Palestinians in UK assert right to publicly raise issues of injustice

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Use of antisemitism guidelines inhibiting debate on settlers, racism and occupation, risks breach of rights, warns group A group of British Palestinian organisations, academics and authors, have asserted a right to publicly discuss issues relating to “settler colonialism, apartheid, racism and discrimination” amid the row over how the Labour party defines antisemitism. In a letter […]

Jersey Finance paid IEA to rubbish 'hotbeds of tax evasion' claims

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Rightwing thinktank published a report saying tax havens boosted the wider economy A report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) rubbishing the idea that offshore financial centres were “hotbeds of tax evasion” was paid for by the Jersey financial services sector. Jersey Finance, which represents banks, law firms and accountants in the Channel Islands […]

Paul Manafort trial is first court test for special counsel Robert Mueller

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Former Trump campaign manager appears in Virginia Focus will be on financial dealings and luxury lifestyle As a hotshot global political consultant, Paul Manafort traveled between Kiev and luxury homes in New York, Virginia and Florida. Related: Why is Paul Manafort risking it all to face Mueller charges in court? Continue reading… Source: feed5

Federal government should take over Tafe and vocational education, KPMG says

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Advisory firm unveils proposal to restore demand-driven tertiary education system The distinction between university higher education and vocational courses would be abolished under a bold plan for a complete federal takeover of tertiary education – including state-run Tafe colleges – proposed by advisory firm KPMG. The blueprint, released on Wednesday, proposes spending up to $2.4bn […]

Afghanistan: gunmen storm government building in eastern city

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At least 15 dead after hostage-taking at Jalalabad building where charities were discussing returning refugees Suicide attackers killed at least 15 people and injured another 15 when they stormed government offices in eastern Afghanistan, and took dozens of hostages during an hours-long standoff with security forces. Three attackers arrived at the Ministry of Refugees and […]