Daily Archives: June 24, 2012

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SHOOTINGS, TASERS, COVER-UPS: rally at ombudsman’s office

NSW police, out of control RALLY at THE OMBUDSMAN OFFICE, JUNE 28, 4.30 p.m. Corner of George & Bathurst Sts. (Across from the Town Hall) Questions for Mr. Bruce Barbour, NSW Ombudsman: –How do you monitor Death in Custody Reports … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Multi-Cultural Development Association (MDA)

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Yesterday I attended World Refugee Day Community Festival at Annerley Soccer Oval. I approached Red Cross, Amnesty International , 4EB, Palestinian Arts, Culture and Science Incorporation asking if they would help me with a Petition to free Ridha! by placing … Continue reading

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Assange accuses US/Australian Governments of ‘slimy rhetoric’

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PHOTOS, INTERVIEW & REPORTS from “Solidarity with Julian Assange” Vigils outside Brisbane Department of Foreign Affairs & Ecuadoran Embassy in London In support of Assange RSVP ( 12 confirmed) Brisbane Supreme Court *Monday June 25th. 12noon-2pm Supreme Court * Solidarity … Continue reading

Bris Action: Japanese Reactors must stay off-line

Japan must leave nuclear power behind
Brisbane and NNSW support a nuclear-free Japan

Keep the Nuclear Reactors OFF! Letter delivery and protest

Weds June 27, 2012
9:30 for 10am
Japanese Consulate, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane

Japanese citizens and their Australian supporters will be delivering a letter calling for the end to nuclear power in Japan to the Japanese Consulate this Wednesday.

The action is part of a global response to Prime Minister Noda’s announcement that he would re-introduce nuclear power by putting the Ohi reactors back on line.

A coalition of Japanese campaigners have asked for global support stating that “Despite all our efforts, despite the strong resistance in the region of Western Japan surrounding Ohi, and despite the fact that a majority of the Japanese people is against nuclear power, the Japanese government is bowing to pressures of the nuclear lobby in Japan.

We have tried hard on our own, but now we believe that coordinated international pressure on the Japan government is essential to bring on real and substantial change.â€

We believe that Australians have a responsibility to support the Japanese public’s call for change.

Australian uranium fuelled TEPCO reactors at Fukushima. Kansai Electric, the company that owns the Ohi reactors, also purchases Australian uranium.

Many Australians feel deep regret at Australia’s complicity in the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima. We must to whatever it takes to ensure that such a catastrophe never happens again.

The community is invited to gather outside the Japanese Consulate to show their support for a Nuclear-Free Japan.

For more information:
Friends of the Earth Brisbane – Robin Taubenfeld 0411 118 737

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“Bahrain is burning and the world is silent!”

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Bahraini refugees call for ”understanding” as they rally against mandatory detention in Sydney today Bahraini Australian Youth Movement joins World Refugee Day Rally in Sydney Three audio interviews with Bahraini refugees are attached and permissible for use Refugee rights supporters … Continue reading