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‘Freedom or death!’: bringing America’s largest slave revolt back to life

‘Freedom or death!’: bringing America’s largest slave revolt back to life

The state of Louisiana has memorialised the largest rebellion of enslaved people in US history with a road sign. I’m glad that there is a sign that marks it but I also think that to mark this most magnificent event with a sign in a traffic island, you know, by the side of a highway, that’s crazy. Other people have tried to sort of mark this event often focusing on the brutality and the suppression of the rebellion and what…

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Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

The state of our union is strong. [Cheering/applause] But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good. [Applause – some of it sarcastic] An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations. [Cheering/applause] No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent…

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Barack Obama takes on ‘woke’ call-out culture: ‘That’s not activism’

Barack Obama takes on ‘woke’ call-out culture: ‘That’s not activism’

you know this idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly. The world is messy, there are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids and share certain things with you and I think that one danger I see among young people and particularly among college campuses – Malia and I talk about this, Yara goes…

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Donald Trump criticises second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump criticises second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh

36 years ago. Nobody ever knew about it, nobody ever heard about it and now a new charge comes up and she said: “Well, it might not be him,” and there were gaps and she said she was totally inebriated, that she was all messed up and she doesn’t know it was him but it might have been him. Oh gee, let’s not make him a supreme court judge because of that. This is a con game being played by…

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Contrasting styles: Trump and Ardern speak at the UN

Contrasting styles: Trump and Ardern speak at the UN

If I could distill it down into one concept that we are pursuing in New Zealand, it is simple and it is this: kindness. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism. In the face of isolationism, protectionism, racism, the simple concept of looking outwardly and beyond ourselves, of kindness and collectivism might just be as good a starting point as any. So let’s start here with the institutions that…

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Conservatives have put Trudeau on notice, says Andrew Scheer

Conservatives have put Trudeau on notice, says Andrew Scheer

I have just spoken with prime minister Trudeau to congratulate him on winning the most seats. And my message tonight is that the strength of our democracy is not only measured by the ballots we cast, but also by how we move forward after their counting. Now, there are still a number of really close races, so we don’t know for sure how many more Conservatives Canadians will send to Ottawa tonight, but what we do know is that after…

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Canadian elections: Can Justin Trudeau hold on to power?

Canadian elections: Can Justin Trudeau hold on to power?

[Leyland Cecco] What you had was this Prime Minister who was a self-proclaimed feminist, he was– he was woke. He’s handing out jackets to Syrian refugees who arrived in the dead of winter. He would mend, you know, the incredibly fractured relationship that Canada has with its indigenous peoples. He would make a show of the importance of diversity, the inclusion in politics by making not just a gender-balanced but you know, an ethnically diverse cabinet. [Justin Trudeau] A cabinet…

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Democrat Ilhan Omar says Donald Trump is a ‘fascist’

Democrat Ilhan Omar says Donald Trump is a ‘fascist’

I want to make sure that every single person who is in this country, who is aspiring to become part of the American fabric, understands that nothing this president says should be taken to heart. We are Americans as much as everyone else. This is our country, and we are where we belong. I told people on my election night, in the great state of Minnesota we don’t just welome refugees, we send them to represent us in Washington. And…

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Pauline Hanson defends One Nation staffers James Ashby and Steve Dickson

Pauline Hanson defends One Nation staffers James Ashby and Steve Dickson

I am here to inform you, today, that James Ashby will remain as my chief of staff and Steve Dixon will remain on the Senate ticket in Queensland. These are two very good men who want nothing but the best for this country and the people of Australia. There has been a deliberate and intense effort, for years, to destroy James Ashby’s credibility since he came to work for me. He has made some stupid remarks, as we all have,…

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Trudeau slammed for blackface during Canadian leadership debate

Trudeau slammed for blackface during Canadian leadership debate

Justin Trudeau only pretends to stand up for Canada, you know. He’s very good at pretending things. He can’t even remember how many times he put blackface on because the fact of the matter is, he’s always wearing a mask. He puts on a reconciliation mask and then fires the attorney general, the first one of an indigenous background. He puts on a feminist mask and then fires two strong, female MPs for not going along with his corruption. He…

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