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Update

I’ve written a more extended reaction to these photos and the police operation which you can read: here.

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I went into the city today to watch the APEC protest and took some photos. I was absolutely amazed at the size of the police presence and the lengths to which they had gone to prevent the organisation of an effective protest. It seems they had totally surrounded all entry points into Hyde Park where the protesters where trying to gather – allowing them only one entry and exit point. They then set up stations blocking off various streets. It really looks like massive over kill – which will only fuel the negative public perception of the event. We the ordinary folks just watch on in childlike wonder while our leaders swan around playing ‘Nations’ with their friends.

Here is an example of how they used the buses to block the streets:

The next couple show the massive police presence around Hyde Park. Is it just me or do the cops seem to outnumber the protesters? I can hardly see the protesters

One of the standard posters that peppered the landscape:

Move along folks – nothing to see here!

Yeah – cause like… there’s all this rioting going on… idiots…

The media with their big cameras – heaps of them everywhere:

And now some photos of the now infamous security fence:

These bins were declared terrorist suspects and were isolated by the police… good to see them on the case!

All in all – pure hilarity.

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49 Comments

  1. aaron wrote:

    Holy crap that’s a lot of cops!

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 2:23 pm | Permalink
  2. Man, Sydney. Been so long since I saw yeh. Met you when I was 15, when I stayed in Gosford. Anyhoo, I wanted to say…. I’m sorry.
    Sorry about the whole mess. Bush, your guy, the fences… all that. Yeah, I met you when I was all in to “Political Punk”, listening to Dead Kennedys and stuff. I was all, “screw the fascist American government, man!”
    Well, that was 1989. Loved your monorail, record stores, it was nice in July. You really are a great country and stuff.
    Sorry that guy got outta hand. It wasn’t my fault though! I voted for this guy named… forgot… but he had some good ideas. Last election, it was a guy named Peltier, who ran because he was framed by our own government. Yeah, it was like that. No chance in hell.
    Anyway. I’m really, REALLY sorry about that Bush. His DAD almost drafted me! They’re a bunch of dicks!
    Sydney, you’re sweet, and you didn’t deserve this. I know the graffiti and petty theft I do here won’t make up for anything.
    But like voting for Peltier and whatisname– Nader!– it makes me feel like I’m doing something. It was an American guy who said, “by any means necessary.” Maybe that will help you too. That guy converted to Islam, by the way.
    Sorry. You’re gorgeous. Still on your side.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 5:04 pm | Permalink
  3. brad wrote:

    I suppose you must be aware of what happened with the ABC current affairs comedy troup The Chaser? The huff and puff of the security chief and his stance on their stunt being dangerous and could have resulted in one of them being shot, but how did a team of fake ID holding comedians get past such elaborate and expensive security (170 million in total for the APEC security)? My guess is that was clearly such utter wank that the checkpoints werent properly handled, maybe something to do with the probability of 10,000 terrorists all catching the same bus to Sydney?

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  4. TheeReverendObskure wrote:

    I’ll take this opportunity to say that not every one of us that lives in america is an ignorant NASCAR loving dolt.

    And here I keep thinking that things just can’t get anymore ridiculous…what a train wreck.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  5. James wrote:

    Wow That is really crazy. Some people need to cool off the whole terrorists thing, ie Americans as they are the only one who are really scared. Most people in Britain don’t really care.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 9:27 pm | Permalink
  6. Rick Stammer wrote:

    Reminds me of a Nazi rally I saw….. they literally had one police officer for every demonstrator.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 10:05 pm | Permalink
  7. Steve Bennett wrote:

    You call it “hilarious”. It’s not. There really is a movement to undermine the effectiveness of public demonstration. The police presence is to make people think that protestors are “dangerous”. In a normal society, you could just protest wherever you want. Here, you’re supposed to dicsuss with police in advance, and follow the path they choose – out of the way of cameras, or the actual focus of the protest. It sucks.

    And once you realise there are no terrorists, you realise what a scam all the security is. We’re not protecting the leaders of the world from anyone, we’re just impingeing on the rights of normal citizens to live their lives.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 10:07 pm | Permalink
  8. aussie_bob wrote:

    This is the most accurate picture of normal Australians participating in APEC http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/protesters-moon-apec-motorcade/2007/09/07/1188783480075.html.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 11:45 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Australia just lost a tourist.

    Posted on 08-Sep-07 at 11:46 pm | Permalink
  10. Ellis_Wyatt wrote:

    Instead of “protesting”, which is largely useless and ignored, you should have had a general boycott of local businesses. When the entire city loses a day’s (or more!) revenue, you better believe the politicians will hear about it. If the police “cause” a couple million dollars of losses, they’ll be hard pressed to explain doing twice, police state propaganda or otherwise.

    Boycott, you consumptionist fools. Hurt their bottom line, and do NOT believe that symbolic rhetoric is anything but.

    And FWIW, I have as tough a time selling this argument in America, but it is beginning to change. *Of course* the war would be economic too, and it is.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 2:41 am | Permalink
  11. JoeNazi wrote:

    Hey, Wot iz wiz all ze slanty eyed chicks? – I zought Australia voz jast full of vhite kriminal skum – now u hev ze foreigners as vell..

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 3:42 am | Permalink
  12. Steve Bennett –

    I do agree completely with your senitment. The degree to which the police went to try to prevent a legitimate political protest is absolutely outrageous…

    But my reaction remains to laugh at them for the stupid idiots they are. I know a few people involved in the various resistance movements… the reality is that they are a rag tag bunch… and no match for the security forces arrayed against them. The police commissioner is living in a dream world – playing armies with his men… riding a fantasy for no greater purpose than the advancement of his own ego and self esteem. There is no better reaction than that, I believe, than to follow the Chaser’s lead and to laugh at him – and deride him…

    It’s the Australian way… we don’t fight – we taunt!

    —-

    Joe… it’s called multiculturalism… most of us are pretty cool with it… ;)

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 6:02 am | Permalink
  13. thank goodness wrote:

    hmmm, let me think.. a bunch of protesting folks, against some of the most hated leaders of the world… my vote goes to the smart local/federal police who managed things.. no police state, ease up, smoke more of your pot. the smart folks will take care of things.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    The Fletcher Memorial Home comes to mind…

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  15. CobraCotton wrote:

    Daniel, great pictures!

    it was a great protest everyone kept they’re cool, it went really well, thats Australian people at they’re best smiling laughing dancing in the streets not fighting, it was a fun day out, with no dick heads (for representation of a dick head see Joe Nazi post above) mucking about, it showed that the whole MAXIMUM SECURITY BECAUSE OF TERRORIST THREAT thing was joke worthy.

    Happy to have been a part of it we made our point ok so the “smart people” see previous poster “Thank goodness” (are you in fact mainlining Meth?) who are calling the shots probably won’t listen, but lets vote them out, lets go again next time and lets keep doing it until things change

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 10:43 am | Permalink
  16. Anonymous #72387238 wrote:

    And how much they had to spend to support all this stupidity? Something like 350 million.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  17. Anon #24 wrote:

    now, i’m not saying it’s right, nor am i saying it was a riot, but if it were to become one for whatever reason it’s probably best if a large force is already on the scene.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  18. We the people wrote:

    When there are so many police around and so much security, you know the polititions are afraid. They are afraid of the people they are supposed to represent, and no longer do. They are evolving into the new aristocrats. Demcrosy is dying before our eyes.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  19. Damian wrote:

    Some more shots from APEC Protests.

    I would like to second the comment regarding the police presence. The hyperbole leading up to the protest was one designed to generate fear of violence and association of those tha t marched with an ‘extreme’ tag.

    Embarrassed to be an Australian at the moment. How immature are we as a society that we can allow this to happen?

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  20. LittleKidfromMars wrote:

    so if all the cops are in the CBD then Imagine all the Mischief i could get up to in the suburbs of Sydney

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  21. Damian wrote:

    More photos of the day: http://www.flickr.com/photos/damian78/sets/72157601874671906/

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 1:12 pm | Permalink
  22. Alex wrote:

    The worst thing is that there are no police in the suburbs or on the roads.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  23. nikolai wrote:

    Ok, ok, ok… I don’t REALLY blame them, being prepared and all IS the boy scout’s oath (and after all, the Explorers who ARE the most advanced Boy Scouts are actually prepped for the para-military) but one day under similar circumstances, maybe the citizenry will appear on scene and be just as organized and well-armed (including gas masks) as the cops… Then what??? Just sayin’…

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 2:36 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    THEYRE BLOCKING MACCAS!! BASTARDS!!

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 4:43 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Actually I think the reason why the bins are marked is because in England the IRA used to favour using bins as a place to hide their bombs. Well known terrorist tactic.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
  26. kbeye wrote:

    War protesters at a trans-pacific economic cooperation meeting? Now, that’s the real humor in all of this.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
  27. JOhn wrote:

    Funny, I don’t see a cop standing in the front of my place to protect my family from possible terrorism.

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  28. Armchair General wrote:

    I say God Bless America AND George Bush.

    I don’t care how many filthy muslims die as long as the oil keeps flowing. Even if it was blood red in colour I’d still fill my tank with it.

    And besides, just think about all the great material the HollyWood script writers will have to work with based on the Iraq War, there’s bound to be at least a few really good movies.

    I can’t wait for the war with Iran to start. Exciting times ahead!!!!

    Posted on 09-Sep-07 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
  29. fenderflip wrote:

    This is sad. The government knows exactly what they’re doing though, they’ve been dealing with “unruly citizens” since there was such a thing. I wonder what this country will be like when the people are totally disenfranchised and speaking out against the government is like shooting yourself in the back with a tazer, having a black bag tied around your head, and getting locked in a cold dark nonexistant prison somewhere to be held for no official reason until your will is completely broken and you’re willing once again to “do anything” for your country. Including saying whatever they tell you to say and signing a fake confession.

    Posted on 10-Sep-07 at 3:08 am | Permalink
  30. ZxEfR wrote:

    Yeah I saw on CNN or Faux News some interview of a citizen in Australia standing by the fence saying “it was a necessary evil”!!! I was like….HUH?!?!?!

    What does it take for the sheople to see whats going on? Come on dude…get your head outta your ass.

    Posted on 10-Sep-07 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  31. Paul wrote:

    Been away from OZ for 5 years. That is NOT the Australia i remember. Howard should just replace the Union Jack with the Hammer and Sickle now, I suppose.

    Posted on 10-Sep-07 at 4:57 pm | Permalink
  32. I live here and it’s not that Australia I remember either… how did things change so fast?

    Posted on 10-Sep-07 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  33. Raalnan5 wrote:

    The funny thing is, the media loves to report the protests as protests, and not as thinly attended vigils. After the way the soldiers graves were defaced, I say put the cops on the job, and give them permission to break a protester.

    Posted on 11-Sep-07 at 4:28 am | Permalink
  34. Waterproof wrote:

    All these APEC protesters and Anti American views. You’re all a walking hypocrisy, seriously. How many protesters drive car, smoke, drink, use mobile phones….and you all have the nerves to protest about ‘global warming’ which in my opinions, is a myth. Look up about Mars, Venus, Jupiter heating up too. Wonder how pollution is going down there.

    Let me quote this for all you Bush and American haters:

    “Our love/hate relationship with US culture is possibly the most contradictory aspect of Australian culture and identity today. We consume vast amounts of US popular culture in an addictive manner but, as with the daily consumption of Coke or cigarettes, this consumption comes with a guilty aftertaste for many. Recent surveys show Australians to be among the most enthusiastic consumers of US culture and one of the nations most worried about the Americanisation of our society. This paradox goes some way to explaining why Australian anti-Americanism is often inarticulate and not classifiable as pathological anti-Americanism.”

    You make me sick Australia.

    Posted on 12-Sep-07 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  35. Waterproof,

    I for one actually don’t disagree with you. It’s frustrating that very few choose to accept responsibility for their own involvement in the capitalistic system while at the same time eschewing it overall as an evil. There seems to be a substantive degree of cognitive dissonance which underpins this dichotomy – but getting people to acknowledge it is difficult.

    At the same time – this doesn’t invalidate their actual claims. If for example, they are arguing that people as a whole should use cars less, and yet still drive themselves – this doesn’t make their original claim any less valid. Part of their rationale might be – look, why I should I make the sacrifice when no one else is… let the government legislate so that it is a level playing field. And this a fair approach. (not that I believe that most protesters have thought that far – but I think it’s a position they could avail themselves if they wished.)

    Finally – I might point out that most people on this post are reacting to the police presence. I was horrified by the police presence – but I do not necessarily agree with all (or even many) of the views of the protesters. Still, I share your general frustration and was happy to indulge it.

    As I never tire of pointing out – people don’t think enough!

    Posted on 12-Sep-07 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  36. Jose Thomas wrote:

    I’m sorry but I think the protests are an absolute waste of time and money. The security (no matter how incredibly ineffective it was) was there because there was a real threat. Would you have preferred a bombing? Please wake up to the real world. Australians have absolutely no reason to be Anti-American. In the world now there are only two sides, the terrorists or America. Which one are you gonna choose to support? Please don’t say neither. Of course we should criticize America but in a constructive manner. Showing your asses or protests won’t convince anyone about anything. Just because all your “cool” friends in college want to protest doesn’t mean shit.

    Stop this bullshit cause and find a real one. Adopt a kid or something. You can only feel good about doing a bullshit cause for a few days at max. Coz even your subconscious knows you’re tricking yourself.

    I suspect these stupid protests come due to a guilt complex. Perhaps the “you are a sinner” theme used in many churches over the years has worked itself into your psyche. That’s the most reasonable explanation that I can come up with.

    Anyway, a final request to you self proclaimed “rebels”.. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!

    Global warming – I consider myself unbiased in this respect. Of course global warming is happening but for my simple question :”why does it happen?” there has been no real answer. One thing that’s come out from my research is that CO2 is not a big deal. Coz it is not the major cause…water vapour is. Just because you make a lot of noise about something doesn’t make it true.

    And the police in Sydney are so well-mannered. I find it really offensive to make such a fuss for one day. You got a day off out of it, didn’t you!?

    Posted on 13-Sep-07 at 1:54 am | Permalink
  37. Hi Jose,

    It’s good to hear the other point of view being represented.

    Let’s try to keep a number of issues distinct from one another. The first of these is the security used to protect the world leaders from terrorists. As you mention, this was extremely inneffective. The chaser was able to infiltrate it and were only caught when they announced themselves.

    This is distinct from the security used to obstruct the political protest. This was extremely effective. No one is denying this.

    Was there a real threat from terrorists? Maybe. Was there a real threat from the protestors? Clearly not. And yet, that was the only real security success the Police can claim. How ironic.

    Similarly, we should keep distinct the actual views of the protesters and their right to express them. I myself am in two minds concerning my support for their actual views – but I’m steadfast in the defense of their right to express them. You might disagree with their point of view – that’s fine. But don’t let that prevent you from believing they should be allowed to express it.

    And it’s a fact that the police used every means possible to try to stifle the protest. One of the main tactics they used was to wage a campaign of fear throughout the media, by claiming intelligence that there was to be massive violence on a scale that had never before been witnessed in Australia. This was – in a word – bullshit. The aim of this campaign was to dissuade people of a moderate persuasion (mums and dads and the like) from joining the protest.

    It’s not a legitimate response to say that the security was necessary because of the threat of terrorism. Remember – we’re keeping these issues distinct. Protesters aren’t terrorists – and so the same rules of security shouldn’t apply. But the police did treat them like terrorists (by their repeated claims that there was a terrorist element within the protest group).

    This conflation of security objectives is what is so scary. We have a clear example of the terrorist card being played against a legitimate social movement. You might disagree with this movement – but that is not the point. In a democracy – that movement must be allowed… to move… so to speak.

    I’d be interested to hear your response to these points Jose… :)

    Posted on 13-Sep-07 at 7:30 am | Permalink
  38. Jose Thomas wrote:

    Hmm,..it’s nice to hear someone talking in a calm and logical manner, as opposed to most of the APEC protest guys I talked to. Anyway, I have to challenge you on some of your statements.

    You said “Was there a real threat from the protestors? Clearly not”. How exactly do you know that there is no threat from the protestors? I’ve been to a couple of protests myself(Not for any political convictions) and it starts out as a group of people with similar ideas. But then a couple of heated arguments later, people go crazy. I’ve never been to one in Australia but I doubt it would make much difference anywhere. If it’s not controlled by the police, it just escalates.

    Of course I agree that you have the right to protest. But what I don’t agree with is the claim that Australian police stifled your protest. It’s not like the Australian police were firing at the protestors. As far as protests go, it went perfectly. No burned cars or broken windows.

    Also “Protesters aren’t terrorists – and so the same rules of security shouldn’t apply”. lol…haha..I guess in Australia all the protestors are vaccinated from birth from being a terrorist. Sorry, my mistake. Didn’t know there was a cure for religious dogmatism of the blowmyselfupitis variation.

    Another thing I find funny is that you seem to be so sensitive about the way police treated you. Honestly, I wonder how you guys are gonna solve any of the real problems in the world with such an immature attitude. And what exactly is the horrible way that police treated you? They just said that there may be terrorist elements inside the protest group? That’s nothing. Even my little brother calls me worse things than that.

    And out of curiosity, what legitimate social movement are you protesting for? You don’t like holidays? Coz that’s the only thing I can think of.

    Posted on 13-Sep-07 at 8:49 pm | Permalink
  39. katie wrote:

    Wow, Sydney..

    I’m from Wellington, NZ, and I thought I’d seen Police use dodgy tactics here against anti-war protestors, as we have all the Embassies here and the con-current Diplomatic Protection Squads/ Strategic Response Group ‘special police’ for protests.

    I missed some of the coverage while I’ve been down with the ‘flu, so just getting back into the net and finding a link to this article was freaky.

    I’ve visited Sydney as a tourist (hasn’t half of NZ?) and I couldn’t credit that a city could be so in contempt of it’s citizens and businesses as to impose such ridiculously over-the-top security measures.

    Ok, Bush may be the most contemptible and loathed US head-of-State since LBJ (for basically the same reasons.. “Hey, Hey, LBJ, How many kids did ya kill today?”, has echoes in some of the current anti-war chants), but the paranoia regarding the likelihood of a terrorist attack while Bush’s in Sydney was crazy.

    Megalomania usually manifests in the subject regarding their own life as the focus of all other lives on the planet – Bush has a bad, big dose of this.

    Repeat after me – he’s just a politician. He can be VOTED out.

    Which I’m quite sure the American public, distressed and embarrassed as they are by the turn the war has taken, will surely do.

    Same goes for John Howard.
    Australia, you know what to do!

    Posted on 16-Sep-07 at 5:41 am | Permalink
  40. Hi Jose,

    My apologies – Akismet thought you were spam and it took me a while to notice you.

    I do agree that things aren’t completely clear cut with respect to the security threat posed by protestors. But it’s like the bear patrol in the simpsons. All this lethal force around and not a bear in sight. And of course this was exactly the reasoning expressed by our police commissioner when no serious violence did erupt during the protests.

    Whether or there was a real threat – we’ll never know as the police refuse to release any details about the so called intelligence they claimed indicated massive violence.

    As to the issue of whether the protest was stifled – it was. There can be no denying this. The police chief went on television telling everyone there would be extreme violence. The intention of this was to dissuade moderates from attending. It worked a charm. The protest itself was tiny. Tens of thousands marched at the start of the iraq war in Sydney – with hardly any police presence. It was peaceful and well organised. During apec it was three thousand at the most.

    As for your latter comments – I don’t really see any further critical engagement within them. If sarcastic derision of my arguments helps you in some way, please feel free. But if you have any interest in influencing my thinking (and I assume you do because you’re taking the trouble to write) – then I can assure you it’s not particularly effective in that aim.

    As for myself – I don’t count myself among the protestors. So won’t presume to speak for their views. I’m merely speaking to the defense of their right to protest in an unobstructive fashion.

    Posted on 22-Sep-07 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  41. Forrest wrote:

    It’s amazing how much Sydney looks like San Francisco! Great shots, and thanks for being there to capture them.

    Posted on 23-Sep-07 at 12:49 pm | Permalink
  42. Jose Thomas wrote:

    Hmm,..sorry about the sarcasm if it annoyed you. Just a habit..
    Anyway, I don’t see anything about which I should talk about coz you seem to not want to take any stance.
    And the things that you do, are very hard to argue about coz you claim to not know enough about it. And I don’t either…
    Nice talkin to u.
    Bye
    Jose

    Posted on 04-Oct-07 at 8:27 pm | Permalink
  43. Spliter wrote:

    I have on opinion and it’s my own, I don’t live in australia but I think that the american culture is spreadin far too quickly merking, and altering other cultures, I don’t accept the term of “common culture” people are bound to be different, but that was oof the topic.
    I’m neither pro nor anti Bush, I have enough problems in my own country do deal with, the comunists still drilling our minds even thought the communism has officialy expired (the communist got a few very confourtable chairs like directors of media, politician jobs etc) atleast the actual regime is trying to exterminate them but ofcourse media has the power, and much media is controlled by the communist, anyway, Protest should be there, and people should be heard, of course only the minority protests, and that minority might be right (that’s why I don’t believe in democracy), I’ve never protested myself but I believe that protest is a very necessary way of expressing opinions, as long as tere are limits… some poeple overuse the protest to the point of breaking the laws and perform criminal acts…
    that is all I have to say….

    Posted on 04-Oct-07 at 8:35 pm | Permalink
  44. van wrote:

    Democrat infested cities – the police are there for their own protection. What do you expect?

    When you have visceral, uneducated, highly emotional people all crammed together chanting and inciting mob-type behavior time and time and time ….ad nauseum, it’s time to increase the safety.

    OR……they’ll hurt themselves and sue the city.

    Posted on 15-Oct-08 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  45. Carolena wrote:

    Well said.

    Posted on 28-Oct-08 at 12:54 am | Permalink
  46. vandamn wrote:

    44.van wrote:
    Democrat infested cities – the police are there for their own protection. What do you expect?

    When you have visceral, uneducated, highly emotional people all crammed together chanting and inciting mob-type behavior time and time and time ….ad nauseum, it’s time to increase the safety.

    OR……they’ll hurt themselves and sue the city.

    “Van”, sorry but unfortunately you are echoing the same old conservative droning that comfortably pretentious modern day serfs broadcast in some sort of thankless bid to convince yourself and others that democracy and capitalism actually exist. Today it is becoming more and more blatantly evident that both these models have been hijacked by the tyrants you have defended in your post, and by your ignorance. Its people like you who digest the propaganda in the newspaper every day before unquestioningly submitting yourself to daily servitude, content that in return superficial governmental tutelage will somehow suffice and that this is as good as ‘freedom’ gets. By the way, your clichéd use of Latin has failed to convince me that you are anything but retarded. Do you honesty believe that these commonwealth henchmen are employed to protect and serve you? Why lend their operations so much credence when all you are is a prearranged item of furniture adorning the floors of a kingdom you will never live to partake of. And finally, I have great conviction in the fact that you are a wayward and irrelevant byproduct of the New World Order, and moreover, I believe you are mentally ill and you signify livestock. The system has failed, and it wants you to follow suit. Wake up to the fact that these photos are but a bitter taste of what is to come, that is to say if your kind fails to break free from the conditioning I can only describe as a neurosis on par with Stockholm syndrome. Otherwise, you utterly deserve the inevitable tyranny you justify..

    Nothing personal…

    Posted on 02-Aug-09 at 2:46 am | Permalink
  47. arthur wrote:

    l believe we are heading to martial law because it is happing hear in melbourne and l live in seaford every time l go to safeway store to do some shopping at night the police seem to do road blockes for breath test but this time they went to far last wed 25 of may about 9 30pm as l deove on seaford road l saw a lot of police cars getting ready for something even the side streets just before the train line where l go thru to go to safeway store as l did my shopping l got out and saw a lot of raod blocks on beach road and seaford road both ways where you leave the store and it seems that the police was breath testing people leaving the store and l had my dog in the car which l take with me all the time and as they stopped me inside the premises of safeway store my dog went nuts and try’d to bite the police man and l had troubly trying to control the dog, as l did my breath test l went to close the window without me knowing the dogs head got stuck in window as l went to look back so l press the butting so it wood come down and it was free
    from that insident and l was very angry as this road blocks is going out of control so now at nights l drive to frankston store to do my shopping as this is the start of martial law in this country.

    Posted on 31-May-10 at 9:03 pm | Permalink
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  3. [...] Link: Daniel Haggard [...]

  4. [...] read more | digg story [...]

  5. APEC 2007 | SmashcraB.org on 09-Sep-07 at 1:28 pm

    [...] Daniel Haggard – When APEC came to Sydney Schneier on Security – APEC Conference in Sydney Social Engineered Abc News – TheChaser boys arrested for prank LiveNews – TheChaser boys could get 6 years jail Abc News – Court rules APEC protest has to move Prison Planet – Protesting Bush outlawed at APEC The Orstrahyun – “Welcome To Sydney President Bush, But Watch Out For The Rocket Launchers” Smh – Drop the fork Abc News – Pro-Bush group granted permit Youtube – Security forces get ready Youtube – New tazers deployed for Apec Youtube – 5th Sep Headlines & Protests [...]

  6. [...] I’m sorry my government has spent a rumoured $300 million on this APEC mess. [...]

  7. [...] Even in other countries we are wanted! Yeah it’s nice to be wanted by people, just ask a famous rockstar! Seriously though not like this, and it just goes to show you what the world is thinking about our great nation. Click here for the story [...]

  8. [...] love so much? What’s frustrating is that we just don’t know. Some people look at those pictures on my previous post and are filled with dismay – others see it is as necessary, and the protesters [...]

  9. [...] APEC – Martial Law in Australia Source: DanielHaggard.com [...]

  10. [...] read more | digg story [...]

  11. [...] our police commissioner warned us after the APEC meeting in sydney: this is how we do business in Sydney now. And so it goes. SMH is reporting that [...]

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