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• COLEBATCH, Hal; 2010 or 2011;   Time Machine: Troopers  

A sequel that surpasses the original
(Perth, WA: Acashic Publishing) Paperback: 172 pages
ISBN: 9781447560913
RRP: AUD $19.95
Reviewed by Brian Peachey, of Perth, W. Australia
   That award-winning Australian author Dr Hal Colebatch in the year 2010 should choose to write a large, 70,000 word novel, Time Machine: Troopers, a sequel to H.G. Wells' 1895 book The Time Machine is a dramatic – dare I say, courageous – literary act.
   The result is a brilliant work, an example of Colebatch's literary genius and an antithesis to H.G. Wells' dreary pessimism.
   Like many of my generation, when young I read H.G. Wells' small science-fiction novella, which had then received acclaim and publicity for more than half a century; Hollywood made an imaginative movie of it in 1960 and comic-book versions were produced.
   My first reading of the 1950 edition (bought in Alberts Bookshop in Forrest Place, Perth, for three shillings and sixpence) disappointed me. I did not understand why the story, which seemed to capture the imagination of millions, did not enthral me.
   In my mature years, and having read more of Wells' political writings – especially his support in 1935 of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, his seeming agnosticism and his antagonism towards Christianity – I understood the reason for my disdain.
   Wells' story of what the time-machine traveller finds in the year 802,701 AD is a pessimistic depiction of the degeneration of the human race into the cannibalistic Morlocks and an effeminate Eloi.
   The title of the sixth chapter is "The Sunset of Mankind". The picture is contrary to Christ's promise to be with us to the end of the world. Time Machine: Troopers; Hal COLEBATCH
   Hal Colebatch's Time Machine: Troopers starts at the point The Time Machine ends, and tells of the unnamed Time Traveller's second "voyage".
   Where Wells' story was a subversive attack on Edwardian optimism, Colebatch's story is a none-too-subtle attack on Wells' pessimism.
   The Time Traveller sets off on a mission to rehabilitate the Eloi. But he does not go alone. After considering and talking with various eminent Edwardians, including Wells himself, he takes with him Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, famous for his defence of Mafeking during the Boer War and the future founder of the Boy Scout movement.
   The distant future is to be saved by re-introducing true values including those of the Boy Scout movement. Colebatch with literary skill depicts the tension and drama of their journey as only Colebatch can.
   Returning to the London of 1917 for help, the Time Traveller finds himself caught in an air-raid. He is saved by Winston Churchill, now Minister of Munitions (Colebatch has faithfully re-created Churchill's speech and personality).
   With Churchill's help in supplying them with modern weapons, good prevails. But this is not the end of the Time Traveller's problems.
   Without revealing all of this intriguing tale there is the question: Will Baden-Powell be able to save the Eloi with scouting, cricket, a missionary, the restoration of the monarchy, and the Royal Navy?
   Twice the length of H.G. Wells original story, Colebatch's Time Machine: Troopers is an imaginative and exciting story full of ironies and not without humour. More seriously, however, Colebatch, with great skill, has pointed out the enduring worth of good values and institutions.
   Time Machine: Troopers is an excellent piece of literature written with great style. In a time when society seems to be lacking in good moral values it is the sort of book you will want your children to read. It is also a classic you will want to keep for yourself. It is a collector's item. #
A core of despair at the centre of H.G.Wells’ soul
   The unnamed Time Traveller says of H.G. Wells:
   "I felt that under his optimism there was always a core of despair at the centre of his soul.
   "As for the only way out he had looked to, 'to live as if it were not so', as if mere petty existence was all we would ever possess, I had thought such a doctrine of 'existentialism' (as I called it for want of a better name) a mindlessly petty and bleak one.
  [Picture] H.G.Wells  
   "I am still prepared to wager that should such a view come to be held by the leading body of philosophers of any nation, that nation (though it be as great in the field as France is today) would not any longer be able to control its affairs: an invader would sweep its defences away.
- Extract from Hal Colebatch, Time Machine: Troopers. #
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• FRASER, Malcolm, and SIMONS, Margaret; 2010;    MALCOLM FRASER:    The Political Memoirs  

  (ISBN: 978-0-522-85809-9 - pbk.)  [State and Local Governments ought to levy the taxes to pay for their spending.]
   Malcolm Fraser, The Political Memoirs; FRASER and SIMONS Page 278: The Liberal Party's "federalism policy rested on the principle that those levels of government responsible for spending money should also be responsible for raising the taxes.  Commonwealth, state and local taxes were to be separately identified on one tax assessment so citizens could see the amount levied for each government, and hold them accountable. Fraser saw this as a key way of decentralising power.  The Fraser government passed the relevant legislation, but No state picked up the opportunity - and responsibility - that it offered.  Fraser says today, 'I still think it's a good idea'. (p 278)

   DETAILS: Publisher: The Miegunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing Ltd. <www.­>, © 2010, Melbourne.  ISBN 978-0-522-85809-9.  Dewey shelf number 994.06092; Categories: Australia, parliament, politics, biography.  854 + x pages, paperback, 15·5 x 23·5 x 4·5 centimetres (6 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches), contents, index, list of illustrations, note from the narrator, prelude, appendix, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography
   New South Wales Book of the Year, 2011.
[To webpage 10 Jul 2013; Published 2010]

• KIRWAN, Eilis (writer); KONDRACKI, Larysa (director); © 2010;   Larysa Kondracki's new film 'The Whistleblower' premieres at TIFF.  

   Director Larysa Kondracki, writer Eilis Kirwan, star Rachel Weisz and Katy Bolkovac discuss working on 'The Whistleblower'.
   A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the United Nations for covering up a sex-slave scandal.
   – Based on You Tube, <http://­­watch?v=wdbQCAZOwuU>, and visit You Tube All Access, Sep 13, 2010
   [LOOK FORWARD: In The West Australian, movie review by Shannon Harvey, Sep 28, 2011. ENDS.] [Sep 13, 2010]

  HICKS, David; 2010;    Guantanamo:   My journey  

   Guantanamo: My journey; David HICKS Born and raised in South Australia, David Hicks early in his overseas life trained for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) force raised to free Kosovo from the Serbs (p 57).  As he signed up, an Albanian flag was on the table alongside the NATO flag.
   During the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, he was apprehended by the Northern Alliance (warlords whose drug-growing had been banned by the Taliban) and sold to the US military, which then sent him to Guantanamo Bay, where he spent five and a half years in detention before returning to Australia. (dust jacket, back flap).
   (In the end, he had to "confess" to something before they would let him come back to Australia, whose authorities also restricted his freedom for some time before liberating him.)
   How it began:-
   the events taking place in Kosovo. Kosovo Albanians made up ninety per cent of the population before Serbian forces mounted a horrific campaign The compulsion to go and help built up over weeks. The KLA (UÇK in Albanian) was supported by NATO. (pp 42-3)
   US support of the Taliban was considerable during the group's early days In 1995, Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia described the Taliban as 'supporting a peaceful political process'. 27 (pp 136-7)
27.  Robin Raphael in John C. Griffiths, Afghanistan: A History of Conflict, 2nd edn, André Deutsch: London, 2001, p. 236.
   The next day I was taken out of the cell, hooded, and again told someone was there to see me. They introduced themselves as ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) employees. outlandish questions Have you ever dismembered someone ? Have you been involved in genocide or in the making of nuclear weapons? bizarre situation I was in when I reported how I had been treated, they firmly replied that it was not their business (p 194-5)
   The interrogator's associate said they had a proposal for me detainees I was to milk each one for information and report it back If I agreed to do this, I would be allowed fifteen minutes with a lady from the Philippines.  I instantly refused I saw hate on their faces (pp 239-40)
   Months passed before I was taken to interrogation again. It was an Australian delegation consisting of ASIO, the Australian Federal Police, and a representative from the Australian embassy in the US, a woman. (p 241)
   on 9 January 2007, [U.S.] Colonel Morris Davis was unable to charge me at the time because the Manual for Military Commissions had not even been drafted yet.  there was nothing to define the elements of an offence.  Davis also said that I should never have been charged. continual political interference in my case, led to Colonel Davis resigning in October 2007. (p 380)
   Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, gave testimony that former President Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld all knew that the majority of us in Guantanamo were innocent.  administration indefinitely detained the innocent for political reasons. (p 408)
   To further the embarrassment for the US administration, seven prosecutors have resigned or been reassigned due to ethical concerns of participating in the flawed military commissions system. (p 409)
   (Beside people taking part in protest marches, petitioning, etc. in Australia, one of the most important people trying to get justice was U.S. Lieut-Col. Dan Mori - see below.  Also, the International Commission of the Red Cross kept trying to stop the torture, and improve food and conditions for the illegally-held detainees.)
   His father, Mr Terry Hicks, protested from within a cage in New York City, on 28 July 2003.  David Hicks married Aloysia on 1 August 2009. (Colour pictures)
   ‘David Hicks’s story of endurance through injustice is one that every Australian should hear.’ - Lieutenant Colonel Dan Mori, United States Marine Corps, military attorney for David Hicks. (back of dust jacket)

   DETAILS: © 2010, A William Heinemann Book, published by Random House Australia, , of Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW, 2060, Australia.  ISBN 978 1 86471 158 5; 456 + 12 pp, hard covers with dust jacket, 15 x 23·2 x 4 cm (6 x 9 1/8 x 1½ in), contents, no index, recommended reading list, endnotes, photographs, map, acknowledgements. 
   COMMENT: Citizens of the Free World, and those under the theocratic dictatorships, had better not put much hope in the United States of America, whose Supreme Court and Congress cannot even stop the illegal kidnappings ("special renditions"), or release innocent people from illegal imprisonment.  There are three leaders who were most to blame for this, and for the illegal invasion of Iraq - BLUSH, BLIAR, and HOWODD.
   Even changes of leadership of the three guilty countries have not ended the Guantanamo and other illegal prison injustices and cruelty.  Australians had better not put too much faith in their "democratic" leaders or ASIO public "servants."

• FERGUSON, Charles (producer and director); 2010;    INSIDE JOB.  

  [Documentary Movie about bankers, Wall Street, etc.]     
   Slant magazine, "Inside Job," <http://­­film/review/­inside-job/5062>, Film review by Aaron Cutler on October 1, 2010
   Many know about how the 2008 financial crash happened:  Widespread deregulation of investment banks and savings and loan companies, new homeowners with bad credit, and an expanding gap between America's rich and poor as a result.  The striking insight the new documentary Inside Job offers is that experts predicted the crash over a decade before it happened, and that, rather than listen, financial heads gave themselves bonuses.  Charles Ferguson's film, more than anything, proves a vital piece of journalism.
   But it takes a while for the documentary to become one.  A goofy prologue discusses the recession in Iceland, then a parade of global market officials offer split-second soundbites about the bad shape America's in.  Matt Damon's voice narrates archive clips of people signing bills; meanwhile, the soundtrack offers songs like "Big Time" and "Taking Care of Business," making one think the filmmakers threw their radios out after 1988.
   One didn't get the same sense of rehashing from Ferguson's previous film, 2005's No End in Sight, a comprehensive walk through the botched Iraq War campaign.  Some critics derided No End in Sight as a feature-length PowerPoint presentation, but, in fact, it was a logical, even systematic linear argument that used relevant footage and statistics to make its points
   Yet the most compelling sight in No End in Sight was of former Bush administration officials admitting their mistakes on camera (Colonel Paul Hughes summing it up with, "There are nights when I don't sleep very well").  They gave the movie both authority and catharsis.  For viewers like me who responded positively, the feeling walking out was that we had finally heard the truth. 
   The financial crash, by contrast, doesn't have a clear narrative with name-recognition heroes and villains.  One of the greatest engines behind it was how even the government lost track of who had money when, and where it was going.  Finding characters and events amid economic jargon isn't as easy as pointing a finger at Donald Rumsfeld, and so, as Inside Job's first half hour progresses, you fear that Ferguson's new film will stay general and diffuse.
   It's then that Inside Job becomes an essential movie.  While No End in Sight's subjects speak truth to power, Inside Job demonstrates how the people in power are still lying.  Unlike No End's interviewees, the financial officers here frequently squirm, duck, and avoid Ferguson's questions.  The director finally snaps at Frederic Mishkin, a former member of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors who resigned a month before the crash, he says, so that he could revise a textbook.  "I'm sorry, I'm sure that your textbook is important and widely read," Ferguson interrupts, "But didn't you think that more important things were going on in the world?"
   He questions his subjects with increasing aggression, and unlike what many other documentarians in Michael Moore's wake would do, he keeps himself off camera so that the focus stays on them.  They respond by not responding, like the government official who has no comment save that he doesn't regret being on AIG's board, or the one that demands that Ferguson turn the camera off.  Bush's Chief Economic Advisor, Glenn Hubbard, barks, "You have three more minutes.  Give it your best shot!"
   You might not believe what you're seeing and hearing, until you learn about the relationships between business and government; for example, Henry Paulson, the former Treasury Secretary, headed Goldman Sachs before he took the job, was allowed to sell $485 million worth of stock tax-free, and later afforded his old company $14 billion during the bailout that was ostensibly for AIG.  "It's a Wall Street government," an expert says during the film, speaking in the present tense; Obama pitched himself as a reformer while running for president, but then appointed economic advisors like Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner who had authored policies that helped cause the crash to begin with.  (Coincidence or no, both Summers and Geithner declined Ferguson's interview requests).
   In this week's New York Review of Books, Paul Krugman and Robin Wells lament how books about the recession have failed to offer a viable solution.  That may be because many people that caused the problem are still in power, and still helping themselves; consider that the Obama Administration hasn't launched a single criminal investigation related to the crash.  Meanwhile, the severance package Merrill Lynch's former CEO received could pay the average yearly salaries of more than 5,000 Mississippi workers.  If No End in Sight took on the tone of a tragedy, then Inside Job becomes dark, despairing comedy.  And, as with much strong satire, watching it pi**es you off.
  • Director(s): Charles Ferguson
  • Screenplay: Charles Ferguson
  • Cast: Matt Damon #
       [OTHER LINKS: The Way Out of the Slump <http://­­articles/archives/­2010/oct/14/­way-out-slump/>, by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Oct 14, 2010. (Sighted Aug 13, 2011)
       Inside Job, exposing economic crisis shocking truths <http://­>, seeking members to campaign against globalist bankers and bad legislators, etc.
       The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside Job - Film Review," <http://­­review/­inside-job-film-review-29602>, by Duane Byrge, 12:27 AM Oct/15/2010
       The Guardian (UK), "Inside Job - review," <>, by Peter Bradshaw, 14.59 GMT, Thursday, Feb 17, 2011.  ENDS.]
       [LOOK FORWARD: The West Australian, "When the jig was really up," <http://­­~johnm/­books.h­tm#inside-job>, review by Stephen Applebaum, Today section pages 6 and 7, Thursday, March 15, 2012.  ENDS.] [2010]

      GEORGE, Henry;     PROGRESS AND POVERTY     (abridged by DRAKE, Bob, ©2006) 2010  

    Progress and Poverty; Henry GEORGE (DRAKE) Praise for Henry George's PROGRESS AND POVERTY
    The greatest economics treatise ever written by an American. – Michael Kinsley
    The main, underlying idea of Henry George is an argument that makes an awful lot of sense. – Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate; author of Globalization and Its Discontents
    A century ago, Henry George was by far the most widely read writer on economics. He wrote about matters of deep and broad concern, with conviction – with a style whose passion and vigor commanded attention. The substance of his messages also justified attention then and does today. – C. Lowell Harriss, Columbia University
    George challenged the value system associated with landed property as it then existed as a pre-eminent institution in American society. In pressing these challenges George anticipated some of the developments of modern economics. – Warren Samuels, Michigan State University
    George refutes the commonplace idea that we must choose between equity and efficiency. He rejects both price controls and progressive income taxation, and identifies a different tax policy that brings us both equity and efficiency together. – Mason Gaffney, University of California, Riverside
    Years before the automobile appeared, Henry George analyzed the dynamics of urban growth and decay. He explained the basic processes that yield an inappropriate distribution of population, inefficient land use, and urban blight. – Kris Feder, Bard College
    There is a body of socio-economic truth that incorporates the best insights of both capitalism and socialism. This "middle way" is the philosophy of Henry George. – Robert V. Andelson, Auburn University
    I do not claim that George's remedy is a panacea that will cure by itself all our ailments. But I do claim that we cannot get rid of our basic troubles without it. – John Dewey. ISBN 978-0-911312-98-0
    Robert Schalkenbach Foundation ; ; ; (back cover)

       DETAILS: Edited and abridged for modern readers by Bob Drake (1948-2009), late of the Henry George School of Chicago; Book design by Lindy Davies, cover design by Vajramati; Publisher: Robert Schalkenbach Foundation (© 2006) 2010, 90 John Street, Suite 501, New York, NY, 10038, United States of America.  ISBN 90-911312-98-6 (different to back cover); 322 + xxii pages, soft covers, 13 x 20·5 x 1·7 cm (5 x 8 x 3/4 in), contents, index, footnotes, foreword by Cliff Cobb, editor's preface by Bob Drake, preface to the fourth edition by Henry George (abridged and modernised), afterword "Who was Henry George?" by Agnes George de Mille.
    [To webpage 22 Jan 2011] [Original book 1879, Abridgement © 2006, reprinted 2010]

    ANDERSON, Phillip J.; 2009;    The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking  

      How It Moves and Why.
       The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking; How It Moves and Why; Phillip J. ANDERSON (This is a second edition, retitled.  Mr Anderson of Melbourne also has an England office.)
       Author's Note
       [] I run Economic Indicator Services Ltd, a company I have directed since the very early 1990s.  EIS is the world's foremost authority on business, real estate and commodity cycles; we have been teaching our subscribers for years how to profit substantially from this knowledge.  EIS intentionally does this quietly and with little fanfare.  You can see all of that on the website:  www.­ (note especially the testimonials). [] (page xi)
       The title of the book required a slight amendment based on some feedback.  This book is as much about the credit creation process as it is about real estate, so it has been changed to The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking.  This is an improvement and more reflective of what the book is all about.
       Do not fall into the trap, though, of blaming the banks for the recent 'Great Recession', as almost everyone seems to have done this year.  It is easy to blame the banks for all the troubles: they are an easy scapegoat, especially for the politicians.
       As you will read, however, it has been the same every previous real estate cycle:  blame the banks for the collapse, then change the banking laws 'to ensure it won't happen again'; 2009 is not proving any different.  The recent changes to the current banking structures will, in fact, guarantee us yet another cycle.

    August 21, 2009 (page xii)

       Description of The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking
       Real estate is sold as a much safer investment than the constantly fluctuating stock market.  Share price volatility is compared unfavourably with the steadier and impressive gains made from real estate which is, we are told, 'as safe as houses'.  As millions of Americans – and countless others in the Western world – have recently found to their cost, house prices can also suddenly and dramatically drop.
       Yet no other text on real estate, either current or from the past, mentions this fact, reinforcing the perception that real estate is an almost risk-free investment.  Now for the first time, and long overdue, a book that details and explains the cyclical nature of real estate.  The latest real estate downturn in the USA (and in other countries) is just one of many that have occurred since 1800 with astonishing regularity.
       This book is the story of the American experience of those downturns:  the move out of recession, how the banking system facilitates that move, the boom and the characters that shaped it, the bust and accompanying bank failures, and then the recession, or worse, depression.
       This is always followed by a new cycle repeating each phase again, varied only by the new ways bankers find to avoid the regulations put in place after each collapse to ensure it will never happen again.  The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking explains, quite simply, how the real estate cycle originates, offers a fascinating study of US history to illustrate the stages through which each cycle passes, then explains why this cycle of boom and bust must repeat, given present economic conditions.  Real estate can only be a truly winning investment if you know the cycle.
       For investors, the author has designed an 18-year Real Estate Clock which plots the progress of the cycle, with tell-tale signs so that investors can recognise exactly where they are in the cycle at any point in time and so help them decide whether to invest, sit tight or sell.  He has refined this clock over a period of many years and those who have attended his courses have found it an invaluable and remarkably accurate guide for their investment strategies, not only in real estate.
       With its invaluable insights and practical guidance, The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking is a book for both novice and experienced investors alike who want to know why the real estate cycle moves as it does, learn how this movement can be forecast well in advance, and more importantly, wish to learn how to profit from this knowledge.  A must read for any serious investor.
       Title Information: ISBN: 9780856832635; Pages: 464 pages; Format: Hardback; Product Code: 302518; Publisher: Shepheard Walwyn Publishers Ltd <http://­­publish­er/Shep­heard+W­alwyn+P­ublishe­rs+Ltd/­1317>; Reprinted under the new title The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking, 2009. #
       – Global Investor Bookshop, http://­­books/3­02518/P­hillip-J.-Anderson/­The-Secret-Life-of-Real-Estate/.

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       ANOTHER REVIEW: 5.0 out of 5 stars.  Required Reading for Property Investors, By Jonathan Brown (real name) "J. S" (Surrey, England), 15 Nov 2008; See all his reviews: <http://­www.­­gp/cdp/­member-reviews­/A7KQ18­CUX2­VWQ­/ref=cm­_cr_pr_­auth_re­v?ie=UT­F8&sort­_by=Mos­tRecent­Review> .
       This review is about: The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking: How It Moves and Why (Hardcover).  This is a superbly written, logically structured study of the property market.  Most of the data relate to the US, but there are many lessons to draw for people in other geographies.  The author's approach is to tell it like it is – he's an Aussie and it shows. His ideas are clear, the writing crisp and the book free from philosophical dogma.
       His analysis of property market booms and busts over the last 210 years shows how we fall into the same traps over and over again.  What is so damning for those involved in our current economic malaise is the sheer weight of evidence Mr Anderson has collected to show that property cycles run in approx. 18 year cycles.
       It would be enjoyable to read a comment about a land boom – "The previous increase of bank issues had prompted speculation, the contraction caused a serious fall in the prices of commodities and real estate," if it wasn't for the fact that the commentator (William Peter Harrison) was talking not about our latest allegedly unprecedented and totally unpredictable crash but one that occurred in 1819.  Mr Anderson also points out that the first time the US depended on foreign loans was way back in 1790 when the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, aggressively borrowed foreign funds to finance development.
       The land booms are so predictable you can almost set your watch by them.  As it is, it leaves you feeling sick that we could have avoided what is surely going to be one of the biggest recessions in living memory.  [* * *]
       [Go to Amazon UK to read the rest of this review, and other information: <http://­­product-reviews/­0856832­634/re­f=cm_cr­_pr_red­irect/­276-4562139-4773627­?ie=UTF­8&showV­iewpoin­ts=0>.]  ENDS.]

       ["THIN AIR" RECAPITULATION: Banks do not lend money, they create credit – out of thin air.  The critical thing to understand is this:  the process itself is actually desirable.  It is the lifeblood of any economy and is always needed by business.  Fractional reserve banking is overwhelmingly beneficial to society.  The process is compromised only by credit created on the enclosed rental value of the land.  Banks own the earth not because they create credit but because we permit them to mortgage it.  The violence of the boom, then bust, of the real estate cycle begins here.
       It's just the way the system is it behoves investors to borrow as much of this created credit as possible, secure as much rental value as possible with it, and then have someone else work to pay off the interest expense.  Just don't begin the process into the peak of a real estate cycle.  (pp 382-83)  ENDS.]
    [To webpage 21 Mar 2012; 2009]

    • SNIEGOSKI, Stephen J.; 2008;    The  Transparent  Cabal  

       The Transparent Cabal; Stephen J. SNIEGOSKI IN THE TRANSPARENT CABAL, Stephen J. Sniegoski, Ph.D., provides the key to understanding "neoconservatism," its meaning, and its influence as regards U.S. Middle East policy.
       Dr Sniegoski's book is also an essential guide – both for concerned Americans and for people everywhere – to appreciating the concerns, aims, and pressure that U.S. policymakers face, as presented by a faction of neoconservatives in key foreign-policy circles.
       Surveying the neoconservatives' statements, writings, and policy papers, alongside that of Israeli defence strategists from the far-right Likud party in Israel, Dr Sniegoski illuminates, in 19 compact, persuasive chapters, the strategic roots and aims of the neoconservative Middle East policy.
       His conclusion is compelling and provocative.  Neoconservative policy for the Middle East, Dr Sniegoski maintains, is premised upon the perceived need to defend Israel from its potential enemies.  And influential neoconservatives see American national interest in just those terms.
       Whether this is right or wrong as U.S. policy, Dr Sniegoski admits, is for the American people to answer.  But first they have to know what the question is.
       If U.S. Middle East policy is not about the promotion of democracy or the defence of American interests, but rather about something else, it must be discussed and debated among those called upon to give blood and treasure in its pursuit.
       The Transparent Cabal is the hopeful beginning of that discussion and debate. (adapted from inside dust jacket, front)
       Even Jack Straw of the British ministry is really of the same persuasion as the Israelis.  (Britain and Australia joined the U.S.A. in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.)
       ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  STEPHEN J. SNIEGOSKI, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in American history, with a focus on American foreign policy, at the University of Maryland.
       He has had articles published in The World & I, Modern Age, Current Concerns, Zeit-Fragen, Telos, The Occidental Quarterly, Arab News, The Last Ditch, and elsewhere on subjects such as communism, political philosophy, World War II, and the American-led war on Iraq.
       His focus on the neoconservative involvement in American foreign policy antedates September 11, and his first major work on the subject, "The War on Iraq: Conceived in Israel," was published February 10, 2003, more than a month before the American-led attack.
       PAUL FINDLEY (who wrote the Foreword) is a former Congressional Representative from Illinois, elected as a Republican to the eighty-seventh and the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1983).
       He was appointed to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (1983 - 1994).
       Mr Findley is the author of The Federal Farm Fable; They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby; A. Lincoln: The Crucible of Congress; and Deliberate Deceptions: Facing the Facts about the U.S.-Israeli Relationship.
       PAUL GOTTFRIED, Ph.D. (who wrote the Introduction), is the Horace E. Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College and a member of the executive board of the Historical Society.
       He is also contributing editor for Chronicles and Telos, and is editor-in-chief of This World.  In addition to being an Adjunct Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Prof. Gottfried was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1984 and was recognized by Who's Who in the World in 2000.
       Prof. Gottfried is author of a long list of papers, articles, reviews, and publications, among the most recent of which are The Strange Death of European Marxism, and Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right. (adapted from inside dust jacket, back)
       DUST JACKET PHOTO: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (right) is escorted by Col. Thomas Jordan (centre), U.S. Army, and former Secretary of Defence Donald H. Rumsfeld (left) as he inspects the honour guard during his arrival at the Pentagon on March 19, 2001.  U.S. Department of Defense photo by R. D. Ward.

       DETAILS: Publisher: Enigma Editions, © 2008, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.  ISBN 978-1-932528-17-6; Dewey shelf number 327.7305694, 448 + xvi pages, hard covers with dust jacket, 16 x 23·5 x 3·3 centimetres (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches), contents, index, endnotes, foreword, introduction, postcript.  US $27·95, Canada $30·95.
       AUSTRALIAN SOURCE: Heritage Bookshop, 2nd floor, 145 Russell St (near Bourke St), Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia.  Tel. 03 9650 9749, Fax 03 9650 9368.  GPO Box 1052, Melbourne, Vic, 3001. [To webpage 09 Aug 2011; published 2008]

    ANDERSON, Phillip J.; 2008;    The Secret Life of Real Estate:   How it moves and why  

       "Great minds pioneer, innovate and lead the way.  Phil Anderson is indeed one such rare breed.  I regard him to be World Class in the field of Real Estate and Land Cycles, a true Thomas Edison in this field.  Whilst most so-called 'experts' are lost in the fog of information, I have found Phil to confidently and decisively pave the way.
       The Secret Life of Real Estate, Phillip J. ANDERSON "Truly fortunate are those who are 'awakened' by Phil's works.  It takes a remarkable life to contemplate the enormous endeavour to integrate knowledge of Land Values and Financial Market Cycles.  Phil does this with the elegance of a true genius.  It feels almost unfair to possess the advantage which Phil so generously shares.
       "With intelligent application, this organised knowledge is literally [? figuratively] a 'Government Granted Licence' in itself.  History teaches us that ignorance is at one's own peril, transcending this is now your choice." – R.E.Dogan, Melbourne 2007
       The latest real estate downturn in the US (and in other countries) is just one of many that have occurred since 1800 with astonishing regularity.  [18-year intervals.] (from dust jacket)
       Banks do not lend money, they create credit – out of thin air.  The critical thing to understand is this:  the process itself is actually desirable.  It is the lifeblood of any economy and is always needed by business.  Banks own the earth not because they create credit but because we permit them to mortgage it.  The violence of the boom, then bust, of the real estate cycle begins here.
       It's just the way the system is it behoves investors to borrow as much of this created credit as possible, secure as much rental value as possible with it, and then have someone else work to pay off the interest expense.  Just don't begin the process into the peak of a real estate cycle. (pp 382-83)
       Phillip J Anderson is Managing Director and founder of Economic Indicator Services (EIS), an economic forecasting service operating out of London and Melbourne.  EIS advertises itself as the world's foremost authority in the area of business, real estate, and commodity cycles.  Subscribers to the service are educated to the movements of these cycles in the economy, none more important than the real estate cycle.  <> (dust jacket p 3)
       [RECAPITULATION: Banks do not lend money, they create credit – out of thin air. the process itself is actually desirable.  It is the lifeblood of any economy and is always needed by business. ENDS.]
       COMMENT: But, why can't business finance itself out of its own profits?  Is there some gap this author has not noticed?  Could it be that the financial system is not self-liquidating?  That it lurches along on credit creation, i.e., debt creation? ENDS.]
       DETAILS: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers), <>, 2008, London, ISBN 978-0-85683-263-5; 452 pp, hard covers with dustjacket, 16 x 24 x 4 centimetres (6 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches), contents, index, 10 appendices, footnotes, further reading lists among the chapters, diagrams, graphs.  UK £26·95; AUD $45 at Prosper Australia (Victoria), Melbourne.
    [To webpage Dec 18, 08] [2008]

    O'CONNOR, Mark, and LINES, William J.; 2008,   Overloading Australia: How governments and media dither and deny on population  

       Have you ever noticed the odd fact that the papers never report a rise in the price of milk or bread or clothing as if it was good news, yet they report a rise in the price of housing as if it were a blessing? Overloading Australia, Mark O'CONNOR and William J. LINES
       In fact it is not the price of houses that is rising so much as the land underneath. since the late 1980s, the cost of buildings has actually dropped slightly, relative to average income. So, when the [news] media talks about the soaring cost of 'housing' they are really talking about the soaring cost of land.
       the cost of land more than doubling in both Melbourne and Sydney to 2003 and increasing in Perth Canberra.
       Could the continuous rise in the cost of land be due to people and groups manipulating the market?
       Organized speculators lobbying for high immigration import buyers investors know that land prices rise fast in countries with soaring populations.
       Newspaper editors, well aware that without real estate advertising they would probably fold, avoid seeing faults in this logic.  The Australian even endorses the Replacement Rate Fallacy and the Ageing Population Scare.
       In short, we are pyramid-selling Australia. we depend on drawing more and more people into our 'investment scheme' (p 120-22)
       the Housing Industry Association's (HIA) chief economist, Simon Tennent told the ABC [Australian] that a major reason for rising house prices was the increased intake of skilled migrants. (p 124)
       It is no surprise that the housing industry [in general] lobbies not for the size of housing industry that Australia's population needs, but for the size of Australia's population that the industry needs. (pp 125-126)
       governments are full-participating accomplices in the housing racket, with a vested interest in letting land prices rise. (p 126)
       In July 2008 when Pope Benedict XVI [Ratzinger] visited Sydney (just after World Population Day), Sydney's Cardinal [George] Pell told the media that Western nations faced a population crisis no country in the Western world is producing enough children to keep the population stable.  The Holy Father disagreed with Pell on global warming, and warned of 'scars which mark the surface of the earth: erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption.' drought global warming (p 153-54)
       DETAILS: Envirobook, pat§envirobook com au , 2008, Canterbury (NSW, Australia), ISBN 978-0-8588-12246 (pbk); Dewey shelf number 363.910994, 242 pp, paperback, 15 x 21 x 1·3 cm (~ 6 x 8¼ x ½ in), contents, index, abbreviations, endnotes, graphs; approx. AUD $25.
       [RECAPITULATION: In fact it is not the price of houses that is rising so much as the land underneath.   ENDS.]
       [MORE INFORMATION: Sustainable Population Australia, PO Box 3851, Weston Creek, ACT, 2611, Australia. Tel 02 6288 6810, Fax 02 6288 7195, info§population org au , www.popu lation. .
       Western Australian branch: PO Box 1397, Subiaco, WA, 6004, Australia. Membership $30, concession $15. ENDS.] [2008]

      The Silver Bullet;   2008, HARRISON, Fred

       The Silver Bullet. Fred HARRISON Face it.  The world is no closer to consigning poverty to history.
       Why is there still poverty – not only in poor countries, but in the back streets, slums and trailer parks (caravan parks) of the rich West?
      The good intentions, the money, the rhetoric, the pity and the media histrionics are but pinpricks to a world-rampaging monster.  They say there is no silver bullet.
       Neither Geldof nor Bono, nor the United Nations, nor the vast assembled hosts of international aid and development agencies have the answer.
       Doesn't every citizen of the world have an equal right to the good life?  With so much wealth in the world, why are so many of us so poor, when we could rid ourselves of this monster?
       And the fact is, there is only one way to kill poverty
       "You ain't no kind of a man if you ain't got land'  – Pete, in 0 Brother, Where Art Thou? (adapted from back cover)
       This is a remarkable book that explains how a combination of natural resources and community effort creates what is called "economic rent," which ought to be a community resource.  Instead of this revenue going back to the citizens or being used for community purposes, in all countries (in varying degrees) the money flows into private hands.
       Usually the result is a stifling of community effort, leading to poverty and ignorance alongside huge fortunes, and often corruption and/or violence.
       Examples from around the world include Australia, whose prosperity and spread of wealth is partly attributed to its past (but eroding) policy of taxing the capital value of land.
       In India, the landlord areas are the breeding grounds for Communist insurgency and violence. (p 160).
       In Venezuela, the election of President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías led to United States backing a plot to remove him in 2002 (pp 161 ff).  Chávez wanted land reform, but instead ought to have announced tax reform.  If he had done so, the U.S.A. would not have been able to trumpet that he was attacking private property (nor have silly reformers and Church people parroting the same line).
       Other examples include Brazil, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Britain, the United Kingdom, and the contrast between Taiwan's spread of wealth and the concentration of wealth in Communist China and capitalist Russia.  Taiwan partly follows the teaching of Sun Yat Sen, who followed the Adam Smith and Henry George line that it was right to relieve people of unfair taxes, and shift the burden to land.
       Fred Harrison is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and London.   He was a Fleet Street journalist, and then spent 10 years in Russia, trying to convince the federal parliament to adopt land-value taxation. (back flap)
       He is research director of the London-based Land Research Trust, and is a director of Economic Indicator Services.
       DETAILS: Published by the International Union for Land Value Taxation, ©2008, London; ISBN 978-0-904658-10-1; 220 pp, soft covers, 12.5 x 21 x 1·8 cm (5 x 8 1/4 x 3/4 in), contents, index, bibliography, references, graphs.  UK £10, AUD $20 at Prosper Australia, Melbourne. [To webpage Dec 19, 08] [2008]

    HARTZOK, Alanna, 2008;   The Earth belongs to Everyone  

       The Earth belongs to Everyone, Alanna HARTZOK Alanna Hartzok, a U.S. environmental and economic reformer, has put articles and essays of more than 20 years into this book, which also discussed the idea of the citizens' dividend, and green economics. 
       She described how corporate-led globalisation was and is pushing people off their lands, patenting seeds for private profit and control, and seizing the genetic code. (p 17)
       In Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries masses of peasants were evicted from their farms or saw the common lands fenced off for sheep. (p 31).  In Germany in 1524 the peasants of Swabia presented their complaints to Dr Martin Luther (p 32).  In 1549 Robert Ket, leader of the Peasants' Revolt in England, explained how the nobility was stealing the common lands of the people. (p 32)
       Who owns the earth? For 83 countries, 5% owned 75% of rural land, 342 rural properties in Brazil cover 183,397 square miles, 86% of South Africa is owned by some of the white minority, 60% of El Salvador is owned by 2%, 80% of Palestine by 3%, 74% of Great Britain by 2%, 84% of Scotland by 7%, and 95% of private U.S. land by 3%, the worst concentrations being in Florida, Maine, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon. (pp 69-70)
       The author quotes some great thinkers of the past – St Ambrose, St George the Great, Clement of Alexandria, St John Chrystostom, St Basil the Great, Jesus of Nazareth, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Henry George, Charles Avila, and Thomas Paine, regarding the need for fair land usage (pp 93-97).  And she quotes former Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple (p 105), and Adam Smith, Count Leo Tolstoy, and Dr Sun Yat-Sen on page 145.
       There are now 128 municipalities in Pennsylvania that have changed their property taxes, shifting the burden away from buildings and onto land according to site value.  The number of building permits increased after the change. (p 99)
       The polluters ought to pay (p 158).  In the United States, the federal government owns and manages over 650 million acres of public land, which contains huge amounts of natural resources. (p 158)
       Intensively-managed small farms producing a diverse range of food, fibre, livestock and energy for local markets would be best.  The establishment of labour-intensive and bio-intensive small farming operations would be greatly furthered by land value tax policies, that remove taxes from labour and productive capital, while at the same time making access to land more affordable. (p 242)
       Taking control of Iraq has been a long-running strategic design of the oligarchy that has come to rule the United States, she writes.  An article in Harper's magazine in 1975 outlined "how we could solve all our economic and political problems by taking over the Arab oil fields (and) brining in Texans and Oklahomans to operate them."  Today there are 41 members of the George W. Bush administration with direct links to the oil industry. (From her talk on March 5, 2003, opposing the proposed invasion of Iraq, on pp 271-74)
       She quotes U.S. Marine Corps General Smedley Butler's 1934 book: "I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers.  I was a racketeer, a gangster War is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses." (pp 303-4)
       There are many examples of how the International Monetary Fund has forced weak nations to open their borders to subsidized food from abroad, destroying their own farming industries and, perhaps more importantly, preventing state spending on land reform. (p 317)
       (Alanna Hartzok visited Australia in recent years.)
       DETAILS: Institute for Economic Democracy Press, , and Earth Rights Institute (© 2008) Radford (Virginia, USA).  ISBN 978-1-933567-04-4 (pbk); Dewey shelf number 333.7, 360 pp, soft covers, 15·5 x 23 x 2 cm (6 x 9 x 7/8 in), contents, index, bibliography, footnotes, photographs, graphs.  [2008]

    ARCHIBALD, David; 2008;   Solar Cycle 24:  Why the world will continue cooling and why carbon dioxide won't make a detectable difference.  

       The carbon taxes, or emissions trading scheme (ETS), proposed for Australia will cost huge numbers of jobs, according to David Archibald, a Perth (Australia) scientist operating in the fields of climate science, cancer research, and oil exploration. Solar Cycle 24, David ARCHIBALD
       Man-made carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions will account for only a tiny amount of warming, because its warming effect is strongly logarithmic.  ("Logarithmic" in this sense indicates that changes in one factor do not make changes in the other factor at a simple rate, but it could be at a rapidly decreasing, or increasing, rate.)
       With atmospheric carbon dioxide rising at about 2 parts per million per year, temperature will rise at 0·1 degree Celsius (= centigrade) every 50 years (see page 1).
       If carbon dioxide didn't cause the warming of the 20th century, what did?  The sun has been more active in the 20th century than at any time in the previous 8,000 years (see p 1).
       The way that Solar Cycle 23 is declining, combined with the very weak ramp-up of Solar Cycle 24 sunspot activity, suggests that the month of solar cycle minimum will be July 2009. If that transpires, the cooling will amount to over 2° (pp 1-2). 
       In spite of much publicity about the "Greenhouse effect" supposedly threatening life as the earth gets warmer than now, the rural United States is cooler now than it was 70 years ago (see p 10).
       Cycles of lower temperatures (ice ages), and higher temperatures, have occurred during pre-historic and in historic times, all seemingly unaffected by humanity's actions. 
       England has kept the longest temperature records in the world. (p 11).  There was a 2.2° temperature rise in the 36 years between 1696 and 1732.  Such a rise was four times as large and three times as fast as the rise in the 20th century.
       The world can experience very rapid temperature swings, all due to natural causes – this is quite significant.
       But, the major "greenhouse gas" is water vapour (82 per cent), the next is carbon dioxide 10%, followed by methane 4% and ozone 4%.  (This is formed in the atmosphere by stray atoms of oxygen (O2 ) being transformed naturally into a three-atom form, ozone (O3 ).
       Carbon dioxide's cycle includes being dissolved in the seawater, where it is estimated the carbon content is 38,000 billion tonnes (see p 43), compared with 760 billion tonnes in the atmosphere, plus 2300 billion in vegetation and soils.  So, carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, it is in near equilibrium through its continuous exchanges with vegetation and soils, breathing animals, and the oceans.  (Note that the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has risen 30% since the pre-industrial level, but it is still only 10%.) (see p 43)
       The carbon "taxes" are wrong in science; the plant world thrives if there is more carbon dioxide in the air, which is shown by the way that people who have greenhouses sometimes pipe a lot of extra carbon dioxide into them.
       More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be better for humans and other living things.  How did the IPCC, the CSIRO, NAS, NOAA, the Bureau of Meteorology and other worthy "acronyms" get it wrong?  Part of the story of the scientific fraud that led to this is in Appendix 3. (p 6)
       Global warming alarmism has penetrated Europe, whose suffering will be made more bitter by longer winters (pp 61-62) 
       The global warming alarmism has been compared to the Y2K scare (the computer and internet scare before the year 2000 came, that would have us believe aeroplanes might fall out of the sky and whole electricity and water-supply systems would close down because the year part of computer dates were shown by two figures instead of four.  Lots of computer work ensured that the Y2K "Millenium bug" caused no damage.)
       But the more apposite analogy was the internet "bubble" on world stockmarkets.  During the unmerited increase of internet share prices, tens of thousands of the world's most intelligent and highly-paid people succumbed to a mass hysteria (see p 62).
       The Preface is by Professor David Bellamy, OBE     . His many British Broadcasting Corporation series were not re-contracted when he questioned the "received wisdom" about Climate Change.  "I rapidly found myself confronted by what can only be termed a state of McCarthyism in Science " wrote Bellamy (p 5).
       Others to praise David Archibald's book are: Professor Folke Stenman, Professor of Physics at the University of Helsinki 1970-2003   , Prof. Ian Plimer, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia   , Prof. Bob Carter, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Queensland   .
       DETAILS: Publisher: Rhaetian Management P/L, 29 Pindari Rd, City Beach (a Perth suburb), WA, 6015, Australia; (© 2008); ISBN 978-0-646-50269-4; 70 pp, soft covers, 27.5 x 17.5 x 0·5 cm (~ 11 x ~ 7 x 1/4 in), contents, no index, 3 appendices, sources of figures, bibliography, acknowledgements, many graphs, photographs, diagrams.  Recommended retail price AUD $24.99.
       [WHY?: On March 24, 2009, Mr Archibald addressed about 150 people, at a session organised by the Council for the National Interest.  Someone asked "Why?" and another person said it was impossible to believe in conspiracy theories.  The Webmaster can only ask, Who benefits?  Would it be the Uranium industry, and those who are already trading "carbon credits," sitting in skyskrapers and adding not one cent's worth of value to global production?  Yet receiving outrageous salaries and/or commissions? ENDS.] [2008]

      A Game as Old as EMPIRE:    The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption;   2007; HIATT, Steven (ed.)

       A game of economic corruption played around the globe A game as old as empire, Steven HIATT (ed.); Cover of the Australian edition
       "Economic hit men (EHMs)," John Perkins wrote in Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars.  Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.  They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization." A game as old as empire, Steven HIATT (ed.); Cover (with shadow) from Berrett-Koehler Publishers'  webpage
       John Perkins exposed this shocking secret world in Confessions of an Economic Hitman, his first-person account of his own life as an EHM, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.  Here, other economic hit men, journalists, and investigators join Perkins to reveal many more deeply disturbing stories of greed and international corruption.  In gripping detail, they describe the schemes and subterfuges that multinational corporations, governmental agencies use to enrich themselves behind the façade of "foreign aid" and "International Development".
       "If my Confessions could send such a strong message to the public, it made sense that multiple confessions might reach even more people" -- John Perkins author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman (more than 500,000 copies sold).
       "The authors are all well-informed and very credible people, many with front-line exposure to the issues they discuss.  Their analysis and evidence cannot be ignored. Australian individuals and corporations are not immune to the lure of offshore bank accounts and trusts in tax haven[s], and corrupt activities are not unknown, as the Australian Wheat Board's scandalous dealings with Iraq demonstrated. 
       The publication of an Australian edition of A Game as Old as Empire will help to raise our awareness of, and interest in, the disastrous consequences of the abuses and excesses of unfettered global markets and corporations for the world's poor. we need some real leadership [by] national governments -- Bernie Fraser (former Secretary to the Australian federal Treasury and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia) (p 3)
       A few extracts: [In occupied Iraq] In August 2003 union called a strike shut off oil production. The following month, U.S. administrator Paul Bremer proposed wages for Iraqi workers starting from just 69,000 Iraqi dinars ($40-$45) per month. pressuring Halliburton subcontractor to replace its 1,200 imported foreign workers with Iraqis (p 199)
       In the mid 1990s EFIC (Australian Export Finance and Investment Corporation) guaranteed $250 million Rio Tinto Zinc gold mine Papua New Guinea annually dumping 110 million cubic meters [metres] of cyanide-contaminated waste into the sea (p 283)
       EFIC deal $80 million guarantee in the 1980s for Rio Tinto Zinc Panguna copper mine Bougainville, contaminated major rivers and bays destroying the land, forests, and fish thousands of villagers civil war deaths of 15,000 people. (p 283)
       Some 30 percent of the UK [United Kingdom] ECA's budget in the 1990s and a third of export credits granted by France's ECA went to subsidize arms exports.  In 1999 the Indonesian military used British Aerospace fighters purchased with UK ECA credits in its battle for East Timor, leading to outraged protests [and to the deaths of many East Timorese.]  Germany's ECA offered $407 million to enable thirty-nine obsolete East German PT boats.  Suharto government (pp 283-4)
       nuclear ractors China in 1996 Turkey in 1997 Romania in 1998 opening of India President George W. Bush March 2006 – revoking an international arms embargo (p 285)
       Introduction by John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman: transformation in public attitude my book has to share that honour with a number of others, such as Stiglitz's Globalization and Its Discontents, David Korten's When Corporations Rule the World, Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival, Chalmers Johnson's Sorrows of an Empire, Jeff Faux's Global Class War, and Antonia Juhasz's Bush Agenda, as well as films such as The Constant Gardener, Syriana, Hotel Rwanda, Good Night, and Good Luck and Munich. Mine is definitely not a voice in the wilderness.
       Despite the overwhelming evidence the mainstream press ignores the obvious. (p 9)
       1. Global Empire: The Web of Control. By Steven Hiatt.  He is a professional editor and writer, whose first street demonstration, for housing justice, was in 1965, and co-edited a book on radical politics published in 1989.
       2. Selling Money – and Dependency: Setting the Debt Trap. By S.C.Gwynne, executive editor of Texas Monthly.  Wrote Selling Money: A Young Banker's Account of the Rise and Extraordinary Fall of the Great International Lending Boom (1985).  Has won Loeb and Anderson reporting awards.
       3. Dirty Money: Inside the Secret World of Offshore Banking. By John Christensen.  Worked in the tax haven of Jersey.  Director of the International Secretariat of the Tax Justice Network ( www.taxjustice. net ).
       4. BCCI's Double Game: Banking on America, Banking on Jihad. By Lucy Komisar, a New York journalist.  See www. .
       The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was a useful tool for many powerful clents CIA Medellin cartel Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda as much as $15 billion had been lost or stolen.
       5. The Human Cost of Cheap Cell Phones. By Kathleen Kern.  Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  She has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams since 1993.  These teams in Haiti, Chiapas, etc. have found that the economic violence installed by the corporatocracy can cause as much suffering as the physical violence.
       6. Mercenaries on the Front Lines in the New Scramble for Africa. By Andrew Rowell and James Marriott. 
       Mr Rowell, an award-winning writer is regularly published in Alkhaleej, an Arabic newspaper in the Gulf, and is a director of the group that runs the websites and .
       Mr Marriott is an artist and naturalist, and since 1983 has been co-director of PLATFORM ( www.platform ) working for social and ecological justice
       7. Hijacking Iraq's Oil Reserves: Economic Hit Men at Work.   By Greg Muttitt.  He is a researcher at PLATFORM, who since 2003 has monitored and exposed the hidden plans to open Iraq's oil reserves to Western corporations for the first time since 1972, and investigates Shell Oil's plans for the Russia's Far East.
       8. The World Bank and the $100 Billion Question. By Steve Berkman (has been a fraud investigator).
       9. The Philippines, the World Bank, and the Race to the Bottom. By Ellen Augustine (earlier wrote as Ellen Schwartz).
       10. Exporting Destruction. By Bruce Rich, a senior attorney at Environmental Defense, Washington, D.C.   He works to reform export credit agencies; see www.eca .
       11. The Mirage of Debt Relief.  By James S. Henry.  U.S. investigative journalist who identified how a central bank enriched Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, and how U.S. banks facilitated capital flight, money laundering, and tax evasion.  Newsblog "SubmergingMarkets" is at www.submerging .
       12. Global Uprising: The Web of Resistance. By Antonia Juhasz.  A Washington scholar and author; for example, see .
       DETAILS: Woodslane Press, ©2007, Warriewood (NSW, Australia), in conj. with: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco (USA).  ISBN 978 192 120 3282 (pbk.); Dewey shelf number 364.1323, 428 pp, paperback, 14 x 21 cm (5 5/8 x 8 1/4 in), contents with summary of each author's article, index, appendix "Resources of Hope" (i.e., a list of websites resisting the "Establishment" and exposing the "EHMs").  AUD $24.95 at McGill's, Melbourne.
       [RECAPITULATION: The publication of an Australian edition of A Game as Old as Empire will help to raise our awareness of, and interest in, the disastrous consequences of the abuses and excesses of unfettered global markets and corporations for the world's poor.
       U.S. offered Iraq oil workers] just 69,000 Iraqi dinars ($40-$45) per month ENDS.]
       OTHER LINKS: <http://­­2007/03/intr­oducing-game-as-old-as-empire.html>, preview by Zahir Ebrahim, Feb. 4, 2007 (Sighted Dec 18, 2008)
       Game as old as empire webpage: <http://­www.gameasolda­>. (Sighted Dec 18, 2008) [To webpage Dec 18, 08] [2007]

    American Torture – from the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond, 2007, Michael OTTERMAN. American Torture, Michael OTTERMAN United States of America flag; Mooney's MiniFlags 
       Sleep deprivation. Induced hypothermia. Forced standing. Water boarding. Sexual humiliation.
       George W. Bush calls them an 'alternative set of procedures', vital tools needed 'to protect the American people and our allies'.  By any definition, these techniques are torture.
       In American Torture Michael Otterman reveals how torture became standard practice in today's War on Terror and how it was refined, spread and legalised.  Long before Abu Ghraib became a household name, the US military and CIA had used torture with impunity both at home and abroad.  Billions of dollars were spent during the Cold War studying, refining, then teaching these techniques to American interrogators and to foreign officers charged with keeping Communism at bay.
       As the Cold War ended, these tortures were legalised using the very laws designed to eradicate their use.  After 9/11, the practices were revived again for use on 'enemy combatants' detained in America's vast gulag of prisons across the globe, from secret CIA black sites in Thailand to the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
       American Torture shows how the road to Abu Ghraib leads back through US military survival schools, Latin American military assistance programs, Vietnamese counter-terror operations and, finally, to the USSR and Communist China.
       Torture violates more than international law and fundamental human rights – it radicalises enemies, undermines credibility and yields unreliable intelligence.  Above all, the practice does not make the world a safer place.
       Michael Otterman is an award-winning freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker.  He was a recent visiting scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney.  He has covered crime and culture for an array of publications, including Melbourne's Is Not magazine, the Sydney City Hub newspaper, and Boston's Weekly Dig.  He lives in New York City.  His website is .  This website has the full version of the "Human Resource Training Manual, 1983" of the CIA.
       DETAILS: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, ISBN 978-0522 85333-9; 286 pp, soft covers, 15.5 x 23.5 cm (6 x 9 1/4 in), index, bibliography, endnotes.
       OTHER LINKS: www.mup.uni (Sighted March 16, 2007)
       Book review by Dennis Altman, The Age, www.theage. book-reviews/ american- torture/ 2007/03/02/ 11723388 61375.html, March 2, 2007
       DEFINITION: "CIA" means the Central Intelligence Agency (of the United States of America).
    Unlocking the Riches of Oz: A case study of the social and economic costs of real estate bubbles (1972-2006), 2007, Bryan KAVANAGH. Australia flag; / 
       Unlocking the Riches of Oz. Bryan KAVANAGH "Economic rationalism" has been little more than 30 years of government acquiescence in the private plunder of Australia's natural resources.  The environment has suffered greatly as a consequence. (see p 7)
       LAND price is now the greater part of residential property values in Australia. A greater public capture of annual land values has much to commend it on at least four fronts:
    Reducing land PRICES, or at least dampening SPECULATIVE price increases by imposing a holding cost on speculators.
    Providing scope to redress a Mad Hatter's tax regime that penalises work and employment, while pardoning speculation.
    Establishing a citizens' claim to Australia's natural resource values.
    Assisting to foster a natural job shift, away from further intensive urban agglomeration, towards cheaper and more decentralised locations. (see p 3)
       In a recent UK book, Ricardo's Law: House Prices and the Great Tax Clawback Scam, Fred Harrison points out that London has a parasitical dependence on the far-flung areas northwards to Hadrian's Wall. (see p 5)
       A "property" bubble is really a land bubble.  The capture, for public purposes, of even HALF the rental value of land (a gift of nature) would permit the reduction of taxes that feed into prices, thereby reducing inflationary tendencies, so allowing more accommodating monetary policy and internal interest rates. (see pp 19-20)
       Accommodation for industry, business and homes would become more affordable, because the public capture of site revenue would mean that owners would be financially encouraged to find a productive use for land, or sell it. (see p 20)
       The elimination of land price "bubbles" would eliminate the slowdown of the economy that occurs during and after the collapse of these bubbles. (see p 20)
       Property owners, too, would probably gain additional spending power because of the cuts to other taxation, and these affects on the rental and resale value of their properties. (see p 20)
       (An interesting question is: How much of existing "investment" is speculative?  Some people who gain windfall profits from land had no intention to "invest" at all, but merely inherited or bought a farm, farmlet, or house to use.  The growth of urban sprawl, or for example the building of a railway, highway, or port, then raises the value – and the rates and taxes – above the expected growth measured against the cost of living index of the land, which if and when sold or bequeathed gives someone an "unearned increment.")
       When people had cheap access to land, and paid the then-new federal land tax, Australia experienced the highest standard of living in the world. (see p 23)
       DETAILS: Published by the Land Values Research Group (Melbourne, Vic., Australia) www.lvrg., printed by The Print Press, Australia, 2007; 32pp, soft covers, 17.5 x 25 cm (7 x 9 7/8 in), references, pictures, cartoons, graphs, tables. ISBN 978-0-909946-03-6, Dewey 333.332'30'994; AUD$5.00
    Who Gets What? Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia, 2007, Frank STILWELL and Kirrily JORDAN.

       Who Gets What? Frank STILWELL and Kirrily JORDAN Why have the incomes of corporate executives dramatically outstripped those of other workers? Do people's income and wealth reflect differences in their contributions to the Australian economy? Do big economic inequalities damage productivity and social cohesion? Why isn't Australia a more egalitarian society?
       Who Gets What? explores questions like these. It looks at recent trends in income and wealth in Australia and examines the economic evidence in a way that makes fascinating reading for both general and specialist audiences.
       The book looks at who is rich and who in Australia still lives in poverty - and why. It explores the causes of economic inequality and the possibility of making our society more equal. Ultimately, the authors offer their own solution to these problems, with policies which could redistribute income and wealth more equitably.
       In Australia since the mid-1970s there has been a long-term redistribution of income away from labour and towards capital. (p 21)
       It means more work for (relatively) less pay (quoting M. Pusey 2003, The Experience of Middle Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 6-7) (p 23)
       The John Howard (Liberal-National) government's decision, in 1999, to reduce capital gains taxes also had a markedly regressive effect on income inequalities 8 it halved the tax on income from capital relative to income from labour. (p 205)
       The income tax cuts in the 2005-06 federal budget were worth $42 a week to someone on $80,000 or more, but only $7 p.w. to someone on $50,000. (p 205)
       Landowners capture unearned income at the expense of everyone else, by benefiting from rising land values that are, typically the product to social processes, and this contributes to income inequality. (p 207)
       Land values being higher where land price inflation is more pronounced, a more comprehensive land taxation on site values would assist decentralisation. (p 208)
       Using such revenue to substantially increase the supply of public housing would help redress the economic and social stresses in the housing market. (p 209)
       The authors also discuss the possibility of a citizens' dividend, to largely do away with the complicated rules of the welfare safety net, and so to free up people for more social purposes.
       Frank Stilwell is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.
       Kirrily Jordan is a research assistant in political economy at the University of Sydney.
       DETAILS: Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne and New York, 2007; 266pp, soft covers, 15.5 x 23 cm (6 x 9 in), contents, index, bibliography, graphs, tables. ISBN 978 0 52170 032 0, Dewey 339. 220'994; AUD$34.95.

    BLAINEY, Geoffrey; 2007,   A short history of the 20th century  

       This book from celebrated Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey takes us on an incredible global journey through a tempestuous hundred years. A short history of the 20th century. Geoffrey BLAINEY
       His eye for detail and evocative style bring to vivid life many of the events that marked the 20th century: two world wars, the rise and fall of communist states, the worst economic slump in the world's history, the decline of European monarchies and empires, the ascent of the first female prime ministers, the resurgence of Asia, and exploration of outer space.
       Yet it is not only through such grand markers that we have come to know and understand our history. As ever, Blainey brings the past alive by recording the minutiae of daily life - nine-year-old mothers with puny babies, the whiff of chaff and manure, the bustle of crowded cities. It brilliantly captures the excitement of the times, the triumphs and the tragedies of perhaps the most significant century of all.
    Praise for A Short History of the World
    'Truly illuminating a remarkable achievement' – Australian Book Review
    'Immediately accessible and entertaining an engaging story and well told' – West Australian
    'No one has an excuse for not buying and reading it' – Weekend Australian
       DETAILS: Penguin Group Australia, (orig. 2005) 2007, Camberwell (Victoria), ISBN 978 0 14 300614 5; Dewey shelf number 909.82, 562 pp, soft covers, 13 x 20 x 4 cm (5 x 7 7/8 x 1 1/2 in), contents, index, sources, maps, front cover picture Chrysler Building (Mitchell Funk / Getty Images).
       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: KJJM and SMcG. [2007]

    • GORE, Al (Mr); 2006;    An   inconvenient   truth  

      (ISBN 0-7475-8906-2 ) 
      'Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly - and has become a true planetary emergency. The Chinese expression for crisis consists of two characters. The first is a symbol for danger; the second is a symbol for opportunity.
       In order to face down the danger that is stalking us and move through it, we first have to recognize that we are facing a crisis. So why is it that our leaders seem not to hear such clarion warnings? Are they resisting the truth because they know that the moment they acknowledge it, they will face a moral imperative to act? Is it simply more convenient to ignore the warnings?
       'Perhaps, but inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows.' – AL GORE
       'ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMS EVER' – Larry King, CNN  [The book and the film are similar.]
       Former US Vice President Al Gore is chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism.
       He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a UK-based firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc. and a senior adviser to Google, Inc.
       Al Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976 and to the US Senate in 1984 and 1990.
       He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on 20 January 1993, and served eight years.
       He is the author of the 1992 bestseller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.  Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, live in Nashville, Tennessee. They have four children and two grandchildren.
    (back cover)

       Pages 38-41: Al Gore pays a great tribute of respect to an earlier prophet of climate change, Professor Roger Revelle, of Harvard University in the 1960s, and Charles Keeling, who measured carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere on the peak of a Hawaiian mountain for years.
       He foretold in the 1960s that "the global, post-World War II economic expansion, driven by population growth and fuelled mainly by coal and oil, was likely to produce an unprecedented and dangerous increase in the amount of CO2 [carbon dioxide] in the Earth's atmosphere." (pp 38-41)

       Page 48-59: "Almost all of the mountain glaciers in the world are now melting, many of them quite rapidly.  There is a message in this."
       Then followed pictures showing the shrinking of the snow and glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Glacier National Park (U.S.A.), Perito Moreno (Argentina), and in Alaska, Peru, Patagonia, Switzerland, etc., etc., and the Himalayas. (pp 48-59)
       His book also gives ideas for using renewable energy, and suggests ways to campaign for voters to insist on a halt to the increasing use of non-renewable energy sources such as coal, oil, and gas.  It has many other facts, graphs, and photographs, including some of his wife and family.  (Yes!)
       Paramount Classics has made a motion picture of this book. #

       DETAILS: Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, © 2006, London (orig. pub. USA by Rodale 2006).  ISBN 0-7475-8906-2, and -13 97807 4758 9068.  328 pages, soft covers, 19 x 23 x 2 centimetres (7 1/2 x 9 x 3/4 inches), no contents list, no index, a huge number of illustrations, charts, photographs, maps, etc., acknowledgements, credits. UK £14·95. From Warwick Book Exchange in Western Australia <www.­warwick­book­exchange.­> in 2013 AUD $10·95.
       [AUTHOR:  Mr Al Gore was Vice-President of the United States of America from 1993 onwards while Mr Bill Clinton was President.   ENDS.] [To Webpage Jul 5, 2013; Published 2006]

    • DEFFEYES, Kenneth S., © 2005, updated 2006;   Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak  

        Beyond Oil, Kenneth DEFFEYES
       In 1969, M. King Hubbert, an American geologist, published predictions that annual oil production would follow a bell-shaped curve, his most optimistic forecast being it would reach a peak in the year 2000 (page xiii).  Hence the term "Hubbert's Peak" in the book's secondary title.  Kenneth S. Deffeyes predicted that the peak would be reached around December 16, 2005 (page xi).
       "In his new book, Professor Deffeyes (Princeton University) stands on the world's peak oil output like Moses peering from the mountaintop to the Promised Land.  Beyond Oil is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced." – MATTHEW R. SIMMONS, author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, 2005. (back cover)
       In that book, Simmons reported that Saudi Arabia was having a huge problem, the water percentage being extracted at the Ghawar water-injection oilfield along with the oil being between 25 and 30 per cent.  Later Internet reports now say it is 55% (see http://entouch. net/dmd/ ghawar.htm ). (pages xii and 31).
       With World oil production about to peak and inexorably head toward steep decline, what fuels are available to meet rising global energy demands?  That question has become every more urgent as public attention to the imminent exhaustion of the economically vital world oil reserves has increased.
       Kenneth S. Deffeyes, a geologist who was among the first to warn of the coming oil crisis, now takes the next logical step and turns his attention to the earth's supply of potential replacement fuels.
       In Beyond Oil, he traces out their likely production futures, with special reference to that of oil, using the same analytic tools developed by his former colleague, the pioneering petroleum-supply authority, M. King Hubbert.
       An acknowledged expert in the field, Deffeyes brings a deeply informed yet optimistic approach to bear on the growing debate.
       His main concern is not our long-term adaptation to a world beyond oil but our immediate future:  "Through our inattention, we have wasted the years that we might have used to prepare for lessened oil supplies.  The next ten years are critical." – (Back cover of the book.)
       Population control: Albert Bartlett showed that the world petroleum production per person peaked during the 1970s.  After that, the growth in oil production no longer kept up with the rise in population (pp 177-78).
       Political posturing: We can no long conduct contests with politicians trying to outbid one another in promising higher economic growth rates (p 182).
       Overall, this is a wonderfully entertaining book giving many facts and helps to understand the likely future of the billions of humans now heavily dependent on energy stored in the earth.
       DETAILS: Hill and Wang (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), , (© 2005) 2006, New York.  ISBN 10: 0-8090-2957-X; 219 pp, soft covers, 14 x 21 x 1·5 cm (5½ x 7¼ x 5/8 in), contents, index, two prefaces, endnotes, photographs, graphs.  US $13.00, Canada $17.50, AUD $22.
       [IMPORTANT SIDELIGHTS: Hubbert pointed out that Spain was inadvertently devastated by New World gold and silver.  During the years Spain plundered the Americas, Spain could buy food, manufactured goods, art objects -- anything it wanted, from other countries.  By the time the flow of gold and silver ceased, Spain had lost the ability to produce anything, and lost its place as a world power (p 179).
       While going around giving talks in colleges, Deffeyes noticed that very few students were studying earth history and earth resources, i.e., real geology.  Princeton (his own university) had an endowment to support "a Freshman Seminar in environmental studies, exploring environmental issues primarily through literary, philosophical, ethical, spiritual, or other humanistic perspectives."  Prof. Deffeyes' comments: We've elevated scientific ignorance to an art form (p 169). ENDS.] [2006]

    Unintended Consequences: The United States at War, 2007, by Kenneth J. HAGAN and Ian J. BICKERTON.
       This is an important work that traces the stated aims, and actual effects, of ten US wars.
      [Picture] Unintended Consequences - Amazon webpic.   
       CHECK Amazon Books: com/Unintended- Consequences- United-States- War/dp/1861 893108 (sighted March 16, '07)
       DISCUSSION: ABC (Australia) au/rn/latenight live/stories/ 2007/1852242. htm (sighted March 16, '07) [2007]
    • Hijacked Inheritance; The Triumph of Dollar Darwinism? 2005
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    •    Hijacked Inheritance; The Triumph of Dollar Darwinism?

      2005, Philip DAY.
    Hijacked Inheritance is an angry expression of concern at the decline of mateship and community and the pervasive greed, self-interest and inequality of wealth and influence in our increasingly violent society. Hijacked Inheritance. Philip DAY (died 2011)
      Dr Phil Day, a lawyer, town planner and respected public administrator and academic, challenges the mindless consumption of the planet's resources in the frenetic pursuit of development and economic efficiency regardless of the social and environmental consequences.
       Hijacked Inheritance compares the public revenue potential of charges upon the consumption of natural resources with the punitive taxation of labour and capital and the production of goods and services.
       It exposes the enormous revenue forgone through the private appropriation of the unearned increment in community land values.
       Challenging a seemingly immutable mindset, it asserts that the sanctity still associated with land and land-owning derives from nothing more noble or pre-ordained than the fact that in the later Middle Ages, following the erosion of feudal obligations, Anglo-Australian culture was shaped by parliaments dominated by baronial land-owners, elected by land-owners.
       For a nation pausing uncertainly in the aftermath of a divisive election, this is an important book whose Australian message deserves to be spread throughout western society. (Back cover)
       Dr Day gives an excellent history of how humanity had moved from instinctively knowing that land was a community asset, to allow it to become a mere commodity able to be "cornered" and charged out for whatever its scarcity value could make.
       Many will be delighted to learn that an excellent study in taxation reform was undertaken by the Brisbane City Council, which in its September 1989 unanimous report stated that, in principle, the unimproved value of land was a logical and appropriate bases for revenue-raising irrespective of the level of government.  The committee noted that a tax on land value was:
    • Virtually impossible to evade.
    • Represented a contribution by every member of the community either directly as a property owner or indirectly by way of rent or board.
    • Simple and inexpensive to administer.
    • Encouraged the use of city land for its best and most intensive permissible use. (pp 103-04)
       Dr Day claimed that the report argued that land was NOT in fixed supply, so a same-percentage charge on it would not affect the free market allocation of resources. (p 104)  This sentence overlooks the fact that local and State governments have zoning and other prohibitions to prevent willy-nilly development, and so the amount of land AVAILABLE to users is, in a sense, "fixed" – until some clever operators move in and "arrange" through political and bureaucratic contacts to have it freed up for their speculative advantage.  (Something of this sort seems to have been going on in Western Australia in relation to Coogee and Smith's Beach, if the WA Corruption and Crime Commission exposures up to around October 2007 are on the right track.)
       Reformers ought to enjoy the excerpts from Winston S. Churchill's speech in Edinburgh on July 17, 1909, while he was going through his "reforming" phase.  " every step in material progress is only undertaken after the land monopolist has skimmed the cream off for himself " (pp 180-81).  (Quoted from Hill, M., 1999, Churchill: His Radical Decade, Othila Press, London.)
       AUTHOR: Philip Day, LL.B. (Qld), Dip. TCP (Sydney), Ph.D. (Qld), Life Fellow Planning Institute of Australia. (p. i) (died 2011)
       DETAILS: Copyright Publishing Co Pty Ltd, Brisbane, 2005; 192pp, soft covers, 13.5 x 21 cm (5 3/8 x 8 1/4 in), contents, no index, chapter notes, references and further reading; ISBN 1 876 344 41 5. Delivery paid in Australia AUS $19.80, other countries US $22.10, by air US $26.35.
       Copyright Publishing Co, GPO Box 2927, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001, Australia; info § copyright net au ; Click . [2005]

    • ROSSI, Melissa; 2005;   What every American should know about    who’s really running the world    The people, corporations, and organizations that control our future.

       A small group of extremists - many of whom have worked together before - are redesigning the mechanics of the United States of America.  They are trying to redraw the world, and shrinking our rights in the process. What every American should know about who's really running the world; Melissa ROSSI
       Lying is so common it's nearly acceptable, and those who point out the lies are drowned out by official denials
       However, some people are loudly fighting these changes.  They're standing up and saying "No, I won't take this!"  They are writing books, and putting classified doc­uments and lost information on their Web sites. (see page xii).
       Readers of this book will get the "low-down" on Pfizer, Reverend Sun Myung Moon, Halliburton, George Soros, Monsanto, Rupert Murdoch, the Al-Saud family rulers of Saudi Arabia, the Carlyle Group, DARPA, North Korea, Tim LaHaye, and the Wal-Mart chain of stores. (see back cover)
       Kuwait seizure by Saddam Hussein: How did Saddam Hussein, then dictator of Iraq, get the courage in August 1990 to send troops in to seize nearby Kuwait, ruled by a hereditary dictator?  Because the lady who was U.S. ambassador told him the US was not interested in Arab-Arab wars.

       How did a war-wary U.S. public and Congress agree to intervene in this Arab-Arab war by sending aircraft and troops to drive the Iraqis out of Kuwait?  "Operation Desert Storm" was adopted by Congress AFTER the heart-wrenching evidence of a young Kuwaiti girl, known only as Nayirah, who told congressmen and women in October 1990 that Iraqi soldiers had stormed into the hospital where she worked, she said, and took the babies out of 312 incubators, leaving them on the cold floor to die; and she broke into sobs.
       But in reality the girl was the daughter of Mr Saud Nasir al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the U.S., who is a relative of the Kuwaiti royals (p 174).  (It is highly unlikely that she worked in a hospital.)  It is suspected that she was not in Kuwait at the time of the Saddam Hussein conquest.
       The congressmen who chaired the hearing also run the Congressional Human Rights Foundation, which received a $50,000 donation from the Kuwaiti royals (p 174).
       In the months leading up to the Second Gulf War, the actual invasion of Iraq itself, in 2003, 68 per cent of Americans mistakenly believed that Iraq was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on America [The World Trade Centre in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and the other aeroplane].  After the invasion phase ended, more than half of Americans believed that a definitive link had been established between the Iraq dictatorship and the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, and a quarter mistakenly believed that weapons of mass destruction [WMDs] had been found in Iraq. (p 176)
  • What vital resources do the French control - even in the United States?
  • What American company pushed hardest for eastern Europe to come into NATO?
  • Who is madly buying up the world's seed companies?
  • Who built nearly half of the world's nuclear plants?
  • To whom do Americans owe $750 million?
  • Who is enslaving millions of women every year? (front cover)
       This book has information, quoting sources, on how the most powerful interests in the world are positioning themselves to get a stranglehold on water, and also to increase their stranglehold on oil and gas.  These and many other chapters are well worth reading, and quoting to your Member of Parliament.  The author strongly advises people to take democratic action.
       "Speak out Join groups Make noise The ideals of democracy are being shredded, as are our rights " (pages xiii-xiv).
       RESOURCES that author Rossi used and recommends voters use include Frontline, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Common Dreams, The Center for Public Integrity, and Wikipedia.
       In addition, Rossi obtained material from the UK newspapers The Economist and The Guardian, from the U.S. Congressional Research Services Reports from the Library of Congress, and many books, periodicals and websites.
       DETAILS: A Plume Book, published by the Penguin Group, New York, , first printing December 2005, © 2005.  ISBN 0-452-28615-8; Dewey shelf number 320.52'086'210973, 434 + 14 pp, soft covers, 15 x 23 x 2·3 cm (6 x 9 x 7/8 in), contents, index, endnotes, bibliography, resources lists. US $16, CAN $23, Australian $39·95 in 2009-10 from Heritage Books, GPO Box 1052, Melbourne, Vic, 3001, Australia.
       PREVIOUS book by Melissa Rossi: What every American should know about the rest of the world.
       (WIKILEAKS, not to be confused with Wikipedia mentioned above, is a separate website that releases secret documents, and came into the news headlines around December 2010 when powerful global forces were trying to put it off the internet, and to deny anyone the right to donate to it.  Its chief was arrested on a weak charge from Sweden, and leaders of the U.S.A. and Australia forgot about Free Speech and "Transparency," saying he was a criminal.  In response, dozens of "mirror" and substitute Wikileaks websites have sprung into existence, and there is even a new rival website offering to do a similar job.)'s_really_running's_really_running
    [To this webpage 15 Dec 2010; printed December 2005]

    • BLUM, William; (orig 2000); New updated edition 2003;    ROGUE STATE:    A Guide to the World's Only Superpower  

      (ISBN: 1 84277 221 X pb)  United States of America flag; Mooney's MiniFlags 
    Rogue State; William BLUM 'William Blum, once of the US State Department, gives a chilling reminder that while there may be no justification for 11 September, there may be reasons'
    'Rogue State is a book of charges to be tied to a paving stone and thrown at the men in Washington'
    This is not a book for anyone who wishes to maintain any cosy illusions about their own liberty - let alone the liberty of anyone in any country to whose domestic policy the United States government takes exception We find in these pages, meticulously detailed and annotated, all the instances of assassination, covert and overt destabilisation, election-rigging, sponsorship of terrorism, secret surveillance, brainwashing and provocation that the US has employed to further its burgeoning corporate empire (otherwise known as the the "new world order") After reading Rogue State, it is impossible to hang fast to the comforting illusion that the "American Way" is some kind of enlightenment'
    'A vivid, well-aimed critique of the evils of US global interventionism, a superb antidote to officialdom's lies and propaganda.'
    MICHAEL PARENTI author of To Kill a Nation: the Attack on Yugoslavia
    'Blum demonstrates how US policy, under the banners of freedom and human rights, has led to barbarous criminal acts, how the world's "force for peace" has acted in the most bellicose form. An eye-opener for students of national security policy.'
    Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC
    'Rogue State forcibly reminds us of Vice President Agnew's immortal line: "The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country".'
    'Bill Blum came by his book title easily. He simply tested America by the same standards we use to judge other countries. The result is a bill of wrongs – an especially well-documented encyclopaedia of malfeasance, mendacity and mayhem that has been hypocritically carried out in the name of democracy by those whose only true love was power.'
    SAM SMITH # (Above are from back cover)
       DETAILS: Publisher: Zed Books, (© 2001, 2002), London and New York, and Spearhead, South Africa.  ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb.  Categories: War crimes, counter-terrorism.  310 + xxvi pages, soft covers, 13 x 20 x 2 centimetres (5 x 7 7/8 x 7/8 inches), contents, index, foreword by author dated January 2002, endnotes, Cover design by Andrew Corbett, Cambridge.  Bought at Angus & Robertson, Perth W.A.
    [To webpage Aug 8, 2013; Published first 2000 C.E. = A.D. in U.S.A., Second edition 5th impression 2003]

    Who Owns Britain; The hidden facts behind landownership in the UK and Ireland, 2002 (orig. 2001), Kevin CAHILL. Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom of, flag; Mooney's MiniFlags  Ireland, Republic of / Eire, flag; 
    Who Owns Britain WHO OWNS BRITAIN
    "It is hard to believe that we've waited for a hundred years for this book a vital and illuminating study of great political significance."
    ANDY WIGHTMAN, author of the best-selling WHO OWNS SCOTLAND
    A startling piece of research, and a searing critique of both the landowning aristocracy and the Land Registry, WHO OWNS BRITAIN is an eye-opening examination of the nation's most valuable asset - its land. Cahill argues that our present system of landownership is of material detriment to the vast majority of homeowners in Britain, while many of the nation's wealthiest landowners pay no rates and actually receive money in the form of grants and subsidies.
    WHO OWNS BRITAIN is relevant to every resident in the UK. It is a vital piece of investigation that should lead to a closer examination of our land laws and regulations.
    "A book of prime - even sublime - importance."

    "Every library should have a copy of this book."
    "In this brave work, Cahill makes a plea for the last great social reform, land reform, already high on the political agenda for Scotland Cahill has called his book WHO OWNS BRITAIN. He might equally well have called it WHO RUNS BRITAIN."

       DETAILS: Canongate Books , Edinburgh ; 2002 (first published 2001), ISBN 1 84195 310 5.  466pp, soft covers, 19 x 26 centimetres (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches), contents, index, endnotes, UK £16.99.
    [2002 (orig. 2001)]

    Fascist Europe Rising; The repression and resurgence of democratic nations, 2001, Rodney ATKINSON.       Fascist Europe Rising, Rodney ATKINSON
       As the constitution of the Danish people rightly asserts "It is by law you build the land" and no other regime in world history has achieved so much imperial conquest by merely generating the law to build their land as has the so-called "European Union".
       The European Union extended that body of law to questions of "free movement of people" but the whole purpose of the free movement of capital is to make the movement of people largely unnecessary. It was the movement of people which interested them most, for that would more quickly break up the cohesion of the nation states.
       'The Commission should not get carried away by the idea of transparency - it is necessary to learn to conceal aspects of information which give rise to bad interpretation.' - European Commission internal memorandum.
       Eastern Europe wants only to trade freely with the countries of Western Europe but the European Union forcefully prevents that, offering to remove trade barriers only when those nations surrender their hard-won constitutional nationhood.
       In the modern era of the universal franchise each Parliament only represents (for its statutory term) the true sovereigns, the people. The end of sovereignty is the end of democracy.
       We do not speak of Californian fishing grounds because all the wealth in those grounds is an asset of the US Dollar. The step which really creates the European Superstate is the introduction of its currency – the Euro. Democrats know that you do not need a single currency to enjoy free trade. Dictators know that you cannot conquer countries without a single currency.
       Hitler destroyed Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia and created petty nationalist states in Slovakia and Croatia. German Europe has broken up Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, Slovakia driving out its gypsies, Croatia its Serbs and Albanian Kosovo its gypsies, Jews and Serbs.
       During the 1930s and 1940s, as today, there were few terms with which European Fascism was more happy than The New World Order reflecting as it does notions of power, global ambition, order (ie control) and contempt for democratic nationhood. (back cover)
       a massive economic corruption at the very heart of the European [Union] institutions. The annual loss of up to £6,000 million by fraud and mismanagement in the European Commission
       Paul van Buitenen who leaked the details was taken by an employee of the European Commission to view some guns! - very subtle.  Bernard Connolly who was head of the Commission's EURO department and who wrote The Rotten Heart of Europe was excluded from the commission buildings, his picture was put up in public corridors, he was ordered - illegally - not to leave the country, his phone was tapped, his wife was followed and received many nuisance telephone calls, and his house was broken into. (p 41)
       The Author: Rodney Atkinson, B.A., M.Sc., M.I.L.: He is a British political economist, who predicted the collapse of oil prices in 1983, the fall in British house prices in 1989, and the end of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1990.
       A linguist and linguistic theoretician, he was formerly a lecturer at the University of Mainz, Germany, and a merchant banker in the City of London.  He is chairman of Heritage Media Ltd.  Previous books include Government Against the People (1986), and Treason at Maastricht (with Norris McWhirter, fourth edition 1998).  See author's website at: http://www. rodneyatkinson. (from p 213)
       DETAILS: Compuprint Publishing, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; 240pp, soft covers, 14.7 x 21 cm (5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in), contents, index.  (Although the book is well-produced, it was not done by a professional traditional publisher, as evidenced by its having the odd page numbers at the left of the spine, and other telltale details.) AUS$40.

    Hidden Agendas, 1998, John PILGER. Hidden Agendas, John PILGER.
       This is a wide-ranging book that demolishes the smokescreens around and double-dealing of many "revered" public figures on all continents.  One example:
       [Myanmar, formerly Burma] One Australian business group was led by the former [Labor] Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, who lauded the regime as having a 'genuine commitment to improving the economic condition of the country and its people'.  He had not raised the issue of human rights or the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, then in the sixth year of house arrest. (p 179)
       Subjects covered include: Fake opposition to terrorists, the armaments industry arming the world, Undemocratic Burma backed, Australia's flawed leaders, East Timor betrayal and Indonesia, the famine road, how The Mirror was broken, Vietnam, and the "new" South Africa's failure to revive the lives of thousands displaced by the white apartheid regime, while its leaders flirt with the powerful companies that profited from them.
       [COMMENT: Mr Hawke, like many other world leaders, does NOT care a fig about cruel governments, in spite of his tears on television when Communist Chinese tanks crushed students in the great Tienamin Square demonstrations for democracy.  Aung San Suu Kyi, who was elected and ought to have been Prime Minister of her country, is now (2007) still deprived of liberty, while the military dictatorship attacks and tries to wipe out dissenters and racial minorities. ENDS.] [1998]


       Anthropophagitism in the Antipodes; James COOKE The first of this book's features is a witty exposé of what could be termed "political correctness" a.k.a. PC, and social engineering.  For example, the author's acknowledgements include one for the librarians who had not heard that material about Australian Aboriginal cannibalism was not supposed to be found !  (page vii).  But the written records have been tracked down.
       Japanese cannibalism during World War II (1939-45) also occurred, but Australian officials sometimes tried to stifle news of this reaching the news media and the families of the servicemen and women.  An army order was quoted that all reference to enemy cannibalism was to be removed by the letter censors. (p. 228)
       But a more disgraceful betrayal of Australia's interests occurred when the condemned war criminals at Manus Island were suddenly released in 1950 on orders from Canberra.  The quote is from H.C.Morris, of Nedlands, WA, as published in The West Australian, March 9, 1987.
       "At the same time I received a letter from a senior Member of Parliament, who himself had been a prisoner of war, telling me that all charges and due retribution had been dropped as a condition for Japan and Australia signing an agreement for a long term coal contract.
       "So all was forgiven and forgotten in the interests of King Coal.
       "How come that 40 years later there is a sudden sickening and cynical urge to hunt for nazis, while the Japanese still go free?  shame on those concerned " (pages 217-8)
       Aboriginal cannibalism was so common, and so many explorers, sailors, settlers, missionaries, and others had written reports about it, that each State and Territory gets a chapter.
       Among many other reports there is one from the famous Mrs Daisy Bates, who wrote in 1930 that for 50 or 60 years in central Australia the old customs and laws had been breaking down.  "Babies are killed and cooked " she wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daisy Bates, "Our Cannibals - Central Australian Natives," January 25, 1930. (page 211)
       In December 1995 Cedric Wyatt, part-aboriginal chief executive officer of the Aboriginal Affairs Department and erstwhile Liberal Party candidate for the federal seat of Kalgoorlie in 1996, called for an "embargo on sensitive archival material about Aborigines to be increased to 100 years." (The West Australian, page 35, December 1, 1995). (page xxi)
       During Mao tse-Tung's Cultural Revolution of 1967-68 cannibalism occurred, human corpses being on hooks in some Chinese government cafeterias (page xvi).  The cases of teachers being killed and eaten by their students were mentioned. (pp xvi-xvii)
       New Guinea cannibalism is reported in a book Excess and Restraint, by R.M.Berndt, University of Chicago Press, 1962. (page viii)
       Then there is a final chapter "Rules, Law, Order and Authority" (pp 231-247) which questions much of the received wisdom of modern politics and education.  The form of "cannibalism" exposed in this chapter, written by "M", is parasitism, that is, the actions of humans and human groups who act like parasites living off the efforts of other humans.

       DETAILS: Publisher: The author, James Cooke, R.N. Rtd., © 1997, Perth.  248 + xxi pages, soft covers, 14 x 21·5 x 1·5 centimetres (5½ x 8½ x 5/8 inches), contents, no index, introduction, illustrations (pp 126-7, 225-7).  AUD $28.50 including postage.

    • HUDSON, Michael, and LEVINE, Baruch A. (editors); 1996;   Privatization in the Ancient Near East and Classical World  

       This fascinating book is the result of a path-breaking colloquium around 1994-95 by scholars both U.S. and overseas, comparing and contrasting the landholding patterns in various ancient civilisations, temple and royal systems, Israel, Judah, and ancient Greece and Rome, with the various changes and their effects on smallholders, debt, international trade, enslavement, etc., etc. Privatization in the Ancient Near East and Classical World; HUDSON and LEVINE (eds.)
    1. "The dynamics of privatization, from the Bronze Age to the present," was given by Michael Hudson (a co-editor), of New York University.
    2. "The archaeological evidence for international commerce: Public and/or private enterprise in Mesopotamia?" was by C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Peabody Museum, Harvard University.
    3. "Private land ownership and its relation to 'God' and the 'State' in Sumer and Akkad," by Dietz Otto Edzard, Universität München [Munich University].
    4. "The role of socio-political factors in the emergence of 'public' and 'private' domains in Early Mesopotamia," Giorgio Buccellati, of University of California, and Teologia di Lugano.
    5. " 'Privatisation' and private property at Nuzi: The Limits of evidence," Maynard P. Maidman, University of Toronto (In memory of Jonas Greenfield).
    6. "The symbiosis of the public and private sectors in Ugarit, Phoenicia, and Palestine," Michael Heltzer, University of Haifa.
    7. "An age of privatization in ancient Mesopotamia," Humammed Dandameyev, Institute for Oriental Studies.
    8. "Farewell to the ancient Near East: Evaluating Biblical references to ownership of land in comparative perspective," Baruch A. Levine (a co-editor), New York University.
    9. "Ager Publicus: Public property and private wealth during the Roman Republic," by Richard E. Mitchell, University of Illinois.
       "Summary review: Early privatization and its consequences," by Michael Hudson, of New York University.
       "For in the end, privatization of the land and usurious credit did not liberate antiquity, but led to widespread economic enslavement by promoting monopolization of the land – the amassing of properties into vast slave-stocked latifundia, which the ancients blamed for their economic decay." (p. 2)
       Front cover: A stone kudurru of Puzur-Inshushunak from Susa, by courtesy of Musée du Louvre (The Louvre Museum).
       DETAILS: © 1996 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College; ISBN 0-876365-955-4; 308 pp, soft covers, 15·5 x 23 x 1·7 cm (6 x 9 x 5/8 in), contents, no comprehensive index, separate bibliographies, references, separate notes, summary review (by Michael Hudson).  Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  AUD $28 at Prosper Australia, Melbourne.
       [NOTE: One of the authors, Michael Hudson, toured Australia around 2008-09.  The colloquium resulted in a decision to meet at regular intervals to further the inquiry and discussion. ENDS.]
       SUGGESTION: Any member of GEA is invited to provide a better review of this book. ENDS.] (To this webpage on 11 Oct 2010.) [1996]

    • DUNKLEY, Godfrey; 1990;   That All May Live  

     Guidelines Towards a Better Society. 
       Neither Marxism nor Capitalism having been able to meet the reasonable needs and desires of society, we now reach a point in history where the people of Southern Africa need to take a completely new look at the economic and social relationship between the various sectors of its society. That all may live; Godfrey DUNKLEY
       That All May Live provides some entirely new thinking, well worth consideration and debate.
       'The book Godfrey Dunkley has written, offering "guidelines towards a better society", is on the face of it about and for his homeland:  South Africa, a nation whose popular image is unique.  He has, however, accomplished more.  Having gone at South Africa's human needs with a searching mind, he has built up in a score of short chapters, an understanding of social verities that transcend his own troubled country.
       "Unless Apartheid is abandoned", he acknowledges in the conclusion, "South Africa must inevitably become a nation hardly fit for anyone to live in".  But woven into his book's pages there is a realization that the ultimate differences reach down deeper than superficial black or white.
       Until injustice in its every disguise is rooted out, he makes it eminently clear (in the diagrammatic clarity one should expect of an engineer), 'all of mankind falls tragically short of what our Creator surely intended.'
    – Richard Noyes; Editor, Common Ground USA and The Salem Observer. President, The International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade.
       Godfrey Dunkley, whose family has been in South Africa for many generations, is an engineer by training and a Past President of the Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.  His work and his extensive travelling have exposed him to a wide variety of both engineering and human experience.  His love for economics has taken him to four international conferences in Europe and the USA.  ISBN 0-620-13875-0 (back cover)
       From the Introduction, by Carol D. Goodwin: Neither Communism nor Capitalism, nor the various degrees if socialism in between, can be seen to have an equilibrium between the rights of the individual and the interests of the society (page ix)
       the most exciting and original part of this book is the way the author has blended the ideas of the classical thinkers with his own His hypothesis is that the intrinsic value of land should act as the standard for the entire value system, that is, land should form the sole basis of state revenue. (page x)
       From the main book: Mass enemployment has become a phenomenon of the modern world and is on the increase. [ ]
       there are several major causes, most of which are fairly deep-seated in a system of taxation which plays a major part in preventing men and many women from being economicallly employed. (page 13) []
       The third major cause of unemployment is when land and natural resources are not available at a reasonable price for labour and capital to be applied to them. (p 14)
       Appendix A: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
       Appendix B: The Communist Manifesto, 1848.
       Appendix C: The Freedom Charter, 1955, adopted at the Congress of the People (of South Africa), June 26, 1955.
       Appendix D: Extract from Blacksone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765, Book the Second, Chapter the First, of Property, in general (jura rerum).
       Appendix E: Address to the Conference of the Methodist Churches of South Africa, by the Revd Dr Khoza Mgojo, and published in part in 1987.
         DETAILS: That all may live: Guidelines towards a better society. 2nd edition, Oct 1990. A. Whyte Publishers, The Law Shop, P.O. Box 48146, Roosevelt Park, 2129, South Africa. ISBN 0-620-13875-0. 238 + x pages, soft covers, 15 x 21 x 1·7 centimetres (5 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 5/8 inches), contents, index, appendices, bibliography.  AUD $20. [To this webpage Sep 20, 2011. Published 1990]

    The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, 1984 (orig. 1974), Victor MARCHETTI and John D. MARKS. The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence
       The CIA tried to stop it. But former CIA senior official Victor Marchetti and ex-State Department intelligence expert John D. Marks took their case to the Supreme Court. The story they tell–with many blanks now newly filled in–is fascinating and still frightening.
       The Cleveland Press called The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence the book that "ripped the bloodstained cloak off the CIA."  Time called it "the most detailed expose of CIA tactics to date a book bound to pose embarrassing questions about the aims and activities of American espionagesure to be must reading in quiet offices around the world."
       Victor Marchetti is a veteran of fourteen years with the CIA, where he rose to be executive assistant to the deputy director. He is currently at work on a novel.
       In five years with the State Department, John D. Marks worked as analyst and staff assistant to the Intelligence Director. He has since written the award-winning Search for the Manchurian Candidate, has been a fellow of Harvard's Institute of Politics and an associate of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and is currently the director of the Nuclear Network in Washington, D.C.
       * Myron Beckstein, The Chicago Daily News
       Some of the passages that the CIA had forced the publishers to delete have been published, after vigorous court action, but quite a number remain, shown by such notes as "9½ lines deleted".  Under the Freedom of Information Act all but 168 of the deletions had been reinstated, with more being freed as the book went to press.  Some of the CIA's activities are explained in the introduction by Melvin L. Wulf, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
       Introductions by Anthony Lewis (ex-journalist), AND Melvin L. Wulf, ACLU.
       DETAILS: Laurel / Dell Books, U.S.A., ISBN 0-440-31298-1; 336 pp, soft covers, 11 x 17.25 cm (4 1/4 x 6 3/4 in), contents, index, US$3.95.
       NEWS ITEM: "CIA hired mafia to kill Castro," The West Australian, p 32, Thursday, June 28, 2007. (This book entry was then put onto this webpage.) [1984]

    GAFFNEY, Mason, and, HARRISON, Fred; © 1994, 2006 edition;   The Corruption of Economics  

       Some years ago The Economist carried a lead editorial 'The puzzling failure of economics'. This frank admission was provoked by the publication of a new edition of Paul Samuelson's Economics, probably the most widely used textbook in universities according to The Economist.   The editorial concluded that it 'is not a failure of economics, in fact, but of modern [neo-classical] economics' The Corruption of Economics, GAFFNEY, HARRISON
       The authors argue there is nothing puzzling about this failure.  They document how the integrity of economics as a discipline was deliberately compromised towards the end of the 19th century.  Classical economists like Adam Smith had described wealth as the product of three factors – land, labour and capital, whereas the new theorists reduced these to two, labour and capital, treating land as capital.
       The effect, the authors reveal, was to deprive professional economists of the ability to diagnose problems, forecast important trends and prescribe solutions.  Neo-classical economics condemns the post-industrial economy to protracted periods of economic failure.
       The contributors are in tune with the increasing realisation by economists of the importance of the property market to the macro economy – British Review of Economic Issues
       Mason Gaffney, professor of economics at the University of California (Riverside), is a leading authority on the economics of natural resources and has published extensively on urban economics and public finance.
       Fred Harrison, executive director of the Land Research Trust in London, spent the 1990s advising Russian academic and political bodies, including the Russian parliament, in their efforts to implement a more equitable transition to a market economy.  He has now turned his attention to the failure of economic analysis and public policies in the market economies.
       Cover design by Alan Downs; ISBN 0 85683 244 8; For other books on Ethical Economics visit (from back cover)
    [2006 (orig. 1994)]

       The Growth Illusion; How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many, and endangered the planet, 1992, Richard DOUTHWAITE. The Growth Illusion
       The idea that growth is beneficial underlies the economic strategies of all major political parties, but the reality of recent years is that the negative effects of growth have far outweighed any positive ones.
       In Ireland growth has been the root cause of unemployment; in Britain it has led to an eightfold increase in crime, the breakdown of family life and a deterioration in general levels of health and education; in the USA real incomes have fallen; in India people have been driven from the land into urban slums; and the natural world suffers increasing threat and inexorable erosion.
       The growth process generates the profits it needs by the introduction of labour-saving technology.
       Until recently, the resulting job losses were conveniently out of sight - in the Third World.
       Now, industrial nations can no longer maintain full employment at the expense of jobs overseas, and compete among themselves for a shrinking pool of available work.
       The Growth Illusion exposes the real nature of undirected economic growth, and refutes Adam Smith's belief in the 'invisible hand' ensuring that self-interest would serve the common good.
       Rather than strive for constant expansion to stave off collapse, nations must learn to build stable economies.
       Richard Douthwaite was born in Yorkshire in 1942 and studied at Leeds and Essex universities. A former professional economist, he was adviser to the governments of Jamaica and Montserrat. In 1974 he moved to Westport, Co. Mayo, and now works as a writer and journalist, specializing in business and the environment.
       DETAILS: Resurgence Books by Green Books, Bideford (UK), ISBN 0 870098 41 2; 368 pp, hard covers, 15.5 x 23.5 cm (6 x 9 1/4 in), contents, index, graphs and illustrations, bibliography, endnotes. [1992]

       Burke's Shambles; Parliamentary Contempt in the Wild West, 1987, Anthony McADAM and Patrick O'BRIEN.
       the great Midland abattoir affair [to make an extra brickworks] is more than just another tale of skulduggery from the "Wild West" an "international story."  ISBN 0 0587698 0 X
       [TRANSFERRED TO: Australian Books. [1987]
       The Burke Ambush; Corporatism and Society in Western Australia, 1986, Patrick O'BRIEN (ed.).
       while surrounding himself with advisers and other retainers who are hostile to the democratic capitalist tradition, the Premier has used the powers and purse of the State to assist the businesses of those Perth-based millionaires who bankrolled the coffers of the ALP's John Curtin Foundation, thus providing the bulk of the funds being used by the ALP to campaign against free enterprise.
       It was in only the last six weeks of the life of the State Parliament that the Liberal Party came out of its state of torpor by asking a series of detailed questions concerning the expenditures of taxpayers' funds on WADC, EXIM and the Seaman Land Rights Inquiry.  Burswood Casino the M.R.P.A. funding of the arts. []  ISBN 0 949901 04 0
       [TRANSFERRED TO: Australian Books. [1986]
       The Executive State; WA Inc. & The Constitution, 1991, Patrick O'BRIEN and Martyn WEBB (editors). The Executive State, Patrick O'BRIEN and Martyn WEBB.
       This book describes how the extraordinary powers in the Westminster system under the Western Australian Constitution have been misused, costing present and future generations $1,000,000,000, and eroding their democratic rights.
       The book proposes radical constitutional reforms. (back cover)
       report into the sale of the Midland Abattoir was tabled three minutes before the assembly was dissolved in late 1986. []
       the government's involvement Bond Corporation Petrochemical Industries Company Ltd (PICL) joint venture.
       Rothwells rescue operation over $300 million of taxpayers' funds government's secret guarantee for the project to the tune of approximately $1.2 billion. (p 108) [] #######################################
       AUTHORS: Hal Colebatch, Ann Duffield, Anthony Ley, Leslie R. Marchant, Patrick Mugliston, Patrick O'Brien (a Fulbright Scholar), and Martyn Webb (retired professor of geography).
       ISBN 0 646 04875 9, Dewey 354.941009.  A FULLER SUMMARY is in Australian Books. [1991]

       Reluctant Indonesians: Australia, Indonesia, and the future of West Papua, 2006, Clinton Fernandes, Published by Scribe, RRP $AUST. 22.00
       WHEN 43 West Papuans claimed asylum in Australia in February 2006, it marked the beginning of yet another crisis in the fragile relationship with our closest neighbour.
       Anxious to allay Indonesia's suspicions of Australian motives in the wake of East Timorese independence, the Howard Government proposed reforms to policies on asylum-seekers to preclude the arrival of more boats, and loudly proclaimed its support for Indonesian territorial integrity and sovereignty - despite the fact that a great many Australians support the right of West Papuans to determine their own future.
       Clinton Fernandes traces the history of West Papua from the colonial era to its incorporation and full-scale transformation under Indonesian rule, and offers a penetrating analysis of the problems posed by the rise of the West Papuan independence movement for Australia's relations with Indonesia.
       Reluctant Indonesians issues a timely, provocative, and profound challenge to the orthodox views of the foreign policy establishment and its various supporters in the media. It is essential reading for those interested in West Papua, Australia's relationship with Indonesia, and Australian foreign policy in general.
       Clinton Fernandes is senior lecturer in strategic studies at University College, the University of New South Wales. He specialises in international relations and strategy with a focus on the 'national interest' in Australia's external relations. He is the author of Reluctant Saviour: Australia, Indonesia and the independence of East Timor (Scribe, 2004). -- Dated: 03 October 2006, by e-mail of Oct 31, 06 [2006]
       The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East , 2005, by Robert Fisk. Part of review By Masood Haider, 2005/11/18/ int11.htm , November 18, 2005. NEW YORK: Distinguished British journalist Robert Fisk, an outspoken critic of the US-British war in Iraq, launched his latest book The Great War for Civilization in New York the other day. Mr Fisk has met Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on three occasions, the attacks of Sept 11 might have been to turn the innocent against the innocent and not just Muslims against the West. He also spoke about a revealing radio interview immediately following the Sept 11 attacks when he encountered American lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who, when Mr Fisk said that we must ask the question Why?, retorted angrily To ask the question why means that you are sympathetic to terrorists hence you are anti-American and being anti-American you are anti-Semitic.
       See also: Press Gazette Ltd., www.pressgazette. mouse_journalism_is , October 13, 2005 [2005]
       Dictators of the Labor Party of Australia; The autobiographic memoir of Frank Rooney 1914-2005, 2005, by Frank Rooney. AUSTRALIA: Launched by Peter Westmore, National President of the National Civic Council, and Editor of News Weekly, in the Adam Room, Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney at a luncheon on 20 December, 2005. http://­www.­­autobio­graphic­al_memo­ir_of_f­rank.htm . Orders to The Treasurer, HS Chapman Society, PO Box 159, Rose Bay, NSW 2029. $20 each (including postage). [2005]
       Terror Laws: ASIO, Counter Terrorism & Threat to Democracy, ? 2005, by Jenny Hocking. AUSTRALIA: Detention without charge, indefinitely? Organisations banned without trial? Children kidnapped off the street, strip-searched, and interrogated without charge? Those things don't happen in Australia you say? Wake up Aussie or you are in for a rude awakening!
       Our once jealously guarded civil and political rights - freedom of expression, freedom of association, protection from arbitrary detention, the right to independent legal advice - have been deceitfully and cunningly tossed aside in the name of the "war on terror".
       Jenny Hocking traces the growth of Australia's internal security organizations to the powerful 'counter terrorism' networks that now reach into every corner of our lives.
       Price: $AUD 43.00 posted, from Heritage Book Services, GPO Box 1052, Melbourne, Vic, 3001, Australia; or PO Box 163, Chidlow, WA, 6556, Fax 08 9574 6042; or Veritas Publishing Co, PO Box 1334, Midland DC, WA, 6936, Fax 08 9574 6042, , etc. [? 2005]

       The collapse of globalism, and the reinvention of the world, 2005, by John Ralston Saul. The collapse of globalism, John Ralston SAUL GLOBALIZATION, LIKE MANY GREAT GEOPOLITICAL IDEOLOGIES BEFORE IT, IS NOW OFFICIALLY DEAD.
    CANADA: Despite the near-religious conviction with which it was originally conceived, a growing vagueness now surrounds its original promise that nation-states were heading toward irrelevance, to be replaced by the power of global markets; that economics, not politics or arms, would determine the course of human events; that growth in international trade would foster prosperous markets that would, in turn, abolish poverty and change dictatorships into democracies.
       Yet, contends Saul, little has transpired as predicted. The collapse of Globalism has left us struggling with a paradox -- a chaotic vacuum. The United States appears determined to ignore its international critics. Europe is faced with problems of immigration, racism, terrorism and renewed internal nationalism. Many of these issues call for uniquely European solutions born out of local experiences and needs. Elsewhere, the world looks for answers to African debt, the AIDS epidemic, the return of fundamentalism and terrorism, all of which perversely refuse to disappear despite the theoretical rise in global prosperity.
       Saul also objectively analyses the successes of Globalism, such as the astonishing growth in world trade and the unexpected rise of India and China, which seem slated to become twenty-first-century superpowers.
       Insightful and prophetic, The Collapse of Globalism is destined to take its place as one of the seminal books of our time. (from the front dust jacket)
       Publisher: Viking, a division of Penguin Books, Camberwell (Victoria, Australia), , 2005. 310pp, 13.5 x 20.5cm (5 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches), hard covers, endnotes, index. $AUD 32.95 at Perth Airport bookshop Nov 24, 2005. ISBN 0 - 670 - 04267 - 6.
       [COMMENT: "GLOBALIZATION IS NOW OFFICIALLY DEAD."   This claim seems to be somewhat premature!  The global meltdown of banks, which have indulged in wild over-lending for years, is just a symptom of the failure of globalization. -- John C. Massam, October 9, 2008. COMMENT ENDS.] [2005]

       The Stolen Election according to Frank Hardy, 2005, by Amy McGrath. The Stolen Election, Amy McGRATH AUSTRALIA: The electoral fraud at the Australian federal elections in 1987 was boasted about afterwards by a Labor Party stalwart. It even led veteran left-winger Frank Hardy to say there had been fraud, and afterwards to write a fable about it. So author Dr Amy McGrath's full title for her latest book is The Stolen Election, Australia 1987, according to Frank Hardy. The late Mr Hardy had previously won national fame through a court case against him for his book exposing business frauds in political circles, Power without glory. But Dr McGrath also tells of the 1993 computer hacking of the Electoral Commission's computer, affecting the enrolments of 11.5 million Australians. The book explains how the mass media, the electoral officials, and even the political parties that have been denied office by the frauds seem unable to get their mind around how fraud prevents democracy from working. Dr McGrath and the H.S.Chapman Society must be doing something right – she has been attacked by Gerard Henderson of the Sydney Institute. Union electoral fraud in Queensland led to an inquiry, which the Premier of the day suddenly shut down by withdrawing all funds and even put decorators into the premises! According to a 1996 report a postman named Mr Cook was dismissed after objecting to the denial of 1000 ballots to workers.
       The Stolen Election, according to Frank Hardy, 2005, Amy McGrath, Towerhouse Publications for H.S.Chapman Society, 232pp, no index, 16.5cm x 24.2cm (6 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches), soft covers, $28 posted, ISBN 0 95871045-7. H.S.Chapman Society, PO Box 39, Brighton-le-Sands, NSW, 2216. It used to be: The H. S. Chapman Society, G.P.O. Box 2391, Sydney, N.S.W., 2001, Australia, http://­www.­
       [COMMENT: In the 1989 Western Australian election, the evidence was gathered by volunteers, but the Liberal Party declined to speedily prosecute or to tell the news media the most important facts. To read more, click Electoral Fraud in Western Australia, 1989] [2005]

       You Enjoy a Share of the earth's resources, 2005, by Tanya Marwood and Reworking Tomorrow members (eds). You Enjoy a Share of the earth's resources, book
       AUSTRALIA: Reworking Tomorrow in WA was formed in response to the Robert Theobald lectures and Conversations, which were organised by the University of Western Australia Extension Service in 1997 and early 1998. Robert Theobald was a futurist visiting from the USA where he worked as an academic for a number of years, after leaving his native England. Originally an economist, Robert produced a seminal work titled "Reworking Success" which revealed alternatives to the doctrine of economic rationalism.
       The Reworking Tomorrow group invited Katrina Bercov and Tanya Marwood to organise this project. The articles are:
       Locally-grown organic food, by Ross Mars. Waste re-use, by Ross Mars. New Ways of Housing – climate adjustment without using energy, by Richard Hammond. Child-centred Education, by Jarrod Burns and Victor Guest. Money and Banking - local initiatives in credit and savings, by John Croft. Decision-making in Local Communities, by John Croft. Work today, and the future in Western Australia, by Mary Jenkins. Leisure. The Bibbulmun Track, by Steve Sertis. WWoof Your Way Around the World, by Lionel Pollard. Willing Workers on Organic Farms. (Internet: ) Real Alternatives to Cars, by David Wake. Preface by Trevor Muller. Introduction by Rodney Vlais.
       To get involved with Reworking Tomorrow Conversation Groups, telephone Phil Johnson 08 9306 1859
       Self-published by Reworking Tomorrow WA, Perth, Western Australia. 96pp, 15 x 21 cm (5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches), soft covers, illustrations, no footnotes, no index, ISBN 0 646 49976 9, $AUD 10.00 plus GST, packing and postage (March 2005). Orders to Mr Trevor Muller, Perth, Tel. 08 9309 4581.

       * See book review by Deryn Thorpe in The West Australian Habitat (magazine), p 14, Friday, June 17, 2005.
       One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story, 2005, by Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, with Steven Strasser. UNITED STATES: In her new book Karpinski makes a strong argument that she was made a scapegoat by George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, her immediate bosses and military intelligence commanders. Karpinski never steps up and takes responsibility, in any way, for what happened at Abu Ghraib. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski HAD arrived in Iraq in June 2003 with the understanding that she would be in charge of the 800th Military Police Brigade as it transitioned from guarding EPWs (enemy prisoners of war), to helping Iraqis retake control of their own prison population. But although Karpinski was in charge of the military police at the prison, she had no control over interrogations being handled by military intelligence, the CIA or even private contractors. In April 2004 we first saw the shocking photos. – Salon (subscriber site), "Salon interviews Karpinski," books/int/ 2005/11/10/ karpinski/ index.html , Nov. 10, 2005 [2005]
       Beyond the Age of Innocence: Rebuilding Trust between America and the World, ? 2005, by Kishore Mahbubani. WASHINGTON: United States policy has unwittingly made terror leader Osama bin Laden nearly the most popular figure in the Middle East, says an Asian scholar whose new book has triggered debate on why Muslims hate America. Kishore Mahbubani, once Singapore's chief United Nations diplomat, warned Islamic anger would get stronger if the US did not improve its image among Muslims quickly. In his book the Singaporean university dean described positive US contributions to global society and how the superpower abruptly walked away from the world when the Cold War ended. – The West Australian , "When Americans leave, the real talk begins," Agence France-Presse, p 23, Tuesday, March 8, 2005 [? 2005]
       Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, ? 2005, by Noam Chomsky. – Information Clearing House, "It's Imperialism, Stupid," www.information clearinghouse. info/article9387. htm , By Noam Chomsky, July 5, 2005 [? 2005]
       The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas, ? 2005, is certainly the kind of book whose introduction and conclusion alone raise enough questions and spur enough dialogue for an entire semester course. But hopefully students and teachers won't stop there. What each chapter offers is extensive information, insight, and analysis into some of the issues regarding U.S. influence throughout the Americas from the time just before WWII through the lens of the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC military training camp, Fort Benning. – School of the Americas Watch, "Less than one month until thousands gather to close the SOA: November 18-20, 2005!" SOA Watch Update, October 20, 2005 [? 2005]
       Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, 2005, by John Perkins. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man; John PERKINS UNITED STATES: According to notes on's website: "John Perkins started and stopped writing Confessions of an Economic Hit Man four times over 20 years. He says he was threatened and bribed in an effort to kill the project, but after 9/11 he finally decided to go through with this exposé of his former professional life." - <http://­­exec/ob­idos/ t­g/sim-e­xplorer/­explore-items/-/157675­3018/0/­101/1/n­one/pur­chase/r­ef%3Dpd­%5Fsxp%­5Fr0/0­02-5375450- 6159232>. List price $US 24.95, reduced to $US 15.72 (sighted June 25, 2005).
       The New Times Survey, Australia, states: The inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire. "Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex and murder."
       John Perkins should know - he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the US - from Indonesia to Panama - to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative profits were contracted to the US corporations.
       Saddled with huge debts these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank and other US dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks.
       Price: $AUD 52.95 posted (June 2005 issue, p 8). Heritage Book Services, GPO Box 1052, Melbourne, Vic, 3001, Australia. [? 2005]

       • "Help Save Telstra: What has to be done", 2005, Heritage Book Services, Melbourne (Vic) Australia.
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       Leisure, the basis of culture, by Joseph Piper
       Unequal freedoms: The global market as an ethical system, by John McMurtry.
       Inside the Wire, due 2005, by Erik Saar, tells the story of torture by U.S. forces of supposed terrorists. It is due out some time in 2005. A former US army sergeant, Saar, 29, worked as a translator at Guantanamo camp in Cuba from December 2002 to June 2003. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Female interrogators tried to break Muslim detainees at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay by sexual touching, wearing miniskirts and thong underwear and, in one case, smearing a Saudi man's face with fake menstrual blood, an insider has stated. – The Weekend Australian, "Female interrogators 'taunted terror suspects'," AP, page 11, January 29-30, 2005.
       AND see Globe and Mail (Canada), "Ex-officer describes lewd tactics at Guantanamo," www.theglobe servlet/story/ RTGAM.20050128. wxsexx0128/BN Story/Internat ional , By PAISLEY DODDS, AP, Friday, January 28, 2005 [due 2005]
       Hoodwinked, 2004, by John Prados. "Americans do not like to think of themselves as aggressors, but raw aggression is what took place in Iraq," national security and intelligence analyst John Prados concluded after his careful, extensive review of the documentary record in his 2004 book Hoodwinked
       Prados describes the Bush "scheme to convince America and the world that war with Iraq was necessary and urgent" as "a case study in government dishonesty that required patently untrue public statements and egregious manipulation of intelligence." – Information Clearing House, www.information clearinghouse. info/article9387. htm , "ICH", By Noam Chomsky, July 5, 2005 [2004]
       America's Secret War, 2004, by Dr. George Friedman. In America's Secret War, you'll discover what's really behind America's anti-terrorism strategy, and what was really behind the 9/11 attacks. Dr. Friedman draws on Stratfor's vast intelligence networks - not rumours or theories - so you have the facts on stories you've never heard about before: Al Qaeda's war plans and how they led to 9/11. The threat of a suitcase nuclear bomb in New York and how that changed the course of the war. The deals the U.S. made with Russia and Iran to make the invasion of Afghanistan possible - and how those deals affect the United States today. How fear and suspicion of the Saudis after 9/11 tore apart the Bush-Saudi relationship, and why Riyadh's closest friends in the administration became the Saudis' worst enemies. The real reasons behind George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and how WMD became the cover for a much deeper game. How the CIA miscalculated about Saddam Hussein's and Iran's real plans, leaving the U.S. bogged down in the war. How the war in Iraq began with a ruse. The real story about why the U.S. raises and lowers its alert status and why it can't find and destroy al Qaeda. The strategic successes that are slowly leading the United States to victory, and much more. Take a look now: www.americas secretwar. com – Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) e-mail, October 5, 2004.
       [COMMENT: Yet, some of us had thought the real reason for the US and Britain's attack (with Australia tagging along) was that Russia and France were signing oil contracts with the dictator Saddam Hussein! COMMENT ENDS.] [2004]
       Plan of Attack by journalist Bob Woodward, 2004 (19 April 2004 release date), Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, ISBN: 074325547X, $25.80 AUD upwards, plus postage and packing. Visit to compare prices of various Internet booksellers. Do not confuse with a Dale Brown novel of the same name.
       Newsitem: "US President George W. Bush secretly ordered a war plan be drawn up against Iraq less than two months after US forces attacked Afghanistan and was so worried the decision would cause a furore he did not tell everyone on his national security team, according to a new book on his Iraq policy." – The Sunday Times Online, Australia, "Bush's secret war plan revealed,",7034,9305042%255E1702,00.html , From Calvin Woodward and Siobhan Mcdonough in Washington, Associated Press, Apr 17 2004
       And another book review: The West Australian "All the president's minions," by former US ambassador Raymond Seitz, Weekend Extra section, page 9, Saturday June 12, 2004. Here is Vice-President Cheney as a taciturn zealot (Powell says Cheney had a "fever"), who is single-minded on "regime change", who jumps on the WMD [weapons of mass destruction] bandwagon before there is any conclusive proof and who seems to prowl in the background like a figure out of Machiavelli's The Prince Woodward's book has revealed a war cabinet at odds with itself.  Woodward's book is hot history.  The President blessed the project and encouraged everyone in the administration to co-operate. (Simon Schuster, $49.95) [2004]
       Gulag: A history of the Soviet camps, 2004 (orig. 2003), by Anne Applebaum, winner of a 2004 Pulitzer Prize. "She has constructed from novels, records and scraps of paper a heaving, breathing testament of experience and made the names of Solovetsky, Kolyma, Norilsk and others resound with the same dull echo of evil as Auschwitz." – Hugh Macdonald, The Herald. (Added to webpage 22 Sep 04). "About the author. Anne Applebaum studied Russian history and literature at Yale, and international relations at the London School of Economics and St Antony's College, Oxford. She has been a writer at the Economist, foreign and deputy editor at the Spectator and columnist for the Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph. She is now a columnist and member of the editorial board of the Washington Post." – from the book. She speaks Russian.
       Penguin Group, Camberwell (Victoria, Australia), Paperback 610 pp (includes Endnotes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index), $26.95 (Angus & Robertson, Aug. 2004) [2004]

       Intelligence Matters, by Sen. Bob Graham. WASHINGTON: He writes that two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers had a support network in the United States that included agents of the Saudi government. They were two Saudis in the San Diego area, Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Bassan, who gave significant financial support to two hijackers. The staff of the congressional inquiry concluded that they were working for the Saudi government. Bush and the FBI stifled further investigation of these links. He reveals that Gen. Tommy Franks told him on Feb. 19, 2002, just four months after the invasion of Afghanistan, that many important resources – including the Predator drone aircraft crucial to the search for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda leaders – were being shifted to prepare for a war against Iraq. (Added to webpage 10 Sep 04) – "Graham book: Inquiry into 9/11, Saudi ties blocked," The Miami Herald, mld/miamiherald/ 9584265.htm?1c , By Frank Davies, , Sep. 05, 2004

    • MOORE, Michael; 2003;   Dude,  where's my country?  

        Dude, where's my country? Michael MOORE
       The SAUDI Royals, the BIN LADENS and the BUSHES: The close ties between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family and the Saudi royals go back some decades.  George Bush Senior's Carlyle Group did a lot of business with the Saudis in selling weapons a chunk of the $170 billion the Saudis bought in the 1970s.  Prince Bandar is also an investor in the Carlyle Group (p 12)
       9/11 KILLERS: Fifteen out of the 19 plane hijackers in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi Arabians, but the papers just called them "terrorists."  When the US Congress released its report into September 11, then-President George W. Bush censored out 28 pages that dealt with the Saudis' role in the attack (p 17).
       Saudis get quickie visas to enter the USA without going through the normal vetting process. (p19)
       Why did President Bush allow aircraft to fly around the U.S. after September 11 to pick up 24 members of the Bin Laden family, to be flown out of the US?  All air travel in the U.S. had been banned, except it seems for the Bin Ladens (pp 19-21).  They were not questioned for information about Osama Bin Laden, who was stated by Bush to be the leader of the terrorists (p 5).
       CORPORATE AMERICA: Disney, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical, JP Morgan Chase, and Wal-Mart have been secretly taking out life insurance policies on their low- and mid-level employees and then naming themselves – the Corporations – as the beneficiary! []
       And what does Corporate America privately call this special form of life Insurance?  Dead Peasants Insurance. sometimes "Dead Janitors" insurance I read about this in The Wall Street Journal last year (April 19, 2002) the writers, Ellen Schultz and Theo Francis (Other sources are listed on p 236)
       Congress is considering a bill that will let companies put less money into your pension funds if you work in a blue-collar job because you aren't going to live that long anyway. (pp 145-8)
       George W. Bush Kenneth Lay (Chairman of Enron Before its collapse Enron donated $736,800 to Bush from 1993 on. Lay also graciously gave candidate Bush use of the Enron corporate jet so he could fly his family around the country and talk about his plan to "restore dignity to the White House." (p 149)
       The book exposes the non-existent "Weapons of Mass Destruction" of Saddam Hussein, the BLUSH tax cut for the better-off while the deficit skyrocketed, etc.
       Stay informed.  Listen to National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, read newspapers, and regularly check , , or (p 246).
       DETAILS: By Michael Moore, Penguin Books, , 2003, Melbourne.  ISBN 0 7139 9761 3; 250 pp, soft covers, 14·5 x 22·5 x 2 cm (5 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 3/4 in), contents, no index, notes and sources, acknowledgements. AUD $29.95 (later $12.99). (To webpage 15 Aug 2009.)

       Don't tell the Prime Minister, 1999, by Patrick Weller. AUSTRALIA: The Australian Prime Minister John Howard "tells us that he did not know that the story was untrue." It was the "children overboard" untruth that the PM used to help him win the November 2001 Australian federal election. The Liberal-National government posed as being firm against the people smugglers, bringing boatload after boatload of illegal immigrants/refugees to Australian shores. "But very soon truth of the incident began to emerge, revealing a tale of mixed messages, conflicting responsibilities, and pre-election promises."
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       Sexing it up by journalist Geoffrey Barker, in relation to the invasion of Iraq. Barker "takes us step by step through the maze of claims and counter-claims about what US, British and Australian intelligence agencies were telling their governments, and what those governments were telling the media." None of Iraq's feared chemical, biological or nuclear weapons were used in the conflict, and none were subsequently found.
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       The Awful Truth by Michael Moore, © 1999, Film (available in video hire shops). UNITED STATES: From the guerrilla filmmaker who brought you Roger and Me comes the most daring documentary show to hit the American Public since Moore's TV Nation.
       He is the writer and director of the movie Bowling for Columbine, and author of the book Stupid White Men. And, in 2004, his political movie Fahrenheit 9/11 won the gold palm at the Cannes Film Festival, France. It exposed the business links between the Bush and Bin Laden families, and the way that when they fell out, the Bin Ladens in the USA were given a special exit flight, but the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the US were dragged into wars.
       Critiques of The Awful Truth: "Revolutionary" (Associated Press). "Moore is an American original  . . . 'The Awful Truth' is great Television, a great Video and a great DVD." (Boxoffice Magazine)
       The films/videos/DVDs are of his weekly shows before a studio audience. There are about six episodes on each video. [1999]
       Hitler's secret bankers; how Switzerland profited from Nazi genocide, 1997, by Adam LeBOR. Hitler's Secret Bankers, Adam LeBOR
       (From back cover) An explosive new account reveals how the Swiss became Hitler's secret bankers. Switzerland, supposedly neutral in the Second World War, seemed a safe have to desperate Judaists who entrusted their wealth to its banks, believing that even if they died their families would inherit it. Millions of pounds were deposited in banks, who later refused to hand the money to the relatives of the Holocaust mass-murder victims unless they had written proof of death.
       For more than 50 years the money has provided free working capital for the banks.
       Now Adam LeBor uncovers evidence of Swiss economic collaboration with the Nazis, playing a vital role in the Nazi war effort. Even Swiss diplomats and the Swiss-based Red Cross are implicated in channelling Nazi money. The money went on to other neutral countries. Swiss banks profited from Nazi genocide.
       (From page xvii) Swiss banks supplied the foreign currency that the Third Reich needed to buy vital war materials. At the Basle-based Bank for International Settlements, Nazi and Allied nationals even worked together all through the war as their compatriots were slaughtering each other on Europe's battlefields. Spain and Portugal supplied tungsten, Turkey chrome, and Sweden steel.
       There is another book with a similar title. In his thanks in the acknowledgments, Mr LeBor lists (page xii): Hitler's Secret Bankers; The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William Shirer; Jews for Sale? by Professor Yehuda Bauer; and Hitler's Spies, by David Kahn.
       – Hitler's secret bankers; how Switzerland profited from Nazi genocide, 1997, by Adam LeBor; Simon & Schuster, Sydney and London, ISBN 0-671-01027-1. (First published 1997 in Great Britain.) 354pp, soft covers, 13 x 19.7 centimetres (5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches), index, endnotes and sources, photographs. ($12.99 Angus & Robertson, 1997.) [1997]

       Perpetual war for perpetual peace by Gore VIDAL; 130 pages. This book is about September 11, 2001, the "war on terror," and the Coalition's partial invasion of Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq.
       (Gore Vidal is reported to have died on Tuesday July 31, 2012. - "WA" p 11, Thu Aug 2, 2012.)
       "A problem from hell"; America and the age of Genocide by Samantha Power, 2003 (©2002), Flamingo / Harper Collins, London, . Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (a US award) 2003. Back cover note: "The United States has never in its history [sic ?] intervened to stop genocide and has in fact rarely even made a point of condemning it as it occurred."
       ISBN 0 00 717299 0, $27.99 at Melbourne Domestic Airport, Dec 2, 2003.
       "Disturbing Power's book will likely become the standard text on genocide prevention because it thoroughly debunks the usual excuses for past failures, while offering a persuasive framework that can help predict future outcomes and suggest policy responses. It is also engaging and well written." -- Chaim Kaufman, Foreign Affairs
       "She is particularly good at bringing alive various people who were eyewitnesses to these catastrophes as they were happening and who tried to make Americans share their outrage."

       -- Adam Hochschild, The Washington Post [These included Lemkin, Proxmire, Galbraith, Clark, Morgenthau, Senator Dole, Zygielbojm, and Karski] [2003]
       Distant Voices by John Pilger, 1994 (orig 1992), Vintage Books / Random House, London, Sydney, etc. www. random house. ISBN 0 09 938721 2. It includes a chapter praising Noam Chomsky (pp 337-45), and another for Farzad Bazoft (pp 354-57), an Iraqi journalist hanged by Saddam Hussein for investigating a huge explosion. Bazoft was smeared by the UK mass media in order to keep UK orders for arms etc. flowing to Saddam. (By courtesy of Josie Leeden and the South Perth Public Library. 08 Dec 03. [1994]
       The New Rulers of the World by John Pilger
       John Pilger, an Australian now based in London, is a frequent critic of the modern-day hypnosis of public perception. Awards include: Journalist of the Year award (UK, twice), the UN Media Peace Prize (Australia, twice), an Emmy (USA), the BAFTA/Richard Dimbleby Award (UK), The Monismanien Prize (Sweden), and he is the first journalist to receive the Sophie Prize for Human Rights (Norway) -- adapted from UWA Extension 2003-4 on 08 Dec 03
       Boundless Plains? by Mark O'Connor, 2003, Duffy & Snellgrove, Australia. On the front cover is NSW Premier Bob Carr's opinion: " the most important Australian book of recent times." It is an updating and improvement of This Tired Brown Land, 1998, which has sold out. Bob Carr (Labor) said of that book " a robust refutation of all the arguments for population growth." It will be available in late November from the publishers, and from Jill Curnow, PO Box 3070, Dural NSW 2158, Australia. $30, or $20 to members of Sustainable Population Australia. WA people please order from Dr Paddy Weaver 08 9386 1890 or . (Sources: SPA newsletter No 59, Sep 2003, p 8, and SPA WA newsletter Sep 03 p 2) [2003]
       A People Betrayed by Patrick Sookhdeo, 2002, A People Betrayed; Patrick SOOKHDEO, 2002   Land of the pure     IN its literal Persian translation Pakistan means 'Land of the Pure'. When Pakistan was created in 1947 there were high hopes for this new nation as there was a clean slate to start from. It was the first nation in modern times to be formed on the basis of religion, but it was founded with a solidly secular, western style, constitution.
    Pakistan was not a nation that seemed susceptible to the pressure of Islamic fundamentalism.
       However, as years passed it has become increasingly clear that there has been a process of creeping Islamization. This ostensibly secular state now has a mandatory death sentence for crimes 'defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed'. A state formed with the intention of protecting religious minorities from persecution has seen the persecution of its own minorities gradually increase to the point where the Christian community is under great pressure.
       This book is a thorough analysis of the Christian Community in Pakistan. It reveals a gradual shift in the Pakistani State, and is a clear warning to the West and minorities in other Muslim countries around the world of what can happen when conservative Islamic voices come to the fore.

    "While Western Political leaders rightly call for tolerance of Muslims within their own nations the plight of Christians in one of the most prominent Muslim nations goes largely unreported - this is an attempt to correct that deficiency. The basic question is 'Can there be freedom for Christians in an Islamic state?' and the result of the developments in Pakistan recorded here suggest a rather negative answer to that question."

       PATRICK SOOKHDEO is Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, a Christian research institute specialising in the status of Christian minorities in the Muslim world. Dr Sookhdeo is a well-known lecturer and author who holds a Ph.D. from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies and a D.D. from Western Seminary, Oregon, USA. His previous books include A Christian's Pocket Guide to Islam, ISBN 1 85792 699 4

       Christian Focus Publications, Fearn (Ross-shire, Scotland) and Isaac Publishing, Pewsey (Wiltshire, England), 2002, 460 pp, 14 x 22 cm (5 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches), hard covers, glossary, bibliography 50pp, index. ISBN 1 85792 785 0. (Displayed 13 March 2005)
       (This book is displayed elsewhere on this Website at Submit / Reading.htm ) [2002]

       Gone Whaling -- Stumbling towards Sustainability, R. Graham Chittleborough, ? 2003, 114 pp. His latest book recounts experiences as a marine scientist working for the CSIRO from the early 1950s and researching whaling on both the west and east coasts of Australia. The Federal Government set quotas that were related to the capacity of the whaling stations, instead of to the whale stock. When numbers fell, quotas were reduced in an arbitrary fashion. The Russian whalers under-stated their reports to the International Whaling Commission. (The original reports were found after the Cold War ended.) (Source: SPA newsletter No 59, Sep 2003, p 11) [? 2003]
       Deep Futures, Doug Cocks, of CSIRO, ? 2003, launched August 12 2003 in Canberra. See speech by Ian Lowe in Sustainable Population Australia newsletter No 59, Sep 2003, p 5.
       Straw Dogs, John Gray, 2002, Granta Books, Britain. He is a brilliant contemporary philosopher who writes in plain enjoyable English prose. He writes that "Cities are no more artificial than the hives of bees." But he also forecasts that humanity will disappear, and the Earth will recover, and forget humankind. Australian price $39.95, hardcover, 199 pp. Details from: Sustainable Population Australia newsletter No 59, Sep 2003, p 10. [? 2003]
       The Party's Over, Richard Heinberg, ? 2003. The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) in a report stated: " EIA estimates are based on non-technical considerations that support domestic supply growth to levels necessary to meet projected demand levels." In other words, Americans should believe there will be no lessening of petroleum, and "should continue buying and consuming with no care for the future." In 2002, George Bush [an oil baron] said: "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." Book review by Peter North in Sustainable Population Australia newsletter No 59, Sep 2003, pp 9-10. [? 2003]
       Gangs of America by Ted Nace, 2003, can be obtained off the internet at , with a few chapters in ordinary format (HTML) for sampling, and the rest in Acrobat PDF format. At an early age Ted Nace became interested in corporations riding roughshod over local communities. After writing for computer magazines, he started a publishing business. After eleven years as publisher, Nace sold Peachpit Press to British conglomerate Pearson Plc, and he returned to freelance writing. In seeking to understand the institutional structure of power in America, he investigated the historical roots of the corporation, as well as reflecting on his own experiences as a community organizer and a publishing entrepreneur. According to Nace, the optimistic view after the Great Depression was dashed in the final decades of the twentieth century, as Big Business mounted a remarkable comeback. The corporate political resurgence began with a 1971 memorandum written by Lewis Powell, Jr., shortly before Powell was appointed to the Supreme Court by Richard Nixon. In the memorandum, Powell urged corporate America to apply its full organizational and strategic resources to politics, a course of action that proved highly successful.
       Gangs of America is the result of that research and reflection. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Cloth, 296 pages, $US 24.95, ISBN: 1-57675-260-7, Available: August 2003 free off the internet, Official publication date: September 1, 2003. [2003]
       The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, The Truth About Globalisation, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters, by Greg Palast, 2002, Pluto Press, Britain. BRITAIN: Newsitem discussing this and other books exposing how the Iraq war was engineered, climbing the U.S. bestseller charts, April 20 2003, follows:--
       Beneath the uniformity of a US media high on victory in Iraq, a wave of books of a heretical flavour is flooding the bestseller lists.
       At number five in the New York Times bestsellers and climbing Amazon's chart is The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, a collection of essays by journalist Greg Palast, one of a triad known as the 'Angry White Men' - a play on the title at number six in the chart, Stupid White Men by film director Michael Moore, with 500,000 sales.
       The third in the 'axis of anti' is Noam Chomsky, whose controversial 9/11 -- in which he calls America 'a leading terrorist state' -- has 205,000 copies in print.
       The books are comfortably outselling titles which might seem at first to better reflect the zeitgeist*, such as Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism and similar.
       Concluding his recent book tour, Moore said: 'I look out into the auditorium or gymnasium and I see Mr and Mrs Middle America, who voted for George W Bush and believed in the American dream as defined by the Bushes and Wall Street. Then they woke up to realise it was just that, a dream.'
       On Iraq, a number of fast-selling books have joined British writer Con Coughlin's Saddam: King of Terror with less conventional attacks not on the fallen tyrant but on America's war. They include Targeting Iraq: Sanctions, Bombing and US Policy by Geoff Simons and Gore Vidal's Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Bush-Cheney Junta.
       Palast's book - published by Pluto Press in Britain last year - is the latest to appear in America. Subtitled The Truth About Globalisation, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters, Moore endorsed it with an enthusiastic 'Read this book'.
       The essays include Palast's investigation into vote-rigging during the Florida campaign that won Bush the election and into the place where Americans fear to tread: alleged close ties between the Bush and bin Laden families.
       Once Palast's book was published in America, the media took a cue from Tony Blair's aide Alastair Campbell, who issued a political health warning on the author in Britain.
       Plans by CNBC television to have him as a commentator on the Phil Donahue chat show were reversed after one performance, following an internal company memo recommending against guests who were 'sceptical of the Bush administration' when 'other networks are taking every opportunity to wave the flag'.
       But his book is selling without the name recognition or marketing behind Moore and Chomsky.
       'Michael Moore was the battering ram through the media Berlin Wall,' he said, 'and Chomsky and I are rushing through.
       'There is a whole number of Americans who have been hypnotised, propagandised, and short-changed, who know something is wrong. Apparently the moment has come for the awful truth.'
    -- The Observer, (London), "Bestseller success for anti-US war books,",6903,940140,00.html , by Ed Vulliamy, New York, Sunday April 20, 2003

    * zeitgeist, (pron. tsuyt'-guyst) the spirit of the time, general trend of thought or feeling of an era. (Random House Dictionary, 1968)

       Author Palast and Penguin Books are being sued.
       NEW YORK, December 18: Mario Cuomo today sued author Greg Palast and his publisher, Penguin, for $15 million over mention of the ex-politico in the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
       Palast, whose award-winning stories appear on BBC television and the Guardian Newspapers, is known in Britain as, "the most important investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune Magazine, UK).
       Palast's expose of Katherine Harris' wrongful purge of Black voters before the 2000 presidential election won Harper's Magazine a US National Magazine Award nomination for public service reporting.
       Palast said, "It's goofy. Katherine Harris called me, 'twisted and maniacally partisan.' Well, now here's another politico from the other side of the aisle gunning for me - all for reporting the news."
       "There are two Cuomos," explained Palast, "Mario Jekyll and Mario Hyde. In public, Cuomo is the sanctimonious defender of the Bill of Rights and the working man, but here he's a bully-boy allergic to the First Amendment."
       Northeast Public Radio host Alan Chartock has offered Cuomo a chance to debate Palast on First Amendment issues raised by his lawsuit. Palast asked Chartock, who co-hosted a radio program with Cuomo for 18 years, "to give the Governor and me a chance to set the record straight - no lawyers, just face to face and fact to fact."
       Palast looks forward to the chance to review until-now secret files of communications between the Governor, his political donors and benefactors.
       As to Cuomo's complaint, Palast said, "I stand by every word and comma. Cuomo's attempt to censor reports published in the public interest will not intimidate me. Thankfully, I have the support of my publisher."
       The dispute centers on the period when Palast was chief investigator for Suffolk County, New York, in the government's successful prosecution of a civil racketeering case against the builders of the Shoreham nuclear plant.
       Long Island electricity customers received approximately $400 million in compensation in settlement of the litigation brought after Palast's discovery of alleged frauds. Palast's bestselling book mentions then-Governor Cuomo's involvement in that 1988 trial and settlement.
       "The real issue," said Palast, "is the right of a reporter to write the facts to the best of his knowledge free of the fear of financially ruinous lawsuits and intimidation."
       Palast, [is a] recipient of the Financial Times David Thomas Prize and winner of Britain's 'story of the year' for his undercover investigation of Prime Minister Tony Blair.
       The journalist also won accolades from Cuomo. Palast received a mounted pen from Cuomo's signing of the Long Island Power Authority Act which put the owner of Shoreham out of business.
       Palast said, "Cuomo accuses me of calling him 'corrupt.' He must be reading some other book - the word does not appear in mine. He is clearly uncomfortable about press scrutiny of his conduct. He has chosen to mischaracterize and coerce rather than debate and open the records."
       For interviews, contact Media @ GregPalast . com .
       Greg Palast's broadcasts for BBC Television and his columns for Britain's Guardian papers can be seen at . THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than six months this year.
       Palast's commentaries are featured on "Weapon of Mass Instruction", the spoken word CD released last week. - Greg Palast by e-mail, Ex-pol "will not intimidate me", 18:40:09 -0500, Thu, Dec 18, 2003
       * See Palast's reports for BBC Television and the Guardian papers of Britain at . Interviews/reprints: Media @ gregpalast . com
       * "Bush family fortunes: The best democracy money can buy" This hour long documentary follows the award-winning reporter-sleuth Greg Palast on the trail of the Bush family, from Florida election finagling, to the Saudi connection, to the Bush team's spiking the FBI investigation of the bin Laden family and the secret State Department plans for post-war Iraq. PRE-ORDER at www.gregpalast. com/bff-dvd.htm . (The above two items were adapted from "One Year Later - Power Outage Traced To Dim Bulb In White House," by Greg Palast, http://www. , ZNet, updated by Greg Palast, Saturday Aug 14, 2004. [Main item Dec 18, 03] [2002]
       Stupid White Men; and other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation, Michael Moore, 2001 (reprinted 2002), Penguin, , Camberwell (Vic., Australia), soft covers, no index, notes and sources, 282 pp. AUD $22.00 incl. GST (checked Apr 6 2003, by courtesy of Phil Burrows). Stupid White Men, 2001, Michael MOORE, 21.6kb
       Dust jacket of First edition (illustrated); ©:2001, Regan Books (HarperCollins), New York; hard covers with dust jacket, 282 pp; no index, notes and sources, ISBN 0-06-039245-2, AUD $4.99 at Angus and Robertson, Warwick (Perth, WA, Australia), on July 12, 2005, label stated that the recommended retail price had been $22.95. [2002]

    The Frauding of Votes, Dr Amy McGRATH (OAM), 1996, Sydney, Tower House Publications, ISBN 0 9591879 9 5, 190pp, paperback. Discount price of next edition $25 including postage. Send cheque or money order to Hon. Treasurer, GPO Box 2391, Sydney NSW 2001. Enquiries 02 9599 7915, 9337 5600, or fax 02 9500 7016, 9337 6368. [1996]

    • McGRATH, Amy; ? 2001;   The Frauding of Votes?  

        The Frauding of Votes? Dr Amy McGrath; ? 2001
       The problem: Exposures as in Queensland's electoral scandals demand a Royal Commission, namely:
    • A Labor Party foot-soldier veteran claims that he and others helped to rort the 1987 election in the federal seat of Fisher "it's been going on for years in numerous seats there's a whole stack of people like me around". (H. Thomas, Courier Mail, 4.11.2000)
    • Marshall Cooke QC, whose inquiry into Queensland unions uncovered massive voting fraud a decade ago, said the practises he found had probably spread to state and federal elections. "Why would you stop? If you think it's all right to get power in a union, why not when the prize is bigger? I would be very suspicious about 2 or 3 of the Hawke elections and perhaps one of the Keating elections." (based on a promotional leaflet)
    And, How easy it is for those who know computers to do things that the scrutineers would not completely understand. -- New Yorker, November 7, 1988 (p 189)
       Australia is no longer the custodian of the original secret ballot, which was a limited secret ballot system, based on vote-tracing with the ballot-paper itself the defence against fraud. This system originated in Victoria in 1855-56, and was altered by the South Australian system from 1856, and superseded throughout Australia, including eventually Victoria itself.
       This occurred although all the colonial governors of the day considered the Victorian model as the best means to defeat personation and fraud; hence the United Kingdom copied it.
       Thus Australia made the wrong choice of the electoral path to follow last century. As a result we have tried to solve the insoluble all this century; namely, how to protect a secret ballot system through the electoral roll.
       That electoral road has led to increasing pervasion of centralised control throughout the electoral system, and increasing isolation from the neighbourhood sensitivities of the United Kingdom and United States of America systems. These still leave all elections to the states and municipalities. That electoral road also puts the system at greater risk in an era of computerised democracy by its very gigantism.
       Today individuals both within, and without, the system are advocating re-introducing elements of Victoria's original limited secret ballot. Such are identification on enrolment, a voter's card to present on voting, and precinct voting. Bound books of numbered ballot paper books are even being re-introduced instead of loose papers in federal and NSW elections. (based on page 189)
       DETAILS: Tower House Publications, ? 2001, Kensington (NSW, Australia).  ISBN 0 9591879 9 5; 190 pp, soft covers, 15·5 x 23 x 1·3 cm (6 1/8 x 9 x 1/2 in), contents, no index, photographs and early pictures of the struggles for the vote and women's hard-won right to vote, photostats.  Available from Tower Books Wholesalers, 19 Rodborough Rd, French's Forest, and, the H.S.Chapman Society, GPO Box 2391, Sydney, NSW, 2001, Tel 02 9599 7915.
    (To this webpage 03 Oct 09) [? 2001]

       Lucky be Damned, John Cumming. Exposes how Australians have been kept in the dark! The book tells how Australia can win back its freedom of speech and become the wealthy country it should always have been. The book led to the discovery of "The Great Australian Swindle." Send $20 (P&P) to J.Cumming, PO Box 173, Noosa Qld 4567, or pay $33.50 to Austand for video. Source: Nexus,, Oct-Nov 1999, p 87.
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       Shouldn't our grandchildren know? R. Graham Chittleborough, 1992, South Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre Press.   Shouldn't our grandchildren know? Graham CHITTLEBOROUGH This masterly autobiographical book covers pollution (even a large section of Albany's harbour had to be closed to fishing), salination and other destruction of soil, the water shortage, declining rainfall, smog, and the destruction of the ability of the earth to refresh itself. He writes: " do we really need another million people in Perth? Or, to put it more bluntly, can we afford another million?
       "The well-worn arguments of conventional economists for more people are looking rather thin as we approach the capacities of our life-support systems. Since in Australia birth rates are now barely at replacement levels, the only ways in which Perth's population can double are by immigration and the continued exodus from rural areas." (p 135)
       Graham Chittleborough was trained under Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson, and spent 25 years studying ocean creatures. He then began battling a "monolithic bureaucracy" that just didn't want to know that Australia was going seriously wrong. On the issue of mining in national parks, he was forced by an industry-led clique and others into early retirement from the W.A. Environmental Protection Authority in 1987. He refused to give up his struggle to make the world safe for future generations.
       Sir Ninian Stephen, Ambassador for the Environment, describes the book: "His focus is Australia but his reach is global " This book's royalties are being shared with the Conservation Council of Western Australia. 196pp, ISBN 1 86368 015 2, Dewey 333.79092 [1992]
       This Tired Brown Land, Mark O'Connor, Duffy & Snellgrove, 1998, distributed by Tower Books, $17 and by Mark O'Connor at 8 Banjine Street, O'Connor, Canberra A.C.T. 2602, Australia. Information from . In August 2003 a rewritten edition, tentatively entitled Boundless Plains? was announced. Keep in touch with http://www. population. . [1998]

    BURROUGH, Bryan; ©1992;   VENDETTA; American Express and the smearing of banking rival Edmond Safra  

       Few books of the past decade have offered as penetrating, as dramatic, or as memorable an account of the inner workings of American business as the number one bestseller Barbarians at the Gate. Vendetta, Bryan BURROUGH
       In his new book, Vendetta, Barbarians co-author Bryan Burrough tells the astonishing story of American Express's campaign to discredit one of its rivals, the international banker Edmond Safra.
       It began with a sordid article in an obscure French newspaper that charged Safra with links to the CIA, the Iran-Contra scandal and, most seriously, South American drug traffickers.
       To a financier renowned for his irreproachable standards, these claims were disastrous, with potential to damage irreparably both his reputation and his business.
       When several months later the theme was taken up by a virulently right-wing anti-Semitic newspaper - and when it became clear that similar articles had already appeared in South America -Safra became convinced the rumours could be the work of only one party: his one-time partner, American Express, which he believed would go to any lengths to prevent him from opening a new, competing bank in Geneva.
       Vendetta is the thrilling story of the investigation to uncover the truth behind the covert campaign to ruin Edmond Safra's reputation.
       How American Express executed its plan, and how that plan was exposed, makes for a riveting tale of corporate intrigue and business ethics, told by one of the most respected investigative journalists now at work.
       BRYAN BURROUGH, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York, is a two-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Financial Journalism, which he received most recently for the 1990 article that served as the basis for this book.
       He is also a past recipient of the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism.
       In 1990 his first book, Barbarians at the Gate, co-written with his Wall Street Journal colleague John Helyar, was a bestseller in Britain and in the U.S.
       A graduate of the University of Missouri, he lives in New Jersey with his wife, Maria Burrough, a magazine editor.
       Author photograph by Elena Seibert. (from dustcover)
       DETAILS: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1992, London, ISBN 0 00 215957 0; 494 pp, hard covers, 16 x 24 cm (6¼ x 9½ in), index, photographs and photostats, notes on sources, footnotes, UK £20.
       [COMMENT: In October 2008 the large Australian retail store David Jones had ceremonies to launch a David Jones version of the American Express credit card.  Meanwhile, consumer groups in Australia and overseas bewail the fact that credit-card debt of households is in the millions and millions. COMMENT ENDS.] [1992]

       Bankers and Bastards, 1992, Paul McLEAN and James RENTON, Hudson Publishing, (Victoria, Australia).
    Bankers and Bastards, McLEAN and RENTON, 22.9kb Bankers and Bastards, back cover, 22.8kb
    This book is all about the way banks and bankers have moved from providing a service and advice, into being profit-oriented purveyors of dubious "products" (back cover). An example was that the Commonwealth Trading Bank had emptied out the trading account with a woman by putting the money on term deposit, stopping her from making the interest payment on her capital loan from the Commonwealth Development Bank (page 3).  The CTB then took her to the Bankruptcy Court, even though she sold other assets and had paid the proceeds to the CTB.
       There were also the famous Westpac Letters, revealed in the Australian Senate.  These documents ought to have been referred to the National Crime Authority in February 1991 (p 88), but weren't.  The book covers the Foreign Currency Loan scandal.  The "Establishment" managed to squash Senator McLean's exposures, which had been made with the help of anonymous faxers from overseas. (Inserted 21 Dec 04)
    Back Cover's wording:
    Bankers and Bastards
    is all about the way banks and bankers have moved from being the respected pillars of the community, providing a trusted service and reliable advice, into being profit-oriented purveyors of dubious 'products'.  It's also about how we suffer the consequences and the government mainly looks on and watches.
       The authors became involved because people came to them for help: Renton as a lawyer, McLean as a politician.
       Paul McLean (right) has been a teacher, an army officer and a social planner.  But it was as Australian Democrat Senator for New South Wales that he became interested in bank malpractice.  His battle to get the Westpac Letters before the Senate is now history.
       James Renton (left) is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.  He has made a speciality of white-collar crime, and has advised hundreds of victims of bank malpractice.  It was his files which provided many of the cases tabled in the Senate by Paul McLean.
       Jacket design by Vane Lindesay. (back cover)
       Hudson Publishing, 9 Panmure Street, Newstead, Victoria 3462 Australia. (formerly of Hawthorn) (Hudson website currency checked Dec 22, 2010.)  Phone: (+61 3) 5476 2795. 178pp, 13.7 x 21.4 cm (5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches), soft covers, well illustrated with documents proving main points, no footnotes, epilogue, index, ISBN 0-949873-40-3, $AUD16.95 in 1992.

    BURROUGH, Bryan, and HELYAR, John; ©1990;   BARBARIANS AT THE GATE  

       From two award-winning journalists comes the story of the largest corporate takeover in United States history. Barbarians at the gate; Bryan BURROUGH and John HELYAR
       The battle for the control of RJR Nabisco (biscuits, Camel cigarettes, etc.) during October and November 1988 became a symbol of the greed and power-mongering of the 1980s.
       Management buyouts and leveraged buyouts (LBOs) are explained.  People without the necessary cash were able, if lent sufficient credit by banks added to some investors' funds, to take over huge companies, collecting huge fees, and then paring back other people's incomes to help pay for the mountainous debts.
       The rules were simple: Never pay in cash, never tell the truth, and never play by the rules.
       The reader will learn about PIKs, or pay-in-kind securities, which could be used instead of cash.  Bankers Morgan Stanley were among the firms in the negotiations.
       At one stage, in the few weeks before the U.S. Congress outlawed them, company takeovers could be partly financed by "installment notes," a document that delayed taxation for 10 or 20 years, saving in the Nabisco case as much as $4 billion in taxation.
       On the last page, the authors paint an imaginary picture of the founders of both RJF and Nabisco coming back to life, seeing the carnage the financial war had caused, and then asking themselves why had those who did this thought so much of what came out of their computers and so little about what came out of their factories.   Why were they so intent on breaking up instead of building up? (p 627)
       THE AUTHORS: Bryan Burrough, a reporter for The Wall Street Jorunal, won the John Hancock Award in 1987.
       John Helyar worked for the same paper for nine years, and later became a senior editor of Southpoint, a business magazine based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
       For their coverage of the RJF Nabisco takeover, Burrough and Helyar received the Gerald Loeb Award.
       DETAILS: Arrow Books, 1990, London, ISBN 0 09 982330 6; 654 pp, soft covers, 11 x 18 cm (4¼ x 7 in), index, footnotes, photographs, principal characters list. UK £5.99, AUD $14.95,
       [FRONT COVER IMAGE: The webpage image shows the book name in black, but in reality it is metallic gold on a raised surface, which presumably made the scanner err. ENDS.]
       [ADDED to this website around October 16, 2008, when the collapse of the funny-money financiers' dreamworld around the globe was supposedly causing governments to create even more "fiat" money to prop up banks and others.  The same leaders who made these emergency "rescue packages" for millionaires who pay themselves figures in the millions, and take retirement packages in the tens of millions, had only a few short days or weeks before told the public that their systems were sound, and there was no need for any government action.  Already, these fictitious payments are now being used as an excuse to avoid making industry etc pay pollution costs, which had already been disguised by focussing leaders' comments on "carbon trading" – as if carbon dioxide (CO2 ) was the only pollutant that might be harming the earth's ecological and climate systems. ENDS.] [1990]

    Towards a New Society, Sir Allen Fairhall, 1999, Sydney. Unemployment and poverty stem from our current taxation system, which is so flawed that abolition is the only sensible way for reform. The taxing of land is simple, fair, and produces much better outcomes. He finishes with a plea for a non-partisan inquiry to look at the issue of tax reform. Send orders with $12.70 per copy to the author at 7 Parkway Avenue, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia, or to Prosper Australia (formerly Tax Reform Australia), 1st floor, 27 Hardware La, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia, fax 03 9670 3063. [1999]

    See below: Alive and Global, Brenda C. and Scott Ludlam (eds.) 1999, Perth, Gaia Foundation. There is a sinister side to Globalisation, that is, the misuse of power by large corporations in pushing towards globalised so-called "free" markets, which may really mean monopolies, which are the very opposite of free. [1999]

       Common Courage Press, progressive thinkers including Naom Chomsky's forthcoming book (July 1999) on Kosovo and the world's Corporate Raiding Parties, at [1999]


            Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution; Antony C. SUTTON
       Originally published in 1974, Sutton's research reveals:
    There was a link between some New York international bankers and many revolutionaries, including Bolshevik Communists.  These bankers had a financial stake in, and were rooting for, the success of the Bolshevik Revolution in the Russian Empire in 1917.
    J.P.Morgan banking executives funnelled illegal Bolshevik gold into the U.S.
    How the American Red Cross was tricked into being co-opted by powerful forces on Wall Street.
    Wall Streeters intervened to free Leon Trotsky, even though Trotsky's stated aim was to engineer "the real revolution" – the Soviet coup which toppled the democrat Kerensky.
    The deals made by major corporations to capture the huge Russian market a decade and a half before the U.S. recognised the Soviet Communist regime.
    The "closet socialism" of leading businessmen who paraded publicly as champions of free enterprise.
       Former Professor Sutton dedicated the book to "those unknown Russian libertarians, also known as the Greens, who in 1919 fought both the Reds [Communists] and the Whites [dedicated to bring back the landlord system] in their attempt to gain a free and voluntary Russia.
       Evidence shows that the return to Russia of Lenin and his Bolsheviks, and the later return of the Mensheviks, was financed and organised by the German government (then involved in war with Russia) (see p 169).
       " we can identify a pattern of assistance by capitalist bankers for the Soviet Union.  Some of these were American bankers, some were tsarist bankers who were exiled and living in Europe, and some were European bankers.  Their common objective was profit, not ideology." (p 123)
       This was going on even while in "1919 French, British and American troops were fighting Soviet troops in the Archangel region." (p 123)
       But, while the bankers were lending to the Communists, they were also making loans to people like one of their primary opponents, Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak in Siberia. (p 166)
       The rationale was to have a foot in all camps.  While some bankers were aiding the Communists on the one hand and Kolchak on the other, the British government was supporting Denikin in the Ukraine and the French government went to the aid of the Poles. (p 168)
       The persistence of the Jewish conspiracy myth may well be a deliberate device to divert attention from the real issues and the real causes.  The major U.S. backers of the Communists were New York bankers who were also non-Jews (J.P.Morgan, John D.Rockefeller, and William Boyce Thompson, p 189).  (Winston S. Churchill, in a 1920 article, had claimed that atheistical Jews had a very great role in the Bolshevik revolution. p 185)
       Some of these same bankers had also supported Mussolini and Hitler.
       DETAILS: Original 1974 publisher Arlington House Publishers, New Rochelle, N.Y., United States of America.  Republished © 1981 Veritas Publishing Co Pty Ltd, Western Australia.  ISBN 09594631; Dewey shelf number 332.6'7373'047, 228 pp, soft covers, 14 x 21·5 x 1·3 cm (5½ x 8½ x ½), contents, index, 3 appendices, selected bibliography, footnotes, one 1911 cartoon.  AUD $12 from Heritage Bookshop, 145 Russell St, Melbourne, Vic., 3000, Australia; Tel. 03 9650 9749, Fax 03 9650 9749.  (To this webpage 14 Nov 2010.)
    [(orig. 1974) 1981]


       Professor Sutton penetrated the cloak of falsehood, deception, and duplicity that for more than thirty years had protected the secret of World War II; the support from United States "Big Business" and other international business and banking interests in subsidising Adolph Hitler's rise to power in Germany, which became the Nazi murder and war machine. Wall Street and the rise of Hitler; Anthony C. SUTTON
       The 2nd World War (1939-45) was extremely profitable for a smallish group of "insiders."  There were interlocking interests, and firms such as General Electric Company, Standard Oil, Vacuum Oil Co. (page 16), General Motors (Opel) (p 31), National City Bank, J.P.Morgan, T.W.Lamont, the Rockefeller interests, Chase and Manhattan Banks, Kuhn, Loeb and Company, and others American companies kept making profits from Nazi-related horrors before, during, and after the war.
       (One sidelight is that through no fault of IBM (International Business Machines), their punchcard systems were used to locate "unreliable elements" and "racially doubtful" civilians for arrest, torture, and death.  This sidelight to thorough detailed German record-keeping, misused by the Nazis, was not publicised until some years later.)
       Henry Ford and his son Edsel Ford were among American businessmen who tried to "walk both sides" of the ideological fences, in search of profit.  Henry Ford had criticised Wall Street financiers, saying that they caused wars by backing both sides, and he criticised totalitarian governments.
       Yet, Henry Ford was one of the early backers of Adolph Hitler and his fledgling Nazi Party, according to the New York Times of December 20, 1922: "A rumour is circulating that Henry Ford, the American automobile manufacturer, is financing Adolph Hitler's nationalist and anti-Semitic movement in Munich."  One of the tiers of headings reads: "Bavarian Anti-Semitic Chief Has American's Portrait and Book in His Office."
       Henry Ford on his 75th birthday was awarded (in the USA) the Nazi decoration, the Grand Cross of the German Eagle (New York Times, August 1, 1938) (pp 91 and 93).
       (In this book on page 90 and in other books it is recorded that the Ford Motor Company was among those Western firms that also built car-making factories in the Soviet Union, which like the plants in Nazi Germany, were switched over to making war tanks etc.)
       In Bavaria, at Hitler's trial after the Nazis' attempted coup, a witness said that a Ford tractor salesman had met a Nazi, and soon after money was flowing from the Ford company to the Nazis.(p 92)
       After Ford's German assets were merged with I.G.Farben, Edsel Ford became a director of American I.G.Farben.
       Trade secrets: But it was the selling of the trade secrets of how to make "anti-knock" petrol from coal (see page 73), and to make synthetic rubber (pp 74-75, that made it possible for Hitler and his "Upper Crust" supporters to defy the world by seizing other countries, enslaving thousands, and murdering millions, and to keep the war going for more than five and a half years.
       The Zyklon B gas, used to murder civilians in the concentration camps, was made by I.G.Farben, which was merged with the Ford interests in Germany (p 37).  (Remember, Ford had backed a "Jewish bankers' conspiracy" newspaper in the U.S.A. until he suddenly reversed himself when he was unable to get credit to retool for a change of model.)
       (So, "Revisionists" who try to say that Hitler's regime could not have had time to kill 6 million, ought to find out how the Nazis were buying much more poison than required to kill that many.  Was this an example of financial mismanagement and corruption, such as we find in every country and regime?  Let us refrain, in memory of those murdered, from saying it might have been "over-kill.")
       DETAILS: Bloomfield Books, (© 1976), Sudbury (England), manufactured in the United States of America.  No ISBN evident.  220 pp, soft covers, 15·2 x 23 x 1·5 cm (6 x 9 x 5/8 in), contents, preface (dated July 1976), introduction, index, 5 appendices, glossary, bibliography, endnotes (called "footnotes," pp 195-205). Available from Heritage Bookshop, 145 Russell St, Melbourne, Vic., Australia.
       OTHER BOOKS by the same author: Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 3 vols. early 1970s; National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union 1974; Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution; and Wall Street and FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt, U.S. President].
       Professor Sutton has contributed articles to Human Events, The Review of the News, Triumph, Ordinance, National Review, and many other generals.  This book states he was working on a two-part study of the Federal Reserve System and the manipulation of the U.S. economic system. [1976]

    National Suicide; Military aid to the Soviet Union, © 1973, Anthony C. SUTTON.   National Suicide; Anthony C. SUTTON
  • Revealed: the major companies most prominent in building up the Soviet truck industry.
  • The strange statement of Dr. Henry Kissinger.
  • Reproduced: Lyndon Johnson's Preface to a trade brochure for the Russians--till now, available only from Russia.
  • The No. 1 method of transferring strategic goods from the U.S. to Russia.
  • GE and RCA help electrify Russia.
  • The common denominator of all administrations from Wilson's to Nixon's.
  • Russian MIGs get a lift from Rolls-Royce.
  • One vital area where the U.S. is more secretive than the Soviets.
  • The American company that provided the Russians with the world's first commercial plane able to fly the Atlantic nonstop.
  • Why "cooperative" space ventures with the U.S. are vital to the Communists.
  • The big Red merchant marine sails on – compliments of Uncle Sam.
  • Stalin gratefully acknowledges Uncle Sam's assistance in building Communist industry.
  • The "mystical" approach of our State Department to trading with the Communists.
  • The West's largest single supplier of computers to the USSR.
  • State Department's "innocent" student exchange program. What Soviet students study in America. What Americans study in Russia.
  • Named: the probable originator of bridgebuilding.
  • Two reasons for classification of material – never mentioned by Washington officials.
  • Detailed list of 96 Soviet ships used to supply North Vietnam.
  • Unchallenged: Dean Rusk's big lie in 1961 about U.S.-Soviet trade.
  • Soviet missiles for Cuba – in State Department-approved ships.
  • The link between U.S.-Soviet trade and Vietnam casualties.
  • The unanswered question: why do policymakers continue to build up an enemy still sworn to overthrow us?
       To the above list could be added how the German firms including Krupps helped build up Soviet industry.  Other country's corporations were also keener on getting the business than in analysing morality.
       This book was written while Vietnamese, Australian, and Americans were being killed by armaments from the Soviet bloc in Vietnam and nearby areas.  The Insiders have never apologised to this day.
       DETAILS: Heritage Bookshop, , Melbourne; ©1973 by Arlington House, New Rochelle, New York. ISBN 0-870000-207-4. 284pp, soft covers, 13.5 x 21 centimetres (5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches), contents, index, appendices, ($2.95) [1973]
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       The Recovery Myth: A Positive Response, Bryan Kavanagh 1994, 20pp $7.95
    Graphs, charts and a commentary explaining the critical role of land prices and taxation in triggering the economic downturn of the 1990s.
       LAND: The elusive quest for social justice, taxation reform & a sustainable planetary environment, Philip Day, Australian Academic Press, Brisbane 1995 (120pp) $17.95 A study of an enigma: "of how vast wealth is made and disbursed within a tangled maze of institutional arrangements and practices - practices which are seemingly pre-ordained, notwithstanding their manifestly questionable consequences for the welfare of society."

    Robert Schalkenbach Foundation list at Earthrights, in U.S.A.

    Robert Schalkenbach Foundation list at Progress, in U.S.A.

    The Lost Science of Money
    Published in German in 1999 by Conzett Verlag of Zurich. The expanded English version was released in 2002, $US48 plus $22 postage and packing, from American Monetary Institute, PO Box 601, Valatie, NY 12184, U.S.A.
    (Old webpage The Lost Science of Money)

    An End to Poverty - A Beginning to Prosperity
    by Glenn Harrington: Trafford Publishing, Canada; 51 pages; Docutape Black; catalogue #96-0020; CDN$14.50 (approx. US$9.86)
    Synopsis of single tax approach to eradicate the cause of recessions and poverty, persistence of poverty alongside progress. Addresses free trade, urban sprawl, slums, crime.
    Order through nearest Geonomics office, or to the publishers' one-at-a-time system online, Trafford Publishing, 3050 Nanaimo Street, Suite 2, Victoria, B.C. V8T 4Z1, CANADA.
    World Orders, Old and New
    by Noam Chomsky ©1994: Pluto Press, London; 312pp, Paperback, ~$32.00.
    Land reform in Guatemala would be a threat to investors, according to a US State Department document (p. 122). Land proprietors were created in India during the British "permanent settlement" of affairs (p. 116). Dacca at one time was as big and as prosperous as London, until the multinationals of a couple of centuries ago ensured that its textile industry was swamped by regulations and "free" trade, thus ensuring wealth for their Manchester factories. Nowadays the Indian Government's minister of finance must report directly to the World Bank in Washington (p. 127).
    Economic rationalists and the market economy theorists are working in the interests of the masters of the global economy, and to the detriment of the rest of the world, Chomsky writes in this book.
    Chomsky, author of many books including The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many, Turning the Tide, The Culture of Terrorism, and Necessary Illusions, is Professor of Linguistics at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. He co-authored Manufacturing Consent, in which the claim was made that the consent of electors in so-called democracies is "manufactured" by very clever and unscrupulous people working for the super-rich.
    For a wide review of his writings and speeches up to recent times, including audio and video online, try: In "Free Market Fantasies" which can be heard online from that link or from, he said that all of the top 100 transnational corporations in the world had benefited from government assistance in their alleged "home" country, and 20 of them had been saved from collapse. Yet these companies were strongly advocating "free market" theory, while receiving government subsidies or being baled out. He covers the reasons for over-fishing through government subsidies while "free" trade was introduced.
    Newt Gingrich was one of the most successful politicians in obtaining government help for his electorate's industries, while preaching the "market."
    The Losses of Nations
    Edited by Fred Harrison: "Economists have produced estimates of the staggering annual shortfall in production caused by current forms of taxation. The authors connect several political crises, like recession and unemployment, to the way in which taxation distorts economic incentives by encourage land speculation at the expense of investment in industry and services."   £UK14.95 paperback, £UK30 hardback, postpaid from Othila Press Ltd, 7 Kings Rd, Teddington, Middx, TW110QB, United Kingdom;   $US15 paperback postpaid from Robert Shalkenbach Foundation, 41 East 72nd St, New York, NY, 10021, United States of America, Tel. (212) 988 1680
    Gangs, Counter-Gangs and other Political Crimes
    David Syme College for information about "Gangs" that infest Reform Groups; see book Gangs, Counter-Gangs and other Political Crimes, Don Veitch , B Comm, B Arts, Dip Ed, 2 vols = 1161 pp, 1997, Flemington (Victoria, Australia), David Syme College, $60.
    First Abolish the Customer
    202 Arguments Against Economic Rationalism

    by Bob Ellis, 1998, Ringwood (Victoria, Australia), Penguin Books. Paperback 222pp, $17.95.
    "House prices will go up to consume disposable income   Whatever savings are made on the prices of smaller goods, the price of houses and the rent of houses will always go up to consume the difference.  Prove that I lie.  For a roof is the one thing you cannot do without, and will, if you are employed, pay anything for.  Prove that I lie.  And the argument that smaller families mean cheaper housing is fallacious."
    "Real estate became the preoccupation of a whole generation, and family fortunes made and lost with its manipulations." (pp 109-110)
    "On a true level playing field, products would compete for customers on the basis of product quality; not Orwellian sales pitch.  Local soft drinks, local biscuits, local cheeses, local beers, local shoes and hats and radios would have a chance. But not in a globalised economy.  There, because of television, the big automatically prevail, and the small have to struggle to be noticed.  So economic rationalism hurts, and often mortally hurts, small business.  And therefore abolishes competition. (p 98)
    COMMENT: There are many facts, too, about the unethical practices of some huge corporations in the past and at present.  However, the book will be spoiled for some people by the claims on pages 23 to 25 that the Soviet Union had not been a threat to world peace, and by the lack of an index.
    The Evil Empire: Globalization's Darker Side
    Former Canadian Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer, interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Commission around 15 April 1999, wrote this book exposing the world centralisation he used to be party to. THE EVIL EMPIRE: Globalization's Darker Side, 1997, Canada, Chimo Media, 114 pages, $CAN 9.95 Softcover.  See:
    Free Men and Free Markets
    Professor Robert Theobald [died 27 Nov 1999] was based in New Orleans, U.S.A., wrote Free men and Free Markets, (originally 1963, Clarkson N. Potter), 1965, New York, Anchor Books - Doubleday & Co
    A webpage advertising a 3 May 1999 talk by him in Canberra, Australia, says: "Robert Theobald has been one of the leading voices arguing that only radical changes in direction can avoid massive breakdowns throughout the world. His talks on the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] and recent lecture tours have made him one of the most sought after speakers in Australia. He was recently recognised by the Encyclopedia of the Future as one the top ten living futurists. His latest book is Reworking Success, which has been on the Australian best-seller list." Read it on:
    A satellite program had been planned for late May 1999. Details from Professor Theobald's homepage are: "On January 22nd and April 8th, 1999 Resilient Communities hosted its first live-satellite programs. Please check the Resilient Communities site for details. The next broadcast will be on May 27th and will feature Robert Theobald, Rachel Bagby and Vicki Robin looking at 'Making Meaning:  A Challenge for the New Century.'  Plans are being developed now for additional programming via satellite later this year." (died 27 Nov 1999)
    Alive and Global
    Brenda C. and Scott Ludlam (eds.), 1999, Perth, Gaia Foundation, 40 A4 pages, $5.
     There is a sinister side to Globalisation, that is, the misuse of power by large corporations in pushing towards globalised so-called "free" markets. "Free markets" may only be free for the very rich and powerful, and may really mean monopolies, which are the very opposite of free. Published 18 June 1999. Preface by the then Greens WA Senator Dee Margetts (who was later an MLC in the WA Parliament around 2001), an article on the proposed anti-globalisation actions for 18 June and the caravan of Indian and other farmers going to European capitals to end at the G7 meeting at Cologne, and articles by Brian Jenkins of Stop MAI WA Coalition, Amnesty International Australia,  Chris Lee, Fabian for Western Australian forest campaigners, Scott Ludlam for Jabiluka Action Group of WA [and see the Mirrar website], Anti-Uranium Coalition of WA (AUCWA), Phil Sparrow and Veronica Johnson for Jubilee 2000 Coalition [around the weekend of publication the world's richest seven countries agreed to forgive debts of billions of dollars, on certain conditions],  Dion Giles regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Karel Eringa & Phil Sparrow for Community Aid Abroad and the Indonesia Mining Campaign, One World Centre,  Peter and Marya Stewart of Christian Centre for Social Action, Rob Lambert about the WA Trades and Labour Council (affiliated with ACTU), Kathryn Driver for LETSystems (see  ), Dora Byrne for Permaculture Association of WA, Brenda C. for City Farm of East Perth, Joanna Macy & Molly Young Brown, Leith Maddock about Nonviolence, Kerry Calcraft about the Giblett forest, Rodney Vlais about Ladakh monastery, Pallas Sarney about peaceful thinking, John Croft of Gaia Foundation [perhaps look at ].
    The High Court In Mabo - Legalist Or L'egotiste
      "It is arguable that Mabo, all factors considered, is an unjust decision which involves legal change but not law reform. It has created a platform for further unjust legislation drafted by the Commonwealth Government and enacted by Parliament. Deep divisions in the Australian community will be the ultimate consequence.
      "Bill Hassall asks: What kind of madness is it that leads the established organs and institutions of a nation which prides itself on its legal, democratic and constitutional traditions, to deliberately create a monster; a legal monster of separateness based on race, of divisions of its people based on race, of legal privilege, of uncertainty, of vast indeterminate cost, of certain injustice, of indeterminate consequence, of upheaval of long established and sound legal principles; and in doing so put at risk a groping towards a free and equal society in which an indigenous people can take their place as equals?" (Hassall 1993:11).
    Book by Professor L.J.M. Cooray, at: www.ourdecline. com/cooray/ mabo/ index.htm
       Candle of Light, Thomas L. Fielder. Those who defend freedom many times have to fight .. to retain freedom for those who remain. One of the saddest things to see has been the apathy of so many A terrorist society is being built under the pretext of "stopping terrorism" and few see the contradiction.
       Covers philosophy, government, political power, finance, debt, health, and individual freedom. Self-published, Melbourne, ? 2002, 170pp; MEA, Box 248, E. Caulfield, Vic, 3145, Australia. $22 incl. p & p.
       I flew, I fell, I survived,, Thomas L. Fielder. The story of an Australian aircrew member, later prisoner of war. $58 incl. p & p.

    (Many current journalists do not know about the terror bombings around 1900 of the Nihilists and Anarchists as well as the Communists in the Russian Empire, New York, etc.)
    HARCLERODE, Peter, Fighting Dirty: The inside story of covert operations from Ho Chi Minh to Osama Bin Laden, Cassell Military Paperbacks.
    McGEOUGH, Paul, Manhattan to Baghdad: A journalist's despatches
    SINGER, Peter, One World: The ethics of globalisation
    "SULIMA" and "HALA", Behind the Burqa: Our life in Afghanistan and how we escaped to freedom
    PILGER, John, The New Rulers of the World.
    LEWIS, Bernard, What went wrong? Western impact and Middle Eastern response
    SARDAR, Ziauddin, and DAVIES, Merry Wyn, Why do people hate America?
    CHOMSKY, Naom, Power and terror: post-9/11 talks and interviews.
    CLANCY, Greg, The People Smugglers: The people smuggling industry and the secret cost to Australia., Sunda Publications.
    DERSHOWITZ, Alan M., Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the threat, responding to the challenge
    ORBÁN, Dr J.G, Violence against Christians in the year 2001. 2002, Aid to the Church in Need (Netherlands), 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. 288pp, 15 x 21 centimetres (5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches), soft covers, illustrations, footnotes, no index, sources list (5 1/5 pages), appendices (about 45 pp), ISBN 90-806189-2-6, $AU 10 (March 2003)
    • Alternative History Books List  Australia flag; 
    Perth, Western Australia, Monday, June 26, 2006


    Perth, 26 th June 2006, 'Whatever Happened to the History of the Twentieth Century?'

    Andics, Hellmut, RULE OF TERROR

    Baker, John R., RACE
    Bearse, Ray, CONSPIRATOR (Tyler Kent)
    Belgion, Montgomery, THE WORSHIP OF QUANTITY
    Berlyn, Philippa, THE QUIET MAN (Ian Smith)
    Belloc, Hilaire, THE JEWS
    Benson, Ivor, THE ZIONIST FACTOR
    Biggs-Davison, John, HOPE DEFERRED (Africa)
    Biggs-Davison, John, THE HAND IS RED (Ireland)
    Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, LETTERS AND PAPERS FROM PRISON
    Bramwell, Anna, BLOOD AND SOIL (Nazi agriculture)
    Bulgakov, Mikhail, THE WHITE GUARD
    Burton, Sir Richard, THE JEW, THE GYPSY AND EL ISLAM

    Campbell, Graeme and Mark Uhlmann, AUSTRALIA BETRAYED
    Carr, William Guy, PAWNS IN THE GAME
    Carr, William Guy, THE RED FOG OVER AMERICA
    Chambers, Whittaker, WITNESS
    Chapman, Colin, WHOSE PROMISED LAND?
    Chesterton, A. K., THE NEW UNHAPPY LORDS
    Chesterton, Charlton, THE REAL CASE FOR RHODESIA
    * Crozier, Brian, FRANCO: A LIFE
    Courtney, Anthony, SAILOR IN A RUSSIAN FRAME

    Dallas, Ian (as Shaykh Abdalqadir al-Murabit), FOR THE COMING MAN
    Dallas, Ian, THE NEW WAGNERIAN
    Dax, Olga Davidoff, ON THE ESTATE
    De Goulevitch, Arsene, CZARISM AND REVOLUTION
    De Korostovetz, Vladimir, EUROPE IN THE MELTING POT
    De Poncins, Vicomte Leon, JUDAISM AND THE VATICAN
    De Poncins, Vicomte Leon, STATE SECRETS
    De Shishmareff, Paquita (L. Fry), WATERS FLOWING EASTWARD
    De Villiers, David, THE CASE FOR SOUTH AFRICA
    Dewar, John, FREEDOM FIGHTER

    English, Peter B., LAND RIGHTS - BIRTH RIGHTS
    English, Peter B., STORM OVER ULURU
    Evola, Julius, MEN AMONG THE RUINS

    Findley, Paul, THEY DARE TO SPEAK OUT
    Foley, Charles, COMMANDO EXTRAORDINARY (Otto Skorzeny)

    Gauss, Ernst (ed.), DISSECTING THE HOLOCAUST (Gerrnar Rudolf)
    Gibbs, Philip, EUROPEAN JOURNEY
    Griffin, G. Edward, THE FEARFUL MASTER (The UNO)
    Griffiths, Richard, FELLOW TRAVELLERS OF THE RIGHT (Thirties UK)

    Harrer, Heinrich, SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET
    Hilton, Richard, IMPERIAL OBITUARY
    Hoggan, David L., THE FORCED WAR (causes of World War Two)
    Hohne, Heinz, CANARIS
    Huddleston, Sisley, PETAIN: PATRIOT OR TRAITOR?
    Hunt, Inez and Wanetta W. Draper, LIGHTNING IN HIS HAND (Tesla)
    Hutson, H.W., MAJORITY RULE - WHY?

    Irving, David, CHURCHILL'S WAR (Vols 1 and 2)
    Irving, David, GÖRING
    Irving, David, HESS: THE MISSING YEARS 1941 -1945
    Irving, David, HITLER'S WAR
    Irving, David, UPRISING (The 1956 Hungarian Revolution)


    Koestler, Arthur, DARKNESS AT NOON
    Kravchenko, Victor, I CHOSE FREEDOM
    Kulaszka, Barbara (ed.), DID SIX MILLION REALLY DIE?

    Landau, Rom, PERSONALIA
    Lardner-Burke, Desmond, RHODESIA: THE STORY OF THE CRISIS
    Lenski, Robert, THE HOLOCAUST ON TRIAL
    Lilienthal, Alfred, THE ZIONIST CONNECTION II

    MacDonald, Kevin, THE CULTURE OF CRITIQUE, 2002
    McDonald, Geoff, RED OVER BLACK (Aboriginal land rights)
    Manifold, Bill, NEVER A DULL
    Martin, James J., THE SAGA OF HOG ISLAND
    Martin, Rose L., FABIAN FREEWAY
    Mitchell, lan, THE COST OF A REPUTATION (Nikolai Tolstoy libel case)
    Morgan, Charles, LIBERTIES OF THE MIND
    Mosley, Diana, A LIFE OF CONTRASTS
    Mosley, Sir Oswald, MY LIFE

    Nogueira, Franco, THE THIRD WORLD

    Oliver, Revilo P., THE ENEMY OF OUR ENEMIES
    Orwell, George, NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR
    Ouspensky, P. D., LETTERS FROM RUSSIA 1919

    Phillips, C. E. Lucas, THE SPANISH PIMPERNEL (Spanish Civil War)
    Pound, Ezra, IMPACT
    Powell, Enoch, FREEDOM AND REALITY
    Putnam, Carleton, RACE AND REALITY
    Putnam, Carleton, RACE AND REASON

    Quigley, Carroll, TRAGEDY AND HOPE

    Ramsay, A. H. M., THE NAMELESS WAR
    Rassinier, Paul, THE REAL EICHMANN TRIAL
    Rawicz, Slavomir, THE LONG WALK (Poland in World War Two)
    Reed, Douglas, ALL OUR TOMORROWS
    Reed, Douglas, A PROPHET AT HOME
    Reed, Douglas, FAR AND WIDE (America c. 1950 and before)
    Reed, Douglas, FROM SMOKE TO SMOTHER
    Reed, Douglas, INSANITY FAIR
    Reed, Douglas, LEST WE REGRET,
    Reed, Douglas, NEMESIS (Otto Strasser)
    Reed, Douglas, RHODESIA BETRAYED
    Reed, Douglas, THE PRISONER OF OTTAWA (Otto Strasser)
    Ross, Malcolm, SPECTRE OF POWER

    Santamaria, B, A., AGAINST THE TIDE
    Schmidt, Hans, END TIMES/END GAMES
    Sejna, Jan, WE WILL BURY YOU
    Sheftel, Yoram, SHOW TRIAL (the John Demjanjuk case)
    Sherep-Spiridovich, Count, THE SECRET WORLD GOVERNMENT
    Short, Robin, AFRICAN SUNSET
    Simpson, A. W. Brian, IN THE HIGHEST DEGREE ODIOUS (Regulation 18B)
    Simpson, William Gayley, WHICH WAY WESTERN MAN?
    Skousen, W. Cleon, THE NAKED CAPITALIST
    Skousen, W. Qeon, THE NAKED COMMUNIST
    Smith, Bradley R., BREAK HIS BONES
    Smith, Gerald K., BESIEGED PATRIOT
    * Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, 200 YEARS TOGETHER (2 vols) (not in English)
    Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, CANCER WARD
    Solzhenitsyn, Alexander and others, FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE
    Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, ONE WORD OF TRUTH (Nobel Prize Lecture)
    Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, THE FIRST CIRCLE
    Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, THE MORTAL DANGER
    * Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, THE RED WHEEL (4 vols) (2 vols not in English)
    Spengler, Oswald, THE DECLINE OF THE WEST (2 vols)
    Stang, Alan, IT'S VERY SIMPLE (Martin Luther King and Civil Rights in USA)
    Stanley, Sir Robert, KING GEORGE'S KEYS
    Stoddard Lothrop, THE RISING TIDE OF COLOUR
    Stuart, James Gibbs, THE MONEY BOMB
    Sturdza, Prince Michel, BETRAYAL BY RULERS
    Sturdza, Prince Michel, THE SUICIDE OF EUROPE (a Rumanian view)
    Sutton, Antony C, NATIONAL SUICIDE
    Sutton, Antony C., WALL STREET AND F.D.R.

    Teeling, Sir William, CORRIDORS OF FRUSTRATION
    Tolstoy, Count Nikolai, THE MINISTER AND THE MASSACRES
    Tolstoy, Count Nikolai, VICTIMS OF YALTA
    Tredgold, Sir Robert, THE RHODESIA THAT WAS MY LIFE
    Tuchman, Barbara, THE PROUD TOWER
    Tyndall, John, THE ELEVENTH HOUR

    Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Erik, LEFTISM REVISITED

    Wait, George, CHINA 'SPY'
    Webster, Nesta, BOCHE AND BOLSHEVIK
    Webster, Nesta, LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE (2 vols)
    Webster, Nesta, SPACIOUS DAYS
    Webster, Nesta, SURRENDER OF AN EMPIRE
    Webster, Nesta, WORLD REVOLUTION
    Wilson, Arnold, WALKS AND TALKS ABROAD
    Wilson, R. McNair, NAPOLEON'S LOVE STORY
    Wurmbrand, Richard, TORTURED FOR CHRIST

    Yockey, Francis Parker (as Ulrick Valange), IMPERIUM
    Yockey, Francis Parker, THE ENEMY OF EUROPE

    Note: These books were on my shelves on 18th June 2006. They give some idea of my background reading in alternative modern history during the past forty or more years. The list gives an indication of the enormous amount of research done by many persons during the 20th Century. Future students of the period who are struggling to comprehend the pattern of events may find the list helpful in their research.
       [COMMENT: Some of the above authors had tried to deny the enormity of some of the greatest 20th century crimes.  Readers would do well to remember the 2006 high price for artworks recently won in a court case by a relation of a person who had been murdered by the Nazi hate and war machine.  However, unfortunate as some authors are, most of these books ought to open new vistas for people brought up on "politically correct" misconceptions.  Just as the trendy lefties try to pretend that the tortures and slave camps of the Soviet Union, Communist China and other Marxist dictatorships need not be admitted, so some of their opponents try to whitewash crimes from the Nazi-Fascist end of the political spectrum, and at the end of the 20th century and the start of the new, just won't publicly admit that Britain and Australia could be co-operating with the United States in a system of kidnapping people and sending them away to be tortured by various dictatorships and at places like Abu Graib in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. COMMENT ENDS.] [Jun 26, 06]
    • Real Australian Books: Hesperian Press.   

    Real Australian Books: Hesperian Press

       Hesperian Press, , books§hesperianpress com Collected 2008-09, Dated March 2006
       PERTH (W. Australia) – Large number of Australiana and some specialist books are available, including:-
       A book by a member of the Wittenoom family, Bullwinkel, rock climbing stories, mining basic documentation, Australian native plants, Darwin (NT) before and during World War II, the South-West group settlements 1927-37, Ernest Giles and George Grey (explorers), orthopaedic surgeon McKellar Hall, Hancock and Withnell families, etc., etc., etc.
    [March 2006]

    • CARSON, Rachel; Sep. 27, 1962;    Silent Spring  

       Silent Spring; Rachel CARSON. Yale University website Image from Yale University webpage, "Fifty Years After Silent Spring, Assault on Science Continues," Opinion, by Frank Graham Jr., June 21, 2012
       From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
       Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin on September 27, 1962.{1} The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement.{2}
       The New Yorker started serializing Silent Spring in June 1962, and it was published in book form (with illustrations by Lois and Louis Darling) by Houghton Mifflin later that year. When the book Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic. The book was widely read – especially after its selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the New York Times best-seller list – and inspired widespread public concerns with pesticides and pollution of the environment. Silent Spring facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT {3} in 1972 in the United States.
       The book documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically.
       Silent Spring has been featured in many lists of the best nonfiction books of the twentieth century. In the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Nonfiction it was at No. 5, and it was at No.78 in the conservative National Review. {4}  Most recently, Silent Spring was named one of the 25 greatest science books of all time by the editors of Discover Magazine.{5}
       A follow-up book, Beyond Silent Spring, {6} co-authored by H.F. van Emden and David Peakall, was published in 1996. #
       – http://­­wiki/Si­lent_Sp­ring, viewed on June 26, 2012

       DETAILS: Author, Rachel Carson; Country, United States; Language, English; Subject, Environmentalism; Publisher, Houghton Mifflin; Publication date, September 27, 1962; Media type, Hardcover/paperback.
       [BRACES or "Curly Brackets" - "{" and "}" - in news and comment articles on this Website replace the "Square Brackets" - "[" and "]" - that are in the articles.  Where "[" and "]" are used on this Website, they usually enclose words added by the Webmaster.  ENDS.]
    [Sep 27, 1962]

       DEFINITION: "ISBN" means International Standard Book Number.

    Australian Options, , PO Box 431, Goodwood, SA, 5034, Australia. (By courtesy of StopMAI Coalition WA).  Seems to be in decline; last issue on Internet display is shown as Winter 2010 - jcm 10 June 2011.
    Citizens' Voice. PERTH, W. Australia: Newsletter exposing the moves by Big Business and the Great Powers through the World Trade Organisation and other international groups to transfer power from elected governments to transnational corporations in the most powerful economies.
    The Georgist News No. 10. UNITED STATES: It praises a Western Australian man, John Massam, for sending a Spanish-speaking person links for some Spanish-language economics Webpages, and then setting one up in Spanish himself.  (He used the AltaVista ™ translation programme).  After seeing No. 9, this message was sent late in 1998 to The Georgist News:
       "Wonderful news service! Our local Trust has sent # 9 to 43 people today!" – John Massam.
       The website of The Georgist News by December 2010 had become .
    National Interest Newspaper. AUSTRALIA: Published to provide readers with information vital to saving our country for our children. Issue No. 31 (received approx 11 Oct 2003) is undated. Headings included: "One scared kid: Australia's first political prisoner," "The Bill of Rights [1688] guarantees freedom of elections," "Public liability nonsense must be stopped," "Seizure of Pan Pharmaceutical stock is unconstitutional," "Massive multinational assault on alternative medicines," and "General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS); This will affect you." - National Interest Newspaper, 79 Ferry St, Maryborough, Qld, 4650, Australia. Editor: Tony Pitt (died ~ May 2006. A successor supposedly took over his work, but no further issues are known to the Webmaster.) (No. 31 was received approx 11 Oct 03).
       [LATER FOOTNOTE: The Pan Pharmaceutical newsitem, that seemed an unlikely comment story in the 2003 issue, seemed to be largely vindicated around mid-2008 with Pan winning a court case for damages. -jcm Oct 13, 2008. ENDS. ]
    New Dawn, <>, GPO Box 3126, Melbourne, Vic., 3001, Australia; New Dawn magazine, Winter 2011 Editors M.R.Pashkovsky, David Jones; <editor § newdawnmagazine com>. Bi-monthly.  Facebook: <>. Copied from Special Issue No. 16, Winter 2011, in June 2011.
    Nexus New Times, <>, PO Box 30, Mapleton, Qld, 4560, Australia; Tel. 07  5442 9280, Fax 07  5442 9381. Editor Duncan M. Roads, Co-editor Catherine Simons.; Bi-monthly.  A lot of unusual health recommendations.  Copied from Volume 18, no. 4, June-July 2011.
    Social Justice Monitor, , 17 Croker St, Aspley, Brisbane, Qld, 4034. happijon § optusnet com au
    Uncensored, <>, PO Box 44-128, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246, New Zealand; Tel + 64 9 828 2823.  Editor Jonathan Eisen, Asst. Ed. Katherine Smith. <info § uncensored co nz>. Copied from Issue No. 9, Sep-Dec 2007.
    PARTIAL CONTENTS LIST or ANCHOR LIST (After reading an article, use Browser's "Back" button to return to Anchor List)
    American Torture – from the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond. 2007
    Anthropophagitism in the Antipodes, or Cannibalism in Australia, by James COOKE.  An account of global cannibalism, with chapters on each Australian State, and articles exposing those who try to pretend that the Aborigines and the Japanese did not eat human flesh. 1997
    Bankers and Bastards, Senator Paul McLEAN and James RENTON. AUSTRALIA. 1992
    Barbarians at the gate. Bryan BURROUGH and John HELYAR. Management takeover, leveraged buyout, the £25 billion grab of RJR Nabisco. 1990
    Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak. UNITED STATES. Prof. Kenneth S. DEFFEYES discusses a future as oil production gets less and less. 2006
    • A core of despair at the centre of H.G.Wells' soul.  Extract from a new Hal COLEBATCH book. 2010 or 2011
    • The Corruption of Economics. Mason GAFFNEY and Fred HARRISON. (orig 1994) 2006
    Dude,where's my country? Michael MOORE exposes BLUSH's lies about Saddam Hussein's WMDs, and Corporate America. 2003
    • The Earth belongs to Everyone. Alanna HARTZOK. Wide-ranging exposure of what is wrong with the globalised, profits-before-people economy of present and past centuries.  A plea for prevention of pollution, small farmers, and ecological reforms from a long-term U.S. activist. 2008
    Fascist Europe Rising; The repression and resurgence of democratic nations, by Rodney ATKINSON of Britain. 2001
    • The Frauding of Votes? Is Australia's "user-friendly" system an "abuser-friendly" system?  Inquiries have shown there is fraud.  Dr Amy McGRATH.  (?) 2001
    • A Game as Old as Empire; The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption; Steven HIATT (ed.); 2007
    Guantanamo: My journey. David HICKS. Imprisoned without charge for years by the BLUSH U.S.A. Administration, with the approval of the HOWODD Australian Government. 2010
    Hijacked Inheritance; The Triumph of Dollar Darwinism? Philip DAY (died 2011), Brisbane, Australia. 2005
    • An Inconvenient Truth.  By Al GORE (former U.S. Vice President).  2006
    MALCOLM FRASER: The Political Memoirs.  AUSTRALIA: Former PM Malcolm Fraser got the Australian Federal Parliament years ago to pass a law that every level of government - federal, state, and local - ought to impose the taxes they need to provide the services they provide to the public.  However, the States would not accept the law, so it was stillborn.  2010
    Inside Job. DOCUMENTARY.  Charles FERGUSON, producer and director.  How the huge U.S. financial dealers took huge bonuses while heading towards insolvency, and convinced the Congress and President Barack Hussein Obama to pay for their losses ! 2010
    Overloading Australia: How governments and media dither and deny on population. AUSTRALIA. Good section on how land prices rise. 2008
    Privatization in the Ancient Near East and Classical World. USA. Michael HUDSON and Baruch A. LEVINE(editors). 1996
    Progress and Poverty. The classic Henry GEORGE social justice book of 1879, modernised and abridged to about half the size by Bob DRAKE (since died). © 2006, reprinted 2010.
    Real Australian Books: Hesperian Press. PERTH, W. Australia. Book publishers. March 2006
    Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, by William BLUM, formerly of the United States State Department.  An excellent demolition of the illusion that the U.S.A. was the greatest force for peace, freedom, democracy, and prosperity.  Orig. 2000; updated edition 2003.
    • The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking; How It Moves and Why.  Shepheard Walwyn Publishers Ltd. Phillip J. ANDERSON. 2009
    • The Secret Life of Real Estate; How it moves and why. Phillip J. ANDERSON, London and Melbourne. 2008
    • A short history of the 20th century. Geoffrey BLAINEY, Australia. 2007
    • The Silver Bullet; Fred HARRISON, London.   2008
    Solar Cycle 24: Why the world will continue cooling and why carbon dioxide won't make a detectable difference. AUSTRALIA: David ARCHIBALD.  2008
    That All May Live. Guidelines towards a better society.  Godfrey DUNKLEY.  The intrinsic value of land should act as the standard for the entire value system, that is, land should form the sole basis of state revenue.  1990
    Time Machine: Troopers.  A novel following on from the great H.G.Wells classic.  Hal COLEBATCH; 2010 or 2011
    • The Transparent Cabal.  The Neoconservative agenda, war in the Middle East, and the national interest of Israel. UNITED STATES, ISRAEL, IRAQ. The trouble lies within. 2008
    Unlocking the Riches of Oz: A case study of the social and economic costs of real estate bubbles (1972-2006). AUSTRALIA: Bryan KAVANAGH, Melbourne. 2007
    Vendetta; American Express and the smearing of banking rival Edmond Safra; Bryan BURROUGH. 1992.
    Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution. Antony C. SUTTON. (orig. 1974) 1981
    Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler. Antony C. SUTTON. 1976
    • The Whistleblower; Kondracki, Larysa.  Movie.  In BOSNIA, United Nations peacekeepers were active in sex-slave trafficking in 2000.  Kathryn Bolkovac told the employing company, and then the UN - and was dismissed. Sep 13, 2010
    What every American should know about who's really running the world. By Melissa ROSSI. 2005
    Who Gets What? Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia. By Prof. Frank STILWELL and Kirrily JORDAN, Sydney; 2007
    Who Owns Britain; The hidden facts behind landownership in the UK and Ireland. By Kevin CAHILL; (orig. 2001) 2002
    Who's really running the world; What every American should know about [that]. By Melissa ROSSI. 2005
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