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Queensland Police in leaked bashing video were subject to dozens of brutality complaints

A Queensland police unit on the Gold Coast generated dozens of brutality complaints and a longstanding reputation among colleagues for excessive …

National Geographic apology: 'We were anticipated to be a dying race'

<b>Last Tuesday, US magazine National Geographic apologised for what it called decades of past racist coverage.</b><p>Among some examples, editor Susan Goldberg cited a photo caption from 1916 that left her "speechless".<p>Beneath photos of Aboriginal Australians, it read: "South Australian Blackfellows: These …

Ethnology

Australia to train Myanmar military despite ethnic cleansing accusations

Defence department spend continues despite claims treatment of Rohingya bears ‘hallmarks of a genocide’<p>The Australian defence department plans to spend almost $400,000 on English lessons, event attendances and training courses for members of the Myanmar military in 2017-18, documents released under …

Asia Pacific

'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent<p>Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How …

19th Century

Lorde at centre of Grammys gender bias row after being denied a solo performance

The awkward revelation regarding her onstage shut-out has ignited conversation about the Grammys' gender bias, especially in the wake of a major …

Longtime HIV workers receive Australia Day honours

People who have worked to fight HIV and support people living with HIV were among those receiving this year’s prestigious Australia Day honours.<p>Dr …

Military

Sen. Ed Markey visits Lucio Perez, immigrant defying deportation order in Amherst church

For the last 103 days Lucio Perez has spent his days in Amherst's First Congregational Church, which has provided him with shelter from immigration …

Immigration

Syrian refugee IT developer to be deported

Two weeks ago Safinaz Awad, 32, received a letter from Sweden’s Migration Agency informing her that she would be sent out of Sweden at the end of …

New NT teachers baffled by anti-marijuana pot plant gift from Education Department

New teachers to Alice Springs have been given an anti-cannabis pot plant as a welcome gift from the Education Department, in a move that has baffled …

The bureaucracy of evil: how Islamic State ran a city

Part one – the rise: It was in the Iraqi city of Mosul that Isis attempted to prove its legitimacy – by transforming from an insurgency into a state. Alongside the murders and mass terror ran a functioning bureaucracy, with streamlined rubbish collections and electricity smart meters<p>Part two: How …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Hoarding is the misunderstood mental disorder that’s growing in Australia

When Joanna moved to Australia from England at 21, she never thought her life would follow in her mother’s hoarding footsteps.<p>Marrying an Englishman …

Hoarding

​​​​​​​Is Discipline Reform Really Helping Decrease School Violence?

A lack of concrete information about student misconduct—and how to address it—may be hindering efforts to make campuses safer.<p>The allegations sound like a parent’s nightmare. Roughly two dozen children at New York City schools were hit, kicked, and bullied by fellow students while administrators …

Education

They Survived ISIS, Then Disappeared

Hundreds of residents of Fallujah have gone missing—taken away by the paramilitaries fighting ISIS.<p>The way Rasool Abdullah remembers it, he was in a …

Middle East
Pakistan