Buckminster Fuller quote from 1970, “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to ‘earn a living’”

. Absolutely totally agree with this… especially when I hear politicians or corporations talk about their being “job creators”. Just posted on FB… felt it belonged here, too. PS… so now go look up the word, “specious”…

via Buckminster Fuller quote from 1970, “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to ‘earn a living’” — Kauilapele’s Blog

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How the Australian, British, and US Governments Shamelessly Helped Kill Countless People in Indonesia in 1965

An old sad story revisited with a new light as how it was planned and organised.

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Asia-Pacific Research, July 23, 2016
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The Hague-based International People’s Tribunal has ruled that the Indonesian regime that replaced Indonesian President Sukarno committed crimes against humanity in 1965. The governments of Australia, Britain, and the United States have also been pronounced guilty as complicit partners in the massacre of 500,000 to 1000,000 people or more in Indonesia. People were murdered in Indonesia due to their principles, political ideology, ethnic backgrounds, and opposition to foreign influence. Albeit the ruling is an important historical acknowledgment, the assistance that the Australian, British, and US governments provided to the coup and played in the massacres is not a secret.

Asia-Pacific Research presents these excerpts from the Australian journalist John Pilger’s book The New Rulers of the World, which was published by Verso in 2002, in the interest of providing the historical background about the massacres that took place in Indonesia. Reading them will educate…

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The Rape of East Timor: “Sounds Like Fun”

It is a strange story. The Australian public always condemn Indonesian Government for occupying East Timor. But surprisingly it was sponsored by the Australian Government in the first place.

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By John Pilger
Watch John Pilger’s film Death of a Nation – The Timor Conspiracy

February 25, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run. 

The documents refer to East Timor, now known as Timor-Leste, and were written by diplomats in the Australian embassy in Jakarta. The date was November 1976, less than a year after the Indonesian dictator General Suharto seized the then Portuguese colony on the island of Timor.

The terror that followed has few parallels; not even Pol Pot succeeded in killing, proportionally, as many Cambodians as Suharto and his fellow generals killed in East Timor. Out of a population of almost a million, up to a third…

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