Saturday, March 21, 2015

Schapelle Corby - Katherine Viner, new Editor of Guardian UK, refused to report or investigate Australian media crime

Click on the pic to enlarge & read comments posted in this Guardian thread, in reply to Elisangela Almeida. Also reproduced below:















Why did Katherine Viner refuse to investigate or report Australian media crime when she was Guardian editor Down Under? http://womenforschapelle.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/schapelle-corby-guardian-covers-up.html

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Schapelle Corby & David Hicks: Pointing out the parallels via the social media

Click on the image to the left to enlarge and read comments posted in this Guardian thread (and also left in reply to Mark Lambley's "Top" comment).  Also reproduced here with the clickable links: Excellent news for David Hicks, I'm very pleased! And Themis will eventually expose Howard's crime against another innocent too as Christine Assange (Julian's Mother), also points out Further, more Australian Government persecution will fail in this case too (just as it did with David Hick), here's why And lastly, the ABC's Leigh Sales owes a very sincere and humble to David Hicks


Same commentary also shared at The Sydney Morning Herald & Channel 10 News and in three further Facebook threads here, here & here


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Schapelle Corby & the parasites at Who Magazine

Click on the pic to see comments posted in this Who Magazine Facebook thread Also reproduced below, with the live links:

More parasitical reporting from Who Magazine, eh? Here are the facts you refuse to report www.expendable.tv

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chris Graham claims he will prove the allegations he made against Senator Nova Peris on 3 November 2014, but has so far bottled out on explaining why he thinks the Indonesian's courts verdict on Schapelle Corby is absolute proof of her guilt (backed up with his facts)

















Here's me - a long time campaigner for social justice, as also described in this article at The Stringer. On Tuesday 10 February 2015, I rang New Matilda to speak to Chris Graham, re comments he'd made about Schapelle's "Guilt." In brief, he seems to think the Indonesian court's verdict is absolute proof of the allegations against her, so I called him (and his publication), to challenge him to expand on that strange thesis in print (given many innocent people are convicted in court, including Lindy Chamberlain).  I found his manner aggressive, bullying, personal and abusive. Bizarrely, he harangued me at great length about what I do for a living (actually, I'm an RN and work round the clock at the local hospital).  Because it had nothing to do with the simple question I was asking him I refused to answer, so he accused me of being unemployed (so I guess if I was, which I'm not, that makes my valid questions worthless? Classism and snobbery much?) Actually, I work a lot harder than him (as most nurses do), in much more difficult circumstances.

I had a strong personal feeling Chris would not have spoken to a man in the same way he spoke to me. Like most women, I've come across more than one macho, strutting bully and they all leave the same unmistakeable emotional impression.

Anyway, enough of that.  I also gave him a serve about the long delay in following up on his serious allegations about Nova Peris - at which he promised (with some glee I thought), he was following them up, and not only that, he would prove them in print without a shadow of doubt. So I guess we can look forward to another witch burning from this ham fisted male (given his grossly inappropriate questions to me about my personal circumstances), of the so-called "Left."

Monday, February 9, 2015

Schapelle Corby & an open, public challenge to New Matilda



















Lindy Chamberlain was the scapegoated woman, the officially sanctioned target.  Hey folks, come around with your rotten tomatoes and eggs, it's fine, blow off some steam, vent your fury, have a good time, throw as much shit at the murderous bitch as you want, she deserves it.  Want to speak up for her? Don't dare, we'll put you in the stocks too - and if you're unlucky we'll tie you to the stake as well and light the pyre.

Lindy was beyond the pale, outside all social protection - and the "Left" (and self proclaimed "Feminists"), ran like scalded cats from the witch.

Lindy was eventually vindicated by new evidence and a small band of courageous, non-politically aligned supporters who had the integrity and intelligence to withstand the tidal wave of derision.  If that had not happened, "Left" publications like New Matilda would still happily publish vitriol about her and call anyone who didn't support the popular belief Lindy was a throat-slitting Satanist a "Nutter." However, they're now restrained from that path because it's no longer the "Done thing" or "Politically correct," thanks to the efforts of a brave few.

What makes me say this? Because Schapelle is our new scapegoated woman (the constant object of foul, sexist abuse and smear) - and New Matilda has joined in the fun, actively inviting their readership to mock her more than once and vowing to write about her only in the most negative terms.  They also ridicule the grassroots justice campaign fighting to clear her name, even though some high profile and well respected people like Christine Assange (Julian's Mother), added her voice to the cause, as well as well as well known human rights activist and anti-racism campaigner Gerry Georgatos (in articles like this).

Even if Schapelle's guilty (which she isn't), this level of vitriol and focus is quite bizarre. She did 10 years in appalling conditions for a relatively minor "Crime," how many more pounds of flesh does the baying pack want? Smell the acrid smoke of a witch burning much? Doesn't New Matilda have some corporate criminals and/or genocidal despots to focus on, who deserve exposure?

When asked to justify their belief in Schapelle's guilt, New Matilda either refuses to reply or throws further insults and ad hominem attacks - and if anyone points out all official sources completely deny a commercial flow of marijuana FROM Australia, TO Bali (ever), they go purple with rage and scream even more abuse (via Twitter usually).  They also refuse to speak to retired senior Australian Customs officer Allan Kessing, who asserts (without reservation), Schapelle was the innocent victim of airport corruption.  They've never given any explanation for that refusal, just as they've never give an explanation for ignoring the mountain of documentation (obtained via FOI legislation), which proves Schapelle's innocence and underlines official corruption. Seems criminal airport staff like this don't exist in New Matilda's utopia.

So here's a challenge for you New Matilda, go ahead, write an article "Proving" Schapelle's "Guilt," and do it without defaming her family (because you'll get your arse successfully sued if you do), and do it without defaming a dead man just because you can. And when you write it, also watch the social media feedback on your sites like a hawk, because if any comments step over the mark into the realm of defaming the living, you'll be sued for that too.

So succinctly put, either step up to the mark or crawl back into your hole.