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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

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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.

Signed:

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

Georgia Murphy-SafeGround.

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

Graeme Dunstan-Peacebus

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

Dale Hess

Rosemary Morrow Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute

Bevan Ramsden- Newcastle Peace Group

Romina Beitseen

John Hughes- Early Works

Rev Simon Moyle

Rev Alan Matheson AM

Joan Kitchen

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

Paul Malone

Margaret OÇallaghan

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

Maureen McKeown

Kay Mc Padden

Irene Gale AM

Margaret Jacobs- Member of Women in Black

Pip Hinman

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

Australia implements ‘Steve’s law’

Following pressure from a fringe religious group called ‘the servants of Steve’ , the Australian government has buckled to pressure from the group because of it’s control of Australia’s electrical distribution system.

Steve’s Law is a comprehensive legal system which in many ways conflicts with the constitution and many federal and state laws.

 

Death penalty:

• Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Book of Steve is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Steve is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Steve, the moon god of Steve is punishable by death.

Food:

• Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Steve – i.e., be Steve approved.

*All food must be Steve approved no matter who might eat it and Steve certification fees are collected by servants of Steve.

Perjury and dishonesty
• Servants of Steve should engage in being deceptive and lie to non-servants of Steve to advance Steve.

Marriage and family law.
• A servant of Steve who becomes a non- servant of Steve is punishable by death.
• A non-Servant of Steve who leads a servant of Steve away from Steve is punishable by death.
• A non-Servant of Steve man who marries a servant of Steve woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.

Women basically have no rights:
• Girls’ clitoris should be cut (per Steve’s words in Book 41, Steve’s awesome book, Steve’s addendum 5251).
• A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Steve can have more.
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman’s testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man’s.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to chaos.
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.

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Does it all sound too crazy?

If you replace electrical distribution system with petroleum supply, ‘servant of Steve’ with Muslim, and Steve with Islam/Allah it’s all actually correct.

Now how do you feel about Shari’a law and the demands for its creeping imposition.

This is why people fear the spread of Islam and mosques in Australia

This is why people fear the spread of Islam and mosques in Australia

3 days of Islam in Australia

 

Just In 3 days these news stories for Islam in Australia.

Just In 3 days these news stories for Islam in Australia.

 

This is why people fear the spread of Islam and mosques in Australia

This is why people fear the spread of Islam and mosques in Australia

Victoria

Bendigo mosque wants to remove restrictions including opening hours, limits on political discussion and a cap on the number of worshipers.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/2528866/mosque-group-seeking-changes/

Limiting political discussion in a mosque may be unconstitutional. Sorry I believe the  Corneloup case set the precedent for the occupy case,  the term burdening as not being interfering,  but sure demand a double standard.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bendigo-mosque-permit-condition-may-be-unconstitutional-says-judge-20140815-104mln.html

 

New South Wales

Liverpool, Sydney; mosque auctions ISIS flag for $2000. But they try to tell you they are not connected to terrorism.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/hate-for-sale-as-muslim-flag-adopted-by-jihadists-goes-to-auction-at-sydney-mosque/story-fni0cx12-1227050847756?nk=2abd62f704b0dc421e7786066eb6a5b8

 

Queensland

 

Underwood, Brisbane; federal police raid Islamic bookstore, firearm seized, apparently a makeshift shooting range was inside. Nine other warrants executed in the Brisbane area.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/logan-islamic-centre-raided-by-australian-federal-police-20140910-10eunu.html

 

 

Currumbin, Gold Coast; Mosque gets approval despite significant protest from locals.

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/the-gold-coast-city-councils-planning-committee-has-recommended-a-controversial-currumbin-mosque-be-approved-sparking-anger-from-100plus-protesters-at-the-meeting/story-fnj94idh-1227053394815

 

Federal and state government

Terror level close to being raised. I wonder why?

http://www.news.com.au/national/top-cop-ken-lay-warns-risk-of-terror-attack-on-australian-soil-as-high-as-postseptember-11-asio-considers-raising-threat-level/story-fncynjr2-1227053099713

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-09/asio-seriously-considering-raising-australia27s-terror-threat-/5731800

Pakistani pedophiles rape 1400 kids in 16 years: Rotherham UK

The more disturbing elements to this case are the following:

Authorities refused to act due to fears of being branded a racist, because perpetrators were Pakistani in origin.

Pedophiles were transporting children to be abused in a network style operation.

Fathers attempting to rescue their children were arrested by police.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/live/2014/aug/26/rotherham-abuse-report-finds-1400-children-were-victims-live-coverage

religon of pedosGo on, go and join ISIS, so you get your guts splattered all over the desert.

New Jersey police caught on camera assaulting citizen

Over six months ago this story emerged but despite the whole’ hands up don’t shot’ theme clearly displays here very little in the media frenzy. Police caught out by their own cameras. Its either the police are too stupid to remember this or the footage get ‘lost’ or redacted when its looking too bad for the cops.

Well this footage didn’t get’ lost’, and ultimately exonerated the citizen, police clearly are in deep trouble now. Occasionally in the internal squabbles behind the scenes in the police/courts/lawyer matrix, someone has an axe to grind and  they throw one of their own to the dogs.

http://7online.com/archive/9440401/

Special reminder to police: video cameras are commonplace now days (built into most mobile phones) and people have a habit of filming controversial events and then uploading them for all to see. You can’t win the court case if you lost the media war.

Video evidence is almost undeniable in court.

I wonder how long it will  be before our local Victoria police are again caught on camera assaulting the public for no good reason.

Prevent the political sacrifice of a victim of crime

This man received serious head injuries as a result of being assaulted by a wanted criminal attempting to steal a hand gun.

Don’t let cognitive dissonance cloud your thinking

Don’t let the Marxist and thugs win the media war or allow the political sacrifice of a man trying to save his own life.

https://www.gofundme.com/OfficerWilsonFundraiser

Here at occupy we saw real heavy handed unprovoked use of force by police. We were beaten, robbed, harassed and slandered. When did we resort to looting or violent assaults on the public, never. We know what real injustice looks like and we know a Marxist media hijack when we see one. The tactics are always the same. Ignore and/or suppress facts, manipulate opinion, make illogical, emotionally laden arguments, ad-hominem attacks on opponents and even on victims of serious crimes making a formal complaint.

Officer Wilson will possibly be partly blind in one eye for life, his opponents have always been willingly ‘one eyed’ for some time.

 

Pants up, Don’t loot.

 

 

Clive Palmer apologises to Chinese mongrels

 $orry…

 

1378607826568 redux

 

Clive Palmer has now shown what a shrewd operator he is. Many saw his apparent spray at the Chinese government as an off the cuff frustration as the QandA presenter pressured him on a commercial case he was embroiled in. Whether Clive realized it not (an we suspect with the money he has he can afford the best advice) he attacked at the most critical point.

Clive has shown he is able to legitimately convert financial power into political and media power.

This gave Clive Palmer two powerful weapons in his current cases against a Chinese business over money he is owed.

 

Mongrels, Bastards!

Palmer seemingly cornered, raises the stakes threatening to do the unthinkable.

Palmer seemingly cornered, raises the stakes threatening to do the unthinkable.

The Chinese government hates scandals.

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mongrel

In Australian  English ‘Mongrel’ means or mixed breed dog , applied to sports (particularly boxing) means tough aggressive man.

Mike Tyson’s boxing style might be described as Mongrel, tough, aggressive, and lacking complex technique.

When translated, the term Mongrel means mixed or hybrid.

Chinese are very sensitive on questions of race and race mixing and genealogy.

Bastard looses nothing in the translation but is generally considered more offensive in China than here, as the Chinese are very conservative in family matters.

Chinese are also very sensitive to insults in general, so much effort is spend on keeping up good appearances (saving face) it becomes a significant distraction in day to day life.

Chinese people eats dogs and wealthy people eat more dogs that those who are poor. Chinese people realize westerners find the idea of eating dog objectionable seeing dogs  largely as beloved pets or animals of service. Even wild or feral dogs which are culled are not eaten in the west, eating dog s is seen as a cultural taboo through much of the west.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Bastard?s=t

Bastard also continues the theme of sexual improper conduct and adds in illegitimacy and despicable nature.

You have got more to loose than me. Game on!

You have got more to loose than me. Game on!

 

The most curious thing about the uses of these insults is that they are an anachronism even for someone of Clive Palmer’s age. The terms are now obscure in language generally, and are considered locally only mildly offensive.

So a mildly offensive remark in the Australian vernacular translates via a dog whistle (pun intended) to a highly offensive slur against a litigation opponent very much under control of the Chinese government. It entirely possible this scandal has reduced the resolve of Palmer’s opponent in the court case due to Chinese Government political pressure.  On the third party adjudicator side of the commercial case, the court is now under pressure to resolve the case in Palmer’s favor, as he is willing to damage trade relations with a very important international trade partner.  Palmer’s PUP party has a controlling wedge in the senate, able to block any legislation the opposition wont support. The opposition is unlikely to support Liberal/national policy because of its shock doctrine budget.

That’s a hell of a gambit by a man who can afford to move large pieces on the board.

They backed down, my stones are this big.

They backed down, my stones are this big.

 

Clive Palmer clearly is economically rational and hardly a man to do any thing without very careful precognition. Palmer openly admits he rarely attends the lower house where he is a member citing the fact his single vote there generally makes little difference in the outcomes. This in itself a dog whistle to the disenchanted vote who see both major parties as being out of touch and rightly seeing greens as being destructive Marxists. This was no accident, it was a carefully planned and disguised scandal to get leverage in his commercial case.

 

The apology was a week in forth coming so one can imagine the back room horse trading that was done to produce such an apology and smooth things over.

 

OK we can negotiate now.  How much did you say we owed you?

OK we can negotiate now.
How much did you say we owed you?

 

Billionaire mining magnates don’t apologize for free.

 

Best of I I'm tapping into nationalism and resentment of job losses to China, general dishonesty in Chinese business practices, and I'm dog whistling to the public that I'm a hero of the people strong enough to stand up against a bigger opponent.

Best of all I’m tapping into nationalism and resentment of job losses to China, general dishonesty in Chinese business practices, and I’m dog whistling to the public that I’m a hero of the people strong enough to stand up against a bigger opponent.

 

Clive Palmer now has significant leverage in his commercial case, after all he would not appear on a leftist echo chamber like QandA without a good reason.

Money is always a good reason.

*Scoring political points a good ancillary benefit.

 

 

If you prefer 'Return of the Jedi' as an analogy this is what more or less happened.

If you prefer ‘Return of the Jedi’ as an analogy this is what more or less happened.

ADMIN ADDITION:

How did the Chinese government feel about this?

Heres a clue, be sure to read the comment to this Chinese newspaper link.

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/877094.shtml

Justice Geoffrey Flick : MCC should be shot

Why?

this:

Justice Flick, one of three appeal judges, said he had reviewed footage of the removal of the tent dress and was shocked by what he saw.

“Those who made the directions for this conduct to be pursued should be shot. It’s grossly offensive,” he said.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/those-who-ordered-removal-of-protesters-dress-should-be-shot-says-shocked-justice-geoffrey-flick/story-fni0fit3-1227032506383

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Remember a knife was cutting the tent apart just inches from the back of Kerrsions neck during the incident. This knife (called a tool by Victoria Police) was provided to MCC workers by Victoria Police during the incident. One of the council workers refused to take part in the incident and walked away, though the remaining MCC workers and police mindlessly abused the young woman by tearing away her  clothes and leaving her in her underwear  on the grass.

 

This incident occurred the day after Victoria police were humiliated by the original tent monster action which saw Kerrison and two  other” tent monsters”  run around the park and  utterly demoralize Victoria police who felt like the fools that they were.

Clearly Victoria police don’t know the meaning of the phrase :”It’s all in good fun”

Banco Espirito Santo nationalised, debts jetisoned

BancoEspiritoSanto_app

 

Portugal’s largest bank has been bought by the government after toxic debts were discovered. Rather than stupidly bailing out the speculators and banking executives, the bank has been divided into two parts, the good part with all the assets, and the bad part with all the toxic debts for all the shareholders and speculators. This is effectively the same as finding the vandals on your wooden ship, making them a raft out of the wood they damaged, and them setting the vandals adrift on it, wishing them good luck knowing that it won’t help them.

Portugal has just invented the bailout we expected to happen in the USA following the GFC.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/04/banco-espirito-santo-bailout-eu-cash-portugal

 

Fun Fact: Australia was once referred to as ‘Espirito Santo’.

Wikileaks Oz-SEA corruption coverup exposed

Your aren’t allowed to know about what you aren’t allowed to know about.

In a truly big brother move the Australian government is trying to keep the suppression of information order itself secret.

What is next is secret prisons and secret prisoners.

 

From wikileaks.org  press release:

Australia-wide censorship order for corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam
WikiLeaks release: July 29, 2014
Blanket censorship order preventing reporting on Australia’s largest financial corruption case and any derived allegations against the current and former heads of state of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam and other senior officials.
The document also specifically bans publication of the order itself and the June 2014 affidavit of Australia’s newly appointed representative to the UN, Gillian Bird. The order was granted under “national security” grounds in order to “prevent damage to Australia’s international relations”. The order was issued following the indictment of seven senior executives related to the Reserve Bank of Australia. The case concerns allegations of multi-million-dollar payments to persons with high-level political connections in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia in order to secure contracts for the production of Australian plastic currency banknotes for these countries.

https://wikileaks.org/

 

1377186290240We end with the words of the god father of modern ‘conspiracy theory’ JFK, He was murdered in broad daylight, but that was just a co-incidence right…

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