John Richardson's blog
from The Stringer …..
from The Stringer ….
Surely the FBI could have saved itself a lot of time and trouble if it had rung our very own Alan Jones, the visionary broadcaster, to find out who was behind the Boston bombing.
from Crikey ….
Hockey, finally, sees the light on the road to Treasury
The role of record-keeping is close to the centre of what the royal commission into abuse is all about: the battle between the Closed and the Open Society.
from the shovel ….
They say a measure of a civilisation is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens.
Below is an Open Letter sent to the taxpayer-funded, pro-Zionist ABC ( Australia 's equivalent of the UK BBC) and protesting its censorship of anti-racist humanitarians demanding human rights for 12 million Palestinians.
from the Drum …..
While America's indefinite detention policy is kept at arm's reach from its citizens, the men, women and children that Australia keeps in legal limbo can be found in the perfectly ordinary suburb of Broadmeadows in Melbourne, writes Jeff Sparrow.
from John Passant ….
The collapse in profit rates in much of the developed world in the late 1960s and early 1970s saw the ruling class abandon Keynesianism and embrace what we now call neoliberalism.
Who is society? There is no such thing. There are individual men and women, and there are families.
Margaret Thatcher, 1987.
About 60,000 cabinets that look like stretched refrigerators will be installed on footpaths under the Coalition's national broadband network, bringing criticism from urban designers.
But opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull said he had learned from the "British experience" where Londoners complained about bulky green cabinets blighting their neighbourhoods.
from our friend, Dr. Vacy Vlazna
“Everything depends on our propelling force. And what is that force? The misery of the Jews” (Theodor Herzl, father of Zionism)
The CSIRO has duped one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies into buying anti-counterfeit technology that could be easily compromised - passing off cheap chemicals it had bought from China as a ''trade secret'' formula.
The capture of the Enigma code machine 70 years ago changed the course of the second world war. But the secret codes broken by this event were not history's toughest ciphers. Plenty of codes are uncracked and, as MacGregor Campbell discovers, their solutions may provide the key to murders or even buried treasure
The Somerton Man