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My last interview with @MalcolmFraser12 on old politics, new media, shock-jocks, sovereignty

I first interviewed Malcolm Fraser more than 30 years ago when I was a full time mainstream media journalist & broadcaster – this interview is not very MSM and not meant to be an objective analysis. It was a delight.

The former PM and member of the World Eminent Persons’ Group remains active as the Founding Chairman of CARE Australia.

English: Malcolm Fraser in 1956. Image no. : A...
English: Malcolm Fraser in 1956.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He’s graciously agreed to talk again before the end of the year. meanwhile please follow him on twitter @MalcolmFraser12 ( and if you can handle a massive stream of alt news – use lists to manage high volume accts – follow me @perthtones )

The 20 minute audio is unedited to preserve it’s integrity, sections will be replayed  on Perth radio 6PR Oct 13,14.

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Little girl confronts soldiers with unworldly grace, courage and eloquence. share this

Little girl confronts soldiers with unworldly grace, courage and eloquence.

She’s Palestinian & the soldiers are Israeli but her message is universal.

The video is clearly post-produced to some extent, I’m trying to find the original and some more info & context. (*UPDATE BELOW, her name is Jana and she’s 6 years old )

Meanwhile it remains a powerful piece of video.

Please read the notes & comments too… and maybe use her courage to raise your voice against war & oppression

Angel of Peace


please send the video to your any politician you have a contact for…

Here’s more of Jana from our friends at Palestine Youth Voice


Mirror yourself in the courage of this little girl!
The important thing is to have the courage to care!
Credits to AkyasEasu Channel
http://www.facebook.com/akyastv What are you waiting for? Now is the time to STAND UP for yourself, to be BOLD, be CREATIVE, be RADICAL To Dream BIG, IMAGINE, Feel the fear but DO IT! Anyway its time to Question Expert Authority, ASK hard questions, PROPOSE and DEMAND solutions. To Participate and AGITATE. DISOBEY if you must. To VISUALISE and Organise. To KILL the fear spreading Media – EDUCATE and INFORM yourself and Others. NOW is the time to invest in HOPE.

To cultivate LOVE To Give Thanks for what we have and to help those that Haven’t. We Must DANCE, PLAY, ENJOY ourselves. TRANSFORM your situation no matter how bad it is. It can be done, EAT WELL, REST, MEDITATE. PROTECT yourself. BECOME a SOUL WARRIOR. Don’t apologise for being a DREAMER – we need MORE DREAMERS. PERSIST Resist and ignore the begrudgers, hold firm to your vision. Don’t make up excuses or get caught up in Blame. In the Game of them and Us RESPECT Everyone, even if you dont like them. Enemies are Great Teachers. TRANSCEND, RISE, Reach for the STARS.

Don’t take yourself too seriously. LAUGH at yourself. LOVE YOURSELF. You are WONDERFUL if you let yourself BE. ABANDON JUDGEMENT, Age, Roles, Stereotypes. Take RISKS. Drop LEFT RIGHT and RELIGIOUS Dogma. THINK FOR YOURSELF. Take control of your Diet, Money, Home, Family, Work Spend Time in NATURE. Listen to your Gut, Instinct, Intuition, Heart. Go offline to get ONLINE. Take QUIET TIME for you, to WRITE, DRAW. EXPERIMENT. Learn a SONG, Call a Meeting, Start a Petition. BUILD COMMUNITY. See what happens. SHARE. Take your time. Slow Down – Small and Slow are POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL. Wake up to REALITY. It’s not that bad. If it is THEN CHANGE IT. Don’t wait for others to do it. TELL OTHERS, JOIN them, ASK for HELP.

SING IT LOUD. BE Proud you’re not a Zombie caught up on the harsh production line of Commuting, Work, Shopping, Consumption and SLEEP. You’re MUCH MORE ALIVE This is not a PRACTICE RUN, THIS IS YOUR REVOLUTION TO MAKE IT HAPPEN THERE ARE ALWAYS MORE POSSIBILITIES THAT YOU THINK! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?


Jenny’s voice:
“All your armies, all your fighters All your tanks, and all your soldiers Against a boy holding a stone Standing there all alone In his eyes I see the sun In his smile I see the moon And I wonder, I only wonder Who is weak, and who is strong? Who is right, and who is wrong? And I wish, I only wish That the truth has a tongue….! ”

{Palestinian girl Jenny (5 years) from the village of Nabi Saleh north west of Ramallah, Israeli soldiers courageously online on one of the entrances to the village in English and talk about the enormous injustice perpetrated against them by the Israeli occupation. These soldiers and tried to evade the voice of the girl Jenny who was wearing a dress and the Palestinian Toshan kuffiya which In place, and talked about the demise of Omnyatea occupation and said to them: “You are really crazy.” Topped with a Palestinian flag, where it has pursued a strong, courageous and personally directed their messages to each soldier is]

بخصوص Hudna – reviving cultural practice in a high tech campaign to end killing in the middle east, and allow Palestinians & Israelis to live side by side in peace.

I’ve been asked to manage online media for hudna.org and have gladly accepted, formalising peace work I began to do with Eyal Ehrlich years ago – please contact me if you can help with geeky goodness or other practical support.

Our twitter, YouTube  accounts and website will be up & running soon – plase follow my personal acct @perthtones for new developments with Hudna.

More details of the revitalized campaign.. to come – middle ground rising…

Below are some screen caps from the website under construction – we’ll also be blogging and linking with peace groups, activists  and individuals across the Middle east and globally.



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Some good news – John Pilger awarded Australian Peace PrizeABC News Article link.

Pilger awarded Sydney Peace Prize
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The winner of this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, John Pilger, has labelled the Federal Government’s asylum-seeker policy “illegal and immoral”.

The celebrated Australian journalist, author and filmmaker will be presented with the Sydney Peace Foundation award later today.

To view on a PC/Mac please use this link


To view on a mobile please use this link


from @perthtones’ iPhone

Good news Video/TV from Israel and Palestine – Australian football turns enemies & strangers into team-mates and friends

Good news Video/TV from Israel and Palestine – Australian football turns enemies & strangers into team-mates and friends

I just caught the end of this Doco in today’s broadcast and am pleased to say it will air again on July 7 on Channel Ten.

I know 6PR fiends, Tony, Toni, Vincent and Joel will be interested – hi 🙂

visit the movie’s page at screenaustralia, click here


Channel Ten will air the doco again on July 7,

see here for details.

This is the inspirational story of Israeli and Palestinian youths who unite over the game of Australian football.

Tackling Peace goes behind the scenes as young men from different sides of a bloody political war set aside a lifetime of prejudice and hostility to compete as a team in the Australian Football League’s International Cup.

Few of the aspirant players had ever heard of the game and none imagined befriending teammates from across the political divide.

The brainchild of Sydney-based footy mum Tanya Oziel, the Peace Team is an initiative of the not-for-profit Peres Center for Peace, which works towards peace in the Middle East.


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President Barack Obama blogs too! And America please remember he didn’t promise “he” can, he said “we” can – so don’t leave it all up to him.

Shepard Fairey/Obey, Barack Obama campaign posters, 2008
Shepard Fairey/Obey, Barack Obama campaign posters, 2008


President to Muslim World: “Americans are not your enemy”

“My job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives,” President Obama told Al Arabiya, an Arabic-language news channel based out of Dubai. “My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy.”

Click here to go to the first EVER blog of a US President