Jul 282018

. . .   progressive lawyering rests on the sound assumption that no fundamental social change – be it the  eradication of racism, poverty, war, sexism, homophobia or other societal ills – can come about solely through legal reform. Only organized,  politicized mass activism from below, aimed at constantly enhancing and enforcing that social change or […]

Jul 172018
2018-07-17    New “foreign interference” laws in Australia.   I suspect that collaboration with international organizations (350.org, Beyond War, Whistleblowers, hundreds of others) will be illegal?

Scroll down to VIDEO – – listen to the first part. Australia is a member of “FVEY“, a U.S. – U.K. – Canada – Australia – New Zealand  coalition on surveillance, “integration” of military, and so on.  For more info, enter “FVEY” in the search button at top right of this blog page. I am […]

Jul 162018

 For a more critical report on the same, Australia’s new laws, see: 2018-07-17 New “foreign interference” laws in Australia.  I suspect that collaboration with 350.org, for example, would be illegal.  Plus many other collaborations with international organizations, e.g. with “Beyond War”. = = = = = = = = = = = =  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44624270 Australia’s […]

Jul 112018

You may have guessed:  I am making plans now, to attend the following. Please help spread the word.  And let your MP know your position (not necessarily the same as mine!).     Thanks!  Sandra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CORRECTION:   I did not write the notice […]

Jul 092018

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQkV5cTuoY  The driver behind this video is a popular, well-known German comedian, I believe. In my mind, the video is an interesting and creative tactic to counter the drift toward fascism. One complaint?:  the language of the young girl near the end is offensive. Or, a recommendation?:  Stop the video, don’t listen to the rest, […]

Jul 072018
2018-07-03  Ecuador judge orders ex-president Correa be jailed, Reuters   (Correa granted asylum to Julian Assange in 2012, among his other "sins".)

Rafael Correa, February 5, 2018 (Agencia de Noticias ANDES/CC BY-SA 2.0)   To remind myself how long-standing and KNOWN the problem of U.S. interference is,  I added some background to the recent news “Ecuador judge orders ex-president Correa be jailed”. In my view, the best life insurance for former president Rafael Correa is the sharing […]

Jul 012018

This story plus the determination arising from the Auditor General’s report on the Phoenix payroll system to DO SOMETHING! – like actually firing and prosecuting – – raises my hopes. We are blessed by some well-placed, very good people.  Thank goodness! Whistle-blowers seem suddenly to be the valuable people that they are, recognized and supported […]

Jun 262018

Assange Is A Journalist, Should Not Be Persecuted For Publishing The Truth Dissident Voice Last week, rallies in support of Julian Assange were held around the world. We participated in two #AssangeUnity events seeking to #FreeAssange This is the beginning of a new phase of the campaign to stop the persecution of Julian Assange and […]