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Non-Reassuring Reading Regarding The Drumpfocracy

The various spheres into which I have antennae placed are ABUZZ right now.  There is a growing sense in some circles that the Drumpf Administration is a thinly-veiled administrative coup d’etat of the United States of America.  This is not … Continue reading Non-Reassuring Reading Regarding The Drumpfocracy

Refugee Trauma: Australia’s Remorseless Detention Camp on Nauru

Originally posted on Counter Information:
Leaked Incident Reports By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, August 10, 2016 “Do I have to kill myself to go to Australia?” — Asylum seeker, Nauru, March 2, 2015 Human sensibility has been given another sound beating with the leak of 2,116 incident reports from Australia’s remorseless detention camp on Nauru.  The reports total some 8,000 pages covering the period of May 2013 to October 2015 and were published by the Guardian on Wednesday.[1] The newspaper notes that children are heavily, in fact “vastly over-represented in the reports” featuring in a total of 1,086 incidents despite making up only… Continue reading Refugee Trauma: Australia’s Remorseless Detention Camp on Nauru

Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Originally posted on Counter Information:
November 15, 2015 “Information Clearing House” –  You don’t want to read this, and I take no pleasure in writing it, and no one really wants to hear it right now. But I believe it needs to be said. I join the world in grieving for the dead in Paris. I have grieved for the dead from 9/11 forward — the Australians who died in terror attacks on Bali in 2002, Londoners who died in terror attacks in 2005, the French citizens who died in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January of this year, the… Continue reading Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)

Recent days have seen a widespread outpouring of concern for refugees fleeing the broken country that was once Syria.  I suppose this is positive, in some way, that now there is a focus on the plight of nearly 12 million displaced individuals.  There is now broader awareness of the fact that over 220,000 people have died in the conflict, and that almost one and a half million people have been injured [See: http://syriasurvey.aa.com.tr/%5D. And, of course, we are now preparing to aim more bombers in the general direction of the Daesh ‘death cult’ that has infiltrated Syria from Iraq.  There’s … Continue reading Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)

Free West Papua

Australia’s closest geographical neighbour is the world’s second-largest island, New Guinea.  The eastern half of this island is the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and the western half is West Papua, now consisting of two Indonesian provinces. In 1975, Papua New Guinea was declared independent after decades of overlapping German, British, and Australian administration, and the post-war union of the Papua and New Guinea territories in 1949. In the same year, The Dutch attempted to leave behind an independent West Papuan nation when departing the region after 149 years of colonial rule.  Indonesia, however, claimed rights of sovereignty over West … Continue reading Free West Papua

Welcome To City

The Prime Moron of Australia, tony abbott, has rolled out the welcome mat for indigenous Australians to relocate to major cities, by reminding them that they live in the desert and that cities are way better and you can get stuff in cities that you can’t get in the desert. In a political master-stroke, abbott has saved the nation (and the good state of Western Australia) many millions of dollars and enticed entire remote indigenous communities to relocate to the city, simply by making them aware that governments cannot “endlessly subsidise lifestyle choices if those lifestyle choices are not conducive to the kind … Continue reading Welcome To City

Tony and The Greyhounds Save Australia

In yet another leak from the ranks of the ailing government, it was revealed that a weekend brain-storming session was convened in the Prime Moron’s Office (PMO), and that a unanimous decision was made to use asylum seekers from offshore detention centres as live bait to draw terrorists from their suburban spider-holes. In light of recent revelations about the continued use of live baiting for the ‘blooding’ of racing dogs all around Australia, an idea was formed in the bright minds running the PMO. Convening a secret meeting on Sunday morning, the PMO facilitated a brain-storming session to capitalise on the … Continue reading Tony and The Greyhounds Save Australia

We Will Tsunami You

Australia is to develop a fleet of tsunami generators to wreak revenge on foreign powers who ignore this great nation’s pleas for clemency, PM abbott said on Sunday. He reminded Indonesia that Australia was “exceedingly generous and, aah, helpful” in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.  He further stated that if planned executions went ahead, Australia would “certainly find ways to make our displeasure felt.”*  When questioned on what those ways might be, abbott responded, with a sparkle in his eye, “those little buggers better know how to swim.  If they haven’t learnt from, aah, observing my stroke, well, … Continue reading We Will Tsunami You

HOW MANY ENEMIES?

Originally posted on Tubularsock:
? Tubularsock was sitting in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA and pondering. How is it that the United States can keep all the wars going on for years and years and just not run out of enemies. How can we be so good at this and can’t seem to fix our own streets, roads and bridges? Is THIS what American Exceptionalism is all about? Being able to PREACH caring and peace by running undisciplined about the world kicking and screaming in reality about getting OUR own… Continue reading HOW MANY ENEMIES?

A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s

Please click on the link below to be taken to the image (it’s just an image, alright, it’ll take a minute to read it…) A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s. Pressed this from Operational Matters (http://xborderoperationalmatters.wordpress.com/), with thanks. Continue reading A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s