(NaturalNews) – What’s going on in the land Down Under? It seems that, more and more, one of the world’s enduring democracies is becoming more like Castro’s Cuba or Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, especially where medical rights are concerned. Read the rest of this entry »
(Insight) – The faraway war in Syria hits close to home. Insight looks at the tensions brewing in Australia’s Syrian community as violence escalates back in their home country. Read the rest of this entry »
(Youtube) – The Gillard government has announced they want to record and monitor every website you visit, read every private email you send, & see every facebook post you make – and then store this for two years! And they want to know all your internet passwords!
(SydneyMorningHerald) – Julia Gilliard will throw Australia’s weight behind the push for new ”sustainable development goals” which will set clear standards on nations’ sustainable use of food, water and energy, when she addresses almost 100 world leaders at the Rio Conference. Read the rest of this entry »
(VinnyEastwood) – The Australian constitution Wayne Leonard has discovered is in fact invalid. Australia is not a sovereign nation and remains a colony of the United Kingdom. This obviously has massive ramifications, most notably that it has never legally been a member of the United Nations because it is not in fact a nation meaning that all treaties involving Australia are void and invalid.
(NaturalNews) – If you have ever seen the famous 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, you likely recall several disturbing scenes in which mental health patients are given frontal-lobe lobotomies, or the iconic scene where actor Jack Nicholson’s character undergoes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Today, these horrific forms of so-called mental health treatment are considered to be cruel relics of the past, but a new bill in Australia proposes that young children be given these treatments without parental consent, and even be permitted to undergo sterilization procedures without parental consent. Read the rest of this entry »
(Youtube) – As a part of Australia’s commitment to protect native vegetation and to reduce carbon emissions under the Kyoto protocol, thousands of farmers have been subjected to a government imposed ban on land clearing. Read the rest of this entry »
(TheAustralian) – ONE of Australia’s foremost experts on the relationship between climate change and sea levels has written a peer-reviewed paper concluding that rises in sea levels are “decelerating”.
The analysis, by NSW principal coastal specialist Phil Watson, calls into question one of the key criteria for large-scale inundation around the Australian coast by 2100 — the assumption of an accelerating rise in sea levels because of climate change. Read the rest of this entry »
(TheAustralian) – THE Australian Federal Police could be required to investigate new climate change offences under Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, sparking concerns over the agency’s resourcing.
As Julia Gillard today declared her carbon tax would be “shyster” proof, the Australian Federal Police Association warned the policy would have a dramatic impact on the force. Read the rest of this entry »
(GlobalResearch) – The street where I grew up in Sydney was a war street. There were long silences, then the smashing of glass and screams. Pete and I played Aussies-and-Japs. Pete’s father was an object of awe. He weighed barely 100 pounds and shook with malaria and was frequently demented. He would sit in a cane chair, drunk, scything the air with the sword of a Japanese soldier he said he had killed. Read the rest of this entry »
(Permaculture) – This proposed legislation would make most permaculturists, farmers, gardeners and bush regenerators criminals. Many native wattles (Acacia spp), an extensive list of legumes including the Leopard tree, Honey Locust, wisteria and cattle forage plants like Desmodium, wetland plants such as the Common Rush (Phragmites), and common pasture grasses (Phalaris spp), even the iceplants in your Granny’s rock garden would be effected by the legislation. Read the rest of this entry »
See Also: (SecrecyNews) – Accessing WikiLeaks Violates Espionage Act, USAF Says – Read More Here
(DailyMail) – Julian Assange fears he could be taken against his will to the United States and executed if he is extradited to Sweden, his legal team said.
Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder have asked the Australian government to request assurances from their Swedish counterparts that he would never be removed from their country. Read the rest of this entry »
(ICH) – When you fly over the earth’s oldest land mass, Australia, the view can be shocking.
Scars as long as European countries are the result of erosion. Salt pans shimmer where once native vegetation grew. This is almost impossible to reverse. The first to die are the most vulnerable species. Read the rest of this entry »
(IntelHub) – Special Comment From Alex Thomas In Regards To Cable TV covering FEMA Camps:
Theories as to whether or not all this information has been released on purpose in order to scare the public have become all the more credible after the astonishing admissions of FEMA camps on cable TV. I think ALL alternative researchers should sit back and ask themselves, WHY is this information being openly announced? Tru TV is owned by Turner Broadcasting. The idea that they have all of a sudden decided to expose the truth after years of working to cover it up is insane and at the very least highly unlikely. It is very important for individual people to research these camps and not stop at the information that is now being released through the mainstream. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Australia is playing with fire by relaxing its standards on genetically-modified organisms (GMO). According to a recent report in The Australian, both Europe and Japan may cancel their non-GMO grain contracts with Australian growers because of GM contamination, including the recent case of Steve Marsh who lost his organic certification due to GM canola invading his fields.GMOs are not very prevalent in Australia, and in some Australian states they are still outlawed. But in other regions, political pressure has given way to increased GMO plantings, which threatens Australia’s unique position as an exporter of non-GMOs, particularly canola. And if things keep going in the current direction, Australia could lose its position in the non-GM trade market. Read the rest of this entry »
Summary: Recently, political pressure has been brought to bear against a trades unionist for attempting to express his views about the events of 9/11, on Australia’s publicly funded broadcaster, the ABC. This video redresses the balance, and makes it clear that Australia’s prime minister is either ignorant, beyond belief, or she is putting the interests of nuclear, Apartheid Israel ahead of Australia’s. Read the rest of this entry »
Alex talks with the Victorian Trades Hall president, Kevin Bracken, who has sparked controversy for his comments that the September 11, 2001, attacks were a conspiracy and not the result of terrorist activity on the part of Muslim cave-dwellers. Bracken is also the secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia. “In my mind the buildings were imploded,” Bracken said during an appearance on the Jon Faine radio program earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »
Recent revelations by WikiLeaks show how top American leaders lied, knowingly, to the American public, to American troops, and to the world. Ellen Knickmeyer on the carnage she saw as Baghdad bureau chief. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Israel is Relieved Not to be The Only War Criminal
The voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: The Americans and British have also committed for war crimes, not only us. Read More Here
(IND) – A Worse Record Than Saddam’s
It could fuel terrorism, recruitment into jihadi cells, suicide bombers and ugly attitudes towards the West. But keeping the stories hidden was always wrong Read More Here
(AisaTimes) – Aziz’s story will remain untold
The neo-conservatives always contended that the United States invaded Iraq to bring “democracy” (from the barrel of a gun). Seems like if not democracy, at least the greatest hits of the US judicial system are indeed being implemented in (still occupied) Iraq; torture (as WikiLeaks has amply demonstrated) and the death penalty. Talk about liberation. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – US Puppet Outlives Usefulness – Karzai Rails Against America in Diatribe
President Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Monday of exporting killing to Afghanistan by giving contracts to private security companies. It was the latest chapter of a bitter battle between the president and his allies in the war against the Taliban that has taken on an increasingly anti-Western tone. Read More Here
(MorningStar) – Determined to Go to War: Unanswerable Questions. WMD, Bin Laden and the UN Security Council – A list of Questions that neither Bush nor Blair Could Answer – Read More Here
(PeacefulTomorrows) – 9/11 Families Call for Immediate Acknowledgement of Civilian Deaths in Iraq and a Cessation of Civilian Deaths – Read More Here
(UKDailyMail) – RAF jets scrambled twice in one week to intercept Russian nuclear bombers – Read More Here
(Uruknet) – State Dept: Iraqi Detainee Abuse Not America’s Problem
In the first official US State Department response to the massive WikiLeaks release of classified Iraq War documents, spokesman P.J. Crowley shrugged off the evidence that US troops were ordered to cover up detainee abuse by the Iraqi government, insisting the abuse wasn’t America’s problem. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel hails commandoes killing activists
Israeli leaders have praised soldiers who killed pro-Palestinian activists on board an international aid ship bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip.
“The action taken was vital, necessary, legal and of the utmost importance,” Netanyahu said. Read More Here
(TheAustralian) – Invasion of Pakistan imminent
The US will invade Pakistan to deal with instability and Australia must send troops there, too, says independent MP Bob Katter. Read More Here
(VeteransToday) – “67% of Australians cite 9/11 government conspiracy in poll. How can a government get so out of touch with reality, so “snookered” by American pressure over the 9/11 coverup that it would wake up one morning looking totally idiotic to its own people?” Read More Here
(TheAge) – MORE than half the fields surrounding the main Australian base in Afghanistan are being used to grow opium poppies, as coalition forces struggle to ween locals off the lucrative crop.
Locals question why troops and police have failed to crack down on the semi-open sale of the poppies, according to the report of a respected non-governmental organisation. Read the rest of this entry »
‘There has been anger in Australia over a newly released video which shows an unarmed Aboriginal man being tasered 13 times by police officers.
The incident occurred in Perth in 2008, and has been released as part of a report on the use of taser guns by the Western Australian police. The state’s premier said the video had damaged the reputation of the force. The state attorney general said the government would consider new guidelines on the use of the devices.’ Read the rest of this entry »
(SMH) – Professor Collignon questioned the TGA’s independence and transparency because some of its advisers had worked for drug companies.
PUBLIC health experts have called for an independent body to monitor drug safety after it emerged that young children were more likely to end up in hospital because of side effects from a flu vaccine than they were from the disease itself. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) – Although it’s still summer in North America, it is of course winter in Australia, and the flu season is well under way there. As usual, Australian health authorities have been urging parents there to vaccinate their children against the flu, propagating the mythology that flu vaccines are both safe and effective. But this time around, many Australian parents found out the hard way that they were being lied to.
It didn’t take long to realize the truth after their children start going into convulsions following the flu vaccine injections. Other children began vomiting or exhibiting dangerously high levels of fever. One child has gone into a coma and may never recover. Read the rest of this entry »
The horrendous mortality and morbidity statistics revealed by the paper “The Wounds of Gaza”, just published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet are truly shocking – 1,350 killed (60% children) and 5,450 severely wounded (40% children) in reprisals for zero (0) Israeli deaths from Gaza rockets in the preceding year. This demands International Criminal Court and intra-national prosecutions (e.g. in major Israeli military R & R destination countries Australia, the US, the UK and India) and Sanctions and Boycotts against Apartheid Israel by all decent Australians and indeed all decent people around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
The Gaza operation was merely a “pre-introduction” to the challenge Israel would face from Iran, which will become a nuclear power within a year, the Israeli ambassador to Australia said Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »