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BSNEWS - 2014-06-12 - Original post - cached version

When corporations own the news and advertisers 'sponsor' the shows, journalists know they are above all answerable to the company managers and allied interests who pay their salaries. The mere public, especially voices of dissent, can be treated with indifference, even contempt. Journalists have...

Dissident Voice - 2014-06-11 - Original post - cached version

When corporations own the news and advertisers ‘sponsor’ the shows, journalists know they are above all answerable to the company managers and allied interests who pay their salaries. The mere public, especially voices of dissent, can be treated with indifference, even contempt. Journalists have...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-06-10 - Original post - cached version
Mr. Tony Abbot , Given that you’ve never been to East Jerusalem to witness the large IDF military and police force who rule the lives and livelihood of all Christians and Muslims living there; who issue specific ID cards and specially colored license plates; who can raid any home during...
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-06-06 - Original post - cached version
Abandoned for 66 years by the international community to Israeli war crimes, Palestine needs friends.  Palestine, don’t despair. You are not alone, you have friends around the world: people, strangers, you may never meet, but who, like you have families, jobs, and who share the...
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-06-05 - Original post - cached version
by Anthony Lawson

Jon Faine, of Radio 774 ABC Melbourne, interviews and insults former Australia Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser, in the process attempting to defend the indefensible, Israel.

In his book, Dangerous Allies, Mr Fraser’s suggests that it is time for Australia to...

Aletho News - 2014-06-02 - Original post - cached version
By Anthony Lawson · June 1, 2014

Jon Faine, of Radio 774 ABC Melbourne, interviews and insults former Australia Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser, in the process attempting to defend the indefensible, Israel.

In his book, Dangerous Allies, Mr Fraser’s...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-19 - Original post - cached version

 Stop the War Against the Poor
— Sydney resident’s placard, May 18, 2014

The Australian voter, as a political species, remains alien to ideology. There is a certain cavalier ruthlessness with which governments can be dispatched at the ballot box. Being one...

Media Monarchy - 2014-05-18 - Original post - cached version

NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode193 -
World Cup Crime, 9/11 Memorial, Good News
Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1:...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-14 - Original post - cached version

The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.
— James Madison, Constitutional Convention, June 29, 1787

The greatest dangers of totalitarianism – the variant that produced the European regimes of the 1920s...

Dissident Voice - 2014-05-11 - Original post - cached version

A number of years ago I read portions of a book entitled The First Casualty: From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker by Phillip Knightley.

Knightley points out in that book that in order to start (and then perpetuate) a war, a nation’s...

Media Monarchy - 2014-04-18 - Original post - cached version

NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode189 -
More Good News, Seawater Fuel, Blood Moon
Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1:...

Aletho News - 2014-04-15 - Original post - cached version
By Brandon Martinez | April 15, 2014

A controversy is swirling in Australia involving a former foreign minister and the country’s influential Zionist lobby.

Bob Carr, who served as Australia’s foreign minister in the administration of former Prime Minister Julia...

Aletho News - 2014-04-12 - Original post - cached version
By Brian McKinlay | CounterPunch | April 11, 2014

Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of...

Aletho News - 2014-04-12 - Original post - cached version
By Brian McKinlay | CounterPunch | April 11, 2014

Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-07 - Original post - cached version

It has been a long and drawn out affair. For years, Australian environmental activists and political figures have had the Japanese whaling program in their sights.  Every year, between 500 to 1000 whales are slain under a permit program ostensibly authorised by the International Whaling...

Dissident Voice - 2014-04-03 - Original post - cached version

The High Court of Australia occasionally surprises, and while it lacks the political and social ballast of its peers in other countries – the US Supreme Court, for instance – it demonstrated on Wednesday how it can give certain policies a push.  According to their honours on the bench, the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-27 - Original post - cached version

America does not at the moment have a functioning democracy.
— Former US President Jimmy Carter

I doubt that the Ukraine crisis precipitated by Washington’s overthrow of the democratic government is over. Washington has won the propaganda war everywhere...

Aletho News - 2014-03-19 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 18, 2014

The Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) is pushing for laws that would make telecommunications companies retain their customers’ web-browsing data, as well as forcing web users to decrypt encrypted messages.

In these post-...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-15 - Original post - cached version

The Australians are the underdressed Viceroys of the pacific, a vestige of past power.  They are happy to be retained for various tasks – doing the bidding of the US, most of the time, and playing that rather distasteful game of bullying smaller neighbours when required.  In 2013, the East...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Transfield Services is a diversified corporation with fingers in many a pie. This month, it was announced that Australia’s Abbott government had awarded a $1.22 billion government contract to the company to run detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island. The ethicists moaned as the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-20 - Original post - cached version

To seek to tow the boats back on to the high seas or to the Indonesian exclusive economic zone well exceeds Australia’s legal rights under the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.

— Donald Rothwell, The Australian, Mar 10, 2012

Australia’s refugee...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-02-13 - Original post - cached version

“Stone Cold Justice”

A controversial film which has been produced by a group of Australian journalists has sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed Tel Aviv’s use of torture against Palestinian children.

 

The film,...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Schapelle Corby – and her relationship with a very specific part of Australian opinion – has been intense.  In 2004, she was arrested at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport in possession of 4.1 kilograms of marijuana.  She was found guilty of smuggling and sentenced to 20 years.  Harsh, yes, but the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-09 - Original post - cached version

At first glance, there is not much similarity between the young dictator of North Korea and the Prime Minister of Australia. But over a few drinks, Kim Jong-un and Tony Abbott might find a few points of similarity. One is the idea that a public broadcaster, by necessity, broadcasts the views of...

Aletho News - 2014-01-26 - Original post - cached version
By Vacy Vlazna | Intifada-Palestine | January 25, 2014

“Imperialism after all is an act of  geographical violence”  Edward Said

Is it just me, or do you also see a thread of colonial superiority and racism binding US, Australia, Canada to Israel?

Think...

Dissident Voice - 2014-01-26 - Original post - cached version

Imperialism after all is an act of  geographical violence .

— Edward Said

Is it just me, or do you also see a thread of colonial superiority and racism binding US, Australia, Canada to Israel?

Think about it. All are ex-British colonies and like...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-01-25 - Original post - cached version

 

Vacy Vlazna

 

“Imperialism after all is an act of  geographical violence”  Edward Said

 Is it just me, or do you also see a thread of colonial superiority and racism binding US, Australia, Canada to Israel?

Think about it. All are ex-...

Penny for your thoughts - 2014-01-07 - Original post - cached version

Me. Me. Me..... How about you?

Day 2 of the super chill. The furnace hasn't stopped. It is so windy, it keeps you up at night.
 Temp- Minus 16 C. Wind chill- Minus 29 C.
White out conditions

Today


 Yesterday
Parts of the US...
Dissident Voice - 2013-12-28 - Original post - cached version

Israel is set to become a major exporter of gas and some oil, if all goes to plan. The giant Leviathan natural gas field, in the eastern Mediterranean, discovered in December 2010, is widely described as “off the coast of Israel.”

At the time the gas field was: “… the most prominent field...

Faux Capitalism - 2013-12-26 - Original post - cached version

Here are the all-time top 10 articles at FauxCapitalist.com by the end of 2013: 1) May 10, 2013: Dr. Stan Monteith, a 35-year orthopedic surgeon on Jeff Bauman’s leg amputations: “I believe that this young man was an actor” 2) June 30, 2010: Australia has $15 an hour minimum wage and is ranked...

Aletho News - 2013-11-18 - Original post - cached version
RT | November 18, 2013

Indonesia is recalling its ambassador to Australia over allegations that Canberra listened in on phone conversations of the Indonesian president.

Indonesia said the ambassador was being called to Jakarta for “consultations”.

The move...

Aletho News - 2013-11-13 - Original post - cached version

The Australian security state is collecting intelligence on a scale never seen before

By Murray Hunter | Asia Sentinel | November 11, 2013

Through rapid technology advances the Australian security apparatus has grown to an Orwellian scale. This...

Aletho News - 2013-11-12 - Original post - cached version
By Glyn Moody | Techdirt | November 12, 2013

As more information comes to light about the global snooping being conducted by the NSA and GCHQ, it is becoming clearer that much of it had little to do with combating terrorism, as a recent EFF article makes plain. But most...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-12 - Original post - cached version

Through rapid technology advances the Australian security apparatus has grown to an Orwellian scale. This has not necessarily been at the design of any elected government but something the Australian bureaucracy was forthright in promoting.

The executive government has only superficial...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-11 - Original post - cached version

Free speech has a shallow grounding in Australian jurisprudence.  There are no express provisions for it in the Australian Constitution. It is striking that, for a country considered liberal democratic in character, suspicion of much in the manner of speech, of those who buck the trend of the...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-08 - Original post - cached version

I am not sure what is the right term in Australian terminology.  I guess it’s not cricket.

— Marty Natalegawa, The Guardian, November 3, 2013

Everyone is doing it to everybody else.  A norm, perhaps, or something like a misguided custom that evolves over...

Aletho News - 2013-11-06 - Original post - cached version
By JOHN PILGER | CounterPunch | November 6, 2013

The corridors of the Australian parliament are so white you squint. The sound is hushed; the smell is floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the cartoon portraits of prime ministers and rows of...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-06 - Original post - cached version

Over the last week the German newspaper Der Spiegel and Sydney Morning Herald disclosed that the Australian Government was carrying out electronic surveillance and eavesdropping on phone and internet communications. The security organization Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) concealed special...

Aletho News - 2013-10-31 - Original post - cached version
RT | October 31, 2013

US intelligence agencies are using Australian embassies throughout Asia to intercept data and gather information across the continent, according to the latest report based on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Data...

Aletho News - 2013-07-09 - Original post - cached version
RT | July 8, 2013

Ex-NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has disclosed his first set of documents outlining Australia’s role in NSA surveillance programs, picking out four facilities in the country that contribute heavily to US spying.

The locations...

Aletho News - 2013-06-25 - Original post - cached version
By Daniel Nazer | EFF | June 24, 2013

For the last few years, Australia’s security agencies have been pushing for the mandatory retention of the communications data of every citizen. If implemented, this policy would require private companies to keep communications...

Aletho News - 2013-06-25 - Original post - cached version
By Vacy Vlazna | Palestine Chronicle | June 25 2013

Australia Post and Israel Post collaboratively issued two stamps.

Israel and Australia’s joint projects normalizing Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity has sunk deeper in the degenerate mire of...

Aletho News - 2013-06-23 - Original post - cached version
By Katitza Rodriguez | EFF | June 21, 2013

The world is still reeling from the series of revelations about NSA and FBI surveillance. Over the past two weeks the emerging details paint a picture of pervasive, cross-border spying programs of unprecedented...

Aletho News - 2013-05-12 - Original post - cached version
By Steve Kangas

The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. (1)

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically...

Aletho News - 2013-05-10 - Original post - cached version
Prensa Latina | May 8, 2013

Rio de Janeiro – Atomic power agencies from Brazil and Argentina signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for research and production of radioisotopes, said the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) today.

The agreement,...

Land Destroyer - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Image: Despite the US mobilizing the summation of its media power and pouring millions of dollars into the opposition party, including the creation and perpetuation of fake-NGOs such as Bersih and the Merdeka Center, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sailed to a comfortable victory in this...

Aletho News - 2013-05-08 - Original post - cached version
By Vacy Vlazna | Palestine Chronicle | May 7, 2013

In Australia there are 30 Max Brenner shops providing funds for the Strauss Group that filter towards the maintenance of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. Another Brenner outlet is ‘coming soon’ to...

Aletho News - 2013-05-07 - Original post - cached version
By Julie Webb-Pullman | Palestine Chronicle | May 6 2013
Made in the USA. (Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman)

While the United States peddled the threat of chemical weapon use to justify its arming of the ‘opposition’ in Syria, Israel destroyed a chemical research facility...

Aletho News - 2013-05-01 - Original post - cached version
By Nima Shirazi | Wide Asleep in America | April 29, 2013

At the second annual Jerusalem Post Conference, held in New York City on Sunday April 28, a number of former and current Israeli officials offered new estimates about Iran’s nuclear progress, issued threats of...

Stop Nato - 2013-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Atlantic Community
April 30, 2013

Sweden: A Special NATO Partner?
Ryan C. Hendrickson

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[I]t was during NATO’s Operation Unified Protector in Libya that Sweden reached a new level of partnership, which has no parallels among partner states.

The Swedish...

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