John Richardson's blog
from the Monthly ….
Peter Costello’s claim to “legendary treasurer” status rests on three pillars.
A consumer advocate who was spied on by the Commonwealth Bank now faces a legal action that should send shivers down the spines of whistle-blowers around the country.
The bank is funding a defamation action filed against the advocate, Michael Fraser, by a senior executive at the bank.
It is one of history’s ironies that the Lincoln Memorial is a sacred space for the Civil Rights Movement and the site of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
from Crikey …..
How fares the War on Terror?
There was a moment on Tuesday evening – hours before the first public hearing of the Senate inquiry into corporate tax evasion – when Treasurer Joe Hockey and his advisers should have sensed a firestorm approaching.
It's the same the whole world over, it's the same
The rich man gets the money
And the poor man gets the blame
The Israel Lobby and its associated neo-con war criminals will block if they can the
from Civil Liberties Australia
Govt produces ‘worst legislation so far’ …
Pauline Hanson, the figure of popular racism from the 1990s, spoke at the Reclaim (White) Australia rally in Brisbane. This is significant.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing right in the Middle East these days. There seems to be no hope left, and no fervor. All that was pure was dragged through filth. All that was great here was stolen or smashed by the outsiders. Enthusiasm had been ridiculed, then drowned, or burned to ashes, or shattered by tanks and missiles.
Documents uncovered by Wikileaks reveal the TPP to be a serious threat to global democracy (Image via Wikileaks.org)