CENSORSHIP BY THE CONVERSATION. Censorship by an Australian academic-based web magazine that is otherwise a welcome initiative in Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia

The Conversation is a very welcome initiative in Australian media. It invites and publishes articles by academic scholars  and other experts and invites reader comments. The reader comments are typically non-anonymous and often from professional people with relevant expertise.

Australia is a Murdochracy (Big Money buys public perception and hence votes) and a Lobbyocracy (Big Money buys public perceptions, politicians, parties, polices and votes). Accordingly The Conversation is very welcome in enabling expert opinions in a country woefully served by the grossly deficient reportage and censorship of oligopoly Mainstream media (see "Boycott Murdoch Media": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/ and “Censorship by The Age”: http://agecensors.blogspot.com/https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age and http://agecensors.blogspot.com/ ) and a woefully deficient , taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC; Australia's equivalent  of the UK  taxpayer-funded BBC; see “ABC Censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/home ).  

 Unfortunately I have already encountered many instances of censorship by The Conversation of comments posted by me. It is likely that this abuse goes much further than censorship of just one widely published, 5-decade career Australian scientist. I have a resolute mantra “Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity”. I would be complicit in such censorship if I remained silent. Accordingly I have created this website “Censorship by The Conversation” to systematically record such censorship in the interests of free speech, Australia, Humanity and indeed of The Conversation itself.

The censorship by The Conversation became so regular that it was more  convenient for me and more useful as a historical record in the public interest to simply record what  comments I have posted and then indicate Comments censored IN BOLD i.e. what the Conversation has censored out, presumably for containing things it does not want its readers to see, know about or think about.

However The Conversation has gone further than this - it has now also BLOCKED me from logging-in and participating in "The Conversation" by my original registration as "Dr Gideon Polya" (in 2012) and thence successively from logging in via Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In (in July 2013). There are thus no further comments that I can post on The Conversation to be censored and hence this experiment in determining what The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about seems to have come to an end. All that I can do is to continue informing all those associated with The Conversation, MPs, media, fellow academics, the Australian public and and people overseas about this egregious censorship that is utterly anathema to  academics.

Censorship is utterly anathema to serious academics and students.There  are some 250,000 overseas students currently at Australian universities in an industry worth $16 billion  annually - why would such students waste their money attending universities connected to this egregious censorship by the Australian universities-backed web magazine The Conversation?  The University of Melbourne has been repeatedly apprised of censorship by The Conversation but continues to   back The Conversation  - I have taken steps to document around the world censorship and linkage to censorship by the University of Melbourne (see Gideon Polya, “Academic censorship: why you should NOT study at the University of Melbourne”, Bellaciao, 5 November 2012: http://http.bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article22283 ).

There is another disturbing element to this - The Conversation is clearly involved in censoring facts about the horrendous human  consequences of US imperialism, Israeli Apartheid, US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist -promoted US War on Muslims (12 million Muslim deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1990; see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ), corporate lying, corporatist media lying and climate criminal corporate and government  policies (see "Climate Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ and “Are we doomed?”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/are-we-doomed ).  

It is unacceptable that a taxpayer-funded medium such as The Conversation censors  informed scholarly opinion about serious matters - this is  unacceptable behaviour that is against  the national interest while benefiting national and international war criminals and climate criminals. The Conversation compounds this inept and societally dangerous behaviour by intolerable sidelining,  censoring , blocking and defamation in relation to  anti-racist Jewish  opinion in particular.

If Mainstream media (MSM) censoring out the horrendous human consequences of the US War on Muslims can be seen as de facto anti-Arab anti-Semitism, then MSM sidelining,  censoring , blocking and defamation in relation to  anti-racist Jewish  opinion can appear as equally repugnant anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (see "ABC Fact-checking Unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC Australia's BBC)": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit and"ABC censorship & malreportage": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/abc-censorship ).


ON ABOUT ANZAC DAY, 25 APRIL 2012 I FOUND THAT MY ACCOUNT WITH "THE CONVERSATION" WAS "LOCKED" - it is still "locked" as of 14 January 2013 .  IN RESPONSE TO MY QUERY I WAS SENT A LETTER ON 26 APRIL 2012 THAT STATED IN PART: We have locked your account in response to your repeated violations of our Community Standards”.

This was the reply I sent to various parties involved with "The Conversation": 

"Dear ,

 

Re The Australian university–backed and academic-based The Conversation’s “We have locked your account in response to your repeated violations of our Community Standards”.

 

I have been collating instances in which I have been censored by The Conversation and it is clear that the common factor is my morally obligated criticism of genocidal atrocities by the US and Apartheid Israel (see “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ).

For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”.

However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel and their Western backers variously involved in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Somali Genocide,  and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million (1967-2011), 4.6 million (1990-2012), 2.2 million (1992-2012) and 5.6 million (2001-2012), respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths totalling 0.2 million, 2.0 million, 1.3 million and 2.9 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 5-6 million, 2 million  and 3-4 million, respectively, plus a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees displaced in NW Pakistan.

All decent, anti-racist humanitarians are obliged to expose and oppose racist Zionism, Apartheid Israel, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide  (2 million Palestinian untimely deaths since 1936, 0.1 million from violence, 1.9 million from war-, occupation- and expulsion-related deprivation);  racist US Alliance  wars and occupations (12 million Muslim war-related deaths since 1990); continuing neoconservative  and  racist Zionist perversion of human rights, humanitarian  values and rational discourse in the Western democracies; neocon-backed ignoring of worsening climate genocide (that may kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century through unaddressed man-made climate change); and egregious, racist Zionist-promoted  anti-Jewish anti-Semitism through (1) sidelining anti-racist Jews, (2) censoring anti-racist Jews, (3) egregious, false defamation of anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel as “self-hating Jews” and “anti-Semites”, and (4) falsely identifying decent, anti-racist Jews with the appalling, genocidal crimes of Apartheid Israel and the Zionist-backed US Alliance.

I am inspired by Polish hero Jan Karski (later professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC) who tried to warn a disbelieving world about the Jewish Holocaust as it was happening; by numerous outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars from Professor Hannah Arendt to Professor Howard Zinn (see “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/home ) ; by numerous outstanding  anti-racist non-Jews from Tariq Ali,  Jimmy Carter and Günter Grass to Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (see “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/tutu-desmond );   and by the words of outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond who in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers who are complicit in  the deaths of 12 million people  from violence and war-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 US War on Muslims (see “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).

Only a dozen of my wider family survived the racist Zionist-complicit Jewish Holocaust in Hungary in 1944-1945 – the racist Zionists collaborated with the Nazis before and during the war and got Churchill to veto the Joel Brand plan to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews. I am absolutely obliged to oppose any racism  and also obliged to endorse the words of outstanding Jewish Canadian writer Naomi Klein   “There is a debate among Jews - I'm a Jew by the way. The debate boils down to the question: "Never again to everyone, or never again to us?... [Some Jews] even think we get one get-away-with-genocide-free card...There is another strain in the Jewish tradition that say[s], 'Never again to anyone”” (see Yotam Feldman, “Naomi Klein: oppose the state not the people”, Haartetz, 2 July 2007: http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1097058.html ).

As an anti-racist Australian I am cognizant of the humane opinion of Australia’s  most eminent Jewish public figure, Sir Isaac Isaacs, the first Australian-born Governor-General: “The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism” (Sir Isaac Isaacs, quoted by Wikipedia, ”Isaac Isaacs”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Isaacs ).  

I also agree with the expert opinion of Jewish Israeli Professor Avi Shlaim (Professor of International Relations at prestigious Oxford University, UK): “Establishing the state of Israel in May 1948 involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians … review of Israel's record over the past four decades makes it difficult to resist the conclusion that it has become a rogue state with "an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders". A rogue state habitually violates international law, possesses weapons of mass destruction and practises terrorism - the use of violence against civilians for political purposes. Israel fulfils all of these three criteria; the cap fits and it must wear it. Israel's real aim is not peaceful coexistence with its Palestinian neighbours but military domination” (see Avi Shlaim, ““How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe”, Guardian, 7 January 2009: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/07/gaza-israel-palestine ).

I will be raising this serious matter of censorship of credentialed, substantiated, documented  academic opinion by an Australian university–backed and academic-based web magazine with the Board and backers of The Conversation, MPs, media and a wide audience here and abroad – it is not a good look and may well discourage overseas students from studying at the Australian universities linked with The Conversation  or indeed at Australian universities in general.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Gideon Polya  

"

THE FOLLOWING OPEN LETTER WAS SENT to MPs, media and academia on 23 October 2012: 



Dear etc,

 

Open Letter to MPs, media & academia: Censorship and anti-Coalition and anti-Jewish defamation by the taxpayer-funded The Conversation and the ABC.

 

The iconic Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC, Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) is taxpayer-funded ($929.9 million in the 2009-2010 Federal budget). Likewise, the academic–based, universities-backed  web magazine The Conversation is taxpayer-funded with its key funders and backers including  CSIRO, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, University of Technology Sydney and  the University of Western Australia (a further 13 universities also fund The Conversation). Yet both the ABC and The Conversation betray the public trust through gross malreportage, censorship, Gillard Labor bias and defamation of both the Coalition and of anti-racist Jewish opinion.

 

Thus searches of the ABC for the terms “Abbott is a misogynist” and “mad monk” (both false assertions applied to the Leader of the Opposition) yield 7 and 90 instances, respectively, and searches of The Conversation yield 42 and 15 instances, respectively. Implicit in such abuse is the false implication that conservative Catholic women and the majority of Australian women currently giving 2-party-preferred support to the Coalition are “self-hating women” and “mad”.

 

Searches of the ABC and The Conversation for “Lord Monckton” (a non-scientist climate change denialist)  yield 171 and 48 instances, respectively, whereas searches for “Peter Wadhams” (the Cambridge  University Ocean Physics professor who estimates that all Arctic summer sea ice will disappear by 2015)  yield only 1 report each, and searches for “Peter Seligman” (the University of Melbourne professor, top bionic ear electrical engineer and author of the key renewable energy book “Australian Sustainable Energy – by the numbers”) yield zero (0) reportage.

 

Both the ABC and The Conversation have an appalling, continuing  record that variously involves sidelining, blocking, censoring and unretracted publication of defamation in response to anti-racist Jewish opinion critical of human rights abuses in the Middle East and elsewhere. The obligatory responses of all anti-racist Jews, and indeed of all anti-racists in general, to the WW2 Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed) are “bear witness” and “never again to anyone”. Repeated defamation of decent anti-racist Jews defending Palestinian, Arab, or Muslim human rights as unbalanced, Nazi-like, racists, anti-Semites or self-hating Jews is utterly repugnant and unforgivable and can be seen as symptomatic of a new kind of anti-Jewish anti-Semitism directed at anti-racist Jews.

 

A 5-decade career scientist still teaching at a good Australian university and committed to informing my fellow citizens about gross abuses of humanity and the environment, I have been variously sidelined, blocked, censored and defamed by both the ABC and The Conversation. Representations to ACMA and the ABC, and to The Conversation and its key institutional backers have proved sterile. Freedom of speech is sacrosanct but censorship in general - and censorship and defamation of an anti-racist Jewish minority in particular - should not be subsidized by the taxpayer. I am resolute in my opposition to these abuses as the son of a pre-WW2 Jewish refugee to Australia. Unfortunately, racist Zionist-beholden Labor firmly backs those doing the censoring and abusing of anti-racist Jews, ignoring the humanitarian stance of outstanding anti-racist Australian Jews from Sir Isaac Isaacs (Australia’s first Australian-born Governor General) to Professors Peter Singer, Dennis Altman and Eva Cox (Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism”).

 

Labor has now slashed university research grants (this cutting $500 million over 4 years) and is rushing  (against Green and Coalition objections) to get the Senate to pass the Defence Trade Controls Bill (2011) which, according to Universities Australia (representing 39 Australian universities), “As currently drafted will significantly impact the training and research conducted by universities” and will interfere with the 3 key university purposes of teaching, research and informing the public. Universities committed to or subject to censorship are unfit for students, including the over 240,000 full fee-paying overseas students crucial to Australia’s $16 billion pa education export industry.

 

Of course censorship in general is inimical to rational risk management that is crucial for societal safety. Thus, for example, the ignored estimated accrual cost to Australia of the War on Terror and the Iraq and Afghan Wars  (associated so far with an ignored 9 million Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation) is $125 billion, an ignored, huge commitment  that could have been spent on education, health and on saving the lives of sick Australians, an ignored 66,000 of whom die preventably each year under Labor, 9,000 being Indigenous Australians.*

 

Universities apprised of censorship and defamation by The Conversation must withdraw any financial  support subject to its reformation. The University of Melbourne is arguably Australia’s top university but funds The Conversation, has failed to act on my complaints, has otherwise a very poor record of censorship, and should face national and international exposure and sanctions in the interests of its staff and students, Australia and higher education. I also suggest  that targeted cuts in taxpayer funding will make the ABC conduct itself decently.in the public interest.  I have never voted for the Coalition but can never vote for a neoliberal New Labor that continues to betray and shame decent Labor voters – I accordingly also recommend that pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-education, pro-science and pro-equity people  vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent, humanitarian  values.

 

Silence is complicity. This has been written in the public interest.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dr Gideon Polya (contact details).

*Gideon Polya, “Endless War on Terror. Huge cost for Australia & America”, MWC News, 14 October 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/22149-endless-war-on-terror.html .


The following Open Letter to the ABC (Australia's BBC) about horrendous censorship and defamation by the ABC and the SBS- and universities-backed academic  web magazine The Conversation was sent to the ABC, other media and MPs in mid-April 2013:


Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Open Letter to the taxpayer-funded Australian ABC re ABC betrayal, censoring, lying by omission , lying by commission, genocide-ignoring,  anti-Arab anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish anti-Semitism.  

 

Anti-Semitism means physical or verbal offence to Semites for being culturally and/or ethnically Semites per se and occurs in 2 equally repugnant forms, anti-Jewish anti-Semitism against 15 million largely culturally Semitic Jews and anti-Arab anti-Semitism against 300 million culturally and ethnically Semitic Arabs and 1,500 million largely culturally Semitic Muslims (Islamophobia). 12 million Muslims have been killed through violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, including the ongoing, Western-imposed Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and Somali Genocide (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ). The worst anti-Jewish anti-Semitism today – and exhibited by the ABC -  involves Zionist and pro-Zionist conflation of decent, anti-racist Jews with the horrendous human rights abuses of Apartheid Israel and false defamation of anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel’s horrendous crimes  as “racists” or like false abuse  (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and "Jews Against Racist Zionism": . https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

 

In a process of continuing, Zionist-inspired holocaust denial, ABC ignores the reality that WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) was part of a wider WW2 European Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed. There were also 2 other major WW2 holocausts – both largely ignored by the ABC -  specifically,  the Chinese Holocaust (35 million Chinese killed under the Japanese, 1937-1945) .and the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity) (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ ; Gideon Polya, "Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2", MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/13742-bengal-famine.html ).

 

The ongoing US-, US Alliance- and Australia-complicit Apartheid Israeli Palestinian Genocide has been associated with 2 million deaths from violence (0.1 million) or from violently-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936, 7 million Palestinian refugees, the ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine, and Apartheid Israeli democracy-by-genocide whereby of 12 million Palestinians, 6 million are forbidden to even step foot in their own country, only 13% are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine (albeit as Third Class citizens under race-based Apartheid laws), 35% live under illegal, war criminal and highly abusive Israeli Occupation with zero human rights, and 14% are confined to what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp (half of them 850,000 children, of whom 10% are stunted due to war criminal Israeli blockade) – horrendous realities nears-completely ignored by the ABC  (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and the recent book with numerous eminent co-authors  edited by Professor William Cook, “The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction”:  http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ).

 

The ABC variously largely or completely  ignores the crimes of Apartheid Israel against Australians that are traitorously abetted by Australian Ben Zygier-style traitorous Zionists and morally complicit Australian pro-Zionists, notably the shooting, tasering, kidnapping, robbing and false  imprisonment of Australians on several Gaza flotilla boats; the bombing of 25,000 Australian citizens in Lebanon in 2006 by the Apartheid Israeli Luftwaffe; the horrendous war crimes (theft, civilian targeting,  mass murder and other gross human rights abuses ) committed against the families of Arab Australians;  the most likely continuing mass forging of Australian passports for terrorist purposes; the subversion of Australian politicians, parties, journalists and institutions by Zionist traitors; the reality that the 2010 Coup against Australian PM Kevin Rudd was a US-approved, foreign corporation-backed and pro-Zionist-led Coup (see Antony Loewenstein, “Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?": http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/07/02/does-the-zionist-lobby-have-blood-on-its-hands-in-australia/ ; Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionist-led coup ousts Australian PM Rudd”, MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/3488-pro-zionist-led-coup.html ; and  “I've been to Israel too”, Middle East Reality Check: http://middleeastrealitycheck.blogspot.com.au/2009/03/ive-been-to-israel-too.html ); and the likelihood of many other criminal abuses  being committed against Australia (for a comprehensive list sent to media, MPs and the  Australia Federal Police see Gideon Polya, “50 ways racist Zionists (RZs) and Israeli state terrorism (IST) threaten Australia and your country too”, Bellaciao: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article19618  and Gideon Polya, “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”, Palestinian Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/racist-zionism-and-israeli ).

 

There is a further horrendous dimension to this Zionist perversion of Australia. The 21st century Zionist-backed US War on Terror has been associated with violent deaths and deaths from war-imposed deprivation in Iraq and Afghanistan totaling  2.7 million and 5.6 million, respectively,  deaths that are overwhelmingly ignored by Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted Mainstream media, including the ABC. Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz (82-Nobel-Laureate Columbia University) and Professor Linda Bilmes (75-Nobel-Laureate Harvard University), co-authors of "The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict." , have estimated an accrual cost of up to $6 trillion for the US War on Terror  (see “The true cost of the Iraq war: 3 trillion and beyond”, Washington Post, 5 September 2010: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/03/AR2010090302200.html  and “Linda Bilmes on U.S. engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan: "The most expensive wars in US history", Harvard Kennedy School, 28 March 2013: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/bilmes-iraq-afghan-war-cost-wp : ”: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/bilmes-iraq-afghan-war-cost-wp   ) and the accrual cost of the War on Terror for Australia has been $125 billion -  immoral, profligate and deadly financial commitments that are linked to annual preventable deaths totaling   1 million (the US) and 66,000 (Australia) i.e.  American and Australian preventable deaths since 2001 totalling 12 million and 0.8 million, respectively (see Gideon Polya,  “Endless War on Terror. Huge cost for Australia & America ”, MWC News, 14 October 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/22149-endless-war-on-terror.html  ).  

 

A Zionist-perverted and Zionist-subverted ABC resolutely looks the other way, lying by omission while simultaneously  applying egregious censorship and  defamation against anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish Australians speaking out on such matters. And this cowardly and dishonest denial  occurs despite the words of outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond who in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people", and the words of Australia’s first Australian-born Governor General, anti-racist Jewish Australian Sir Isaac Isaacs (1946): “The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism” (see  “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

 

Much-loved and highly respected writer and ABC journalist Terry Lane made the following acutely relevant observations: “I have said publicly that I will never write or speak on the subject of Israel or Palestine ever again. Here is why: The Zionist lobby in this country is malicious, implacable, mendacious and dangerous. They have caused me a great deal of lost sleep – and in the end my insomnia has not contributed anything to the resolution of the conflict over Palestine. I might as well keep my mouth shut and get some sleep. What’s more, once the expression “anti-Semite” hits the air, or, heaven forfend, the sacred formula “six million” is uttered, then I know from bitter experience that there is not one manager or editor in the country who will defend an underling. We are thrown to the jackals. In the end the truly tolerant have no defence against intolerance. I surrender. To the Zionists I say: you win. To the Palestinians: forgive my cowardice” (Terry Lane quoted in “Zionism and the press in Australia: two views”, Journal of Historical Review: http://vho.org/GB/Journals/JHR/13/3/LaneAdams15.html and “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

 

The following letter re egregious censorship and defamation of anti-racist critics of democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel by the pro-Zionist ABC and by the SBS-backed, universities-funded, academic-based, pro-Zionist Australian  web magazine The Conversation has been sent to Australian media and MPs and is being sent to numerous ABC sections. There is evidently within the ABC a spectrum of people ranging from those actively involved in censorship, lying by omission and lying by commission  that damage the Australian national interest (while advancing the interests of Apartheid Israel and the US) to those too cowardly to do anything about this entrenched, pro-Zionist, Ben Zygier-style betrayal of Australia and Humanity. Silence is complicity.  Evil happens when good men do nothing.  

 

 

START LETTER. Dear Sir/Madam,

 

For all anti-racist humanitarians, and anti-racist Jews in particular, the core moral message from holocaust and genocide atrocities is to speak out against all human rights abuse.

 

However the taxpayer-funded ABC and the SBS-linked, universities-funded web magazine The Conversation have appalling records of sidelining, blocking, and censoring such anti-racist humanitarian reportage critical of Israeli and US Alliance human rights abuses.  

 

In contrast,  the ABC and The Conversation have been very active in supporting the false defamation by Labor of the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott, as revealed by searches for the terms “mad monk” (102 and 21 results, respectively) and “misogynist’ (378 and 100 results, respectively), while searches for the key humanitarian parameters “under-5 deaths” and “under-5 infant deaths” reveal zero (0) reportage by both media except for comments by Dr Gideon Polya.

 

Apprised of outrageous censorship and false defamation applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion in particular, the pro-Zionist Gillard Labor Government has been silent. Informed by humanitarians like outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian and resolute anti-Zionist Sir Isaac Isaacs, decent Australians will demand judicial inquiries and targeted budget cuts for the ABC and backers of The Conversation, and will put Labor last until it reverts to decent values.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dr Gideon Polya (contact details).

 

PS.  For details of this egregious censorship see “Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat , “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  and “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by . Below are examples of outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish writers and leaders whose quoted views in support of Palestinian human rights have been censored out by the pro-Zionist ABC and by the pro-Zionist The Conversation.

 

Professor Peter Singer,  Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman,  Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr Peter Slezak, Dr Tony Balint, Dr Ron Witton, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp, Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom,  Nicole Erlich,  Marshall Harris, David Hermolin,  Sylvie Leber,  Jeffrey Loewenstein,  Stefan Moore,  Martin Munz, Dr Gideon Polya, Vivienne Porzsolt,  Joe Rich,  Margot Salom,  Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton (anti-racist Jewish Australians);

 

Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Zygmunt Bauman, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Rex Bloomstein, Sir Anthony Caro, Prof Stan Cohen, Jenny Diski, Moris Farhi MBE, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, Dr Julian Huppert MP, Prof Mary Kaldor, Nicolas Kent, Beeban Kidron, Baroness Oona King, Prof Francesca Klug OBE, Mike Leigh, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Mike Marqusee, Dr Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, Sophie Okonedo OBE, Prof Susie Orbach, Prof Jacqueline Rose FBA, Mike Rosen, Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, Alexei Sayle, Prof Lynne Segal, Will Self, Sir Antony Sher, Prof Avi Shlaim FBA, Gillian Slovo, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Janet Suzman and Zoë Wanamaker CBE (eminent anti-racist Jewish Britons);

 

Uri Avnery, John Berger, William Blum, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lendman, Ilan Pappe, Harold Pinter, Adi Ophir, Tanya Reinhart,  and Howard Zinn (more famous anti-racist Jews); and

 

Tariq Ali , Rev. Allan Boesak, Professor Francis Boyle, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Christison, Bill Christison, Jonathan Cook, Ed Corrigan, Brian Eno, PM Tayyip Erdogan, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano, George Galloway MP, Mahatma Gandhi, Allan Hart, Julia Irwin MP, Sonja Karkar, Conor Kelly, Terry Lane, Martin Linton MP, Mairead Maguire, Gabran Majdalany, Nelson Mandela. Cardinal Renato Martino, Cynthia McKinney, Vanessa Redgrave, Senator Lee Rhiannon,  Arundhati Roy, Rabee Sahyoun, Jose Saramago, Ahdad Soueif, Elia Suleiman, Baroness Jennifer Tonge, Rev Desmond Tutu, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, David Ward MP and Dr Vacy Vlazna (variously famous anti-racist non-Jewish writers and leaders) (for details and more see “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ and “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ). END LETTER.

 

 

Conclusion.

 

This Open Letter to the taxpayer-funded ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) sets out the appalling human cost of the Palestinian Genocide, the Zionist-backed post-1990 US War on Muslims and the post-2001 Zionist-backed US War on Terror. L:ike other Australian and Western Mainstream media,  the taxpayer-funded pro-Zionist ABC and the SBS-backed, universities-funded, academic-based, pro-Zionist Australian  web magazine The Conversation have resolutely censored anti-racist Jews and non-Jews  protesting such human rights abuses and have coupled such censorship and self-censorship with egregious, unretracted defamation.  The ABC, SBS and The Conversation are not alone in such conduct (e.g. see “Censorship  by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/ , “Mainstream Media Censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/ and “Mainstream Media Lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/ ) but must be particularly condemned for betrayal of their taxpayer funders as well as of truth. Australia, and Humanity.  Decent people should (a) inform everyone they can and (b) urge peaceful boycotting and sanctions against all of those associated with commission and censorship of horrendous human rights abuses. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Dr Gideon Polya, Melbourne, Australia.


In mid-2013 I was finally completely BLOCKED from signing into The Conversation whether as "Dr Gideon Polya" or via Facebook, Twitter or Linked-In . Accordingly  this marks the end of my research experiment of documenting empirical evidence of what facts and opinions from me this remorselessly censoring, taxpayer-funded,  Australian universities-backed web magazine evidently does not want it readers to read about know about or think about.

Censorship is anathema to academics. This bottom-of-the-barrel CENSORSHIP by The Conversation  soils The Cobversation and all of the instutions with which it is asociated and is being reported around the world e.g. see Gideon Polya, “Academic censorship: why you should NOT study at the University of Melbourne”, Bellaciao,  5 November 2012: http://http.bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article22283 ).

HOWEVER in Phase 2 of this project for ethical reportage, I have shifted gear to start reporting incorrect reportage by The Conversation ( it is obvious that thtjhe Conversation sdoes a huge amount of active lying by omission as implcit in the censorship documented on this website) . 


8 August 2013, The Conversation re “FactCheck: does Murdoch own 70% of newspapers in Australia?”, The Conversation, 8 August 2013: http://theconversation.com/factcheck-does-murdoch-own-70-of-newspapers-in-australia-16812 .

“Murdoch owns 70 percent of Australian newspapers”: This is a common  but imprecise  assertion by the ABC coming in various forms e.g. “The Murdoch press - which owns almost 70 per cent of Australia's capital city newspaper market (see “Murdoch press a threat to democracy:Cameron”, ABC News, 3 November 2011: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-03/cameron-launches-attack-on-news-ltd/3616902  );  News Ltd owning 70 per cent of Australia's newspapers (see “Conroy defends media inquiry”, ABC News, 15 September 2011: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-15/conroy-defends-media-enquiry/2900142 ); “Murdoch .. the man who owns 70 per cent of Australia's newspapers (see “Murdoch blasts ABC’s global “didgeridoos” plan”, ABC News, 9 November 2009: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-11-09/murdoch-blasts-abcs-global-didgeridoos-plan/1134900 ).

 

In reality, according to the Fact-checking of The Conversation (a taxpayer-funded, universities-backed, academic-based web magazine albeit with an appalling record of censorship and malreportage ) : “In a rebuttal of Kevin Rudd’s claim, Sally Jackson from The Australian observed that News Corp Australia accounts for 33% of the newspaper titles that have sales audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulation… News Corp Australia titles account for 59% of the sales of all daily newspapers, with sales of 17.3 million papers a week … as academic Matthew Ricketson pointed out in The Conversation’s media panel blog, it owns 14 of our 21 metro daily and Sunday newspapers [i.e 67% or about 70]) … the claim that Rupert Murdoch or News Corp Australia own 70% of Australian newspapers is factually incorrect… The most recent IBIS World Industry Report on Newspaper Publishing in Australia (July 2013) finds that News Australia has a 42.3% marketshare, with the company’s daily and Sunday newspapers accounting for approximately two-thirds of all daily (including Sunday) newspapers sold in Australia ” (see “FactCheck: does Murdoch own 70% of newspapers in Australia?”, The Conversation, 8 August 2013: http://theconversation.com/factcheck-does-murdoch-own-70-of-newspapers-in-australia-16812 .

 

True to its appalling malreportage tradition, The Conversation on its own data is correct in precise detail but incorrect in science-based essence i.e. it is being "previous" – the Murdoch empire “owns 14 of our 21 metro daily and Sunday newspapers”  i.e.  66.7% of the urban newspapers that count politically or when “rounded up” about 70%. I was unable to comment about this on The Conversation because I have been successively blocked from signing in as “Dr Gideon Polya” or via Facebook, Twitter or Linked-In (see “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ).


 2014


In 2014 I remain BLOCKED from making any comment on The Conversation whether I attempt to log in via my original account, via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Censorship is anathema to scholars and academic, utterly perverts the academic scholarly ethos and perverts the rational risk management protocol crucial for societal safety and which successively involves (a) correct information, unimpeded communication, (b) scientific analysis  and (c) informed systemic change to minimize risk. 

The Conversation is not alone in censoring and blocking audience views. For details of media-derived  censorship  by the global Murdoch media empire, Australian Fairfax media, the Australian ABC, the UK BBC,  and the Australian universities-backed web magazine The Conversation in Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-perverted and subverted Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia and elsewhere in the West see “Boycott Murdoch media”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/  ; “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/  ; “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  ; “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home  ; “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  ; “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  , "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat and “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia’s BBC)”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit .


2013

Posts variously CENSORED by The Conversation (IN BOLD) when I was permitted to post to The Conversation. In mid-2013 I was finally completely BLOCKED from signing into The Conversation whether as "Dr Gideon Polya" or via Facebook, Twitter or Linked-In . Accordingly  this marks the end of my research experiment of documenting empirical evidence of what facts and opinions from me this remorselessly censoring, taxpayer-funded,  Australian universities-backed web magazine evidently does not want it readers to read about know about or think about.

However I can continue this public record of malreportage and censorship by the taxpayer-funded The Conversation by recording such malreportage here and also on the Alternative to the Fact-checking Unit  of  The Conversation (see: http://theconversation.com/topics/election-factcheck )  and the fact-checking Unit of the taxpayerfinded ABC (Australia's BBC) (see: http://www.abc.net.au/news/factcheck/ ), namely the website "ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia's BBC)": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit (scroll down to ("A) Incorrect Reportage " and thence to "ABC-spruiked The Conversation incorrect assertions" - this catalogue of incorrect reportage by The Conversation is also reproduced below.

ABC-spruiked The Conversation incorrect assertions. The Conversation is a taxpayer-funded, universities-backed, academic-based web magazine that, like the ABC, has an appalling record of censorship and blocking of credentialled, informed academic opinion (see “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  ; “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home  ; “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  ; “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  and "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat ). The endlessly censoring and blocking The Conversation, like the endlessly censoring and blocking ABC, has a Fact-checking Unit (see: http://theconversation.com/topics/election-factcheck ) but this does not prevent The Conversation lying by omission on a huge scale and publishing dangerously incorrect assertions

1. Incorrect, unsubstantiated assertions about alleged Syrian Government use of poison gas. The ABC-spruiked, taxpayer-funded The Conversation trots out the same American line as yet unverified by UN inspectors and as yet not established to the satisfaction of the salivatingly warmongering British House of Commons.  :  “What good is a no-fly zone when government troops are using mortars and rockets to deliver the nerve gas?” (see “”, The Conversation, 30 August 2013: http://theconversation.com/the-price-of-gas-tomahawks-and-wild-weasels-over-syria-17525 ). The endlessly censoring and blocking The Conversation, like the endlessly censoring and blocking ABC, has a Fact-checking Unit (see: http://theconversation.com/topics/election-factcheck ) but there is so far no mention of this presently incorrect assertion about Syrian Government use of WMD.

2. Egregiously false defamation applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion critical of human rights abuses by Apartheid Israel. Like the ABC, The Conversation continues to publish such false defamation 
applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion critical of human rights abuses by Apartheid Israel.

3. Dangerous non-reportage of evidence for “U.S. backed plan to launch chemical attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime”.


The evil of Mainstream  media support for the Iraq War is established by the 2.5 million Iraqi dead from violence or war-imposed deprivation since the illegal, war criminal US Alliance invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the 12 million Muslim deaths  since 1990 due to violence or war-imposed deprivation in the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-promoted US War on Muslims  (see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ). The Mainstream media and BBC role in selling the false arguments for war is being repeated today in relation to SYRIA as explained below.   

UK journalist Louise Boyle published s report entitled “U.S. backed plan to launch chemical attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime” inn the UK  Daily Mail’s Mail On-line on 29 January 2013. The report was “pulled” by the Mail but survives in archived form (see: Louise Boyle, “U.S. backed plan to launch chemical attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime”, Mail On-line, 29 January 2013: http://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html ). However this report in the Daily Mail evidently incorrectly implicating a UK company in Qatari “war excuse” gassing plans was withdrawn by the Daily Mail and according to Global Research: “It is our understanding that the Daily Mail report was removed following a libel suit launched by Britam Defense and Intelligence against the Daily Mail” (see “Britain’s Daily Mail: US backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria”, Global Research, 26 August 2013: http://www.globalresearch.ca/britains-daily-mail-u-s-backed-plan-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria/5346912  ). Non-involvement of this British company does not mean non-involvement of Qatar, the Saudis and the US in the recent atrocity. Thus Russia, Iran, the UK House of Commons and many others remain unconvinced by the US claims that the Syrian Government was responsible (e.g. see “Saudi Prince Bandar behind chemical attack in Syria: report”, Teheran Times, 31 August 2013: http://www.tehrantimes.com/middle-east/110424-saudi-prince-bandar-behind-chemical-attack-in-syria-report , “Evidence indicates that Syrian Government did not launch chemical weapon attack against its own people”, Global Research, 24 August 2013: http://www.globalresearch.ca/evidence-indicates-that-syrian-government-did-not-launch-a-chemical-weapon-attack-against-its-people/5346804  , Stephen Gowans, “Accusations continue, but still no evidence of a Syrian military gas attack” in Global Research, 24 August 2013: http://www.globalresearch.ca/accusations-continue-but-still-no-evidence-of-a-syrian-military-gas-attack/5346851  , “Syria: Putin rubbishes chemical attack claims”, Guardian, 31 August 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/31/syria-un-weapons-inspectors-leave , “Syrian envoy alleges rebel gas attack, demands U.N. investigate”, Reuters, 28 August 2013: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/28/us-syria-crisis-un-investigation-idUSBRE97R18F20130828  ).

Just like the "Gulf of Tonkin incident", the "Iraqi WMD" and the "9-11"  lies (see “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ ), the serial war criminal US Government is still lying and doing "false flag operations" for war. Thus the US Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism revealed that the Bush Administration told 935 lies about Iraq between 9-11 and the  illegal; and war criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003 (see “Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war”, CNN Politics: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/ ).  12 million Muslims have died since 1990 due to violence or war-imposed deprivation in the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-promoted War on Muslims  (see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ). The Zionist-dominated US Government is not just killing Muslims - an estimated 1.3  million Americans die preventably each year linked to the fiscal perversion of committing circa $10 trillion to Apartheid Israel and killing Muslims abroad rather than keeping Americans alive at home (see Gideon Polya, “One million Americans die preventably annually in USA:, Countercurrents, 18 February 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya180212.htm  and Gideon Polya, American Holocaust, millions of untimely American deaths and $40 trillion cost of Israel to Americans”, Countercurrents, 27 August 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya270813.htm ).

A search of the endlessly lying and censoring BBC,  its endlessly lying and censoring Australian equivalent the ABC (both “ABC News” and “the entire ABC site”) and the endlessly lying by commission and omission, ABC-spruiked, taxpayer-funded, Australian universities-backed website  The Conversation revealed ZERO (0) reportage of this matter as established by searches   in the relevant period for the terms “Louise Boyle:”, “Mail On-line” and “plan to launch  chemical”.  

Mainstream media, BBC and ABC censorship of the likelihood that the gassing attack in Damascus was a US-backed false flag operation to go to war on a lie (as in Iraq in 2003) is being reported widely (see Newsvine: http://gpolya.newsvine.com/_news/2013/08/29/20250282-us-planned-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria-and-blame-it-on-assad , “Boycott Murdoch media”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/  ; “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/  ; “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  ; “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home  ; “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  ; “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  and "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat ).


24 July 2013 The Conversation re Professor Andrew Markus “Asylum seekers: effective policy is based on evidence, not emotion””: https://theconversation.com/asylum-seekers-effective-policy-is-based-on-evidence-not-emotion-16274 . My comment was initially PUBLISHED but it was then CENSORED  and I was prevented from logging in via "Dr Gideon Polya" and   Linked-In as well as by Facebook and Twitter i.e. I am now comprehensively BLOCKED from making any comment on The Conversation. This last bit of CENSORSHIP by The Conversation gives a good glimpse of what The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about.

 

Gideon Polya

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This article is serioulsy and offendingly flawed for the following reasons:

(1) It ignores Australia's obligation to deal humanely with asylum seekers (this international law requirement being independent of what the public thinks, Australia' s foreign aid budget, the electability of the equally inhumane Libs or Labs).

(2). It ignores Australia's various complicity in the generation of over 20 million Muslim refugees, this including 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million Somalis, 2 million Syrians, 1 million Libyans, and 1 million Myanmar Rohingyas. US-backed war in NW Pakistan generated 2 million Pashtun refugees. PM Kevin Rudd notoriously described “people smugglers” - people trying to find safe haven for desperate refugees - as “the absolute scum of the earth” who “should rot in hell” (see “Rudd wants people smugglers to “rot in hell”, ABC News, 17 April 2009: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-04-17/rudd-wants-people-smugglers-to-rot-in-hell/1653814 ). This raises the matter of how one should describe the genocidally racist Zionists, genocidal Myanmar racists and US Alliance war criminals who generated over 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place. ABC and Mainstream reportage of the nature and generation of over 20 million Muslim refugees is woeful. The public discussion in Australia largely ignores those who created the refugees and is mostly concerned with how to stop refugees coming by boat to Australia A rational discussion of the refugee issue would involve Source, Transit and Destination countries but a xenophobic Australia is obsessed with refugees coming to Australia by boat that is summarized by the incorrect assertions that asylum seeker arrivals by boat are “illegal” and an “invasion”. Rational discussion would be about stopping war, sanctions, human rights abuse and genocide largely imposed on the Source countries by Western state terrorism (US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, French state terrorism, Qatari state terrorism, Saudi state terrorism and indeed Australian state terrorism). Not mentioned by Mainstream media and the ABC is Australia’s massive and various involvement as a UK lackey and thence US lackey in the generation of tens of millions of Asian refugees over the last century from (West to East) Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor L’Este, Myanmar, Sri Lanka (for details see “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia’s BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit and scroll down to “Refugees”).

(30 Its dismissal of the example of Jews fleeing the Nazis is deeply offending to me - my father and an uncle found haven in Australia in 1939 but all but about a dozen of my family perished in the Jewish Holocaust in Hungary (1944-1945). Australia admitted 9,000 Jewish refugees in the period 1933-1945 but in thsi same period Jewish refugees were blocked from entry to New Zealand, India, British East Africa, some South American countries and from South Africa (1936-1945) (cf total prohibition of asylum seekers by boat from Australia by Rudd Labor) (see Professor Martin Gilbert, The search for safety 1933-1945, "Jewish History Atlas", p90).



26 July 2013 The Conversation re Professor Phillip George, “Worth a thousand words: the imagery of asylum seeker policy”: https://theconversation.com/worth-a-thousand-words-the-imagery-of-asylum-seeker-politics-16310 . My following comment was PUBLISHED  (although I was BLOCKED from posting a “Dr Gideon Polya” or via Facebook I managed to post via "Twitter"):

 

Dr Gideon Polya

logged in via Twitter

In reply to Marilyn Shepherd

Well said, Marilyn Shepherd. Would that there were more decent , humane people like you in Australia. Neoliberal Rudd Labor's immoral and illegal bottom-of-the-barrel policy is to treat refugee men, women and children sufficiently badly that it will "stop the boats". For decent people the moral position is clear and unequivocal - we must receive and treat refugees decently.

However there is also a legal issue, noting that decent people behave morally and also obey the law. Here is the expert opinion of Professor Dr Michelle Foster (an Associate Professor and Director of the International Refugee Law Research Programme in the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School, her teaching and research interests are in the areas of public law, international refugee law, and international human rights law, she has LLM and SJD degrees from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Michigan Grotius Fellow, and she also holds an LLB and BComm from the University of New South Wales): "I think this policy is in clear violation of international law. I think we need to be absolutely clear about that and I have got really three key concerns but I will go straight to your concern, Article 33 of the Refugees' Convention is clearly the core obligation and it basically says we cannot return or transfer an asylum seeker or a refugee to a place where they fear persecution. Now, there are good reasons to fear that certain categories of asylum seekers would directly fear persecution in Papua New Guinea. You have touched on exactly the issue. In fact, the Government hasn't mentioned that we actually grant refugee status to women fleeing domestic violence and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. The numbers aren't high but there is several decisions even in the last year of the Refugee Review Tribunal recognising women from Papua New Guinea. So this is a refugee-producing company that we’re thinking of sending women, homosexual people, potentially children as well to. So there’s key concerns there. The other issue is not only that we have to be concerned that we are not sending people to a place of persecution, we also have to make sure that that place won't, in turn, send people back home. And, I mean, Bill Shorten just touched on the issue of processing. It is incumbent upon Australia to ensure that if people are sent to Papua New Guinea, there is an adequate system of refugee status determination because if the system is flawed and people are not adequately processed, they will be sent home in violation of international law. Now, the problem is Papua New Guinea has absolutely no track record in refugee status determination. In fact, until January this year there wasn't even any legislation about refugees. There is now legislation but the UN High Commissioner for refugees has said that it’s in violation of international law. It doesn’t comply with its obligations" (see ABC TV, Q&A, 22 July 2013: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3795782.htm ).

Decent people will vote 1 Green. Indeed many decent Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last (the neoliberal Libs are just as bad as the neoliberal Labs but unlike the Labs have not actually betrayed decent Labor voters and values).

A further comment was initially published and then CENSORED and my ability to sign in via Twitter was thence BLOCKED:

Dr Gideon Polya

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Australia’s appalling Mainstream media fail to inform the ABC audience about over 20 million Muslim refugees, this including 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million Somalis, 2 million Syrians, 1 million Libyans, and 1 million Myanmar Rohingyas. US-backed war in NW Pakistan generated 2 million Pashtun refugees. PM Kevin Rudd notoriously described “people smugglers” - people trying to find safe haven for desperate refugees - as “the absolute scum of the earth” who “should rot in hell” (see “Rudd wants people smugglers to “rot in hell”, ABC News, 17 April 2009: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-04-17/rudd-wants-people-smugglers-to-rot-in-hell/1653814 ). This raises the matter of how one should describe the genocidally racist Zionists, genocidal Myanmar racists and US Alliance war criminals who generated over 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place. ABC reportage of the nature and generation of over 20 million Muslim refugees is woeful. The public discussion in Australia largely ignores those who created the refugees and is mostly concerned with how to stop refugees coming by boat to Australia

A rational discussion of the refugee issue would involve Source, Transit and Destination countries but a xenophobic Australia is obsessed with refugees coming to Australia by boat that is summarized by the incorrect assertions that asylum seeker arrivals by boat are “illegal” and an “invasion”. Rational discussion would be about stopping war, sanctions, human rights abuse and genocide largely imposed on the Source countries by Western state terrorism (US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, French state terrorism, Qatari state terrorism, Saudi state terrorism and indeed Australian state terrorism). Not mentioned by Mainstream media and the ABC is Australia’s massive and various involvement as a UK lackey and thence US lackey in the generation of tens of millions of Asian refugees over the last century
from (West to East) Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor L’Este, Myanmar, Sri Lanka (for details see “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia’s BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit and scroll down to “Refugees”).

1. Armenian Genocide (1.5 million deaths, and ultimately millions of refugees world-wide). Australians were involved in the 25 April 1915 invasion of Turkey after months of shelling and the WW2 Armenian Genocide (1.5 million killed, ultimately millions of refugees throughout the world) commenced on the evening of 24 April 1915 (see Gideon Poya, “Armenian Genocide & Australian Anzac Day”, MWC News, 25 April 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/18456-armenian-australian.html ).

2. Palestinian Genocide (2 million deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1936; 7 million refugees). Australian forces helped conquer Palestine for Britain and were involved in the first atrocity of the Palestinian Genocide (the 10 December 1918 Surafend Massacre of about 100 Palestinians; see “Surafend Affair”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surafend_affair ). The pro-Zionist Gillard Labor Governemtn and the genocidally racist Apartheid Israeli Government jointly issued commemorative stamps to celebrate the Australian Light Horse Beersheba victory over the Turks (see Dr Vacy Vlazna, “Israel’s crimes get stamp of approval Left Weekly, 29 June 2013: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54404 ). Australia is the strongest supporter of Apartheid Israel after the US, UK and Canada and has made contributions toward the Palestinian Genocide tax-deductible.

3. Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million killed, 1942-1945) , Indian Holocaust and Indian Genocide (1,800 avoidable deaths , 1757-1947; 1.5 million killed 18 million refugees during 1947 Partition; 50 million internal refugees due to post-1947 “development” ). Australia was complicit in the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death (see Gideon Polya, “Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2”, MWC News, 27 September 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/13742-bengal-famine.html ; Gideon Polya, “Australia’s ABC censors Bengali Famine” , MWC News, 9 December 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/15391-bengali-famine.html ; “Bengal Famine”, BBC, 2008: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). The Bengali Holocaust involved large-scale military and civilian sexual abuse of starving Indian women and girls that would have involved Australian military. Australia’s history from 1788 is intimately connected with that if British India, Britain’s Auschwitz.

4. Korean Genocide (5 million deaths, millions displaced). Australia was involved in the Korean War (1950-1953) in which 30% of the North Korea population was killed by US bombing (see Professor Michel Chossudovsky, “Know the facts: North Korea lost close to 30^% of its population as a result of US bombing in the1950s”, Global Research, 27 November 2010: http://www.globalresearch.ca/know-the-facts-north-korea-lost-close-to-30-of-its-population-as-a-result-of-us-bombings-in-the-1950s/22131 ).

5. Indo-China Holocaust involving Laotian Genocide (1.2 million deaths, 1955-1075), Cambodian Genocide (3.8 million deaths, 1969-1979, including1.5 million by Khmer Rouge) , Vietnamese Genocide (15 million deaths, 1955-1975) and millions displaced. Australia took in some 0.1 million Indo-China refugees it has helped to generate.

6. Timor Genocide (0.2 million killed out of 0.6 million population, 1975-1999; numerous refugees). Australia approved US-backed Indonesian invasion and occupation.

7. Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million deaths, 1990-2011, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 5-6 million refugees generated). US lackey Australia participated in the Sanctions War, the Gulf War and the Iraq war (1990-2011) (see “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ ).

8. Afghan Genocide (5.5 million deaths, 3.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 3-4 million refugees, 2001-present). US lackey Australia participated in the genocidal Afghan War. An estimated 1.1 million people have died wordlwide linked to the US Alliance restoration of the Taliban -destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 93% in 2007, this carnage including 200,000 Americans, 18,000 British, 10,000 Canadians, 8,000 Germans and 4,000 Australians (see “Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ).

9. Pakistani Genocide (2 million Pashtun refugees were generated by US drone strikes and US-backed military campaigns in NW Pakistan. Australia hosts the Pine Gap Joint US-Australia spying facility at Pine Gap crucial for directing US drones (see Philip Dorling, “Pine Gap drives US drone kills”, The Age, 21 July 2013: http://www.theage.com.au/national/pine-gap-drives-us-drone-kills-20130720-2qbsa.html ).

10. The continuing Tamil Genocide has involved 0.1 million deaths and hundreds of thousands highly abusively imprisoned in concentration camps. Australia has cooperated with the genocidal Sri Lankan military who achieved their final victory with Apartheid Israeli aircraft and bombs (see ABC Four Corners, “Sri Lanka’s killing field”: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2011/s3257956.htm ) . The contemptible neoliberal US lackey Labor Government dishonestly asserts that Sri Lankan refugees are “economic refugees” and returns refugees fleeing the Tamil Genocide to likely imprisonment, torture, rape and murder (see Professor Francis Boyle, “The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka”: http://www.amazon.com/The-Tamil-Genocide-Lanka-International/dp/0932863701 ).

11. Iranian Genocide (100,000 Iranians die avoidably each year under US-backed, Australia-supported Sanctions). War criminal, climate criminal, pro-Zionist Australia sits on the UN Security Council and chairs the UN Sanctions Committee.

12. Rohingya Genocide (tens of thousands killed, 1.2 million refugees including Internally Displaced Persons and 0.8 million stateless people within Myanmar). However Australia has lifted sanctions on Myanmar despite overwhelming non-democracy and the ongoing Rohingya Genocide while applying deadly sanctions against remote, peaceful, non-nuclear weapons Iran (see UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e4877d6.html ).

13. Aboriginal Genocide (2 million deaths since 1788 through violence, disease and deprivation). Aboriginal Ethnocide proceeds apace and Aborigines are being forced away from traditional lands by remorselessly racist government policy.

 

A further post was made when logged in via  “Linked in”(having been BLOCKED from logging in  as "Dr Gideon Polya, or via Facebook and Twitter). The post was PUBLISHED - and attracted various comments - but this too was eventually  CENSORED by the endlessly censoring The Conversation which has now removed my ability to log in via Linked In, by Facebook, by Twitter and by "Dr Gideon Polya":

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Australia’s appalling Mainstream media fail to inform the ABC audience about over 20 million Muslim refugees, this including 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million Somalis, 2 million Syrians, 1 million Libyans, and 1 million Myanmar Rohingyas. US-backed war in NW Pakistan generated 2 million Pashtun refugees. PM Kevin Rudd notoriously described “people smugglers” - people trying to find safe haven for desperate refugees - as “the absolute scum of the earth” who “should rot in hell” (see “Rudd wants people smugglers to “rot in hell”, ABC News, 17 April 2009: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-04-17/rudd-wants-people-smugglers-to-rot-in-hell/1653814 ). This raises the matter of how one should describe the genocidally racist Zionists, genocidal Myanmar racists and US Alliance war criminals who generated over 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place.

ABC and Mainstream media reportage of the nature and generation of over 20 million Muslim refugees is woeful. The public discussion in Australia largely ignores those who created the refugees and is mostly concerned with how to stop refugees coming by boat to Australia
A rational discussion of the refugee issue would involve Source, Transit and Destination countries but a xenophobic Australia is obsessed with refugees coming to Australia by boat that is summarized by the incorrect assertions that asylum seeker arrivals by boat are “illegal” and an “invasion”. Rational discussion would be about stopping war, sanctions, human rights abuse and genocide largely imposed on the Source countries by Western state terrorism (US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, French state terrorism, Qatari state terrorism, Saudi state terrorism and indeed Australian state terrorism). Not mentioned by Mainstream media and the ABC is Australia’s massive and various involvement as a UK lackey and thence US lackey in the generation of tens of millions of Asian refugees over the last century
from (West to East) Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor L’Este, Myanmar, Sri Lanka (for details see “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia’s BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit and scroll down to “Refugees”).

Unfortunately my post on this thread detailing Australia's contribution to the generation of tens of millions of Asian and Muslim refugees over the last century was deleted by The Conversation presumably for containing things that The Conversation does not want its readers to read about, know about or think about. However it can be read on"Censorship by The Conversation": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by and here on New Matilda (that does not censor informed reader views: http://newmatilda.com/2013/07/23/30-years-sri-lanka-race-attacks .

This is the appalling catalogue of Australian complicity in refugee generation that The Conversation does not want you to read:

1. Armenian Genocide (1.5 million deaths, and ultimately millions of refugees world-wide). Australians were involved in the 25 April 1915 invasion of Turkey after months of shelling and the WW2 Armenian Genocide (1.5 million killed, ultimately millions of refugees throughout the world) commenced on the evening of 24 April 1915 (see Gideon Poya, “Armenian Genocide & Australian Anzac Day”, MWC News, 25 April 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/18456-armenian-australian.html ).
2. Palestinian Genocide (2 million deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1936; 7 million refugees). Australian forces helped conquer Palestine for Britain and were involved in the first atrocity of the Palestinian Genocide (the 10 December 1918 Surafend Massacre of about 100 Palestinians; see “Surafend Affair”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surafend_affair ). The pro-Zionist Gillard Labor Governemtn and the genocidally racist Apartheid Israeli Government jointly issued commemorative stamps to celebrate the Australian Light Horse Beersheba victory over the Turks (see Dr Vacy Vlazna, “Israel’s crimes get stamp of approval Left Weekly, 29 June 2013: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54404 ). Australia is the strongest supporter of Apartheid Israel after the US, UK and Canada and has made contributions toward the Palestinian Genocide tax-deductible.
3. Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million killed, 1942-1945) , Indian Holocaust and Indian Genocide (1,800 avoidable deaths , 1757-1947; 1.5 million killed 18 million refugees during 1947 Partition; 50 million internal refugees due to post-1947 “development” ). Australia was complicit in the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death (see Gideon Polya, “Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2”, MWC News, 27 September 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/13742-bengal-famine.html ; Gideon Polya, “Australia’s ABC censors Bengali Famine” , MWC News, 9 December 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/15391-bengali-famine.html ; “Bengal Famine”, BBC, 2008: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). The Bengali Holocaust involved large-scale military and civilian sexual abuse of starving Indian women and girls that would have involved Australian military. Australia’s history from 1788 is intimately connected with that if British India, Britain’s Auschwitz.
4. Korean Genocide (5 million deaths, millions displaced). Australia was involved in the Korean War (1950-1953) in which 30% of the North Korea population was killed by US bombing (see Professor Michel Chossudovsky, “Know the facts: North Korea lost close to 30^% of its population as a result of US bombing in the1950s”, Global Research, 27 November 2010: http://www.globalresearch.ca/know-the-facts-north-korea-lost-close-to-30-of-its-population-as-a-result-of-us-bombings-in-the-1950s/22131 ).
5. Indo-China Holocaust involving Laotian Genocide (1.2 million deaths, 1955-1075), Cambodian Genocide (3.8 million deaths, 1969-1979, including1.5 million by Khmer Rouge) , Vietnamese Genocide (15 million deaths, 1955-1975) and millions displaced. Australia took in some 0.1 million Indo-China refugees it has helped to generate.
6. Timor Genocide (0.2 million killed out of 0.6 million population, 1975-1999; numerous refugees). Australia approved US-backed Indonesian invasion and occupation.
7. Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million deaths, 1990-2011, 2.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 5-6 million refugees generated). US lackey Australia participated in the Sanctions War, the Gulf War and the Iraq war (1990-2011) (see “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ ).
8. Afghan Genocide (5.5 million deaths, 3.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 3-4 million refugees, 2001-present). US lackey Australia participated in the genocidal Afghan War. An estimated 1.1 million people have died wordlwide linked to the US Alliance restoration of the Taliban -destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 93% in 2007, this carnage including 200,000 Americans, 18,000 British, 10,000 Canadians, 8,000 Germans and 4,000 Australians (see “Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ).
9. Pakistani Genocide (2 million Pashtun refugees were generated by US drone strikes and US-backed military campaigns in NW Pakistan. Australia hosts the Pine Gap Joint US-Australia spying facility at Pine Gap crucial for directing US drones (see Philip Dorling, “Pine Gap drives US drone kills”, The Age, 21 July 2013: http://www.theage.com.au/national/pine-gap-drives-us-drone-kills-20130720-2qbsa.html ).
10. The continuing Tamil Genocide has involved 0.1 million deaths and hundreds of thousands highly abusively imprisoned in concentration camps. Australia has cooperated with the genocidal Sri Lankan military who achieved their final victory with Apartheid Israeli aircraft and bombs (see ABC Four Corners, “Sri Lanka’s killing field”: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2011/s3257956.htm ) . The contemptible neoliberal US lackey Labor Government dishonestly asserts that Sri Lankan refugees are “economic refugees” and returns refugees fleeing the Tamil Genocide to likely imprisonment, torture, rape and murder (see Professor Francis Boyle, “The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka”: http://www.amazon.com/The-Tamil-Genocide-Lanka-International/dp/0932863701 ).
11. Iranian Genocide (100,000 Iranians die avoidably each year under US-backed, Australia-supported Sanctions). War criminal, climate criminal, pro-Zionist Australia sits on the UN Security Council and chairs the UN Sanctions Committee.
12. Rohingya Genocide (tens of thousands killed, 1.2 million refugees including Internally Displaced Persons and 0.8 million stateless people within Myanmar). However Australia has lifted sanctions on Myanmar despite overwhelming non-democracy and the ongoing Rohingya Genocide while applying deadly sanctions against remote, peaceful, non-nuclear weapons Iran (see UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e4877d6.html ).
13. Aboriginal Genocide (2 million deaths since 1788 through violence, disease and deprivation). Aboriginal Ethnocide proceeds apace and Aborigines are being forced away from traditional lands by remorselessly racist government policy.

 

27 June 2013 The Conversation  re  “The political tragedy of Julia Gillard”: https://theconversation.com/the-political-tragedy-of-julia-gillard-15588#comment_178271 . My comments were initially PUBLISHED:

 

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Julia Gillard had many things to commend her - she is a woman (a great role model as the first female Australian Deputy PM and first female Australian PM) , an atheist (in a country in which religion has malignant roles in societal distortion and physical and intellectual child abuse), a child-less woman (in a grossly over-populated world) , an unmarried person living with her partner (a strong statement of personal rights). and a Labor MP (i.e. an MP on the ostensibly progressive side of politics).

However that said, Julia Gillard must be severely criticized on numerous policy failure grounds. Indeed I have published a detailed analysis of 100 ways in which Gillard Labor has failed Labor voters and values (see Gideon Polya, "100 Reasons Why Australians Must Reject Gillard Labor", Countercurrents, 24 June 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya240613.htm ).

Thus, just one example out of 100 Gillard Labor failures: 3. Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide, Afghan War. Pro-war, pro-Zionist, Islamophobic, US lackey Labor is complicit in a post-2001 Afghan Holocaust involving 4.2 million avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, possibly 1.3 million violent deaths (based on Iraq War comparisons) and 3.0 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due Labor–complicit US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

As detailed in my analysis there are 100 reasons why decent Australians would reject Gillard Labor and indeed pro-war, pro-Zionist, pro--coal, pro-gas, anti-environment, anti-science, US lackey, human rights-abusing, neoliberal Labor in general. Mainstream media lying in Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia ensures that most of these 100 reasons are kept well away from the Australian public. Apprised of these matters, decent pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equity, pro-human rights Australians will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it reverts to decent values (the neoliberal Coalition Opposition is just as bad but, unlike neoliberal Labor, has not actually betrayed decent Labor voters and values).

 

And further comment was published and then CENSORED by the Conversation :

 

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Of 100 reasons I have outlined for dumping Gillard Labor and indeed pro-war, pro-Zionist, pro-coal, pro-gas, anti-environment, US lackey, human rights -abusing Labor in general if it doesn't change to a more progressive position (see Gideon Polya, "100 Reasons Why Australians Must Reject Gillard Labor", Countercurrents, 24 June 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya240613.htm ), #1 and #100 are particularly instructive in dealing with the massive deception of Australians.

1. ABC. Despite repeated complaints about lying by omission, lying by commission, defamatory anti-Arab anti-Semitism, defamatory anti-Jewish anti-Semitism, censorship (notably of anti-racist Jewish opinion), genocide ignoring, holocaust ignoring, genocide denial and holocaust denial by an egregiously politically correct racist (PC racist), Orwellian and Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-subverted and-perverted ABC (Australia's equivalent of the UK BBC), Labor has ignored the complaints and increased the ABC budget to over $1 billion per annum. Indeed most Australians are unaware of most of the serious matters outlined below because of cowardly, unethical and egregiously dishonest ABC lying and ABC censorship (e.g. see “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/ ). Indeed for ready documentation of the Elephant-in-the-room, Mainstream media-ignored matters below simple Google the relevant term e.g. “Aboriginal Genocide”, “Iraqi Genocide”, “Afghan Genocide', “Palestinian Genocide”, “Climate Genocide”, “Preventable deaths” , “Avoidable deaths”, “Educational Apartheid” etc with or without the word polya.

100. Zionist racism, genocide, perversion, subversion and mendacity. Pro-Zionist Gillard Labor has made most Australians complicit in the horrendous crimes of the racist Zionists – the invasion, occupation, devastation and ethnic cleaning of 90% of Palestine; the Palestinian Genocide involving 2.0 million Palestinian deaths since 1936 from violence (0.1 million) or from violently–imposed deprivation (1.9 million); Apartheid Israel's democracy-by-genocide whereby only 6.7% of 12 million Palestinians (the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis) are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even step foot in their own country, and over 4 million Occupied Palestinian are deprived of all human rights and highly abusively confined to West Bank Bantustans or to what the Catholic Church has called the Gaza Concentration Camp. Traitorous Zionists have subverted and perverted both Labor and the Coalition, Australian Mainstream media, the Australian Government, the ABC and SBS. Zionism is genocidal racism in awful theory and appalling practice and the racist Zionists and their Labor supporters should be sidelined from public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, .neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK.

 

A further comment I made in response to bald denial of the above was published and thence CENSORED by The Conversation:

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In reply to Stephen John Ralph Self-confessed ignorance and bald denial are no substitute for sensible discussion.

Gillard still supported Apartheid Isael when it was bombing 25,000 Australians in Lebanon in 2006 and came to power on 24 June 2010 after a pro-Zionist-led Coup (for a detailed account see this analysis by THE outstanding anti-racist Jewish writer Antony Loewenstein entitled ""Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?": http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/07/02/does-the-zionist-lobby-have-blood-on-its-hands-in-australia/ ).

2 of the key pro-Zionist conspirators in the 2010 pro-Zionist-led Coup against Kevin Rudd were later revealed by WikiLeaks-published US documents as US "assets" reporting internal Labor Government matters to the US Embassy.

While numerous anti-racist Jewish Australians are opposed to Israeli Apartheid and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, pro-Zionist , US lackey Labor has spurned their advice in favor of advice from genocidally racist Israeli war criminals and their Australian supporters. Labor has comprehensively failed to protect Australians from Israeli violence that has included the shooting, torturing, tasering, kidnapping, illegal imprisonment and robbing of Australian citizens. Labor supported Apartheid Israel when it was bombing 25,000 Australians in Lebanon in 2006, and was craven in its responses to the repeated kidnapping of Australians in international waters and the large-scale forging of Australian passports for Israeli terrorism purposes. Labor is in receipt of financial support from the proceeds of crime of a Zionist who was Australia's biggest white collar criminal; opposes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel; rubbishes and defames anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish supporters of BDS; and puts Apartheid Israeli interests before those of Australia's international reputation. Labor has disgraced Australia by making it one of the world's strongest allies of Apartheid Israel and has refused to support the UN Palestinian statehood vote and the Durban I, II and III objections to Israeli Apartheid. While PM Kevin Rudd was removed because of opposition to the Mining Tax, the people who removed him were members of the pro-Zionist Gillard faction i.e. PM Kevin Rudd, one of Australia's most popular PMs, was found to be not pro-Zionist enough in objecting to the Israeli kidnapping of Australians in international waters and the forging of Australian passports, and was removed in an overnight pro- Zionist-led Coup.

Labor will never achieve government again as long as it contains pro-Zionists supporting the genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel rogue state.

 

A further comment was initially published by The Conversation but was also eventually CENSORED:

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My informed, pro-Australia opinions on this thread about the 24 June pro-Zionist-led Gillard Coup against PM Kevin Rudd have been censored by The Conversation as have been those of outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian writer Antony Loewenstein (for details of what The Conversation evidently does not want its readers to read, know about or think about see "Censorship by The Conversation": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by) .

Of the 42 members of Julia Gillard's last Ministry only ONE stood up publicly for Palestinian human rights, namely Melissa Parke (representing Fremantle, Western Australia) who was a signatory to a petition by eminent Australians demanding Palestinian human rights ( Petition for Palestinian statehood: http://apan.org.au/statement-on-recognition-of-palestinian-statehood/ ) (see Gideon Polya, "Easter: As Peter Betrayed Jesus, West And Australia Ignore Apartheid Israel's Palestinian Genocide", Countercurrents,: 31 March 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya310313.htm ) .

Below are examples of outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish writers and leaders whose ethical positions in support of Palestinian human rights have been censored out by both the taxpayer-funded pro-Zionist ABC and by the taxpayer-funded pro-Zionist The Conversation.

Professor Peter Singer, Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman, Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr Peter Slezak, Dr Tony Balint, Dr Ron Witton, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp, Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom, Nicole Erlich, Marshall Harris, David Hermolin, Sylvie Leber, Jeffrey Loewenstein, Stefan Moore, Martin Munz, Dr Gideon Polya, Vivienne Porzsolt, Joe Rich, Margot Salom, Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton (anti-racist Jewish Australians);

Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Zygmunt Bauman, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Rex Bloomstein, Sir Anthony Caro, Prof Stan Cohen, Jenny Diski, Moris Farhi MBE, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, Dr Julian Huppert MP, Prof Mary Kaldor, Nicolas Kent, Beeban Kidron, Baroness Oona King, Prof Francesca Klug OBE, Mike Leigh, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Mike Marqusee, Dr Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, Sophie Okonedo OBE, Prof Susie Orbach, Prof Jacqueline Rose FBA, Mike Rosen, Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, Alexei Sayle, Prof Lynne Segal, Will Self, Sir Antony Sher, Prof Avi Shlaim FBA, Gillian Slovo, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Janet Suzman and Zoë Wanamaker CBE (eminent anti-racist Jewish Britons);

Uri Avnery, John Berger, William Blum, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lendman, Ilan Pappe, Harold Pinter, Adi Ophir, Tanya Reinhart, and Howard Zinn (more famous anti-racist Jews); and

Tariq Ali , Rev. Allan Boesak, Professor Francis Boyle, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Christison, Bill Christison, Jonathan Cook, Ed Corrigan, Brian Eno, PM Tayyip Erdogan, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano, George Galloway MP, Mahatma Gandhi, Allan Hart, Julia Irwin MP, Sonja Karkar, Conor Kelly, Terry Lane, Martin Linton MP, Mairead Maguire, Gabran Majdalany, Nelson Mandela. Cardinal Renato Martino, Cynthia McKinney, Vanessa Redgrave, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Arundhati Roy, Rabee Sahyoun, Jose Saramago, Ahdad Soueif, Elia Suleiman, Baroness Jennifer Tonge, Rev Desmond Tutu, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, David Ward MP and Dr Vacy Vlazna (variously famous anti-racist non-Jewish writers and leaders) (for details and more see “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ and “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

The sidelining, blocking, censorship and defamation being applied to anti-racist Jewish opinion by The Conversation is outrageous and is being reported to MPs and to institutional and corporate backers of The Conversation on the basis of the post-WW2 Jewish Holocaust crie de coeur "Never again".


On 28 May 2013 The Conversation, Catherine Scott  re “Buyer beware: are you really purchasing a “better” education?”: https://theconversation.com/buyer-beware-are-you-really-purchasing-a-better-education-14509   . My comment was PUBLISHED:

 

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A quick search of My School (see: http://www.myschool.edu.au/ ) reveals enormous disparities of wealth, attendance, NAPLAN testing and outcomes.

The reality is that under Australia's Lib-Lb-backed Educational Apartheid system the majority of Australian children who attend Government schools are disproportionately excluded from a decent education, university, top universities and top courses (see "Educational Apartheid": https://sites.google.com/site/educationalapartheid/ ).

Australia’s Educational Apartheid system means that 46% of Australians are functionally illiterate and 53% are functionally innumerate (see section 3.1 in Josh Fear, “Choice overload. Australians coping with financial decisions”. The Australia Institute, Discussion paper 99: http://www.tai.org.au/documents/dp_fulltext/DP99.pdf and "Educational Apartheid": https://sites.google.com/site/educationalapartheid/ ) and that 80% of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory fail to meet basic literacy and numeracy standards (see Gideon Polya, "37 Ways Of Tackling Australian Educational Apartheid And Social Inequity", Countercurrents, 22 May 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya220513.htm ).

There are also big differences in outcomes within the Non-Government sector. However a major criticism of the taxpayer-subsidized Non-Government schools is the horrendous intellectual abuse of children inherent in ramming dangerous religious clap-trap down their throats that variously can include sexism, sexual guilt, homophobia, misogyny, gender discrimination, racism, exceptionalism, creationism, intelligent design, miracles, anti-science assertions, dogmatism, bigotry, racism, religious text literalism, prime allegiance to a particular genocidally racist, race-based, nuclear terrorist, democracy-by-genocide, Apartheid rogue state and the asserted right to invade, occupy, devastate and ethnically cleanse other countries. Taxpayer-subsidized intellectual child abuse indeed. A prime rule for teachers is not to teach falsehood.

 

On 27 May 2013 The Conversation,  Folker Hanusch re “Women overtake men in the media but not in pay or power”: https://theconversation.com/women-overtake-men-in-the-media-but-not-in-pay-or-power-14479 . My comment was CENSORED out by The Conversation that evidently does not want its readers to read about, know about or think about the horrendous under05 infant mortality in coiutri4s subject to US Alliance, war and occupation over the last 2 decades

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"Women now outnumber men in the Australian media, but they are typically younger, earn less and have less [sic] powerful positions than male colleagues" but hopefully their grammar might be better (e.g. using "fewer" and "less" appropriately as a result of reading more Jane Austen than men, see Gideon Polya, "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History", now available for free perusal on the web: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com.au/ ).

Since women are assertedly more caring and more child-oriented than men, one hopes that female Australian journalists would have the moral courage to write about the horrendous human consequences of the post-1990 US War on Muslims, in particular the under-5 infant deaths now totalling 2.0 million for post-1990 Iraq, 2.9 million for post-2001 Afghanistan, and 1.3 million for post-1992 Somalia, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the wear criminal US Alliance (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide'": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ and Gideon Polya, "Ignoring Iraqi Genocide, Mainstream Presstitutes Urge US Syrian Invasion, Syrian Holocaust & Syrian Genocide", Countercureetns, 3 May 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya030513.htm ).

However pigs may fly - Mainstream journalists in look-the-other-way, Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia, whether female or male, resolutely refuse to mention the passive mass murder of millions of Muslim children by US state terrorism.



I made a further post but presumably this will eventually be CENSORED too.

 

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Readers of this thread will note the censorship by The Conversation of detailed, documented comments by me., presumably for containing facts and opinions that the endlessly censoring, neoliberal, anti-academic free speech, US lackey The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about.

However you can read my censored comments on "Censorship by The Conversation": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by, a valuable resource for graduate students and other researchers interested in censorship in Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia.

Censorship is of course anathema to serious and ethical academics.

The Conversation has reached the bottom of the barrel with its remorseless, academia-violating censorship and evident craven commitment to the interests of Western nuclear terrorist, war criminal rogue states against the interests of Australia.

 

On 27 May 2013 The Conversation, Lisa Caripis  re “Victorian law change abandons native forests to loggers”: https://theconversation.com/victorian-law-change-abandons-native-forests-to-loggers-14113  . My comment was PUBLISHED:

 

Gideon Maxwell Polya

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Excellent article. This is an atrocious move by the ignorantly, ideologically and irresponsibly anti-environment Victorian Coalition Government, especially in relation to the worsening climate crisis as outlined below.

The overwhelming international scientific consensus is that man-made global warming is a major threat to Humanity and the Biosphere and that we are badly running out of time to deal with the problem. The atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration is now 397 parts per million (ppm) and is increasing at over 2 ppm per year. Top climate scientists and biologists argue for a rapid return of the atmospheric CO2 to about 300 ppm CO2 for a safe planet for all peoples and all species (see “300.org – return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/300-org---return-atmosphere-co2-to-300-ppm and "2011 climate change course": https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/2011-climate-change-course ).

Major ways to reduce atmosphere CO2 - in addition to cessation ofdeforestation and greenhouse gas pollution - include biochar production (from the anaerobic pyrolysis of agricultural and forestry cellulosic waste) and re-afforestation (see “Forest biomass-derived Biochar can profitably reduce global warming and bushfire risk”, Yarra Valley Climate Action Group: https://sites.google.com/site/yarravalleyclimateactiongroup/forest-biomass-derived-biochar-can-profitably-reduce-global-warming-and-bushfire-risk ) .

Victorian Eucalyptus regnans forests are the best forest carbon sinks in the world (see Brendan Mackey, Heather Keith, Sandra Berry, David Lindenmeyer (ANU), “Green Carbon. The role of natural forests in carbon storage”: http://epress.anu.edu.au/green_carbon/pdf/whole_book.pdf ). The basic voter strategy of "punish the incompetent incumbent" means that climate criminal, anti-environment Victorian Coalition Government should be kicked out at the next election as a danger not just to Victoria's environment but also to our children and grandchildren.



On 26 April 201 The Conversation, Leah Farrell, “Boston bombings: news , truth and academics”: https://theconversation.com/boston-bombings-news-truth-and-academics-13569 .  My comments were posted (i.e. the repeated censorship of my self-defence against posted egregious defamation of me on 25 April was evidently specifically to stop such self-defence). However a day or so later my post was then CENSORED by The Conversation, presumably for containing facts or opinions The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about.

 

Gideon Maxwell Polya

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The Boston bombing was an awful atrocity. However Mainstream media, politician and academic comment was woefully deficient due to an entrenched culture of looking-the-other--way, self-censorship, lying by omission and lying by commission in the US-beholden Western Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies that resolutely ignore the horrendous reality of US state terrorism that has killed 12 million Muslims since 1990 through violence or violently-imposed deprivation (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).

To given but one example, on 16 April 2013 the ABC Late Night Live (LNL) radio program broadcast an item entitled “Bruce Shapiro on the Boston Bombings”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-latest-us-developments/4633284 . My following comments sent to the LNL website were completely CENSORED: "Since the 2001 US-complicit 9-11 atrocity (Google “Experts: US did 9-11”), about 9 million Muslims have died from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-backed US War on Terror that has been associated with an accrual cost of up to $6 trillion ($125 billion for Australia), a fiscal and moral perversion that has been linked to 13 million preventable American deaths and a daily carnage of 22 million deaths /(12 years x 365 days per year) = 5,022 deaths per day for 12 years (my guesses for responsibility for the Boston atrocity (3 dead) in descending order of likelihood are (1) Apartheid Israeli state terrorism , (2) US state terrorism, (3) US individual(s), (4) Developing World non-state terrorism)."

The Western Democracies have become Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies in which Big Money purchases politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and political power (see "Boycott Murdoch Media": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/ ). For examples of Mainstream media, censorship of the horrendous , ongojng US War on Muslims see “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/ ; “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ; “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home ; “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/ ; “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/ and "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat .


An attempt to post the following  further comment was BLOCKED:


I am a much published, 5-decade career academic scientist still heavily involved in teaching university students. Yet The Conversation  regularly  removes my posts and has blocked me from posting as registered. For my detailed post see "Censorship by The Conversation": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by (scroll down to "2013"). Censorship  is anathema to academic scholarship and the academic ethos.



On 25 April 2013 The Conversation, Chloe Patton re “Boston bombings: beware the multi-million dollar Islamophobia industry” : https://theconversation.com/boston-bombings-beware-the-multi-million-dollar-islamophobia-industry-13702 . My carefully researched and documented comment was initially posted and then CENSORED by The Conversation:

Gideon Maxwell Polya

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Excellent article by Chloe Patton. However the current deadly Islamophobia is not just confined to extreme right-wing, pro-Zionist, pro-war anti-Arab anti-Semites and Islamophobes ranging from the US Christian Zionists, the US Israel Lobby (e.g. AIPAC), and the Tea Party to pro-Zionist, Islamophobic neo-fascists (with the ultimate extreme being the pro-genocide mass murderer Anders Breivik) but is quite general as exhibited by the political correct racist (PC racist), pro-Zionism, Islamophobia and anti-Arab anti-Semitism of Mainstream media, politicians and academics.

Thus an Elephant in the Room reality oif the last 2 decades has been the continuing post-1990, Zionist-promoted US War on Muslims that has been associated with Muslim refugees totalling over 20 million and deaths from violence or from violently-imposed deprivation totalling over 12 million (half of them children), the breakdown including 4.6 million (Iraq), 5.6 million (Afghanistan), 2.2 million (Somalia), 0.1 million (Libya), 0.1 million (Palestine), 0.1 million (Syria) and goodness knows how many in US drone-bombed Yemen and NW Pakistan and French-occupied West African countries, notably Mali (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ). An estimated 100,000 Iranians (many of them children) die avoidably from deprivation each year under Zionist-demanded, US-imposed sanctions.

The Western Mainstream resolutely ignore the horrendous realities of the ongoing US War on Muslims and War on Terror and compound this by resolute censorship of informed, credentialled humanitarians attempting to expose the horrendous realities.

Thus, by way of example, on 16 April 2013 the ABC Late NIght Live (LNL) radio program broadcast an item entitled “Bruce Shapiro on the Boston Bombings”: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-on-the-latest-us-developments/4633284 . My following comments sent to the LNL website were completely CENSORED: "Since the 2001 US-complicit 9-11 atrocity (Google “Experts: US did 9-11”), about 9 million Muslims have died from violence or violently-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-backed US War on Terror that has been associated with an accrual cost of up to $6 trillion ($125 billion for Australia), a fiscal and moral perversion that has been linked to 13 million preventable American deaths and a daily carnage of 22 million deaths /(12 years x 365 days per year) = 5,022 deaths per day for 12 years (my guesses for responsibility for the Boston atrocity (3 dead) in descending order of likelihood are (1) Apartheid Israeli state terrorism , (2) US state terrorism, (3) US individual(s), (4) Developing World non-state terrorism)."

The Western Democracies have become Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies in which Big Money purchases politicians, parties, policies, public perception of reality and political power (see "Boycott Murdoch Media": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/ ). For examples of Mainstream media, censorship of the horrendous , ongojng US War on Muslims see “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/ ; “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ; “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home ; “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/ ; “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/ and "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat .



My comments attracted the following defamatory abuse:

John Phillip

Grumpy Old Man

In reply to Gideon Maxwell Polya

Hey, great to have your anti-semitic rantings back in their shrillest, foaming-at-the-mouth form, Gideon.

 

However  my repeated attempts to defend myself were BLOCKED by The Conversation  with the message “your comment could not be added”:

 

Readers of this thread: egregiously false , defamatory, ad hominem abuse applied to critics of Zionism, anti-Arab anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, while  de rigeur for pro-Zionists and Islamophobes , is incompatible with sensible interlocution, and when applied to anti-racist humanitarians such as myself who lost most of their relatives in the WW2 Jewish Holocaust becomes something else.

 

For numerous opinions of outstanding  Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers opposed to the genocidal anti-Arab anti-Semitism  and Islamophobia of racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel see "Jews Against Racist Zionism":http://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/  , "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism": http://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/  and "Boycott Apartheid Israel": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/ .

 

Thus, for just one example,  Australia's most eminent  Jewish figure, Sir Isaac Isaacs, our first Australian-born Governor General: "The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism" and "The Zionist movement as a whole...now places its own unwarranted interpretation on the Balfour Declaration, and makes demands that are arousing the antagonism of the Moslem world of nearly 400 millions, thereby menacing the safety of our Empire, endangering world peace and imperiling some of the most sacred associations of the Jewish, Christian, and Moslem faiths. Besides their inherent injustice to others these demands would, I believe, seriously and detrimentally affect the general position of Jews throughout the world"( Sir Isaac Isaacs, quoted by Wikipedia, ”Isaac Isaacs”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Isaacs )

 

This further comment was also BLOCKED by The Conversation  with the message “your comment could not be added”:

 

 

Readers of this thread: my previous attempt to defend myself against defamatory abuse was BLOCKED with the message “your comment could not be added” to whit:

 

Readers of this thread: egregiously false , defamatory, ad hominem abuse applied to critics of Zionism, anti-Arab anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, while  de rigeur for pro-Zionists and Islamophobes , is incompatible with sensible interlocution, and when applied to anti-racist humanitarians such as myself who lost most of their relatives in the WW2 Jewish Holocaust becomes something else.

 

For numerous opinions of outstanding  Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers opposed to the genocidal anti-Arab anti-Semitism  and Islamophobia of racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel see "Jews Against Racist Zionism": http://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism /    , "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism": http://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/   and "Boycott Apartheid Israel": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/  .

 

Thus, for just one example,  Australia's most eminent  Jewish figure, Sir Isaac Isaacs, our first Australian-born Governor General: "The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism" and "The Zionist movement as a whole...now places its own unwarranted interpretation on the Balfour Declaration, and makes demands that are arousing the antagonism of the Moslem world of nearly 400 millions, thereby menacing the safety of our Empire, endangering world peace and imperiling some of the most sacred associations of the Jewish, Christian, and Moslem faiths. Besides their inherent injustice to others these demands would, I believe, seriously and detrimentally affect the general position of Jews throughout the world"( Sir Isaac Isaacs, quoted by Wikipedia, ”Isaac Isaacs”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Isaacs  ).  


On 14 April 2013, The Conversation published an article by Dvir Abramovitch (Director of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Melbourne) ) re “Global anti-Semitism”: making sure “Never Again” is not a hollow slogan” :  https://theconversation.com/global-anti-semitism-making-sure-never-again-is-not-a-hollow-slogan-13412#_=_ . My comments were posted by me (signed up via Facebook to evade BLOCKAGE of comments by Dr Gideon Polya imposed by The Conversation) at circa 8.35 am, 14 April 2013).  By about 11.00 am my detailed comments had been CENSORED by the evidently pro-Zionist The Conversation in gross violation of (a) the academic ethos that abhors censorship and (b) good manners. At about the same time The Conversation stopped any more comments, stating "Comments on this article are now closed", thus precluding any rejoinder my me to comments criticizing my deleted post. 

 

Gideon Maxwell Polya

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The article ignored some Elephant in the Room realities and requires some major corrections and responses as outlined below.

1. Anti-Semitism means physical or verbal offence to Semites for being culturally and/or ethnically Semites per se and occurs in 2 equally repugnant forms, anti-Jewish anti-Semitism against 15 million largely culturally Semitic Jews and anti-Arab anti-Semitism against 300 million culturally and ethnically Semitic Arabs and 1,500 million largely culturally Semitic Muslims (Islamophobia). 12 million Muslims have been killed through violence or violently imposed deprivation in the post-1990 Zionist-backed US War on Muslims, including the ongoing, Western-imposed Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and Somali Genocide (see "Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ). The worst anti-Jewish anti-Semitism today involves Zionist and pro-Zionist conflation of decent, anti-racist Jews with the horrendous human rights abuses of Apartheid Israel (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and "Jews Against Racist Zionism": . https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).

2. The WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) was part of a wider WW2 European Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed. There were also other major WW2 holocausts, the Chinese Holocaust (35 million Chinese killed under the Japanese, 1937-1945) .and the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity) (see Gideon Polya, "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ ; "Bengal Famine. How Australia & UK killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2", MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/editorial/13742-bengal-famine.html ).

3. The ongoing US-, US Alliance- and Australia-complicit Apartheid Israeli Palestinian Genocide has been associated with 2 million deaths from violence (0.1 million) or from violently-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) since 1936, 7 million Palestinian refugees, the ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine and Apartheid Israeli democracy-by-genocide whereby of 12 million Palestinians, 6 million are forbidden to step foot in their own countries, only 13% are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine (albeit as Third Class citizens under race-based Apartheid laws), 35% live under illegal, war criminal and highly abusive Israeli Occupation with zero human rights and 14% are confined to what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp (half of them 850,000 children, of whom 10% are stunted due to war criminal Israeli blockade).

4. Below are examples of outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish writers and leaders whose quoted views in support of Palestinian human rights have been censored out in Australia by the pro-Zionist ABC.

Professor Peter Singer, Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman, Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr Peter Slezak, Dr Tony Balint, Dr Ron Witton, Dr Ned Curthoys, Dr Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp,Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom, Nicole Erlich, Marshall Harris, David Hermolin, Sylvie Leber, Jeffrey Loewenstein, Stefan Moore, Martin Munz, Dr Gideon Polya, Vivienne Porzsolt, Joe Rich, Margot Salom, Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton (anti-racist Jewish Australians);

Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Zygmunt Bauman, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Rex Bloomstein, Sir Anthony Caro, Prof Stan Cohen, Jenny Diski, Moris Farhi MBE, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, Dr Julian Huppert MP, Prof Mary Kaldor, Nicolas Kent, Beeban Kidron, Baroness Oona King, Prof Francesca Klug OBE, Mike Leigh, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Mike Marqusee, Dr Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, Sophie Okonedo OBE, Prof Susie Orbach, Prof Jacqueline Rose FBA, Mike Rosen, Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, Alexei Sayle, Prof Lynne Segal, Will Self, Sir Antony Sher, Prof Avi Shlaim FBA, Gillian Slovo, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Janet Suzman and Zoë Wanamaker CBE (eminent anti-racist Jewish Britons);

Uri Avnery, John Berger, William Blum, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lendman, Ilan Pappe, Harold Pinter, Adi Ophir, Tanya Reinhart, and Howard Zinn (more famous anti-racist Jews); and

Tariq Ali , Rev. Allan Boesak, Professor Francis Boyle, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Christison, Bill Christison, Jonathan Cook, Ed Corrigan, Brian Eno, PM Tayyip Erdogan, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano, George Galloway MP, Mahatma Gandhi, Allan Hart, Julia Irwin MP, Sonja Karkar, Conor Kelly, Terry Lane, Martin Linton MP, Mairead Maguire, Gabran Majdalany, Nelson Mandela. Cardinal Renato Martino, Cynthia McKinney, Vanessa Redgrave, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Arundhati Roy, Rabee Sahyoun, Jose Saramago, Ahdad S oueif, Elia Suleiman, Baroness Jennifer Tonge, Rev Desmond Tutu, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, David Ward MP and Dr Vacy Vlazna (variously famous anti-racist non-Jewish writers and leaders) (for details and more see “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ and “Jews Against Racist Zionism”: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ).



25 March 2013, The Conversation re March 2010 Gillard Ministry “Gillard seeks safe hands in reshuffle”: https://theconversation.com/gillard-seeks-safe-hands-in-reshuffle-13073  . My comment below survived for about 1 hour and was then CENSORED:  “Comment removed by moderator”.

 

Gideon Maxwell Polya

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Missing from this analysis is the Elephant in the Room reality that this further Cabinet axing of Rudd supporters and traditional Australia-first Labor MPs has entrenched the militant pro-Zionist faction as now in charge of Federal Labor.

It is not just Kevin Rudd who is finished – the Australian Labor Party (ALP) is finished having now become obscenely obviously an Apartheid Labor Party and an Apartheid Israel-supporting Labor Party. Traditional Labor voters will vote 1 Green and put Labor last until it adopts decent values and utterly rejects Apartheid, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (the Coalition are just as bad but at least, unlike neoliberal Labor, have not betrayed Labor voters and Labor values). .

The March 2013 phoney spill that wasn’t has even further entrenched the militant pro-Zionist faction after the June 2010 pro-Zionist-led Coup against PM Kevin Rudd and the Gillard faction-engineered Rudd versus Gillard vote in 2012 (see Gideon Polya, “Pro-Zionist-led Coup ousts Australian PM Rudd”, MWC News, 29 June 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/3488-pro-zionist-led-coup.html and “US- , Zionist- And Corporate-Perverted Australian Labor Vilifies
And Rejects Australia-First Ex-PM Kevin Rudd “, Countercurrents, 28 February 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya280212.htm ; Antony Loewenstein, “Does the Zionist Lobby have blood on its hands in Australia?”, 2 July 2010: http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/07/02/does-the-zionist-lobby-have-blood-on-its-hands-in-australia/ .and “Departing ALP member tells of deep Zionist influence in party”, 10 August 2010: http://antonyloewenstein.com/2010/08/10/departing-alp-member-tells-of-deep-zionist-influence-in-party/ ).

Australia’s new Jewish Zionist Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus stated those in line for inclusion within the latest Gillard Labor Government Ministry could include Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare, junior frontbenchers Sharon Bird and Mike Kelly, and backbenchers Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann. – ABC News, “Conjecture begins as Gillard considers new front bench”: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-24/conjecture-begins-as-gillard-considers-new-frontbench/4591312 .

According to outstanding anti-racist Jewish South African hero in the fight against Apartheid, RSA MP Ronnie Kasrils, Israeli Apartheid is even worse than the Apartheid of Apartheid Israel-backed Apartheid South Africa (see Ronnie Kasrils, “Israel 2007: worse than Apartheid”, Mail & Guardian On-line, 21 May 2007: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2007-05-21-israel-2007-worse-than-apartheid ). Criteria for unacceptable pro-Zionist association (e.g. see “I’ve been to Israel too”: http://middleeastrealitycheck.blogspot.com.au/2009/03/ive-been-to-israel-too.html ) are listed below.

1. Involvement (e.g. as a speaker) with Zionist organizations e.g. Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Australia/Israel Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Rambam Fellowship Program, Australia Israel Leadership Forum, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Journalists Mission, NAB Yachad Scholarship Fund, Zionist Federation of Australia, B’nai Brith, Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, Labor Friends of Israel).

2. Zionist-sponsored or other visit(s) to nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, racist Zionist-run, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel

3. Public statements and voting record e.g. opposition to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against grossly human rights-abusing Apartheid Israel.

4. Endorsement by leading Zionist(s).

5. Intimate links to persons satisfying any of the above criteria or other associations (e.g. corporate) with Apartheid Israel.

Pro-Zionist analysis results: Mark Dreyfus (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Jason Clare (1, 2, 3, 4); Sharon Bird (4); Mike Kelly (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Andrew Leigh (3, 4), Gai Brodtmann (4, 5).

PM Julia Gillard included all but Gai Brodtmann in her new March 2013 Ministry. I am currently working on a comprehensive pro-Zionism analysis of all members of the latest Ministry of pro-Zionist PM Julia Gillard (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Just remember the well-documented crimes of Israeli state terrorism against Australians in recent years: tasering, shooting, torturing, kidnapping, imprisoning, imprisoning in solitary confinement, bombing, robbing, mangling, killing, forging Australian passports, recruiting Australian spies, recruiting Australian mercenaries and endless subversion of Australians (see Gideon Polya, "50 Ways Racist Zionists (RZs) & Israeli State Terrorism (IST) threaten Australia & YOUR country too" , Bellaciao, 14 March 2010: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article19618 ).



A further post re this article that was also CENSORED by The Conversation:

Gideon Maxwell Polya

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My very detailed, documented comments on the pro-Zionist aspect of this latest sidelining and political termination of so many leading Australia-first Labor MPs was censored by The Conversation. Of course, such censorship is utterly antithetical to academic scholarship and to free speech crucial for rational risk management for society. When anti-racist Jewish opinion is being censored (as in this case) decent people must stand up as they must stand up over all abuses of humanity. For details of this and related censorship by The Conversation see "Censorship by The Conversation": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by.

Thus outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian Sir Isaac Isaacs (1855–1948) was an Australian judge and politician, the ninth Governor General of Australia and the first born in Australia to occupy that post. He was strongly opposed to Zionism (see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Isaacs ; also see Max Gordon, “Sir Isaac Isaacs”, Heinemann, Adelaide, 1963), stating: “The honour of Jews throughout the world demands the renunciation of political Zionism." and "The Zionist movement as a whole...now places its own unwarranted interpretation on the Balfour Declaration, and makes demands that are arousing the antagonism of the Moslem world of nearly 400 millions, thereby menacing the safety of our Empire, endangering world peace and imperiling some of the most sacred associations of the Jewish, Christian, and Moslem faiths. Besides their inherent injustice to others these demands would, I believe, seriously and detrimentally affect the general position of Jews throughout the world."

The new, militantly pro-Zionist Labor Ministry and the endlessly censoring Mainstream media and The Conversation evidently think otherwise.


2012


On 23 April 2012 re Australian gas & Asian Century: https://theconversation.edu.au/china-india-and-australian-gas-who-controls-energy-in-the-asian-century-6243 . My comments:

 

As outlined below, missing from public discussion about Australian gas resources is the "natural law" concept enshrined in the American Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal".

The world's atmosphere is finite and accordingly "a;; men are created equal" applies to "fair shares" per capita in permissible greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution of the one common atmosphere of all peoples.

Thus in 2009 the WBGU which advises the German Government on climate change estimated that for a 75% chance of avoid a a 2C temperature rise (EU policy; would you board a plane with a 25% chance of crashing?), the world must emit no more than 600 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and zero emissions in 2050.

With a population of 22 million out of a world population of 7,000 million, this means that Australia's "fair share" of this "terminal GHG pollution budget" is 22 million X 600 billion/7,000 million = 1.89 billion tonnes CO2.

Unfortunately Australia's annual Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution is 1.42 billion tonnes CO2-e (CO2-equivalent) (2010; see "2011 Climate Change Course": https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/2011-climate-change-course ) and accordingly relative to 2010 Australia has 1.89 billion tonnes CO2/1.42 billion tons CO2 per year = 1.3 years (i.e. by mid-2011) to get to zero emissions.

Thus Australia has already used up its "fair share" of the world's "terminal GHG pollution budget" and is effectively stealing the entitlement of other countries, including impoverished countries such as Somalia and Bangladesh (see Dr Gideon Polya, "Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions", Green Blog, 1 August 2011: http://www.green-blog.org/2011/08/01/shocking-analysis-by-country-of-years-left-to-zero-emissions/ ).

However it gets worse. ABARE and Geoscience Australia (“Australian Energy Resource Assessment”, Chapter 4 “Gas”: http://adl.brs.gov.au/data/warehouse/pe_aera_d9aae_002/aeraCh_04.pdf ), Australian conventional gas resources are 111 tcf Economic Demonstrated Reserves (EDR), 53 tcf SDR (Sub-economic Reserves (SDR) and 20 tcf Inferred resources (IR) for a total of 184 tcf (trillion cubic feet).

Methane is a major part of natural gas, it leaks and is 105 times worse as a GHG than CO2 on a 20 year time frame with aerosol impacts considered. Taking this into account and also differences in leakage from conventional or unconventional gas exploitation, one can calculate that exploitation of Australia’s conventional and unconventional gas resources would generate 61.5 billion tonnes of CO2-e or about 10% of the world’s "terminal GHG pollution budget" of 600 billion tonnes CO2.

However our "fair share" would be 22 x100/7,000 million = 0.31% Thus in relation to GHG pollution from gas alone, Australia (i.e. the Liberals and Laborals) are saying that Australians can pollute 10%/0.31% = 32 times more per capita than other humans i.e. over 15 times more per capita than that predicated by Labor leader Arthur Calwell's notorious 1947 declaration that "Two Wongs do not make a White" and 32 times more than a generous interpretation of Australia's first PM Edmund Barton's 1901 assertion that " The doctrine of the equality of Man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman" (see "Antipodean epilogue - the moral dimension of the Lucky Country and the world", Chapter 17, Gideon Polya, "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History": http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/jane-austen-and-black-hole-chapter-17.html ).

So much for Australia in the Asian Century.



On 21 April 2012 re Günter Grass poem: https://theconversation.edu.au/political-poetry-took-down-g-nter-grass-but-is-it-any-good-6514 . Comments censored by The Conversation:

 

In addition to the points (my words) about the threat to the Iranian people from nuclear -armed Israel and German guilt over the Jewish Holocaust , Grass also made 2 further key points about (a) prospective German complicity and guilt over such annihilation of Iran using German weapons (submarines) and (b) the threat of Zionist defamation that keeps people silent (for an English translation by Heather Horn: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/gunter-grasss-controversial-poem-about-israel-iran-and-war-translated/255549/ ).

(a) Re German complicity:

"Why do I say only now,
Aged and with my last ink,
That the nuclear power of Israel endangers
The already fragile world peace?
Because it must be said
What even tomorrow may be too late to say;
Also because we--as Germans burdened enough--
Could be the suppliers to a crime
That is foreseeable, wherefore our complicity
Could not be redeemed through any of the usual excuses."

(b) Re Zionist defamation:

"Yet why do I forbid myself
To name that other country
In which, for years, even if secretly,
There has been a growing nuclear potential at hand
But beyond control, because no inspection is available?

The universal concealment of these facts,
To which my silence subordinated itself,
I sense as incriminating lies
And force--the punishment is promised
As soon as it is ignored;
The verdict of "anti-Semitism" is familiar."

Grass' fears were justified. He was a 17-year-old "child soldier" conscript from late 1944 to mid-1945, a condition decried today and indeed used to "justify" US "adviser" military intervention in Uganda, whereas the Israeli Government disgustingly blames and reviles Grass for his being a conscript. The false "anti-Semitism" defamation is used by Zionists and pro-Zionist against critics of Apartheid Israel and with particular virulence against anti-racist Jewish critics of Apartheid Israel's genocidal crimes (for detailed discussion see "Nobel writer speaks out. Günter Grass opposes Israeli annihilation of Iran", MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/18245-guenter-grass.html ).

Indeed anti-racist Jewish criticism of Apartheid Israel (see "Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ) and of the Zionist-beholden US Alliance War on Muslims (12 million war-related Muslim deaths since 1990; see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ) has been repeatedly censored by The Conversation (for a detailed record of such censorship of anti-racist Jewish opinion see "Censorship by The Conversation": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ; see also "Censorship by the BBC": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/bbc-censors-palestine , "Censorship by The Age": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age and "ABC Censorship": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/ ).


On 20 April 2012 re video games, aggression & Breivik: https://theconversation.edu.au/videogames-aggression-anders-breivik-lets-not-join-the-dots-6346 . My comments:

 

“One should also consider (a) the detachment and (b) the accuracy of killing for which Breivik says that he trained by using a video game.

Consider the following from US expert Colonel David Grossman reported by ABC Background Briefing ("Killology", 2 May 1999: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/killology/3557332 ) and discussing how normal human beings, including trained US police officers, have a big internal inhibition against killing other humans and that this contributes to shooting inaccuracy in combat and post-combat trauma for soldiers:

"I served as a consultant in the Paducah school shootings; a 14-year-old boy named Michael Curneil had never fired a pistol before in his life before stealing that gun, had fired a .2-calibre rifle one time in camp. Michael Curneil in Paduka, Kentucky, brings a 22-calibre pistol to school and opens fire. Now the FBI says that the average law enforcement officer in the average engagement at an average distance of 7 yards hits with less than one bullet in five, less than 20% hit ratios. You know, and the real dynamics, moving targets are so hard to hit, the people just don't stand still for it. Moving targets are hard to hit, the physiology, and when you begin to use your lose your fine motor control and this whole dynamic is happening to you, and oh, by the way, they're shooting back at you, OK, all these dynamics can come together to make it so that it is extraordinarily hard to hit a target, just firing is a significant achievement. Hitting is another whole thing. And the only way you're going to be capable of hitting is through practice, practice, practice, practice.

Well see the thing about Michael Curneil is he had played the video games, he had played and played and played these video games. He picked this gun up and he held it up in a two-handed stance. He got this blank look on his face and he opened fire, there's a prayer group that's meeting out in the foyer of the High School and they begin to break up. Now they were moving when he opened fire and they were all moving, milling, scrambling targets when he began to fire. He fired eight shots at eight different milling, scrambling screaming children. How many hits does he get? Eight shots, eight hits, five of them are head shots, the other three are upper torso. And he had never fired a pistol before in his life. He stole the gun, he fired some practice shots the night before, that's it. But he had played the video games. He stood up there and he held the gun up in a two-handed stance. Throughout the crime he never moved his feet. He held the gun up, he never fired far to the left, he never fired far to the right, never fired up, never fired down, he just put one bullet in every target that popped up on his screen. What was he doing? He was playing a video game. Do you see what I'm saying?"”


On 20 April 2012 re Kony2012: https://theconversation.edu.au/cover-the-night-and-the-missed-opportunities-of-kony-2012-6580 . Comments:

“While the "child soldier" abuses highlighted by the Kony2012 campaign have succeeded in mobilizing a 5,000-strong US-backed African Union force plus US "advisers" to spread renewed war and devastation in Uganda, the WW2 "child soldier" status of Nobel Prize-winning German poet Günter Grass has been used by the Zionists and pro-Zionists to vilify him in recent days..

Thus Günter Grass’ prediction of the routine false Zionist defamation of criticism Israeli policies as “lies”, “hate” and “anti-Semitism” was borne out by statements from the war criminal and genocidal Israeli Government. Thus Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai has stated that Grass had been declared persona non grata and would be banned from visiting the State of Israel, stating: further that “If Günter Grass wants to continue to spread his outlandish and lie-filled works, he should do that from Iran – he can certainly find himself an enthusiastic audience there.”

A spokesperson for Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared that “the poem was] fuelling the fire of hate against the State of Israel and the People of Israel… [Gunter wanted to] “further the idea that he had openly supported earlier as he had worn the uniform of the [Nazi] SS” (see “Israel bans Günter Grass over Israel”, The Local, Germany, 8 April 2012: http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120408-41827.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=247 ).

The latter defamatory Israeli Government statement refers to the fact that Günter Grass was conscripted into the Nazi Waffen SS in late 1944 as a 17 year old teenager - indeed he thus had a status as a “child soldier” that is decried by the Neocon Americans and Zionists in relation to Uganda and used as an excuse for the newly expanding US War on Women and Children in Africa but is now used to “blame the victim” in the defamation of Günter Grass by genocidal, war criminal and grossly child-abusing Israelis (see "Nobel writer speaks out. Günter Grass opposes Israeli annihilation of Iran", MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/18245-guenter-grass.html ). ”



On 20 April 2012 re French election: http://theconversation.edu.au/2012-french-election-sarkozys-ugly-campaign-6465. Comments censored:

[I pointed out that the ABC had censored the following comment on an LNL radio program on the same subject and referred to "ABC Censorship": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/ and ABC Late Night Live (LNL) censors listener comments critical of US Alliance war on Muslims (12 million war-related deaths since 1990)”: https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/abc-late-night-live-1 ]:

 

“Nicolas Sarkozy is an utterly disgusting, pro-war, pro-US, pro-Zionist, neoconservative, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic xenophobe who has dirtied France during his Ministerial roles (2002-2007) and presidential roles (2007-2012) in racist, warmongering French Governments that repeatedly invaded other countries in that period (Cote D'Ivoire, Afghanistan and Libya) as well as providing shameful support for the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that since 1990 has been associated with 12 million violent deaths or avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown being 4.6 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 5.6 million (Afghanistan, 2011-2012), 2.2 million (Somalia, 1992-2102) and 0.1 million (Libya, 2011-2112), this appalling carnage being reflected in refugees totalling 5-6 million, 3-4 million, 2.0 million and 1.3 million, respectively (for the Awful Truth that is not reported by the neocon-, US- and Zionist-subverted ABC Google "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide").

A dear relative lived in France just after surviving the Nazis in Hungary and was disgusted with the Vichy French who had a comfortable war collaborating with the Nazis (she nevertheless subsequently taught French in an Australian school for rich girls, translating their Gillardesque "wear gunna go do our blice" to "nous allons chez nous"). I share her disgust. Now New Vichy France under war criminal Sarkozy wants to do another Libya in Syria. Nicolas Sarkozy and his confreres Bush, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Obama, Merkel, Harper, Howard, Rudd, Gillard and their underlings should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court (ICC) but that won't happen because the ICC is a passive accessory to horrendous US Alliance war crimes.


Let's hope that the long-suffering French people get rid of this disgusting little neocon war monger and xenophobe”.


18 April 2012, re Breivik: http://theconversation.edu.au/terror-on-trial-should-anders-breiviks-views-be-heard-6512 . Comments censored:

 

1. No record of censored very detailed comments].

 

 

2. [In response to ad hominem comments about my censored post above]  “As a decent, anti-racist,  humanitarian scientist I have quoted and referenced figures on the 75 people  killed by pro-Zionist, genocidal, mass murderer  Breivik and the 12 million Muslims (half of them children) actively  and passively murdered by the pro-Zionist, genocidal , mass murdering US Alliance since 1990. These statistics have a bearing on the sanity of both mass  murderer Brevik and the mass murdering  US Alliance warmongers.

 

The response  from some has been ignorant, uncredentialled, unsubstantiated bald denial coupled with false, offensive, pejorative, defamatory, ad hominem abuse.

 

From UN Population Division data (see: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/unpp/panel_indicators.htm  ) under-5 infant mortality alone in 3 countries invaded by the US Alliance in the War on Muslim since 1990 total 2.0 million (Iraq, using pre-Maliki data),  2.9 million (Afghanistan), 1.3 million (Somalia) , a total of 6.2 million infant deaths, 90% avoidable, comparable to the number of Jews killed in the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and  due to gross US Alliance violation of Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in  Time of War that demands that an Occupier must provide life-preserving requisites to the conquered population "to the fullest extent of the means available to it" (see: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/geneva-convention   ) .

 

Sane or not, the racist Zionist,  neocon American, US Alliance and Lib-lab Australian warmongers and  mass murderers of children  should join Breivik in the dock.”

 

3. [Further  comment in response to reader comment re me were also censored out – a strange one-sided “Conversation”].

 

4. “The prestigious, free-speech-committed  UK New Statesman published the following relevant comment by me on the Breivik affair but I presume this comment too will be removed by The Australian academic-based The Conversation (I am reporting this egregious censorship of me to the Board and associated universities  as well as to an international audience via various media and the “Censorship by The Conversation” website: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by .  Should overseas students come to universities in a country that practises  egregious censorship of credentialed, documented academic opinions?) :

 

 “Neofascist, anti-Arab-anti-Semitic,  Islamophobic, pro-Zionist mass murderer Anders Breivik (killer of 77 people) wants the ethnic cleansing (genocide)  of Arabs and/oe  Muslims from Norway, Europe , India, China, Thailand and Palestine.

 

 The neofascist, anti-Arab-anti-Semitic,  Islamophobic, racist  Zionist mass murderers running Apartheid Israel  - since 1936 about 2 million Palestinians  have been killed by violence (0.1 million) and war-, occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation (1.9 million) (see Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ ) - have already ethnically cleansed 90% of the land of Palestine, there are 7 million Palestinian refugees, 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to live tin their own country,  4.3 million Occupied Palestinians live under occupier guns without human rights, only 6% of 12 million Palestinians can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically-cleansed slab of Syria, albeit as Third Class citizens under Nazi-style Apartheid Israel race laws.

 

The neofascist, anti-Arab-anti-Semitic,  Islamophobic,  pro-Zionist mass murderers leading the US Alliance countries  in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (12 million Muslim deaths since 1990 from violence or war-imposed deprivation; see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide":  https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ) and the neofascist, anti-Arab-anti-Semitic,  Islamophobic, racist Zionist mass murderers  (2 million Palestinian deaths since 1936)  should join the neofascist, anti-Arab-anti-Semitic,  Islamophobic, pro-Zionist mass murderer Breivik (killer of 77 people) in the dock.”    

 

 16 April 2012, re Breivik: https://theconversation.edu.au/mad-or-bad-expert-witnesses-and-the-anders-breivik-trial-6403 . Comments censored:

 

1. “The article as well as Western and Australian Mainstream media, including the taxpayer-funded ABC, have resolutely ignored the following 2 Elephant in the Room realities of the Norway massacre.

1. Several days before 69 Young Labor activists were murdered by Breivik they had publicly demonstrated for tougher Norwegian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel for its crimes against the Palestinians)(for details and a photograph see BDS, "Palestinian civil society expresses solidarity with people of Norway", 27 July 2011: http://www.bdsmovement.net/2011/solidarity-with-people-of-norway-7684#.T4ybsdnaSeI ).

2. Neo-Nazi mass murderer Breivik was also a pro-Zionist extremist who set out in his 1,500 page Manifesto his demand for the ethnic cleansing of Muslims from Europe Turkey, China, India, Thailand, the Philippines and Palestine (see "Anders Breibvik": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Behring_Breivik ).

Constraints on free speech in Neneocon American- and Zionist-subverted Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia have prevented virtually any reportage of the above 2 huge realities which, in marked contrast, have been reported by outstanding anti-racist Jewish commentators such as Stephen Lendman (US), Gilad Atzmon (UK) and Uri Avnery (Israel) and also by pro-Zionist media (e.g. JTA and the Jerusalem Post).

For details censored in Lobbyocracy Australia of the mass murder of 69 anti-Zionist Young Labor Norwegians by the pro-Zionist mass murderer Breivik read "Palestine's Norwegians"(Counterpunch, 25 July 2011: http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/07/25/palestine-s-norwegians/ ) by Professor Vijay Prashad (George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT; author of "The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World"" ) in which he states: "Breivik was certainly a right-wing militant, and without a doubt inspired by the Euro-fascism of Merkel-Sarkozy-Cameron. The press might be obsessed by their "lone gun-man" theory. They see things in the police’s terms, which is to say, in terms of who actually acted, and who provided material support for the action. The action in Utoya was not the act of a madman, and it was not a human tragedy. It was an act of political murder against people who had committed themselves to a convivial world not only for their beloved Norway, but also for those who live under Occupation elsewhere."

If genocidal racist and pro-Zionist Anders Breivik (killer of 75 people) was mad he was no more so than the genocidal racist Zionists responsible for for the ongoing Palestinian Genocide involving 0.1 million Palestinians killed since 1936; 1.9 million Palestinian avoidable deaths since 1936 from invasion-, war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation, 7 million Palestinian refugees, 6 million Palestinians forbidden to live in Palestine, 4.3 million Occupied Palestinians highly abusively confined without human rights to what the Catholic Church has called the Gaza Concentration Camp or to ever-dwindling West Bank mini-Bantustans, 90% of Palestine ethnically cleansed, 100% of the Syrian Golan Heights ethnically cleansed, (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and read the multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians": http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html  ).

If Breivik (killer of 75 people) is mad then he is no more mad than the leaders of the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (since the US-complicit 9-11 - see "Experts: US did 9-11': http://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ - the War on Terror; Bush, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Sarkozy, Harper, Merkel, Howard, Rudd, Gillard and their subordinates ) that has so far been associated since 1990 with 12 million Muslim war-related deaths, the breakdown of violent deaths plus avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation being 4.6 million (Iraqi Genocide), 5.6 million (Afghan Genocide), 2.2 million (Somali Genocide" and 0.1 million (Libyan Genocide") (Google "Muslim Holocaust: and "Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).”

2. [In response to comments on my censored post above] “Timothy, I understand exactly what you and Peter are saying and as a lifetime lover of good literature I agree with both of you - but as you say I "write like a biochemist" and do so because I am one. After authoring or co-authoring over 100 scientific papers I am used to the succinct, efficient style demanded by scientific editors and indeed by busy scientific readers - a style far removed from James Joyce but it states the facts, albeit tersely.”


11 April 2012 re Gunter Grass, Israel & Iran: https://theconversation.edu.au/israels-fighting-democracy-a-few-things-that-need-saying-6123 . Comments:

 

1. “A good article by Professor Keane. All praise to Gunter Grass. However it should be reiterated that the State of Israel is NOT a democracy, it is only a democracy by genocide, ethnic cleansing, expulsion, and exclusion, and remains the world's last race-based Apartheid state after the collapse of the Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South African regime in 1993. Some key points below.

1. Of 12 million Palestinians, only adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis (13%) are permitted to vote for the Government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically cleansed slab of Syria, albeit as Third Class citizens in a race-based Apartheid state; 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine; 4.3 million Occupied Palestinians live under military rule without human rights, 1.6 million (half of them children, 10% stunted from Israeli-imposed deprivation) in what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.7 million in ever-dwindling mini-Bantustans under harsh military rule.

2. About 2.0 million Palestinian have been killed since 1936 due to Western colonization, 0.1 million killed violently and an estimated 1.9 million dying avoidably through war-, occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation) In contrast to the Palestinian Holocaust, the Jewish Holocaust involved the deaths of 5-6 million Jews with 1 in 6 dying from imposed deprivation). . In contrast the Israeli Foreign Ministry reports that 3,7000 Jews have been killed by Palestinians in Palestine since 1920 (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and also see the recent multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction", editor Professor William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ).

3. The only democratic national election in Palestine was the 2006 Occupied Palestinian elections held under Occupoer guns in which Hamas won 76 out of 132 seats - however the US, UK, EU, Apartheid Israel and Australia simply declared Hamas to be "terrorists" and the MPs were either killed, imprisoned or forced to flee to the relative safety of the Gaza Concentration Camp.

4. Just as there are racist Australians and anti-0racsitr Australians there are racist Jews, the racist Zionists (who believe in a race-based, ethnically cleansed Israel)and decent anti-racist Jews who are implacably opposed to racism, Apartheid, ethnic cleansing, genocide, mass imprisonment of whole populations in concentration camps (for a compendium of the views of outstanding anti-racist Jews from Professor Hannah Arendt to Professor Howard Zinn see :"Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ; for a related compendium of non-racist non-Jews, including heroes in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa , see "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/).

5. For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”. Outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) critically enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers.

6. The Gunter Grass controversy puts decent Germans on the spot over guilt over the Jewish Holocaust as well as embarrassment over German support for the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2 million dead, 7 million refugees, ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine). However Australians should be deeply ashamed - the Lib-Lab support for Apartheid Israel and the US War on Muslims (12 million war-related violent deaths or avoidable deaths from deprivation since 1990 in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Libya, Sudan); Australian donations toward the Palestinian Genocide are tax-deductible whereas a donation to a Gaza orphanage could attract up to life imprisonment under Australian Anti-Terror laws.

7. Decent Australians (and decent Germans) should be dismayed over the Zionist-backed new anti-Jewish anti-Semitism in Australia and indeed the West that is directed against decent anti-racist Jews (including many outstanding Jewish Australians) who are remorselessly sidelined, personally falsely defamed as "anti-Semites" and "self-hating Jews' for being critical of Apartheid Israel, land most appallingly falsely and defamed as complicit in the crimes of the genocidal Zionist enterprise (e.g see "ABC censors anti-racist Jewish intellectuals opposed to genocidal, racist, Apartheid Israeli "law of return"": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/abc-censors-anti-racist ).”

2. Further comment in response to critical reader comments:

“Thanks for your agreement and your well meant comments are certainly taken on board, Peter Ormonde, but descriptives that one can dispassionately apply to anti-Arab anti-Semitic, anti-democracy, race-based, genocidal, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel are terms with precise meanings and applied by outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars.

Perhaps it is my scientific background showing ( I have published over 100 scientific research papers that are necessarily written with great economy) but, to give but one example, it is linguistically more efficient to dispassionately state "Apartheid Israel" rather than to dispassionately state "the state of Israel that has ethnically cleansed 90% of Palestinian land, forbids all but 6.5% of 12 million Palestinians the right to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, prohibits 6 million Palestinians from even living in Palestine, demands race-based ID at all times, confines 4.3 million Occupied Palestinians to West Bank mini-Bantustans or to the Gaza Concentration Camp which it polices with navy and army shelling and air force high explosive bombing".

Indeed by "Apartheid Israel" one is actually under-stating the reality. Thus anti-racist Jewish hero in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa and thence ANC Government Minister, Ronnie Kasrils, on Apartheid Israel and Apartheid South Africa: “ The occupation reminds me of the darkest days of apartheid, but we never saw tanks and planes firing at a civilian population. It's a monstrousness I'd never seen before. The wall you built, the checkpoints and the roads for Jews only - it turns the stomach, even for someone who grew up under apartheid. It's a hundred times worse" (see: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/kasrils-ronnie-jewsih-anti-aparthied-hero-slams-israel-as-worse-than-apartheid- ) .

Anti-Apartheid hero and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela on Apartheid Israel: "The so-called "Palestinian autonomous areas" are bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli apartheid system... Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality" (see: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/mandela-nelson ).

Anti-Apartheid hero and Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Apartheid Israel: "“The end of apartheid stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of the past century, but we would not have succeeded without the help of international pressure-- in particular the divestment movement of the 1980s. Over the past six months, a similar movement has taken shape, this time aiming at an end to the Israeli occupation... Many South Africans are beginning to recognize the parallels to what we went through. Ronnie Kasrils and Max Ozinsky, two Jewish heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, recently published a letter titled "Not in My Name." Signed by several hundred other prominent Jewish South Africans, the letter drew an explicit analogy between apartheid and current Israeli policies. Mark Mathabane and Nelson Mandela have also pointed out the relevance of the South African experience” (see: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/tutu-desmond ).

Gunter Grass' comments are quite mild compared to those of these anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish South African heroes in the fight against the intolerable racist evil of Apartheid.”


11 April 2012 re Günter Grass, Israel & Iran: https://theconversation.edu.au/israels-fighting-democracy-a-few-things-that-need-saying-6123 . Comments:

 

1. “A good article by Professor Keane. All praise to Günter Grass. However it should be reiterated that the State of Israel is NOT a democracy, it is only a democracy by genocide, ethnic cleansing, expulsion, and exclusion, and remains the world's last race-based Apartheid state after the collapse of the Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South African regime in 1993. Some key points below.

1. Of 12 million Palestinians, only adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis (13%) are permitted to vote for the Government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically cleansed slab of Syria, albeit as Third Class citizens in a race-based Apartheid state; 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine; 4.3 million Occupied Palestinians live under military rule without human rights, 1.6 million (half of them children, 10% stunted from Israeli-imposed deprivation) in what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.7 million in ever-dwindling mini-Bantustans under harsh military rule.

2. About 2.0 million Palestinian have been killed since 1936 due to Western colonization, 0.1 million killed violently and an estimated 1.9 million dying avoidably through war-, occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation) In contrast to the Palestinian Holocaust, the Jewish Holocaust involved the deaths of 5-6 million Jews with 1 in 6 dying from imposed deprivation). . In contrast the Israeli Foreign Ministry reports that 3,7000 Jews have been killed by Palestinians in Palestine since 1920 (see "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and also see the recent multi-author book "The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction", editor Professor William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ).

3. The only democratic national election in Palestine was the 2006 Occupied Palestinian elections held under Occupoer guns in which Hamas won 76 out of 132 seats - however the US, UK, EU, Apartheid Israel and Australia simply declared Hamas to be "terrorists" and the MPs were either killed, imprisoned or forced to flee to the relative safety of the Gaza Concentration Camp.

4. Just as there are racist Australians and anti-0racsitr Australians there are racist Jews, the racist Zionists (who believe in a race-based, ethnically cleansed Israel)and decent anti-racist Jews who are implacably opposed to racism, Apartheid, ethnic cleansing, genocide, mass imprisonment of whole populations in concentration camps (for a compendium of the views of outstanding anti-racist Jews from Professor Hannah Arendt to Professor Howard Zinn see :"Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ ; for a related compendium of non-racist non-Jews, including heroes in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa , see "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/).

5. For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”. Outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) critically enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers.

6. The Günter Grass controversy puts decent Germans on the spot over guilt over the Jewish Holocaust as well as embarrassment over German support for the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2 million dead, 7 million refugees, ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine). However Australians should be deeply ashamed - the Lib-Lab support for Apartheid Israel and the US War on Muslims (12 million war-related violent deaths or avoidable deaths from deprivation since 1990 in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Libya, Sudan); Australian donations toward the Palestinian Genocide are tax-deductible whereas a donation to a Gaza orphanage could attract up to life imprisonment under Australian Anti-Terror laws.

7. Decent Australians (and decent Germans) should be dismayed over the Zionist-backed new anti-Jewish anti-Semitism in Australia and indeed the West that is directed against decent anti-racist Jews (including many outstanding Jewish Australians) who are remorselessly sidelined, personally falsely defamed as "anti-Semites" and "self-hating Jews' for being critical of Apartheid Israel, land most appallingly falsely and defamed as complicit in the crimes of the genocidal Zionist enterprise (e.g see "ABC censors anti-racist Jewish intellectuals opposed to genocidal, racist, Apartheid Israeli "law of return"": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/abc-censors-anti-racist ).”

2. Further comment in response to critical reader comments:

“Thanks for your agreement and your well meant comments are certainly taken on board, Peter Ormonde, but descriptives that one can dispassionately apply to anti-Arab anti-Semitic, anti-democracy, race-based, genocidal, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel are terms with precise meanings and applied by outstanding anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars.

Perhaps it is my scientific background showing ( I have published over 100 scientific research papers that are necessarily written with great economy) but, to give but one example, it is linguistically more efficient to dispassionately state "Apartheid Israel" rather than to dispassionately state "the state of Israel that has ethnically cleansed 90% of Palestinian land, forbids all but 6.5% of 12 million Palestinians the right to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, prohibits 6 million Palestinians from even living in Palestine, demands race-based ID at all times, confines 4.3 million Occupied Palestinians to West Bank mini-Bantustans or to the Gaza Concentration Camp which it polices with navy and army shelling and air force high explosive bombing".

Indeed by "Apartheid Israel" one is actually under-stating the reality. Thus anti-racist Jewish hero in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa and thence ANC Government Minister, Ronnie Kasrils, on Apartheid Israel and Apartheid South Africa: “ The occupation reminds me of the darkest days of apartheid, but we never saw tanks and planes firing at a civilian population. It's a monstrousness I'd never seen before. The wall you built, the checkpoints and the roads for Jews only - it turns the stomach, even for someone who grew up under apartheid. It's a hundred times worse" (see: https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/kasrils-ronnie-jewsih-anti-aparthied-hero-slams-israel-as-worse-than-apartheid- ) .

Anti-Apartheid hero and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela on Apartheid Israel: "The so-called "Palestinian autonomous areas" are bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli apartheid system... Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality" (see: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/mandela-nelson ).

Anti-Apartheid hero and Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Apartheid Israel: "“The end of apartheid stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of the past century, but we would not have succeeded without the help of international pressure-- in particular the divestment movement of the 1980s. Over the past six months, a similar movement has taken shape, this time aiming at an end to the Israeli occupation... Many South Africans are beginning to recognize the parallels to what we went through. Ronnie Kasrils and Max Ozinsky, two Jewish heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, recently published a letter titled "Not in My Name." Signed by several hundred other prominent Jewish South Africans, the letter drew an explicit analogy between apartheid and current Israeli policies. Mark Mathabane and Nelson Mandela have also pointed out the relevance of the South African experience” (see: https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/tutu-desmond ).

Gunter Grass' comments are quite mild compared to those of these anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish South African heroes in the fight against the intolerable racist evil of Apartheid.”

 

11 April 2012 re ethical medical research: https://theconversation.edu.au/reaching-full-and-open-disclosure-for-universities-medical-schools-and-doctors-6004 . Comments:

 

“Some points below about truth, conflict of interest and risk management.

1. Rational risk management (RRM) which is vital for societal safety successively involves (a) correct information, (b) scientific analysis (this involving the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses and (c) informed systemic change to minimize risk (for a cogent analysis see Professor James Reason, "Human error: models and management", BMJ 2000;320:768: http://www.bmj.com/content/320/7237/768.full ). Lying by omission or commission short-circuits this vital process.

2. Adverse hospital events kill 18,000 Australians each year according to the Australian Nursing Federation (see Australian Nurses Federation “Safe staffing saves lives”, May 2006: http://www.anf.org.au/html/professional/news_prof_0605.html ; also see Gideon Polya, “Why PM Julia Gillard must go: 66,000 preventable Australian deaths annually”, Countercurrents, 21 February 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210212.htm and “1 million Americans die preventably each year under racist Neocon & Zionist rule” , Bellaciao, 18 February 2012: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article21696 ). Truthful reportage-based RRM can minimize this. However a recent UD study reported that among 998 study patients, 23 percent mentioned at least 1 adverse event during their interview, but only 11 percent had an adverse event based on medical record review (see: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/jan09/0109RA6.htm ).

3. A specialist medical friend says that anaesthetists are tops in Australia for RRM. However a detailed study on hospital RRM indicated a relatively low "horizontal hierarchy" for surgeons (50%) as compared to passenger jet pilots (nearly 100%) i.e. nearly 100% of pilots would respond immediately to an underling (e.g. an air hostess) warning of an emergency whereas.such communication can be inhibited or impaired in the medical contest.

4. A top surgeon says that there must be absolute truthfulness in dealing with patients and relatives in situations of adverse outcomes.

5. There must be stringent guidelines in medical collaboration with pharmaceutical industry as discussed in "Collaborating with industry: choices for Australian medicine and universities" by Hamilton Moses III, Abbey Perumpanani and Jon Nicholson, Med J Aust 2002; 176 (11): 543-546: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2002/176/11/collaborating-industry-choices-australian-medicine-and-universities, a paper that also raised concerns about effects of institutional "managerialism" on research. Nobel Laureate Thomas Cech (catalytic RNA and TERT, telomerase reverse transcriptase) and Harvard University have argued for institutional codes to minimize ethical departures in industry-funded medical research.”

11 April 2012 re Mark Scott, ABC: https://theconversation.edu.au/mark-scott-on-the-future-of-your-abc-6231 . Comments:

 

The comparison of the BBC and the ABC missed the Herd of Elephants in the Room reality that both organizations have an entrenched culture of censorship, lying by commission and lying by omission. For details see the websites "Censorship by the BBC": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/ and "ABC Censorship": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/.

Just as the BBC sits somewhere between the UK Guardian and the unforgivable Murdoch media, so the ABC positions itself somewhere between the appalling, censoring, climate change denialist , pro-war Murdoch media (see "Boycott Murdoch Media": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/ ) and the conservative, ostensibly progressive and remorselessly censoring Fairfax media (for a shocking catalogue of Fairfax censorship see "Censorship by The Age": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ).

Numerous examples can be given of BBC and ABC censorship but the most egregious examples are readily evidenced by doing a BBC Search or an ABC Search (using the Search devices provided by these organizations) and getting essentially ZERO (0) results for terms describing some of the greatest atrocities in human history e.g. (violent and deprivation-related deaths and period in parentheses) Indian Holocaust (1,800 million, 1757-1947), Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million, 1942-1945), Palestinian Holocaust (2 million, 1936-2012), Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million, 1990-2012), Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide (5.6 million, 2001-2012), Somali Holocaust, Somali Genocide (2.2 million, 1992-2012), Libyan Genocide (0.1 million, 2011-2012)., Aboriginal Genocide (2 million, 1788-2012) (for the Awful Truth you won't find via the BBC or ABC read my books "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History": http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com.au/ and "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950": http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ ).

The reason for this extraordinary holocaust ignoring by the BBC and the ABC lies in understandable but blind tribal loyalty to Britain and Australia, respectively, but this is also massively impacted by subversion and perversion of media in the Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies by 2 genocidal, nuclear terrorist, foreign rogue states (to be more precise would invite Censorship by The Conversation: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by ).

Of course holocaust ignoring is far, far worse than utterly repugnant holocaust denial because the latter at least admits the possibility of debate. For anti-racists and anti-racist Jews in particular the the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”. However both the BBC and the ABC censor not only holocaust and genocide atrocities they also effectively censor out the terms "anti-racist Jew", "anti-racist Jews" and "anti-racist Jewish" (see "UK BBC censors "Palestine", "Palestinian Holocaust" and "Palestinian Genocide"", Bellaciao, 11 April 2012: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article21851 ). What an utter disgrace.”

 

 

On 4 April 2012 The academic-based web magazine The Conversation published an article about Australia illicit drug policies by Professor Andrew Jacubowicz (Professor of Sociology and Codirector of Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre at University of Technology, Sydney)  https://theconversation.edu.au/back-to-the-future-the-war-on-drugs-we-never-had-to-have-6252 .

I posted a carefully researched and documented comment on this article in The Conversation about current Australian drug policies but it was subsequently censored out, presumably for containing material The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about. The Conversation regularly censors out carefully researched, informed, credentialled comments. I am obligatorily recording such censorship on the website “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  ).

This is what The Conversation did not want its readers to read , know about or think about (in contrast New Matilda published near–identical comments: http://newmatilda.com/2012/04/03/good-policy-pollies-fear#comment-39660 ):

“Powerful argument for decriminalization as again expertly recommended the other day.

Sadly missing from public discussion in look-the-other-way Australia is the impact of the Labor-supported Afghan War on Australia and global opiate drug related deaths. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the US Alliaince invasion and occupation of Afghanistan rapidly restored the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 90% of world market share now.

125,000 people die opiate drug-related deaths each year which means that 100,000 people die such deaths annually due to US Alliance (including Australia) restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan industry, this annual carnage including 360 Australians, 20,000 Americans and 1,800 British.

The pro-war, pro-US imperialism Lib-Labs have been complicit in the opiate drug-related deaths of 3,700 Australians, 1 million people world-wide, 200,000 Americans and 18,000 British since 9/11 (for details and documentation see “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/).

This Lib-Lab- and US Alliance-complicit opiate drug carnage is over 300 times greater than the 3,000 dead on 9-11 ( an atrocity that almost certainly involved the US Government; see “Experts; US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ ) and war-related Muslim deaths in the post-9-11 US War on Terror now total about 9 million, half of them children (see “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide’: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).

Also largely forgotten in the public debate about drug policy is the reality that while about 400 Australians die opiate drug-related deaths each year (90% linked to racist, genocidal, Lib-Lab, US and Zionist war policies) , there is a vastly greater carnage due to Lib-Lab-permitted and protected licit drugs: there are about 15,500 smoking-related Australian deaths annually and 3,000 Australians die alcohol-related deaths annually (see Gideon Polya, “Why PM Julia Gillard must go: 66,000 preventable Australian deaths annually”, Countercurrents, 21 February 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210212.htm ; see also “1 million Americans die preventably each year under racist Neocon & Zionist rule” , Bellaciao, 18 February 2012: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article21696 ).”

Further censorship.

The Conversation published my brief rejoinder about the censorship: "I feel strongly about this issue having, like many people, lost friends and associates to drug abuse. I accordingly made a very detailed , carefully researched and documented comment about the excellent article by Professor Andrew Jacubowicz However as has now happened on many occasions, my comments - that related to preventable deaths from opiates and other drugs - were "removed by the moderator". My censored posting and comments about this censorship is being widely reported and can, for example, be read here: http://newmatilda.com/2012/04/03/good-policy-pollies-fear#comment-39660 . Censorship short circuits rational risk management that is crucial for societal safety and I will be raising this continuing censorship with the board and financial supporters of the The Conversation, the more so because such censorship seems to be putting the interests of particular foreign countries above the well-being of Australians. "

However The Conversation then quoted me incorrectly out of context and claimed that I was not being censored while censoring me! My following posted comments were censored by The Conversation:

"You have not been banned from commenting, so you claims of censorship are untrue" (?) - but my comments are repeatedly censored. Further, it is bad enough to be censored , worse still for one's censored comments to be quoted incorrectly and out of context. The Lib-Lab-, US Government- and Zionist-backed War on Terror has been associated so far with 9 million Muslim war-related deaths (violent deaths plus avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation; racist and genocidal in terms of Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention) and about 1 million opiate drug-related deaths linked to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry to a current 90% of world market share (see UN  Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report 2009: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/WDR-2009.html  ), of which 200,000 have been  of Americans and 3,700 of fellow Australians, the Australian deaths being acutely relevant to any sensible discussion of Australian drug policy.  No doubt neocon Americans, Zionists and their supporters want these realities swept under the carpet but The Conversation, an Australian magazine,  should not censor to the benefit of foreign countries and their supporters and contrary to the interests of Australians.".




On 30 March 2012 The Conversation published a useful article on the Australian intelligence-informed Australian Labor Government ban  on the involvement of a major Chinese company Huawei in the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). The article by Dr John Lee (the Michael Hintze Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University, and a non-resident senior scholar at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC.) was entiled “Huawei and the NBN: beware the long arm of the CCP”: https://theconversation.edu.au/huawei-and-the-nbn-beware-the-long-arm-of-the-ccp-6158 ).

 

I posted 5 comments on the article but as of 3 April 2012 all have been completely censored.

 

Comment #1 (censored.

 

“A very useful and insightful article but I have no doubt that Australian companies would be similarly compliant "in the interests of national security" with secretly put requests by government or particular government agencies. Thus, for example,  the D notice system whereby Mainstream media agree not to publish material "in the national interest" (unfortunately these days Australian "national interest" seems to mean the interests of Zionis-beholden America or Apartheid Israel). 

 

Indeed the lying by omission and commission by Mainstream media in Murdochracy and Lobbyocracy Australia is so extraordinary that one might suppose that D notices are being invoked on a daily basis (see "Boycott Murdoch Media": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/ ; "Censorship by The Age": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age  ; "Mainstream media Lying": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  ). I am currently writing a book on censorship by the taxpayer-funded ABC (see "ABC Censorship": https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/  ) but, of course, have yet to secure a decent publisher. It is clear that massive media censorship and lying  in Australia comes from foreign interests, notably the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs) that decree a "good press" for the racist, violent and genocidal Zionist-beholden US and Apartheid Israel.

 

I loved the quote from Upton Sinclair jnr, that “it is difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends upon his not understanding it” but disagree  with the assertion that "Fortunately, intelligence organisation ASIO and the Gillard government are not subject to the same constraints". ASIO has had major intelligence failures this century alone because of the extent to which it is subverted or beholden to the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs), the worst being its false advice to the Howard Government about Iraqi  Weapons of Mass destruction (that didn' t actually exist as warned by Lt Col Andrew Wilkie and UN weapons inspectors) and which lead to Australia's illegal and war criminal involvement in the Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (post-invasion war-related deaths 2.7 million: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/  ). The pro-war, pro-coal, pro-gas, fossil fuel corporation-beholden, pro-Zionist and slavishly pro-US Gillard Labor Government  determinedly "looks the other way", especially over man-made climate change  - its mantra "we are tackling climate change" for a "clean energy future" is an egregious falsehood in 16 major policy areas (see "Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction", Green Blog: http://www.green-blog.org/2012/03/08/australian-pm-julia-gillards-appalling-record-of-climate-change-inaction/  ). 

 

I have copied this carefully researched post just in case it gets censored, a disturbingly repeated occurrence on The Conversation. I am reminded that I used to tell my Chinese students that "Australia is becoming more like China and China is becoming more like Australia".”

 

Comment #2 (in response to an interlocutor; censored out).

 

The comment was not saved but a version from memory is given in Comment #3 below.

 

Comment #3 (in reply to an interlocutor; also censored out).

“I replied to your comment several hours ago but it was removed by The Conversation presumably as part of a continuing process of censoring out things it does not want its readers to read, know about or think about.

This is also the second time The Conversation has censored my response to incorrect implications about me.

I forgot to save my reply but do remember stating that I did NOT say that Australian media are prevented from publishing information about Israel by a D notice system (and if they were we would not know).

I also stated - from memory - that the extraordinary censorship of Australian media in relation to race-based genocidal, nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel derives from subversion by neocon Americans and by racist Zionists who are genocidally anti-Arab anti-Semitic (12 million war-related Muslim deaths, half them of children, in the Zionist-promoted US War on Muslims) and defamatorily anti-Jewish anti-Semitic by falsely defaming anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel as "self-hating Jews" and as "anti-Semites".

I have saved this comment.”

Comment #4 (further reply to an interlocutor; censored).

Hi James Jenkin, I replied to your question several hours ago but my reply was censored out by The Conversation as was my further post below:

I replied to your comment several hours ago but it was removed by The Conversation presumably as part of a continuing process of censoring out things it does not want its readers to read, know about or think about.

This is also the second time The Conversation has censored my response to incorrect implications about me.
I forgot to save my reply but do remember stating that I did NOT say that Australian media are prevented from publishing information about Israel by a D notice system (and if they were we would not know).
I also stated - from memory - that the extraordinary censorship of Australian media in relation to race-based genocidal, nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel derives from subversion by neocon Americans and by racist Zionists who are genocidally anti-Arab anti-Semitic (12 million war-related Muslim deaths, half them of children, in the Zionist-promoted US War on Muslims) and defamatorily anti-Jewish anti-Semitic by falsely defaming anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel as "self-hating Jews" and as "anti-Semites".

I have saved this comment.

Comment #5 further example of Huawei-related censorship in Australia; censored).

Not just The Conversation but The Age also censors out things it does not want its readers to read, know about or think about and here is an example related to the Huawei Exclusion.  On 2 April 2012 The Age On-line National Times published a related article about the Gillard Labor Huawei Exclusion by one Katharine Murphy and entitled “No Huawei – we must not led roadblocks bar out path” (see: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/no-huawei--we-must-not-let-roadblocks-bar-our-path-20120401-1w6dm.html ).

The following carefully researched comment I submitted under my own name (Dr Gideon Polya) was completely censored out by the American- and Zionist-subverted Age:

 

PM Julia Gillard's comment "''Let's be very clear about the decision we have made here. I have stood up for Australia's national interests. I note that the opposition is standing up for the interests of a Chinese company" comes across as  unacceptable, race-based xenophobia - if she had said "a company linked to the Chinese Government" it might have been acceptable.

 

PM Julia Gillard's knee-jerk reliance on secret advice from Australian Intelligence is seriously misplaced. This century alone slavishly US-beholden Australian intelligence has made some glaring mistakes that have:

 

1.  cost Australia billions of dollars (false advice on the existence of actually non-existent Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction and then the Iraq War associated with 2.7 million war-related deaths);

 

2.  trashed Australia's international reputation (imprisonment of thousands of refugees including children due to tardy and no doubt dodgy security reports);

 

3. seriously undermined our national security (despite large-scale Israeli forging of Australian passports, violation of Australian sovereignty,  kidnapping of Australians and subversion of Australian MPs and media, the Australian Government was advised to spend $349 million putting Israelis at the heart of our defence command and control);

 

4. made the Australian Government complicit in the US Alliance-protected Afghan opiate drugs-related deaths of 3,700 Australians (as well as 200,000 Americans, 18,000 British and 1 million people world-wide).”

 

Australia woefully served by the grossly deficient reportage and censorship of oligopoly Mainstream media (see "Boycott Murdoch Media": https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/ and “Censorship by The Age”: http://agecensors.blogspot.com/https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age and http://agecensors.blogspot.com/ ) and a woefully deficient , taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC; Australia's equivalent  of the UK  taxpayer-funded BBC; see “ABC Censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/abccensorship/home ).  

 

One still hopes that The Conversation would be one of a few notable  exception despite the fact that I have already encountered several instances of censorship by The Conversation of comment posted by me. It is likely that this abuse goes much further than censorship of just one widely published, 5-decade career Australian scientist. I have a resolute mantra “Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity”. I would be complicit in such censorship if I remained silent. Accordingly I have created this website “Censorship by The Conversation” to systematically record such censorship in the interests of free speech, Australia, Humanity and indeed of The Conversation itself: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by .


On 29 March 2012 The Conversation published an article about the latest Murdoch media scandal concerned with TV piracy. The article was by Bruce Arnold (Lecturer in law, University of Canberra” and was entitled “Pay TV piracy claims bring a fresh storm to News Corp”: https://theconversation.edu.au/pay-tv-piracy-claims-bring-a-fresh-storm-for-news-corp-6111 . The Conversation completely censored my posted comments about the article  but published my subsequent comment about the article and the censorship (see below):

“I posted a carefully researched comment on the article but it has evidently been censored out by The Conversation, presumably for containing material The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about.

From memory, the essence of my post was as follows: “This otherwise useful article failed to mention the Apartheid Israeli espionage connection. The Age has reported this scandal as follows: "The AFR investigation has revealed a global trail of corporate dirty tricks directed against competitors by a secretive group of former policemen and intelligence officers within News Corp, known as Operational Security. Their actions devastated News's competitors, and the resulting waves of high-tech piracy assisted News to bid for pay TV businesses at reduced prices – including DirecTV in the US, Telepiu in Italy and Austar...The issue is particularly sensitive because Operational Security, which is headed by Reuven Hasak, a former deputy director of the Israeli domestic secret service, Shin Bet, operates in an area which historically has had close supervision by the Office of the Chairman, Rupert Murdoch" (see: http://www.theage.com.au/business/pay-tv-piracy-hits-murdoch-20120328-1vxfw.html ) .

It appears that Apartheid Israeli piracy extends from killing Americans, Turks, and Muslims and the violent kidnapping of such people and Australians in International waters to dirty tricks involvement in TV piracy.”


On 28 March 2012 The Conversation published an article about the proposals to make Australia’s Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean an airforce base for US drones. The article by Associate Professor David Glance (PhD in physiology from Imperial College London,  director of the UWA Centre for Software Practice, a UWA research and development centre) was entitled “Spying, flying and delivering tacos – with drones the sky’s the limit”: https://theconversation.edu.au/spying-flying-and-delivering-tacos-with-drones-the-skys-the-limit-6103 . The Conversation censored one of 2 comments I posted.

Comment 1 (completely censored).

“The pro-war, pro-neocon America, pro-Zionist and slavishly pro-US Australian Gillard Labor Government has already acceded to 2,500 US Marines being based on rotation in Darwin and now is having talks about using the Indian Ocean Cocos Islands as a base for US spy and bombing drones.

Decent anti-racist Australians who care for the 99% of fellow Australians, Americans and fellow human beings should be dead opposed to the militarism, deliberate negligence and warped fiscal priorities of the US 1% and to any placement of US military on Australian soil, with “dead’ being the operative word as outlined below.

Since 2001 one million people have died opiate drug-related deaths associated with US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% to a current 90% of world market share, this including 200,000 Americans, 18,000 British and 3,700 Australians (for details and documentation see “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ).

It is estimated from US CDC and other data that 1 million Americans die preventably each year due to 1%-dominated US Governments which spend about $0.7 trillion annually on the military and have committed $5 trillion this century alone on the US War on Muslims - money that could have been spent on saviing American lives at home rather than killing 9 million Muslim abroad e.g. 45,000 Americans die each year due to lack of health cover (see “1 million Americans die preventably each year under racist Neocon & Zionist rule”, Bellaciao: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article21696 ).

Australia should dissociate itself from the racist, genocidal US war machine. The US has invaded over 30 countries since 1945. 1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries occupied by the US in the post-1945 era total 82 million. Violent deaths and avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation total 36 million just for post-1950 US Asian wars (in all of which Australia has participated; for details see “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ ).”

Comment 2 (published).

I posted a carefully researched and documented comment on the article and the Cocos proposition last night but it was subsequently censored out, presumably for containing material The Conversation does not want its readers to read, know about or think about. My comment - together with a comment about this continuing censorship by The Conversation - has been published elsewhere (e.g. see: http://newmatilda.com/2012/03/29/drones-irritate-neighbours#comment-39501 ).

An artist, William Bruce posted the following comment (not censored).

"....continuing censorship by The Conversation"???

Posters note...so much for the Conversations credibility!

The thought police silencing dissent & debate?

Shameful.”

 

On 8 March 2012 The Conversation published an article on feminism and women’s rights by Professor Margaret Alston (Head, Department of Social Work, Monash University, Melbourne) entitled “Stand up for feminism on International  Women’s Day, lest our hard-fought rights slip away”: https://theconversation.edu.au/stand-up-for-feminism-on-international-womens-day-lest-our-hard-fought-rights-slip-away-5729 . The Conversation repeatedly censored my carefully researched and composed comments as follows:

Comment #1 (censored).

“Excellent article by Professor Margaret Alston but missing from her analysis of impositions  on women were the over 8 million under-5 year old infants who die each year, 90%  (i.e. 7 million) .avoidably on Spaceship Earth with a racist, genocidal, endlessly war-making, racist Zionist-beholden  US in charge of the flight deck.

 

My Asian women friends tell me that they would prefer being raped to the death of a child. On this International Women's Day (8th March) remember the as many as 12 million Muslim women bereaved in the over 2-decade, racist Zionist-promoted  US Alliance War on Muslims that can also be seen as a cowardly and racist War on Women and Children or more specifically a War on Asian, African, Palestinian, Arab, Muslim and non-European Women and Children.

 

Thus setting aside the 7 million under-5 year old infants who die avoidably each year globally under Zionist-beholden US hegemony, consider that  under-5 infant deaths in the US War on Muslims total 2.0 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 2.9 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012) and 1.3 million (Somalia, 1992-2012), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the war criminal US Alliance (see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": http://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/  ).

 

And there are 74 million  Iranians, half of them female, living under the daily threat that US-, UK-, NATO- and Australia-backed, race-based, genocidal, nuclear terrorist  Apartheid Israel will destroy them using conventional or nuclear weapons simply on the basis that, contrary to endless Iranian protestations otherwise and the evidence of inspectors, Iran MIGHT one day develop nuclear weapons (noting that scores of countries  like Australia, Germany, Brazil, Canada etc etc  have the same potential capability) .

 

Under the Coalition and under pro-war, pro-Zionist, neoconservative and slavishly pro-US PM Julia Gillard (childless, atheist and ex-socialist) Australia has become complicit in the appalling crimes of the Zionist-promoted War on Muslims by a Zionist-beholden US that fiercely defends the Right to Life of the Unborn while passively and actively massacring the innocents at home and abroad.

 

Thus there have been 12 million war-related Muslim deaths (half of them females) so far in the US War on Muslims achieved at an accrual cost of up to $5.5 trillion.  However this perversion of fiscal resources means that 1 million Americans die preventably each year (half of them females; see "One Million Americans die preventably annually in USA" : http://www.countercurrents.org/polya180212.htm) . Ditto in Lib-Lab Australia where 66,000 Australians (50% female) die preventably each year because greedy Lib-Labs look the other way (see "Why PM Julia Gillard must go: 66,000 preventable Australian deaths annually": http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210212.htm  ).

 

On this International Women's Day remember the  Right to Life of BORN  infants (half of them female) in the Zionist-beholden American Empire where Obama passively murders 1,000 children (half of them female) every day (see :"Hey, hey , USA, how many kids did you kill today? Answer: 1,000":  http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article18750  ).”

 

Comment #2. (censored).

 

"The worst thing that can happen to women who are mothers apart from death itself is death of a child. The following post I made was censored by The Conversation which evidently thinks otherwise. This censorship will be widely reported, not least to female MPs and writers: Excellent article by Professor Margaret Alston but missing from her analysis of impositions  on women were the over 8 million under-5 year old infants who die each year, 90%  (i.e. 7 million) .avoidably on Spaceship Earth with a racist, genocidal, endlessly war-making, racist Zionist-beholden  US in charge of the flight deck.

 

My Asian women friends tell me that they would prefer being raped to the death of a child. On this International Women's Day (8th March) remember the as many as 12 million Muslim women bereaved in the over 2-decade, racist Zionist-promoted  US Alliance War on Muslims that can also be seen as a cowardly and racist War on Women and Children or more specifically a War on Asian, African, Palestinian, Arab, Muslim and non-European Women and Children.

 

Thus setting aside the 7 million under-5 year old infants who die avoidably each year globally under Zionist-beholden US hegemony, consider that  under-5 infant deaths in the US War on Muslims total 2.0 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 2.9 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012) and 1.3 million (Somalia, 1992-2012), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the war criminal US Alliance (see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": http://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/  ).

 

And there are 74 million  Iranians, half of them female, living under the daily threat that US-, UK-, NATO- and Australia-backed, race-based, genocidal, nuclear terrorist  Apartheid Israel will destroy them using conventional or nuclear weapons simply on the basis that, contrary to endless Iranian protestations otherwise and the evidence of inspectors, Iran MIGHT one day develop nuclear weapons (noting that scores of countries  like Australia, Germany, Brazil, Canada etc etc  have the same potential capability) .

 

Under the Coalition and under pro-war, pro-Zionist, neoconservative and slavishly pro-US PM Julia Gillard (childless, atheist and ex-socialist) Australia has become complicit in the appalling crimes of the Zionist-promoted War on Muslims by a Zionist-beholden US that fiercely defends the Right to Life of the Unborn while passively and actively massacring the innocents at home and abroad.

 

Thus there have been 12 million war-related Muslim deaths (half of them females) so far in the US War on Muslims achieved at an accrual cost of up to $5.5 trillion.  However this perversion of fiscal resources means that 1 million Americans die preventably each year (half of them females; see "One Million Americans die preventably annually in USA" : http://www.countercurrents.org/polya180212.htm) . Ditto in Lib-Lab Australia where 66,000 Australians (50% female) die preventably each year because greedy Lib-Labs look the other way (see "Why PM Julia Gillard must go: 66,000 preventable Australian deaths annually": http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210212.htm  ).

 

On this International Women's Day remember the  Right to Life of BORN  infants (half of them female) in the Zionist-beholden American Empire where Obama passively murders 1,000 children (half of them female) every day (see :"Hey, hey , USA, how many kids did you kill today? Answer: 1,000":  http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article18750  ).”

 

Comment #3 (censored).

"I am a much published 5-decade career Australian scientist who has taught university students over 4 decades. My previous 2 attempts to make carefully researched and documented posts on this thread have both been censored out, presumably because The Conversation thinks they contain material that it deems unfit for its readers to read, know about or think about.

The Conversation has never acceded to my willingness to write articles for it, it has repeatedly censored my informed and documented comments on articles; it has published utterly false, defamatory, ad hominem abuse directed at me by pro-Zionists; and has censored out refutation by me of such false abuse.

The Censorship is evidently infected with the slavishly pro-Zionist, anti-Arab anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish anti-Semitic culture of the Murdoch media, the Fairfax media and the taxpayer-funded ABC that involves the sidelining and censorship of anti-racist, humanitarian Jewish and non-Jewish opinions in deference to those of traitorous racist Zionists with an over-riding loyalty to race-based, genocidal, nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel.

I repeat that for women who are mothers the worst thing that can happen to them short of death is the death of a child (a 92 year old woman I have just taken to a hospital appointment confirms the correctness of this view).

Accordingly, on International Women's Day decent, anti-racist, pro-woman, pro-mother and pro-child people will remember the 7 million under-5 year old infants (half female) who die avoidably each year on Spaceship Earth dominated by a racist Zionist-beholden neo-fascist US; the 800 million under-5 year old infants (half female) who have died avoidably globally since 1950 in our US-dominated world; the 12 million Muslims (half female) who have died war-related deaths in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims since 1990; the 2 million Palestinians (half female) who have died war-related deaths since 1936 in the continuing Palestinian Genocide; and the 800,000 Palestinian children (half female; 10% stunted from deprivation according to Jewish British MP David Milliband) indefinitely and abusively incarcerated in what the Catholic Church has described as the Gaza Concentration Camp without charge or trial but for the race-based asserted "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians living in a tiny patch of the land inhabited continuously by their forebears for thousands of years to the very dawn of agrarian civilization.

This message will be published widely around Australia and the World and to the members of the Board of The Conversation. Only a dozen members of my family survived the Zionist-complicit Jewish Holocaust in Hungary in 1944-1945, victims of the deadly terminal expression of anti-Jewish anti-Semitism that is now being applied in the interests of genocidal racist Zionists and in a censorship and defamation sense to decent, anti-racist, humanitarian Jewish Australians who cannot be silent in the face of the gross violation and active and passive mass murder of millions of Muslim children and the immense abuse of women that this entails."






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