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Previously published in Consortium News as Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence (29/7/14).
With the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, U.S. intelligence veterans urge President Obama to release what evidence he has about the tragedy or to stop poisoning the waters. They note that claims the US has made of having useful satellite imagery have not materialised and say they are not at all sure that the US appreciates the gravity of its escalation of tensions in the region, through apparently empty accusations against Russia.
Let's start with the following information:
Chris Uhlmann one day; Tony Jones the next
Does this provide evidence of a criminal act of fraud by the ABC? This, of course, has not been proven in a court of law. The ABC complaints process allows the ABC, the ACMA and the Commonwealth Ombudsman draw their own conclusions and remain unaccountable for their actions in shutting down complaints against the ABC - regardless of whether or not the evidence submitted may support a finding of criminal wrongdoing.
Here is a description of a Kiev army fighter plane hiding behind a civil airline in order to bomb East Ukraine and cause a response. This video was uploaded June 18, 2014, a month before Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine. Originally published at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39234.htm Following this video is the detailed report of 21 July from Moscow of a fighter plane close to MH17, and claiming that the United States had satellites that must have provided images that would corroborate the Russian ones, but that the United States is refusing to release these.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt has caved to the mining industry and approved Indian mining giant Adani's monstrous Carmichael Mine, threatnening the Great Barrier Reef. The coal mine will be the biggest in Australia. It will pollute our climate with massive CO2 emissions for decades. It will mean massive and continual dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and will fill the Reef with thousands of coal ships every year. Original article and petition from GetUp. Note that, if you sign, GetUp puts you on two mailing lists, however the situation is serious and their campaign may be effective.
29 July 2014: Barely 3 weeks after the destruction of Malaysian Flight MH17 at 13:15 (UTC), 14:15 (WEST) or 15:15 (EUST) according to Wikipedia, the mainstream newsmedia and a number of Australian political leaders including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, have seemingly forgotten how they condemned the East-Ukrainian rebels whom they claimed with certainty had killed the 298 passengers and crew of MH17 with a Buk surface-to-air missile.
This article has been republished from the article of 28 July by Thierry Meyssan on Voltaire Net. See, also, other articles on candobetter about Bashar al-Assad and Syria, including What 'dictator' ever willingly faced such media scrutiny? of 11 June 2013. More information about Syria is to be found at the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) and Syria News. Includes Appendix: Anti-imperialists who feel obligated to depict the Syrian Government as corrupt.
Bashar al-Assad did not want to enter politics. He destined himself to be an ophthalmologist. However, upon the death of his brother Bassel, he returned from the United Kingdom where he was continuing his studies and agreed to serve his country and his father. On the death of the latter, he consented to be his successor to maintain the unity of the country. His early years of government were an attempt to change the composition of social classes in order to make a democratic system possible, a goal that nobody expected of him. Patiently, he dismantled the authoritarian system of the past and began to involve people in public life.
Message from YCAT and the RAT re the outrageous proposed acquisition of property by the State Government in the path of the East West Link and a meeting organised for affected residents and traders. Education session with lawyers on issues of compulsory acquisition.
GetUp and organisations like it are an essential component of freedom of speech in Australia.
They often address important issues by bringing them into the public domain when conventional media does not.
The Adani coal export venture on the Barrier Reef is a good example and a recent GetUp headline was "We uncovered a sneaky plot to silence you." This refers to GetUp acting on behalf of its "members". GetUp refers its database of email contacts as members.
Here is an expert's view on carbon capture and storage:
This is an interesting presentation. Note that there are some important, and controversial, assertions made:
From Global Research article, Conscripted Soldiers of West Ukraine Refuse to Fight against Donbass Rebels (25/7/14). Includes embedded YouTube video.
Mass Protests By Families of Men Drafted into the Ukrainian Army
Transcript of the Video
Location of Protests: Prykarpattia Region, West Ukraine
Mandatory Internet Filtering has been proposed as a way to supposedly prevent the exploitation of women by preventing or, at least controlling, access to pornography. It is presumed that (1) all pornography is degrading to women; and (2) that mandatory filtering will end or, at least, drastically reduce the availability of pornography. Given the increase in the trafficking of heroin and other illegal drugs after the decades long "War on Drugs", it seems no less likely that a ban on Internet pornography will be end of pornography.
Compassionate Voices is a unique exhibition celebrating animals, art and creativity. Curated by Liane Rossler, the exhibition is a collaboration between Voiceless, the animal protection institute, Australian furniture and homeware designers Koskela, and a collection of 31 innovative Australian artists and designers
united by their vision of a world where animals are treated with respect and compassion. The exhibition is also part of Sydney Design, a design festival produced and managed by the Powerhouse Museum.
The government's repeal of the "carbon tax" won't make climate change go away! it’s a political decision, not one based on science, or a rational reaction to any new empirical evidence contrary to its existence.
Denial of climate science is one that’s based on the assumption that you can believe it or not! We don’t doubt the findings of other scientific results, or discoveries.
Comments made on the previous Miscellaneous comments page from 12 June 2014 can be found here.
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Appendix video: MH17 Crash: Ukrainian media stories about looting of toy and wedding ring proven FAKE!
This is a story about reclaiming food-rights in the United States by declaring local food sovereignty. This brings up the question of whether it would be possible to do this in Australia and what obstacles we might encounter. Comments welcome to educate readers on this issue. Some of the problems addressed in this article include issues of contravening federal food regulations and they rely on rights that Australians probably do not have.
Find out why Ukraine is making the world a scarier place. There are parliamentary moves to quit the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; Nazis are making 'regular reconnaissance visits to nuclear power stations'; Billionaire governor, whose Privatbank is top recipient of new IMF bailout has been being placed on international wanted list for 'banned methods of warfare and aggravated murder'. In 'Seek Truth from facts', Daniel Bushell interviews intelligence expert, William Engdahl and reports on Ukraine's oligarch mafia's relations with the United States and interviews economist Professor Michael Hudson; former US intelligence officer Scott Rickard; and the prosecutor who put Yulia Timoshenko's partner behind bars, Martha Boersch.
Report about last Monday's information session on Macedon Ranges Localised Planning Statement, which represents a disaster for Victoria's iconic Macedon Ranges, immortalised in the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock. Inside find the report plus planning attachments. This kind of thing is happening all over Victoria as the government tries to insert population growth into any and all communities, including country towns and regions, whilst continuing to cram more people into the cities in a population engineering regime.
On 10th August 2014 a Special Event is being held by Animal Active Australia to raise money towards printing costs for a new campaign for the Dingoes of Fraser Island.
This campaign seeks to raise awareness and gather accurate information about the plight of the Fraser Island Dingoes from the Queensland government.
21 July 2014. Yarra City Council has voted unanimously to join Moreland Council in seeking a judicial review of the Minister for Planning’s approvals for the East West Link and the assessments committee’s recommendation to the Minister.
See also: Who shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine? on VoltaireNet, Sanctions and Airliners by Paul Craig Roberts, Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine LIVE UPDATES on RT.
Appendix: links to mainstream media disinformation about Flight MH17.
As a citizen of Australia I was horrified to hear the irresponsible, ignorant, inflammatory, and divisive speech by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the subject of the recent downing of MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. The consequences could be enormous in helping to drag humanity closer to World War Three. Why on earth is he making such inflammatory remarks?