Around 20 protestors greeted the visit by Obama to Darwin Parliament on November 17th with a small protest against the proposed new base for U.S. marines in Darwin. This base will see 2500 marines permanently on Australian soil by 2016 and lead to a massive expansion in military training exercises. As clearly spelt out in the World Socialist Website this expansion is clearly about U.S.
So-called social media movements in the Middle East and North Africa have been applauded by western governments. Leaders of the so-called 'free world', including Barack Obama asked leaders of these nations to respect the will of the people, to respect their right to freedom of speech and the right to protest, and in many cases for national leaders to step down.
by Ciaron - Dublin Catholic Worker (originally from Brisbane, Australia)
OBAMA, he speaks like JESUS and kills like HEROD!
It has been weird being in Dublin security city the past week. It reminds me a lot of
growing up in the police state of Queensland/Australia in the late '70's.
And, to Colonel Gaddafi's grandchildren, allegedly killed in the same bombing that killed his son Saif.
So who is next?
Perhaps all they have to do now is knock me off?
Bring it on, psychos!
Whatever the winners record for 'posterity' about those they deem as 'enemies', there will always be a number, and in today's widespread underground information-web and the to-themselves cynicism toward the superpowers, a very high number of us will look down on and 'spit' on the 'official' news stories and metaphorically on those who fabricate them.