Category Archives: ACADEMIC

Lessig: WITHER DEMOCRACY

On the eve of the Icelandic Elections… WITHER DEMOCRACY, by Professor Lawrence Lessig, speaking from the University of Iceland. Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, NEWS | 1 Comment

Symbiosis in Liquid Democracy & Citizen Journalism

The founder of Tesla Motors, co-founder of Paypal, and CEO/CTO of the company SpaceX, Elon Reeve Musk, aims to establish a colony of 80,000 humans on Mars by 2040. While fixing his short-term goals on sustainable energy production, Musk believes … Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, ARTS, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ACADEMIC, EDITORIAL, LIVING PROOF, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ACADEMIC, ARTS, EDITORIAL, GEEK, LIVING PROOF, NEWS | Leave a comment

AUSTRALIANS ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS to refugee specialists

In the wake of a High Court break-through concerning Operation Sovereign Borders, AUSTRALIANS ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS to refugee specialists, Dr Joyce Chia and Dr Lucy Fiske, live at Politics in the Pub. Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, EDITORIAL, LIVING PROOF, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr Joyce Chia on Australian High Court’s Refugee Stance

Dr Joyce Chia, from the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW, spoke and answered questions from a live audience on Thursday evening at Sydney’s ‘Politics in the Pub’, regarding surprising developments earlier that day in Australia’s High Court. In her article for the Guardian, entitled ‘High court verdict spells the end for Australian immigration detention as we know it’, she made clear the implications of the Court’s verdict. Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, EDITORIAL, NEWS | Leave a comment

Antony Loewenstein on Gaza

According to Antony Loewenstein and Noam Chomsky, liberal Zionists and the younger generation have become increasingly uncomfortable with the actions of the Israeli State and its US backers. Listen here to the talk Antony recently gave at ‘Politics in the Pub’ in Sydney, on the subject of Gaza under attack. Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, EDITORIAL, NEWS | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

THE TRUTH… about Mother’s Day

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualised with Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870. Despite having penned ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ 12 years earlier, Howe had become so distraught by the death and carnage of the Civil War that she called on Mothers everywhere to come together and protest what she saw as the futility of “Sons killing the sons of other mothers”. Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, ARTS, EDITORIAL, LIVING PROOF, NEWS | 5 Comments

Lindskog Hopes No More Illegal Rendition & London Interrogation OK

“I would like to comment upon the possibility of the prosecutor to go to London. It is possible that the prosecutor could travel to London and interrogate him there. I have no answer to the question why that hasn’t happened.” Justice Stefan Lindskog, Supreme Court of Sweden Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, LIVING PROOF, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

THE WIKILEAKS TAPES – OUT NOW!

THING2THING proudly presents THE WIKILEAKS TAPES, a unique historical collection that provides the ideal background for those who want to know more about Wikileaks. Listen and learn from Professor Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Mary Kostakidis, John Pilger, John Hatton AO, … Continue reading

Posted in ACADEMIC, ARTS, EDITORIAL, LIVING PROOF, NEWS | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments