March 2006

AUSTRALIA: Bosses prepare to slash pay

Submitted by Green Left Weekly on Tue, 28/03/2006 - 20:45

Under regulations that will give effect to the Work Choices legislation, employers will be able to pay wages below the minimum wage, so long as the workers' average wage over the year reaches the minimum. This provision, along with a similar proviso allowing employers to average normal working hours over the year, are just two of the nasties that the federal government snuck into the regulations in the week before Work Choices came into effect. [Full article] http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2006/662/662p3.htm

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Not just one hooded man, but hundreds

Submitted by Anti-imperialis... on Thu, 23/03/2006 - 06:08

Haj Ali: The truth to this is that I was not the only one who was tortured in this barbaric fashion. Almost all prisoners in the part of the prison that I was familiar with were tortured in this way. That doesn't change the fact that I was one of those who had to stand on that cardboard box, with a black hood placed over my head and electrical wires attached to my hands. As an Iraqi person who has gone through Abu Ghraib, I represent all those tormented people.

The nuclear madness of George Bush

Submitted by Green Left Weekly on Wed, 22/03/2006 - 12:21

On February 6, US President George Bush confirmed his intention to commit the US to a program of reprocessing nuclear fuel. Touted as a key measure in the ''Advanced Energy Initiative'', outlined in Bush's January State of the Union speech, the plutonium extracted from spent fuel is allegedly to be used as a fuel source for a new generation of nuclear power plants across the US and elsewhere. The proposal will overturn a 29-year ban in the US on reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to extract plutonium.

(AWPA) Letter to downer

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 19/03/2006 - 22:54

We encourage people/organisations to write along similar lines

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Dear Mr. Downer,

I am writing to you concerning the dangerously deteriorating situation in West Papua.

The Australia West Papua Association is concerned that the Indonesian security forces are conducting reprisals not only against those involved in protests in the University town of Abepura, but also in the general community as well. etc.....
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'Cruise Control': A killer on wet roads

Submitted by Webmaster on Sun, 19/03/2006 - 07:42

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A 36-year-old female had an accident several weeks ago and totalled her car. A resident of Wollongong, NSW, she was travelling between Wollongong & Sydney. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air.

She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She had thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain. But the Highway Patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on and your car begins to hydroplane -- when your tyres lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.

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Chemtrails contrails population control

Submitted by Alan Gough on Thu, 16/03/2006 - 07:29

Lot's of Chemtrails over Vancouver B.C. today. Why is no one in the mainstream media reporting on this.?

Why is it that the US Military is involved in these operations.

Part of the grand plan for population reduction???? read on and please get the word out to the public.

Knowledge is power only if we act on the knowing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a resurgence of unusual aerial trails crisscross Canadian skies, official confirmation of chemtrails has come from the U.S. Congress.

'Chemtrails' is the term widely used to describe the brilliant white plumes laid down by U.S. Air Force tanker planes photo-identified over North America and a dozen other allied nations. Unlike normal condensation trails - which form when hot engine exhaust momentarily condenses in the frigid stratosphere like exhaled breath on a cold day - chemical trails linger for hours, turning clear skies into milky haze in a process the U.S. Air Force calls 'aerial obscuration'

Nullifying the Constitution

Submitted by John Wilson on Wed, 15/03/2006 - 23:56

Nullifying the Constitution
Date: 15/03/2006 13:48:40
From: "John Wilson" |jhwilson at acay.com.au|

Dear Joe,

When an action in a Court involves the Constitution, 78B Notices are sent to all the Attorney-Generals around the country to inform them that the Constitution or part/s of it are one or more of the aspects of that action which is to be tried.

The function, right, responsibility and duty of a Jury is to "find out what is the law, judge the justice of the law, determine if the law is being appropriately applied, judge the moral intentions of the parties, (etc).", and each Juror must judge all the issues of fact and law "entirely according to their conscience".