Allegedly speculation is rife in political circles about whether the Senate will follow the lead of the US Congress, and approve a 'free trade deal' [? Free Raid Deal], with the United States?
[Australia invades Iraq with the Coalition of the Killing and gets a free trade agreement with the USA in return. Black Money. Or should I say, with all the killing's, Red Money!]
What a sham! This is a ploy by Labor who, no doubt, who will approve the 'Free Raid Agreement' after Australia has spent Millions with the coalition of the killing occupying Iraq!
The US Senate was 'allegedly' undecided yet it quickly approved the FTA, although as Matt Kaye reports, not everybody was happy with the deal?
"After the US house overwhelmingly approved the trade deal, the US Senate moved quickly to pass it and send it to President Bush for signature. Some, including North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan voted no."
"There's almost no export benefits for our cattle and beef producers in this country with this free trade agreement, given Australia's relatively small population, its very large cattle herd."
"While Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander echoed the views of most senators on Australia."
"Our relationship can only grow stronger with this agreement. It's good for us, it's good for them."
"Alexander pointed out the deal will generate some $2 billion or more in new trade for both countries by 2010."
In Australia, Greens Leader Bob Brown says doesn't think there's enough support yet to defeat the trade deal in the Senate. But he says his party is planning a long-term campaign of resistance against it
"Well our position is totally opposed to the FTA on a range of counts; it's just not in Australia's interests, whether you look at the economical, environmental or social outcomes.
We're going to campaign against it all the way down the line to the Senate vote and on to the election.
"Australians do have a choice; they don't have to have rubber-stamping by the big parties."
And the Australian Democrats say they'll strongly oppose the agreement.
Agriculture spokesman, John Cherry says Australians should be deeply suspicious about its benefits, given the US Congress called it a 'slam dunk' for the country, and passed it with the biggest margin in history.
"We think the negotiating side let Australia down.
"It wasn't just the sugar producers; they let down a whole range of people by not negotiating hard enough.
"The fact that the US Congress has acknowledged this agreement is unambiguously in favour of the US, should make Australians very suspicious about this agreement."
Labor says it won't make a decision on whether to support the FTA until a Senate inquiry report is released on August 12?
But Australian's are not stupid? Labor won't take power without accepting the Free Raid Agreement. Labor are not unlike the Liberal Coalition when it comes to having to pay for the Australian forces (imperialist raid on Iraqi oil) and the Democrats and the Greens haven't got the support to defeat the 'Raid Deal' in the Senate without Labor's support.
What really upsets most Australians though is the fact that both the Labor and Liberal Coalition treat the community with contempt when they suggest that they need to look at the details of the agreement to see if it is in Australia's interests?
As though the community don't have the knowledge to know that this is just a 'ploy' to make the deal easier to accept and to pass. Like it was looked at and justified.
When in fact it was a 'ploy': Stated by both the US Senate and the Australian Senate about "whether the Senate's in both the US and Australia will approve a free trade deal" with the United States
Take Action to Stop the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement?
The Australian Government has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the USA that undermines fundamental social, cultural, environmental and democratic protection's which we all enjoy. It gives US corporationÕs new rights to challenge our laws, and unprecedented influence on everything from how much we pay for medicines to our quarantine regulations
By No War 19 July 04
In other developments:
Howard 'should be tried for war crimes'
Former Liberal Party federal president John Valder says Prime Minister John Howard should be tried and punished for war crimes over Australia's involvement in the Iraq conflict.
Mr Valder was speaking at a forum on the impact of the war in Iraq, held on Sunday at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Mr Valder says there is no justification for invading Iraq simply to get rid of its leader. "By any standard that is a massive crime and the people who perpetrated it - being President [George W] Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard - as such are guilty of extreme crime and they should be dealt with," he said.
Mr Valder admits he is not sure how it should be dealt with and is doubtful it will ever happen, but he says he has no doubt that their actions were criminal. "It has certainly divided me far away from John Howard's policy of taking Australia into a war that was an act of absolute aggression," he said.
"There's no getting away from it, that's what it was. If people do that sort of thing on a grand international scale, they've got to expect to be punished."
PM Howard Morally Bankrupt
Prime Minister, [war criminal], John Howard insists the war on Iraq was justified despite his British counterpart, [war criminal], Tony Blair's concession that weapons of mass destruction might never be found.
War on terrorism' could take a generation: Downer?
Foreign Affairs Minister, [war criminal], Alexander Downer has launched the Government's terrorism white paper, [? scapegoat and patsy white paper], saying the "war", [the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], could take a generation.
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel?
Well praise the Lord the light is Hell bent here on Peter Costello, treasurer of the Howard Government who now has his own "flock" of onward Christian Soldiers.
Troop deployment not a deepening of effort: Hill
Deploying an extra 30 troops, [? militants], to Iraq was not a deepening of Australia's involvement because they were being sent to protect those already there, Defence, [War], Minister, [war criminal], Robert Hill said yesterday.
Latham moves to 'compromise' on US relations
Federal Opposition leader Mark Latham is attempting to boost the ALP's credentials with the United States, saying a Labor government would go to war again if the US was the target of another major terrorist attack.
US accused of butting into Australian election
The Prime Minister, war criminal, John Howard couldn't win an election this year if he hired the cheerleaders of the US Super Bowl. Howard the coward has accused the Opposition leader of hypocrisy in his response to the, war criminal. Bush administration's criticism of Labor's Iraq policy.
Latham fears for alliance's public support
Labor leader Mark Latham says he is concerned that the Bush administration's "interventions" in Australian politics will weaken public support for the Australia-US alliance.
US missiles: We are the world, we are the people?
Australia commits to 'son of a star wars'? Say no to that 'son of a bitch' this Federal Election. Put your left foot forward, 'Without Fear' and Vote 1 the Greens!
Sydney lawyer joins Saddam's defence team
Prominent Sydney lawyer John Marsden says he has agreed to join Saddam Hussein's defence team. Mr Marsden says he was called from Jordan last night by Giovanni Di Stefano, who is another lawyer on the legal team.
Whatcha Gonna Do, When They Come For You? Bad boy!
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was a threat and sought to possess weapons of mass destruction, United States President, [war criminal], George W Bush reaffirmed when asked why no such weapons had been discovered in Iraq.
LATHAM'S HOUSE OF PAIN?
Mark Latham's popularity as Opposition leader has jumped to a six-month high, as senior Labor party figures back him after, [war criminal], John Howard's "dirt unit" 'cesspool' spreading rumors about his past.
Saddam trial US propaganda
Saddam will be handed over to Iraqi, [puppet], justice on Wednesday, two days after the country allegedly regained sovereignty from Washington, but US militants will still guard him to ensure he does not escape.
Australia War Crimes: The Truth Hurts
[War criminal], Prime Minister John Howard thinks the violence in Iraq will go on despite the handover of power from the "occupying powers" to the "occupying powers" interim, [puppet], Iraqi Government.
US liars warn against 'fortress Australia'
The US and Australia could lose the war on terror, [the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East], if they adopted a fortress mentality and failed to go after the terrorists, [scapegoats and patsies], in their global strongholds, US ambassador to Australia Tom Schieffer warned yesterday.
Labor back in front by a mile: Dark Horse
Corp Media: Labor is back in an election-winning position, reversing poll results earlier this month, the latest Newspoll has found. The survey shows that on a two party-preferred basis Labor has 52 per cent of the vote, against the Coalition's 48 per cent.
Iraq political disaster for the Libs!
[War criminal], Prime Minister John Howard believes voters are beginning to rethink their views on Iraq and that the issue of genocide and occupation of a sovereign nation is becoming a political positive for the Government?
How can we dance when our beds are burning?
The Un-Australian: "Mark Latham bundled his young family into the car and drove about an hour from his home in Campbelltown, in Sydney's southwest, to Peter Garrett's house in the NSW southern highlands.
The Un-Australian and US calls on Latham to rethink Iraq
The Un-Australian's Paul Kelly who just happens to be in Washington asked, [war criminal], Richard Armitage what he thinks about Mark Latham's bring the, [militants], home by Christmas policy, surely?
Australia: Silencing Dissent - Report on NGO's
The report, titled "Silencing Dissent: Non-government organisations and Australian democracy", can be downloaded by going to 'What's New' on The Australia Institute website.
Aust may host US military base
The United States is close to an agreement to build a major military base on Australian soil disguised as a training base. The US would spend tens of millions of dollars to upgrade one of Australia's existing training bases in Queensland or the Northern Territory.
Hill pledges Australian help with military bases
[War criminal], Defence, [War], Minister Robert Hill and the US Defence, [War], Secretary, [war criminal], Donald Rumsfeld, have discussed future military cooperation during talks in Singapore. The talks, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific defence, [war], talks, come ahead of the annual Australia-US Ministerial meeting next month.
Australia: Bringing up children can we afford it?
The government complains about the economic consequences of people not having enough children. [War criminal], Peter Costello expects us to carry out our patriotic duty by going home and having more children. But for most people it is a struggle to bring up one child let alone two or three.
Take Action to Stop the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement!
The Australian Government has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the USA that undermines fundamental social, cultural, environmental and democratic protections which we all enjoy.
Australia: Howard's fortune cookie
Australians have witnessed a big turnaround all right, forget about the corporate media's latest opinion poll just look at, [war criminal], John Howard's social and foreign policies. What do they reflect?
Fahrenheit 9/11: Cannes ends in controversy
Moore's film - about the, [war criminal], George Bush presidency and its response to, [US reichstag, call to arms, false flag], 9/11 and the subsequent, [resource], wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - pulls no punches in depicting George W. as a duplicitous buffoon.
George Bush never looked into Nick's eyes
My son, Nick, was my teacher and my hero. He was the kindest, gentlest man I know; no, the kindest, gentlest human being I have ever known. He quit the Boy Scouts of America because they wanted to teach him to fire a handgun. Nick, too, poured into me the strength I needed, and still need, to tell the world about him.
Iraq puppet governing council calls Australia to maintain militant presence GKCNN: Who calls? Get the heading right ABC. The Governing Council appointed by the US calls for Australia to maintain militant presents in Iraq not Iraq! Unless the Governing Council has the support of the rest of Iraq then this is propaganda.
Collins questions intelligence 'failures'
The Federal Government is under pressure to release more documents in the case of a former senior intelligence officer. Lieutenant Colonel Lance Collins has released a statement raising concerns about the handling of his claims.
Govt is unaccountable, ALP primary votes
With the illegal occupation and [genocide], in Iraq the government lost any chance of winning support of its basic principals, the politics of fear and lying to the Australian people.
Collins questions release of critical report
A former senior intelligence analyst at the centre of a political row has renewed a call for a royal commission into the performance of Australia's spy agencies.
IRAQ: CPT Colleagues Describe Massacre in Fallujah
What is portrayed in the US mass media as a grand and heroic firefight is,in reality, the crassest, goriest, and basest single incident of massacre of innocents by US troops in recent memory.
Hill not accountable why?
The Federal Government has issued a whitewashed report discrediting a military inquiry, which found defence intelligence is being tailored to suit Government policy.
'Collusion' underpins Aust-US alliance
US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said, "We have an alliance with Australia that is very deep, that is very long and is very important to both of our nations." But that sounds to me like it could have been that way once but it's certainly not like that now.
"Flotillas of Hope": Real Hope Is Radical
Editor's Note: The following essay is excerpted from Robert Jensen's new book, Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights).
Shiite protests confirms Lib's wrong on Iraq
[War criminal], Prime Minister John Howard says he is not taking comfort from his picture being posted Online as a wanted war criminal on Indymedia yesterday.
Skippy's: Last word on who we are?
AMID all the tumult and shouting characteristic of a federal election year, one remark by the [War criminal], Prime Minister has gone relatively unnoticed: his declaration of victory in the debate about Australia's identity and its place in the world.
Lose the Occupation and Win the War on Liberty!
Friendly allies do pull militants out of illegal battles, believe it or not, under the heading, lose the battle and win the war. In this case it's lose the Occupation and Win the War on Liberty.
Strike against Australia's current insecurity
Mark Latham looks set to be the new Prime Minister after calling for Australian militants to be withdrawn from Iraq by Christmas. Opposition Leader Mark Latham said on Thursday that Labor's second priority was to abandon support for the doctrine of pre-emption, "which did not work in Iraq because there was nothing to pre-empt".
Iraq invasion 'strengthened Coalition of the Killing'
Mark Latham is aware that most Australians want the militants out of Iraq and the only thing digging was an elbow in, [war criminal], John Howard's ribs by his cronies.
Spain demands 'radical change' in Iraq strategy
Spain's prime minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has demanded a "radical change" in the post-war strategy in Iraq otherwise he would withdraw Spanish militants from the country.
'FACTOPHOBIA' HOWARD, BLAIR AND BUSH
Well think about this! Australia's intelligence agencies, [fear mongering, propaganda agencies], look set to receive a substantial funding boost in this year's Federal Budget, with the Prime Minister saying it is an obvious step to take.
HoWARd, where's your head at?
Australians is living on the edge! Seems each time the bombs go off overseas for the Coalition of the Killing's resource war's in the Middle East Australians are living on the edge.
US to increase Iraq border security in Iraq
Just plain rubbish, the USA are the terrorists and are dividing and conquering Iraq, by attacking the Shiite Muslims and blaming it on someone else another "A" typical false flag operation.
Halliburton's Ancient Scandals
In the world of corporate scandals, the story breaks, there is a frenzy of reportage, a culprit in the lower levels of upper management is thrown to the SEC and then, slowly, the story dies.
Protesters arrested during PM's Tas visit
Two people have been arrested at the start of the, [war criminal], Prime Minister's visit to northern Tasmania. John Howard was met by the protesters in Launceston this morning. Howard is in northern Tasmania to boost the profile of the Liberals' two new federal candidates for Bass and Braddon.
Australia: War Anthem
Australians all let us give voice, For we have gone to war, And just like Vietnam before, We're not sure what it's for, But Uncle Sam said "Jump", And so our PM said "How high?"
Australia: Drawing the line for trade
Once upon a "lifetime" there was, [war criminal], Prime Minister named John Howard. Dollar signs lit up in his eyes when he was told that if he got involved in the Iraq war and aligned the Australian Government with the Coalition of the Killing, US and the UK then the money he spent would be returned in a once in a lifetime Free Trade Agreement with the US.
JUDGEMENT: HOWARD'S WAR CRIMES
Howard Vs Regina in Canberra the Capital Territory of Australia- Friday January 30 2004. Would the defendant please stand while I read out the judgement of this court.
Australia: The gospel according to Farr
Howard said, "The teacher unions a year ago encouraged teachers to discuss the war on Iraq in the classroom that was code for attacking the Government's position."
War criminal Howard defends 'Son of a bitch'
[War criminal], Prime Minister John Howard, says the government would be "recklessly negligent" if it did not consider joining the United States' missile defence program, known as "Son of a bitch".
Missile defence program 'will lead to arms race'
A group of Australian doctors opposed to war is warning national security will be compromised by any proposed involvement in the United States' missile defence program 'Son of a bitch'..
Australia buys into 'Son of Star Wars'?
[War criminal], Defence, [? War], Minister Senator Robert Hill says Australia may buy a sophisticated missile system that can destroy other ballistic missiles in space. But Australians want social services, health, and education, not warfare.
Pope calls for sanctions on leaders who violate rights
Leader of the child molesters, Pope John Paul II has called for political leaders who violate human rights to be punished, in a World Day of Peace message released amid worldwide debate over how Saddam Hussein should be brought to justice.
International communities are the losers: Smith
[War criminal], Prime Minister John Howard says Saddam Hussein's capture is a huge relief and a great development for the people of Iraq. Howard says Saddam should face trial in Iraq and he would not oppose the death penalty if it were imposed.
War criminals should be tried: Human Rights
The UN War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague should try George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard for their part in the coalition of the killing for crimes against humanity.
Who cares wins? Those who inflict or those who endure?
When occupation means war then who cares wins? Not those who can inflict the most, but those who can endure the most, I would have thought.
Coalition of the Killing's alliance against law 'the wrong way'
Australia and Britain [and the Coalition of the Killing], could have agreed that the [resource], wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, and liberty, the proliferation of Security Housing Units, and Detention Centres, can be addressed unilaterally - a trend in the US that is feared all over the world - but must be faced collectively.
A STRUGGLE ON TWO FRONTS: PRISONS & IMPERIALIST WAR
After a war waged by the U.S. military against Vietnam which took the lives of more than 3 million Vietnamese people and more than 58,000 GIs, the U.S. finally withdrew in 1975. It had suffered its first official major military defeat by a united people struggle led by the Vietnamese, along with a mass U.S. anti-war movement.
Police surround protesters outside US Embassy
Thousands of protesters have marched to the Lodge to protest against [war criminal], US President George W Bush's visit. The protesters had rallied outside Parliament House, booing when the president arrived this morning and chanting "go home Bush you war criminal".
Police violent towards peaceful protesters
A protest march in Canberra involving more than 1,000 people has been violated, with some protesters breaking through an unlawful police barricade outside the United States Embassy.
Police cracked up about war criminal protest march
The protesters are about 100 metres from the entrance of Parliament House behind barriers and a long line of police officers. Busloads of protesters from Sydney are still on their way to the site.
Forty Labor MPs sign protest letter to Bush over Iraq
More than 40 Senators and Federal Labor MPs have signed an open letter to [war criminal], US President George W Bush, saying the war against Iraq set a dangerous precedent for the world.
50,000 protesters to turn out for anti-Bush protest
Protesters are expecting a 50,000-strong crowd to rally against issues such as the illegal and degrading, Iraq war and the treatment of prisoners, some renditioned and tortured, at Gunatanamo Bay in Cuba.
David Burchell: Paradox of anti-Americanism
[War criminal] President George W. Bush's trip to our shores today has focused attention on a striking fact - the apparently irresistible rise in hostility among many Australians towards the US.
Sydney Social Forum Oct 24-26
The war on Iraq has signalled an intensifying permanent war on the world's poor, adding more open unilateral military aggression to existing neo-liberal offensives conducted through organisations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and World Trade Organisation.
Refugee policy, here is a new project: Burnside
The idea is to have thousands of Australian citizens writing to federal parliamentarians asking very simple, but hard, questions about the key aspects of refugee policy. I have devised a letter writing kit for this purpose. I attach a copy. It contains instructions which, are, I hope, fairly clear.
Habib's wife to join Greens protest during Bush visit
The wife of an Australian man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay has urged the Prime Minister to seek her husband's release when the war criminal, United States President visits Australia this week.
Pilger said White House knew Saddam was no threat
Australian investigative journalist John Pilger says he has evidence the war against Iraq was based on a lie which could cost George W Bush and Tony Blair their jobs and bring Prime Minister John Howard down with them.
Illegal and degrading war crimes: Society on the New World Order (OWN)! While Australia and the US are very distinctive societies war criminal, Prime Minister John Howard and war criminal, President George Bush share core values.
Civil Liabilities: Howard's diversity? I had a dream?
The war criminal, Prime Minister, John Howard, who only yesterday was claiming he was showing diversity has stepped up pressure on the states to support plans to increase the war criminal, Federal Attorney-General's powers to ban terrorist organisations, [scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.]
PM despot diversity shallow and cunning sales pitch
War criminal, Prime Minister, John Howard, says planned visits by the United States and Chinese presidents demonstrate the diversity of Australia's relationships.
US Deputy Sheriff dismisses Indonesian comment that US king of terrorists Deputy Sheriff to the US Prime Minister John Howard says he does not agree with comments by the Indonesian Vice-President Hamzah Haz that the real terrorist is the United States for attacking Iraq.
Americans given deficit of Carr's spin?
Bob Carr joined Richard Butler and other corporate and political leaders to discuss how the rest of the world views the US as well as the superpower's role in the world. [Brain-dead and totalitarian!!]
Beattie starts spreading the news in old New York!
Beattie must think he's king of the hill or top of the heap? This is not a democracy this is blatant war enthusiasm whipped up to ensure that Australia goes to war at the next available opportunity.
When the towns criers rang the bell!
THEY scaled the walls of the Sydney Opera House, sent a strong message to the people of Australia, with their "No War" message and reinforced the will of the people.
Australian way of life now threatened by State Terror
Defence [war criminal] Minister Robert Hill says plans to place about 1,000 army reservists on counter-terrorism duties [? scapegoat duties] do not mean there is a specific threat to Australia.
PM man of steel? Or killer and a thief?
Is JOHN Howard a killer and a thief or a man of steel after he dropped bombs on innocent civilians in order to fix the problem in Iraq for trade agreements with the US? Thousands of children are now dieing of disease.
Thousands march for peace! But does that mean no war?
THOUSANDS of people took to the streets around the country yesterday to march against the war in Iraq and for world peace.
The Empire Strikes Back: Sydney anti-war rally
School children in uniforms, groups of young men and older protesters have gathered on one side of Town Hall while at least 200 police have gathered around the area.
Human shield describes 'sickening' scenes
An Australian 'human shield' who has fled Iraq into neighbouring Jordan has described the sight of bombed out buildings and distraught Iraqis as "sickening".
US disturbed over 'biased' reporting in Arab media! But the US lies to the world! How could anyone describe pre-emptive strikes on a sovereign nation, occupation, genocide, torture, and human rights abuse by the Coalition of the Killing in a positive light?
Coalition force 'surprised' by stiff resistance for food aid
About 4,000-5,000 allied forces have launched what they vowed would be an all-out blitz. "We're going straight through that city," a US Marine officer, who asked not to be named, said. "It will be a Hail Mary with guns ablazing."
Australians don't support US military action: poll
The second Australia-wide poll since the war began has found most Australians disapprove of the United States using military force to depose Saddam Hussein.
Explosions rock Baghdad, jets overhead Iraq
BAGHDAD, March 20 [Rooters] A handful of explosions rocked Baghdad at dawn today as jets roared overhead, Iraqi anti-aircraft batteries opened up and air raid sirens sounded.
AUSTRALIA AT WAR! Moment of death...
"The opening stages of the disarmament of the Iraqi regime [? resource war on Iraq regime] have begun ," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer [should have] said minutes after the strikes. He said Bush would speak at 2.15pm (AEDT).
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back No War, Jack Straw, No War, No War! LONDON: Nick Buxton, organising the protest outside Mr Straw's house, said: "We got the message across that the war is going to have a very huge humanitarian impact and people are angry about this war."
Moment of death 'HoWARd'
JOHN Howard lost the war for public opinion as Australia braces to invade Iraq by the end of the week. With nationwide anti-war protests, and Labor scrapping 30 years of bipartisanship on sending troops overseas, the Coalition has failed all Australians.
War criminal Howard high-jacks HRCA to 'legitimise killing'
The Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA) says it fears Prime Minister John Howard's comments in support of the execution of [CIA operative] Osama bin Laden show his eagerness to overturn three decades of national opposition to the death penalty.
PM lost in space! Pre-emptive Strikes & Star Wars Defence!!
War criminal PM backs missile defence investigation but he is not on his own. Bob Carr dubbed Darth Vader after draconian laws were introduced in NSW following John Howard's threats to strike first and ask questions later.
Doom gloom and 'Boom' Downer shakes the room?
"Optimism is better and so is 'constructive feedback' because using constructive feedback means that the negatives also have a role in the construction of a nation. In short we have all the time in world to solve problems properly and that is what our leaders should be focusing on when they decide to inform all Australians. Hey what's the rush?" He said.
Hypocrisy not Democracy? No Blood for Oil!
Howard has refused to back down on the threat of war despite hundreds of thousands of Australians rallying against it. The question is why?
Australia backs CIA Reichstag, Downer's propaganda
The Foreign Affairs Minister says the latest message from Osama bin Laden is worrying. [Just plain rubbish!]
UK Reid, Blair and the reichstag London threat!
The nature of the [alleged] terrorist threat to London is on the scale of the [USA false flag] September 11 attacks in the United States, the chairman of Britain's governing Labour Party said.
Bin Laden calls? CIA blind man's bluff!
A [US propaganda, fear-mongering] taped message purportedly from Osama bin Laden has warned Arab nations against supporting a war against Iraq but has branded Saddam Hussein an infidel.
U.S. AMBASSADOR WARNED TO STOP MEDDLING:
The Australian Federal Opposition and Labor Party Leader, Simon Crean, has again warned the U.S. ambassador to stop meddling in Australian politics.
War: Part one The human cost
On the road to Basra, ITV was filming wild dogs as they tore at the corpses of the Iraqi dead. Every few seconds a ravenous beast would rip off a decaying arm and make off with it over the desert in front of us, dead fingers trailing through the sand, the remains of the burned military sleeve flapping in the wind. "Just for the record,'' the cameraman said to me. Of course. Because ITV would never show such footage.
Mandela speaks out against Bush, Blair
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has lashed out at US President George W Bush's stance on Iraq, saying the US leader has no foresight, and cannot think properly.
All the way with (LPK) Love Peace and Kindness: Dalai Lama
Communication is a two way street. Threats and punishment solve nothing and serve none. In fact it is against the law in most countries to threaten or punish a person.
Hill defends decision to attack Iraq: Step by step?
FEDERAL Defence [War] Minister [Sinister] Robert Hill has defended the government's decision to send troops [ send militia] to the Persian Gulf [ to attack Iraq] in readiness for any [pre-emptive strike that would cause a] conflict with Iraq.
Pleas for peace ring the globe
Anti-war demonstrators turned out in their hundreds of thousands around the world on Saturday to protest against United States military preparations for an invasion of Iraq.
Not too late for Iraq peace, Blix says
But we all know that's rubbish now. The Coalition of the Killing were not seeking WMD in Iraq, they were there for their resource wars. So who gave the 'UN' and Blix the wrong information back then? War criminals!
George Bush's other poodle
John Howard, Australia's PM, is the mouse that roars for America, whipping his country into war fever and paranoia about terrorism within.
US prepares for trade talks with Australia but it's not worth it!
The office of the United States Trade Representative has started formally preparing its negotiating position for the first round of talks on a free trade agreement between Australia and the US.
First strike and you're out!
The ideology of a super loser? John Howard shocks the nation again. A nation who cannot believe Howard's stupidity following his [complicity in the CIA's false flag operation, the Bali bombing.]
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. [?] [Pre-emptive strikes on soveriegn nation states like Iraq and Afghanistan?]
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!!!
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.]
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."
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.
Govt, police 'let off the hook' Haneef inquiry
8 years ago