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Bendigo – the town that said “NO” to Islam (and failed?)

In Activism, Afghanistan, Al Jazeera NEWSHOUR, Anonymous, Archive, ASIO, ASIS, Australia, Censorship, Environment, Facebook, FBI, FDA, FED, Fiscal Cliff, FOI, FOIA, France, Google, Indonesia, INTERPOL, leaksource, NSA, NWO, Occupy, Pakistan, Pope, PSYOP, Russia, Saudi Arabia, SOCOM, SPIN, Surveillance, UN, video, Viral Videos, Yemen on June 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM



More than 200 Bendigo residents have voiced their opposition to the Bendigo City Council approving plans for the construction of a $3 million Mosque in the eastern part of the town.

There were some 350 objections to the development and more than 40 submissions of support.

If you’re Muslim and you want a mosque, go back to the Middle East. This is Australia,”

One example of the type of Islam-a-phobia that grips the region along with a  deep ignorance towards the unknown.

Regardless the Council has approved the construction, with some changes in the height of the minaret for example, and no prayer calls.

Bendigo people own Bendigo, it’s their town, they have the right to say mosque or no mosque,”

We’re not racists.”  were common threads heard at the meeting.

The International students which come to Bendigo to study at the near by La Trobe Uni make up a large part of the Muslim Population in Bendigo.

A Mosque in Bendigo would be a great asset..and lets face it, Bendigo needs all it can get.

UPDATE 28 June 2014

Restore Australia has paid for a Sydney lawyer often used in anti-mosque hearings, Robert Balzola, to appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on planning grounds.

Update 20 October 2014

Recent article from September from The Castlemanian should be noted.

Was this more about the safety of the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, which is also in Bendigo?

A cleverly disguised attempt by Oz spooks to keep Bendigo free from some unseen danger associated with Islam?





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Creating the Web We Want – EFA

In ACTA, Activism, Anonymous, ANT, Archive, ASIO, Assange, Australia, Big Brother, Big Data, Censorship, CIA, CISPA, CYBERCOM, DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE, DEA, Delta Force, EFF, Encryption, FBI, FDA, FED, File-Sharing, Fiscal Cliff, Five Eyes, FOI, GCHQ, Hacking, Internet, leaksource, LEAKSOURCE ORIGINAL NEWS, MI5, MI6, Microsoft, NDAA, News, Occupy, Police State, PSYOP, Snowden, SOCOM, SORM, SPIN, Sri Lanka, Stratfor, Surveillance, TAO, Technology, TrapWire, WikiLeaks on June 17, 2014 at 4:51 AM

The Electronic Frontiers Australia held a seminar as a part of the Thought WorksAgile


Senator Scott Ludlum appeared on a Skype connect and gave a very erudite account of the state of the surveillance machine.



EFA’s Jon Lawrence (EO) spoke about the history of internet surveillance activism transcending through different generations right up to the modern Snowden release.



An important issue Jon raised was the fact that the same issues are being dealt with today as where being dealt with 20 years ago and without understanding the past, one can not understand the future. Jon speaks about the export ban on the 40 bit key to USA in early 1990’s and the Governments realisation that encryption has benefits for the wider online community, which led to the rise of internet banking and other such transactions.





No Place to hide,…anymore

In Activism, Al Jazeera NEWSHOUR, Alex Jones, Amazon, Archive, ASIO, ASIS, Assange, Big Brother, Big Data, Censorship, CIA, DEA, DOJ, EFF, FBI, FDA, FED, FEMA, Five Eyes, FOI, Greenwald, Hastings, Hollywood, Illuminati, Israel, Jeremy Hammond, JFK, Jimmy Carter, Kissinger, LAPD, leaksource, News, Occupy, Tor, TrapWire, twitter on May 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM

With the release of Glenn Greenwald’s book “No place to hide” a ripple is turning into a Tsunami as activists and people concerned with digital freedoms rally social media in solidarity with the PayPal14.

A wild release appears…Wikileaks tweets it. gerg



though the proxy attack on GGreenwald is harsh”….???

Harsh?…no, harsh is being fined and convicted of a crime which is ridiculous as the idea that GGreenwald would get into bed with the head monster.

Harsh,… is living the rest of your life with a financial burden which could take the best years of your life to pay back when all you did was flood a blog site for thirty three minutes. PayPal14-3

Harsh,… is having your life disrupted and totally fucked over for hitting a link in an IRC because you believed it was the right thing to do.

Was anyone injured? ….no.

Was any infrastructure damaged?…no.

Harsh?…my foot sweats.


Read the panda labs synopsis here and you will soon discover the layers of bullshit.

Also read how PayPal refused repeatedly to hand over documents to defendants.

Also check out “Chamberleaks‘  and how Palantir went after Glenn Greewald and Wikileaks,..well that is Pierre’s buddy and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel 



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No Place to Hide: #PayPal14, Glenn Greenwald, and the PayPal Billionaire

* Use the hashtag #PayPal14. Respond to tweets from @Pierre and @ggreenwald. Don’t forget Greenwald’s Facebook page:


The PayPal14 were arrested nearly three years ago on the front lines of the digital information war, helping put the hacktivist movement and specifically Anonymous on the map. Now the whistleblower/hacktivist culture they helped launch into the global spotlight is being co-opted by journalists and “tech bros” all over to advance their careers, most notably journalist Glenn Greenwald’s.

As Greenwald gets a book tour, the PayPal14 get sentencing hearings. He is traveling the world to promote his book about Snowden’s NSA leaks, and the 14 are struggling to raise more than $80,000 in court-ordered restitution for eBay/PayPal, companies ultimately overseen by Greenwald’s billionaire backer, Pierre Omidyar. The brand that popularized Pierre-Greenwald’s Snowden leaks is only so “edgy” and “cool” because heroes like the PayPal14 took direct action.

When PayPal, part of Pierre’s eBay, blocked donations to WikiLeaks, the 14 and many others saw that the company wasn’t just a means of transferring money. It was also a means of control. PayPal’s blockade attacked our ability to vote with our dollars. Bank of America, VISA, MasterCard, and Western Union also participated in the financial blockade, a blatant corporate attempt at silencing dissent and suppressing information. The blockade destroyed 95% of WikiLeaks’ revenue.

The 14 along with countless others bravely launched DDOS attacks, the digital equivalent of sit-ins, against PayPal to protest the unjust blockade. They shut down PayPal’s public website briefly without interfering with backend financial transactions or causing lasting harm, contrary to Department of “Justice” claims in court. After having their lives disrupted for years, 11 of the PayPal14 still face federal charges. Greenwald faces applause.

Sure, Greenwald and Pierre occasionally express tepid “support” for the PayPal14. But where’s the $80,000? That’s lunch money to Greenwald or Pierre. For the PayPal14, it’s a crushing financial burden. Pierre, according to Forbes, rakes in $7.8 billion per year while the PayPal14 struggle to stay afloat. Pierre started off First Look, Greenwald’s news media outlet, with $50 million in funding–tens of millions more than $80,000.

Greenwald and Pierre aren’t just riding the hacktivist movement–they’re watering it down. As a consequence, most of Snowden’s NSA leaks go unpublished. What is published is heavily redacted, preventing more aggressive, non-celebrity journalists from finding answers and pro-freedom hackers from building better defenses.

Ask yourself, Why isn’t Greenwald facing charges? Why isn’t he asking countries for asylum?

The PayPal14 put themselves on the front lines for something genuinely revolutionary. They grabbed the mainstream media’s attention and helped establish the “digital information war” culture that boosts this new kind of journalism. But the mainstream media has finished enjoying the spectacle of the PayPal14’s arrests. Now they’re watching Greenwald sign books, while the PayPal14, largely forgotten, sign plea deals.

Some rising players in the digital information war have confided that they believe we should make noise for the
PayPal14 at Greenwald’s book tour stops. But they’ve also confessed that doing so would put their financial interests in jeopardy. The tentacles of Greenwald/Pierre/First Look are spreading and snatching up people right and left. Thanks to Jeremy Hammond’s Stratfor leak, we better understand how corporate interests isolate radicals who try to create change. The “Duchin formula,” continued by the private intelligence firm Stratfor, states that opportunists “by definition … take the opportunity to side with the powerful for career gain” and bring the realists and idealists along with them, leaving the radicals exposed and unsupported.

We ask you to support the radicals and not the careerists. Your worst enemy is not the person in opposition to you. It is the person occupying the spot you would be fighting from and doing nothing.

The goal is to raise that $80,000. If we do that, we win this battle. For now, everything else is secondary. Supporting the PayPal14 doesn’t just mean one tweet and you’re done. It means constant effort.

Specifically, attend Greenwald’s book tour stops listed below. If they’re sold out–and most are NOT–still go and make noise outside (or get inside anyway!). For sold-out events, there are often stand-by lines in case extra seats become available. Take the steps below, inside or outside the event–or both!

1. This is crucial: Make sure people are equipped to record videos of the protest, including Greenwald’s responses, and upload them as soon as possible. Share them with the hashtag #PayPal14. If possible, videos should include the donation link – – and text accompanying the video should include the link also.

2. Explain why you’re protesting the book tour, by mic-checking, passing out fliers, waving signs, or any other useful method. Get creative! “Pay Back the PayPal14” and “Obey eBay” and “Glenn Greenbacks” would make good slogans. Above all, make sure people get the donation link: This can be done online, but it is critical that it be done in person at the book tour stops as well, making as much noise as possible. Occupy the book tour stops!

3. When are Greenwald and Pierre donating? You find out!


1. New York City, Tuesday May 13. 7:00-8:30 pm

Cooper Union’s Great Hall, in the Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues
East Village in Manhattan
May 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Admission is free and open the public on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Washington DC, Wednesday May 14. Doors at 6 pm, event at 7 pm.

Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
May 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Doors and Will-call open at 6pm
1 General Admission Ticket: $17.00

3. Boston, Thursday May 15. 7 pm.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Avenu
Cambridge, MA 02138
May 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Ticket costs $5, stand-by only

4. Amsterdam, Tuesday May 20. 20:00-21:30
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam – Rabozaal
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
May 20, 2014 20:00 – 21:30
Tickets range from € 18,27 to € 26,27

5. Seattle, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, and San Diego: Mid-June. (No information available yet.)

* Updated book tour information may become available here here or here

MOST IMPORTANTLY, ask people to donate to the PayPal14 by going here:

PayPal 14 Homepage (in progress):

Microfinancing by Pierre’s Omidyar Network is loan-sharking the world’s most vulnerable:

News articles about the PayPal14:
View story at

Pierre Omidyar profile on Forbes:

The “Duchin formula” and Stratfor:

WikiLeaks on the financial blockade:

Pierre started off First Look with $50 million in funding:

SPECIAL NOTE: This press release is intended to make sure people’s voices are heard in a way that educates the public.






Congress Investigation Finds FDA Whistleblower Surveillance Program Unlawful

In Archive, FDA, Politics, Surveillance on March 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM


A congressional investigation into a surveillance program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was “unprecedented in scope and intensity” and directed at whistleblowers working within the agency, concluded that the spying operation was unlawful.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released a joint report on the program initiated in April 2010, which they described in a press release as a “highly-invasive surveillance program that monitored employees who contacted Congress and the media with concerns about FDA’s medical device approval process.”


Kevin GosztolaCongressional Investigation Finds FDA’s Unprecedented Whistleblower Surveillance Program Was Unlawful & FDA Targeted Whistleblowers Over Information That Public Should Have Right to Know

HHS IG Report: Review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Computer Monitoring of Certain Employees in Its Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Related Links:

Vast F.D.A. Effort Tracked E-Mails of Its Scientists (Docs)

FDA Staffers Sue Agency Over Surveillance of Personal E-Mail (Docs)

FDA Spy Program Documents

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