The Dirty War on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. In seeking regime change the big powers sought to hide their hand, using proxy armies of Islamists , demonising the Syrian Government and constantly accusing it of atrocities. In this way Syrian President Bashar al Assad, a mild-mannered eye doctor, became the new evil in the world. Continue reading “The dirty war on Syria: Washington, regime change and resistance (2016)”
A slow motion drama is in play in Melanesia, above all in Papua New Guinea, where the ‘omissions’ of the colonial era are being addressed by neo-colonial forces. The economic interest of the big powers has its focus on land – always a key resource but increasingly valuable in times of multiple food, financial, energy and ecological crises. Continue reading “Land and livelihoods in Papua New Guinea (2015)”
An autobiographical expose of the New South Wales criminal justice system. In 1991, Tim Anderson was acquitted of charges related to a bombing outside a political conference in Sydney, in 1978. In 1992 he published a book (Take Two, Bantam, Sydney) about his arrests, court cases, and prison experiences, over the previous thirteen years. Take Two is now out of print, but its full text is reproduced here, along with a 2002 update.
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