Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

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Egyptian union support for the Libyan people

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Posted below is a statement from the Egyptian Real Estate Tax Authority Union (RETA) published by British Socialist Worker. As a one-time low-level Australian Tax Office worker and former member of the Community & Public Sector Union (CPSU), I am … Continue reading

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Workshop on the rights of Indigenous Peoples

[Aboriginal News] The Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action calls for expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals interested in participation in a workshop on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Letter to the Editor – 16 year old in an ADULT PRISON.

In the whole Asylum Seekers debate we don’t discuss ‘people smugglers’. Who are the ‘people smugglers’? Are they the poorest of the poorest who for a few dollars for their impoverished families crew an unseaworthy boat and safely steer desperate … Continue reading

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Talisman Sabre 2011 – let’s get organised!

Talisman Sabre 2011 Exercises Coming to you – July 2011 Protest the Exercises Protest the Australian Involvement in OZ/US Wars of Aggression Coordinated protests will be held in the Rockhampton region and throughout Australia in July 2011 From July 18 … Continue reading

In Memoriam: Juliano Mer-Khamis

Occupied Ramallah, 6 April 2011 — The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) mourns the tragic loss of our comrade, partner, and friend Juliano Mer-Khamis, and strongly condemns the cowardly murder that took his life. Along with all other Palestinians who fight against the grave injustice imposed on our people, Juliano embodied the hopeful and brave spirit of cultural resistance. He proclaimed and shared the spirit of freedom in all senses of the word. He believed in our collective cultural revolution that we fought for together. Through his special, organic blend of art and cultural activism, Juliano personified the spirit of resistance and the promise of liberation and justice. Juliano, born to a Palestinian father and a Jewish mother, followed in his mother’s legacy, to which he beautifully paid tribute in his famous documentary Arna’s Children: Arna Mer Khamis, as Juliano described her, “spent her life fighting against the Occupation, or, as she used to put it, struggling against the Zionist colonization of Palestine.”[1] Continue reading