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URGENT: #ausvotes #australia personnel about to go to war with #Syria under direct US command, but Parlt won’t be told & media won’t ask

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Aussie sons & daughters are already under US command in the Persian Gulf (see this article from 2009 for just part of our deployment story) and are likely to form at least a defensive posture in support of the US attack on Syria in other parts of the Middle east.

R.A.N. ships have had many encounters with elements of Iranian forces since major deployment in John Howard’s illegal support of the invasion of Iraq and are on Tehran’s radar without a doubt. I can’t  speak to aussies deployed or embedded with US land, air, special ops or intel elements. That illustrates the problem.

Aussies will vote for a new Government next saturday but no-one is talking about or asking about the war elephant in the room. That is scary and echoes the deadly, dangerous silence before every disastrous military adventure where we rushed to support the US.

I may be wrong, but if so, let the PM and Opposition leader tell me and you that, and spell out what risk they are putting our defense personnel in the name of a discredited US administration.

The Government is about to enter caretaker mode so there will be none of the parliamentary scrutiny of our war effort, certainly no opportunity for the sound rejection of war that we saw in the UK Parliament. ( A vote that led corporate media to almost visceral condemnation of those who questioned war.)

Whether an attack on that butcher Assad is right or wrong is sadly irrelevant.

What matters is that our sons and daughters are in harms way without so much as a whats up? from any of us.

So, please dear former colleagues in mainstream media, do your job. Speak truth to power and question whomever’s in charge about what is going on and what danger they are putting our family members in to appease a Government that has admitted spying on all of us, including our Politicians.

Whomever forms Government will inherit a defense force already at war and out of direct australian control.

Thesedays we don’t expect fearless reporting from Murdoch media and precious little from the rest, so please, ask  your favourite news outlet and MP, as well as Abbott and Rudd ( Khaki Kev was quoted in John Kerry’s war-drum speech last night as saying ‘we can’t turn a blind eye to Assad’s actions’) WTF is going on?

post script: “lest we forget” successive LNP & ALP Governments have been exposed as not looking after those who’ve returned from other bloody misadventures with Uncle Sam & their weasel words on “our troops” are tragically laughable.

Personal note: I send love and support for those who serve and their families, but I have nothing but contempt for the bastards who send them to foreign lands to kill and be killed for the US.

tony serve


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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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Malcolm Fraser on 2012-10-11 at 13.05.output

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]