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Thursday, April 05, 2007

silencing dissent (part 2)

Australia-US Free Trade Agreement Copyright Clause used to suppress dissent

Two years after the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) took effect still more of its impacts on Australian democracy are emerging. This time, it’s the changes to Australian copyright law which Howard Government agreed to under the FTA which have been used by the Mining Lobby to silence its critics.

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13 Comments:

Blogger GreenSmile said...

and yet, Ruddock says Hicks can't be silenced...How DO you Aussies figure this sort of thing out?

April 05, 2007 3:12 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Easy, GS... We don't believe anything Ruddock says. That deluded buffoon even has the hubris to wear an Amnesty International badge.

April 06, 2007 1:13 AM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

Only Ruddock? GS nobody believes anything this rodent ridden government says anymore.

April 09, 2007 8:16 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

But the mindless mass of morons in this country keep voting for them.

We need a new style of democracy. One where if you can't demonstrate that that you have a brain, you don't get to vote. But in such a system you'd better have a REAL education system, and not a brainwashing system... I know... I'm dreaming...

Even the Greeks, the inventors of democracy, didn't let the riffraff vote.

April 10, 2007 6:57 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

We're an enlightened country, the riffraff are in Parliament.

April 10, 2007 7:40 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Those pricks will take us to hell if we don't chuck them out.

April 11, 2007 12:28 AM  
Blogger GoAwayPlease said...

First, let's kill all the parasitic Lobbyists.

I swung over here via link at Aint No Sanity, where telstra is doing some 'silencing of dissent' with regard to criticism of the phone directory's obfuscation.
(I love that word)

peace and love to ya gerry.

April 11, 2007 2:07 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Thanks Brownie. May the road always rise to meet you.

April 11, 2007 3:00 PM  
Blogger phil said...

good one JT! Phil (travelling)

April 15, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger Davo said...

Hello, anyone home??

Please don't tell me that the "silencers of dissent" have actually achieved the objective.

April 25, 2007 2:06 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Nah... No one's silencing me except me.

April 25, 2007 2:54 AM  
Blogger Davo said...

Phew, was worried fer a minnit or two.

April 25, 2007 6:01 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Davo, if the fascist bastards currently trying to control thought in the "free" world tried to silence me, they'd have to "terminate with extreme prejudice". Any lesser method would only result in me making so much noise they'd go deaf.

I'm just having some quiet time...

April 25, 2007 11:41 AM  

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