And still NOT ONE human rights organisation has called on the Australian government AND opposition start respecting international law.



As Manus MP Ronnie Knight continues inciting hatred and violence against the victims of Australia's fascist anti-refugee policy ... ----> A 24-year-old refugee says he was assaulted by a gang of youths on Manus Island, in the latest act of alleged violence against detainees from Australia’s offshore processing centre.

The man told police he was walking from a Lorengau hotel to a lodge on Sunday evening when a group of young men called out to him.

He said he ignored them but then the group surrounded him and one man demanded he hand over his phone. ... [Guardian - 10/11/16]



Dystopia:  NGOs, tech startups use price signals, weasel words and PR to financialise Australia's anti-refugee policy [Huffington Post - 10/11/16]



Two  hours allocated for November 11 Canberra hearing in latest Senate affirmation of Australia's anti-refugee torture, exile, turnback policy ---> Serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre:


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Mr Andrew Goledzinowski, Ambassador, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking

First Assistant Secretary, Pacific Division Mr Daniel Sloper



Another instalment of the People Smuggling Ambassador's "Voyage of the Damned" refugee exile propaganda? ---> Sixth refugee arrives from Nauru under exile deal [Cambodia Daily - 8/11/16]



A Syrian man has reportedly been taken from immigration detention on Nauru to Cambodia.

SBS understands the man, deemed a refugee, was taken to Cambodia last Friday.

The man has told SBS Radio's Arabic24 he was given notice on Thursday that he would be moved.

We spoke to him from Cambodia where he is been supported by the IOM under the agreement between Australia and Cambodia.

He claims he was offered $10,000 to go to Cambodia, with another $6,000 to be paid over the first year.

The man had spent two-and-a-half years in the camp, and his brother remains there in Nauru. [SBS - 10/11/16]



Australia's refugee concentration camps on Nauru and Manus Island were reopened by the ALP under the watchful guidance of the United States (i.e. Hillary Clinton's State Department) [Buzzfeed - 4/6/16]:


Star Labor candidate Peter Khalil has confirmed he acted as a protected source for the US government, feeding them information about Labor’s asylum seeker policy.

Khalil served as a foreign policy adviser to former prime minister Kevin Rudd back in 2007 and was also director of national security policy for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq from 2003-04.  ...



SBS has appointed Peter Khalil to the position of Director, Strategy & Communications, effective 21 May, 2012.



Sydney Morning Herald [13/8/12]:


Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed an independent report on asylum seekers, saying the government will move urgently to restart offshore processing on Manus Island and Nauru.

Ms Gillard told reporters in Canberra this afternoon that the government would reintroduce its migration bill, with amendments, to the Parliament tomorrow.

The expert panel on asylum seekers, Michael L'Estrange, Angus Houston and Paris Aristotle, have handed their recommendations to the government.

The government will also move immediately to implement the report's recommendations to remove family reunion concessions for people who arrive by boat.

An expert panel led by former Defence chief Angus Houston has recommended that Australia process asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru, and that the Malaysia people swap should be "built on further" before anyone was sent to Malaysia.

Ms Gillard and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen [protect] told a special Labor caucus meeting this afternoon that the government should adopt all 22 recommendations in the report. …



Australian refugee and rights "advocates" condemning Trump are frauds ---> The Clinton solution for refugees: Guantanamo [Washington Post - 23/11/15]



A refugee who was secretively deported from Melbourne to Nauru in the middle of the night last week arrived in Australia by cruise ship almost two years ago believing he had a valid visa.


The man told Guardian Australia he was confused and scared for his life during the deportation.

No one told him why he was being deported and he said he remained restrained and shirtless for the whole journey from Melbourne to Nauru.

He and a number of guards were the only people on the charter flight, he said, estimating the plane could have seated more than 100 people. ... [Guardian - 8/11/16]



‏@akhanmep [10/11/16]:  Crackdown of #Rohingya in Burma continues. In 2016, it's a new government, with old policies! EU must pressure Rangoon to end the abuses



‏@nslwin [10/11/16]:  Last night at 9PM - 3 #Rohingya sisters in #SinThayPyinMiddle H, #LaungDon VT raped by #Myanmar Army & BGP. Among 3 victims, one is 17-yo.



‏@nslwin [9/11/16]:  At least 1200 #Rohingya villagers from #MyinHlut are hiding inside the mountain in fear of torture and arrest. Tonight is 3rd night.



... On November 8th, 2016 at around 8 PM five Rohingya residents who were attempting to flee to Bangladesh through Zee Pin Chaung village were shot dead by the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP).

They were attempting to flee persecution by the BGP and Military.

After the incident Rohingya villagers only saw four of the five bodies floating in the river.

They were unable to recover the bodies because they were afraid they would also be shot if they tried. 


At the asme time another family who were attempting to flee to Bangladesh were caught by the BGP.

“Kabir Ahmed and his family were also caught in Zee Pin Chaung, including his wife and three children.

The older children are above five years old.

One Boy and one girl.

Those two children were handed to the hamlet-in-charge, Abdul Salam, from Zee Pin Chaung middle hamlet, where they were arrested.

The other child detained with the parents is an infant,” the villager added.  ... [Rohingya Blogger - 9/11/16]



... I woke up in the city in a bit of a rage

Determined to free my mind from this art official cage ...



'Art Official Cage', Prince [2014]



Murdoch and Crikey McCarthyists still fighting the Cold War [Embassy of the Russian Federation in Australia - 10/11/16]:


We noted information circulated in Australian mass media that “a Liberal MP Rick Wilson, the member for O'Connor in Western #Australia, has listed the property on his parliamentary pecuniary interest register noting it is "tenanted by the Embassy of the Russian Federation”.

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Australia wishes to make the following remark that it has never contacted Mr Rick Wilson directly and in the matters of renting a property for its staff members cooperates with accredited reputable companies only.



Senator Larissa Waters' phony outrage inadvertently pushes Queenslanders toward One Nation [Greens Media Release - 10/11/16]



Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to meet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Nov. 17, a senior government official said on Thursday. ... [Reuters - 9/11/16]



Family from remote WA town travel to Canberra for another gabfest featuring grandstanding politicians like Senator Pat Dodson [ABC - 10/11/16]



Population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children removed by child protection system will triple by 2035, major new report warns [Family Matters - 9/11/16]



Duopoly fascists maintain Australia's racist status quo [SBS - 8/11/16]



Victorian Labor Party incites Dingo genocide [Petition]



Prosecution calls for 2 Palestinian children to serve 2 years in juvenile detention centre [10/11/16]



The health of a former prisoner from Gaza has seriously deteriorated due to cancer, as a prisoners’ group urged on Wednesday for the Palestinian to be allowed to leave the besieged coastal enclave to access life-saving medical care. ... [Maan - 10/11/16]



Israeli forces shoot Palestinian after alleged stab attack in Nablus [Maan - 9/11/16]



What will President Trump mean for Palestine? [Electronic Intifada - 9/11/16]



John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.”

He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation.

Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity.

The spokesperson was asked by Said Arikat of the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds for his take on “a group of senior Israeli government officials, notably the Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely … pushing for the total annexation of Maale Adumim, one of the largest settlements in the West Bank.”

The question should have been an easy one for someone in Kirby’s position to answer.

All of Israel’s settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law.

Building colonies on territory acquired by force amounts to a war crime.

Yet rather than calling the settlements illegal or criminal, Kirby described them as “unilateral efforts that would prejudge the outcome of negotiations.”

Kirby then moved swiftly to discuss the problems the US government has with “Palestinian incitement.” ... [Electronic Intifada - 9/11/16]


@djleftover [5/11/16]:  Ali explains how the Israeli government keeps the Holot detention facility full and keeps asylum seekers in limbo. ... 



Why do people set themselves on fire in front of UN?

Because they remind us how human rights is a big business in this country and there is no real action.


 Mina Taherkhani.  Political prisoner of the Australian government, Nauru [Guardian - 7/11/16]



Self appointed religious leaders welcome ALP capitulation to Turnbull wedge.  Australia's bipartisan, anti- refugee torture, exile and turnback policy stays unchallenged [Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce Media Release - 8/11/16]

Bishop Vincent Van Long says latest escalation of Australia's bipartisan, anti-refugee barbarity is questionable and cynical.  Torture, exile and turnback policy stays unchallenged. [Catholic Church in Australia Media Release - 7/11/16]


Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an anti-immigration crusader who called himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” is out. Arpaio, a Republican, lost his re-election to Democrat Paul Penzone on Tuesday, booting him from a job he’s held since 1993.

About 52 percent of voters supported Penzone, versus about 45 percent who chose Arpaio, according to votes tallied as of Wednesday morning. ... [Huffington Post - 9/11/16]

‏@wikileaks [10/11/16]:  According to Canadian press the US ambassador to Canada has stated that Obama will push for #TPP to passed before Trump takes power.

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.

Abbie Hoffman

"Soldiers go home": Italian protestors demand freedom from US military presence [SOTT - 9/11/16]:

... “For us, Clinton or Trump makes no difference: our objective is to free our territory and all territories from military presence,” Olol Jackson, spokesperson for the 'Presidio No Dal Molin' organization protest group, as quoted by Ruptly news agency.

“We thought this was the best moment to make the next US president understand that we are against military bases and that it’s time for them to go back home,” Jackson added. ...

A Dutch submarine on Wednesday morning tried to approach the Russian aircraft carrier group in the Mediterranean and spy on it, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday. ... [TASS - 9/11/16]

Syrian army general command: Israeli warplane aggression on a military site in Quneitra a flagrant attack [SANA - 9/11/16]

The death toll from terrorist attacks with shells and explosive rounds on the residential neighborhoods in Aleppo rose to 6 martyrs and 24 injured persons, including children and women. ... [SANA - 9/11/16]

‏@IraqiSMCEn - Iraqi Spring Media Center [9/11/16]:

Baghdad: A person was killed and 8 were wounded when an IED exploded in Baya' area southwest of Baghdad.

Baghdad: Two persons were killed and 6 wounded when an IED exploded in Ghazaliya area west of Baghdad.

Baghdad: A person was killed and 9 were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near Rasheed Grocery in Doura south of Baghdad .

Baghdad: 3 employees in the ministry of water resources were killed when an IED hit their car in Bawi area in Mada'in district south of Baghdad.


10 November 2016