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December 2013

Schapelle Corby is innocent – part 3 – corruption and cowardice

“I was meant to pick up those drugs from the airport,” said former criminal William Moss. Mr Moss made this statement seven years ago, and he has stuck to this line. “There was no intention for the drugs to go to Bali. That’s it, the drugs were never intended to go to Bali.” Why would […]

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Nearly 100 journalists killed in 2013

More journalists are being killed each year of this century than were being killed on average per annum in the preceding century. The annual average in the last decade for journalists killed on the job or in doing their job has doubled the annual average on the preceding decade. The international New York-based Committee to […]

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Expendable, the political sacrifice of Schapelle Corby

In May 2005, Schapelle Corby was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison after 4.1 kilograms of cannabis was found in her boogie board bag upon her arrival in Bali. The cannabis was placed in her bag at Brisbane airport by corrupted airport handlers and was intended for distribution in Sydney – the cannabis […]

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What the rich don’t want you to know about taxes

By David Cay Johnston, April 13, 2011 For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity—so much so that tax revenues will go up, despite […]

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Schapelle Corby is innocent – part 2 – Operation Mocha

Schapelle Corby is innocent, and many within various Australian authorities do know this. No-one should be expendable, but it is clear that Ms Corby has been treated as if she is expendable. This is the second part in what will be a suite of articles that will unfold what indeed did happen, who was responsible […]

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On Bowling and White Vans and Words (oh my)

By Samantha Connor.   Here is a picture of a girl I know. Her name is Sammi. Now, think carefully before you answer. What is Sammi doing? You answered ‘bowling’, right? Well, in this case, you are right. But if Sammi had a disability, you might have been wrong. In the language of the service […]

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Photographing and exploiting class and the victims of economic depression

“I wish she (Lange) hadn’t taken my picture. I can’t get a penny out out of it. She didn’t ask my name. She said she wouldn’t sell the pictures. She said she’d send me a copy. She never did.” Florence Thompson How could it be that someone could take a photograph of someone else, which […]

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Research shows how webcams can spy on their users without warning

By Ashkan Soltani and Timothy B. Lee The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail. The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop. Fortunately, the FBI was able to identify a suspect: her high […]

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Researchers show why the NSA’s phone metadata is far from anonymous

By Adi Robertson. Since the first of many leaked documents showed that the NSA has been gathering phone records en masse as part of its anti-terrorism program, there’s been an ongoing fight over just what these records reveal. To supporters, the metadata collection is a limited system that’s rarely queried and doesn’t contain enough information […]

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Northern Territory Intervention = injustice, prejudice, inequality

Christmas Day 2013 and I am celebrating it with an Aboriginal family in a remote Arnhem community. Kids were running about having fun – new bikes, toys and I got to see my first black superman! We were going to the local spring for a swim and then we cooked up a big feed. We […]

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