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Category "Other Countries"

The Freedom Writers

During my journey from Australia to Germany in mid-April 2007 I was fortunate to watch a very interesting in-flight movie.  Not having an idea what it was all about, and bored with the other commercial stuff, I tuned into this show, expecting a typically brutal US American production, but was in for a surprise. [Read more »]

“Iraq – Baghdad Doctor”

On Tuesday, 20 February 2007, ABC broadcasted a very unique documentary in its program “Foreign Correspondent” produced by an Iraqi doctor at Al Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad.
According to other web sites, this hospital – the second largest in the country – used to be a normal neighbourhood clinic until the US led war against Iraq.  For some time it was caught in the middle of cross fire between the invading forces and Iraqi troops and therefore severely damaged.  [Read more »]

Australian Radio and the US

Being down with a flue since a few days, this gave me a chance to listen to Australian radio more intensively.  Coming from Europe, especially Germany, with its subservience to US political dominance, it is amazing for me to see so many radio and tv features being broadcasted which openly criticise the current US administration and, in the same time, the Australian Howard government’s stand “side by side with its brothers” …
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