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ABC website turns to WikiLeaks activism

By Wed, Dec 08, 2010 4:40AM UTC

The ABC’s use of its opinion website Unleashed to create a petition in support of Draco Malfoy lookalike and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is clearly a misuse of public resources. That great calling card of the self-important oaf, an open letter, has been left at The Drum and signed by all the usual

SKorea may restart propaganda campaign against North

By Tue, Dec 07, 2010 11:40PM UTC

The National Human Rights Commission voted 6-2 to support resuming propaganda broadcasts to North Korea.  The NHC, with refused to even consider the human rights crisis in North Korea during the previous Roh Moo-hyun administration, has been increasingly critical of Pyonyang in recent years. The broadcasts, including the use of loudspeakers

Kavi: Abhisit walks on water, cures cancer… in his sleep

By Tue, Dec 07, 2010 8:00PM UTC

The Nation‘s Kavi, who is seemingly acting as cheerleader-in-chief for Abhisit (see here and here), has an other op-ed heaping praise on Abhisit. This time it does not appear on The Nation’s website, but China Post has it because of is Asia Network News relationship with The Nation. Key excerpts:

WikiLeaks saga escalating in Australia

By Tue, Dec 07, 2010 6:10PM UTC

Reflections on the views or capacity of the Australian government  have only featured fleetingly in the US government cables which have be released to date by the WikiLeaks website. But the targeting of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, and an Australian citizen (who grew up in my home state of

Cameron looks to 2011 to start Afghan withdrawal

By Tue, Dec 07, 2010 5:51PM UTC

British troops may start withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday, during a surprise trip to the country. Since taking office in May, Cameron said his government had scaled back British ambitions in Afghanistan and acknowledged the dangers of waning public support. He also said