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William De Maria

Julia Gillard and Those Military Funerals

By William de Maria with Pearls and Irritations While sitting in on 24 soldier funerals did Gillard ask herself the same question, in substance, “is it worth it?”. No doubt each time she would have given herself the same answer… Continue Reading →

Australian War Memorial: from Keeper of the Flame to Hider of Shame?

By William De Maria with Michael West Media The big brand theme park that is the Australian War Memorial, bankrolled by international arms manufacturers, is an object lesson in dishonesty. Conceived during World War I amidst the mustard gas, the… Continue Reading →

Australia’s War of Shame: Afghanistan

By William De Maria with Pearls and Irritations When Australian soldiers lifted their boots off Afghani ground for the last time in December 2013 the Koh-e Paghman mountains outside Kabul moaned for a nation broken once again by invasion. Up… Continue Reading →

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