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General Electric Accused of $US38 Billion Fraud


Harry Markopoulos is a private financial investigator who claims to use various mathematical techniques to determine the accuracy of statements released by companies regarding their financial positions. He is best known for making detailed written submissions to the United States Securities and Investment Commission (the SEC) in May 2000, October 2001, October 2005, June 2007 …

#MeToo: Male Model Accuses Katy Perry of Sexual Misconduct


A model in megastar Katy Perry’s 2010 hit music video, Teenage Dream, has accused the singer of exposing his penis to a group of people. 34-year old Josh Kloss took to Instagram on Monday alleging that he and Ms Perry met several times after the singer divorced from actor Russell Brand and that, during one …
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Transgender Woman Complains Against Beauticians Who Refused to Wax Her Crotch


In recent weeks, the Victorian Government has reintroduced a bill to Parliament which would make it easier for people to change the gender recorded on their birth certificate to male, female or any other gender descriptor of their choice. The Government says the reform is aimed at rectifying laws which provide that Victorians can only …

Investigation Into Alleged War Crimes by Australian Soldiers Commences


The recent AFP raids were conducted as a result of a complaint by the Department of Defence about the leaking of documents which contain harrowing accounts of alleged war crimes perpetrated against civilians by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. The former legal officer of the Australian Special Forces who leaked those documents, David McBride, told Sydney …
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“It Is Now Time for Civil Disobedience”: How the Rebellion Plans to Bring About Change


The human race has until the end of next year to initiate changes that will allow for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, so that global temperatures don’t exceed a 1.5 degree rise by the end of the century, which would prevent a climate and ecological catastrophe. This information hit the mainstream media …
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Preaching “Just Say No” Endangers Lives: Informed Decision-Making Protects Them


We live in a state where the head of government continues to spout rhetoric about drug use in line with former US first lady Nancy Reagan. The “just say no” to drugs approach remains as simple and ineffective as it was back in the 1980s, when the late Ms Reagan was pushing it. “Just say …
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‘Gender Neutral’ Language – Progress or a Step Too Far?


Earlier this week, Berkley Council in California made the decision to replace words within its municipal code with ‘gender-neutral’ language. It has altered dozens of masculine and feminine pronouns, replacing “he” and “she” with “they” and “them” in an effort to “promote equality”. Other gendered terms will change to specific nouns such as “teacher” or …
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Zapatista Indigenous Autonomous Zones Threatened by Militarisation


A group of leading intellectuals from around the globe have penned an open letter calling out the Mexican government’s increased militarisation in the south-eastern state of Chiapas, as they’re concerned deployed troops could turn against the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). The Zapatistas are a far-left libertarian-socialist community that controls a substantial amount of …
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West Papuans Have United to Reclaim Their Nation


The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) announced last week that the three main West Papuan military factions have united under the one single command. And the newly-formed West Papua Army is now operating under its political leadership. The three military factions signed the Vanimo Border Declaration on 1 May, which marked 56 years …
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UN to Inspect Australian Prisons


United Nations Inspectors will have ‘unfettered access’ to Australian-run detention centres when they visit Australia in the coming months. It will be the first time inspectors have visited Australia. Such routine visits are one of the obligations of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment …