Information Clearing House 11 October 2013: Sydney’s Week-long Military Extravaganza Foreshadows New Wars

11 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Foreigners Train Syrian Rebels in Afghanistan to Use Chem Weapons – Russian Foreign Minister

By RT

“Al-Nusra Front is planning to smuggle toxic compounds and relevant specialists into Iraqi territory to stage terrorist attacks there this time,” Lavrov said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36498.htm

 

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Bradley Manning / Wikileaks Newslinks 11 May 2013

11 May 2013 — williambowles.info

 

The good soldier – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

In part, The Passion of Bradley Manning can be read as a biography. Manning, a talented but troubled computer geek, enlisted in the army (perhaps because of an unhappy relationship with his father) and, despite struggling as a recruit, somehow ended up …

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-good-soldier-20130509-2j8pw.html

 

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Hold the front page! We need free media, not an Order of Mates By John Pilger

9 May 2013 — John Pilger

The other day, I stood outside the strangely silent building where I began life as a journalist. It is no longer the human warren that was Consolidated Press in Sydney, though ghosts still drink at the King’s Head pub nearby. As a cadet reporter, I might have walked on to the set of Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page. Men in red braces did shout, “Hold the front page”, and tilt back their felt hats and talk rapidly with a roll-your-own attached indefinitely to their lower lip. You could feel the presses rumbling beneath and smell the ink. 

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New John Pilger film, Utopia, to be broadcast on ITV and released worldwide

29 April 2013 — John Pilger

Eleven miles by ferry from Perth is Western Australia’s “premier tourist destination”. This is Rottnest Island, whose scabrous wild beauty and isolation evoked for me Robben Island in South Africa. Empires are never short of devil’s islands; what makes Rottnest different, indeed what makes Australia different, is a silence and denial on an epic scale.

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Anonymous calls for shut-down of TrapWire to start this Saturday

16 August, 2012, 22:51 — RT

Anonymous vs Trapwire: ‘We must, at all costs, shut this system down’

As details surface about a futuristic and frightening global surveillance network called TrapWire, members of the Anonymous collective are calling for citizens everywhere to voice their opposition and help end the system beginning this Saturday.

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How the Chosen Ones ended Australia’s Olympic Prowess and Revealed a Secret Past By John Pilger

8 August, 2012 — Global ResearchJohn Pilger

The ferries that ply the river west of Sydney Harbour bear the names of Australia’s world champion sportswomen. They include the Olympic swimming gold-medalists Dawn Fraser and Shane Gould, and runners Betty Cuthbert and Majorie Jackson. As you board, there is a photograph of the athlete in her prime, and a record of her achievements. This is vintage Australia. Often shy and never rich, sporting heroes were nourished by a society that, long before most other countries, won victories for ordinary people: the first 35-hour working week, child benefits, pensions, secret ballots and, with New Zealand, the vote for women. By the 1960s, Australians had the most equitable spread of personal income in the world. In modern-day corporate Australia, this is long forgotten. “We are the chosen ones,” sang a choir promoting the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 2 August 2011

2 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in Sydney for Dangerous assignment
Cumberland Courier Newspapers
They will join others and the audience in negotiating a range of dangerous ideas including, that: Wikileaks has not gone far enough; Footballers are Barbarians not role models; Psychopaths Make the World Go Around; Ecstasy is No More Dangerous Than …
http://southern-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-in-sydney-for-dangerous-assignment/

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The invasion of Australia – official at last By John Pilger

1 July 2011 — John Pilger

The City of Sydney has voted to replace the words ‘European arrival’ in the official record with ‘invasion’. The deputy lord mayor, Marcelle Hoff, says it is intellectually dishonest to use any other word in describing how Aboriginal Australia was dispossessed by the British. ‘We were invaded,’ said Paul Morris, an Aboriginal adviser to the council. ‘It is the truth and it shouldn’t be watered down. We wouldn’t expect Jewish people to accept a watered-down version of the Holocaust, so why should we?’

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