-cuts-scott-morrison/ https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/02/mathias-cormann-says-no-chance-coalition-will-split-income-tax-package Ita Fucking Buttrose http://situationtheatre.com/news-fuse/abc-chair-fiercely-silent https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/we-might-be-biased-more-diverse-views-needed-at-abc-says-buttrose-20190529-p51sj2.html Ita’s only two days late. But what’s two days amongst news gatherers? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-07/ita-buttrose-says-afp-raid-on-abc-was-designed-to-intimidate/11189200 Government cruelty https://www.sbs.com.au/news/exclusive-great-grandmother-93-could-be-deported-after-11-years-in-australia https://twitter.com/BehrouzBoochani/status/1132850690705854464 https://au.news.yahoo.com/family-given-days-leave-australia-over-sons-cystic-fibrosis-063816933.html https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/31/a-new-cage-coming-to-australia-from-nauru-has-failed-to-free-refugee-women The refugee class action suit https://www.crikey.com.au/2018/12/10/class-actions-manus-nauru/ Government incompetence re…

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Podcast Special – The AFP Raids

https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136083128760406016 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136133192824451072 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136124130204442624 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136110380483092481 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136134020389953536 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136134244181262341 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136134709937786881 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136137398012657665 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136127404970106882 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136133192824451072 https://twitter.com/TheLyonsDen/status/1136083128760406016 Nothing to see here folks! Just Australia’s Federal Police sending Australia’s journos a message that they – like the rest of us in this country – had better buckle to the surveillance state that civil society’s been trying to warn everyone about for a…

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First Podcast – Who Are We and How Can Progressives Start Winning?

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https://www.theage.com.au/federal-election-2019/we-have-two-australias-election-results-show-a-growing-divide-within-the-nation-20190524-p51qu8.html https://percapita.org.au/2019/05/29/election-2019-another-dose-of-fear https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/05/23/clive-palmer-federal-election-advertising/ https://theconversation.com/after-clive-palmers-60-million-campaign-limits-on-political-advertising-are-more-important-than-ever-117099 https://www.theage.com.au/national/alt-right-facebook-memes-pushed-anti-labor-message-20190522-p51pvy.html https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6190212/rudd-says-qld-election-blame-baloney/ https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/don-t-denigrate-rational-regional-queensland https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/29/whats-left-and-right-in-australian-politics-today-the-lines-are-shifting A mild mannered comms consultant – aka just another dickhead delivering the news – demonstrates that a malfunctioning microphone is no impediment to trying to overthrow the Murdocracy when you’v e got a distributed newsroom behind you. In this podcast, we delve into just some of the…

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Jason Wood MP may not like the Sudanese, but he’s ok with orgasms.

Jason Woods, the new Assistant Minister for Multicultural fucking Affairs, is not just a perfect fit for his role – he’s also a super fun guy. By day, he’s an intrepid Parliamentarian protecting innocent WHITE Australians from the brown peril; but by night, give him a martini and a bit of GM and he’s ready…

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Oldie but a goodie: Chris Kenny’s son defends dog-shagging picture

In Defence Of The Chaser’s False Depiction Of My Dad Having Sex With Dog This glorious piece from 2013 has been doing the rounds on Twitter, after Chris Fucking Kenny decided to suggest, and then confirm that he is a small, sad little man. First, Chris took aim at Barry Cassidy (whom we complained about…

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