People Power- Pine Gap 4

Watch the following clips and answer the following:

  1. What were the Pine Gap 4 protesting about?
  2. Why were they arrested?
  3. What possible reasons could there be for the original verdict?
  4. Discuss whether retaining this facility is in Australia’s ‘national interest’. 
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So what’s the big deal about this?

This place has caused a furor!

 See Think Wonder
  • What do you see here?
  • What does it make you think about?
  • What does it make wonder?

Leave your comments in the comment box

 

Is the US Alliance still in Australia’s national interest?

A Time For Change: The US Alliance and Australian Foreign Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. After reading the article, discuss the extent to which you agree. Leave your ideas in the comments box.

Cartoon Analysis: China

  1. What country is represented by the man on the left?
  2. What country is represented by the panda?
  3. Who is the man poking his tongue out? What country does he represent?
  4. What message is inherent in this cartoon?

China: What is going on?

SEE-THINK-WONDER

  1. What do you see?
  2. What do you think about that?
  3. What does it make you wonder?

Leave your comments in the comment space below.

Has Al Qaeda Failed?

  1. In your own words, identify the main points highlighted by the video.
  2. What evidence is provided to support the claim that Al Qaeda remains a viable threat?
  3. What evidence is provided to support the claim that Al Qaeda has failed?  
  4. Evaluate the success of Al Qaeda as a group involved in a conflict (War on Terror).

Yemen: A Failed State?

Is Yemen a failed state? What are the consequences of President Saleh losing his grip on power? Has US support for Saleh helped or hindered the flourishing of Al Qaeda in Yemen? Click the link to read more. Yemen: Inching toward becoming a failed state

Who are Al Qaeda?

Who are Al Qaeda? Are they affiliated with other groups? Where are they located? Has the US and the west been successful in dismantling them? Click on the link to find out.

Al Qaeda

Obama Gets Osama

Obama’s speech regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Globalisation: Coca Cola

Coke Kills!

Watch how the world’s leading beverage company is complicit in abductions, human rights abuses and killings in the Coca Cola case.