SBS sports reporter Scott McIntyre sacked over 'disrespectful' Anzac tweets | Media | The Guardian

SBS sports reporter Scott McIntyre sacked over 'disrespectful' Anzac tweets | Media | The Guardian: The SBS sports reporter Scott McIntyre has been sacked for a series of tweets in which he accused the Anzacs of “summary execution, widespread rape and theft”.


The managing director of SBS, Michael Ebeid, said in a statement on Sunday morning: “Respect for Australian audiences is paramount at SBS.

“Late on Anzac Day, sports presenter Scott McIntyre made highly inappropriate and disrespectful comments via his Twitter account which have caused his on-air position at SBS to become untenable.


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XENOPHOBIA: FG recalls Nigerian envoys to South Africa – TODAY

XENOPHOBIA: FG recalls Nigerian envoys to South Africa – TODAY: In a statement on Saturday by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Minster of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, said the envoys had been summoned for consultation.

The statement read, “The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, has summoned for consultation, Nigeria’s senior diplomats on tour of duty in South Africa. These are the Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria, Ambassador Martin Cobham, and the Deputy High Commissioner in Johannesburg, Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke.


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Fears raised over St George’s Day march plan for Blackpool - Blackpool Gazette

Fears raised over St George’s Day march plan for Blackpool - Blackpool Gazette: Police in Blackpool have confirmed they are preparing for the event.

It comes as a group opposed to the event, describing itself as “anti-facist” said it was “organising” to show marchers they were not welcome”

Susanne Johnson, chairman of the Blackpool and Wyre branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, warned anyone coming to the resort to “behave yourselves.”


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Border controls continue to kill

Border controls continue to kill: [libcom.org] This tragic occurrence comes on the heels of a column by Katie Hopkins in The S*n suggesting that migrant vessels coming to Britain be forcibly sunk as a deterrent to the "cockroaches" trying to get here. Hopkins, of course, is famous solely because she is entirely without redeeming features to the point that it's a surprise no story has yet emerged of her punching a crying orphan child at their parents' funeral. Which is why she went on to write: “No, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don’t care."

But even if Hopkins is beyond the pale, to the point of making us realise that the putrid shit-rag she writes for can actually go lower in our collective estimations, the problem is that she's not an anomaly.


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15 Buffalo Escape Into American Wild; Are Quickly Shot and Killed

15 Buffalo Escape Into American Wild; Are Quickly Shot and Killed: [gawker.com] “Hired guns” were brought on for the execution, which was to take place at a nearby creek. As the shooting started, one of the mercenaries was seen arguing with Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, apparently over the safety of the crowd that’d gathered to watch the slaughter. Sheriff Apple took the man into custody. He later compared the scene to the “Wild West.”

Meanwhile, the buffalo took off running after the first shot, to no avail; all 15 were killed. America is once again the land where no buffalo roam.


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Flash - HIV cases skyrocket among US painkiller drug abusers - France 24

Flash - HIV cases skyrocket among US painkiller drug abusers - France 24: "We literally have new cases being reported every day, literally on an hourly basis," Adams told reporters.

A public health emergency was declared in Scott County on March 26 by the state governor.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued a nationwide alert to health care providers to be on the lookout for similar outbreaks of hepatitis C and the possibility of future human immunodeficiency virus among injection drug users.


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Update on Mumia’z Health 4/22 | Moorbey'z Blog

Update on Mumia’z Health 4/22 | Moorbey'z Blog: Mumia is being held in the very infirmary that caused his chronic conditions of eczema and late-onset diabetes to become life-threatening. The medical personnel on site were prevented from ordering tests when he was ill in mid-March, and are under the same prison/corporate restrictions today. One postive note: at this time Mumia is being allowed to monitor his own blood sugar multiple times a day, and he is receiving insulin. Since Mumia was hospitalized in ICU on March 30th with life threatening complications from chronic conditions we have been advocating for his treatment. We have to step up our efforts.


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Cyberwar: Armenian, Turkish hackers targeting each other's govt websites

Cyberwar: Armenian, Turkish hackers targeting each other's govt websites: Armenian groups involved in cyber attacks against Turkish government include Anonymous Armenia, Monte Melkonian Cyber Army, Caucasus cyber army and ASALA.


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White House admits: we didn't know who drone strike was aiming to kill | World news | The Guardian

White House admits: we didn't know who drone strike was aiming to kill | World news | The Guardian: Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, acknowledged that the January deaths of hostages Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto might prompt the tightening of targeting standards ahead of lethal drone and other counter-terrorism strikes. A White House review is under way.

“In the aftermath of a situation like this, it raises legitimate questions about whether additional changes need to be made to these protocols,” Earnest said.


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Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie After Insults to Women, Elders - ICTMN.com

Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie After Insults to Women, Elders - ICTMN.com: Among the actors who walked off the set were Navajo Nation tribal members Loren Anthony, who is also the lead singer of the metal band Bloodline, and film student Allison Young. Anthony says that though he understands the movie is a comedy, the portrayal of the Apache was severely negligent and the insults to women were more than enough reason to walk off the set.


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Indianz.Com > Dana Lone Elk: Lakota people still carry on fight of Crazy Horse

Indianz.Com > Dana Lone Elk: Lakota people still carry on fight of Crazy Horse: Otherwise we are just assimilated, hangs-around-the-fort Indians waiting for the government to care for us. The same government that has tried to kill us will never "care for us." They want us to be dependent on them. And this is the same government who caused the death of our hero, our revolutionary, Tasunke Witko.

He wasn't a chief, he was a leader. Crazy Horse didn't try to be a hero, he did what he had to, to protect the way of life of his people. That is a revolutionary. HE was the revolution and WE need to be the revolution. He gave the people hope. And that is the way we need to live our lives. We need to quit shooting each other down and we need to live that way, the way he taught us. We need to live everyday as if he is watching and thinking "This is why I fought so hard."


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Law Professors Call for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Transparency � infojustice

Law Professors Call for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Transparency � infojustice: Over 30 legal academics from current or potential future Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiating countries wrote to United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today. The letter, the text of which is posted below, criticizes the USTR decision to cancel full day stakeholder presentations for the current round of negotiations being held in Dallas, Texas. The letter calls on the administration to “reverse course” and work to expand participation and transparency by giving the general public the same rights to see US proposals in the negotiation as cleared corporate advisers now have.


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Oath Keepers Descend Upon Oregon with Dreams of Armed Confrontation over Mining Dispute | Hatewatch

Oath Keepers Descend Upon Oregon with Dreams of Armed Confrontation over Mining Dispute | Hatewatch: “If you are on a fringe element, and you’re here to protest, or provoke a reaction with the federal government, I don’t want you here,” said Joseph Rice, the “security coordinator” for the Josephine County chapter of the Oath Keepers, in a YouTube video on the Oath Keepers site. “Let me repeat that: If you’re here to protest and to provoke a reaction with the federal government, I do not need you.”


Since the people arriving in Oregon are apparently ready for action, and there isn’t any action on the horizon other than in a courtroom or at an administrative hearing, they’re taking matters into their own hands.

Today, they’re planning a “Sugar Pine Mine Support Rally” outside the combined offices of the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service in Medford. Organizer Kerby Jackson urged all supporters who couldn’t attend to hold protests outside their local BLM offices.


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Mexico’s Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin � Global Voices

Mexico’s Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin � Global Voices: The Russian news network�RT�reports that 50,000 laborers are�protesting unfair working�conditions, leading to some violence. According to the�Canadian�Centre for Research on Globalization,�the strike has disrupted the harvesting, packing, and shipping of zucchini, tomatoes, berries, and other products to shops and restaurants in the United States. Workers�demand salary increases and benefits required by law, including social security.

The conflict now seems to be spreading beyond a mere labor dispute,�fast growing into a conflict over migratory and indigenous issues.�Andrew Selee, the executive vice president of the Wilson Center in�the United States, says the dispute has taken on new dimensions:


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Nes Ammim: A new milestone in Israeli racism - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz

Nes Ammim: A new milestone in Israeli racism - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz: The vetting committee, none of whose members is Arab, held an inexplicable interview with the couple, one that consisted of questions such as, “What will you do if the community invites you to a barbecue on Independence Day?” The committee did not learn about the couple’s opinions only from that interview, but also from articles Hlehel had published in the media, articles that the committee did not like.

The community broke no law by rejecting Bachar and Hlehel’s application. Nes Ammim was set up on private land purchased from an Arab citizen, so it is not subject to the Israeli law stipulating that vetting committees’ decisions be transparent and non-discriminatory.

But by rejecting the couple, the community has set a milestone in Israeli racism. Jewish communities have so far used the High Court of Justice ruling allowing them to vet candidates on the basis of “incompatibility with the social-cultural fabric” as an excuse to exclude Arabs. Some communities insist on their residents being religious, or that they adopt the community’s way of life as a condition of acceptance.

But in this case the opinions of candidates for residency have evidently become a criterion for acceptance. The community’s decision may serve as inspiration to other communities. Nes Ammim, which wanted to raise the banner of communication between the nations living in Israel, can no longer serve as a model.


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Historical Maori taonga stolen in Hawke's Bay - National - NZ Herald News

Historical Maori taonga stolen in Hawke's Bay - National - NZ Herald News: The 14 items include a number of a number of pounamu (greenstone) mere, a whale bone patu and a ceremonial adze with a pounamu blade. They were taken from a home in the small rural settlement of Pakipaki, near Hastings, during a burglary last Friday, police said.

The artefacts were in the care of a local resident, but are registered with Te Papa as taonga, and are believed to date back to the 1800s.

The items held immense cultural and monetary value, Detective Sergeant Craig Vining said.


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Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie After Insults to Women, Elders - ICTMN.com

Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie After Insults to Women, Elders - ICTMN.com: Among the actors who walked off the set were Navajo Nation tribal members Loren Anthony, who is also the lead singer of the metal band Bloodline, and film student Allison Young. Anthony says that though he understands the movie is a comedy, the portrayal of the Apache was severely negligent and the insults to women were more than enough reason to walk off the set.

“There were about a dozen of us who walked off the set,” said Anthony, who told ICTMN he had initially refused to do the movie. He then agreed to take the job when producers informed him they had hired a cultural consultant and efforts would be made for tasteful representation of Natives.


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Obama Administration’s Announcement About US Drone Strike Shows It Doesn’t Know Who Drones Are Killing | The Dissenter

Obama Administration’s Announcement About US Drone Strike Shows It Doesn’t Know Who Drones Are Killing | The Dissenter: The same statement claims the Obama administration “had no reason to believe either hostage was present, located in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.” But, whether the government had intelligence or not, it was certainly possible the compound could be used to hide people.

There are two key issues that deserve attention: the Orwellian-sounding phrase that neither Farouq nor Gadahn were specifically targeted, which the administration has employed before to wipe its hands clean of responsibility for the death of Americans, and whether the individuals targeted in the compound posed a continued and imminent threat to justify the drone strike that killed hostages.

As the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer reacted, “These new disclosures raise troubling questions about the reliability of the intelligence that the government is using to justify drone strikes. In each of the operations acknowledged today, the US quite literally didn’t know who it was killing.”


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