Daily Archives: July 9, 2011

Hadi Kurniawan – one of 100 children in Australian adult prisons

by Gerry Georgatos

An impoverished Indonesian mother, in front of an Australian journalist, lies on a cement floor clutching a photograph of her 16 year old son who is now in an Australian adult prison and whom she hasn’t seen since he was fourteen. Abject and acute poverty ravages Indonesia, a country where only 10% of the population has a refrigerator, where most people do not have electricity let alone a television, where many people live half lives working in sulphur mines and where most folk will never rise out of the shanty towns and villages they are born to die in. Continue reading

Tear down the apartheid wall

Media release, 7 July 2011

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against apartheid Israel to hit the streets of Brisbane.

Anti-apartheid protesters will rally and march on the streets of Brisbane on Saturday July 9 at 1pm in King George Square to demand that Israel dismantle its apartheid “separation” wall. Continue reading