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

soup for tuesday on weak-ass wednesday

Originally posted on DONZO'S GUERRILLA GRAFFICA:
Trumpf! The Donald Trumpf Wins Soup-For-Tuesday! Big bold screaming headlines announce much ado about nothing. Killary Sweeps Bernie! Campaign Is Over – AmeriKKKa loses! The punditry is foaming at the mouth and according to sentiments expressed by ABCBSCNNBCMSNBC and of course FauxNews, the amerikan people should be weaping bitter tears while wearing sackcloth and rolling in the ashes of media burning. Even amerika’s turd-blossom, the renowned asshole that shilled for Buckaroo Bush the interminable Karl Rove, is a worrying serious worry that Trumpf can’t be stopped. The Trumpf most certainly can be stopped.… Continue reading soup for tuesday on weak-ass wednesday

I Love Guns

What a horribly inappropriate title for a blog post.  On a day such as it is…  Please bear with me. It’s true – I love guns.  I also fear them immensely. I’ve had the opportunity to ‘play’ with some guns at various junctures – L1A1, M-9, M-16, M-60, Steyr AUG (F88), blah, blah, blah. They are all marvellous devices.  Machining and engineering marvels.  Devastatingly efficient at what they were built to do.  An adrenaline buzz to hold and strip and clean and re-assemble.  And an unrivalled adrenaline super-rush to shoot. But they shouldn’t really even have to exist, for the … Continue reading I Love Guns

Answer The Damn Question!

Almost every time I see or hear a politician in an interview, I can be heard screaming “Answer the damn question!”  Same goes for business leaders, bureaucrats, CEO’s, media ‘personalities’, company spokespersons, and all the other time-wasters and obfuscators who refuse to participate in any variety of ‘plain talking’. Seems everyone is too scared to just simply speak the truth.  Covering the backside has taken priority over facts and real information.  And I blame most, if not all, of the world’s ills on this apparent inability to just. answer. a. question. I could rattle off pages of the ills I speak … Continue reading Answer The Damn Question!

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

Going Dark – An Assassination Tale

The time had come and then gone His task complete, he lowered the weight of the rifle to the ground Heart still racing, breathing shallow and rapid He tried to slow it down, and sucked icy air deep into his lungs It seemed the echo of the single shot he had fired was still rebounding Off cold concrete and empty roads Everything else was only silence As if he was alone in an artificial city Alone with his thumping heart And the numbness shared by his fingers, his face, his ears How much time would pass before they came for … Continue reading Going Dark – An Assassination Tale

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

Climate Change Conspiracy? Aah, Nope, Nope, Nope

RANT WARNING Some readers might know that I don’t mind the odd conspiracy theory. A few of these theories are “pretty wacky”.  Some of them I adhere to because they are possible or plausible – not because I believe them to be absolute truths – mostly because they are in some way or on some level more believable than the ‘official line’.  At least, to me they are…  They also may play a supporting role in the veracity of other semi-connected conspiracy theories that I find at least somewhat believable. This is the thing with conspiracy theories.  Once you place … Continue reading Climate Change Conspiracy? Aah, Nope, Nope, Nope