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Assange’s Sixteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Special Administrative Measures, Unreliable Assurances and Espionage

September 30, 2020 - 17:19 -- Admin

September 29. Central Criminal Court, London. Julian Assange’s defence team spent the day going over, reemphasising and sharpening the focus on what awaited their client should he, with the blessing of Her Majesty’s Government, make his way to the United States. Not only will he confront 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one…

Murdoch: forever brutal

September 30, 2020 - 06:00 -- Admin

There is much to read and know about Rupert Murdoch but there is nothing more provocative than the book by current Media Watch host Paul Barry; Breaking News: Sex, lies and the Murdoch succession, first published in 2013. Since then we all know how his media empire is on the point of collapse, the disagreement…

A ‘Fair Go’ is now a Myth

September 30, 2020 - 01:48 -- Admin

Perhaps I have not lived in Australia for long enough to know how the rot set in! While we are far from being the only part of the world where the adverse effects of increasing levels of inequality are destroying society, that is no cause for complacency. So many issues in recent times, many of…

Assange’s Fifteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Solitary Confinement and Parlous Health Care

September 29, 2020 - 17:51 -- Admin

September 28. Central Criminal Court, London. Throughout the sham process formally known as the Julian Assange extradition trial, prosecutors representing the United States have been adamant: the carceral conditions awaiting him in freedom’s land will be pleasant, accommodating and appropriate. Confronting 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and one under the Computer Fraud and…

The best laid schemes

September 28, 2020 - 17:30 -- Admin

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men           Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,           For promis’d joy! A portion of To a Mouse – by Robert Burns Scott Morrison might be well advised to remember this quote, and cease trying to set in concrete any plans for some…

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So, How Will You Do It Better?

September 28, 2020 - 16:00 -- Admin

In the next 12 to 18 months there are a number of elections coming up across Australia. Presumably, in amongst the cries of ‘you’re on mute’ in the socially distanced meetings called by all the political parties to plan and strategise their marketing, they are trying to work out how to convince you that their…

Assange’s Fourteenth Day at the Old Bailey: Elections, Cracking Passwords and Failures of Proof

September 27, 2020 - 14:51 -- Admin

September 25. Central Criminal Court, London. On this Friday, the Assange trial moved into the rarefied realm of computer hacking and the less than rarefied world of when final arguments will be made. The WikiLeaks publisher is confronting the prospect of extradition to the United States for 17 charges under the US Espionage Act and…

Reverse JobKeeper cuts and protect working people, say unions

September 27, 2020 - 14:49 -- Admin

Two days after assailing the Morrison government for inaction on a jobs plan amid ushering in the cuts to the JobSeeker and JobKeeper subsidies, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has called for a reversal and expansion of JobKeeper. Citing the 3.5 million workers receiving JobKeeper, Michele O’Neil, president of the ACTU, views the…