Author Archives: andrew

George Soros: wealthy, not wise

By Andrew L. Urban ‘In the United States, President Donald Trump would like to establish his own mafia-style state but cannot, because the Constitution, other institutions, and a vibrant civil society won’t allow it.’ That’s the third sentence in an … Continue reading

Posted in Regimes | Leave a comment

That’s not climate change …

By Andrew L. Urban Global warming – more like global hotting at times – was a function of earth’s climate long before humans used coal; or even knew what it was. In a paper published in Climate Etc (January 25, … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy and global warming policies | Leave a comment

Memo to Republicans: Australia not a real colony

Andrew L. Urban The fundamental difference between Australia as a ‘colony’ and every other colony of an imperial power is that Britain sent its own citizens (however unwilling) to establish it. Never mind the reasons, the important point in any … Continue reading

Posted in By The Way | Leave a comment

Lloyd Rayney & how tunnel vision blinds police

By Andrew L. Urban The WA police defamed an innocent man by publicly naming him soon after starting their investigation as the only suspect in his wife’s murder. He was eventually (three years later) charged, tried and acquitted. Twice. He … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy and Justice | Leave a comment

Bare faced lawyers: confessions of the legal profession

Innocent people – at least 71 known*, the total unknowable – have been held or are stuck in Australian jails on lengthy sentences for murders or rapes they did not commit. This comes as no surprise to those who, like … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy and Justice | Leave a comment

Manufacturing consensus

Andrew L. Urban Just out, the first book to be published by the US based Global Warming Foundation is by the Australian writer/researcher Bernie Lewin, a detailed – and damning – historical deconstruction of the origins of the Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy and global warming policies | Leave a comment

C’mon, Harry, be a (big) show-off

By Andrew L. Urban. How about ‘The Harry Triguboff Research Hospital’, its $1 billion cost fully paid for by His Meritonship, Harry Triguboff, a giant monument to philanthropy and good will – showing off in a really big way. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Quotidian | Leave a comment

Walk a Milo in his shoes …

By Andrew L. Urban A pathetic little man dressed in a dark suit scurried beside me in my aisle seat four rows from the front, picked up something and hurled it in the general direction of Milo Yiannopoulos on the … Continue reading

Posted in Quotidian | Leave a comment

Securing murder convictions without evidence

By Andrew L. Urban. As Gordon Wood, acquitted in 2014 of murdering his girlfriend Caroline Byrne in 1995, awaits the decision (expected by end of 2017) on his recently concluded malicious prosecution case against the State of NSW, at least … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy and Justice | 3 Comments

The wrong arm of the law

By Andrew L. Urban A man convicted of murder is still in jail after 33 years, 11 years after he was eligible for parole, because he will not relent on his claim of innocence. He has always maintained that he … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy and Justice | Leave a comment