Our lead story tonight is the deadly assault by the Israeli military on a convoy of ships bringing humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.
I have as my guest Michael Shaik, spokesperson for the advocacy group Australians For Palestine.
As we publish this podcast it has been reported that journalists Paul McGeough and Kate Geraghty have been deported from Israel to Turkey:
Sydney Morning Herald editor Peter Fray said earlier today that McGeough told him Geraghty was “recovering from the injuries she received when hit by what she believes was a stun gun as Israeli forces boarded the boat she was on”.
The Herald was still deeply concerned at the circumstances surrounding the detention of Mr McGeough and Ms Geraghty and their deportation, he said.
“Paul and Kate have agreed to be deported only because they have had legal advice that they will be able to appeal their deportation even after they have left Israel,” Fray said.
“The fact remains that they were denied free passage in Israel to carry out their reporting assignment despite the Israeli authorities knowing full well that they are accredited journalists.”
In the interview with Michael Shaik we look at the potential consequences of this act of blatant aggression in international waters, and the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Gaza.
We urge listeners to donate to the cause via the Free Gaza Movement or Australians for Palestine.
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Tonight TNRA covers three major topics in as much detail as humanly possible within the time constraints.
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Tonight I am joined by Josh Jackson and John Bursill to discuss a number of issues of the day, leading with the landmark decision by an Australian Federal Court against the Australian film and television industry which was trying to make ISPs liable for the downloading habits of their customers.
“You can breach copyright in two ways. One is by directly breaching it, which the users did; and secondly you can authorise a breach of copyright, which you can sometimes do by putting people in a position where they can breach copyright,” Mr Lambrick said.
“Now what Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) had argued was that by providing its internet service, iiNet was putting its account holders in a position whereby they could breach copyright directly themselves.
“Justice Cowdroy found it wasn’t the ISP’s system that was responsible for the breach of copyright. It was actually the BitTorrent system which was the means by which copyright was breached.”
Other topics in focus on tonight’s show include the latest develoments in the 9/11 truth movement and the quest to create a broad based anti-war / truth & justice movement to oppose the ongoing military agression and erosion of civil liberties seen across many countries.
A great show and an excellent discussion - not to be missed!
Tonight we welcome to the show David Crafti, President of the Pirate Party of Australia to discuss these and more questions.
What is the Pirate Party all about? From the pp website:
Real property is something that you can touch. In simple terms, if one person possesses it, another person cannot possess it at the same time. Intellectual property is information. If a person makes a copy of a song, the person who owns the original is not deprived of the song.
The Pirate Party is dedicated to protecting civil liberties with an emphasis on reform of copyright law, freedom of speech and protection of privacy. Other policy areas include opposition to internet censorship, support for an R18+ rating for games and providing parents with software tools to manage access to the internet.
The Australian Pirate Party has affiliations with movements around the world which are rapidly gaining in popularity.
On tonight’s show I have as my guest Dr. Frank Legge, a regular contributor to the Journal of 9/11 Studies, and co-author of the peer reviewed paper, “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe“.
In the interview Dr. Legge presents some of his own research and general insights into the many controversies surrounding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
A very important broadcast - not to be missed!
In the second half I am joined once again by Dr. Legge and Josh Jackson to discuss various issues of the day.
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