John Pilger: Countries Can Be Independent As Long As They Comply With The US, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
April 13, 2014

This week Cindy chats with journalist/filmmaker John Pilger about world events and his new film, Utopia.

Then young Angeleno revolutionary poet Matt Sedillo will perform one of his poems for us.

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Fractured Country – An Unconventional Invasion (must-see)

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‘Fractured Country: an Unconventional Invasion’ is a new film from Lock the Gate Alliance (Australia) about the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. This is the full version of the documentary.

To purchase a full copy of the film visit lockthegate.org.au/shop#!/~/product/category=6467277&id=27567957

To take the pledge visit lockthegate.org.au/pledge

To donate visit lockthegate.nationbuilder.com/donation
To register a screening visit lockthegate.org.au/screening_rego

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Juice Rap News 20: Australian Election: A Game of Polls, Featuring Julian Assange

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thejuicemedia on Aug 25, 2013

Rap News season finale: Episode 20 – A Game Of Polls. A messenger raven has arrived in the Juice Media studio bearing tidings from the land of Australios: Elections are Coming. The perpetually warring factions and severely inbred families from across the Australian political sphere are squaring up in a more than usually bloody campaign. It’s Right versus slightly more Right in the election to end all elections for a few years. Join Robert Foster as he meets the bloodthirsty players in this violent saga. Who will slay whom? Who will prevail and claim the Irony Throne in Canberra? Who is that mysterious platinum-haired challenger in exile overseas? All these questions and more will be ignored in this celebratory 20th episode of Rap News.

– Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home-studio in Melbourne, Australia – on Wurundjeri Land.

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Julian singing vocals by Chris Doheny; recorded by Jonathan Dreyfus and Craig Harnath @ Hothouse Audio St. Kilda

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Australia’s Election Campaign Is Driven By A Barbarism That Dares Not Speak Its Name by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
johnpilger.com
29 July 2013

Boat People

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The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described as “a huge generator of mental illness”. This barbarism is considered a vote-winner by both the Australian government and opposition. Reminiscent of the closing of borders to Jews in the 1930s, it is smashing the façade of a society advertised as benign and lucky.

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Hold the front page! We need free media, not an Order of Mates by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
http://johnpilger.com
9 May 2013

The other day, I stood outside the strangely silent building where I began life as a journalist. It is no longer the human warren that was Consolidated Press in Sydney, though ghosts still drink at the King’s Head pub nearby. As a cadet reporter, I might have walked on to the set of Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page. Men in red braces did shout, “Hold the front page”, and tilt back their felt hats and talk rapidly with a roll-your-own attached indefinitely to their lower lip. You could feel the presses rumbling beneath and smell the ink.

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Geoff Lawton: Permaculture

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Geoff Lawton is an internationally – renowned permaculture educator, consultant and practitioner. He emigrated from England to Australia and later studied permaculture with Bill Mollison in Tasmania. He established the Permaculture Research Institute at Tagari Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 147 acre farmstead previously developed by Mollison. PRI was eventually moved to Zaytuna Farm, in The Channon, where it continues today.

Since 1985, Geoff has designed and implemented permaculture projects in 30 countries for private individuals and groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, & multinational corporations. He has taught the Permaculture Design Certificate course and designed permaculture projects in 30 countries. The Permaculture Research Institute supports the establishments of Permaculture Master Plan sites worldwide as demonstration sites and education centers that network their research

[…] This event was held in Ajman, UAE on 31st of March, 2012.

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New Zealand: NATO’s Newest Partnership by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
June 5, 2012

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On June 4 NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key signed a partnership agreement at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

As the Western military bloc reported, the Individual Partnership Cooperation Programme conferred on the South Pacific nation “formalised ties between the two sides after almost two decades of increased cooperation.”

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Permaculture Research Institute of Australia: Zaytuna Farm Tour

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John Pilger: Obama’s Greatest Achievement: To Seduce and Silence the Anti-war Movement

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John Pilger speaking at Marxism 2010, the annual conference hosted by Socialist Alternative. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Marxism 2012: Revolution in the air hosted radical journalist, writer and film-maker John Pilger. Back for his fourth year, Pilger says about the Marxism conference:

“Marxism in Melbourne is now Australia’s premier festival of debate and free speech on issues that are either excluded from or suppressed by the mass media: issues such as the government’s agenda for Indigenous Australians, Palestine and propaganda in its many disguises.”

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East Timor: A Lesson in Why the Poorest Threaten the Powerful by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
April 5, 2012

Milan Kundera’s truism, “the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”, described East Timor. The day before I set out to film clandestinely there in 1993, I went to Stanfords map shop in London’s Covent Garden. “Timor?” said a hesitant sales assistant. We stood staring at shelves marked South East Asia. “Forgive me, where exactly is it?”

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John Pilger: Death of a Nation – The Timor Conspiracy (1994)

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

with John Pilger

on Feb 26, 2011

An act of genocide on the East-Timorese people carried out by Indeonesian Troops with the backing of Western Nations ie., Australia. East-Timor is a country with substantial resources such as oil, which naturally, sparked controversy on the intentions behind the brutal genocide of its people.

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Up, up and away: how money power works Down Under by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
22 March 2012

One of my first jobs as a junior reporter was to meet flights bringing famous people to Australia. Growing up in a country far from everywhere (except, as my father would say, “where you come from”), I was led to believe that Australia’s honour was at risk unless a well-known person from Over There said something flattering about us, preferably the moment they arrived at Sydney airport. There was a designated list of attributes they could comment on. These were: the weather, the beaches, the harbour, the harbour bridge, the happy people, the beer. When an exhausted Elizabeth Taylor stepped off her piston-engined flight from California and faced the mandatory barrage of questions, she replied: “Where am I, for Christ’s sake?”

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Real Estate 4 Ransom with Michael Hudson and others (must-see)

with Michael Hudson
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http://michael-hudson.com
March 15, 2012

Michael Hudson features in this 40 min documentary on the role property speculation and public finance had on this Great Recession. What role does economics itself have to blame for policy failure? Continue reading

The Stimulator: Desert Liberation Front

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on Mar 10, 2012

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This is a special report about the motherfuckin resistance down under. It was recently revealed that Australian uranium was used to fuel the Fukushima nuclear power plant. But the meltdown in Japan has not stopped the wholesale export of Australian uranium, including selling the mineral to countries like India that have not signed up to the non-proliferation treaty. Join us this week as we talk to Izzy Brown of Combat Wombat who’s organizing a festival to shut down the Olympic Dam uranium mine. And check out our report about the anti-nuclear resistance in Japan.

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Julia Gillard’s rise marks the triumph of machine politics over feminism by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
8 March 2012

In 1963, a senior Australian government official, A.R. Taysom, deliberated on the wisdom of deploying women as trade representatives. “Such an appointee would not stay young and attractive forever [because] a spinster lady can, and very often does, turn into something of a battleaxe with the passing years [whereas] a man usually mellows.”

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