Melbourne’s inner north suburb of Coburg became a flash point for tensions in the on going polarization between Melbourne traditional Marxist/socialist leaning groups and the emerging nationalist/anti immigration/anti muslim protest groups. Melbourne and Bendigo have seen a series ongoing escalating clashes between these groups over the past 12 months. In these clashes it seems the Marxists sought to initiate the violence, which is somewhat typical for leftists. Apparently 1.7 million dollars was spend by Victoria police on preparation for this event, with staff being brought in from many divisions. The violence was brief but intense and broken up with OC (capsicum) spray deployed by Victoria police. These protest clashes show no signs of deescalating, and Victoria police seemingly being stretched to the limit to control them. Where to from here? Well the Occupy movements were an attempt to sort out issues in a peaceful civilized (though slow and clumsy) manner, and state forces brutally crushed them. Now the state have made this form of ‘dispute resolution’ inevitable. Now OC orange is the new black, and equal rights have give way to right hooks. It’s the world you choose, and we hope you don’t regret your choices later on.
From the 7 news affiliate, largely from Marxist group perspective.
From the ‘He said his dad works at pine gap’ affiliates perspective, largely of the brawl. Looks like you got lucky Benjamin. The audio is somewhat poor, being punctuated with the sound of the still shot bursts.
That’s some video of the event, make up you own mind about who did what and when.
The website link was not searchable but we got our IT department on to it.
and in case it disappears as does a lot of dissent its all replicated here:
And those Pdf’s
I looks like this is relating to refusal to investigate serious frauds relating to the GFC and a some large company collapses. Investigate banks it’s right up our alley.
Despite much of Auckland’s CBD being shut down with multiple intersection sit-ins and even the iconic Auckland harbor bridge likewise shut down, John Key signed the TPPA deal locking New Zealand into onerous binding trade agreements.
Most likely this spells the death blow for the struggling New Zealand economy, which some pundits argue never really recovered for the 1987 Wall street stock market crash. New Zealand is another Greece in the making, with multinational corporate vultures already circling the trapped prey.
For New Zealand now the TPPA is law, but for how long will the law be respected in New Zealand?
Russian activists attempt to stop people driving on the sidewalk near a gas station.
Several things about this protest action are quite surprising.
1: People, with out any physical force, just the threat of shaming violators, can affect a change in behavior.
2: About half of people will change their ways when just faced with shame or minor inconvenience.
3: The most serious offenders are people who are truly obnoxious.
4: Government officials are very likely to break the rules, at 3:14 a Russian internal affairs spokesman arrives and then reverses back out again, rules are made for the government to break.
And in completely unrelated fashion we add the logo and website for a nationwide register for sex offenders.
Russia begins to lose support for the war despite all the propaganda. Could this be the start of Maiden style protests in Russia. More and more evidence of Yukanovich’s dirty deals with Russia and the oligarchs are emerging. Russia has had a similar history of oligarch control, so are Russians beginning to wake up to the possibility that change is achievable, and that freedom is a spreading contagion. Can Russians overthrow their own oligarchy like the Ukrainians have done? The first step is to see through all the lies, propaganda and fear-mongering.
This great article shows the bravery to confront force with peace and deescalate a volatile situation, an the propaganda creating the conflict where none existed.
Mrs Mamchur, who is herself half Russian, blamed a ceaseless barrage of Kremlin propaganda for creating and stoking artificial tensions between ethnic Russians and others, especially Ukrainians and Tatars, on the peninsula.
Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine are really one slavic people,” said the Colonel. “The divisions are only formalities. Whoever gave the order for this operation set brother against brother. It’s a crazy situation.
Colonel Yuri Mamchur on the Russian military occupation of Ukrainian Crimea.
On the day Victorian government was debating laws to effectively criminalize protest , protestors for Ukraine democracy met at the exact place where Robert Doyle’s Melbourne City Council brutally crushed a democracy Movement called Occupy Melbourne.
This may actually be Victoria’s last protest where protest is legal.
Yet another irony is the Ukrainian situation protest was also made illegal recently.
So I’m sure we’d love for you to have democracy Ukraine, but we don’t have it our selves.
How to show your alarm to the deteriorating situation in your country after a civil rights crack down.
Make some noise, show that people are concerned, show that things are not normal. Show that what happened was (and still is ) not acceptable.
Good luck to the people in Turkey, I hope you get the changes you are seeking.
Monsanto is a mega corporation which was founded in 1901.
Its key market is the agricultural sector and focused on pesticides and synthetics until around 1983 when they announced that they had successfully genetically modified a plant cell.
Much of Monsanto’s modern marketing has targeted the need to grow food almost anywhere on the planet, it’s quite an exciting idea, cheap crops that can be grown in the most extreme conditions.
Hey if this is true then whats the problem?
There are several issues that come into the spotlight.
- Commercial distribution of Monsanto products has only flooded the market in the past 50 years, So we are still the guinea pigs.
- Monsanto product is modified to prevent fruits & vegetables from reproducing seeds.
- Patents taken out on seeds means the idea of food can be owned.
- Their monopoly on the market is pushing organic farmers out of business.
- Suspicious bypassing of government regulations in local markets.
- Their food doesn’t taste the same as nature intended it, a lot of their food tastes like nothing and the list goes on.
Just like many other multi national corporations, Monsanto uses their power to pursue government officials and organisations such as the world trade organisation and international monetary fund to completely reform trading system to allow access into a market and push out local businesses with often money and resources that lots of countries just don’t have.
Farmers world wide were at the front of the anti-globalisation movement in the late 90s trying to get the world to act on the threat for these mega corporations, the weight that these mega corporations have on local markets often makes it impossible to complete and killing local industry especially organics.
Monsanto is the world’s largest seed company (global market share: 27%) and owns over four fifths of the planet’s genetically modified (GM) seed and is listed as Forbes 16th most innovative company in the world.
People world wide are demanding more answers about what they are being fed and farmers and customers are worried that fair competition and choice is a thing of the past.
On May the 25th people around the world will be protesting in the local cities to raise awareness about Monsanto and our food supplies and protest governments which allow them into local markets and destroy farmers lives.
If you want to help organise the event message us or visit https://www.facebook.com/monsantomarchmelbourne