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  • As Washington DC prepares for the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden with never before seen levels of military and National Guard deployed on the streets and with parts of the capital such as The National Mall being closed to the public. Similar security measures are being deployed across various other capital cities in other states. In Texas, the Department of Public Safety closing the [...]
  • Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Bryan Cranston, Swinburne University of Technology In a historic vote today, Donald Trump became the only US president to be impeached twice. By a margin of 232–197, the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives voted to charge Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” for his role in encouraging the insurrectionists who stormed the [...]
  • (Opinion) Much ink will be spilt and keys tapped over the tragedy that has played out in Washington D. C. However right now the USA is under siege, the National Guard is active in 14 states. There are warnings of armed protests, starting as early as this weekend. While Trump said he was committed to a peaceful and orderly transition of power; he still has not actually President-Elect Biden. [...]
  • Official portrait of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, photographed January 11, 2019 in the Office of the Speaker in the United States Capitol. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has made it very clear that if anybody in the Capitol – staff or member of Congress – was involved in helping the insurrectionists come to Capitol Hill, learn that way the layout of the Capitol Building. [...]
  • Timothy Graham, Queensland University of Technology After the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has permanently suspended his account, which had 88.7 million followers, citing “risk of further incitement of violence”. Facebook and Instagram had earlier locked Trump’s accounts — with 35.2 million followers and 24.5 million, [...]
  • U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal battles to undo Democrat Joe Biden’s presumptive victory in the Nov. 3 presidential election faltered Friday as courts pushed back against allegations of voting irregularities and fraud. A Michigan judge rejected a bid by Republican Party supporters to prevent the certification of election results in the predominantly Democratic Detroit area, [...]
  • Trump’s claims that 2.7 million votes for him were deleted – are simply mathematically impossible. The main issue for Trump’s baseless claims is that he stated that 941,000 votes that were for him in Pennsylvania were deleted. However, this is just wrong. The company Dominion serves 14 counties In Pennsylvaniathat produced 1.3 million votes with a voter turnout of 76%. Fifty-two percent [...]
  • The ACTU has sounded the warning that the rejection of amendments to JobMaker by the federal government is likely to create a new wave of insecure work and risks displacing workers in existing jobs. Morrison Government rejected common safeguard amendments put forward by the ALP and the Greens and supported by Jacqui Lambie and Rex Patrick to the JobMaker hiring credit. The ACTU claims that in [...]
  • The Human Rights Law Centre reform is needed so the interests of the people, the planet, and future generations come before those of big political donors — in other words people and planet first before political ambitions. The Human Rights Law Centre and the Australian Conservation Foundation gave evidence to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, reviewing the [...]
  • New climate modelling suggests that even ceasing all greenhouse gas emissions today might not be enough to stop global warming. The reduced complexity model suggests that even with no further emissions, global temperatures will rise enough for Arctic ice and permafrost to continue melting and thawing for hundreds of years—releasing their stored greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and reducing [...]
  • Donald Trump’s son Eric has been caught spreading false information and news related to the votes in Wisconsin. He falsely claimed that a system ‘Glitch’ uncovered in Wisconsin had added votes for Trump to Biden and that a reversal of swapped votes removes the lead from Joe Biden. However, the so called “glitch” was in a media system, not a voting system. Associated Press [...]
  • (Comment/Opinion) The evangelical, god fearing Prime Minister of Australia has failed the public morality test by refusing to deal with the allegations made public this week in the ABC’s Four Corner’s report. In fact he has past the buck and said that was an issue for the guy who came before him. In other words, victims be damned and those in power you’re safe. It doesn’t matter that it [...]
  • (VOA News) The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a Republican effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act health care law. The hearing comes weeks after Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority. At the center of the case is a requirement in the 2010 law for most people to have a minimum level of health insurance or face a financial [...]

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