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Australia warned ‘discriminatory’ migration policies contributing to modern slavery

Australia has been warned its "restrictive and discriminatory migration policies" could be driving modern slavery in the region.A report released on Wednesday by the Minderoo Foundation ranked Australia as the 10th best country in the world at responding to modern...

/ July 17, 2019

US House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

The US House of Representatives has voted to table an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats.The resolution's sponsor, Democratic Representative Al Green, was seeking to...

/ July 17, 2019

Nuclear non-proliferation Treaty-Iran: The puzzle

The nuclear non-proliferation treaty is in danger by the announcement of its non-compliance by Iran and the unilateral withdrawal of the United States.  After the escalation of tension registered in the area, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica...

/ July 17, 2019

Voters Are Ignorant & Politicians Are Selfish | Guest: Dr. Edward Lopez | Ep 22

Economist Dr. Edward Lopez joins Matt Kibbe to discuss the fundamental insights of Nobel laureate James Buchanan and his public choice theory, namely that politicians are just as self-interested as anyone else. Lopez goes on to explain why government assistance...

/ July 17, 2019

Brazil: Rio governor brands rise in police killings as ‘normal’

Amid a soaring number of police killings in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, its tough-talking governor has said it is "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his tenure. Governor Wilson Witzel said on Tuesday...

/ July 17, 2019

The Apollo of Gaza

Editor's note: This film will be removed on August 14, 2019.In 2013, a fisherman in Gaza saw the shape of a man buried in shallow waters. He thought it was someone who had drowned. But upon closer inspection, it was...

/ July 17, 2019

EU divided: Ireland vows to fight EU plot to end daylight savings – or face two time zones

Ray Bassett, the Eurosceptic former Irish ambassador to Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas, immediately welcome the news, and called for the Irish Governement to apply the same logic, of not creating barriers between Northern Ireland and the Republic, to be applied...

/ July 17, 2019

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEl Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years.Guzmán, 62, was...

/ July 17, 2019

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place at HuQQabaz restaurant in Irbil's Empire City neighbourhood A Turkish diplomat has been shot dead in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil, Turkey's foreign ministry has said.Sources suggest he was among...

/ July 17, 2019

Republicans will never say that racism is “racism.” Basically it’s because they’re racist

Is there any expression of racism that Republicans will actually admit is racism? It's a question on a lot of progressive minds in the wake of Donald Trump demonizing female congresswomen of color with the "go back" canard that white nationalists...

/ July 17, 2019

Newly-resurfaced video shows Trump and Epstein discussing women as they party together at Mar-a-Lago

Although President Donald Trump recently claimed that he "was not a fan" of Jeffrey Epstein, video footage newly resurfaced by NBC News reveals he partied with the billionaire financier and registered sex offender in November of 1992. “The footage shows two...

/ July 17, 2019

Happiest Place on Earth? Meet the Disney Heiress Speaking Out Against Disneyland’s Abuse of Workers

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: “The Happiest Place on Earth.” That’s how Disneyland describes itself. But that’s not the...

/ July 17, 2019

Sicily Mafia raids uncover ‘renewed’ US mob link

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice released video claiming to show links between Sicily's Inzerillo family and the New York mob Italian police working with the FBI have arrested 19 people in a wave of raids in...

/ July 17, 2019

Death toll climbs to 200 as South Asia copes with monsoon rains

The number of people killed in heavy monsoon rains across four South Asian countries has passed 200, as authorities continue efforts to reach stranded villagers cut off by surging floodwaters.Millions of residents have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced...

/ July 17, 2019

How Myanmar families resist armed groups recruiting children

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect identitiesMandalay, Myanmar - Sitting in a monastery in Mandalay, a city in northern Myanmar, Ake Xi* watched his family scatter flowers on his freshly dug grave, via Skype. On the...

/ July 17, 2019

‘Ridiculous’: Dick Smith calls for franking credit reform after revealing $500k rebate

Millionaire businessman Dick Smith has slammed Australia's franking credits system after revealing he received $500,000 of the controversial rebates in a single year.On Wednesday, Mr Smith shared with SBS News a series of 2017 correspondences he had with the Australian Tax...

/ July 17, 2019

‘Nowhere for a child to be brought up’: Calls to release mum, sick baby from immigration detention

Protesters have blasted the federal government after a 15-month-old girl who has spent her whole life in immigration detention in Australia was rushed to hospital with the flu.Baby Isabella Lee Pin Loong is the daughter of Vietnamese woman Huyen Thu...

/ July 17, 2019

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on Myanmar's military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders due to their role in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority.The State Department said it took action against army chief Min...

/ July 17, 2019

Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s ‘White Zulu’, dies at 66

South African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, has died.The Grammy-nominated artist - often called the "White Zulu" - died peacefully on Tuesday...

/ July 16, 2019

Trump: I don’t have a racist bone in my body

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAyanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib responded to the attacks at a press conference on Monday US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not a racist after his...

/ July 16, 2019