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DINA: Pinochet’s Directorate for Murder and Torture

June 25, 2024 - 17:50 -- Admin

“There are three sources of power in Chile: Pinochet, God and DINA.” (Chilean intelligence officer, remarks to a US military attaché, 1974). Decree 521 of the Chilean government of June 18, 1974, was a chilling moment in the country’s convulsed history. With the state now in the pathologically disturbed hands of a military dictatorship steered…

An Albury conference exposes what freedom means on the Right

June 25, 2024 - 14:38 -- Admin

The Triple Conference took place in Albury in March. Conspiracists and hustlers appeared alongside the well-meaning and self-important to inform a small audience of largely white-haired elders about the North Korean conditions overtaking Australia. We are dark in politics and spirit. The “triple” in the name referred to the uniting of three distinct events. The…

Growing Up After WWII: A Golden Era for Prosperity

June 25, 2024 - 08:15 -- Admin

By Denis Hay Description Explore why post-WWII was the best time to grow up, highlighting the economic boom, social advancements, and Australia’s potential for a compassionate political system. Introduction Growing up in the years following the Second World War was an experience many look back on with fondness. This era was marked by significant economic…

In search of freedom

June 24, 2024 - 20:27 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry I am a poor wayfaring stranger travelling through this world of woe but there’s no sickness, toil or danger in that bright land to which I go. (Natalie Merchant). Nina Simone was asked what freedom was in an interview in 1968, I had forgotten about that but a video clip of that…

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Victory for the Disposables: The Sentencing of the Hindujas

June 24, 2024 - 12:30 -- Admin

In his seminal work on modern slavery, Kevin Bales does away with certain, antiquated concepts. In its insidious, older form, one focused on the concept of natal alienation, slaves were chattels and assets, outrightly owned. Each slave system was distinct and protean, if marked by certain universal features. The universal feature of ownership, at least…

The Streets of Laredo

June 24, 2024 - 08:47 -- Admin

By James Moore   (There is, among both American political parties, a sense of hopelessness. Often, it controls policy and rhetoric, and the optimists have trouble finding influence. The dread is not without name or shape, however. With some significant justification, we have lost faith in our electoral processes. No election will ever again be conducted…

Quibbling About Killing: Netanyahu’s Spat with Washington

June 22, 2024 - 13:08 -- Admin

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is unhappy. Not so much with the Palestinians, whom he sees as terroristic, dispensable and a threat to Israeli security. Not with the Persians, who, he swears, will never acquire a nuclear weapon capacity on his watch. His recent lack of happiness has been directed against the fatty hand that…

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has fallen at the first hurdle

June 21, 2024 - 22:00 -- Admin

The decision by the head of the NACC not to proceed with any further investigation into the Robodebt scandal was greeted with 900 complaints about the decision.  The Inspector of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, responsible for overseeing the agency’s operations and conduct, has declared that it will commence its own investigation into the matter due to the overwhelming and sustained uproar.…

I hate paying tax!

June 21, 2024 - 17:36 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry Before my retirement my workmate Paul said he hates working overtime because he pays way too much tax on the money earned. We talked about this time and again as he knocked off while there was still work to be done. His departure threw that workload onto those who stayed back. At…

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