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Assange Detained Arbitrarily for 8 years for Publishing Evidence of War Crimes and Human Rights Violations

Everyone has the right to a fair hearing.  From my perspective Julian Assange took steps to make visible what was happening behind closed doors.  Snowden did the same.  From my perspective as a citizen, whilst I didn’t feel the need to go through all that was released, I realised that citizens were… Continue reading

Rupert Murdoch, CIA and Conservative Influence – is it Good, Bad or Ugly?

The issue with media interference in politics is the lack of ethics in politicians and this impetus to win at any cost.  It completely undermines the principles of democracy which is about the will of the people.  In truth it is anti-democratic conduct and distortions in the media to influence people to think… Continue reading

Are Cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) about Curtailing Freedom of Speech?

I just noticed I wrote Australian Broadcasting Commission not Corporation, that has to do with my age.  When I was young it was called this.  What is really obvious now I look to see and see to look is that it is a corporation.  That means it can trade.  This is… Continue reading

Nothing Comes from Violence

In truth change does occur but the question is – what sort of change do you want?  There are dynamics here that I am exploring whilst writing this. On face value Sting (music below) is right, yet under the surface tension the opposite emerges.  The calls for peace were heard loudest after WWII.… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong”

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