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A little bit of racism

Three days ago my mate Michael Brull wrote on article in New Matilda.

Yesterday, Senator Sydney Sam Dastyari was harassed by a group of obvious racists.

The group was led by 'Nazi Neil' Erikson, a man convicted for stalking a rabbi, and a close friend of far-right Zionist 'Ozraeli' Avi Yemini.

For bread and roses

On this hundredth anniversary of the October Revolution, for what it's worth, I don't want to mark it for the men and women who seized power in Russia. Right or wrong, they can and ought to be judged critically but fairly.

I want to mark this anniversary for the nameless millions of men and women, young and old, of all cultures, of all ethnic backgrounds, of all genders and sexualities, who have fought so valiantly --

For dignity. The dignity of each child to grow to their full potential and to flourish as a human being.

On Josh Frydenberg's Mum

Mr Turnbull - I want to talk to you about Josh Frydenberg.

Your speech about Frydenberg's mother and the suffering of stateless Jewish refugees during the Nazi era would have been inspiring and statesmanlike, had it been in any fucking way genuine and heartfelt. Instead it was another of your pathetic attempts to save your pathetic government.

Inequality and Loss of Empathy

The multinational Unilever, which owns Streets icecream, has announced its intention with the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current enterprise agreement. This will lead to a paycut of up to 46% to some workers, and naturally enough, workers are less than happy with the proposal. We will keep in mind that icecream workers are not exactly known for their excessive incomes and lavish lifestyles. As a result, unions have called for a public boycott.

Joe Toscano for Northcote

The Victorian Legislative seat of Northcote is located approximately five kilometres north east of Melbourne. It includes the suburbs of Alphington, Fairfield, Northcote, Thornbury and parts of Preston. The electorate is bounded by Darebin Creek in the east, Merri Creek in the west, the Yarra River in the south and Bell St in the north. It is approximately 25 square kilometres in area and approximately 55,000 people reside in the electorate. It is rapidly becoming gentrified. Significant pockets still have people on old age, disability and single parent benefits living in the electorate.

More Oil for the SDF

The tribal forces protecting the Omar oil field (the biggest in the country) just defected to the Kurds. The regime reached the southwestern edge of the oil field about a week ago, but has been very slow to consolidate its beachhead, and still hadn't made any moves to take the oil field itself.

Annexing the West Bank

If you still believe Bibi Netanyahu, Israel's PM, wants any sort of peace you are living a delusion.

"The Jordan Valley will always remain a part of Israel," Bibi Netanyahu said last week at a ceremony celebrating 50 years of occupation of the West Bank.

Let's unwrap this.

US Troops in Niger

Someone in a comment thread asked some questions about why there were any US troops in Niger in the first place, and what the general situation is. Here are my answers, posted here for curious minds:

Q: Exactly what the fuck are we doing in Niger?

Losses for the Iraqi Kurds

The Iraqi Kurds continue to lose vast swaths of territory. Forces loyal to Baghdad have now secured all of Kirkuk's oil fields, along with all of the disputed border crossings. Yazidi PMU have also taken control of the Sinjar region, finally solidifying the region's already ongoing shift away from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and towards Baghdad.

Except for Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has lifted the ban on women driving cars this past month.
We hear it often from Islamophobes: “how is Islam a feminist, peaceful religion if it doesn’t allow women to drive cars and stones gay people?”

Zionists appropriate this argument for themselves: “why does the antisemitic media single out the Jewish State and ignore that Islam doesn’t let women to yada yada yada and stones gay people?”

Whatever, it’s all white noise to me. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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