Category: Spin

Vote for a real opposition party, not Labor

  Surveys and anecdotal evidence suggest most Australians see climate change as an emergency requiring society-wide action, yet many are confused about which political party has a better climate policy. With this post I aim to clear up some of that confusion. This article won’t tell you exactly who to vote for, but I will …

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Australian climate voting guide

Let’s make this the climate election! Here’s my guide for how to vote for climate action on 18 May (or earlier if you’re a pre-poll voter). Depending on where you live you may have a slightly different set of parties to consider, but the main parties are the same everywhere of course. This guide covers …

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Defending Assange 7: Trump’s tyranny

This is Part 7 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations Part 5 discussed the Ecuadorian “bad houseguest” accusations Part 6 …

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Defending Assange 6: Britain’s bullshit

This is Part 6 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations Part 5 discussed the Ecuadorian “bad houseguest” accusations After Assange …

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Defending Assange 5: Ecuador’s excuses

This is Part 5 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations When Ecuador granted asylum to Julian Assange in 2012, the …

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Defending Assange 4: “Russiagate” rubbish & media malignment

This is Part 4 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media. In Part 1 I discussed the value of Wikileaks, in Part 2 I discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action, and in Part 3 I discussed the Swedish sexual assault case. Mainstream media coverage of Wikileaks has been ridiculous, constantly emphasising …

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Defending Assange 3: Sweden’s salaciousness

This is Part 3 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media. In Part 1 I discussed the value of Wikileaks, and in Part 2 I discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action against Assange. On 20 August 2010, two Swedish women filed a police report accusing Assange of nonconsensual condom removal. I …

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Defending Assange 2: Obama’s obfuscation

This is Part 2 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media. In Part 1, I discussed the value of Wikileaks. A document released by Wikileaks shows that as far as back as 2008, under the Bush administration, the US Defense Intelligence Agency already had Wikileaks on its “manhunting target list”. They planned …

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Defending Assange: The value of Wikileaks

For seven years, Julian Assange’s enemies have strenuously denied that he would face extradition to the US if he left the Ecuadorian Embassy. They told us that was merely a “conspiracy theory”. But last week, the moment the British police dragged him out of the embassy, the US unsealed its secret charges and the mainstream …

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Surprise energy announcement!

Precarious Climate can exclusively reveal surprising announcements made last week in a speech by Angus Taylor, Australia’s new Minister for Getting Electricity Prices Down. The media reported on only the first half of his speech, leaving out the unexpected turn he took toward the end. “My first and only priority is to reduce power prices,” …

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