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Australia the Police State

The Australian government has once again taken the opportunity to remind Australians that they live in a police state.  Today, police armed with the necessary warrants raided the home of Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph editor, Annika Smethhurst who had earlier reported on government plans to give greater spying powers to the …

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The Assange Problem

Regular readers of this irregular and somewhat erratic publication know where I stand on the treatment of Julian Assange. Some may have noted my apparent silence after his extraction from the Ecuadorian arrest and subsequent sentencing. Social media followers may have seen my constant re-tweeting of Julian’s supporters posts but …

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Julian Assange Should Be an Election Issue

At the time of writing, there is genuine fear circulating among Assange supporters. Ecuador have been making noises about handing Assange over to the UK (ostensibly for a bail violation but in reality to extradite him to the US). There has been a unified response from supporters on both the …

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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 …

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Matt Couch Details All In Seth Rich Investigation

In an extraordinary detailed Twitter thread, Matt Couch, partner in the America First Media Group has detailed his findings on the disturbing murder of DNC staffer, Seth Rich. I have been following the Seth Rich story for the past 2 years. Like many others who have taken an interest in …

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Is ABC Australia the Deep State’s Bitch?

It’s Your ABC Isn’t It? For most of my life, I have regarded the ABC as an Australian national treasure.  I bought the 19c a day campaign.  I bought the independent and fearless line that it’s high profile current affairs shows implied. I grew up watching 4 corners, listening to …

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Pathetic, Conflicted and Corrupted: Welcome to Fake News

Regular readers will know that I have a deep abiding mistrust of “mainstream” media, it’s sources and the narratives it runs. It wasn’t always that way.  For much of my life I’ve had a deep respect for many news institutions.  That respect has gradually ebbed away as the MSM has …

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Disturbing Questions About the Independence of Mainstream Media

Aside from confirming the web of lies spun by the establishment, a series of apparently unconnected events, largely under reported by mainstream media raise some very disturbing questions. The events in question are -: Comical discredited “spook” Christopher Steele’s admission in a British court that the infamous Russian dossier used …

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A Land of Sleeping Brains

I loathe a scorched earth country.   A land that obsesses over a former cricket captain’s hurt feelings because a journalist called him out on the culture he fostered. Who gives a flying fuck? Australia apparently, because you know, Michael Clarke is really important because he once made a triple …