Archive for February, 2012

Syria – The CIA and NATO Exposed

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Which Matters Most, AIPAC’s Power, or Rachel Corrie’s Death?

In the name of all that John Wesley and John Calvin held to be holy and sacred, why is the choice between AIPAC and Rachel Corrie so difficult to make?   by James M. Wall    Two events arrive next month on the American political calendar: The annual AIPAC Policy Conference, and the anniversary of Rachel […]

What nasty surprises await our warmongers in the Gulf?

No more sights like this, please… the price our young men pay for the vanity and misguided ambition of a foolish government.   by Stuart Littlewood   The most important thing I’ve read these last few days is the excellent article ‘Armageddon Approaches’ by Dr Lasha Darkmoon , a cautionary piece which points the […]

Pollock could walk free this month

Jailed: Australian Graeme Michael Pollock has received a six-month sentence in Indonesia but could soon be released due to time already served. Picture: Lukman S Bintoro Source: The Daily Telegraph AN AUSTRALIAN man caught last year in Bali with a small amount of the party drug ice has been sentenced to six months in jail. […]

Bligh pours pressure on Newman

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Aussie woman Larissa Miesnieks’ profit in sex ring

Alleged laundering … Larissa Miesnieks. Source: The Daily Telegraph A SYDNEY woman has been accused of laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars, the alleged profits of high-class online prostitution. Larissa Miesnieks, 39, who lives in London, is accused of controlling prostitutes and laundering money between 2006 and 2010. UK police stumbled across the alleged online […]

Wilkie pulls the plug on pokies

The federal government is urgently trying to resuscitate the proposed trial in the ACT of restrictions on poker machine gambling after Independent Andrew Wilkie suddenly dropped his support. He now says the 12-month trial is too weak because it does not include Queanbeyan and he called on the Prime Minister to ”grow a backbone”. The […]

Sun sets on Coast, Tweed solar jobs

MORE jobs are expected to be lost on the Tweed and Gold Coast after a decision by the Federal Government to axe its solar hot water scheme. The move represents a further blow to an industry still reeling from the slashing of solar power rebates by the NSW and Queensland governments in recent years. Under […]

New 24-hour helpline for defence families

DEFENCE families can now access a 24-hour helpline for advice and support. The new service provides defence families with access to advice, support and a crucial connection to their local community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   “Having a loved one deployed on operation can be a difficult and emotional time for […]

Flood update – Thursday

A severe weather warning for flash flooding remains for the people in Riverina. A slow moving cloud band extends across much of southern and western NSW producing widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms. Within this system areas of heavier rain are likely to produce flash flooding over the coming days. At 10pm on Wednesday, moderate to […]

Australia urged to apologise for forced adoptions

“Acknowledgement. I want the Australian public to know what happened to us,” she told The Associated Press. Ms Turner said she was 17 when her baby was taken without her consent while she was drugged. Weeks later, she was told he had died. They were reunited in 2008. She has a copy of the adoption […]

‘I pleaded every day to see her. She was not a mistake’

CAROL HELMRICH is adamant she didn’t give her baby away for adoption in 1968. ”We couldn’t give our baby away because we weren’t given our baby. I pleaded every day to see her,” she says. When she went into labour as a 16-year-old at the Paddington Women’s Hospital, her 15-year-old boyfriend left work and tried […]

Senior al Qaeda Chief Arrested in Cairo

On a recent unseasonably warm workday in Birmingham, Alabama, the line to get car-license plates filled two long marbled halls in Jefferson County’s downtown courthouse and wound 150 feet into a park. Hits: 34

Senior al-Qaida Chief Arrested in Cairo

On a recent unseasonably warm workday in Birmingham, Alabama, the line to get car-license plates filled two long marbled halls in Jefferson County’s downtown courthouse and wound 150 feet into a park. Hits: 39

Senior Qaeda militant arrested in Cairo airport

On a recent unseasonably warm workday in Birmingham, Alabama, the line to get car-license plates filled two long marbled halls in Jefferson County’s downtown courthouse and wound 150 feet into a park. Hits: 41

Four S.Africa game park staff arrested over rhino poaching

Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of the northern Pacific, where they could wash ashore on the U.S. west coast as early as a year from now. Hits: 37

Egyptian named by US as al-Qaida leader arrested in Cairo, denies link, says was misidentified

CAIRO – An Egyptian named by the United States as one of al-Qaida‘s top figures has been arrested in Cairo, but he has denied the link and says it was a case of mistaken identity. Security and airport officials say Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested on his arrival Wednesday from Pakistan and was taken for […]

US official: Man arrested in Cairo is apparently not long-sought senior al-Qaida leader

WASHINGTON – A U.S official says the U.S. doesn’t believe that a man arrested in Cairo is a long-sought senior al-Qaida military leader. Speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, a U.S. national security official said Wednesday the arrest appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, but that the U.S. was working […]

Protesters Were Arrested Trying to Re-Occupy Zuccotti Park

It was just like old times at Zuccotti Park on Tuesday night, as protesters marched to the tiny downtown Manhattan Square with their sleeping bags and police rolled out the paddy wagons. After marching from Union Square to Zuccotti Park — where Occupy Wall Street began on Sept. 17, 2011 — demonstrators rolled out sleeping […]

Ex-mine security chief to be sentenced over blast

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A convicted former security chief at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia will learn his fate for lying to investigators about the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men. Hughie Elbert Stover faces up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing was set for Wednesday in U.S. District […]

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