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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Tas forest shock wave on federal election gathers momentum
Mood:  energetic
Topic: election Oz 2007
Liz Jackson reports on the controversial approval process for Australia’s largest ever pulp mill.

Four Corners broadcast last night 30th July 2007 badly damaged the reputation for lack of integrity of the federal ALP under the Rudd ALP, and state ALP under Tasmanian Premier Lennon.

This broadcast only adds to the shocks waves going through the progressive side of politics repudiating the cynical corrupt ALP state and federal.

Full story here .....

Posted by editor at 2:20 PM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007 2:48 PM NZT
Dr Jim Green's latest No Nuke News - late July 07
Mood:  crushed out
Topic: nuke threats


Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 3:14 PM
Subject: Upcoming anti-nuclear events

Dear No Nukes News subscribers, please find below a list of upcoming events including Hiroshima Day events, in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney.
regards, Jim
Jim Green B.Med.Sci. (Hons.) PhD
Friends of the Earth <www.foe.org.au>
EnergyScience Coalition <www.energyscience.org.au>



Posted by editor at 12:48 PM NZT
N E W S wRAPS 'The M5 East Pollution Con Continues'
Mood:  irritated
Topic: health

.... full story here

Posted by editor at 11:59 AM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:46 PM NZT
Monday, 30 July 2007
Hot House Flowers man takes a stand against mad road builders in Ireland
Mood:  lucky
Topic: world

Full story here

Posted by editor at 10:39 AM NZT
Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007 5:10 PM NZT
Sunday, 29 July 2007
Sunday political talkies: Rudd destroys God's creation in Tasmania, Gallery chilled, Howard 'till 70'
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: election Oz 2007

The incomparable David Rowe of the Australian Financial Review, that Rupert Murdoch correctly states is a genius, with Rudd as the CFMEU bitch boy, aka the pig f*cking scene in movie Deliverance.


Full story here.....



Posted by editor at 10:32 AM NZT
Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007 5:52 PM NZT
Saturday, 28 July 2007
SAM editor no longer (pro bono) legal adviser to ARTV
Mood:  cool
Topic: legal

Regretably we have resigned from the free legal service effective as of 27th July 2007, that is yesterday evening. Obligations of fiduciary duty solicitor to client still apply.


In the meantime we commend this upcoming event being organised at Addison Road Centre supported by various sponsers including ArtResistance associated in some way with ARTV:

Actually their web page is down but try the contact numbers below:
Marrickville Film Festival  

Deadline: August 24th

For information on how to submit films go to www.addisonrdcentre.com.au and follow the links, or contact:

Yvette Andrews, President, Addison Rd Centre  0408 281 810

Jola Jones  Festival Organising Committee 0415 521 580 / 9564 1277

The Marrickville Film Festival is supported by Marrickville Council, Addison Rd Centre, Art Resistance Community TV, Sidetrack Theatre and Addison Rd Gallery.

Posted by editor at 10:35 AM NZT
Updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2007 5:13 PM NZT
Friday, 27 July 2007
Bracks grabs 'the high moral ground' from defeat over the Murray Darling River ...while he can
Mood:  lucky
Topic: election Oz 2007

Well what do you know. John Howard blows Steve Bracks (Premier of State of Victoria where we grew up) off the playing field with a constitutional gazump of the control of Murray River waters, everyone knows it including the Victorian Farmers Federation who move to dump him and negotiate with the feds directly.

The VFF presumably understand the old axiom: Money talks and bullshit walks, as Bracks indeed has, and so called best treasurer in Victoria's history John Brumby has probably been a bit worried too on the Vic share of the $10B Murray Darling package the feds have agreement from all the other states except Victoria so far.

Full story here ....

Posted by editor at 3:58 PM NZT
Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007 6:04 PM NZT
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Oh dear, Rudd f*cks the greens, but also himself .... with his own naked cynicism
Mood:  down
Topic: ecology

Picture: Jimmy Stewart ponders leaping from a bridge in the classic It's a wonderful life (1946)  as here on YouTube because crony capitalism has destroyed all hope in the hometown of Bedford, just like Gunns Ltd has for democracy in Tasmania, and may yet for the ALP under Rudd.

This writer will vote Green Party. There is no doubt. There is no way SAM's editor wants John Howard to win the election. Which you might think means I want Kevin Rudd to win. As a member of a union* you might think I support the working class too.

But as a student and participant of real coal face politics as far back as  1996 and more it becomes clear Rudd has crueled his own chances badly on Monday 23rd July 2007. How ironic when he thought he was being clever embracing the forest killers.

Full story here .....

Posted by editor at 8:40 AM NZT
Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007 6:24 PM NZT
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Baird to stand again in Cook?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: human rights

Bruce Baird is known as a strong supporter of human rights. We notice Imre Salusinszky on the abc 702 radio just now about Baird may stand again. On Sunday we wrote this during the tv free to air political talkies:

"Its very close [re 9 Sunday web poll 47pc Howard step down before election] in the conservative ranks we think. Bill Heffernan was looking very grim on the vision on abc tv last night over the Cook pre-selection farce to replace Bruce Baird. Baird should re stand. "

Does Imre read my stuff? Or someone? Baird is a vote for Costello in the leadership tensions if he re stands, and that may well be why he will or won't.

His excuse previously was he wanted to avoid familial conflicts of policy interest between his son as state MP for Manly and his own idealistic work in the federal sphere. A  pretty lame excuse but that's what he said ... again on abc radio some weeks ago.

Postscript #1 11.15 am 26th July 2007

Bruce Baird has just ruled out running again with Richard Fidler on the Conversation Hour ABC radio:  "I was approached on the weekend on what conditions  would I consider running again ......after 20 years in politics ... you can stay too long". Ouch PM Howard, there's the hint.


Posted by editor at 11:38 AM NZT
Updated: Thursday, 26 July 2007 1:19 PM NZT
Monday, 23 July 2007
Rudd responds to 4% swing to Govt on Haneef 'farce' with redneck appeasement of Tas loggers/woodchippers
Mood:  irritated
Topic: ecology

Preface: worth recalling in the 1996 election a Democrat (?) aligned Australian Conservation Foundation leader (Jim Downey), and The Wilderness Society under guidance of then new director Alec Marr moved from a pro ALP position to at best agnostic or deliberately antagonistic.

This resulted in 'a moral chill' going out in the electorate which created a political space for the Howard led Coalition (pre Iraq war, pre the nuke love in) to harvest anti Keating sentiment. In other words, the ALP leader (read Rudd today?) lost his moral veil which all political parties need to garner broader support. Notice yesterday Downer announced a $400M AIDS package for the Asia Pacific region - that's the beginnings of a moral veil of sorts for a whole of govt election platform, similar to Premier Iemma budget allocations for health both prior and since the recent state election:

Also worth recalling, that earlier this year Rudd said he was guided by science on Tas forests but the science is all against him on this latest announcement as per 100 signatories of a top scientists letter in 2004 here

9/2004 - statement of Australia's best forest scientists on Tasmanian logging problem

Peter Garrett sounded shocking on PM show last night and on Glover political round up before that both for a very bad cold and for content around a shallow front man for a corrupt policy. Sings other peoples songs, but stands for very little himself. He's a joke compared to Bob Brown as here same PM show http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2007/s1986038.htm

And worth recalling that Kevin Rudd's good mates in the Forestry division of the logging union are responsible for this

Full story here ...

Posted by editor at 5:47 PM NZT
Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007 9:16 PM NZT

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