It is essential that people not react to Howard's Aus-division-of-the-global-4th-Reich legislation with FEAR. These powermongers have little if any power themselves..... Don't be fooled by the prop-agenda!
"Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality." - Micheal Ellner
Commentaries on the legality of proposed legislation
Australia has no major laws that are not derivatives of English Law and all of our major laws rely on British court precedents for interpretation and implementation. These laws and our Constitutional Monarchy system create a situation where, even if Howard and all State Premiers vote unanimously on the Anti-Terrorist laws, and every ALP/Dem/Lib/Nat/Green party hack also votes unanimously on their laws, and even if such laws are given Royal Assent, those laws are still void.
Do ancient inherited laws overrule State and Federal law?
Ponder this precedent dragged up from the 17th Century and used in the High Court in 1991.
Dillon v. Plenty (1991) 171. CLR 635: The case in a nutshell - Police enter farmer Plenty's property to serve a summons on Plenty's daughter. She isn't there. They are told that they are trespassing and ordered to leave. They don't comply. Plenty assaults the officers with a piece of wood to convince the officers to leave. Big trouble. He is charged with assault and convicted. After a long legal battle the High Court of Australia admits the police did trespass. The assault charge is dropped because the force used was appropriate. The High Court awarded Plenty $167,000 in damages and the officers did not damage a weed.
The starting point is the judgement of Lord Camden LCJ in Entick v. Carrington (1765) 19 St Tr 1029 at 1066: "By the laws of England, every invasion of private property, be it ever so minute, is a trespass. No man can set his foot upon my ground without my licence, but he is liable to an action, though the damage be nothing. If he admits the fact, he is bound to shew by way of justification, that some positive law has empowered or excused him."
As Lord Denning MR said in Southam v. Smout (1964) 1 QB 308 at 320, adopting a quotation from the Earl of Chatham: "The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter - all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement. So be it - unless he has justification by law."
These laws are there to protect us from our own government, police and bureaucrats. All Australians should be taught, lest these laws fall into disuse, and men like Howard, Beattie and Co start bending the rules as Pol Pot, Stalin, Hitler and Mao did. These are the facts.
Politicians are Immune
State and Federal politicians who write such laws cannot be sued or prosecuted because they have immunity. The Bill of Rights 1689 states: "The freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament;"
The Bill of Rights is still in force in Australia (Findings - Constitutional Commission) so the politician's immunity only exists for what they say or do inside the walls of Parliament House.
Public Officers are vulnerable
Police officers, jailers, judges, magistrates and public officials have no such immunity under Statute Law. Under the Nuremberg Convention obeying orders is no defence. Officials must obey superior law which is; "all and every the particulars aforesaid shall be firmly and strictly holden and observed as they are expressed in the said declaration, and all officers and ministers whatsoever shall serve their Majesties and their successors according to the same in all times to come." (Bill of Rights 1689). Note: The words, "in all times to come" are a sunset clause. This clause makes the Bill of Rights an entrenched law, one which cannot be amended or repealed until the sunset clause expires.
Our rights must be upheld
There is one other Bill that is entrenched. That is the Magna Carta 1297 which is in force for ever, "the men in our kingdom shall have and hold all the aforesaid liberties, rights and concessions well and peacefully, freely and quietly, fully and completely, for themselves and their heirs from us and our heirs, in all matters and in all places for ever". Note the sunset clause which stops the Federal or State governments passing legislation to the contrary.
What laws prevail?
All governments tend to go crazy and want to totally control people, tell them what to think, who to vote for, and put dissenters away. This is hard when we have trial by jury under the Australian Constitution: "80. The trial on indictment of any offence against any law of the Commonwealth shall be by jury, and every such trial shall be held in the State where the offence was committed."
Howard's mad desire to jail people and hold them without trial or even access to legal representation is also a crime against humanity and International Law. Trial by judges appointed by Australian political parties for their allegiances is unacceptable.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Howard's Anti-Terror laws are in breach of nearly every provision of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that pertain to legal rights.
This declaration states: "Now, therefore, The General Assembly Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction." -
Howard's law sets back the evolution of justice by 800 years to the dark ages where mad dictators freely destroyed men's liberties and lives. Many of our soldiers died fighting to keep our country free of communism, fascism, and dictatorship. Our children shouldn't have to die freeing Australia from Howard's Nazis.
Failure to ensure justice
Howard has allowed David Hicks to be mistreated, tortured, held indefinitely in Guantanamo Bay, and denied Australian and United States justice. Howard has ignored the Geneva Convention and allowed Hicks to be denied Prisoner of War status. If we expect Australian soldiers, captured by Muslims, to be treated with mercy and dignity then we must treat those we capture accordingly.
Any civilian or foreign soldier in Iraq [or afghanistan] is a mercenary, a paid killer, an invader - trespassing on the soil of Iraq [afghanistan]. David Hicks was there out of conscience - not for money. Whether we agree with his conscience matters little. Mercenaries have no such conscience.
The US has 11,000 green card marines on active duty in Iraq. These are not US citizens. They are lured into the military by promises of college education, post-service career and fast-track US citizenship. (New Dawn magazine Sep-Oct 05)
We must never reach the level of animals. Soldiers are victims of their own political leaders who order them to invade. We see video clips of villagers hacking captured US pilots to death with sticks and hoes, pouring petrol on them, dragging them broken and burning though that streets, still hacking, stabbing and spitting on the mutilated corpses. One can understand their anger and grief as the villagers hold up their bombed, burned and mutilated children so the world can see what our troops do to them. We are there. They are not here. It is their country.
Howard sent our troops to Iraq illegally. He has no power to send any troops anywhere and he cannot legally appoint Cosgrove or anyone else as the Commander of Our Armed Forces. There were no Weapons of Mass Destruction. No Iraqis were involved in [false flag] 9-11. Bush wanted oil. The Australian Constitution states: "68. The command in chief of the naval and military forces of the Commonwealth is vested in the Governor-General as the Queen's representative."
When Howard talks about his party or even the Parliament being the Government, he misleads the people. Our forefathers opted for a system of government where nobody had total power.
In 1688 they gave Parliament the power to write legislation and took that power away from the Crown by legislating, "That the pretended power of suspending of laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without consent of Parliament is illegal;" (Bill of Rights 1688). But they also took from the Parliament any power to pass a Bill into law. That power was reserved to the Crown.
There was good reason for this safeguard. All of our entrenched laws are held in place by the Coronation Oath 1688. It is an enforceable contract. No monarch can ascend the throne without swearing this oath to uphold the Statutes of the Realm which include the pidgeon-pair partner of the Coronation Oath 1688 i.e.- the Bill of Rights 1688 which confirms all Common Law and previous Statute Law rights.
Laws in place forever
The clincher that Howard's Anti-Terror laws are void lies in that summation of the Bill of Rights 1688 which states, "And be it further declared and enacted by the authority aforesaid, that from and after this present session of Parliament no dispensation be non obstante of or to any statute or any part thereof shall be allowed, but that the same shall be held void and of no effect, except a dispensation be allowed of in such statute, and except in such cases as shall be specially provided for by one or more bill or bills to be passed during this present session of Parliament." This means nothing could be changed after that sitting of parliament in 1688.
The Royal Prerogative is exercised by the Governor General. The Australian Constitution requires that: "61. The executive power of the Commonwealth is vested in the Queen and is exercisable by the Governor-General as the Queen's representative, and extends to the execution and maintenance of this Constitution, and of the laws of the Commonwealth." All of Howard's legislation is as good as a second-hand mintie wrapper without Royal Assent.
Under common law
We have the right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness (as we perceive happiness). The only limitation under common law is that our rights do not allow us to impinge upon the rights of others.
We cannot be compelled to incriminate ourselves. That means we do not have to answer any questions other than our name and address. Our spouses cannot be compelled either as we are one in law.
Trespass is illegal. If any officials asks to enter you say no. The laws that prohibit trespass are more powerful than the petty laws that say they can. The bureaucrats don't want us to know or test our laws. (Refer Dillon v. Plenty)
All public officers should be aware that no local, state or federal law can stop them being prosecuted and heavily fined under common law or entrenched law.
You cannot be compelled to incriminate yourself. That means you do not have to give your records.
Nobody can search your vehicle, person or property without a warrant. It is all bluff. They ask, "Can we come in." You do not say, "No." - You say, "Not without a warrant." You cannot be searched, using this excuse. You cannot even be breath or drug tested.
Under statute law
We cannot be put to trial "on the word of a bailiff alone without independent and reliable witness". That means neither a police officer nor any official can cause us to be put to trial without a complainant as witness.
We cannot be "dis-seized of our freehold" (our property).
We do not have to prove our innocence. The Crown must prove guilt.
Proof that not all laws are legal
Quick & Garrans - Law Reference Book (It is the Expanded Australian Constitution) says: "Not all enactments purporting to be laws made by the Parliament are binding; but laws made under, in pursuance of, and within the authority conferred by the Constitution, and those only, are binding on the courts, judges, and people."
A law in excess of the authority conferred by the Constitution is no law; it is wholly void and inoperative: it confers no rights, it imposes no duties; it affords no protection. Norton v. Shelby County, (1886) 118 US 425; see note & 447 "Power of the Parliament of a colony."
What is binding?
Quick & Garrans "The [Constitution] Act itself is binding without limitation or qualification because it is passed by the sovereign Parliament, but the laws passed by the Parliament of the Commonwealth, a subordinate Parliament, must be within the limits of the delegation of powers or they will be null and void."
To be valid and binding they (the laws) must be within the domain or jurisdiction mapped out and delimited in express terms, or by necessary implication, in the Constitution itself.
What is not granted to the Parliament of the Commonwealth is denied to it. What is not so granted is either reserved to the States, as expressed in their respective Constitutions, or remains vested but dormant in the people of the Commonwealth."
What does it all mean?
It means the politicians cannot make laws that impinge on the operation of any Higher Laws. It proves that we the people are the controllers and custodians of our laws. It means that any laws made outside the limits set by the Australian Constitution are not valid laws. It means the politicians are still subservient to the will of the people.
Laws unused will be abused
There is one problem. If you do not stand up and demand that politicians obey superior law then they will not obey any rule of law. It is up to you to make sure every Australian becomes aware of the laws politicians do not want us to know about.
The role of the jury
The jury is not there to decide whether a prisoner is guilty of an infringement of the written law. In 1670 the Crown lost that fight. William Penn (Quaker) was guilty under the King's Law. The Church, the King, the Parliament, the Mayor, the Army and the Judges demanded a "guilty" verdict. The jurors were starved, drenched with urine, smeared with faeces, fined, jailed and brutalized. They said "not guilty" because the law was wrong. That case set the standard and ended the power of the government forever. That is why Trial by Jury is a sacred right. No jury should ever sit without having full knowledge of their duty as jurors.
Our laws can be enforced
Public officers who think they can get away with implementing Howard's Anti-Terror laws should read Dillon v. Plenty. This case showed how useless Statute Law was when tested against Common Law. There is no immunity. But - If victims are unaware of their rights and how to redress wrongs Nazi style government officers will get away with abuse and our children will inherit the evil government our forefathers fought and died to cure.
The judiciary has been gradually stacked with men and women of doubtful merit - persons chosen on their loyalty to the government of the day and not their allegiance to the oath of office they must swear.
Herein lies a problem. When political parties appoint judges the whole independence of the judiciary is compromised. In the fifties and sixties the chosen (as in the British Foreign Office) were invariably homosexuals who could be blackmailed into any action required by the behind-the-scenes controllers of politicians. Gay behavior has become so commonplace the chosen now are more often paedophiles. Of the five paedophiles known to ARCOSS (Police Paedophile Taskforce) in the Queensland government in the 90's, only two have been charged and jailed.
Appointment of judges
Political Parties should not select judges. The Australian Constitution says: "72. The Justices of the High Court and of the other courts created by the Parliament - (i.) Shall be appointed by the Governor-General in Council:"
The criteria the Governor General must meet is outlined in the Magna Carta: "(45) We will not make justices, constables, sheriffs or bailiffs save of such as know the law of the kingdom and mean to observe it well."
Our judiciary does not know the laws nor do they observe them well.
Legislation is not automatically irreversible
When the Governor General becomes aware that any Bill is in breach of our laws it is his duty to withhold assent. If he makes an error and gives Royal Assent to an evil law, it is his duty to notify the Queen. She must repeal the Law.
The Australian Constitution says: "59. The Queen may disallow any law within one year from the Governor-General's assent, and such disallowance on being made known by the Governor-General by speech or message to each of the Houses of the Parliament, or by Proclamation, shall annul the law from the day when the disallowance is so made known."
The major parties have convinced Buckingham Palace that the Queen must only appoint a Governor-General upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia. That is like giving the fox the keys to the hen house. The Governor-General is there to vet legislation. He is not a rubber stamp. He must sack the parliament if either or both Houses become corrupt.
Sir John Kerr was the last honest Governor-General and, despite media lies and brain washing, he did what the people asked and gave them a chance to re-elect or sack Whitlam and his bunch of crooks. We sacked them by our votes in a free and open election. It remains to be seen whether Sir Michael Jeffery is a lame duck Governor-General who toadies to the Liberals and passes illegal laws. If you do not send this information to him outlining his duties and the laws he must consider then he can claim that he didn't know he was betraying the people of Australia by passing Howard's Anti-Terrorist laws.
His email is: email@example.com
Responsibility rests with you. Will you tell your children, your friends, even your enemies, beware - John Howard's Anti Terrorist Laws are a danger to our society. Print this, copy it, post it, fax it, and email it everywhere. Do not stop until Howard and the pathetic premiers are exposed as the enemies of the Rile of Law, the wondrous laws that our forefathers bequeathed unto us.
By Changeling posted 31 October 05
A. R. (Tony) Pitt, 79 Ferry St, Maryborough Qld 4650 - Ph 07 4122 1412 - Email: PaToPitt@bigpond.net
There is nothing new about the spirit of this "new" legislation
By Changeling posted 31 October 05
Did you know that the Government defines you as an Enemy Subject?
"There is a theory known as the Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (TCD) which holds that the mind involuntarily rejects information not in line with previous thoughts and/or actions. Brace yourself, the following message may be entirely different from anything you believed to be true heretofore. If you are unaware, you are unaware of being unaware." - Merrill Jenkins
You are an Enemy of the State
Since the introduction of the Amendatory Act on March 9, 1933 to the U.S. version of the Trading With the Enemy Act October 6, 1917, the United States government has formally been at war with the sovereign men and women (private citizens) of that nation.
Not surprisingly the Commonwealth of Australia has followed suit with its version of the Trading With the Enemy Act September 9, 1939. Both the U.S. and Australian versions use the legal-fiction artifice of the "right to presume" on your behalf. In doing so they assign every new born baby with a nom de guerre via the information obtained on the form for registration of births. The registration of live birth document is in-fact an admiralty/maritime commercial contract known as a bottomry bond. From that moment in time - and without you being aware of the ramifications - you willingly perpetuate the existence of your nom de guerre, the fictitious all-capital letters Trade-Name depicted on your birth certificate.
Nom de Guerre
Nom de Guerre: (noun) a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role; a pseudonym, an alias; literally a war name; hence, a false name, or one assumed for a time.
Under International Law, all parties to a cause must appear by nom de guerre, because an "alien enemy cannot maintain an action during the war in his own name". See Alien, Wharton's, Pennsylvania Digest, ¤ 20.94 and the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd. ed., Clarendon Press (1989).
It is by international doctrine that the use of a nom de guerre would indicate a state of war. Is it by the government's use of personas through fictitious names, with the enforcement of obedience (admiralty jurisdiction) by vi et armis (a kind of trespass accompanied by force and violence) that we can know that the government, public law, public servants are waging war against the sovereign men and women.
The facts in this matter seem to bear this out. An exhaustive description of this "economic war" against the sovereign men and women of the united states of America (original jurisdiction) by the United States of America (corporate) can be found in the Digest of International Law, Volume 10, and pages 95-127. It is here that we will find that the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, and the Treasury - all of which are in agreeance with the unlawful administrative orders of the President - conduct an "Alien Enemy Program"; the sole purpose of which is to unconstitutionally seize the properties of all men and women, militarily, with the aid of such maritime hypothecations as a bottomry bond.
A bottomry contract may be written out in any form which sufficiently shows the conditions agreed upon between the parties; but it is usually drawn up in the form of a bond which confers a maritime lien (q.v.). The lender may transfer the bond by indorsation, in the same manner as a bill of exchange or bill of lading, and the right to recover its value becomes vested in the indorsee.
We must address the scheme that was known to the Romans as "novation", which simply meant the remodeling of an old obligation and then substituting the old debt for a new one. As novation is nothing other than when the Romans militarily conquered a Nation, they assigned to the citizens, thereto, a "persona".
This role, that one assumed or displayed in public or society - as distinguished from the inner self (volition) - when brought before the Roman courts was required to seek counsel. As a persona is without the corporal hereditaments required to defend itself. These courts were in actuality nothing other than King's Bench, Consular, Military courts that were operating under admiralty/maritime hypothecations.
I only mention this because of all the parallels that have been drawn into our currently predicament from the various corporate governments of today. Personas, i.e. masks, are created to hide from view the sovereign man or woman. Under the "Alien Enemy Program" your nom de guerre is used internationally to address your persona.
Open Letter to Australian Senate
Every West Australian needs to take note of the proposed terror legislation that will be debated in the Senate next Tuesday. Our own Premier has sold us out, and the time has come for some serious and organised protest in WA to protect our democracy and civil liberties. Write to the Senate, to the papers, and to every political party. This is a fundamental issue that affects the future of our society.
$145,000 for false arrest in NSW
The lawyer - who has represented almost all Sydney's high-profile accused [alleged] terrorists, [scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East] including Mamdouh Habib - who was kidnapped and tortured and who successfully sued the state for wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment.
Preventive Detention: A Shield or A Sword?
There is a consensus among educated Australians that Preventive Detention is inimical to the democratic evolution of our country. Many are those who argue that given the standards of our time preventive detention is an unnecessary evil.
What's the Difference Between CHINA and AUSTRALIA?
If John Howard's terror law comes into effect, what is the difference between China, and Australia? No rifle executions? I think it is time to approach the Governor General, to dissolve Parliament on the basis that the present Government is attempting to achieve Dictatorial Powers.
Cracks in terror solidarity
In remarks that are at odds with the Premier, Morris Iemma's determined support for the legislation, Mr Debus said yesterday: "I think I share the concern about the legislation with plenty of other people. I don't query that we need to have very tough responses to the threat of terrorism [actually though, the community do query it because the actual threat of terrorism is coming from the Government] and I don't query that the premiers have signed off on a framework last month.
Australian Prime Meanster 'tells' States?
Prime meanster john hoWARd's original pact with the states seems to have fallen into disarray because his new anti-liberty laws breach human rights obligations and the commonwealth constitution.
Anti-Terrorism Bill details draconian police-state plans
First and foremost, the legislation provides for extensive detention without charge or trial, on the flimsiest of pretexts. With no notice or legal hearing, any person can be thrown into secret "preventative detention" or placed, by a "control order," in isolation under house arrest.
Shoot to kill on the belief of reasonable grounds is a problem
Provisions in relation to use of force in s105.23 raise serious concerns. In particular subsection 105.23(2) specifically contemplates the use of lethal force against a detainee where an AFP member believes on reasonable grounds that this is necessary to protect life or to prevent serious injury to another person.
ASIO laws: Don't be silenced
The secrecy surrounding the proposed national anti-``terror'' legislation stands in stark contrast to previous ASIO and "anti-terror'' laws that have been subject to scrutiny by parliamentary committees and public hearings.
Brisbane Peace Convergence calls on Beattie to reject terror legislation changes The Brisbane Peace Convergence (BPC) are calling on Premier Peter Beattie to reject the Federal governments proposed amendments to anti-terror laws. The BPC consider the changes to pose a threat to fundamental rights in a democratic society, including life, liberty and democratic action.
How's this for sedition?
Edmund Burke, who declared the tyranny of bad laws, was a deep political thinker and a ferocious polemicist. In 1777, he wrote to the Sheriffs of Bristol that the true danger to freedom was when liberty was nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Sydney Morning Herald Poll flawed
Sydney Morning Herald: "According to the latest Herald Poll, about three-quarters of voters think it is OK to lock up suspected terrorists [scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killings resource wars in the Middle East] without charge, put them under house arrest or shackle them with tracking devices."
SHOOT TO KILL MADNESS AND DRACONIAN LAWS
The Howard Government wants to give police executing preventative detention orders the power to shoot to kill. This is shoot to kill madness.
New anti-terror laws and the Muslim community
On 8 September the Prime Minister introduced a 12-point plan outlining new anti-terror laws [draconian laws to bolster support for John Howard's resource wars in the Middle East] in a press release. Two weeks later he went to the Council of Australian Governments meeting with the proposals. They approved the measures by and large.
Secret agents brief Bracks on 'seditious' protest
Australia: Melbourne: Thursday 20 October, 2005: A phalanx of "secret agents" delivered a written briefing to Premier Steve Bracks at Parliament House today to tip him off to potential "seditious activities" at a planned demonstration for civil liberties on Saturday.
AUSTRALIA: federal labor leader kim sleazley has predicted the federal dictatorship will fail in its push for a shoot-to-kill policy to be included in its counter-terrorism laws.
Sedition Laws Target Peaceful Civil Disobedience
The new Sedition Laws in the anti-terror bills clearly target people who call for acts of non-violent civil disobedience. Under the laws there is no defence for calling for change to any law by anything other than lawful means. Penalty is up to seven years jail.
Stanhope flags doubts on 'hasty' terrorism bill
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says he may refuse to sign off on parts of the Federal Government's hasty terrorism bill. Mr Stanhope published a draft of the controversial laws [draconian laws] on his website on Friday and has refused to take it down despite a directive from the Federal Government.
Despoja: Stanhope hero of the hour
Natasha Stott Despoja has described Mr Stanhope as the "hero of the hour". Senator Despoja says there is meant to be a vote on the draft legislation in the week beginning November 7.
Stanhope stands his ground
Stanhope: It is bizarre to think legislation of this significance can be rushed into Parliament without consulting a single Australian.
Anti-terrorism laws inquiry 'too short'
Australia: The Opposition says the inquiry effectively gives senators just one day to examine the bills. Labor's homeland security spokesman, Arch Bevis, says the inquiry will be unable to scrutinise whether the legislation provides a balance between security and civil rights.
Australia: Draconian laws draw rights watchdog's ire
Human Rights Watch has condemned Australia's proposed anti-terrorism laws as a "shocking departure" from its historical championing of the rights of the individual.
Dissent Isn't Taken Lightly Down Under
Historian Michael Foley said during times of war pacifists often get mugged. As a nonviolent activist working to end the war in Iraq and the corporate war profiteering that comes with it, September 2005 has been the most surreal time of my life and I definitely feel like I got mugged by Australian Attorney General Phillip Ruddock and the Australian government.
Australia: Rattling the cage
Recently, the federal government announced a controversial new 'counter-terrorism' package. Civil libertarians were quick to raise the spectre of a police state . Yet Muslim groups argued that the new security regime is already having an impact on the democratic freedoms and everyday safety of their communities.
AUSTRALIA: MUSLIMS SOLD OUT!
Hand picked alleged Australian Muslim leaders are being used to cut their own throats the same as the hand picked Indigenous mob have been used by the John HoWARd Government to screw ATSIC.
Anti-terrorism laws put rights at risk: Fraser
Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser says Australians could be treated unfairly under the Government's anti-terrorism [draconian] laws unless a human rights act is introduced.
Stop the war on civil liberties!
Prime Minister John Howard is using the "war on terror" to promote widespread fear about "terrorists" and "terrorism" in Australia. This is despite the fact that the biggest act of terror being committed today is being carried out by foreign troops, including Australia's, in occupied Iraq.
Spots and Stripes
It is well known that John Howard, infamous lackey and liar, is devoid of anything that could be remotely regarded as masculine or manly; the draconian measures he has implemented to 'secure' Australia against the terrorist bogeyman are astounding.
They know where you live
Twenty-four hours after the country's leaders agreed to draconian counter-terrorism laws this week, the Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, was playing down media claims that ASIO believed there were 800 would-be suicide bombers living in Australia.
When Terrorism Outlaws Democracy
On September 27, 2005, Australian democracy surrendered to terrorism. On that day, a coalition of willing federal and state leaders agreed to anti-terrorism legislation that will enable police persecution of the Muslim community and threaten dissidents with imprisonment. In a country without a Bill of Rights, the prospect of more draconian Terror Laws delivers ultimate control through fear. Australia, with its history of penal colonies, racism and detention centers, is now set to become a police state.
Evans: moderate threat
Evans doubts reports that 800 potential terrorists are living in Australia.
No! Your Rights Australia
You have the right to not remain silent.
800 people deemed a potential security risk?
As reported in the Australian today, ASIO has apparently identified up to 800 people deemed a potential security risk. Ruddock says the draconian COAG measures "deal with people who pose a risk to the safety and security of the Australian community." Hmmm, like detained and deported US peace activist Scott Parkin perhaps? What is this broad definition of a "Terrorist"?
Democrat Will Oppose Anti-Terrorism Laws
NSW Democrat MLC, Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, has accused the Premier, Mr Morris Iemma, of selling out to John Howard after agreeing to new 'Anti-Terrorism' laws yesterday. Dr Chesterfield-Evans said the proposed laws agreed to by Morris Iemma will not work.
Mein Kampf by John Howard
Months before Bali Au warships were seen invading Iraqi territorial waters in deliberate provocations under American protection. It was obvious that Howard had decided before Bali to join in an illegal and aggressive invasion of Iraq and in fact , when that happened, it was led by Au stormtroopers BEFORE the ultimatum given Baghdad had even run out!
Collection of Terrorists Meet to Take Away Our Rights
Tomorrow (27th of September) the State Premiers and the Federal Government are meeting to conspire to strip Australians of their rights. Welcome to the brave new world of electronic tagging and "preventative" detention.
Tell Your State Premier: Don't Do Ruddock's Dirty Work
Over the past several years, the Howard government has passed a series of dangerous new laws. These laws have undermined our basic legal and democratic rights.
Australian government unveils legal framework for police state
In the lead-up to his September 27 "counter-terrorism summit" with the eight Australian state and territory leaders, Prime Minister John Howard last week unveiled a package of legislation that goes well beyond the already deep inroads made into essential civil liberties under the fraudulent banner of the "war on terrorism..."
Australia: Counter-liberty plans unveiled
AUSTRALIA: VIC: BLACK Hawk helicopters and fighter jets will patrol Melbourne's skies during the Commonwealth Games next March, as part of counter-terror measures outlined today.
John H.o.W.A.R.d line roars at Fascism Week
AUSTRALIA: Parody: (Rooters) - While Attorney General Phillip Duddock helped wrap up a US protester for Prime Meanster, John HoWARd during Australia's Fascism Week after a 5 day detention debut and the removal of Mr Scott Parkin a peace activist who was deported back to Houston, Texas. The h.o.W.A.R.d fascism line, adding a dash of despotism to a week of largely draconian styles.
Parkin charged $11,700 for detention and removal
Los Angeles Friday, 16 September, 2005 : American peace activist Scott Parkin arrived back in the US today, escorted by 2 Australian immigration officials. He is expected to arrive in Houson, Texas on a Continental Airlines flight at around 3pm AEST.
Government out of control on security: Wilkie
Australia: Canberra Thursday, 15 September, 2005 : Former intelligence analyst Andrew Wilkie today staunchly defended US peace activist and teacher, Scott Parkin, saying that the government's national security agenda is out of control.
Australia, USA, Iraq: Scott Parkin
The rapid and widespread response to the detention of US peace and global justice activist, Scott Parkin, has been heartening and effective on many levels. Actions have taken place in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and outside several Australian Consulates in the United States.
Peace Activist Agrees to be removed but challenges security review
ATTENTION: CHIEFS OF STAFF - IMMIGRATION REPORTERS - LEGAL REPORTERS
Australia's fascist ideal: Proof
Philip Ruddock, Federal Attorney General to Australian, hopes to eclipse the neo-cons of the US in the race toward the fascist ideal of social uniformity and control (oppression).
Anti-War Extremists Loyal to Scott
What can I say to someone like Scott Parkin? Sorry mate, to get a PEACE prize in this country you need to be drop dead sexy, go-tees are out - you gotta go. Peace Prize.
US Peace Activist to be Deported
Scott Parkin, a Texas based peace activist was detained by Federal police at approximately midday Saturday. He was en route to give a workshop about the progress and success of the peace movement in the US and companies profiting from the Iraq war.
Howard government threatens academic freedom
As Peter McGregor noted in GLW #639, I recently resigned in protest from a committee of the federal government's National Health and Medical Research Committee (NHMRC) and called for a boycott by academics of government committees generally.
'Different times' call for bill of rights, says QC'
To ensure no future government can erode basic human rights. Lex Lasry, QC, gave last night's key note address at the University of Western Australia's annual Day of Ideas.
Australia: a little dab will do ya .....
Reflections on the phoney, hypocritical "values" debate being promoted by the federal government, as part of its proscriptive program to emasculate our democracy.
Government warned Terror Laws "inherently dangerous, draconian and open to misuse" John North, Law Council of Australia: "In times of fear, it is easy for governments to impose ever (more) draconian laws."
Fishing expedition pays off
A man whose home was targeted by ASIO in fishing raids this year is facing fraud charges along with a co-accused who is linked to firearms offences.
The Terrorism of ASIO Laws
Wanda Fish asks Australian Senators to reject Howard's proposal to strengthen laws that already erode our basic legal rights. This legislation has the potential to turn ASIO agents into terrorists who can kidnap and detain innocent Australians simply because they "might know something".
Terrorgraph not quiet on 'Aussie militant' probe
AFP refuses to comment on investigation into militant video: hoWARd's abc.
Phillip Duddock's 'accent' heard in militant broadcast
Australian/Arab television has broadcast a video showing a masked militant with an apparent Australian accent criticising British Prime Minister tony bliar over Iraq.
HICKS: Not a Happy Birthday!
AUSTRALIA/CUBA/US :David Hicks, the Australian imprisoned at the US Base of Guantanamo Bay, will be 30 years old this coming Monday August 7, 2005.
GetUp! Stand Up! Stand Up For Your Rights!
Because of you, something exciting happened in our democracy last week. From every corner of the country, more than 20,000 emails were sent to the Coalition Senators. Our message was simple: now you have control of the Senate, we will be holding you to account. Thousands of you added personal messages to your representatives about the issues you care about.
Australia: We're Living In A War Zone
Prime Minister john hoWARd and his cronies have now placed us in a war-zone moving defence capabilities to Australia's south-east coast.
All the alleged terrorists are Muslims
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner mick keelty, a well know propagandist and liar, now claims that 60 Islamic extremists are operating in Australia and they are not news to the police and intelligence agencies.
All the wicked witches in Pakistan?
Pakistani authorities say 800 suspected militants [scapegoates and patsies] have been arrested in raids following the deadly London [false flag operation] bombings, as Islamic groups protest a move to expel 1,400 foreign students.
It's just not cricket: Khan
The perception in the West remained that somehow Islam was connected to militarism and terrorism, that all Muslims believe that all suicide bombers go straight to heaven. No one mentioned that before [false flag operations of] 9/11 70 per cent of suicide bombings in the world were committed by the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, who were Hindus.
Lawyer dismisses ASIO fishing raids as PR stunt
Fascist federal Police (AFP) and ASIO officers conducted more raids in Melbourne and Sydney yesterday but the publicity surrounding the raids has been dismissed as a public relations exercise by the Melbourne lawyer for an accused terrorist.
Howard off to US, UK - part 5
PART-5- PRIME minister john hoWARd will meet US president george w buSHIT, British prime minister tony blair and queen 'imperialism' herself during a 10-day visit to the United States and the UK next month.
hoWARd, ruddock, ellison, keelty and news ltd plotted chaos
AUSTRALIA/CUBA: Government and corporate propaganda agencies 'believe' they have foiled an attack on the Melbourne Stock Exchange by a radical Islamic network linked to a covert group, which has carried out surveillance on key Sydney sites.
Houses raided over 'possible' political attack plans?
ASIO have raided a number of properties in Melbourne on a 'fishing expedition' in relation to a 'possible' political scare campaign by the hoWARd government, playing on the fears of all Australians... again!
Is this our most dangerous Newspaper?
The Daily Terrorist should be managed with manacles and flown into Siberia via a jumbo jet tomorrow amid fears government fascists may attempt to use them again on someone else.
HOSTAGES OF THE WAR ON TERROR
This forum will bring together legal representatives and victims of counter-terror, along with justice campaigners and organisations in order to share strategies for achieving justice for these men and the many other like them.
WAR ON TERROR, WAR ON HUMAN RIGHTS: AMNESTY
The Canterbury-Bankstown Peace Group & the Justice for Hicks & Habib Campaign welcome the statement by Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan, condemning the US Administration for condoning torture and the suppression of 'human rights' in their 'war on terror'.
Murdoch's war on truth in war reporting
People who remain to be convinced that cross-media laws are important to maintaining the fabric of our democracy need look no further than today's page one of The Daily Telegraph.
Chomsky signs on for justice
Noam Chomsky has signed the Justice for Jack campaign petition which calls on the Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock and Director of Public Prosecutions to "drop any charges reliant on records of interviews conducted under duress without the presence of a lawyer."
If he'd been given his passport he'd be a free man
A Sydney man [scapegoat in the Coalition of the Killings resource wars in the Middle East] has been found not guilty of preparing for a terrorist attack on a Commonwealth building [ruling class propaganda.]
Trial by unrelated video clips
Should alleged terrorist suspects [scapegoats for the resource wars in the Middle East] be shown on television side-by side-'terrorist training camp film clips' gathered by the government and media archives to give the wrong impression of accused people facing trial?
Accused Australian Citizen 'denied passport in 2002'?
AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN who was refused a passport by DFAT in mid-2002 became frustrated at the government for treating him differently.
Court should be told Gov't using 'Jack'!
A Melbourne court should have been told a man accused of working for Al Qaeda is being used by the fascist Australian Government as a pawn in their leverage to win support for their illegal and degrading activities.
Noble Cause Torture?
AUSTRALIA: The Labor Party has decided not to support a Senate inquiry into new allegations made by Mamdouh Habib that the Australian Government cooperated with Egyptian intelligence authorities who he insists tortured him.
New account adds weight to interrogation claims
Australia/Cuba/Iraq: The fascist Federal Government is under further pressure today because Australians were involved in the interrogation of tortured Iraqi prisoners.
Australian senate accused govt of war crimes
Did you hear the one about David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib having a Barbeque in Afghanistan with Bin Laden? Yeah it was reported on Channel Seven's Sunrise this morning! But they don't know if it was a sheep or a goat, but sources say it was most likely a goat.
DPP to appeal innocent man's bail
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will seek to have an innocent Melbourne man Joseph 'Jack' Thomas, returned to isolation in custody?
Fascist Australian Govt torture exposed
The fascist Federal Government has been exposed for the torture of Australian Mamdouh Habib and the US Government's allegations against him (if they were true) would have been made under duress.
Innocent witch verballed by federal fascists!
Shame on the federal fascists. The wicked old witch is dead! A Melbourne Magistrates Court has heard that a 31-year-old innocent Victorian man was facing terrorism charges?
Lawyer blames police for Habib break-in
John HoWARd, Alexander Downer, Phillip Ruddock, Robert Hill, to name just a few....HOW DO YOU PLEAD?
No reason for Habib to sell story: Beazley?
Federal Agreement Leader Kim Beazley is a well-paid loser. A loser who supposed to be defending our democratic rights by standing up to the HoWARd Government's fascism.
Australia: a presumption of guilt......
KAREN PERCY: Two of Australia's leading barristers have seized on the return of Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mamdouh Habib, to launch an unprecedented attack on the Federal Attorney General, Philip Ruddock.
Aust Community criticises Govt for 'crimes'!
Australia: The Law Council of Australia is warning that the Federal Government must learn from its mistakes over Guantanamo Bay? Now that's a mistake!
Australian Govt Guilty of Crimes: Community
Australia: The community says federal fascists who allowed the torture of its citizenry including Mamdouh Habib may be arrested when the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal address the War Crimes Indictment set out by the community.
What they did to Habib
Mamdouh Habib was the victim of atrocities fit for a concentration camp, including being tied to the ground while a prostitute menstruated on him, his lawyer said yesterday.
Innocent witch verballed by federal fascists!
Shame on the federal fascists. The wicked old witch is dead! A Melbourne Magistrates Court has heard that a 31-year-old innocent Victorian man was facing terrorism charges?
Innocent Victorian man held in custody for Xmas?!
Lawyers have argued the case against Mr Thomas was weak and based on a statement he made in Pakistan without a lawyer present and therefore unlawful.
Innocent Melbourne man makes second bail bid
Rubish, just plain propaganda, fear-mongering, draconian nonsence from the HoWARd goverment's war agenda stink tank.
MPs to review spy agency powers
Australian spy agency ASIO'S controversial powers to detain and question suspected terrorists [scapegoats for HoWARd's resource wars] will be re-examined by a parliamentary committee. Parliament passed the new counter-terrorism powers in July last year.
Goulburn Jail breaches UN standards
NSW: Greens MP Lee Rhiannon has called on Justice Minister John Hatzistergos to bring Goulburn Jail's Maximum Security Wing into line with United Nations standards, after a prison inmate's covert survey of his fellow inmates revealed problems with rehabilitation programs and basic amenities.
Lodhi toilet paper: crap!
He is facing nine charges and is accused of planning a major terrorist attack on Sydney defence sites and the electricity grid using downloads off the internet and having 100 rolls of toilet paper to wipe his arse after low level bombs and farts.
Community seeks more power to interrogate ASIO suspects
Greens Senator Bob Brown does not think increased police powers are necessary. "We have enormous powers for surveillance, apprehension or punishment of people who are engaged in or intending to engage in or thinking about being engaged in terrorist acts in this country," he said.
Greens warn of 'politicised' terror trials
AUSTRALIA/CUBA?: The Australian Greens say they are concerned that new anti-terrorism laws being debated in the Senate allow for the "political black-banning" of defence lawyers at terrorism trials.
Melbourne man charged over ASIO links
ASIO a know Australian terrorist organization is verballing the community again...about allegations that a man, while living overseas, received funds from Al Qaeda and had close association with the members of the terrorist group.
DING DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD
A court has been told Joseph Thomas is a sleeper? ZZZ! Melbourne Australia: A court has been told that Osama bin Laden asked a Melbourne man to become a "sleeper" in Australia before undertaking activities for the Al Qaeda network? Munchkins: "Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead."
AFP: The unlikely CRIMINAL
It was born of a bombing and it made its name after a far more devastating act of terrorism. But for most of the 25 years in between, little was known about the Australian Federal Police force or the work it did.
Australian Federal Government complicity in war crimes
Complaint to Australian law officers about Australian Federal Government complicity in war crimes.
There is no justification for torture
In the weeks since the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison were revealed, evidence continues to seep out of similar mistreatment of prisoners in other US military detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay.
Howard rejects spy agency overhaul
Prime Minister John Howard has played down the need for a major overhaul of Australia's spy agencies as a result of an inquiry by former intelligence officer Phillip Flood.
Mamdouh Habib: Taunted and Tortured!
Four Corners [Walls]: Terrorist - or Taunted by the Australian Defence Force who sacked him as a cleaning contractor? Who is Mamdouh Habib? And why was he harassed by the Australian Federal Police? Then tagged and labelled as a spy? Why was he vilified by the community? When he fled to Pakistan how did he end up being tortured in Egypt? And how did he end up at Guantanamo prison camp reserved for the men America calls "the worst of the worst.
He was an undercover agent for the blues
He was my journalist, he was working undercover. The fellow knew all of the moves.... He really had me romping, bare footing stomping. He just kept igniting my fuse....
Up there Khasali: Innocent man new bail laws
The New South Wales Supreme Court has asked innocent man Bilal Khazal to increase to amount of surety offered, before the bail is formally continued.
HEY! BIG BROTHER? LET INNOCENT PEOPLE GO!
Young men terrorised, tortured, and threatened with charges for no crime by Australia mate the lucky country. Lucky if you're not used for Howard's FEDERAL ELECTION and George Dubya's WAR ON LIBERTY! Who shot liberty? IGNORANCE!
Ul-Haque 'the man who wants to become a doctor'
The taskforce is investigating French man Willie Brigitte, who was tipped back home for a visa breach. Allegedly the Un-Australian Newspaper claimed he also attended training camps before his six-month stay in Sydney. Police have not alleged Mr Ul-Haque knew Brigitte. The Un-Australian just mentioned it because they are 'you guessed it' up John Howard's butt and they like the USA want 'you guessed it' our Federal Government. Well Yankee go home!
Brain injury for suspicion 'inhumane'
Faheem Khalid Lodhi refused bail by a Sydney court and remanded until June in hell at the (HARM-U) High Risk Management Unit at Goulburn. While he is in there he will receive a brain injury and is likely to self-harm due to the gross violation of living standards.
Keelty foresees more terrorism
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty says terrorist groups will continue to find new ways to threaten countries.
Daily Terror rolled-over for Howard's war games
The DAILY TERROR is suspected of being the source of the news this morning that Willie Brigitte is a terrorist and that Sydney faces a bomb attack.
Lawyer claims Al Qaeda suspect's evidence tainted!
Before returning to Australia last year, Thomas was arrested and held in custody for five months by Pakistani authorities before being released without charge.
Man terrorised by ASIO remanded in 'AA' isolation!
A Victorian man has been remanded in custody after being charged with terrorism offences, including having links to Al Qaeda?
Ruddock foreshadows new terrorism laws
The new laws will allow police to access emails and mobile phone SMS messages, enable wider use of surveillance devices, and protect sensitive national security information during terrorism trials.
Islamic movement denies links to Al Qaeda
The Islamic Youth Movement has denied having any links to Al Qaeda and says it is considering legal action against the Four Corners program. In a statement released early this morning, the group rejects allegations it is helping coordinate any kind of terrorist network inside Australia and says it is being unfairly targeted.
2nd Renaissance -10 The War on Witches 
In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII issued a Papal Bull that became the rationale for establishing the Inquisition in Germany. The following excerpt from the Bull sets out the official view of the danger of witches to the community. The Bull and this this passage provided the sole excuse for the torture and cruel executions that were, ultimately, to be the fate of up to fifty percent of the population of some villages.
Govt, police 'let off the hook' Haneef inquiry
8 years ago