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Your Democracy Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 11:44 Source

For several years, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) managed its contacts with sources through a network of fake websites. However, after Iranian counterintelligence officers cracked their system and shared their findings with Beijing, at least two dozen CIA operatives were hounded out and killed.

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Your Democracy Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 10:24 Source

Today the Fitz gives up. What is the world coming to?

 

Author and former international rugby player Peter FitzSimons will step down as the public face of Australia’s republican movement after seven years at the helm.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 08:28 Source

If you are anything like me you will be confused as to whether you actually have a public holiday on Monday so I’ve looked into it and can help you out. First, you have to turn your clock back (or is it forwards ?). Or, if you’re in Queensland, leave the bloody clock alone. On…

The post The land of the long weekend : mostly ! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Your Democracy Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 08:13 Source

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Renew Economy Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 07:00 Source

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New Politics Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 21:38 Source

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Renew Economy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 20:06 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 15:26 Source

The US is committed to the “open door” policy when it comes to NATO, but now is the wrong time to consider Ukraine’s membership application, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday.

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 14:09 Source

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has refused to negotiate a peace settlement as long as Vladimir Putin remains president of Russia, issuing a regime change demand via his official Telegram channel on Friday. 

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 11:32 Source

Russia has accused the US of baiting it into using its UN veto power in a bid to limit Moscow’s influence on the Security Council. Russia blocked a US-sponsored resolution on Friday that would have condemned its acceptance into the Russian Federation of four former Ukrainian territories.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 11:02 Source

Ok, let me be clear here right from the start! I’m talking about Lachlan, not Rupert. And I haven’t spoken directly to Mr Bolt but I’m presuming that he holds a consistent position on matters… Which, given human nature, may be a lot to expect. But, in case you have forgotten, young Andrew was treated…

The post Andrew Bolt Does Not Support Murdoch’s Viewpoint! appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 10:30 Source

Fishing 72 ‘Bearded dragon @Arakoon in a couple of these shots taken last Sunday morning. ‘We’ve got 25acres in the Nambucca valley which was ex-banana plantation. Over the years   we’ve returned about 80% to wilderness and the rest fruit and veggies. Got about 90 Mango trees of various sizes. La Niña seems to agree with

The post Weekend Sundries: 1-2 October, 2022 appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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THE BLOT REPORT Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 09:01 Source

I see from media reports that you voted against repealing the Andrews Bill (Euthanasia Laws Act 1997) along with some ‘luminaries’ of the coalition such as Morrison, Joyce and Tudge. I presume you did this because of your Catholicism. As I am an atheist, I do not understand why you believe it sensible to inflict your beliefs on others, especially those like me who do not share your beliefs. If you feel so strongly against the use of voluntary assisted dying (VAD), then you should never avail yourself of it. Why should you prevent me availing myself of VAD if I have a terminal illness?

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 07:24 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 06:53 Source

President Vladimir Putin has signed documents paving the way for the formal acceptance by Moscow of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions. The treaties await ratification by the Russian parliament.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 06:00 Source

From an early age, I became a keen observer who developed a dislike for racism and using free speech to promote it. With minimal formal education, the word ‘observation’ became integral to my private classroom. I examined and considered everything. Nothing escaped my scrutiny or sensory surveillance as I watched people, nature, and life. On…

The post Racism and all its ugliness (Part 1) appeared first on The AIM Network.

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Renew Economy Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 02:26 Source

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MacroBusiness Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 00:05 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Dow ends nearly 460 points lower as Nasdaq plunges after Apple downgrade; S&P 500 sets 2022 low  – Market Watch Dow tumbles more than 500 points, Nasdaq sheds 3% as Apple slides – CNBC Apple Ditches iPhone Production Increase After Demand Falters – Bloomberg Americas: New Infectious Threats Are

The post Weekend Reading 1-2 October 2022 appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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Your Democracy Friday, September 30, 2022 - 19:28 Source

“Too much blood has been spilled” — Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies highlight a few of the many under-reported appeals made at the General Assembly for peaceful negotiations.

 

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Your Democracy Friday, September 30, 2022 - 18:36 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 30, 2022 - 17:43 Source

Almost precisely a year ago, John Menadue’s Pearls and Irritations published an essay by this author entitled, “Think tanks have put British democracy at risk.” It was part of a trio of essays that explored the concept of “competitive authoritarianism” in Australia, the UK and the US. Competitive authoritarianism is a most useful term to…

The post Australia might be saving our democracy. Can the UK and US? appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 30, 2022 - 16:00 Source

Asian stock markets are generally across the region, although a better than expected Chinese manufacturing print kept Chinese stocks from selling off.  The USD has regained most of its lost ground against the commodity currencies, as Euro and Pound Sterling continue their bounceback. Meanwhile oil prices are failing to stabilise with Brent crude rolling over

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Renew Economy Friday, September 30, 2022 - 15:59 Source

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Renew Economy Friday, September 30, 2022 - 14:59 Source

AEMO says it will lift a suspension of the entire National Electricity Market after supply pressures ease.c

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 30, 2022 - 14:44 Source

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released aggregate mortgage data for August, with mortgage growth tanking to 1.6% over the August quarter – the weakest result since April 2021: As illustrated in the next chart, mortgage growth has tanked across both owner-occupiers (1.7%) and investors (1.5%): Annual mortgage growth is also now falling at 7.6%

The post Mortgage growth tanks amid record RBA rate hikes appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 30, 2022 - 14:14 Source

If ever there was a blatant statement of realpolitik masquerading as friendliness, the latest US-Pacific Island declaration must count as one of them. The Biden administration has been busy of late, wooing Pacific Island states in an effort to discourage increasingly sharp tilt towards China. It has been spurred on, in no small way, by…

The post Opportunistic Interests: The US-Pacific Island Declaration appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 30, 2022 - 14:00 Source

ANZ’s latest NZ Property Focus report reaffirmed the bank’s forecast that the Reserve Bank will lift the official cash rate (OCR) to 4.75% by mid-2023: This increase in the OCR and mortgage rates will impact around 56% of New Zealand borrowers, given 56% are either on floating or fixed rates of less than one year.

The post New Zealand housing crashes into 2023 as recession beckons appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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John Quiggin Friday, September 30, 2022 - 13:56 Source

I wrote a piece for the Guardian, urging the Queensland government to hold the line on its plan to close a tax loophole for wealthy investors, in the face of a ferocious Murdoch media campaign, and sabotage from the Perrottet government in NSW. Sadly, just as I submitted it, the government caved in. But the critique of the Courier-Mail might get a run on Media Watch. Anyway, here it is

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 30, 2022 - 13:40 Source

By Denis Bright   Dr Jim Chalmers is offering Australians bread and butter serves until global strategic and economic problems work their way through contemporary geopolitics. The real threat to our economy comes from too much investment in purchases from global military industrial complexes at the expense of commitment to Labor’s social goals. Resource rich Australian…

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Renew Economy Friday, September 30, 2022 - 13:14 Source

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