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

This Week In Double-Speak (#1)

or Double-Speak, And Why We Will Love Paying More Tax And/Or Otherwise Subsidising The Wealth-Rorters Politics, and rorting an economy – It’s a game of semantics, and the bastards are so brazen and cock-sure now, that they barely try to hide it. Double-speak is more rife than ever, and is being used like a hammer to overtly pound propaganda and disinformation into the heads of the dumbed-down, confused, sedated, and easily-distracted masses.  Insulting enough; but so much worse due to the pathetic quality of the language used, and worse again because the brainless media and consumers thereof simply gobble it all up, … Continue reading This Week In Double-Speak (#1)

Nine Thoughts On the TPP Agreement Being Reached Today

Originally posted on Counter Information:
By Nick Dearden October 05, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “Global Justice Now” – Stepping back from details, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest trade deal in a generation and part of the same ‘new generation’ of trade deals asTTIP. There are 12 countries involved across the Pacific Rim, including the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia. Like TTIP, it goes well beyond ‘trade’ in the narrow sense – its primary purpose is to rewrite global economic rules in favour of capital – and not just for the countries involved. Other countries already want to… Continue reading Nine Thoughts On the TPP Agreement Being Reached Today

The TPP: If it’s so Good, why is it so Secret?

Originally posted on The Gutter Trash:
From the interwebs… The TPP agreement is just another shot in the century long campaign by the US elites and multinationals to form the world in their image. As others have already said, the principal pre-occupation of those groups since before the end of the Second World War has been to prevent the emergence of any other power that might challenge the ability of the US to run the world in the interests of that group. That goal is reflected in thousands of US planning documents since that time. It has also been reflected… Continue reading The TPP: If it’s so Good, why is it so Secret?

On Shark Culls – And Not Learning From (Fictional) History

Shark culling – what a miserable and pathetic reflection on humanity; that fear-response to a few geo-similar incidents in the wilds of the ocean that usually ends in a bloody massacre of too many various magnificent creatures and a sick celebration of man’s dominance over his dominion… We all remember that movie, right?  You know, the shark one.  Yeah, that’s it. Yeah, well, we appear to not have learnt anything from the salient lessons offered up in that movie. Another recent spate of shark attacks in a popular beach-side area of Australia has the issue of ‘management’ being thrashed around … Continue reading On Shark Culls – And Not Learning From (Fictional) History

Some Tweet Poetry

I’ve been writing a few little fit-in-a-tweet poems, and thought I’d share them with the better half of my social media world (yes, you, reading this right now). Because I am such a tech guru (!), I’m ’embedding’ them here (WOW, I know, right?).  Well, I’ll try anyway.  If it doesn’t work as planned, I’ll hastily edit to replace with screenshots…  Apologies in advance if I fuck it up and you’re one of the ripped-off early readers who sees a half-arsed shemozzle of a post. [EDIT: As predicted, I fucked it up, so I tried 5,000 different things, and now it finally … Continue reading Some Tweet Poetry

Wave Turbine Syndrome Scares Everyone

Opposition to new wave power technology planned for deployment on Australia’s south coast has raised its furrowed brow, after the announcement that the “scary machine” had been constructed and would be installed in coming months. A grassroots group known as ‘SeaFloor Guardians’ was hastily registered for tax evasion purposes on Monday, funded by generous donations from a consortium of coal companies.  Group spokesperson, Dr. Lara Worry, said that there needed to be at least 50 years of research into the health impacts of wave energy before they could support the project.  “We just don’t know what these machines will do.  My … Continue reading Wave Turbine Syndrome Scares Everyone

Redneck Holy Grail

Geneticists have declared Australia is the ‘Holy Grail’ for selective genetic technology that might actually prove useful, in a report issued by the illustrious, but otherwise useless, medical journal Genetics ‘r Us. Struggling for many years to find an application for genetic technology that serves more purpose than growing a human ear on the back of a mouse, or pumping out clones of a stupid sheep, the international geneticist fraternity/sorority has decided to apply their splicing skills to locating and removing the gene that makes many people stupid. In pursuit of this lofty aim, geneticists have decided to focus their research … Continue reading Redneck Holy Grail