Category Archives: Australia
Australia is the name of an island continent in the southern hemisphere, between the pacific and Indian oceans. Europeans arrived in great numbers starting on January 26 1788. Extensive conflict with the original peoples ( who had been living there for at least 40,000 years) has continued in different forms to the present day. No peace treaty has ever been signed.
I went to Rainbow Serpent Festival. Less than an hour later I left.
By the time they asked me for my ticket I was about to ask for a refund, the only reason i didn’t ask is because I knew they would refuse. I mean the place basically looks like a tarted up disaster relief camp. And just like a third world economy where one would expect such squalor the rulers of it all were taking in about a million dollar a day. Worst of all the only thing that people weren’t being forced to pay for was using the toilets. Showers $4, after paying $100- $300 just to be there they want you to pay for a shower. That’s real third world warlord stuff right there. Just really greedy narrow minded pricks at the top.
Why is it so shit?
Basically its microcosm of the world around it, the organizers know no real alternative vision apart from lining their own pockets.
Private fiefdom and police state
They actually searched every car going in creating delays and basically being obtrusive. They absolutely refused anyone to be able to cook for them selves no fires no gas bottles.
Of course this is so they have a captive market for food stalls that they can get ground rent for. Absolutely no one could sell anything with out permission and paying the fee in order to do so.
An hour waiting to get in.
Their schedule (a glorified excel spreadsheet) lists sunset at 5:30, really?
Overbearing rude security guards
These fucktards seem to get off casually throwing out dictates at whim and generally mouthing off.
fuck off signs every where
After the onslaught of an hour waiting to get into the place the rude security guards and the fuck off signs seemingly everywhere ( artists only, organizers only) you then realize it nothing more than a small closed and controlled economy. The only respite from miserable oppression would be getting drunk and stoned, but sadly not even this is safe with police patrolling and waiting to pounce on people with drug and booze buses
Inviting the police to a festival where people like to use recreational drugs
WTF were they thinking. They were thinking the police are just another group to sell off the ticket holders too.
I mean because I’m connected I got a free ticket but seriously why would any one pay $100- $300 to go to a festival which is basically a command economy and fascist police state with no flushing toilets.
Forget Woodstrock or Isle of Wight, there is no chance any current festival in this country will spark or be a magnet for counter culture, these places are just a place for hipsters and Trustafarians to preen then selves and strut around, its all really sad. It rather pay $25 for a private underground bush doof than a wank off festival.
Tyrants love exploiting human decency and rules of etiquette, stop giving them this latitude and start restating the rules, no exceptions.
The majority in a democracy do not pander to the minority, doing so is more common in despotism. So if you want despotism keep pandering to the extreme minority.
Apparently the flag being held up at the Lindt cafe in Martin Place, Sydney has Arabic writing on it, although some people are already suggesting that that doesn’t mean anything and the perpetrators could be just random stupid people, rather than Islamic terrorists.
Well, there are plenty random and stupid people in this world, so lets have a look at some of the other options. For example :
Which would suggest that these guys ware behind it:
But as that wasn’t the flag, it was probably not the hippies, although they are often random and sometimes stupid.
How about this one:
Which would suggest these guys:
Too busy smoking, man.
It’s always a possibility, but Buddhists are generally not stupid, so that would be surprising.
Or his gay lover, this guy :
Mind you, we cannot prove they have nothing to do with it, but how likely ?
This leaves us with one more option:
Grumpy Cat loves to make people miserable, but would be too lazy to carry out such an operation. Plus she is pretty smart.
This actual flag in the window:
Sometimes a flag is not a false flag.
Lindt cafe in martin place Sydney now apparently contains hostages forced to hold their hands against the windows. Some hostages are being forced to hold flags bearing the Islamic ‘shahada’.
Parts of Sydney CBD have been evacuated, state and federal police attempting to deal with the siege.
AFP were about to hold a press conference relating to anti terror operations they had conducted in western Sydney that morning but cancelled the press conference due to the siege.
Seige ended, 2 hostages dead, Islamic terrorist dead, several wounded.
Islamisc terrorism apologists out in force with cognitive dissonance . Stockholm syndrome and useful idiots are using hashtag #illridewithyou. Islamic terrorists have been encouraged with the idea that 1 terrorist can besiege a city for an entire day and the following day the infidels are ready to be the servants of the terroists muslims.
It sounds like a good idea, lets all be friends on an equal footing all with the same rights. Certainly sounds fair, but we all didn’t get here at about the same time, by the same means , or in the same circumstances. Some of us have root going back thousands of years to the dawn of civilization, some just got off a gunboat 8 generations ago and acted like it too.
Think of it like this:
You are having a family party at your home, rather quiet, just the family.Then all of a sudden hundreds of people burst through the front door and literally start going mad, they tear up the garden and start selling your possessions and even start selling tickets to even more people that start coming. You keep telling them to all leave and that the house is yours and you didn’t invite any of them and they have no permission to be there. every time you complain the gatecrashers say you don’t have a ticket so what you say doesn’t matter. The people selling the tickets realize your complaints are hurting ticket sales so they offer you tickets for free just to shut you up. The ticket is red and has a big white R on it. Do you accept the ticket? Do you realize accepting the ticket will really hurt you chances of a damages law suit against the gate crashers
Yes that’s right by accepting the R ticket you will be agreeing that you are just another gatecrasher and have so land-rights or any special historical connection to the land.
Yes it is a racist rights and real estate robbery, its signing up to be robbed.
Come on, lets be smart, if Tony Abbott really wants this it has to be bad for us, that logic works 9 time out of 10 regardless of what the topic is.
Get a treaty not a second class citizenship.
Objections to a planned ISIS terrorist recruitment center (Mosque) in Bendigo have been discriminatory and racist, a lawyer for Bendigo Council has told Victoria’s planning umpire.
Security risk of Islamo-fascist fortresses.
Of the new islamic fortresses (mosques) initiated this year 100% are 0-10km from an airport/airfield/RAAF base.
And no one finds this is suspicious and worth ASIOs attention instead of the Local Councils rubber stamp?
• Mareeba (Marreeba airfield + 4hrs drive /short flight to Lavarack – Barracks &RAAF base Townsville),
• Penrith (Glenbrook RAAF base),
• Bendigo (mosque borders airport, 1hr drive/short flight to Puckapunyal Army & RAAF base), Currumbin (6km to GC Airport),
• Kalgoorlie Boulder (airport & explosives school),
• Sunshine Coast (Airport),
• Toowoomba’s first mosque opened this year & is 1 minute to the airbase that is home to 210 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets’ ! and a couple of minutes flight from there (33 mins by car) to Oakey Army Aviation base.
• I know they are building & enclaving in Tarneit/Truganina which happen to be adjacent to the RAAF bases at Laverton & Point Cook in Victoria.
I just can’t believe we aren’t treating this as hostile!
They are strategically positioning to take out many of our air defences & army bases.
For more information:
IPAN open letter to the PM and Defence Minister regarding treatment of Swan Island Peace Convergence activists
IPAN open letter to the PM and Defence Minister regarding treatment of Swan Island Peace Convergence activists
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Open letter to the Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott and the Defence Minister Mr David Johnston
The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) bring together over 50 community based peace and justice organisations across Australia.
We wish to express our grave concern regarding the alleged actions of SAS personnel, towards a small group of peaceful protesters at Swan Island military base on the 2nd October.
It is our understanding the Swan Island Peace Convergence group has protested Australian involvement in foreign wars over the past 5 years with protesters treated lawfully and peacefully by the ADF and the Victorian Police Force.
We in the IPAN are concerned that the tactics used this time, which include hooding, stripping of clothing, physical and verbal violence from ADF personnel reflect the Australian government’s current policies which restrict civil liberties on the basis of the threat of terrorism to Australian citizens.
The actions of the ADF personnel are reminiscent of the treatment of prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison in 2004 by US troops, and indeed correlate with a number of inquiries into treatment of civilians by ADF personnel during Australian military engagement in Afghanistan.
We ask, are our young men and women in the ADF being trained to commit war crimes?
When viewed in the context of the government’s decision to send Australian forces into Iraq for the 3rd time we express our concern that the people of our country are being constrained in their democratic rights to protest this engagement as it potentially grows into a major war.
The members of IPAN request that findings of the investigation by the Department of Defence into the actions of members of the ADF at Swan Island be made public.
Annette Brownlie on behalf of the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network
Medical Assn. for the Prevention of War
Lorel Thomas-Victorian Peace and Social Justice Network of Quakers.
Nick Deane- Marrickville Peace Group
Mr Norm Bullen- Just Peace Qld
Dr Chris Haw-Physicians against War
Peter Arndt Executive Officer-Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of Brisbane
Professor Alison Broinowski
Joan Jenkins-Bunbury Peace Group.
Australian Anti-Bases Coalition- Denis Doherty
Peter Murphy – Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition
Jim Green- Friends of the Earth
Beverley Polzin- Quaker
Stephen Darley-Campaign Against Foreign Military Bases (SA)
Peter D Jones, Tasmania Quaker Peace & Justice Committee (Hobart)
Philippine Australia Solidarity Assn
Philippine Caucus for Peace
Kathy Damm- Qld Quakers
Frances Kendall-Just Peace
Ruth Russell WILPF
Willy Bach- Standfast
Rosemary Morrow Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute
Bevan Ramsden- Newcastle Peace Group
John Hughes- Early Works
Rev Simon Moyle
Rev Alan Matheson AM
Michael Henry- Just Peace
Shirley Winton- Spirit of Eureka Vic
Prof Richard Tanter
Daniel Brown Rite of Strings
Annie Didcott WILPF ACT
Bob Briton-General Secretary Communist Party of Australia
David Bradbury- Frontline Films
Roger Keyes- Adelaide Quaker meeting
Ann Rees- Adelaide Quaker meeting
Dr Janet Bodycomb MAPW Vic
Ross Battison Vic
Michael Hamel-Green- MAPW
Julie Marlow- Australian Anti-bases Coalition
Hannah Middleton- Independent Activist
Anne Lane -Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace
The Hon Sandra Kanck
Boyette Jurcales- Ban the Bases
Father Claude Mostowik- Pax Christi
Kay Mc Padden
Irene Gale AM
Margaret Jacobs- Member of Women in Black
May Kotsakis – Philippines Australia Solidarity Association.
Berlin Guerrero – Philippine Caucus for Peace
George Kotsakis – Migrante Australia
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network
PO Box 573 Coorparoo Brisbane 4151 Ph: 0431597256
While trying to make the case that Gough Whitlam’s policy success are thanks to the Greens, (which did not exist at the time and Whitlam was never a member of) The greens have produce this rather shameful poster.
This really speaks volumes about the Greens, totally opportunistic, with gutter level morality and absolutely no sense of tact.
In this spirit of this shameful act on the memory of a man dead but not even buried yet, we put the shoe on the other fott and give to the greens another great progressive, Joe Hockey.
Most interestingly during the media frenzy around the passing of Whitlam there has been little mention of the constitutional crisis at the time of his sacking, because that would bring up the fact Australia has a constitution, and people might actually start asking questions about the limits of governmental powers it imposes. Fortunately the Greens will never attempt to claim credit for our work.
Its hard to believe its been 3 years. Somehow it seems longer, somehow it feels shorter.
What has changed in that time, the federal government changed from Labour to Liberal and nothing changed for the better, because while a government allows a reserve bank to exist the reserve bank is in control, not the government.
We learned about the illogical and poisonous aspects of the political left.
We learned about how the political right are complete sold out to large corporations.
We learned about how the laws that give fiat currency value are just as corrupt and hollow as the fake money it supports.
We learned its an information war, a battle for the hearts and minds of the people.
We changed the conversation, we got people talking about things they never talked about before, or were even afraid to talk about.
We put up with a lot of hardships, the harassment from Victoria Police, Melbourne City Council, and agent provocateurs, it was tiring, cold , wet and messy and at times dangerous.
BUT, it was totally worth it.
We went through as lot to spread a message but it’s up to you to hear the message and act upon it accordingly.