Friday, February 3, 2012

Expendable: Sacrificing Humanity for Corruption in Australia

Schapelle Corby sits in a Bali jail so corrupt
officials can save face.
Maggie Parke
Activist Post

A unique and extraordinary film has been released this week, free of charge, on the internet, via simultaneous upload to networks in territories as diverse as Russia, India, the United States, Japan, China, Vietnam, France, South Africa, and Germany. It is a film, however, which will certainly have long term implications for the state of Australia.

'Expendable', produced under conditions of strict secrecy in the US, demonstrates a lengthy series of corrupt and criminal acts by Australian politicians, sanctioned collectively by an Australian government. These involve not only activities at ministerial level, but central roles for Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers, and a number of prominent corporations.

Demonstrate is the operative word, because these are not allegations. Every abuse of power covered in the film is supported by documented proof, usually in the form of cables and correspondence between government ministers. These were pre-published on the Expendable website for public scrutiny.


Further, collectively, the movie and supporting dossiers are currently being collated for submission to the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

THE MOVIE
The 'Expendable' film documents the case of Schapelle Corby, a young Australian woman, who was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison in 2005, when 4.2kg of marijuana was found in her bag as she collected it on arrival in Bali.

The movie tracks the Australian government's response, which included the willful withholding of vital primary evidence. This included the information that 5kg had been added to the weight of her bags after check-in, and that the offending bag was the only one not screened at Sydney airport, which she passed through on route.

The need to hide the systemic scale of post 9-11 corruption at Australian airports, including within the AFP, and the strategic policy of the appeasement of Indonesia, frame these, and a whole series of other acts of hostility against her.

The steps taken to cover this policy, post her trial, are equally appalling. The film shows, supported by indisputable government records, how public opinion was managed, how Schapelle Corby was deprived of funds for an extraordinary appeal, how the AFP's role was hidden, how known abuses of her human rights were ignored, and how a range of other hostile activities were initiated.

From the blurb issued with the film itself: "It presents, and demonstrates, the crushing, pre-meditated, and often brutal acts which a western government is prepared to inflict upon a helpless citizen in pursuit of political expediency."

THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA
The lack of plurality of ownership of the Australian media is a point made early in the film segment covering the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The implications of this resonate to this day.

In Australia, dead men cannot sue, a device which, since the death of Schapelle Corby's father, has been ruthlessly exploited by unethical publishers, to spin and re-spin wholly disproved smears. The 'Expendable' producers present several concise 'insider' interviews, which dramatically expose the shady world which operates under the banner of journalism.

Presenting such objectionable material is by no means limited to the ABC, with the press organs of Fairfax Media, for example, also being prominent.

It is within this climate that, since the Expendable Project began publishing government cables in September 2011, not a single column inch of coverage has been forthcoming in the Australian mainstream media.

Incredibly, authentic correspondence proving gross misconduct and a series of corrupt acts by an Australian government, has been blanked completely,whilst fabricated paid-for smears against a dead man have continued unabated.

News of the release of the film itself is likely to meet a similar fate, as is the involvement of the ICC, the UN, and other international agencies.

SCHAPELLE CORBY
Schapelle Corby herself, enduring her eighth year in an Indonesian prison cell, is now mentally ill. At the end of last year, she attempted suicide, via a huge overdose of the drugs she is prescribed for her psychosis.

Even this, however, has proved to be insufficient for her government to negotiate her release, or for the Indonesians to demonstrate even a hint of mercy or compassion. It appears that, as the film states, "she is dying a slow torturous death, in squalor, devoid of human rights, and abandoned by her government."

EXPENDABLE THE MOVIE
This film is a wake up call for any traveler, any individual who places trust in political leaders or governments, and any humanitarian who believes that human decency will always prevail.

It creates a new perspective of the nation state of Australia, and presents a stark warning of the dangers of an overly cozy press caucus.

It is a film you will not forget.



Visit http://www.Expendable.tv for the film's sources and how you can help.


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24 comments:

veritas6464 said...

Hey Activist,...Excellent Post, Maggie Park: I will be reposting it at my Blog citing Activist Post as my source, I will not reproduce all the script, just the following:

"SCHAPELLE CORBY
Schapelle Corby herself, enduring her eighth year in an Indonesian prison cell, is now mentally ill. At the end of last year, she attempted suicide, via a huge overdose of the drugs she is prescribed for her psychosis.

Even this, however, has proved to be insufficient for her government to negotiate her release, or for the Indonesians to demonstrate even a hint of mercy or compassion. It appears that, as the film states, "she is dying a slow torturous death, in squalor, devoid of human rights, and abandoned by her government."

EXPENDABLE THE MOVIE
This film is a wake up call for any traveler, any individual who places trust in political leaders or governments, and any humanitarian who believes that human decency will always prevail.

It creates a new perspective of the nation state of Australia, and presents a stark warning of the dangers of an overly cozy press caucus.

It is a film you will not forget."

Cheers

veritas

Jackie W said...

Thanks for running this AP. I have been following this story for years, and have watched in despair how the Oz media have twisted minds and opinions with absolute smear. The segment in the film on propaganda is just so correct. It depresses me how easy the Australian public buy what they are fed, and how callous and uncaring they are.

Schapelle tried to kill herself a few months ago, and they still do nothing to help her. Still covering there own corruption, even though Expendable has published their government's own damning letters which prove what low life criminals they are.

This shows exactly how little regard government really has for real people. It also shows how important the internet is in fighting back with truth.

And thanks too Veritas. This has to be exposed.

Jackie

Anonymous said...

Great article. Thank you so much for writing and publishing this and helping to spread the truth about the innocent Schapelle Corby. Excellent work.

Anonymous said...

aus gov cannot intervene, because aus is not a legit sovereign nation.thats why they plant the flag on the roof.japan hunts whales in nz waters,nz cannot do anything about it,if they complain to the un,japan would out them, and the house of cards would tumble.

Norm P said...

Anonymous is dodging Australian corruption. Have you even watched the film buddy? Looked at the government's own letters?

They had proof that she was innocent, and they hid it. That has nothing to do with sovereignty at all. It is about corruption.

If they wanted her home the cost would be exposing their own buddies, in the privatised airport corp, and in the AFP. So they sold her and hid the evidence, until now.

They are still hiding it, because their media is censoring it.

Stop making excuses. There is none. The bottom line was money. Schapelle was expendable to these creature, and she still is.

Anonymous said...

hi norm. that western goverments are corrupt drug runners and a lot worse, is a given.i just wanted to point out that australia and all other commonwealth states are bogus.ramifications of this fact are huge. i did watch the film.very sad state.hope she makes it home. your friend, Buddy.

lonegranger said...

Guess what?

There is no such thing as "rights" human or otherwise! An individual's "rights" are decided and limited by the perceptions of the greatest authority present in the context when the "rights" issue arises.

Think about it.

Have a superlative day.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that this type of activity in regard to Australia and her people was even a possibility. I just remember the tourist commercials that called on us all to come to Australia and they would throw some shrimp on the barbie(barbeque). However as of late it seems the world and her countries have entered a form of twilight zone that I never thought would become a reality. Thanxs very much for the article.

Anonymous said...

not just drug industry, but drug DEPENDENT industry.

Anonymous said...

There's a really, really dark side to Oz. I recommend journalist Tony Wilson's "Schapelle: The Facts, The Evidence, The Truth". The only thing I didn't like about it is how he goes along with the conventional story about the Bali bombing when it was probably a micro nuke courtesy of Mossad, but otherwise a very good book. There's this image of Australia as a friendly country but as with everywhere, most people are asleep. They seem to have accepted the guilty verdict against Schapelle because the TV reported it without any opposing views, the government said it was OK and that after all it was a court decision -Indonesian(!).

Anonymous said...

I think you guys should get the facts first...
Schapelle Corby is and was GUILTY...there is no argument about it...
We in australia Know she is....Apart from a few who don't want to here it.
Her family have been flogging drugs for years..
YOU DO THE CRIME..YOU DO THE TIME...
She new what she was doing..
So THIS time I have to agree with the INDONESIA authorities...
Look how many other druggies have been caught there.
IF YOU ARE SO STUPID AS TO DEAL IN DRUGS ESPECIALLY THERE SERVES YOU RIGHT.
DON'T COMPLAIN..

A Gatekeeper said...

Unfortunately, some of those people in Australia whom the authorities believe have helped with this film have come under threats and intimidation. One lady had a heart attack under the stress when it started, but she is now out of hospital.

The usual other stuff has happened, including funds being frozen, obtrusive monitoring, verbal and written abuse, and efforts to set up false evidence to seize computers. I am told that all this has been recorded and will also be published by Expendable downstream.

They are getting help and advice from outside Australia, but the situation is ongoing.

a curiae said...

you forgot?? that Murdoch owns most papers and other media. fairfax is a poor second. the govt spent a fair bit on legals . but every aissue os warned re drug laws and the fact your'e in deep doo doo with places like indonesia singapore etc.
and yeah shapelle/family have priors. that sunk a lot of public cred for them.
still any sane person would figure that Kilos was far far beyond credible..and the place to go to party for aussies is Bali due to their twofaced..drug policies, death sentences for having/using...but its where the idiot aussies go to DO drugs..der!
what did any of you expect? our govt left david Hicks to rot in YOUR GITMO! due to usa govts powerplays as well and he copped pretty shit treatment there and back home.
Pot Kettle Black actually folks...isn't it USA that jails mainly black males for a tiny few grams of marijuana? highest incarceration rates in the world? jails so full you have to let chaps out before times up? death by chair or injection?
oh and Australia isnt a STATE its a Nation! less corrupt than Usa but we're working on following your anal retentive fear and bomb the fuck outta everyone routine. thanks to our latest excuse for a leader and the Usual slavish devotion to all things Usa.
oh and Yeah ABC is govt owned, just like your Abc and follows the govvy line, see the warmist fansasies/ war on terror/ personal privacy sold off for interests of big biz etc etc.

Anonymous said...

There is a great deal about our current federal police force that troubles me. I would like to see a royal commission into the whole force but last time they tried to sort out the mess the fellow who came over from England threw up his hands in disgust and went home....the population are treated as though we still have chains around the ankles/....

Anonymous said...

There Is nothing surprising to me in this documentary, The majority of the information contained within this film and files of the case have been public knowledge for some time. I do however commend the A.P. and the Makers of the this film truth works for the presentation of this information all in one place. The drib drab of information diminishes the impact and gives the echelons of governance time and excuse to ignore the corruption. but to have it spelled out in a single piece gives it the nuclear option.

Anonymous said...

I have seen first hand what happens to the drugs once taken in a raid.NOT all marijuana is distroyed,most of it goes back out onto the streets thanks to the corupt AFP and the government we have.Australia was taken over by the english and convicts were sent here over for the littlest crime, our rights for freedom of speech and lifestyle become more controlled everytime the circus of clowns known as the government get together. Work us harder and give us less.We are still convicts in this country and ppl are happy to winge about it but to lazy and stupid to do anything to try and stop it.The only reason marijuana is illegal is because it relaxs and makes people HAPPY.Canberra decriminalised marijuana in the A.C.T because Yes all those going through UNI and becoming police,laywers,judges and YES even those going into politics were using POT and once convicted of using it their careers were over.It is a joke when it comes to a WEED, my god we have arseholes out there selling and using more leathal drugs than POT.leagalist all drugs like some countries have and watch like they did how crime and drug use goes down.My mother gave birth to me so what right does anyone else have to tell me what I can or can not put into MY body.Time for all Australian's to wake up and smell the shit the so called government try to shove down our throats day in day out, time for us all to take a stand and take OUR country back....OUT WITH THE CORRUPT AND DICTATORSHIP AND BRING BACK FREEDOM

Anonymous said...

Excellent, thank you.

Inkling said...

I am an Australian citizen (I have dual citizenship, Australian and British) and have returned to england after 20+ years of living in Oz. I am now glad that I did!! Ozzies are the same as Americans (probably every western nationality!) in that they do not see the faults that are glaringly obvious to 'foreigners". I must admit though that I was in Oz during Schapelle's arrest and her court appearances and was totally disgusted in the way that John Howard and his cabinet did nothing to help the poor girl in those times. And they still do nothing

Anonymous said...

Oh my dear Jesus, help her.

Anonymous said...

It still amazes me that there are people so blind to the glaring obvious facts that the expendable project present.
There has not been one scrap of evidence other than the bag containing the marijuana at the airport, a bag that was out of Schapelle's control for 10 hours.
A bag that has now been proven was tampered with at Sydney airport.
Yet on this very site we have low lives perrpetuating the lie that she is guilty without knowing little or anything about the case.
It makes my blood boil.
When did Australia become a nation of backstabbers?
We were once a proud country that stood shoulder to shoulder and fought for our mates and fellow countrymen.
ANZAC's must be turning in their graves!

Anonymous said...

I am Schapelle's Uncle and I cannot begin to express my joy at being able to read positive feedback from people that are starting to become aware of what the Australian government have done to my family.
For years we have been the brunt of jokes and inuendo, all because Schapelle dared to stand up and refuse to plead guilty for a crime she did not commit.
If Schapelle is innocent, then Sydney airport is not secure!
If Schapelle is innocent, then Qantas security is flawed.
CAN'T HAVE THAT!

Anonymous said...

Thank you AP for this documentary. Most people knew from the start that Schapelle was innocent, it was just so obvious. I`m going to send a link to as many people as I can, if only we could get this on main stream. This needs to get out to as many people as possible.
Good luck and blessings to Schapelle and her family, the truth will set us free.

Anonymous said...

You cant sue Govts but you can sue Corporations.

Each member of parliament is an individual Corporation so they too can be sued. Corporations do everything via Contracts, everything they do is regarded as a contract. However even under their own laws for a contract to exist it demands that all parties have full understanding & knowledge. Just dont expext a member of the BAR will have the courage help you or even admit this.

Anonymous said...

David Cook of Brisbane: Awesome post thank you for your wonderful effort. Innocent Schapelle needs all the help she can receive.

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