Category Archives: EDITORIAL

Cambridge Analytica: Joining the Dots with Anonymous & Žižek

No surprise when we learn of Palantir Technologies’ involvement in the Trump campaign, alongside Cambridge Analytica. There’s even a third intelligence agency called Quid, but what of Wikileaks? Is it even likely they would be playing ball with Palantir, and its co-founder Peter Thiel? He is also the founder of Paypal, who staged the world-wide blockade of Wikileaks funding. It’s hard to imagine, and Slavoj Žižek has aptly signalled how at odds their agendas are: “Assange characterized himself as the spy of and for the people: he is not spying on the people for those in power, he is spying on those in power for the people”. Peter Thiel also sits on the board of Facebook, and was the site’s first major investor.
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Cambridge Analytica News – Cathy Vogan on RTR FM 92.1

“What we have now is scary cross-talk between the tech companies that store our personal information, intelligence agencies, election campaign service providers such as Cambridge Analytica, and the politicians themselves.” Cathy Vogan Continue reading

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CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA, TRUMP & BREXIT – can we just talk about the real problem?

Speaking at a Sydney ‘Politics in the Pub’ event last month, Cathy Vogan, founder of THING2THING.COM and author of ‘The Wikileaks Tapes’, offered a comprehensive view of how the use of behavioural micro-targeting, big data and psychometrics by Cambridge Analytica got Donald Trump elected, and led to a vote for Brexit. This is an update of that talk. Continue reading

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PAULINE HANSON’S ONE NATION ARMY ON THE RISE

After a 20-year hiatus, Australia’s most notorious populist Far Right politician has risen to power again. Pauline Hanson came out of the woodwork in 2016 to run for the Australian Senate, and win 6 seats for the Pauline Hanson One … Continue reading

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JOHN PILGER – A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN: BREAK THE SILENCE

I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is that?” If I offer a clue by referring to “Bikini”, they say, “You mean the swimsuit.”

Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit was named to celebrate the nuclear explosions that destroyed Bikini island. Sixty-six nuclear devices were exploded by the United States in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958 – the equivalent of 1.6 Hiroshima bombs every day for twelve years. Continue reading

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BIG BROTHER, BLOOD MONEY & THE DEEP STATE

Interested in the misuse of zero-day exploits?

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The Doctor – does he come from another time?

Dr Arthur Chesterfield-Evans is running for pre-selection as an Australian Greens Senate candidate. For you Greens members out there, 60% of whom apparently don’t vote at the pre-selection stage, TODAY IS THE DEADLINE, so after you learn who this man is, off your asses immediately and get your approval in before 5pm (in that special envelope). You might also like to visit Arthur’s website and hear the man speak, with a moving introduction from John Kaye, who called upon Arthur to join the Greens. Continue reading

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THE MEANING OF METADATA [Retention] – Scott Ludlam, Sam Castro & Jacob Grech talking global surveillance and the TPP

LADIES & GENTLEMEN, welcome to ‘Politics in the Pub’, where people can have a good old yarn about things we’re not supposed to know. It was a pleasure to serve in the interests of putting this one together. Scott, Sam, … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Blues

Download ‘Guantanamo Blues’ Today Guantanamo Detention Centre is 13 years old, and I just finished making a clip for The Justice Campaign called ‘Guantanamo Blues’. Produced by Dr Aloysia Brooks, wife of the ex-detainee David Hicks, it features the art … Continue reading

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