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Razer’s Class Warfare: Apple a cruel industrialist in Hillsong Jesus clothing

The emotional incontinence of idiot tech journalists as they fetishise graven images (read: iPhones and Apple Watches) glorifies a god (read: cult leader) that is not as benevolent as it seems.

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The dangerous essentialism of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic cartoons

In Australia, there should be no place for reactionary essentialism while we debate politics and ideas, says Overland editor Jeff Sparrow.

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Australian Jewish News calls for Fairfax boycott

The Australian Jewish News has called on its readers to cancel their subscriptions to Fairfax Media after a column by Mike Carlton and its illustrating cartoon were slammed by the paper as antisemitic.

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Why crying wolf on anti-Semitism harms us all

The pro-Israel lobby is quick to use the term “anti-Semitism” where it is not warranted. But there really are people who hate Jews and by overusing the term we reduce its power, writes Larry Stillman from the executive of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society.

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In defence of soccer

Crikey readers talk anti-Semitism and why Bernard Keane knows nothing about soccer.

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Rundle: Dale’s worst problem was anti-Semitism, not ‘Demidenko’

She’s baaaaaaaaack. Helen Demidenko speaks up to re-claim her controversial book.

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A hard case of harmful speech: should we ban anti-vaccination talk?

There are better examples of speech that causes harm than the ones we’re debating in relation to the Racial Discrimination Act. What about the anti-vaxxers?

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Palmer misses the point about the AEC

Crikey readers talk the AEC and the Western Australian Senate vote debacle. Plus Guy Rundle and a reader go head-to-head.

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The Australian‘s anti-Semitism beat-up that wasn’t

According to The Australian, we’re a nation of vicious anti-semites. But the evidence they’re using to base their claim is dodgy, at best.

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Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

Giving voice to an article promoting a party that wants to “turn immigrants into soap” and “make lampshades of their skin” is not a diversity of ideas. It’s violent hate speech.

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How violence in Europe takes a hard-Right turn

How will the Liberal Right deal with the increasingly violent and racist trajectory of the hard-Right? Not well, one suspects on the evidence.

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Strange bedfellows: new nexus between Israel and far Right

This is an extract from an essay in On Utøya: Anders Breivik, right terror, racism and Europe.

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‘Hipster Hitler’ sends RedBubble’s law firm fleeing

Leading law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler has refused to work again with former client RedBubble over the listing of “Hipster Hitler” merchandise on the art retail website, writes StartupSmart editor Oliver Milman.

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Bin Laden was executed, that much is obvious

The failure of self-belief in a Western project had spread throughout the West for several decades before 9/11 came along.

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Essential: voters still unhappy about carbon price

Recent falls in support for a carbon price and the NBN have reversed in this week’s Essential Report.

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Rundle: what’s with Galliano, Gibson ‘n’ Sheen’s anti-Semitism?

How to explain the insistent and free-floating nature of contemporary anti-semitism, the manner in which it ceaselessly returns, attached to very little or nothing at all?

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Overland branded biased by Jewish academics

Australian Jewish academics are trying to intimidate one of the country’s leading literary journals.

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The Atlantic Wire | COMPANIES|

Is it anti-Semitic to pick on Goldman Sachs?

Is Goldman Sachs a “Jewish” firm? And is it possible to critique the company’s bankers and executives without being accused of descending into stereotypes about Jews and money?

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Survey puts Israel and Zionism under scrutiny

A new survey on Australian and New Zealand Jewry raises some questions on the disaffection of Australian Jews towards Israel and Zionism. Where are the non-Zionist Jewish voices in the mainstream media?

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Slate | TV & RADIO|

Dear Jon Stewart: change your name

In an open letter to Jon Stewart, Ron Rosenbaum urges the Jewish comedian to change his surname back to ‘Leibowitz’, calling his current moniker a “faint but unnecessary relic of anti-Semitism”.

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Newser | PLAYERS|

Wolff: How many more years did Madoff get for being Jewish?

Bernie Madoff is Jewish. Most of the people he ripped off are Jewish. Did it affect his sentencing? Michael Wolff sure reckons so.

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Museum shooter another loon crazed by acceptance of Obama

Though the crazies have been working themselves up since the day Obama was elected – an event that many right wing whites simply did not believe could possibly happen – recent events have brought things to fever pitch.

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Washington Post | UNITED STATES|

Holocaust Museum shooting: anti-Semitism lives on

An 88-year-old white supremacist shot a security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC today befroe being shot himself. Rabbi David Saperstein discusses the attack and anti-Semitism in the US today.

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Palestine, Israel and the need for freedom of speech

Holocaust denial warrants condemnation, but too often any criticism against Jews or Zionism is automatically slammed.

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Wall Street Journal | BOOKS|

Banned in Beirut

Despite being named UNESCO’s 2009 World Book Capital City, a long list of books, films and music are banned in Beirut.

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