Fragments of my life

Thoughts About The Melbourne Free Assange Rally

” I thought that there would be more people here,” said an elderly lady. I agreed. True, in the end there may have been between 300 and 500 people gathered around the Melbourne city library front steps. As an event that keeps Assange front of mind and puts his plight …

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Assange is a piece in play in a much bigger game.

I haven’t written directly about Julian Assange for some time. There are people who have greater insights and larger audiences than me. I re-post their pieces and support Assange in any way I can. But, there is a danger in saying the same thing over and over again, so I …

yellow vests in France
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Australia’s future is wearing a yellow vest.

As the French yellow vest movement gains strength, the Australian economy will become chained to the Trans Pacific Partnership on the 30th December 2018.   Australians will initially not notice.  They have become lulled into a soporific feel good daze that the free trade mantra induces. When they inevitably awake to …

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The Assange Indictment Mistake That Was Not A Mistake

I’m seriously pissed off right now about so many things it doesn’t matter. What doesn’t piss me off is the apparent “mistake” made by the DOJ alluding to a secret indictment for Julian Assange.  It troubles me greatly, but it doesn’t piss me off. Not at all and that’s because …

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Australia A Land O f Sheep With the Wool Pulled Over It’s Eyes

  The romantic myth of Australia is just that. You know what I’m talking about. The irreverent, rebellious land of Ned Kelly and Crocodile Dundee where “women glow and men plunder”. Where everyone gets a fair go and hard work is rewarded. If that land ever existed, it has long …