Monthly Archives: October 2014

Episode #4 (26-Oct-2014)


In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay discuss updates from Iraq 3.0, ludicrous costs of the G20 in Brisbane, Scott Ludlam’s rap, Gough Whitlam and the CIA, Putin’s interesting comments towards the US, the Canadian ‘terror attacks’, further developments with Ebola and much more.

RUNDOWN, TIMESTAMPS & INFORMATIONAL LINKS

DOMESTIC SEGMENT:

1) Iraq 3.0 update – 2:42
ABC: Coalition weapons may have fallen into militants hands, Defence Force chief says (23-Oct-2014)

2) The ‘Ginger Jihadi’ joins ISIS – 5:54
News.com.au: Australian teenager with ginger hair joins ISIS (21-Oct-2014)

3) Senator Ludlam, the rapper – 13:20
YouTube: G20 Rap with Tony Abbott feat. Scott Ludlam (23-Oct-2014)

4) Courier Mail propaganda – 18:12
Courier Mail: Expelled Nazis on US welfare: (21-Oct-2014)
Links: Germany must perish
Other Losses
Crimes and Mercies
The Red Cross had unrestricted access each month to every German concentration camp including Auschwitz.

5) G20 Brisbane costs – 31:31
Sydney Morning Herald: Table at center of row over mounting expenses for G20 talkfest (22-Oct-2014)

6) Gough Whitlam and the CIA – 35:43
CIA: Origins of the Congress for Cultural Freedom (Archived 2006; original date unknown)
John Pilger: CIA’s role in Australia’s forgotten coup (22-Mar-2014)
William Bowles: Transcript of 60 Minutes interview with Boyce (Interview conducted 23-May-1982)
[NOTE: No official transcript from Channel 9 appears to be available online. More info about that interview available at New Matilda]
Australian: Boyce still believes CIA dismissed Whitlam (18-Feb-2014) [Behind paywall]

INTERNATIONAL SEGMENT:

1) Putin’s comments on USA – 49:52
RT: Putin lashes out at US, West for destabilizing world (24-Oct-2014)

2) Canadian ‘terror attacks’ – 1:01:01
i) More powers for government, intel agencies following ‘shooting’
CBC: Ottawa shooting: Harper wants to make terror arrests easier (24-Oct-2014)
The Star: Quebec attacker gave no hint of deadly plan, say RCMP, family, friends (21-Oct-2014)
CBC: Martin Couture-Rouleau case underscores passport seizure dilemma (21-Oct-2014)
VoA: Canadian authorities seek more power to thwart terror suspects (24-Oct-14)

ii) State-sponsored propaganda campaign had begun months earlier
CBC: Canada’s young men joining foreign jihad: Are we doing enough to stop it? (5-Jun-2014)
CBC: ISIS recruits in Canada spark Liberal call for parliamentary probe (5-Sep-2014)
CBC: Harper government missed deadline on jihadi tracking tool (30-Sep-2014)
CBC: ISIS threat to Canada not imminent but real, CSIS director warns (8-Oct-2014)
CBC: New anti-terror tracking measures will address ‘black hole': CSIS (16-Oct-2014)

3) Update on the Ebola Scare – 1:25:04
YouTube: Gov Christie and Gov Cuomo announce mandatory Ebola quarantining (24-Oct-2014)

Final thoughts – 1:32:39

Episode #3 (19-Oct-2014)


In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay discuss further developments regarding the ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation, blatant propaganda pieces by the Courier-Mail, The Australian & Herald Sun, an in-depth analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, updates on Ebola and much more.

RUNDOWN, TIMESTAMPS & INFORMATIONAL LINKS

DOMESTIC SEGMENT:

1) Update on ‘anti-terror’ legislation – 1:58
Guardian: Australia’s national security laws are ushering in a reign of terror: David Leyonhjelm (18-Oct-2014)

2) Hitler propaganda in the Courier-Mail – 22:12
Source of original story  High Hitler
Link: The Secret Diaries of Hitler’s Doctor [David Irving]

3) East-West Link (Vic) in Herald Sun – 30:32
Herald Sun: Dole bludging East West link protester tony Murphy’s court challenge cost taxpayers $1.7m (17-Oct-2014)
The Age: Tunnel company Acciona says East West Link project will go ahead (3-Oct-2014)
Crikey: Does this freeway make any sense? (27-Mar-2013)

4) ‘Uni indoctrination’ in The Australian – 37:15
Australian: Uni degrees in indoctrination (13-Oct-2014) [NOTE: Behind paywall]

INTERNATIONAL SEGMENT:

1) The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – 40:49
BewareTheTPP.com: Eight easily-verifiable facts about the TPP you need to know.
[Page contains numerous links for further reference]

2) Update on ‘pro-democracy’ protests in Hong Kong – 1:07:27
WSJ: Hong Kong police release photographer covering protests (18-Oct-2014)
[NOTE: Article quoted during podcast has disappeared from the internet but is very similar to the one linked above]
SMH: Call for inquiry into clash that felled photographer (11-Sep-2007)

3) The Ebola Scare – 1:15:30
NYT: Before Ebola, new czar handled political crises (17-Oct-2014)
WaPo: Some former lobbyists have key roles in Obama transition (15-Nov-2008)

Final thoughts – 1:26:15

Episode #2 (12-Oct-2014)


In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay discuss the potential implications of Australia’s ‘mission’ in Iraq, Putin at the Brisbane G20, new developments regarding ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation, the United Nations ‘Global Patriot Act’ (Resolution 2178), the Ebola Scare, gold & silver markets and much more.

RUNDOWN, TIMESTAMPS & INFORMATIONAL LINKS

DOMESTIC SEGMENT:

1) Iraq 3.0, 30 more years? – 2:45
USAToday: Panetta: ’30-year war’ and a leadership test for Obama (6-Oct-2014)

2) Aus Defence Force paycut – 5:50
SMH: Defence Force personnel must give up leave in return for below inflation wage offer (10-Oct-2014)

3) ‘Terror raids’ update – 9:30
SMH: Sword removed in counter-terrorism raids a common plastic decoration, owner reveals (7-Oct-2014)

4) Putin and the G20 – 11:33
ABC: G20: Australian economic leaders don’t care if Putin comes (originally published 19-Aug-2014)
ABC: Russian president Vladimir Putin to attend Brisbane G20 summit, Treasurer Joe hockey confirms (12-Oct-2014)
SMH: Bill Shorten says Putin should show ‘conscience’ and not come to G20 summit in Australia (13-Oct-2014)

5) Update on ‘anti-terror’ legislation – 13:45
[Note: Amendments to proposed Foreign Fighters Bill taken directly from live Senate debates. See below an article detailing the government’s acceptance of the changes]
Sky News: Govt accepts changes to foreign fighters bill (22-Oct-2014)

INTERNATIONAL SEGMENT:

1) UN Resolution 2178 – 24:44
BBC: UNSC Resolution 2178 – How easily can it be enforced? (26-Sept-2014)
YouTube: Did The UN Just Pass The Global Patriot Act? (1-Oct-2014)
Link: UN Resolution 2178 [Direct Link]

2) The Ebola Scare – 33:16
WaPo: Ebola joke rattles passengers on US Airways flight to Dominican Republic (10-Oct-2014)
Governor.ct.gov: Declaration of public health emergency (7-Oct-2014)
CDC.gov: Legal authorities for isolation and quarantine (version cited ‘updated 8-Oct-2014′)
WaPo: Connecticut health department gets power to quarantine possible Ebola victims (7-Oct-2014)

3) Gold markets and the economy – 56:38
[TBU – Lindsay]

4) ‘Pro-democracy’ protests in Hong Kong – 1:09:19
RT: Hong Kong’s ‘Semi-Autonomous Democracy’ is still a leap forward (30-Oct-2014)
[NOTE: Article originally published as ‘Hong Kong rally protest violence’ on 2-Oct-2014; maintains passage on stipulations regarding 2017 election as per original]
Australian: China slams ‘foreign interference’ in Hong Kong (12-Oct-2014)
GlobalResearch: NGOs: The missionaries of empire (3-Mar-2012)

5) Udo Ulfkotte and the CIA – 1:19:15
YouTube: Whistleblower Dr Udo Ulfkotte, journalist interviewed on RT (7-Oct-2014)

Final thoughts – 1:26:50

Episode #1 (5-Oct-2014)


In the inaugural episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsey discuss anti-terrorism legislation, Numan Haider, Joe Hockey, Australia in Iraq, the Chinese democracy protests, Russia and Syria, David Cameron’s UN speech and much more.

RUNDOWN, TIMESTAMPS AND INFORMATIONAL LINKS

General Wesley Clark (‘Seven countries in five years)': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

David Cameron’s speech (relevant bit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cc_snhbSw4

Victoria Nuland’s recorded phone call regarding a puppet Ukraine regime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh-CAFepNE8

[All further links and timestamps to be updated soon]