Readers of progressive Alternative Media such as Countercurrents are regularly made aware of major realities that are either totally or largely ignored by One Percenter-, UK- and US-dominated Anglosphere Mainstream media. This mendacious perversion represents a major threat to the citizens of the prosperous Anglosphere countries and to Humanity as a whole. Set out here are scores of huge realities that are resolutely ignored by mendacious, neoliberal, US lackey Mainstream Australia.
I am a half-century career scientist, and have published over 100 scientific papers, 5 books, chapters in about 20 further books, and about 1,000 carefully researched articles at the science-society interface in progressive media overseas. I taught science students at a big Australian university over 4 decades. I am an anti-racist Jewish Australian humanitarian with a sole allegiance to Australia, but in the last decade I have been rendered “invisible” in Australia with likely culprits being US-beholden Australian Intelligence, US- and Zionist-subverted Mainstream gatekeepers, and fanatical supporters of Apartheid Israel.
Below is a list of really important things in 40 categories that are generally largely or totally ignored by mendacious, US lackey Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes but which should be critically important for Australians to know about. The numbers quoted refer to key documenting references given at the end of the list
(1). The core problem of ignoring. Australia has so many dreadful secrets (from massive non-clerical sexual abuse of children to complicity in ongoing genocides) that there is a “look the other way” culture and an insistent demand by the Mainstream commentariat for “respectful conversation” that ignores or “softens” deeply unpleasant matters – but how can you have a “respectful conversation” with people who ignore such atrocities?
(2). Science versus spin. Rational risk management, that is crucial for societal safety, successively involves (a) accurate data, (b) scientific analysis, this involving the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses, and (c) informed systemic change to minimize risk. Unfortunately, this rational risk management protocol is typically perverted at the individual, family, local or national level, or at the level of the family of nations by (a) lying, self-deception, spin, obfuscation, intimidation and censorship, (b) anti-science spin, this involving the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position, and (c) blame and shame that is counterproductive because it blocks reportage crucial for rational risk management and in the worst cases leads to war .
(3) Lying by omission, censorship and security. Further to #2, lying by omission is far, far worse than lying by commission because the latter can at least enable public refutation and public debate. Politicians increasingly invoke “national security” to prevent public scrutiny – but this can be seen as “lying by omission” that actually stymies rational risk management that is crucial for societal safety and security .
(4). Listen to scientists. Scientists are properly sceptical but cannot “reinvent the wheel” every day, and accordingly pragmatically operate on the back of a huge body of well-attested phenomenology and have a good sense about what are the top journals, which are the top institutions, and who are the top scientists. The Coalition Government, while being brazenly and irresponsibly anti-science over climate change, has fortunately adopted the no-brainer of taking the advice of medical experts and epidemiologists during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was the core message of a detailed and documented, 10-page submission I recently made to a Senate Inquiry into Australian Government handling of the Covid-19 pandemic – however the committee declined to accept it as a Submission fit to be published on the Inquiry website (I accordingly published it elsewhere for public perusal ).
(5). Non-clerical child sexual abuse. The Australian Government set up a $500 million Royal Commission into clerical and institutional child sexual abuse in Australia; it is estimated that 40,000 abuse cases involved Catholic clergy. Various experts have estimated that about 25% of adult Australians have been subject to child sexual abuse as children, this translating to 4.4 million adult Australians having suffered such abuse. Thus this important Royal Commission may have been confined to only 1-2% of a mountain of child sexual abuse cases in Australia .
(6). Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust. Avoidable mortality (avoidable deaths, excess mortality, excess death, premature death, untimely death or deaths that should not have happened) can be computed as the difference between the actual mortality in a country and the deaths expected for a peaceful, decently governed country with the same demographics (birth rate, age distribution). On a global comparative basis annual avoidable deaths as a percentage of population is 1.0% (non-Arab Africa), 0.6% (Indigenous Australians), 0.4% (India ) and 0.0% for rich Western European nations, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, rich Gulf States, China, East Asia and Cuba. Presently 15 million people die avoidably each year in the Developing World (minus China) on Spaceship Earth with the neoliberal First World including Australia in charge of the flight deck. Poverty kills .
(7). Post-1950 US Asian Wars. US lackey Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars, atrocities involving 40 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation. The US-lackey Australian Liberal Party-National Party Coalition supported all these atrocities and the US lackey Australian Labor Party supported all except for the Vietnam War .
(8). Australia and US backed Islamist rebels in Indonesia. Brian Toohey: “The US National Archives show that at the ANZUS military representatives’ meeting in Melbourne on 23 January 1956, Australia wanted treaty members to prepare for an invasion of Indonesia. But at a meeting on 26 May that year the US military ‘s joint chiefs of staff made it clear that they opposed “overt military intervention in Indonesia”… However, the US fostered a rebellion in Sumatra and Sulawesi by giving covert support to Islamist parties…the agency [CIA| managed to arm a rebel group of 42,000 and Australia was expected to supply administrative and medical help if the rebels succeeded” (pages 132-133 ).
(9). Australian Intelligence vetted ABC and Fairfax journalists. Brian Toohey : “For many years during the this period [1960s and 1970s] the ABC and the Melbourne Age let ASIO vet journalists to weed out people who might be regarded as subversive” (page 12 ).
(10) Draconian Australian security laws. . Brian Toohey: “Today’s generation of journalists have a much tougher job. Governments have introduced new laws making it a criminal offence to receive a wide range of information. The June 2018 Espionage Act provides a glimpse of the future where it will be an offence to receive “Information of any kind, whether true or false and whether in a material form or not, and includes (a) an opinion; and (b) a report of a conversation”. George Orwell could never have dreamt that one up” [page xv).
(11). Australians have invaded 85 countries. As a UK or US lackey Australia has invaded 85 countries. and of these invasions about 30 have been genocidal. By way of comparison the British have invaded 193 countries, France 82, the US 72 (52 after WW2), Germany 39, Japan 30, Russia 25, Canada 25, Apartheid Israel 12, China 2 and Iran zero (0) for about 1300 years [7-9].
(12). Orwellian falsehood in Australia. In George Orwell’s prescient, dystopian and frightening novel “1984”, Big Brother declared that (A) war is peace, (B) slavery is freedom, (C) ignorance is strength, and (D) 2 plus 2 does not equal 4. Scientists and other humanitarian truth-tellers are alarmed as ostensible democracies as well as authoritarian states head towards this ultimate in comprehensive, state-imposed and blatant falsehood. US lackey Australia, is arguably second only to Trump America for Orwellian government lying in ostensibly democratic societies (for a detailed analysis see ).
(13). Australian complicity in WW2 Bengali Holocaust. By withholding food from its record war-time grain stocks Australia was complicit in the UK-imposed, 1942-1945 WW2 Bengali Holocaust in which 6-7 million Indians were deliberately starved to death for strategic reasons in Bengal and the adjoining provinces of Bihar, Assam and Orissa [5, 11-14].
(14). Australia’s Pine Gap targets US drone attacks. Through the joint Australian-US electronic spying base at Pine Gap (Central Australia) Australia actively supports US nuclear terrorism and targets illegal US drone strikes in 7 variously impoverished and devastated countries (Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan [15, 16].
(15). Australia supports UK and US nuclear terrorism. Use of nuclear weapons for mass murder of civilian populations is the worst and most utterly obscene of war crimes. Australia helped UK nuclear terrorism by supplying uranium, nuclear test locations and the Woomera base for testing missiles for nuclear weapons delivery. This UK-Australia program resulted in nuclear contamination of Indigenous lands of the Maralinga Tjarutja ( Pitjantjatjara Indigenous Australian people) and of other lands as revealed by Australian journalists Brian Toohey and Ian Anderson. The joint Australia-US Pine Gap electronic spying base is critical for US nuclear terrorism. Australia hosts nuclear-armed US warships and several thousand US soldiers. Australia opposed the UNGA Nuclear Weapons Ban .
(16). US subversion of Australia. In 1975 the reformist Whitlam Labor Government was removed in a US CIA-backed Coup (Pine Gap being a major issue) , shortly after Australian Intelligence was covertly involved in the 1973 US-backed overthrow of the democratically-elected Allende Government in Chile. It seems that as America’s Deputy Sherriff in the South Pacific Australia was involved in the 1987 Coup in Fiji (attributed to the US by William Blum), and in the Apartheid Israel-backed George Speight-led Fiji Coup in 2000. The US Ambassador intervened in the 2004 election over Iraq (Labor leader Mark Latham lost and has been vilified ever since). The 2010 overnight Coup that removed PM Kevin Rudd was US-approved, mining corporation-backed and pro-Zionist-led. An anti-science, neoliberal US citizen has 70% of Australian daily newspaper readership. The US passes on bulk raw intelligence (e.g. metadata) on Australians to Apartheid Israel [10, 17]..
(17). Pre-police state Australia. While only about 4 Australians have ever been killed in Australia by jihadi psychopaths (and none before 2014), Australia has enacted draconian anti-terrorism laws that severely impact on civil liberties including free speech. Thus revealing that someone has been arrested without charge or trial for long-term interrogation is punishable by 5 years in prison. Membership, support or advocacy of membership of a proscribed “terrorist” organization is punishable by up to life imprisonment in Australia. Revealing criminal activities by Australian Intelligence is punished by up to 10 years in prison. Un-named Australians are now subject to secret processes and secret trials. The US lackey Lib-Labs back the outrageous incarceration and persecution of Australian and world hero and humanitarian Julian Assange .
(18). Exclusion of non-Whites from executive positions. Australia is a multicultural country – as of 2019 about 29% of Australians were born overseas with the major source countries being England, China, India and New Zealand. Indeed despite entrenched White Australian racism and the 1901-1974 White Australia Policy, today Australia is 76% White and 24% non-White. However 95% of senior executive positions are held by Whites and only 5% by non-Whites [19, 20].
(19). 1.5 million Australians have died preventably since 9/11. 85,000 Australians die preventably each year from fiscally-impacted “lifestyle choices” or “political choices” and the annual breakdown of this carnage (including some overlaps) is as follows: (1) 26,000 deaths from adverse hospital events, (2) 17,000 obesity-related deaths, (3) 15,500 smoking-related deaths, (4) 10,000 carbon burning pollution-derived deaths, (5) 4,000 avoidable Indigenous deaths, (6) 5,600 alcohol-related deaths, (7) 2,900 suicides (circa 100 being veterans) , (8) 1,400 road deaths, (9) about 1,900 opiate or opioid drug-related deaths with many linked to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry, and (10) 300 homicides (80 being of women killed domestically) .
(20). US lackey Australia and Opiate Holocaust. The UNODC informs that in 2017 about 1,900 Australians died from drugs, with opiate drugs being major contributors and the US being a major player in the global Opiate Holocaust through restoration and protection of the world-leading Afghan opium industry that was largely abolished by the Taliban (down to 6% of world opium market share in 2001; now under US and Australian protection about 90% of world share) [13, 21].
(21). Australian Government war crimes in Afghanistan. Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention in relation to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (the Fourth Geneva Convention) unequivocally demand that an Occupier must provide its conquered Subjects with life-sustaining food and medical requisites “to the fullest extent of the means available to it”. One notes that the per capita GDP is $500 for Occupied Afghanistan, $10,000 for neighbouring China, $57,000 for Occupier Australia and $63,000 for Occupier America, and that the most fundamental human right is the right to life. While legitimately criticized for the one party state, the death penalty, censorship, urban air pollution and harsh treatment of dissidents, China has been hugely successful in radically reducing infant mortality and maternal mortality in Tibet and in China as a whole. In stark contrast, the war criminal US Alliance occupation of neighbouring Afghanistan continues to be associated with an under-1 infant mortality and maternal mortality incidence that is 7 times higher and 4-12 times higher, respectively, than that in poor Tibet – evidence of gross violation of the Geneva Convention and the UN Genocide Convention by the US Alliance. It is not Australian soldiers but the war criminal Australian Government politicians who are complicit in this appalling war crime . The Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes are complicit in this ongoing atrocity through genocide ignoring, holocaust ignoring, genocide denial and holocaust denial [18, 22].
(22). Australian, US and Apartheid Israeli Covid-19-related war crimes. Australia, the US and Apartheid Israel grossly violate the Fourth Geneva Convention(see #21) over grossly inadequate supply of ventilators to Occupied Subjects. Thus in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, life-saving ventilators per million (/M) people are 504/M (Occupier US), 173/M (Occupier Australia) and 407/M (Occupier Apartheid Israel) versus 8/M (Occupied Afghanistan), 38/M (Occupied Palestine) and 13/M (Gaza Concentration Camp). Annual per capita GDP (nominal) is a deadly $521 for Occupied Afghanistan and a deadly $3,199 for the Occupied Palestinian Territories (the West Bank and the Apartheid Israel-blockaded Gaza Concentration Camp) as compared to $62,795 for Occupier America, $57,374 for Occupier Australia and $41,715 for Occupier Apartheid Israel (World Bank, 2018). Annual avoidable deaths from deprivation are huge in impoverished Occupied Afghanistan (84,300) and Occupied Palestine(4,200) but are zero (0) for the rich and war criminal Occupiers .
(23). Lack of Australian legislation permits an ongoing Aboriginal Genocide and other such crimes forbidden by International Law. Absence of endorsing Australian legislation enables Australian Governments to commit war crimes in violation of the UN Genocide Convention and the Geneva Convention, and permits the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide. Given that the Federal Parliament won’t, could states or territories pass such endorsing and enabling legislation? [23, 24].
(24). Ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide, qualitatively the worst in human history. Indigenous Australian history goes back 65,000 years. Indigenous Australians peacefully and sustainably “farmed” Australia for 65 millennia but this ended abruptly with the British invasion in 1788. Before the British invasion there were 350-750 distinct languages and dialects of which only 150 remain today and all but 20 of these are endangered (qualitatively the worst genocide in human history). The Indigenous population dropped from about 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century of colonization through massacres, dispossession, deprivation and introduced disease. The over 2 century Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide involved about 2 million deaths from violence (0.1 million) or from imposed deprivation. The Aboriginal Ethnocide continues today in racist White Australia through record removal of Aboriginal children from their mothers (a continuing Stolen Generations disaster), parlous support for remote communities, and removal of bilingual education. Indigenous life expectancy is about 10 years less than for White Australians, and Indigenous Australians suffer much poorer conditions in relation to health , education, social circumstances and incarceration. On an international comparative scale about 100,000 Indigenous Australians have died avoidably from deprivation this century (similar in number to Australia’s war dead in foreign lands). About 5,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably from deprivation each year in an ongoing Aboriginal Genocide .
(25). Australia linked to the 2-century, UK-imposed Indian Holocaust, quantitatively the worst holocaust in human history. Australia was strategically claimed by for Britain by Captain James Cook in 1770 during the World War on France. The British exerted control over India by keeping hundreds of millions of Indians on the edge of disaster, a reality admitted by Winston Churchill in a speech to the House of Commons in 1935. British neglect and over-taxation regularly created massive man-made famines from the 1769-1770 Great Bengal Famine (10 million killed) to the Australia-complicit 1942-1945 Bengal Famine (6-7 million Indians killed) with regularly recurring famine disasters in between. The 1757-1947 Indian Holocaust was associated with 1,800 million Indian avoidable deaths from deprivation and was quantitatively the worst holocaust in human history [5, 11-14].
(26). The ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide is comparable to the ongoing Palestinian Genocide. Each year about 5,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably from deprivation out of an Indigenous population of 0.9 million. In contrast about 5,000 Indigenous Occupied Palestinians die from violence and deprivation each year out of an Occupied Palestinian population of 5 million (500 of these annual deaths are Palestinians killed violently by Zionists; White Australians stopped massacring Aborigines in the late 1920s). In both the Aboriginal Genocide and the Palestinian Genocide deaths from imposed deprivation and disease totalled about 2 million in each case, and violent deaths totalled 0.1 million in each case. The life expectancy “gap” is about 10 years for both Indigenous Australians versus non-Indigenous Australians and Occupied Palestinians versus Israelis [13, 24, 25, 26]. Occupied Palestinians have been deprived of all human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights .
(27). Israeli state terrorism impacts Australia in 50 ways. A detailed and documented summary of how Israeli state terrorism impacts Australia in 50 ways was sent to Australian Federal Police and MPs but the Silence has been Deafening. It is outrageous that Apartheid Israel and traitorous racist Zionists continue to subvert and pervert Australians and Australian institutions .
(28). Racist Zionist defamation of anti-racist Jewish Australians. Many instances can be given of false defamation by Zionists of anti-racist Jewish Australian intellectuals opposed to the ongoing Palestinian Genocide and other awful crimes of nuclear terrorist racist Zionist-run, serial war criminal, grossly human rights-violating and democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel. Defamation of anti-racist Jews is utterly repugnant anti-Jewish anti-Semitism. The racist Zionists are presently the world’s worst anti-Arab anti-Semites and anti-Jewish anti-Semites.
(29). Being pro-Apartheid Israel means being pro-Apartheid and deserving of censure and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Apartheid is utterly condemned by the world and by the UN as a crime against humanity. Pro-Apartheid Israel means being pro-Apartheid and deserving Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ( BDS) as were successfully applied against Apartheid in South Africa and its supporters. Those who fervently support Apartheid Israel are reasonably considered to be pro-Apartheid, unfit for public life in a one-person-one-vote democracy, and deserving of BDS. BDS should be applied not only to Apartheid Israel but also to all those people, politicians, parties, collectives, corporations and countries supporting Apartheid Israel [29-31].
(30). Australia was founded on genocide and slavery. The genocidal invasion of Australia by the British in 1788 involved the use of convict slave labour and thence the use of surviving Indigenous Australians as slave labour well into the late 20th century. Australians kidnapped or deceived Melanesian “Kanakas” to work as effective slave labour on Queensland sugar cane plantations. Similarly about 60,000 Indian indentured labourers were tricked or forced by acute circumstances to become indentured labour (5 year slaves) working on British or Australian sugar cane plantations in Fiji (all the grandparents of my dear late wife Zareena were such slaves, known as Girmityas from mispronunciation of Agreement) .
(31). Australia is complicit in the ongoing US-imposed post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide. As assessed in 2015 about 32 million Muslims were killed through violence (5 million) or imposed deprivation (27 million) in 20 countries invaded by the serial war criminal US Alliance since the US Government’s 9/11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000 people. US lackey Australia remains an enthusiastic partner in this genocidal and ongoing US War on Muslims [13, 33, 34].
(32). University education and indeed all education should be free for all. Pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary and life-long learning education should be free. University education can and should be free and indeed is free in 2 dozen countries. Clearly every country needs a large complement of science, technology, medical and scholarly experts and researchers for a variety of prestige, economic, cultural, health and security reasons – but why should impoverished teenagers have to pay for it? For several decades on-campus university teaching and learning has heavily involved on-line provision of teaching material and the real cost of such provision is a few percent of the asserted cost charged to Australian and overseas students – an outrageous rip-off that would be criminal in other areas of the economy and a glaring example of Polya’s Second Law of Economics (“Deceit over Cost of Production strives to a maximum”). The urgent need for free education for all is underscored by the Stupidity, Ignorance and Egregious Greed (SIEG as in Dr Strangelove and Sieg Heil!) of neoliberal Australian politicians. Free pre-school is vital for the development of children and also enables parents to work without draconian financial penalty [35-37].
(33). Abolish child-abusing Educational Apartheid. Australia like most Western countries has an Educational Apartheid system in which the poorer 2/3 of Australian children attend free state schools and are disprortionately excluded from top quality education, top universities and top university courses (e.g. medicine). However the 1/3 who attend taxpayer-subsidized religious schools are subject to intellectual child abuse through brainwashing into anti-science propositions. There should be cessation of any state funding for any private schools committing child intellectual abuse by foisting egregious falsehood on children e.g. gender discrimination, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, sexual guilt, racism, jingoism, creationism, intelligent design, other anti-science religious clap-trap (virgin birth etc) and the right to invade, devastate and ethnically cleanse other countries. Finland leads the world in child education through having high quality, secular education for all [38, 39].
(34). Huge and increasing Carbon Debt demands application of a Carbon Price. Experts from the IMF and Lord Stern to Pope Francis demand that the social and environmental cost of pollution be “fully borne” by the polluters. Experts from Cambridge and Columbia Universities estimate a damage-related Carbon Price of $200 per tonne of CO2-equivalent, whereas in horrible reality the world average Carbon Price is a miniscule $2 per tonne of CO2-equivalent. Carbon Debt is simply the damage-related cost of greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution that if not addressed now will inescapably have to be paid by future generations. However greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise inexorably, and there is no global program to draw down CO2 and other GHGs from the atmosphere. While young people are now vociferously demanding massive climate action, inescapable global Carbon Debt is $200- $250 trillion, increasing by $16 trillion each year, and increasing by $40,000 per head per year for under-30 year old Australians (all this in US dollars) [40-42].
(35). Climate Justice, Climate Revolution and Intergenerational Equity. Further to #34, the gigantic and remorselessly increasing Carbon Debt will inescapably have to be paid by young people and future generations. Whereas conventional debt can be variously eliminated by default, bankruptcy or printing money (quantitative easing), Carbon Debt is inescapable – thus, for example, unless sea walls are built cities, towns, villages and arable land will be inundated. There is need for a Climate Revolution (non-violent of course) as adumbrated by Greta Thunberg and the School Strike Movement. Climate criminals must be made to pay [43-45].
(36). Methane, the Arctic Methane Bomb and pro-gas falsehood. Methane (CH4) is 85% of natural gas, leaks, and has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) 105 times that of the same mass of carbon dioxide (CO2) on a 20 year time frame with aerosol impacts included. At a gas leakage of 2.6% (the average in the US is 3%) the global warming effect of the leaked gas is the same as that from burning the remaining 97.4% of gas. Such considerations reveal that Australia with 0.33 % of the world population has revised annual Domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are 2.5% of the world’s, and annual Domestic plus Exported GHG emissions that are 5.4% of the world’s annual GHG pollution. Claims by pro-coal politicians that “gas is clean” or “gas is cleaner than coal” are utterly false. The “Methane Bomb” in the warming Arctic represents a worsening threat to Humanity. Failure to adequately monitor gas leakage amounts to massive fraud akin to failure to apply a Carbon Price [46-53].
(37). Australia is among world leaders in 16 areas of climate criminality. Thanks to the homicidal greed of climate criminal countries such as Australia, the present plus 1.1C temperature rise is already devastating Island Nations, and a catastrophic plus 2C warming is now effectively unavoidable on present trends. Climate criminal Australia is among world leaders for the following 16 climate criminal activities or parameters: (1) annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution, (2) live methanogenic livestock exports, (3) natural gas exports, (4) recoverable shale gas reserves that can be accessed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), (5) coal exports, (6) land clearing, deforestation and ecocide, (7) speciescide or species extinction], (8) coral reef destruction , (9) whale killing and extinction threat through global warming impacting on krill stocks , (10) terminal carbon pollution budget exceedance, (11) per capita Carbon Debt], (12) ultimately GHG generating iron ore exports, (13) climate change inaction, (14) climate genocide and approach towards omnicide and terracide, (15) increasing Domestic GHG pollution despite Paris commitments to lower GHG pollution, and (16) complicity in 9 million annual air pollution deaths from burning carbon fuels, Australia’s share being 75,000 overseas and 10,000 Domestically .
(38). Climate Genocide and “Are we doomed?” Nation state commitments to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference mean a catastrophic plus 3.2C temperature rise. Thousands of scientists around the world have recently signed up to detailed analyses of how the world is remorselessly heading in the wrong direction in about 20 key areas related to climate change. In the absence of requisite climate action, 10 billion people are predicted to die prematurely this century in a worsening Climate Genocide en route to a sustainable human population in 2100 of only 0.5-1.0 billion) [54-62].
(39). Green New Deal, UBI, Wealth Tax, equity, needs-based economy, de-growth and sustainability. The presently dominant ideology of neoliberalism demands maximal freedom for the smart and advantaged to exploit the world’s natural and human resources for private profit. In stark contrast, social humanism (socialism, democratic socialism, human rights-observant communism, eco-socialism, the welfare state) seeks to maximize human happiness, opportunity and dignity through evolving and culturally-sensitive intra-national and international social contracts. Neoliberal greed and injustice has brought the world to the precipice. For everyone to have an American standard of living requires 7 planets and a European standard of living requires 3 planets. We have to share scarce, sustainably-exploitable resources. Using coral reefs as a canary-in-the-mine shows that population needs to be halved with a corresponding 50% economic de-growth. Numerous scientists say that for a safe and sustainable world for all peoples and all species we must return the atmospheric CO2 to the pre-Industrial Revolution level of about 300 parts per million (300 ppm CO2). Professor Thomas Piketty has shown that the present gross inequity (the One Percenters owning 50% of the world’s wealth) is bad for economics (the poor cannot buy the goods and services they produce) and bad for democracy (Big Money buys votes). Piketty has proposed an annual wealth tax and global financial transparency. A 4% annual wealth tax could abolish the Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust (15 million avoidable deaths from deprivation each year). Islam has required a 2.5% annual wealth tax (zakat) for 1,400 years. When the world comes out of the Covid-19 pandemic it must institute a global Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income (UBI), annual Wealth Taxes, equity, needs-based economies, population de-growth, economic de-growth, negative carbon emissions, sustainability and cessation of ecocide and speciescide.
(40). Listen to scientists and zero tolerance for liars, warmongers and climate criminals. Eminent physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has stated (2018): “We see great peril if governments and societies do not take action now to render nuclear weapons obsolete and to prevent further climate change” However the neoliberal, climate criminal, war criminal, pro-Apartheid, pro-war, pro-nuclear weapons, anti-environment and anti-science Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Government of Australia and the Labor Party Opposition (collectively known as the Lib-Labs) are united in support of Apartheid Israel, US nuclear weapons and unlimited exports of coal, iron ore, gas and methanogenically-derived meat. A climate criminal Australia will eventually be brought to account by an indignant world. Australians must heed great scientists like Stephen Hawking, reject nuclear terrorism and climate criminality, utterly reject the vile and repugnant Coalition lemmings, vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last .
This shocking catalogue has been written in the interests of my fellow Australians and indeed of all Humanity. John Stuart Mill in his essay “On Liberty” stated that “The real advantage which truth has, consists in this, that when an opinion is true, it may be extinguished once, twice or many times, but in the course of ages there will generally found person to rediscover it, until some of its reappearances falls on a time when from favourable circumstances it escapes persecution until it has made such head as to withstand all subsequent attempts to suppress it.” However the acute problem for Humanity today is that it is badly running out of time to deal with the key existential threats of nuclear weapons and man-made climate change. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Please tell everyone you can.
. “Gideon Polya”: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home .
. “Lying by omission”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/lying-by-omission .
. Gideon Polya, “ Covid-19 Pandemic, Climate & Australia: Risky Ignoring Of Science-based Advice”, Countercurrents, 28 July 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/07/covid-19-pandemic-climate-australia-risky-ignoring-of-science-based-advice/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Australia’s Horrendous Abuse Of Aboriginal Children The Tip Of Massive Australian Child Abuse”, Countercurrents, 30 July 2016: https://countercurrents.org/2016/07/australias-horrendous-abuse-of-aboriginal-children-the-tip-of-massive-australian-child-abuse/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, including an avoidable mortality-related history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web :http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ .
. Brian Toohey, “Secret. The making of Australia’s security state”, Melbourne University Press, 2019.
. “Stop state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/ .
. . Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Review: “The Cambridge History Of Australia” Ignores Australian Involvement In 30 Genocides”, Countercurrents, 14 October, 2013: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya141013.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Rampant Orwellian Falsehood In Neoliberal Australia – And In Your Country Too?”, Countercurrents, 1 March 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/03/rampant-orwellian-falsehood-in-neoliberal-australia-and-in-your-country-too/ .
. Gideon Polya (2011), “Australia And Britain Killed 6-7 Million Indians In WW2 Bengal Famine”, Countercurrents, 29 September, 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290911.htm .
. Gideon Polya (2008), “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne,1998 and 2008 edition that is now available for free perusal on the web: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ).
. Gideon Maxwell Polya (2020), “US-Imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide” , Korsgaard Publishing, Germany, 4 June 2020 (especially Chapters 3 and 17).
. “Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Bengal Famine) writings of Gideon Polya”, Gideon Polya: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/bengali-holocaust .
. Philip Dorling, “Australian intelligence “feeding data” for deadly US drone strikes”, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2014:http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-intelligence-feeding-data-used-for-deadly-us-drone-strikes-20140526-38ywk.html .
. Peter Cronau, “Pine Gap plays crucial role in America’s wars, leaked documents reveal”, ABC News, 21 August 2017: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-20/leaked-documents-reveal-pine-gaps-crucial-role-in-us-drone-war/8815472 .
. Philip Dorling, “US shares raw intelligence on Australian with Israel”, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2013: http://www.smh.com.au/national/us-shares-raw-intelligence-on-australians-with-israel-20130911-2tllm.html .
. Gideon Polya, “Redaction: Mainstream Media Censorship & Self-Censorship In Pre-Police-State Australia”, Countercurrents, 24 October 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/10/redaction-mainstream-media-censorship-self-censorship-in-pre-police-state-australia/ .
. Tim Soutphomassane, Greg Whitwell, Kate Jordan and Philipp Ivanov, “Leading for Change. A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership revisited”, 2018.
. Gideon Polya, “Review: “Leading for Change” – corporate cultural diversity deficiency & Australian financial scandals”, Countercurrents, 3 May 2018: https://countercurrents.org/2018/05/review-leading-for-change-corporate-cultural-diversity-deficiency-australian-financial-scandals .
. Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Opiate Holocaust – US protection of Afghan opiates has killed 5.2 million people since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 10 August 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/08/us-imposed-opiate-holocaust-us-protection-of-afghan-opiates-has-killed-5-2-million-people-since-9-11 .
. Gideon Polya, “China’s Tibet health success versus passive mass murder of Afghan women and children by US Alliance”, Global Research, 7 January 2018: https://www.globalresearch.ca/chinas-tibet-health-success-versus-passive-mass-murder-of-afghan-women-and-children-by-us-alliance/5625169 .
. “LINDON, Len. Lack of Australian legislation permits Aboriginal Genocide forbidden by International Law”, Aboriginal Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/lindon-len ;
. , Aboriginal Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/home .
. “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel’s Palestinian Genocide & Australia’s Aboriginal Genocide Compared”, Countercurrents, 20 February 2018: https://countercurrents.org/2018/02/apartheid-israels-palestinian-genocide-australias-aboriginal-genocide-compared/ .
. Gideon Polya , “Apartheid Israel Excludes Occupied Palestinians From All Provisions Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights”, Countercurrents, 20 May, 2012:
. Gideon Polya, “Racist Zionism and Israeli State Terrorism threats to Australia and Humanity”, Palestinian Genocide, 2010: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/racist-zionism-and-israeli .
. “Boycott Apartheid Israel”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/ .
. John Dugard, “International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the crime of Apartheid”, Audiovisual Library of International Law: http://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/ha/cspca/cspca.html .
. Ronnie Kasrils, “Israel 2007: worse than Apartheid”, Mail & Guardian On-line, 21 May 2007: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2007-05-21-israel-2007-worse-than-apartheid .
. Gideon Polya, “ Review: “Tears In Paradise. Suffering and Struggle Of Indians In Fiji 1879-2004” by Rajendra Prasad – Britain’s Indentured Indian “5 Year Slaves””, Countercurrents, 4 March, 2015: https://countercurrents.org/polya040315.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115A.htm .
. “Experts: US did 9/11” https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .
. Gideon Polya, “50 Reasons For Free University Education As We Bequeath The Young A Dying Planet”, Countercurrents, 19 March 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2017/03/50-reasons-for-free-university-education-as-we-bequeath-the-young-a-dying-planet/ .
. “Free University Education”: https://sites.google.com/site/freeuniversityeducation/home .
. Gideon Polya, “Polya’s 3 Laws Of Economics Expose Deadly, Dishonest And Terminal Neoliberal Capitalism”, Countercurrents, 17 October, 2015: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya171015.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “ 37 Ways Of Tackling Australian Educational Apartheid And Social Inequity”, Countercurrents , 22 May 2013: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya220513.htm .
. “Educational Apartheid”: https://sites.google.com/site/educationalapartheid/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Inescapable $200-250 Trillion Global Carbon Debt Increasing By $16 Trillion Annually”, Countercurrents, 27 April 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/04/inescapable-200-250-trillion-global-carbon-debt-increasing-by-16-trillion-annually-gideon-polya/ .
. “Carbon Debt Carbon Credit”: https://sites.google.com/site/carbondebtcarboncredit/ .
. “Science & economics experts: Carbon Tax needed NOT Carbon Trading”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/sciennce-economics-experts-carbon-tax-needed-not-carbon-trading/ .
. “Climate Revolution Now”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/climate-revolution .
. “Climate Justice & Intergenerational Equity”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/climate-justice .
. “Stop climate crime”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/stop-climate-crime .
. Gideon Polya, “Methane Leakage Makes Australia a World Leading Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Polluter”, Global Research, 19 February 2020: https://www.globalresearch.ca/methane-leakage-makes-australia-world-leading-per-capita-greenhouse-gas-polluter/5704047 .
. Gideon Polya, “Revised Annual Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Pollution For All Countries – What Is Your Country Doing?”, Countercurrents, 6 January, 2016: https://countercurrents.org/polya060116.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Exposing And Thence Punishing Worst Polluter Nations Via Weighted Annual Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Pollution Scores”, Countercurrents, 19 March 2016: https://countercurrents.org/polya190316.htm .
. “Gas is not clean energy”: https://sites.google.com/site/gasisnotcleanenergy/home .
. “2011 climate change course”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/2011-climate-change-course .
. “Methane Bomb Threat”: https://sites.google.com/site/methanebombthreat/.
. Gideon Polya, “Australian commitment to unlimited gas exploitation threatens planet & invites global blowback”, Countercurrents, 8 April 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2017/04/australian-commitment-to-unlimited-natural-gas-exploitation-threatens-planet-invites-global-blowback .
. “Stop air pollution deaths”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/stop-air-pollution-deaths .
. Gideon Polya, “ Wrong Way Go Back – Global Sectoral Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are All In The Wrong Direction”, Countercurrents, 20 March 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/03/wrong-way-go-back-global-sectoral-greenhouse-gas-emissions-are-all-in-the-wrong-direction/ .
. William J. Ripple et al., 15,364 signatories from 184 countries, “World scientists’ warning to Humanity: a second notice”, Bioscience, 13 November 2017: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix125/4605229 .
. Gideon Polya, “Over 15,000 scientists issue dire warning to humanity on catastrophic climate change and biodiversity loss”, Countercurrents, 20 November 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2017/11/20/over-15000-scientists-issue-dire-warning-to-humanity-on-catastrophic-climate-change-and-biodiversity-loss/ .
. William Ripple et al.., “World scientists’ warning of a climate emergency”, BioScience, 5 November 2019: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806 .
. Gideon Polya, “Extrapolating 11,000 scientists’ climate emergency warning to 2030 catastrophe”, Countercurrents, 14 November 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/11/extrapolating-11000-scientists-climate-emergency-warning-to-2030-catastrophe .
. “Climate Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ .
. “Are we doomed?”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/are-we-doomed .
. “Nuclear weapons ban , end poverty & reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/nuclear-weapons-ban .
. “Too late to avoid global warming catastrophe”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/too-late-to-avoid-global-warming .
. Gideon Polya, “Post-Covid-19 Needs-based Economy, Zero Emissions, UBI, Green New Deal & Free University Education”, Countercurrents, May 3, 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/05/post-covid-19-needs-based-economy-zero-emissions-ubi-green-new-deal-free-university-education/ .
. 300.org: . https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/300-org .
. “300.org – return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm CO2”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/300-org—return-atmosphere-co2-to-300-ppm .
. Brian Ellis, ”Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics”, Routledge , UK , 2012.
. Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” By Brian Ellis – Last Chance To Save Planet?”, Countercurrents, 19 August, 2012: https://countercurrents.org/polya190812.htm .
. Brian Ellis, “Rationalism. A critique of pure theory”, Australian Scholarly, Melbourne, 2017.
. Gideon Polya, “Review: “Rationalism” by Brian Ellis”, Countercurrents, 14 August 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2017/08/review-rationalism-by-brian-ellis .
. Brian Ellis, “The New Enlightenment. On Steven Pinker & beyond”, Australian Scholarly Publishing , Melbourne, 2019.
. Gideon Polya, “Review: “The New Enlightenment” by Brian Ellis – World Government & Humanism to save Humanity”, Countercurrents, 7 October 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/10/review-the-new-enlightenment-by-brian-ellis-world-government-social-humanism-to-save-humanity .
. Thomas Piketty, ”Brahmin Left versus the Merchant Right: rising inequality & the changing structure of political conflict (evidence from France, Britain and the US, 1948-2017)”, WID.world Working Paper Series No. 2018/ 7: http://piketty.pse.ens.fr/files/Piketty2018.pdf .
. Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, Harvard University Press, 2014.
. Gideon Polya, “ Key Book Review: “Capital In The Twenty-First Century” By Thomas Piketty “, Countercurrents, 1 July, 2014: https://countercurrents.org/polya010714.htm .
. “1% ON 1%: one percent annual wealth tax on One Percenters”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/1-on-1 .
. Gideon Polya, “4 % Annual Global Wealth Tax To Stop The 17 Million Deaths Annually”, Countercurrents, 27 June, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya270614.htm ).
. Gideon Polya, “How much negative carbon emissions, negative population growth& negative economic growth is needed to save planet?”, Countercurrents, 28 November 2018: https://countercurrents.org/2018/11/how-much-negative-carbon-emissions-negative-population-growth-negative-economic-growth-is-needed-to-save-planet .
. Gideon Polya, “Piketty analysis of Trumpism – inequality & populist nativists versus high education globalists”, Countercurrents, 30 October 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/10/piketty-analysis-of-trumpism-inequality-populist-nativists-versus-high-education-globalists .
. Oxfam, “Fight inequality. Beat poverty”, 2020: https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/inequality/ .
. Stephen Hawking, “Brief Answers to the Big Questions”, John Murray, 2018, Chapter 7.
Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, including a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: https://countercurrents.org/polya170612.htm ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see the BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ; Gideon Polya: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home ; and Gideon Polya Writing: https://sites.google.com/site/gideonpolyawriting/ ). He has recently published Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide”, Korsgaard Publishing, Germany, 2020 (for details see: https://korsgaardpublishing.com/portfolio/23945/ ).When words fail one can say it in pictures – for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .