Australia Beckons a War with China By John Pilger

12 April 2017 — John Pilger

Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China. Wars can happen suddenly in an atmosphere of mistrust and provocation, especially if a minor power, like Australia, abandons its independence for an “alliance” with an unstable superpower.

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The message of Anzac: Put out more flags, or shut up By John Pilger

28 April 2015 — John Pilger

anzac_day.JPGFollowing a week in Australia in which the words “heroes” and “heroism” bobbed on a tsunami of raw propaganda, a tribute is due to two unrecognised heroes. The first is Ray Jackson, who died on 23 April.

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The “Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the “Sydney Siege” By Tony Cartalucci

16 December 2014 — Land Destroyer Report

Suspect had multiple aliases, granted political asylum by Australian government, interviewed by Australian media, spent years as fake pro-Western “Shia’a cleric” condemning Iran and Syria before recently “converting” to Sunni and supporting ISIS.

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Apartheid Australia Backs Apartheid Israel By Gideon Polya

15 June 2014 — 4th Media

Dear fellow humanitarians,

An Apartheid Australia with an ongoing Aboriginal Genocide backs Apartheid Israel with its ongoing Palestinian Genocide.

A politically correct racist (PC racist) Apartheid Australia under an extreme right wing, pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, human rights-abusing, anti-Indigenous, anti-environment Coalition government has moved to be the world’s leading supporter after the US of race-based, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel.

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Former US intelligence contractor speaks on 1975 Australian coup By Mike Head

24 March 2014 — WSWS

Christopher Boyce: “Snowden is a very brave man”

Christopher Boyce, who was jailed for 25 years for leaking information about US spying and political destabilisation operations against the Whitlam Labor government in Australia during 1974 and 1975, was interviewed on Australian public broadcaster SBS’s “Dateline” program last month.

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Once again, Australia is stealing its Indigenous children By John Pilger

21 March 2014 — John Pilger

The tape is searing. There is the voice of an infant screaming as he is wrenched from his mother, who pleads, “There is nothing wrong with my baby. Why are you doing this to us? I would’ve been hung years ago, wouldn’t I? Because [as an Australian Aborigine] you’re guilty before you’re found innocent.” The child’s grandmother demands to know why “the stealing of our kids is happening all over again”. A welfare official says, “I’m gunna take him, mate.”

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The forgotten coup – and how the godfather rules from Canberra to Kiev By john Pilger

16 March 2014 — John Pilger

Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.

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Witch-hunt against Australian ABC escalates over refugee torture allegations By Mike Head

8 February 2014 — WSWS

As evidence continues to emerge indicating that the Australian navy may have assaulted refugees, deliberately causing burns, during operations to force them back to Indonesia, the government is intensifying its witch-hunt of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for reporting the accusations.

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Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia By John Pilger

19 December 2013 — John Pilger

In the late 1960s, I was given an usual assignment by the London Daily Mirror’s editor in chief, Hugh Cudlipp. I was to return to my homeland, Australia, and “discover what lies behind the sunny face”. The Mirror had been an indefatigable campaigner against apartheid in South Africa, where I had reported from behind the “sunny face”. As an Australian, I had been welcomed into this bastion of white supremacy. “We admire you Aussies,” people would say. “You know how to deal with your blacks.”

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A new John Pilger film, Utopia, is now showing in UK cinemas

15 November 2013 — John Pilger

One of the most extraordinary films about Australia is soon to be released in the UK. This is Utopia, an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Continue reading this...

The brutal past and present are another country in secret Australia By John Pilger

5 November 2013 — John Pilger

The corridors of the Australian parliament are so white you squint. The sound is hushed; the smell is floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the cartoon portraits of prime ministers and rows of Aboriginal paintings, suspended on white walls, their blood and tears invisible.

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‘Rocking the Foundations’ — the story of Australia’s pioneering red-green trade union

14 August 2013 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

An outstanding historical account of the “Green Bans” first introduced by the communist-led New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in the 1970s in response to community demand to preserve inner-city parkland and historic buildings. One of the first women to be accepted as a builders labourer, filmmaker Pat Fiske in 1985 traced the development of a union whose social and political activities challenged the notion of what a union should be. Continue reading this...

Enemies of the People: Georgina Rinehart By Branford Perry

8 August 2013 — Hipokrisy Monitor

Get to know your ruling class!

In the huge barrel of plutocratic arrogance rotten apples don’t come much bigger than Gina Rinehart, the cantankerous, cheap, and mean-spirited Australian mining heiress for whom Randian hyper individualism and the law of the jungle come as naturally as breathing.

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Australian Immigration – the Snowden Link? By Murray Hunter

1 August 2013 — Dissident Voice

With the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship already under siege over the treatment of refugees in detention camps, deaths in custody, and the abandonment of the principals of the UN Convention on refugees in regards to boat people, another disturbing aspect of the department’s handling of its portfolio is emerging with the recent appointment of VFS Global as the sole processing partner of visa applications for entry into Australia.

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