WBT posts this message from a local correspondent from the Catholic Worker Community. Please note our previous stories on this topic in the relevant articles boxes below. -Ed.
“They tell me patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.
Steal a little and they throw you in jail.
Steal a lot and they make you King!”
– Bob Dylan
In 2003 Alexander Downer and the Howard Government committed a shocking crime against East Timor, similar to Nixon’s Watergate bugging. Knowing no shame, Downer went on to work as a consultant for Woodside Petroleum the company which stood to benefit most from his crimes.
Now the whistle-blower, Bernard Colliery is being tried in secret by a fascist state.
That state is Australia!
Watch media report here:
(Colliery story starts at about 5 minutes)