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Terror Hysteria -  Draconian New Australian Anti-Terrorism Laws
Target Journalists,  Muslims And Human Rights

By Dr Gideon Polya

08 October, 2014

Supported by US-inspired “terror hysteria” the extreme right wing Australian Coalition Government with the support of the right wing Labor Opposition has war criminally re-invaded Iraq and passed draconian anti-terrorism legislation that makes Australia a secret police state  with  detention without charge or trial and Australian Intelligence  officers (e.g. of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization, ASIO) having criminal and civil immunity from prosecution, and reportage on any special intelligence operations criminalized with maximum punishments ranging from 5 years' to 10 years' imprisonment.  

Australia and the West  are  in the grip of “ terror hysteria” due to responses by US Alliance state terrorism ( US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, Israeli state terrorism,  and Australian state terrorism) to the advances of the Sunni rebel group Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi and Syrian civil wars. This “terror hysteria” has been exacerbated by reported  barbarous IS acts (beheading of several Western journalists or aid workers, arbitrary killings of others, mass execution of prisoners and the terrorizing of non-Sunni Muslims and of ethnic and religious minorities).  The Australian “terror hysteria” response has been utterly disproportionate because the “annual empirical  probability of an Australian dying from a preventable cause” (1 in 294) is about 370,000  times greater than the “annual empirical  probability of an Australian dying in Australia from a terrorist attack (1 in 109 million).  

The existing, new and proposed Australian anti-terrorism laws and their human rights implications are summarized below.

(A). Existing  draconian anti-terrorism laws under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005.

Australian anti-terrorism laws were expanded by the extreme right wing Australian Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Government lead by PM John Howard and passed by the Australian Parliament in December  2005, supported by the Australian Labor Party Opposition but opposed in the Senate by the  Green and Australian Democrat senators. These draconian laws (that the present Coalition Government wants to extend for a further decade) involve the following extraordinary  human rights abuses as summarized in Wikipedia [1]:

“(1). Potential for preventive detention: short term detention for named individuals: without evidence; and without criminal involvement; the detainee may be interrogated by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO); disclosing that an individual has been so detained or interrogated is, in almost all circumstances a crime [punishable by 5 years in prison].

(2). Control orders: Potential for almost unlimited restrictions on named individuals: freedom of movement; freedom of association (including one's lawyer); banning the performing of named actions and owning named items, including actions and things necessary to earn a living; unlimited requirements to be, or not to be, at specified places at any or all times of the day and week; wear a tracking device; and including encouragement to submit to re-education. These restrictions are referred to as "control orders", and may be granted for a period of one year before review.

(3). Significant restrictions on the right of any citizen to express certain opinions: including criticism, or "urging disaffection", of the sovereign, the constitution, the government, the law, or 'different groups'; exemptions may exist where the target of criticism is agreed to be 'in error'; exemptions appear to exist where the claim is that a feature of a group of people is in some way offensive to the mainstream of society; onus of proof of goodwill is on the defendant - the presumption is not of innocence.

(4). It becomes a crime, punishable by life imprisonment, to recklessly provide funds to a potential terrorist: funds include money and equivalents and also assets; it is not necessary that the culprit know the receiver is a terrorist, only that they are reckless about the possibility; it is not even necessary that the receiver is a terrorist, only that the first person is reckless about the possibility that they might be.

(5). Police can request information from any source about any named person: any information about the person's travel, residence, telephone calls, financial transactions amongst other information; professional privilege does not apply; it can be an offence to disclose that such documents have been obtained.

(6). A legislative provision for 'hoax offences' will create a more serious charge for people who cause chaos for the public and emergency services by dreaming up devastating terrorist-inspired hoaxes.”

(B).  New anti-terrorism laws under The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014.

New anti-terrorism laws were proposed by the extreme right wing Coalition were passed by the Australian Parliament in October 2014 with the support of the extreme right wing Labor Opposition but were opposed by the pro-human rights Greens. These new laws  involve, the following human rights  invasions,  as summarized by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC, Australia's equivalent  of the UK BBC) [2]:

 “(1) allow one warrant to cover a whole computer network, allowing ASIO officers to disrupt the operation of targeted computers and use third party computers to access targeted computers

(2) give ASIO officers criminal and civil immunity from prosecution under a newly defined covert "special intelligence operation" - but the Attorney-General says this will not permit torture

(3) enable Australia 's overseas spy agency ASIS (Australian Secret Intelligence Service) to spy on Australians overseas and to cooperate with ASIO with less executive oversight

(4) increase the penalty for disclosing information about a special intelligence operation to a maximum of five years imprisonment, and 10 years imprisonment if it can be proven the person intended to endanger someone or was "reckless" about whether disclosing the information would endanger someone (this provision has the potential to impact journalists)

(5) open up ASIO tasks and powers to contractors and public servants seconded from other agencies and make it easier for ASIO employees to work in other parts of the public service”. 

(C). Proposed Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill.

The Coalition Government has proposed a  Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill that was introduced to the Senate on September 2014  and referred for review by the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. This proposed “Foreign Fighters Bill” is designed to make it easier to identify, charge and prosecute Australians who have been engaged in “terrorist activities overseas” (as perceived and non-legislatively defined and announced by the Government of the day) and will impact Australian human rights as follows as summarized by the ABC [2]:

“(1) make it an offence to travel to or remain in a "declared area" designated as being of "terrorist activity" without a valid reason (for example humanitarian or family purposes) - but the Attorney-General says this will not reverse the onus of proof

(2) broaden the application of law from a "terrorism activity" to "terrorism"

(3) make it an offence to "advocate terrorism", including on social media, carrying a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment

(4) expand the definition of terrorist training and "armed hostilities"

(5) lower the threshold for authorities to be granted control orders and preventative detention orders

(6) redefine the definition of an "imminent" terrorist attack to one that will occur within 14 days

(7) allow welfare payments to be cut off for people assessed as a serious threat whose passports have been cancelled.”

(D). Proposed  telecommunications and computer data retention legislation (likely to be approved by Parliament in 2014).

The proposed  data retention legislation is under development by the Australian Government  and will be put  to Parliament in 2014. The public discussion has been confused by the distinction between (a) metadata (the record of communications contact between A and B) and (b) what was actually said. According to the ABC [2] these proposed laws will:  

“(1) require telecommunications companies to retain customer's phone and computer metadata for around two years

(2) include a "statutory definition" of metadata to ensure clarity on what information will be kept

(3) still require security agencies to obtain a warrant before accessing the actual content of messages or conversations.”

(E). Expert commentary on the civil liberties implications of the new and proposed Australian anti-terrorism laws.  

Leading Australian law academic Professor George Williams (Anthony Mason Professor of law at the University of New South Wales , Sydney , Australia ) has strongly objected to these further   proposed laws: “In particular, the government wants to extend the life of three extraordinary regimes until the middle of the next decade. These provide for preventative detention orders, control orders and questioning and detention by ASIO. None of these regimes can now be found in nations such as the United States and the United Kingdom . Not even Israel allows its domestic spy agency to detain innocent citizens and subject them to jail if they refuse to answer questions. Independent reports have found these three regimes to be unnecessary and ineffective. Each has been recommended for repeal. The government is ignoring these findings by proposing to extend the regimes under cover of dealing with the foreign fighter problem. It is pushing for this now despite the fact that none of them will expire until the end of next year. The second bill will also allow Australians to be jailed for up to 10 years for entering certain areas. The government could declare any area to be a no-go zone on the basis that a listed terrorist organisation is engaging in hostile activity there. Iraq and Syria certainly come to mind, but so do other nations such as Israel , Indonesia and even, given past experience, the United States . A person could escape conviction only by proving that they went to the area solely for a reason identified by the government as legitimate. The Bill says that it is a defence to enter a no-go zone such as to provide humanitarian aid or visit a family member. On the other hand, a person could be jailed if they went there to visit a friend, undertake freelance journalism, for a religious pilgrimage or to conduct business.” [3].

Bill Rowlings (CEO of Civil Liberties Australia) has made the following trenchant criticism  of the proposed laws (26 August 2014 ) : “ New ASIO spy laws are not designed to combat jihadists: they are so ASIO and its “affiliates” can legally tap the mobile phones and laptops of presidents and prime ministers attending the G20 in Brisbane in November. The laws are slated to be rushed through parliament in this current session. They declare a lot of what's now illegal, legal. They will allow carte blanche for the domestic spooks, ASIO, the overseas spy agency ASIS and their special spy friends –called affiliates –to operate virtually without restraint at the G20. Should Australia monitor the G20's phone and data traffic? What are the ethics and morality of doing so? It's a debate we should have but from next month, you won't be allowed to air the issue, because any “special” ASIO operation may not be discussed… Can you imagine the scenario: I write the first half dozen sentences of this story, then consult the “prescribed authority”. Immediately, I'm ordered not to publish. I'm subjected to ASIO and AFP raids, taps are instantly put on my phones and computers, and I'm followed from pillar to post office. Anyone I talk to in person, by phone or computer becomes a leak suspect. And no story gets out. ENDNOTE and disclosure: I don't know for sure that the main reason for the new laws is the G20. But it is a reasonable “intelligence” estimate, based on reading the 124 pages of the draft legislation and the 167 pages of the explanatory document which accompanies it, being aware of what's said at parliamentary committee hearings, and reading and listening to the public commentary in and on the media on the laws, and on the G20. Will ASIO similarly disclose for public debate what is the foundation for their “intelligence” estimate of 200 possible returning jihadists potentially threatening Australia , and explain the different US estimate and the vastly different danger assessment of returning jihadists?” [4].

(F). Australian anti-terrorism laws threaten journalists and compound already extraordinary Mainstream censorship.

Bill Rowlings (CEO of Civil Liberties Australia) published an analysis of the  implications of the new anti-terrorism laws for journalists in The Guardian Australia (26 August 2014), stating :  “ The proposed laws will allow Asio to declare “special intelligence operations”, making it an offence punishable by 5-10 years jail to disclose anything Australia's spooks are doing. Will Asio be mounting a special intelligence operation at the G20? Given the scope of the event, they would be derelict in their duty if they didn't. But from next month, you won't be able to say so – the laws are being rushed through the current session of parliament, which sat again today. The proposed laws also include an extraordinary provision that allows Asio to bring in “affiliates”, who basically absorb all Asio's brand-new powers and immunities on being officially designated… Should Australia monitor phone and data traffic at the G20? What are the ethics and morality of doing so? That's a debate worth having. But if these laws pass, it won't happen. For Asio, it's much easier to “sell” the proposition that the new laws target Muslims bent on jihad.” [5].   

Now The Guardian Australia is  an offshoot of the UK Guardian and arguably the best Mainstream medium in Australia but,  like other Mainstream Media (MSM),  it grossly perverts public interest reportage by censorship and lying by omission as  partially documented in the website  “Censorship  by The Guardian Australia” [6]. I attempted to post the following comment on Bill Rowlings' article  but it was totally censored by The Guardian, presumably for containing things that The Guardian Australia or indeed its   UK parent The Guardian does not want its readers to read, know about or think about. Bill Rowlings, apprised of this censorship, kindly reproduced my censored post on the  Civil Liberties Australia  website [5] and it is also reproduced on the website  “Censorship  by The Guardian Australia” [6]:

CENSORED COMMENT. Excellent article by Bill Rowlings. Some further key points must be made in the interests of Australian liberty.

1. Australia shares its intelligence with the “5 eyes” (the US , UK , Australia , Canada and New Zealand ) but no mention is made of the 6th eye, the Israelis. According to the Sydney Morning Herald's Phillip Dorling: “The United States National Security Agency routinely shares intelligence data with Israel without first sifting through it to remove information about US citizens or the citizens of close allies including Australia, according to a top-secret agreement disclosed by US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden” (Google “US shares raw intelligence on Australians with Israel”).

2. Australian Intelligence is set to receive hundreds of millions of dollars more and more draconian laws violating our human rights from the Coalition – it is on the crest of a foreign-manufactured wave of Islamophobia, anti-Arab anti-Semitism and “terror hysteria” and all on account of the Sunni rebels in Iraq and Syria who are evidently prepared to try to match US Alliance barbarity with barbarity of their own. It is likely that hundreds of ISIS rebels have been blown to bits in disproportionate US “turkey shoot” responses to the awful beheading and there is a clear prospect of tens of thousands more rebels to be thus killed due to an “endless” and disproportionate US Alliance involvement in this civil war that threatens a lucrative non-Russian gas supply for Europe.

3. There is no mention by Australian Intelligence, politicians and media of Australian “foreign fighters” involved in the horrendous war crimes of Israeli state terrorism in Gaza, the Occupied Territories and the wider Middle East, not least in the latest Gaza Massacre involving 2,100 killed, 10,000 wounded, 450,000 rendered homeless and 1.8 million people traumatized in response to zero (0) Israeli deaths from Gaza rockets in the previous year.

4. In the last 50 years only 4 Australians have been killed by “terrorists” in Australia, 3 of them in the Hilton Bombing (that many believe was actually due to an operation-gone-wrong of Australian Intelligence) and the other a medical clinic security guard killed by a Right to Life fanatic (none of the “terrorists” were Muslims).

5. In contrast, Australian Intelligence does not deserve more money and powers when it demonstrably fails to protect Australian citizens and their relatives from the ACTUALITY of Israeli and dual citizen Australian-Israeli tasering, shooting, bombing, killing, mangling, torturing, kidnapping, robbing, and imprisoning Australians and their relatives, in addition to large-scale Israeli violation of Australian sovereignty through huge passport fraud, spying and subversion of MPs, media and institutions (for a detailed and documented dossier sent to Australian MPs, media and the AFP Google “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”; also Google “ways Australian Intelligence spies”).” END CENSORED COMMENT.

The Guardian Australia is arguably the best Mainstream medium in Australia but has an appalling record of censorship that is against the national interest and which serves the interests of nuclear terrorist rogue states such as the UK, the US and Apartheid Israel [6]. However the Guardian Australia is not alone in egregious censorship and lying, this being de rigeur for Western Mainstream media presstitutes [6-16].  

G. Censorship,  lying and intimidation short-circuit rational risk management.

Rational risk management, that is crucial for societal safety,  successively involves (a) accurate data, (b) scientific analysis (this involving the critical testing of potentially falsifiable  hypotheses),  and (c) informed systemic change to minimize risk. Unfortunately, censorship and lying by  Mainstream journalists, editors, politicians and academics already ensures that this science-based protocol is subverted and converted to a spin-based protocol involving (a) lying by commission, lying by omission, censorship and intimidation, (b) anti-science spin involving the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position, and (c) blame and shame with war and gross human rights abuse as collateral consequences as exampled by the current “terror hysteria” and its outcomes  for Australia of  illegal war and gross violation of basic human rights.

H. Additional observations about a serial war criminal and Orwellian Australia police state.

1. It is  estimated that 81,000 Australians die preventably each year, and over 1 million have died thus since the US Government's false-flag 9-11 atrocity (3,000 killed) as compared to only 6 Australian  deaths by terrorists (none Muslim)  in the last 36 years. Yet the major Australian parties, the currently ruling Coalition and Opposition Labor (aka the Lib-Labs or Liberal-Laborals) have committed $125 billion to the Islamophobic War on Terror and killing 10 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping 1 million Australians alive at home [17].

2. Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars, wars that have been associated with 40 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation. The human cost of the Zionist-promoted post-1990 US, UK and Australian  War on Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia and elsewhere (Egypt, Syria, Libya, Mali, Palestine) has been  12 million Muslim deaths  from violence or war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown including 4.6 million Iraqis (1990-2011), 5.5 million Afghans (2001-2014), 2.2 million Somalis (1992-2014), 0.1 million Libyans (2011-2012),  and 0.1 million Palestinians (since 1990). Australia is Apartheid Israel 's greatest supporter after the US and in addition to boots on the ground and bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan  plays host to US military and targets war criminal US drone attacks [18-21].   

3. Australia has been repeatedly involved in the invasion and devastation of Iraq since 1915 i.e. for a century. About  4.6 million Iraqis have  been killed by US-UK-Australian  state terrorism since  1990, this including 1.7 million Iraqis killed by violence and 2.9 million Iraqis passively murdered through war-imposed deprivation [19].  The average population of Iraq in this period was 25.6 million and accordingly the “empirical annual probability of an Iraqi dying from US state terrorism, UK state terrorism or Australian state terrorism in 1990-2011” was 4.6 million /(22 years x 25.6 million) = 8.2 in 1,000 or 1 in 122, this being 100 million/122 = 820,000 times greater than the  annual probability of a US citizen dying from a terrorist attack (1 in 100 million) [22]. UK , US and Australian state terrorism indeed.

4. 81,000  Australians  die preventably each year, variously from all kinds of preventable causes from smoking, drinking and obesity to homicide and suicide. The present Australian population is 24 million. Accordingly the “empirical annual probability of an Australian dying preventably  in Australia ” is 81,000 /24 million = 3.4 per 1,000 or 1 in  294. Since 1978 there have been 6 Australian residents   killed by terrorism within Australia  (the 3 killed in the 1978 Hilton Bombing that may well have been an Australian  Intelligence operation gone wrong,  the Sydney Turkish Consul-General  and his bodyguard shot in 1980, and a security guard killed by a Right to Life fanatic in Melbourne in July  2001).  The average population of Australia   in that period was 18.2 million. Accordingly,  the “empirical annual probability of Australian being killed by a terrorist  within Australia ” is 6 persons /(36 years x 18.2 million ) = 9.2  in 1 billion per year or  1 in 109 million per year. Thus it is 109 million/294 = 0.371 million  or about 370,000 times more likely for an Australian  resident  to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, non-terrorist homicide  etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within Australia [17]. The “terror hysteria”-driven diversion from health and education of another $0.6 billion to Australian Intelligence and billions of  dollars likely to be consumed by Australia's new Iraq War will kill Australians as surely as deadly armed attacks.

5. Since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (about which the US Government  had fore-knowledge [23]),   Australia has been extremely tightly linked to the US . Indeed the Whitlam Labor Government, the only Australia Government to have questioned aspects of the US Alliance (the Vietnam War and the Pine Gap spying facility in Central Australia that is now intimately  involved in war criminal US drone attacks worldwide ) while not questioning the US Alliance per se, was overthrown in a CIA-linked Coup in 1975 [21]. However resolute Mainstream media, academic and bipartisan Coalition and Labor  (aka Lib-Lab, Liberal-Laboral) lying in the  interests of the Neocon  American and Zionist  Imperialist  (NAZI) One Percenters running America does an immense disservice to the American people, 1.5 million of whom die preventably each year, this being linked inescapably to the long-term  accrual cost to the US of the War on Terror and of Apartheid Israel totalling $6 trillion and $40 trillion, respectively [22, 24, 25].

6. The current “terror hysteria” has translated into further anti-Arab anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry in Australia .  Indeed the previously existing,  new and adumbrated anti-terrorism laws are clearly aimed at Muslims and in support of US state terrorism, UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, Israeli state terrorism,  and Australian state terrorism. The Australian Government currently proscribes 19 organizations as “terrorists” with all being Muslim [26]. These listings reflect   Australia 's role as a slavish  lackey of Neocon  American and Zionist  Imperialist  (NAZI)-run America – when the US Government  says jump,   Australia says “how high”?  Hamas is listed as a terrorist organization but was elected by an overwhelming  majority Palestinian voters in  the 2006 elections held under Apartheid Israel guns and is confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp by genocidally racist Apartheid Israel that excludes 93% of Palestinians from voting for the government ruling all of Palestine. Hezbollah is likewise listed as a terrorist organization but is similarly involved in democracy in Lebanon and in defence against serial war criminal and genocidally racist Apartheid Israel . In contrast, the Zionist terrorist group Irgun that killed Allied servicemen before,  during and after WW2 was de-listed as a terrorist organization by pro-Zionists within the Australian Government. It is clear that the US has variously supported Muslim–origin terrorist groups from Al Qaeda to Islamic State and that Muslim-origin terrorist atrocities assist US imperialism by providing excuses for “shock and awe” high technology US invasions and attendant genocidal atrocities . The US has a long and dirty record of false-flag terrorism. Thus, for example, as described in Philip Agee's book “Inside  the Company. CIA Diary” the   US ran terrorist groups in Ecuador  which would bomb Catholic Churches so that the socialists would be blamed. Terrorism, whether  non-state terrorism or state terrorism, is evil – peace is the only way.  However with the horrendous reality of a quarter century US-led War on Muslims that has killed  12 million Muslims through violence or war-imposed deprivation from Africa to South Asia , one notes the aphorism that “one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter ”.

7.  US lackey Australia ignores US Alliance state terrorism (most notably that involved in the US Government's false-flag 9-11 atrocity” [27]) and in evident practice  adopts the definition that a terrorist is someone the Neocon  American and Zionist  Imperialist  (NAZI) American state terrorists don't like. US state terrorism is a vastly (hundreds of thousand times) greater threat to the lives of Australians and Americans than Muslim-origin non-state terrorists as detailed above [17, 22].


Impelled by US “terror hysteria” propaganda, the   US lackey Australia Coalition Government with Labor Opposition support has  extended already draconian Australian anti-terrorism laws. Australians can be detained without charge or trial and face 5 years in prison if they fail to answer all questions  or if they report such detention. Australian Intelligence  officers have criminal and civil immunity from prosecution, and reportage of any special intelligence operations are criminalized, with maximum punishments ranging from 5 years' to 10 years' imprisonment.   Australia has become a secret police state in which journalists face lengthy imprisonment for informing the public in the public interest.  

Australian Intelligence  has a very poor record of violating laws and human rights that ranges from helping the US spy on everyone in the world  to complicity in US subversion, invasion and genocidal devastation of other countries [28] .  However  the most fundamental offence  is deadly and dangerous malreportage to the Australia Government and people such as that which enabled  the illegal and war criminal Australian invasion of Iraq in 2003 with post-invasion Iraqi  deaths in the Iraqi Holocaust  and Iraqi Genocide from violence or war-imposed deprivation totalling 2.7 million [19].  

That deadly malreportage by Australian Intelligence is now compounded by new draconian censorship of Australian journalists in relation to intelligence matters. Australian spooks have been given carte blanche to do anything  they like. Indeed while they are supposedly prohibited from torturing or raping those secretly detained without trial, Australians actually  reporting such horrific abuses face up to 10 years in prison. It is now  up to the rest of the world to surmise and assume the worst of Australian Governments and their out-of-control  secret police, and to investigate and report all abuses in neo-Nazi Orwellian Australia.  

Decent people world-wide and in Australia will urge and apply where possible Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)   against all those people, politicians, parties, presstitutes, companies and corporations linked to these gross human rights abuses. Decent Australian voters will  reject  the mendacious, extreme right wing, war criminal  and human rights –abusing Australian Coalition and Labor Right (aka the Lib-Labs or Liberal-Laborals), vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last.  


[1]. “Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Terrorism_Act_2005 .

[2]. Emma Griffiths, “Explainer: what do the new anti-terrorism laws involve and how will they be rolled out?”, ABC News, 2014: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-22/new-anti-terrorism-laws-explained/5761516 .

[3]. George Williams, “Anti-terror laws need proper scrutiny”, Brisbane Times, 5 October 2014: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/antiterror-laws-need-proper-scrutiny-20141002-10p6dg.html .

[4]. Bill Rowlings, “I could go to jail for this next month”, Civil Liberties Australia, 26 August 2014: http://www.cla.asn.au/News/i-could-go-to-jail-for-this-next-month/ .

[5]. Bill Rowlings, “Will Asio spy in world leaders at the G20? Soon you won't be allowed to ask”, The Guardian Australia, 26 August 2014: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/26/will-asio-spy-on-world-leaders-at-the-g20-soon-you-wont-be-allowed-to-ask .

[6]. "Censorship by The Guardian Australia": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home/censorship-by-the-guardian-a  .

[7]. “Boycott Murdoch media”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/  .

[8]. “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/  .  

[9]. “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  .

[10]. “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home  .  

[11]. “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  .

[12]. “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age

[13].  “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/   .

[14].   "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat .  

[15]. “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC ( Australia 's BBC)”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit   .

[16].   "Censorship by The Guardian UK": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-guardian-uk .

[17]. Gideon Polya, “Australian State Terrorism -  Zero Australian Terrorism Deaths, 1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 23 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230914.htm .

[18]. “Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ .

[19]. ”Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ .

[20]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .

[21]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes  an avoidable mortality-related history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal  on the web  : http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/  .

[22]. Gideon Polya, “Truth & Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Can Overcome Huge Inequities Suffered By African Americans Under American Apartheid”, Countercurrents, 29 September 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290914.htm .

[23].  Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” that is now available for free perusal  on the web  : http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com.au/  .

[24]. Gideon Polya, “One Percenter greed & war means over 1.5 million Americans die preventably each year”,  Countercurrents, 19 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya190914.htm .

[25]. 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 .

[26]. Australian Government, Australian National Security, “Listed terrorist organizations”: http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/Listedterroristorganisations/Pages/default.aspx .

[27]. “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .

[28]. Gideon Polya, “50 Ways Australian Intelligence Spies On Australia And The World For UK , Israeli And US State Terrorism”,  Countercurrents, 11 December, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya111213.htm .

Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .



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