16.5 C
Byron Shire
June 23, 2024

US support for Ukraine

Latest News

Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

Other News

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Forrest Organics

Victoria Cosford At the Forrest’s stall while Dave serves and chats to customers, wife Sue is showing me the magazine...

Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

Critical incident investigation declared following motorcycle crash – Lismore

A critical investigation has been declared after a teenager was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lismore.

The Village Grocer is shutting down

The supermarket near the roundabout in Byron, formerly known as Five Star, Handimarket, Spar Express and more recently as...

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

Alan Watterson’s recent ad hominem attack, under the absurdly inappropriate heading ‘Scrivener’s Ukraine’ (Letters, 30 August), demonstrates uncritical acceptance of the mainstream narrative and contempt for anything else. He was triggered by a letter that he clearly didn’t read, or else failed to comprehend, because it wasn’t about Ukraine or Russia and had nothing to do with Wagner.

It was actually about Australia and America and the warmongering war-profiteering plutocracy that rules them. This tragedy in Ukraine was obviously instigated by Nuland’s 2014 regime change operation and furthered via Biden’s corrupt dealings in Kiev. Washington’s goal is to harm Russia using Ukraine, just like it aims to harm China using Australia. America’s self-entitled political elite, devoid of self-awareness, incapable of self-reflection, deluded by hypocrisy and emboldened with odious arrogance, have clearly committed a colossal crime in Ukraine.

But one can hardly expect Alan Watterson to realise this, he’s someone who employs the epithet ‘antivax’ to insult critics of the mass vax agenda. He admits that AUKUS is a waste of money and accepts that America’s previous military adventures were all disastrous, yet he believes this time it’s a worthy cause.

His opinion represents a win for the pro-war PR campaign.

John Scrivener, Main Arm

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. I find that the people that are pro-Zelensky, are the same people that in any other context, hate the west, and like the white population of the world being reduced, but some how on this one topic…
    And apparently, they can’t stop for one second to question why the resident White Nationalist, who cares vastly more for Europe and Europeans than they ever could, is saying that ‘multicultural-multiracial Russia is in the right on this one’, and that ‘it’s in Europes interest that we all get out of the way’, would be saying so on a whim. White Westerners have an inherit aversion to Russia going back a millenia, ones like me, doubley so. But yet they spout the epithets as a reflex, without the slightest perplexity or curiousity.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.