Beijing pressured Australian publisher into canceling book release, author says

Hoping to find a new publisher for this book on issue of vital importance to Australia’s future https://t.co/XldDoMZlXZ — Clive Hamilton (@CliveCHamilton) November 12, 2017 “After extensive legal advice we decided to delay publication of Clive’s book ‘Silent Invasion’ until certain matters currently before the courts have been decided,” the publisher said in a statement. [&hellip

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6 Famous Writers Who Secretly Wrote Insane Pieces Of Trash

Writing is like sex — it’s exhausting, it involves more bodily fluids than anyone is entirely comfortable with, and the only way to get better is with practice. That’s why every writer has one or two dark secrets lurking in a bottom desk drawer somewhere. Some are unfortunate enough to have those secrets housed in [&hellip

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Syrian funeral for Brit killed by IS

More than 2,000 people also turned out at a community centre in north London to pay tribute. “The gathering was so big, it stretched out onto the road.” said Can Atas, a close friend. “Mehmet was such a big presence. He had so much energy.” Image caption The YPG said Mehmet Aksoy had “shown the [&hellip

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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Brand says it missed mark after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later admitted it had missed the [&hellip

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Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into internal biological clock

825,000 prize shared between American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for work on the internal clock of living organismsLive reaction to medicine Nobel prize announcement The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of American scientists for their discoveries on the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian [&hellip

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him ‘danger to society’

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli points as he exits the courthouse.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The pharma bro is now the pharma inmate.  Martin Shkreli was called a “danger to society” on Wednesday by a judge, who then canceled his bond release and put him in jail, according to numerous media reports. Shkreli had been out [&hellip

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Clinton blasts Bernie Sanders for inspiring ‘Crooked Hillary’ attacks

Hillary Clinton takes aim at former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in her soon-to-be-released campaign memoir, accusing him of “paving the way” for the relentless “Crooked Hillary” attacks she endured from Donald Trump in the general election. According to excerpts that have surfaced online, Clinton accused Sanders of resorting to “innuendo and impugning my character” [&hellip

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Big Oil must pay for climate change. Now we can calculate how much | Myles Allen and Peter C Frumhoff

It is possible for scientific evidence to help apportion responsibility for climate damages among fossil fuel producers. Our paper shows how As communities in coastal Texas and Louisiana confront the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, another hurricane, Irma, fueled by abnormally warm waters, is barreling into the Caribbean and threatening Puerto Rico and Florida. We [&hellip

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Why The Internet Is About To Change For The Worse

Crucial internet resource Snopes.com is raising money on GoFundMe to keep going. Lots of you already know that we started taking reader contributions last month, and probably half of your favorite YouTubers, podcasters, and Twitch streamers do the same. “What happened to the old internet,” you ask, “when people didn’t always have their hand in [&hellip

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Register for the 2017 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention

Registration is now open for the 2017 AAN Convention in Washington D.C., the alternative news industry’s largest gathering of the year. Alt news professionals from across the U.S. and Canada will come together to share success stories and camaraderie. This year’s convention will take place at The Dupont Circle Hotel, located on Dupont Circle in the heart of [&hellip

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