Asia-Pacific Perspective | Was the #SydneySiege a Propaganda Fail? | Dec. 17, 2014


Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett and Broc West break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month's conversation:

STORY 1: Sydney Hostage Crisis
Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities
Australian Defense Forces Conducted Terror Drills In Exact Location Of Sydney Siege 1 Year Before
Who Created Cartoon Character "Man Haron Monis" Behind "Sydney Siege" Circus?
Queensland police ordered onto streets in response to Martin Place siege
Government to outlaw ASIO torture (for now)

STORY 2: G20 Update/Wrap-up
G20 Brisbane: final communique lists 800 measures for economic growth
New G20 Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Hit Depositors AND Pensioners
Thousands march in response to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, mainstream media exposed

STORY 3: Japanese elections or Asia-Pacific 2015 Predictions?
Voter turnout was terrible, but Abe still claims mandate with LDP-Komeito victory

Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill 'patriotism' in schools
Japan's Controversial Secrecy Law Comes Into Effect
British Researcher Blasts U.N. Report on Fukushima Cancer Risk As Unscientific
Fukushima makes pitch to host some 2020 Olympic events
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