It was fortuitous that visiting UC Law Professor George Bisharat was in Australia when the OECD decision to embrace Israel as a member was announced.  His published article in The National TImes below answers all the questions that many have about such an unfortunate inclusion into that club. Also, while Prof Bisharat was in Melbourne, … Continue reading OECD ACCEPTS ISRAEL AS A MEMBER

Rally for Palestine

62 years since Al Nakba. 62 years of occupation. Friday May 14, 5pm Brisbane Square Top of Queen St Mall (outside Casino) March to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Freedom for Palestine! End the occupation! Stop the settlements! End the siege! Tear down the wall! Cut all Australian ties with apartheid Israel! Equal … Continue reading Rally for Palestine

Challenge Australia’s Racism

[Aboriginal News] Dear Colleagues You should be aware by now that the Australian Government has submitted its 'periodic report' to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The report will be examined by CERD in August, in Geneva, Switzerland (probably in the second week of August). It is customary for non-government organisations to … Continue reading Challenge Australia’s Racism

TUESDAY NIGHT: Nakba Film Screening in Melbourne 7.00pm

In the melee of all the Nakba activities going on in Melbourne AFP/WFP Nakba exhibition (ongoing), SFP Nakba BBQ (noon tomorrow), PSC Nakba Rally (Friday) there is our Nakba film screening tomorrow night. What makes this a special event? Well, you get two very worthwhile films and the must-see Nakba exhibition thrown in as well. … Continue reading TUESDAY NIGHT: Nakba Film Screening in Melbourne 7.00pm

Questions about Maritime Search and Rescue Operation

There are sensitive matters for loved ones when people die in tragic circumstances. Timely, accurate and clear information is vital. This morning 10 May 2010, I spoke to Belinda Cole (Media Contact at Minister for Home Affairs) about the tragedy which was mentioned in her Minister's press release (almost as an afterthought). I found her … Continue reading Questions about Maritime Search and Rescue Operation