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The Torturer’s Apprentice

September 15, 2009 |

The revelations of a once secret 2006 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross on the use of torture and “cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment” on prisoners at Guantánamo and secret CIA jails came as a shock to … Read More

Bondi Woodstock – From Richard Neville

August 24, 2009 |

On Sunday, as the dull reports on the Woodstock anniversary fell heavily from corporate media – mud, gridlock, smelly lavs – a Woodstock of another kind sprung up at Bondi Beach. Unseasonally hot sun sucked half of Sydney to the … Read More

The AfPak Blues – From Richard Neville

July 15, 2009 |

Millions of warm hearted, fair minded humans live in America, though few are part of the military. If they were, perhaps the carnage could be kept under control. To Americans with a conscience I say – get a grip on … Read More

Kiss Me Hardie From The Outsider

March 15, 2009 |

The $300+ million bale out of James Hardie Industries asbestosis fund by the Australian State and Federal Governments is another disgraceful chapter in the history of this apology for a company.

The deal struck in 2007 gave the directors a … Read More

March 10, 2009 |

Rotten – the underbelly of the net, eviscerated for all to see collects images and information from many sources to present viewers with a truly unpleasant experience, and they’ve been successfully doing so since 1996.

Apart from The Daily … Read More

Art as Sacred Cow

January 31, 2009 |

Art is a fragile adolescent creature in Australia. It is constantly threatened with extinction, its habitat polluted by grandstanding politicians and the censorship of those ordinary citizens who, as Hitler once opined, enjoy a ‘healthy taste of art’.

But psychotherapist … Read More