Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Triumph for Tolerance

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/03/15/exit-poll-dutch-far-right-leader-geert-wilders-loses.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl The main exit poll in Wednesday’s Dutch general election show far-right, anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders losing rather badly to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to the Associated Press, the polling suggests Rutte’s center-right party has 31 of the 150 lower-house seats, with Wilders’ populist Party for Freedom gaining very few

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Better Blokes are tolerant, we don’t accept anything else

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/13/trump-s-man-stephen-bannon-flirts-with-a-le-pen.html?via=twitter_page But the election of Bannon’s man Donald Trump as president of the United States has made the globalization of Breitbart and its message infinitely more plausible than it ever was before, and politicians once considered Europe’s deplorables are now rushing to bask in the gilded glow of Trump and Bannon. On

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Massey Uni named after racist PM, lecturer says

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/314507/massey-uni-named-after-racist-pm,-lecturer-says A Massey University lecturer wants to change the name of his workplace after discovering the prime minister it was named after made racist statements. In the course of researching his doctorate, Steven Elers says he found white-supremacist statements attributed to the country's second-longest-serving prime minister. William Ferguson Massey died in office in

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There is a serious skew in the system against Maori

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84346494/new-zealands-racist-justice-system--our-law-is-not-colourblind?cid=facebook.post.84346494 A Stuff Circuit investigation has delved into 10 years' worth of data, examining arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing records and spoken to a broad range of people confronting the problem. Problem? Undeniably, yes. There is no doubt that, from whichever angle you look at it, there is a serious skew

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