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

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

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

Terror Team Australia

Well, now it’s official – Australia is ‘likely’ to be attacked by terrorists, and our ‘alert level’ has been raised to ‘high’. So, don’t hang around reading this!  Run!  Run for your lives – the radicalised fundamentalist Muslimists are coming! Since the inception of Team Australia (a propaganda masterstroke by which Goebbels would be utterly underwhelmed), we have been warned that otherwise-sane Australian citizens would be lured to the Middle East to become highly-trained killers and then return home to KILL US ALL. We then discovered there was a hotbed of terror-planning on the Gold Coast, with men-of-Middle-Eastern-appearance plotting our demise in … Continue reading Terror Team Australia

Rapture Machine

TRIGGER WARNING: This post pours boiling oil onto prophecy-believing Christians, Jews and Muslims, and all the fakes (politicians, lobbyists, captains of industry & religion, etc.) who are doing their utmost to artificially fulfill an ancient prophecy.  If you are offended by having your beliefs/faith challenged, then press your ‘Back’ button now!   If you were a bit crazy, or a bit led astray, you might believe some of those stories in the Bible (or similar tales from Torah, or Qur’an) that tell of the End Times, and the Revelation, and the Rapture (or similar devices in Torah, or Qur’an). If … Continue reading Rapture Machine

I Fucking Hate You, Australia

* – Originally posted back in March of 2014.  I’m re-posting because I’m angry again, and I have added some update. Look what you’ve gone and done.  Like a spoilt child having a tantrum in the confectionery aisle… I’m a bit very angry at present.  But I should be clear here – I don’t hate ‘Australia’, but I do (even though I know that hate is usually unwarranted and will probably one day make me sick and then kill me) hate the blind, ignorant, selfish, hypocritical cretins who aspire to be better than everyone else, and think they’re somehow special, … Continue reading I Fucking Hate You, Australia

Convulsion Induction – RePost for #Ferguson

Non-Lethal Weapons seem like a great idea, and their proper development should probably be encouraged, in order to prevent unnecessary deaths from firearm use by law enforcement agencies.  But they are often abused, misused, or overused.  The concern escalates when corporate and institutional corruption are involved – where the stock price of the non-lethal weapon manufacturer is of higher importance than the suitability of the weapon or the safety of the individuals upon whom their non-lethality is unleashed. And that is the Shit that’s Gotta Stop.  Weasels in suits engaging in some mutually-beneficial back-scratching behind closed doors, or under oak … Continue reading Convulsion Induction – RePost for #Ferguson

Killer Video

Imagine, if you will, being an asylum seeker. Imagine you have made a series of decisions based on your desire to survive. Imagine that, eventually, after months in camps and on a leaky boat, you have arrived at a secured facility on an island. Imagine what you would think after being forced to watch the above video. People with no compassion laugh at the suicides, the self-immolations, and the rapes and murders. They have not spared one minute to imagine the horror that would descend upon a human person as the video of the expressionless white face played out, telling … Continue reading Killer Video

Nhulunbuy and the future of a remote township: an open letter to State Capitalism

Nhulunbuy and the future of a remote township: an open letter to State Capitalism. In a former life, I mapped the township of Nhulunbuy for the national mapping program, and have followed its fortunes and failings ever since.  It would, of course, be a great shame to leave this community to rot once its ‘useful life’  for resource extraction and on-selling has come to a close… Pressed This well-articulated interrogation from Fieldnotes & Footnotes, with thanks (hope you don’t mind…). Continue reading Nhulunbuy and the future of a remote township: an open letter to State Capitalism

MLK

On the other side of the World, the US is waking up to April 4.  On this day, forty-six years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot in the face and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.  In all likelihood, this murder was perpetrated by a band of ‘powerful’ evil men with small minds and no souls. This little post is my acknowledgement and reminder of that horrific and barbarous act, of a society that allows these things to happen, of the struggles of one man against a sea of hatred, apathy, and constant injustice. It was a long time ago.  And … Continue reading MLK