(A-Radio) Interview: Capitalism and the changes in the UK legal aid system

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we talked with an UK-based prisoner support activist about capitalism and recent changes in judicial law. This concerns especially legal aids and the introduction of so-called "court costs", showing clearly an ever more class-based judicial system.

Forum: NSW Criminal Justice and Prison Systems

Pre-Election Public Forum

NSW Criminal Justice and Prison Systems 

Where: Hall of Assembly, The University of Sydney, 173 Phillip Street, Sydney 

When: Tuesday, 17th February 2015, 5 - 7:45pm

All political parties have been sent the Questionnaire, their responses have been documented and will be discussed at the forum. The following parliamentarians have agreed on behalf of their parties to respond. 

Chair The Hon. John Dowd AO QC  

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice for NSW - for Liberals


Anima Mundi - permaculture, peak oil, climate change and the Gaia theory.

For a short time my first documentary, Anima Mundi - Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the the Gaia theory, is available to watch for free at Culture Unplugged, an online film festival. Anima Mundi is signed with a US distributor who has ripped me off, thus I have allowed the film to be shown free in their licensed territories by the festival. Click the link to watch: Please vote for Anima Mundi.

United Natures - a United Nations of all species

United Natures - a United Nations of all species

Documentary movie on the Rights of Mother Earth and permaculture of the inner landscape. Featuring a stellar international cast of top environmental thinkers and activists including Vandana Shiva, Dr Helen Caldicott, Polly Higgins (ecocide), Starhawk (permaculture), Father Bob Maguire, Cormac Cullinan (Wild Law), David Holmgren (co-originator of permaculture) and Michael Reynolds (earthships) amongst others. A homemade grassroots independent film self-funded by the director, Peter Charles Downey.


Force the States and Territories to means-test fines!

A fine is a weapon of class warfare. For a rich person, a fine may represent minutes of earnings or savings. For a poor person, it represents days of earnings and weeks or months of savings. Thus the poor are punished more harshly for the same alleged offence. That's the idea.

Sea Shepherd sues Japanese whalers for Piracy in Dutch Court

Sea Shepherd lodged on Friday writs to sue the crew of Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru 2 for piracy in the Dutch court system for threatening the lives of the six crew members of the Ady Gil and destroying their vessel. Conservation pirates suing pirates of profit and environmental slaughter and destruction.

Other News: Bethune files for arrest of Japanese Captain | Ady Gil commits to fundraising for a new Ady Gil | Bob Brown serves $2million demand on Japan | Australian Government delays legal action decision until after IWC meeting in June | New Video from Ady Gil - final 3 minutes before ramming | How Whaling is Illegal

Same-sex pensioners set to suffer under law reform

Homosexual Law Reform proposed by the Rudd Government to end discriminatory practices with regard to pensions still has a long way to go according to Mannie De Saxe of Melbourne Lesbian and Gay Solidarity.

According to Mannie "the Federal Government is about to inflict a new method of elder abuse on the Gay Lesbian Transgender and HIV/AIDS communities, particularly those least able to defend themselves against this new form of discrimination, homophobia and other forms of abuse by targeting same-sex aged, disabled and other disadvantaged most vulnerable people."