Over in my other blog I have written an article on the Turkish side of ANZAC Day and the importance of the Gallipoli battles to the Turkish, in particular, to the rise of Ataturk. On a related note, in CNN’s ANZAC Day coverage they showed the poser John Howard (Australia’s less than esteemed leader) making a photo opportunity with Australian troops in Iraq. There was also a news story with Stan Grant on the ANZAC Day commemorations in Thailand where the World War 2 POW’s (prisoners of war) suffered terribly building the railway for the Japanese. Following the news was Stan Grant again, presenting a documentary about the troubles aboriginals have in Australia, particularly focusing on the riots in Redfern (an inner-Sydney suburb).

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