4 December, 2020

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Overkill

By Kath Noble

Kath Noble

We really should have learned by now that suppressing the peaceful activities of young people, however much we disagree with them, never actually works. There are always repercussions.

The Indian police created a massive public outcry a couple of weeks ago when they arrested a 21 year old girl for making a totally innocuous comment on Facebook. Why, she asked, should the city of Mumbai shut down for a day to mark the death of a politician? A friend who ‘liked’ the post was also indicted. They were first accused of ‘deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs’, then ‘statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes’. After spending a night in a cell, during which time the cops were presumably scouring their legal textbooks for something a bit less obviously untrue, the students were finally charged with ‘sending false and offensive messages through communication services’.

The objective of the exercise was to let people know that some opinions are simply not acceptable. They will not be allowed to pass, and the response will not come only in the form of words. There will be action too.

Followers of the politician mobilised both official and unofficial agencies to get their point across to Maharashtrians. An angry mob gathered outside the police station in which the girls were being held and goons attacked a hospital owned by one of their relatives.

They counted themselves lucky to be locked up.

Such is the legacy of Bal Thackeray, founder of the Shiv Sena. The man was never so much as Chief Minister, but he was tremendously influential in Maharashtra. And he was even more controversial. A populist in the style of Adolf Hitler, who he sometimes professed to admire, he continually railed against outsiders, and he openly encouraged violence against them. After his first Dusshera rally in Mumbai in 1966, his supporters went off to burn South Indian shops and restaurants, and they never looked back. They were responsible for the first political assassination in the state after Independence too – the 1970 killing of communist party leader and trade unionist MLA Krishna Desai. And in 1974 they murdered Dalit leader Bhagwat Jadhav, announcing yet another target group.

Mumbai is now best known for the 26/11 attacks, but there have been many worse atrocities in the city. For example, riots killed several times as many people in 1992 and 1993. And a commission set up by the state government blamed the Shiv Sena for the worst of the crimes – its MLAs even testified that Bal Thackeray had personally called them and ordered them to get Muslims killed.

Analysts have suggested that his frequent obnoxious outbursts were not sincere – unlike Adolf Hitler, he did not really believe what he said, only exploited sentiments that he knew would make him popular. But that is unlikely to be much comfort to the victims.

The Shiv Sena has converted an awful lot of people to its cause over the years, including police officers.

Fortunately, Maharashtra is still part of India. And public anger in the rest of the country at the arrest of the girls had a near immediate effect. Responding to a petition filed in Delhi, the Supreme Court called for an explanation from the state, and the responsible central ministry issued new guidelines on the use of legislation designed to limit freedom of speech.

This is long overdue, since the Indian police are renowned for their eagerness to wilfully misinterpret the law when it happens to suit the powers-that-be.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, is busy dispensing with such checks and balances.

The impeachment of the Chief Justice has been proceeding at top speed in the last few days, presumably because the Government has realised that the whole episode is going to be deeply embarrassing and had better be completed as soon as possible. Indeed.

Since we are prevented from commenting on the proceedings in the interests of fair play – ha! – let us simply hope that we do not forget Shirani Bandaranayake the moment she is ejected from her post.

For the Supreme Court has a lot of work to do.

The Sri Lankan defence establishment is renowned for its achievements on the battlefield, but even its supporters agree that it doesn’t always understand how to handle ordinary people.

Its opponents are convinced that it is intent on genocide.

I am reminded of its attempt in 2007 to evict from Colombo all migrants from the North and East. The Government argued that it was very difficult to identify terrorists, so in order to stop bombs going off in the city they had to impose restrictions on Tamils. Numerous measures were generally accepted as reasonable in the circumstances, such as mandatory registration and regular search operations, but then the Government decided to start sending people away. Several hundred Tamils were loaded onto buses in the middle of the night and sent to Vavuniya, on the basis that they had no ‘valid reason’ to be in Colombo. It was appalling discrimination of a kind that was also very unlikely to be of any use in the campaign against the LTTE. Worse, it pushed Tamils further into Prabhakaran‘s open arms. Acting on a submission by the Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Supreme Court put a stop to it, and the Government apologised for what it admitted had been a huge mistake.

This was vital recognition that security matters cannot be exempt from oversight, even during times of war.

In peacetime, such reviews of Government action can and must be intensified. And the Supreme Court must start with the recent attacks on students in Jaffna.

The Government continually tells the world that complaints about militarisation in the peninsula are hugely exaggerated. It says that the military can and must be present throughout the island, and that it is taking steps to reduce the number of personnel in Jaffna. This may well be the case, but statistics are not the only thing that matters. Even a single unit can be a problem if its members do not behave appropriately.

And it is clear that the powers-that-be in Jaffna have no idea about appropriate behaviour.

According to the eyewitness report of MP E Saravanapavan, on the night of November 27th, the Army and Police forced their way into two hostels of the University of Jaffna, claiming that they suspected students of preparing to light lamps to mark the deaths of LTTE cadres on Heroes’ Day. Some of the young people called their parents, and the message got through to the parliamentarian that trouble was brewing. When he arrived at the scene, he found army officers in the process of beating up the editor of Uthayan, who he promptly took to the hospital. The situation calmed down and the crowd dispersed. Then on November 28th, the students reassembled in the campus to protest the crackdown. They sat holding posters, some with their mouths covered with black cloth to imply that they were being gagged. Saravanapavan states that when they moved from the gate in a procession, they were set upon by the Army and Police. Seven students were seriously hurt. Four were arrested.

Opinions vary over whether the students were even marking Heroes’ Day, as the defence establishment asserts, or whether they were simply celebrating the Hindu Festival of Lights, Karthikai Theepam, which happened to fall on the same date this year.

That is hardly the point.

Of course it would be preferable if Jaffna youth broke from practices begun by and associated with the LTTE. Heroes’ Day is not the best time to remember the dead, at least not without proper acknowledgement of how the LTTE contributed to their passing.

But there is absolutely no chance that simply telling young people that they should not do it is going to work.

In a politically charged atmosphere like post-war Jaffna, when the defence establishment issues orders, it only succeeds in further alienating people from the Government. And when its orders are accompanied by the use of force, the result is even worse. Instead of supporting deradicalisation, as is needed to ensure that Nanthi Kadal really was the end of the Tamil insurgency, it is playing into the hands of the extremists, giving them plenty of material to use in their propaganda.

Let us remember that this was about lighting lamps!

If the Government does not recognise that it was wrong to intervene, it needs to be told. The public may already be on the verge of losing its voice due to the sheer number of reasons it is being given to cry out, but this one is just as important as the others.

The youth are a special category in any society, as this country knows only too well.

*Kath Noble’s column may be accessed online at http://kathnoble.wordpress.com. She may be contacted at kathnoble99@gmail.com.

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    People are in no mood to agree to the dictates of the junta. Junta should realisse that they cannot harrass and intimidate people at gun point. All this simply for lighting a lamp with a match at a cost of less than Rs 25.

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    If MRs drops dead tomorrow, the whole country would be shut down for a month by his brothers, sons, extended family and hangers on. And could you imagine what would happen if some Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers got on to the streets and started celebrating by eating kiribath and lighting crackers? :)
    Even now while MR is alive and kicking, roads are shut down and people are inconvenienced when he or his family members travel around. :)

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    Author:
    It was Mountbatten who gave the golden hand shake known as the great partition (on religion; a religion of the middle east so that Britain could have the American cash and Marshal Plan) as an act of thank you for the 2 million Indians who gave their lives fighting as slaves for the British Raj to retain the East India Company.They fought from Brussels to Burma and the partition caused another 1.5 million deaths of unarmed unwilling at the hands of the muslims. What a bunch of hypocrites the British can be.
    The Graft Dynasty is and was propped by the west all along except Indira the exceptional. Most religious attacks are sponsored by this dynasty by awarding 30% of everything from education to jobs to SC’s rather than rights to the individual.
    We have seen 12 suicide bombings by Islamist and the west was quick to force graft India to ignore them. The animal that you mention (Shiv Sena /RSS) is the product of the west. Its origin was when the priest did the Oxford educated naked fakir Om Tat Sat and the killing of the unarmed stopped instant –UK is responsible for that.
    The west desperately in need of cash is now courting none other than a Hindu; Modi a follower of Swami Vivekananda to be the next PM because he has proved beyond doubt that he is the only clean transparent and accountable person to hold that high office.
    What do you expect when the Islamist from porkistan and the Middle East backed by the west carry out suicide bombings in India and 12 in all?? Go take a break elsewhere limey.

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    The perspectives offered this time round, seem more balanced and sincere. I think she’s learning quickly, from a knowledgeable reading audience!

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    Look who is telling us what to do. The systematic division imposed by the British on the Tamils and Sinhalese led to this disaster. The Westerners’ job to divide the people who are in billions, otherwise they can not rule the world. The West’s interest to see the LTTE alive and destroying the people and country. The Westerners are using the Tamil diaspora leaders to create a drift in South East Asia, but the Chinese leaders are too smart for this trick. I urge the Tamils to stay away from the LTTE and remove Prabhakaran’s picture and Tiger flag from your minds, houses and offices. The Tamil Armed groups have killed thousands of innocent people, intellectuals and political leaders more than al-Qaeda. The Armed Groups have been eating your dignity, rights and freedom. You are not better off since they have taken the arms, in fact they have taken you backward. They only served India’s and the Western countries’ interests at the expense of innocent Sri Lankans. I urge you to build your leadership which has been destroyed by the Tamil armed groups. Create a think tank website for the Tamils, listen to the Tamil intellectuals, rather than listening to the foreigners. Do everything to get back your dignity, rights and freedom. Remember, late is better than never.

    I also urge all the Sri Lankans who have been affected by the Tamil Armed Groups to sue India and the Western Countries. India is liable for creating the Tamil armed groups, and the Western Countries are liable for making them as the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world. The Western Countries knew how much money have been poured into the LTTE by the Tamil diaspora, but did nothing. Canada banned the LTTE in 2006, but millions of dollars poured into the LTTE in 2007 and 2008. The CSIS knew everything, but did nothing. The Westerners are happy as long as the rest of the world is divided, kill each other and the West get to talk about war crimes, democracy and human rights to undermine others. The Westerners are only 8% of the world population, therefore they will do everything to divide others, in order to rule the majority.

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    The use of the word ‘we’…is interesting. And telling!

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    Dear Kath Noble,

    I am a writer, but I have been facing extreme censorship and financial hardship due to my writings in the Western Counties. I would like to hear your say about my hardships as a writer. I have attached my article for you to read and get to know your governments better.

    The inconceivable lies and cover-ups of the Western Governments

    I am a writer, but I have been facing extreme censorship and financial hardship due to my writings. I have been writing to spread awareness nationally and internationally about the Indigenous communities’ harsh life in the outback of Australia. I have been volunteering for the Indigenous communities to improve their harsh life; however, we need the world’s help to make a significant difference in their life. The Australian Indigenous communities remain the most vulnerable sectors of the society throughout Australia. Some parts of indigenous communities are worse off than the poorest African communities in the remotest regions of Africa. Australia abolished its white Australia policy in the 70’s, but its constitution continues to portraits white Australia policy. The Australian government still refuses to acknowledge indigenous people as the first inhabitants of Australia through its constitution. Four out of seven indigenous kids are damaging their brain by paint and petrol sniffing before they even get into teenage life. Australia is in Asia’s backyard, yet more attacks on Asians in Australia than in Europe and North America. Australia’s injustice was systematically engineered by the best political minds, in order to use indigenous communities’ resources without any restriction. It is very apparent that at each historical point in time, indigenous communities have suffered from a deep rooted distrust of giving practical effect to their rights, and the idea of justice. Among Australia’s elite today, there is a habit of blaming indigenous communities for their harsh lifestyle in order to hide the Australia’s injustice. The lack of justice is affecting all citizens; especially it is affecting white Australians ethically. This deficit of justice has impacted the indigenous communities adversely throughout many generations; resulting in physical and psychological torture, enforced separations from their family members, even death. “Most importantly, this phenomenon has been manifested not only during the British colonization, but also in the present”. Due to the Australian government’s injustice in the outback and detention centres, I wrote many letters to the federal and state ministers about their awful treatment of Indigenous people in the outback; and refugees in the detention centres. Due to my writings, I was threatened by the government intelligence members. I was warned that if I continued to lobby for indigenous people and refugees they would find a way to connect me with drug trafficking or terrorism. I was banned from a university in Australia in 2004, while I was making students aware of Australia’s harsh treatment of its Indigenous people and refugees. When I started to make awareness internationally, the Australian government not only stopped me from getting a job, but they even stopped me from selling my house, which led to a file for bankruptcy. The Australian government also stolen my passport, cancelled my citizenship, and threatened to throw me in a detention centre as an illegal immigrant. I wrote to the United Nations, and the Canadian and New Zealand High Commissions about this barbaric action. Due to the international pressure, the Australian government had decided to reinstate my name in the citizenship database. Finally, I received a new passport and moved to Canada under the skill migration program to live a normal life; and also to have the freedom of opinion and expression to carry on my writings to promote human rights.

    However, after four years living in Canada, I found that Canada does not practice what it preaches to the developing countries, in terms of democracy. The ideology and histories of Australia and Canada are the same. I should not have moved to Canada. Nevertheless, while I was in Canada I have read hundreds of political books and gained extensive knowledge of North American history and politics. Canada also treats its First Nation People badly; and the Canadian government also feels uncomfortable about my writings. Canada allows its First Nations to live in their lands, but refuses to give ownership to the First Nations, in order to use the resources without any restriction. This tactic allows the Canadian government to have full control of the money profited from the sale of resources. It is all about money and ruling others. They just talk about democracy and human rights to have access to the resources through the most sophisticated way. Since I landed in Canada, my emails and phone calls were closely monitored by the Canadian Security intelligence Service (CSIS). Since I began exposing Canada’s dirty democracy, the CSIS has been deliberately diverting incoming calls to voice mail and deleting the messages to keep in isolation. I have changed three cell phone companies and cell phones, but still incoming calls were getting diverted to the voice mail, but I did not get the messages. Between December 2010 and April 2011 I have applied for hundreds of jobs in Canada, including seasonal Christmas jobs. However the CSIS has been stopping all incoming calls to prevent me from getting a job. The CSIS has placed me in extreme financial difficulty. According to the UN human rights article 23, everyone has the right to work, but my right has been denied due to my writings. I was denied access to my account, since I started to expose the western countries’ dirty democracy on Facebook. Last year I was in Germany to tell the story of injustice I have experienced in Australia and Canada. However, the German government did not allow me to work in Germany to carry on my writings. Therefore, I had to apply for a political asylum. Since I had applied for a political asylum, I was forced to live in a filthy camp in Germany. Few weeks later I was forced to live with three others in a one bedroom apartment. I wasn’t allowed to work. I wasn’t allowed to leave the city without permission. I couldn’t even afford to buy a winter jacket. I never lived in this kind of condition in my life. Last January my mother had passed away in Sri Lanka, it was my duty and responsibility to be at the funeral. I requested for permission to go to Sri Lanka for the funeral, but I was told by the German immigration officer that they would not grant me permission. I was also told that if I wanted to be at the funeral then I had to withdraw my asylum, and leave Germany for good. Using my mother`s funeral to hide the dirty democracy and human rights abuses of Australia and Canada is not humane, this was pure Nazism. I withdrew my political asylum in writing, but they have refused to return my passport to attend my mother’s funeral. I called everywhere to get my passport back, but no one was willing to return it. Finally, I got my passport back on Thursday afternoon. I came to my apartment straight from the immigration office to get my luggage to catch a flight, but they have changed my apartment lock. Due to this Nazi act I could not get my luggage, and could not catch the flight on Thursday evening to attend my mother’s funeral. The funeral was on Friday morning, but I could not make it to my mother’s funeral. The German government deliberately stopped me from attending my mother’s funeral. They have enjoyed doing this to me as they have enjoyed killing millions of innocent people in the gas champers. I have experienced real Nazism while I was in Germany; therefore I left Naziland for good in March 2012. The Australian government must be held responsible for all of my hardships in Australia, Canada and Germany. The Australian government must understand one thing clearly; it can prolong to deal with its own people’s suffering in the outback, but can not ignore it forever. The Australian government believes that keeping me in financial hardship; and isolating me from others is the solution for what has been happening in the outback. It is simply wrong, it will backfire on Australia in due time. Regrettably, the New Zealand government will continue to support the Australian government even at the expense of democracy. Since Last June I have applied more than three hundred jobs, but I could not get any job at all. I have an Australian business degree, and have been working as an accountant in Australia. However, I could not even get a basic job in New Zealand. I have been applying for accounting roles, administration roles as well as basic supermarket checkout operator roles, but I could not get any job whatsoever. It is very obvious to me that the New Zealand government is preventing me from getting a job to stop me having a website, or publishing a book, in order to hide the Western Countries’ dirty democracy. The way they create ill stories to isolate me from others is really unbelievable and shocking. Soon as I start to get to know people, and start to keep in touch with those people via emails and mobile phone, the western intelligence members use my email account and mobile phone number to send dreadful emails and text messages to those people, in order to make them think that I am not normal. This is how they make others to avoid me in order to hide the truth. The western intelligence members also follow me wherever I go and spread lies about me, in order to keep in isolation from others. They are not keeping me in a prison cell, but in an open air prison; so they can preach democracy to others in order to rule the world. They are the masters at occupying the high ground, and translating it into great power. In their hands morality becomes a weapon, they wield to attract attention to their cause while distracting attention to the others. They make such a show of moral superiority that the others feel ashamed to disagree with them. They are free to do whatever they want, by waving their magic cards so call “democracy and human rights”. In fact, the Americans, Australians and Canadians do not even live in their own country, if that is the case then how they can talk more about democracy than others? The Spanish took parts of South America, the Dutch and Protégées took parts of South America and the Indian subcontinent, the French took Africa, and the British took most parts of the world. Hundreds of million innocent people were killed by the Westerners. More than hundred million indigenous people were killed around the world. Twenty two million Africans were killed during the slave trade. Fifty nine million Indians were killed by starvation while the British rulers were sending India’s own foods to the United Kingdom. Furthermore, more than one million people were killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. But no one was held accountable for those innocent people’s deaths. However, the British and the Americans kept the records of German Nazis’ atrocities in detail, and exposing to the world, in order to cover-up their own atrocities. The Western Countries have killed millions of innocent people, yet they present themselves as moral superiors. The Western Countries’ core focus in the Middle Eastern countries is oil, not democracy or human rights. It is all about exploiting others’ resources and keeping others under them. In fact, the British knew the meaning of democracy and human rights from the 12th century, but they never practised while killing millions of innocent people to takeover others’ homelands, in order to have plenty of resources. The Western Countries will never admit their atrocities; if they do then they can not keep themselves on the top, and fool others in the name of democracy and human rights.

    The Western governments are extremely clever in disguising their ulterior motives and their evil tricks. According to the Independent newspaper of London, Britain discussed plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves with some of the world’s biggest oil companies five months before it joined the United States in invading the country in 2003. Citing previously secret documents, the newspaper said at least five meetings were held between British officials and BP and Royal Dutch Shell in late 2002. BP privately said to the British Foreign Office that Iraq was “more important than anything we’ve seen for a long time.” The documents were obtained by the oil campaigner Greg Muttitt, author of the new book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq”. “Mr Blair famously said in early 2003, ‘The idea that we’re interested in Iraq’s oil is absurd, it’s one of the most absurd conspiracy theories you can imagine”. While he was saying that, there was an internal secret document reveals the British strategy to exploit Iraqi oil, and it said, “Britain has an absolutely vital interest in Iraq’s oil”. The Westerners have created Israel based on the history, and the circumstances of the Jews. However, they have refused do the same for the Australian indigenous people. We have enough tangible evidences to prove that the Australian Indigenous people were the first inhabitants of Australia more than anyone could ever prove that Israel is belongs to the Jews. Clearly, it was easier for the Westerners to create a country for the Jews on others’ homeland to have a Jewish state as “the representatives of the West”, in order to control the Middle East. However, the same people who acknowledge the Jewish state have refused to acknowledge indigenous people in their homeland. It is nothing but a double standard and dirty ethic of the Westerners. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? Obviously, the Westerners who have refused to acknowledge Indigenous people in their homeland for centuries would not have started the Arab Spring for the benefit of the Arabs, they have an ulterior motive. The Chinese are dominating the manufacturing sector, and the Indians are dominating the service sector. The Western Countries have lost their economic dominant; therefore they are removing the Middle Eastern Regimes in the name of democracy to place the Western puppets to control the oil, in order to continue to rule the world. The Westerners are desperate to continue to rule the world, even at the expense of democracy and human rights. Whoever exposes the Westerners dirty democracy has been treated as their enemy. The American soldier Bradley Manning and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have sacrificed their life to inform the truth to the world, in order to enhance democracy. They are heroes for exposing war crimes, and the true civilian costs of the US wars in the Middle East. However, Bradley Manning is facing all kinds of interrogation and abuses on top of solitary confinement. The government of Ecuador granted diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange, citing genuine concerns that his human rights might be violated by the US for exposing the truth. As a human being I would not do to others what the western governments and their intelligence members have been doing to me. Nevertheless, “I do not focus on the hardships that I face due to my actions that I have taken towards the injustice, but only on my dream that the injustice will turn to justice in due time.” This is my own quote, and it gives me courage and strength to carry on, no matter what circumstances or difficulties I am going through. Author: Antany Peter, contact: 021 949 902. About the author, Antany loves world history and cultures. He has lived in four continents, and red more than three hundred books to understand world history, cultures, languages, capitalism, communism, world economics and international politics. He is also a part time writer. Please pass this article to others, in order to expose the lies of the power elites. Remember, democracy starts with you; therefore you must speak-up against your governments’ injustices.

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    Dear Kath Noble,

    I am still waiting for your say about my hardships as a writer in the Western Countries. I would like to see your comment here, so the others can see your view as well. I have attached my article for you to read and get to know your governments better.

    The inconceivable lies and cover-ups of the Western Governments

    I am a writer, but I have been facing extreme censorship and financial hardship due to my writings. I have been writing to spread awareness nationally and internationally about the Indigenous communities’ harsh life in the outback of Australia. I have been volunteering for the Indigenous communities to improve their harsh life; however, we need the world’s help to make a significant difference in their life. The Australian Indigenous communities remain the most vulnerable sectors of the society throughout Australia. Some parts of indigenous communities are worse off than the poorest African communities in the remotest regions of Africa. Australia abolished its white Australia policy in the 70’s, but its constitution continues to portraits white Australia policy. The Australian government still refuses to acknowledge indigenous people as the first inhabitants of Australia through its constitution. Four out of seven indigenous kids are damaging their brain by paint and petrol sniffing before they even get into teenage life. Australia is in Asia’s backyard, yet more attacks on Asians in Australia than in Europe and North America. Australia’s injustice was systematically engineered by the best political minds, in order to use indigenous communities’ resources without any restriction. It is very apparent that at each historical point in time, indigenous communities have suffered from a deep rooted distrust of giving practical effect to their rights, and the idea of justice. Among Australia’s elite today, there is a habit of blaming indigenous communities for their harsh lifestyle in order to hide the Australia’s injustice. The lack of justice is affecting all citizens; especially it is affecting white Australians ethically. This deficit of justice has impacted the indigenous communities adversely throughout many generations; resulting in physical and psychological torture, enforced separations from their family members, even death. “Most importantly, this phenomenon has been manifested not only during the British colonization, but also in the present”. Due to the Australian government’s injustice in the outback and detention centres, I wrote many letters to the federal and state ministers about their awful treatment of Indigenous people in the outback; and refugees in the detention centres. Due to my writings, I was threatened by the government intelligence members. I was warned that if I continued to lobby for indigenous people and refugees they would find a way to connect me with drug trafficking or terrorism. I was banned from a university in Australia in 2004, while I was making students aware of Australia’s harsh treatment of its Indigenous people and refugees. When I started to make awareness internationally, the Australian government not only stopped me from getting a job, but they even stopped me from selling my house, which led to a file for bankruptcy. The Australian government also stolen my passport, cancelled my citizenship, and threatened to throw me in a detention centre as an illegal immigrant. I wrote to the United Nations, and the Canadian and New Zealand High Commissions about this barbaric action. Due to the international pressure, the Australian government had decided to reinstate my name in the citizenship database. Finally, I received a new passport and moved to Canada under the skill migration program to live a normal life; and also to have the freedom of opinion and expression to carry on my writings to promote human rights.

    However, after four years living in Canada, I found that Canada does not practice what it preaches to the developing countries, in terms of democracy. The ideology and histories of Australia and Canada are the same. I should not have moved to Canada. Nevertheless, while I was in Canada I have read hundreds of political books and gained extensive knowledge of North American history and politics. Canada also treats its First Nation People badly; and the Canadian government also feels uncomfortable about my writings. Canada allows its First Nations to live in their lands, but refuses to give ownership to the First Nations, in order to use the resources without any restriction. This tactic allows the Canadian government to have full control of the money profited from the sale of resources. It is all about money and ruling others. They just talk about democracy and human rights to have access to the resources through the most sophisticated way. Since I landed in Canada, my emails and phone calls were closely monitored by the Canadian Security intelligence Service (CSIS). Since I began exposing Canada’s dirty democracy, the CSIS has been deliberately diverting incoming calls to voice mail and deleting the messages to keep in isolation. I have changed three cell phone companies and cell phones, but still incoming calls were getting diverted to the voice mail, but I did not get the messages. Between December 2010 and April 2011 I have applied for hundreds of jobs in Canada, including seasonal Christmas jobs. However the CSIS has been stopping all incoming calls to prevent me from getting a job. The CSIS has placed me in extreme financial difficulty. According to the UN human rights article 23, everyone has the right to work, but my right has been denied due to my writings. I was denied access to my account, since I started to expose the western countries’ dirty democracy on Facebook. Last year I was in Germany to tell the story of injustice I have experienced in Australia and Canada. However, the German government did not allow me to work in Germany to carry on my writings. Therefore, I had to apply for a political asylum. Since I had applied for a political asylum, I was forced to live in a filthy camp in Germany. Few weeks later I was forced to live with three others in a one bedroom apartment. I wasn’t allowed to work. I wasn’t allowed to leave the city without permission. I couldn’t even afford to buy a winter jacket. I never lived in this kind of condition in my life. Last January my mother had passed away in Sri Lanka, it was my duty and responsibility to be at the funeral. I requested for permission to go to Sri Lanka for the funeral, but I was told by the German immigration officer that they would not grant me permission. I was also told that if I wanted to be at the funeral then I had to withdraw my asylum, and leave Germany for good. Using my mother`s funeral to hide the dirty democracy and human rights abuses of Australia and Canada is not humane, this was pure Nazism. I withdrew my political asylum in writing, but they have refused to return my passport to attend my mother’s funeral. I called everywhere to get my passport back, but no one was willing to return it. Finally, I got my passport back on Thursday afternoon. I came to my apartment straight from the immigration office to get my luggage to catch a flight, but they have changed my apartment lock. Due to this Nazi act I could not get my luggage, and could not catch the flight on Thursday evening to attend my mother’s funeral. The funeral was on Friday morning, but I could not make it to my mother’s funeral. The German government deliberately stopped me from attending my mother’s funeral. They have enjoyed doing this to me as they have enjoyed killing millions of innocent people in the gas champers. I have experienced real Nazism while I was in Germany; therefore I left Naziland for good in March 2012.

    The Australian government must be held responsible for all of my hardships in Australia, Canada and Germany. The Australian government must understand one thing clearly; it can prolong to deal with its own people’s suffering in the outback, but can not ignore it forever. The Australian government believes that keeping me in financial hardship; and isolating me from others is the solution for what has been happening in the outback. It is simply wrong, it will backfire on Australia in due time. Regrettably, the New Zealand government will continue to support the Australian government even at the expense of democracy. Since Last June I have applied more than three hundred jobs, but I could not get any job at all. I have an Australian business degree, and have been working as an accountant in Australia. However, I could not even get a basic job in New Zealand. I have been applying for accounting roles, administration roles as well as basic supermarket checkout operator roles, but I could not get any job whatsoever. It is very obvious to me that the New Zealand government is preventing me from getting a job to stop me having a website, or publishing a book, in order to hide the Western Countries’ dirty democracy. The way they create ill stories to isolate me from others is really unbelievable and shocking. Soon as I start to get to know people, and start to keep in touch with those people via emails and mobile phone, the western intelligence members use my email account and mobile phone number to send dreadful emails and text messages to those people, in order to make them think that I am not normal. This is how they make others to avoid me in order to hide the truth. The western intelligence members also follow me wherever I go and spread lies about me, in order to keep in isolation from others. They are not keeping me in a prison cell, but in an open air prison; so they can preach democracy to others in order to rule the world. They are the masters at occupying the high ground, and translating it into great power. In their hands morality becomes a weapon, they wield to attract attention to their cause while distracting attention to the others. They make such a show of moral superiority that the others feel ashamed to disagree with them. They are free to do whatever they want, by waving their magic cards so call “democracy and human rights”. In fact, the Americans, Australians and Canadians do not even live in their own country, if that is the case then how they can talk more about democracy than others? The Spanish took parts of South America, the Dutch and Protégées took parts of South America and the Indian subcontinent, the French took Africa, and the British took most parts of the world. Hundreds of million innocent people were killed by the Westerners. More than hundred million indigenous people were killed around the world. Twenty two million Africans were killed during the slave trade. Fifty nine million Indians were killed by starvation while the British rulers were sending India’s own foods to the United Kingdom. Furthermore, more than one million people were killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. But no one was held accountable for those innocent people’s deaths. However, the British and the Americans kept the records of German Nazis’ atrocities in detail, and exposing to the world, in order to cover-up their own atrocities. The Western Countries have killed millions of innocent people, yet they present themselves as moral superiors. The Western Countries’ core focus in the Middle Eastern countries is oil, not democracy or human rights. It is all about exploiting others’ resources and keeping others under them. In fact, the British knew the meaning of democracy and human rights from the 12th century, but they never practised while killing millions of innocent people to takeover others’ homelands, in order to have plenty of resources. The Western Countries will never admit their atrocities; if they do then they can not keep themselves on the top, and fool others in the name of democracy and human rights.

    The Western governments are extremely clever in disguising their ulterior motives and their evil tricks. According to the Independent newspaper of London, Britain discussed plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves with some of the world’s biggest oil companies five months before it joined the United States in invading the country in 2003. Citing previously secret documents, the newspaper said at least five meetings were held between British officials and BP and Royal Dutch Shell in late 2002. BP privately said to the British Foreign Office that Iraq was “more important than anything we’ve seen for a long time.” The documents were obtained by the oil campaigner Greg Muttitt, author of the new book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq”. “Mr Blair famously said in early 2003, ‘The idea that we’re interested in Iraq’s oil is absurd, it’s one of the most absurd conspiracy theories you can imagine”. While he was saying that, there was an internal secret document reveals the British strategy to exploit Iraqi oil, and it said, “Britain has an absolutely vital interest in Iraq’s oil”. The Westerners have created Israel based on the history, and the circumstances of the Jews. However, they have refused do the same for the Australian indigenous people. We have enough tangible evidences to prove that the Australian Indigenous people were the first inhabitants of Australia more than anyone could ever prove that Israel is belongs to the Jews. Clearly, it was easier for the Westerners to create a country for the Jews on others’ homeland to have a Jewish state as “the representatives of the West”, in order to control the Middle East. However, the same people who acknowledge the Jewish state have refused to acknowledge indigenous people in their homeland. It is nothing but a double standard and dirty ethic of the Westerners. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? Obviously, the Westerners who have refused to acknowledge Indigenous people in their homeland for centuries would not have started the Arab Spring for the benefit of the Arabs, they have an ulterior motive. The Chinese are dominating the manufacturing sector, and the Indians are dominating the service sector. The Western Countries have lost their economic dominant; therefore they are removing the Middle Eastern Regimes in the name of democracy to place the Western puppets to control the oil, in order to continue to rule the world. The Westerners are desperate to continue to rule the world, even at the expense of democracy and human rights. Whoever exposes the Westerners dirty democracy has been treated as their enemy. The American soldier Bradley Manning and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have sacrificed their life to inform the truth to the world, in order to enhance democracy. They are heroes for exposing war crimes, and the true civilian costs of the US wars in the Middle East. However, Bradley Manning is facing all kinds of interrogation and abuses on top of solitary confinement. The government of Ecuador granted diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange, citing genuine concerns that his human rights might be violated by the US for exposing the truth. As a human being I would not do to others what the western governments and their intelligence members have been doing to me. Nevertheless, “I do not focus on the hardships that I face due to my actions that I have taken towards the injustice, but only on my dream that the injustice will turn to justice in due time.” This is my own quote, and it gives me courage and strength to carry on, no matter what circumstances or difficulties I am going through.

    Author: Antany Peter, contact in New Zealand mobile phone number 021 949 902. About the author, Antany loves world history and cultures. He has lived in four continents, and red more than three hundred books to understand world history, cultures, languages, capitalism, communism, global economy and international politics. He is also a part time writer. Please pass this article to others, in order to expose the lies of the power elites. Remember, democracy starts with you; therefore you must speak-up against your governments’ injustices.

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    Dear Kath Noble,

    I know for sure you will not reply to my article publicly. And I also know that my article will not be published by the CT, because the Sri Lankans are not smart enough to understand the Westerners. If they do, they would not have been fighting since 1948. Your article will never appear in the Chinese media. You can only fool the Tamils and Sinhalese who have been fighting since 1948. There is no comparison between the Chinese and Sri Lankans. One thing you must understand clearly, you will never fool the Chinese, because they are smart enough to value and respect people like us, unlike the Sri Lankan fools. I wish I was born in China, instead of among the fools in Sri Lanka. The Westerners managed to isolate me from my family, relatives and friends, but they would not have achieved this if was born in China, because the Chinese are very close to their own people. This is the reason the West could not invade China. The West invaded the whole world, but not China, because of China’s unity.

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