Thursday, December 5, 2002

Demolishing Democracy

How Bob Carr, [ the Coalition of the Killing,] and Bin Laden gave birth to the NSW police state.

The [CIA false flag ]Bali bombings could not have come at a 'better time' for [the Coalition of the Killing and] Bob Carr and his project to bring an end to Westminster democracy in NSW.

The parliament has long been under the control of the executive, thanks to the combination of strict party discipline and an ineffective opposition. [And Noble Cause Corruption.]

Guideline sentencing, a timid Chief Justice and regular moral panics over'light sentences' keeps the judiciary in line. The 'fourth estate' has been rendered impotent by a supine and sycophantic parliamentary press gallery and by the simple expedient of handing the police ministry over to most extreme right wing shock-jock in the state.

The prisons are packed and new ones being built as fast as possible, the Wood Commission reforms have been rolled back and the Ombudsman and Police Integrity Commission nobbled.

Who is bad?

Super Rat? M5? M11? K8? N2? So I trust that some people who, with the photos and guns guessed that a jury would quickly establish a case against a profiled person whom, you just had a picture and a history of. Common knowledge? The government knew their victims would take the blame. Not just chess in court, 'moving around the pieces', but 'putting false evidence, or not enough evidence before the jury."

The community questions ICAC's slagging and fobbing you off?

Concerns have been raised about the investigative capacity of the New South Wales Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC), after revelations that a large number of people it has found to have acted corruptly have never been prosecuted in the courts.

Royal Commissions a wast of public money?

Upper House Liberal MP John Ryan has claimed in Parliament there is clear evidence that serious levels of corruption exist throughout the administration of the department. Mr Ryan outlined allegations yesterday of a governor blowing the cover of an inmate who was acting as an informant for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

A notorious prison officer has been put in charge of Corrective Services, in spite of adverse ICAC findings against him and an 'old style' NSW cop made Commissioner of Police, although the PIC had been told that he was the leader of the 'Black Knights', dedicated to blocking any reform of the NSW police.

The police themselves have more powers than at any time since the Rum Rebellion and a record number of citizens are now languishing in prison cells under conditions as abusive as any since the Nagle Royal Commission. But how could you run a law and order election campaign from here? Carr's achievements in turning a democracy into a police state already rival those of that other famous journalist-turned-politician, Benito Mussolini. What is left to crack down on?

The answer came in a flash. The same [false flag operation and call to arms] flash that extinguished 87 Australian lives at Kuta Beach.

The police and military could be joined under a Homeland Security Ministry, based on the model established by George Bush following the [false flag] September 11 attacks.

The draconian ASIO bill which had been stalled in Federal parliament for a year could be adapted for NSW police requirements and shoved through NSW parliament, granting Carr's crackpot police minister unheard of powers and freedom from all judicial oversight or review. But best of all, the war on terrorism [the Coalition of the Killing's illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East] gave Carr the perfect cover to terrorise dissenters. So he released his yapping attack dog.

Costa immediately swung into action, slandering a forum on civil disobedience as a plot to unleash violence against his police force. He went on to ensure that peaceful protesters against the WTO would feel the boot (and hooves) of NSW police aggression.

Soon he had joined with the Federal Justice Minister in a Stalinist plot to silence independent media on the internet, with open publishing websites such as IndyMedia and Active Sydney copping particular vilification.

"I think with the current climate we are in we have all got to be nervous all of the time," Costa told reporters. He is sure doing his bit to make sure we are.

The Premier himself was soon to join the fray, wielding the Bali bombing like a bludgeon against all who dared challenge him.

When Herald journalist, Margo Kingston, had the temerity to question the anti-democratic nature of the Terrorism (Police Powers) Bill 2002, Carr was quick to attack, falsely accusing her of blaming the Bali victims for their own deaths. Just to make sure everyone understood that his words had not been an accident, he repeated the lie later in an interview with 2GB's Chris Smith.

"These nosy reporters", simpered Smith, "they tend to ask questions".

Even the International Commission of Jurists was not safe from the wrath of the rampant Premier.

When Supreme Court Justice Dowd told the Senate that anti-terrorism laws were exploiting a climate of hysteria to abolish fundamental rights, Carr was quick to demonstrate how hysterical he could get.

"Can't John Dowd get it into his thick head that Bali occurred, that we have a problem here, that these threats are real?", he fumed.

Terrorism is not new to NSW, it has been here for at least two hundred years - as many Aboriginal Australians can attest. Bob Carr's new order just means that terrorism will now touch far more innocent people, not just those from marginalised and disempowered groups. In a sense, Carr has brought state terror to the masses.

So when Costa's stormtroopers drag you from your bed, parliament remains silent, the media calls you 'a suspected terrorist' and the judiciary stands by and does nothing, just think of the Premier and reflect that not all terrorists are foreigners bearing bombs.

By Michael Strutt and Gregory Kable 5 Dec 2002

Secret Rulers of the World 1-29


Australia: What about a bill of rights?
Margo Kingston: Hi. The deed is nearly done. By tonight, the NSW parliament will have passed new laws which allow police, on the say so of the police minister, to break-in to your house and search it, to strip search you, to search your vehicle, and to insist that you answer questions. The police minister is immune from scrutiny for whatever he authorizes and there’s no public disclosure of what is done under the new powers.

UN charter doesn't reflect new self-defence needs: Hill?
The Defence [War] Minister, Robert Hill, says the United Nations' charter needs to be changed to help countries defend themselves against potential threats. [?]

Middle Eastern: Specific Legislation
"If there is a target person the police would have powers in relation to that type of person," Mr Costa said. Asked what he meant by "type of person", Mr Costa said: "The example that's been given is if there's a description of somebody, an identikit photograph released by Interpol or other agencies ... these powers may well be exercised on that type of person."

Suspicious police are not trusted to terrorise the community
Short memory my friends when just around the corner police were out of control and now you want to trust Police in NSW to be given extraordinary powers to search vehicles, sites and even a general "type of person" in the event of a terrorism threat or after a terrorist attack.

Howard defends terror alert
Prime Minister John Howard says the Federal Government would not have issued a terror alert if it had not come from a credible source. (America?) Speaking for the first time since the Government revealed the warning, Mr Howard says he wants people to be more careful, but not to stop living. [As long as they don't go dancing in Bali? And sure we'll all be depressed for as long as John Howard and Bob Carr say so.]

Carr backs Fed Govt's terror alert
New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has defended the Federal Government's decision to issue a warning to Australians about a possible terrorist attack in Australia.

NSW Police Force may get 'special powers'
Civil libertarians are questioning the need for further anti-terrorism laws, which will be announced in the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday.

When Johnny comes marching home again: 'hoorah hoorah'
Posted on the Resistance web page Bronwyn Powell, an organiser of the youth-led mobilisation told Green Left weekly that "in the face of attacks on civil liberties, it is unfortunate that some union officials have felt they need to submit. It could set a negative precedent for upholding the hard-won right to demonstrate in the street."

Police show their real colours 'blue'
Several thousand people have marched through the centre of Sydney protesting against globalisation and the treatment of asylum seekers. Police provided the protesters with an escort despite refusing to issue permits for demonstrations.

Give peace a chance
PIERS AKERMAN DT 28 Nov 02: JUSTICE John Dowd should be removed from the bench. His crime? Stupidity. In a breath-taking display of hand-wringing sanctimonious morality, Dowd has condemned the State and Federal Governments' anti-terrorism measures, claiming they erode rights and give encouragement to oppressive regimes.

Bills, Bills and more Bills NSW Parliament deep in debt
NSW Parliament is unjustifiable creating intellectual debt, Academics, politicians, judges, lawyers and volunteers.

It is an absolute disgrace to: Undermine civil and democratic rights The event, hosted by a State MP Lee Rhiannon just a week before the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Sydney, has enraged Police Minister Michael Costa, who said using the House for the event was appalling. Upper House Greens MP Lee Rhiannon is hosting the forum for about 60 people in State Parliament's Jubilee Room on November 8.

The scavengers of terror
The NSW Government is to introduce increased police powers bill. Legislation giving New South Wales police special powers to deal with an emergency terrorist situation [emergency scapegoat situation] will be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament today.

Carr out of touch with public about new police powers
It will bring together 70 specialist staff such as [so called terrorism experts like Andrew Scipione ?] police, forensic experts and intelligence analysts [from the CIA and FBI ?] under the one roof to plan and prepare for a possible terrorist attack [false flag operation] in the state. At the same time, the Premier has also announced police will soon get extra powers to deal with terrorism. [State terror focused on dissent.]

Greens more of a human touch
What is a real job? Writes Political Reporter Malcolm Farr Daily Tele Article 11 Nov 2002. "It would start if candidates had a CV of real jobs, such as medicine (Senator Brown), or even zoo keeping (NSW Upper House Green Lee Rhiannon ). Which leaves the type of candidate summed up by Kerry Nettle, who was elected a NSW senator at the poll a year ago.

Koch's Skoff Channel 7' Sunrise
Charming when you run some one down like Zanny Begg member of the National Executive of Resistance using the power of National Media and the presenter is opinionated to go along with it.

The Australian Flag - Burn baby burn
If John Howard is not constitutional and racist. If our obligations to human rights are not being upheld, then burn baby burn the Australian flag in protest and start it with little Lucifer like a picture of Bob Carr.

About Protesting &: Corporate media, Ben English and Rachel Morris who spell their names in capitals? [Yes too right! Ordinary people some protesting against the occupation, murder and genocide of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. And you call yourselves reporters? You should hang your head in shame and go get jobs defending those poor innocent people. Shame on you!!!]