Protest music flourishes under Donald Trump

Protest music flourishes under Donald Trump

Posted August 16, 2017 11:45:21 Photo: Henry Rollins is a fierce critic of Donald Trump. (Flickr.com: Melani Levi, CC-BY-NC-SA) Related Story: The power and politics of Indigenous anti-mine art “Americans are really wonderful people,” says Henry Rollins. “America, however, is not a very nice place.” For more than 35 years Rollins has been America’s professional angry white man. He says the 2016 presidential election left him feeling “so awful and so unstable and so depressed to the level where my DNA was depressed”. Rollins is not alone. President Donald Trump’s…

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Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity over alleged assault

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity over alleged assault

Mugabe was supposed to present herself at a police station in a Johannesburg suburb on Tuesday to give a statement but failed to appear, despite her appointment being rescheduled several times throughout the day, South African police said. Mugabe’s attorneys informed authorities that she had “changed her mind” about speaking to police and subsequently requested diplomatic immunity, according to a police statement. The alleged assault took place Sunday at a hotel in Sandton, a wealthy suburb north of Johannesburg, according to police, who were called to the scene where a…

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Angas Securities keeps control for the third time

Angas Securities keeps control for the third time

INVESTORS in Angas Securities’ embattled $220 million debenture fund have again placed their faith in the Adelaide investment firm, rather than a receiver. Despite missed repayment deadlines and acceptance from many investors that they won’t see all of their money again, Angas received 78.5 per cent support to allow it to continue to manage the fund. It required a 75 per cent vote to continue on and enact proposed amendments. Had it failed, a receiver would have been appointed to manage the fund’s remaining assets, which Angas argued would result…

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Liberal MP calls for asylum seekers to be resettled in Australia

Liberal MP calls for asylum seekers to be resettled in Australia

Updated August 16, 2017 22:11:38 Video: Russell Broadbent calls ‘enough’ on Manus and Nauru detention (ABC News) A Federal Government backbencher wants the asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru who are not accepted by the United States to be resettled in Australia. Russell Broadbent, who has previously spoken out against hardline asylum seeker policies, made the call in a short speech in Parliament. United States authorities have been interviewing and vetting refugees on Manus Island and Nauru, but it is still unclear how many they will agree to settle….

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Ex-CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments

Ex-CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments

In a staggering, impromptu news conference in New York on Tuesday, Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend on aggressors on both sides of the conflict — equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side — after his top White House aides spent days trying to clean up after Trump’s initial vague response. The letter said the following: “Wolf: Just watched your interview with Senator Blumenthal when you mentioned that you lost all four of your grandparents to the unspeakable evil of…

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