Archive for June 2016

Why the Brexit movement is like Trump’s coalition

So does the Brexit vote tell us that Donald Trump will be the next president? Writing in Ha’aretz,Chemi Shalev says the Brexit vote which defied opinion polls, bookmakers and politicians has made the election of Trump a distinct possibility. “Like the recent elections in Israel, the shock British results showed that experts and analysts suffer from…

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Apple says no to Republicans

Apple says it won’t offer any support for the Republican convention in Cleveland in July citing Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric about women, immigrants and minorities. Politico reports that Apple has told the Republicans it won’t provide cash or technological support for the 2016 Republican convention. It also comes after Trump singled out Apple for particular criticism…

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Time to call the killer of British MP Jo Cox what he is: a terrorist

And so a 52 year old white male Thomas Mair has been charged with the brutal murder of 41 year old Labour MP Jo Cox. . He should have been charged with terrorism related offences. Police found neo-Nazi paraphernalia in Mair’s home. According to the Southern Poverty Law Centre, Mair was a dedicated supporter of the National Alliance, the once…

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Climate change will hurt globalisation

The world has been feeling the impact of climate change. Australia’s east coast is recovering from last weekend’s wild winds, waves and flooding, caused by a weather pattern known as an east coast low. Climate change didn’t exactly cause the storms but no-one can say it didn’t have an influence. For example, what is the impact of…

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