War, greed and the future of #Syria: @MargaretOConno5 reports






This article is dedicated to ordinary Syrians, whose capacity for hospitality is legendary, including those who went right out of their way for an injured Australian as he lay in pain on the cobblestones of ancient Damascus, and who are now experiencing such desperately hard times. I haven’t forgotten you. Somewhat unexpectedly, I visited Syria […]






Sour grapes of Liberal wrath as #MurdochMafia target #Indivotes: @jansant comments






Every now and then in the life of a nation, there’s an event that threatens to change the status quo, bringing the old tired establishment out swinging. You and I, the punters, will be led to believe the assault is for our own good and the sanctity of our institutions. Sophie Mirabella’s (@MirabellaSophie) defeat at […]






The @Indigocathy campaign clean, #murdochmafia false smear declares war to regain Indi: @camklose comment






[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”300px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Margo: Cam Klose was the Voice for Indi’s media person during its campaign to elect Cathy McGowan at the last federal election, and wrote twice for No Fibs during the camapign, Chasing involved democracy in Indi: @indigocathy v @SMirabellaMP and Cathy McGowan’s campaign for Indi enters the […]






New Politics, New Media: On-the-ground #MarchinMarch reporting by citizen journalist @jansant






By Wayne [email protected] 20th March 2014 It’s normal to start a story at the beginning. I’m going to start smack bang in the middle with this one, as it sums up one of the many factors which forced 100,000 plus people to MarchInMarch (MiM) around Australia. I say forced intentionally. People don’t take to the streets in […]






Training it to Melbourne’s #MarchinMarch, by @jenoutwest






[clear] By Jenny Bates [email protected], 17 March, 2014 Our journey to March in March began Sunday morning on a standing room only train to Melbourne – amazing, considering not an AFL colour could be seen. It was obvious this march was going to be big, and it was.  As more people squeezed in at each stop, […]






Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 7






Storify by The Geek Wed, Jan 22 2014 04:45:37 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 7 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email margo [email protected] .@PetefromHayNSW Great news report by Courier of Narrabri Council meeting – feel I know what happened […]






Freedom commissioner Tim Wilson: method to Abbott’s madness @e2mq173 comments






By Errol Brandt [email protected] The Abbott government has been kind to its supporters by rewarding a number of them with plum government roles. The first came as a spiteful act by Julie Bishop. Days before former Victorian Labor premier Steve Bracks was due to start as Consul-General in New York, Julie Bishop cancelled the appointment […]






Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession by Paul Barry






By Margaret O’Connor 1 November 2013 If you want a quick and telling glimpse of the psychopathology that infested Rupert Murdoch’s power house tabloid News of the World (NoTW), turn to the Leveson Inquiry Hearings for Wednesday, 29 November, 2011. On that day, Paul McMullan, ex-NoTW reporter, reluctantly gave testimony about his work practices there – […]






GetUp! update Murdoch ad ban






By Margo Kingston 4 September 2013 [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”550px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] From: Sam McLean – GetUp! <[email protected]> Date: 4 September 2013 13:43:30 AEST Subject: BANNED margo , I’m just off the phone after dozens of radio interviews. Our member-funded ad calling out Murdoch’s bias is causing quite a fuss. Already, 830,000 […]






Here comes Abbott’s #NBN, by @SteveJ_CBR and @sortius






Margo: Steve Jenkin and Kieran Cummings are regular contributors to No Fibs on the NBN. Here are their takes on its future under an Abbott Government. * [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”750px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] ‘NBN Lite’ won’t happen, but served its purpose to take NBN off election agenda Steve Jenkin 1 September 2013 […]