Manchester – a post-event story that we all need to read

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Hazel Speed

Manchester, as a city, the UK and civilised free thinking people worldwide, all grieve the tragic loss of life through the Manchester bombing. Likewise bombings anywhere in the world, they solve nothing but bring deep sorrow and breed terrorists of the future, in some extreme circumstances.

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Section 18C is no threat to freedom of speech

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Rupen Savoulian

As Australians, we should be thankful for the government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The PM, in cooperation with other ultra-right politicians, anti-immigrant xenophobes and the NewsCorp media empire, have highlighted the reason why all of us are groaning under the weight of a tyrannical dictatorship curbing our freedom of speech.

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In defense of immigrants from “Third World Countries”

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

The other day, a friend of mine complained to me about America’s need for “White Immigrants” and that America needs these and not immigrants from “Third World Countries”, which prompted me to write this article.

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One Nation Train

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Binoy Kampmark

The global populist fever is catching. Put the nation first before all else, patria before sense. Make America Great Again. One Nation before any other. Australia has been a fairly non-responsive patient to that effect, keeping its symptoms to the rural fringes of the country, or the more bitter blue-collar edges disgruntled by immigrants. While essentially conservative and reactionary, the Australian skill over the years has been to temper revolt with urbanism, mortgages and status anxiety.

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One Nation – the UKIP-ization of Australian politics

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Rupen Savoulian

One Nation, the anti-immigrant ultra-right wing political party, has made a huge comeback into Australian politics in the wake of the July 2 2016 federal election. This requires a number of observations to explain its rise, the underlying factors for its reemergence into national prominence, and its impact on Australian political life.

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Still unbeatable? Truck attack shows Merkel’s vulnerability

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Noah Barkin

For months, Germany’s Angela Merkel has looked like the one safe bet in European politics. As Britain’s David Cameron, Italy’s Matteo Renzi and France’s Francois Hollande all succumbed to the scorn of angry voters, the German chancellor promised to fight for a fourth term and seemed destined to win it.

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The American election and the global culture of democracy

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

At my residence in Lagos, Nigeria, I tuned to the CNN cable network news and observed the tedious and enraging political battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the American presidential election.

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