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Mowing the Lawn in Gaza

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In Washington, D.C. In 2010 an expert at a seminar said of the 2009 Israeli attack on Gaza ” It’s unfortunate, but every once in a while you have to mow the lawn.”] The mainstream media’s coverage of all things … Continue reading

Letter from Nauru

TO WHOME IT MAY CONCERN
The Government of Australia, Human Right Commissions, Amnesty International and the Communities for the oppressed people.

Here being in Nauru are lesson for others, who planned to come by boat to Australia. As the time is going in we asked from authorities to answer our question about our process instead of giving proper answer to our questions, they neglect and show impeachment to our questions. We have been told by immigration minister during his visit to Nauru in September that they are going to construct a compound, where the cases will be processed and it will take at least seven to eight months. Your process will take several years after that it will not be known that you will be accepted or rejected.

If you wish to return back to your country IOM is at your service, media was told by immigration spokesman on 9/11/2012 that the process will be started under the law of Australia.
One of the officers of immigration by the name of Ant on 3/11/2012 told us that they are going to construct the camp in the end of November and it will take six months to start your processing.
On the other hand immigration minister talked to the media that the process of asylum seeker in Nauru will be started in few days.

Today on date 17/11/2012 in Nauru, one of the immigration officer told that your cases will be started in next few months under Nauruan law and I don’t know how long you will be here. This is an agreement between Nauru and Australia. One of the asylum seeker asked from immigration officer that according to the new policy of Australia that all asylum seeker who arrive to Australia after 13th of August are subject to be shifted to Nauru and Manus Islands.

She answered that the asylum seekers who are on Nauru and Manus island will be processed according to their laws and those who are in Australia arrived after 13th august will be processed according to Australia law and I am not giving you guarantee that all the asylum seekers who arrived after 13th august will be shifted to regional processing centres.

So it is a clear message to those who have planned to come to Australia that this is a lottery system and the law will be not implemented on all asylum seekers.

One of the asylum seeker asked from the officer of immigration that if someone would die in this Hell hole Nauru, who will be the responsible Australia or Nauru.

She was not able to give the answer and added that take care of you.

It is concluded that we don’t know when and where our process will be started.

The sacrificed 400 asylum seekers in Nauru are only the lesson for other.

Regards
Asylum seekers of Australia in Nauru Hell

Palestinian Film Festival in Brisbane soon

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PACSI [Palestinian Arts Culture & Sports Inc] is proud to be partnering with Sydney based Cultural Media to bring the national Palestinian Film Festival Australia (2012) to Brisbane. The Festival will be located at the popular Palace Centro cinema, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley during 30 November – 2 December 2012.

Listeners can book early and secure their seats by phone on (07) 3852 4488 or online at:

http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/festivals/4thpalestinianfilmfestivalqld

Opening night from 6PM on Friday, 30 November 2012, will feature live entertainment, food by Arabellas (West End restaurant) and Palestinian olive oil products by Perfect Potion. Local community group, Just Peace Queensland , is also supporting the Festival locally. Nightly session tickets are $17.50 (adult), $14 (concession) and $11 (child).

Now in its fourth year, the Palestinian Film Festival comes to Brisbane for the first time and offers Australian audiences the rare opportunity to watch films from and about Palestine. The theme of this year’s Festival is ‘Visit Palestine‘ and among the film line up in Brisbane are three key highly anticipated features:

  1. heart warming comedy, Man without a Cell Phone, which screens with short films ‘First Lesson’ and ‘No News(starts 7pm Friday, but come early for opening night from 6 PM),
  2. the confronting, Tears of Gaza, which screens with short film ‘Yala to the Moon(starts 6:30pm Saturday)
  3. the romantic story, Love during Wartime, which screens with short film ‘My Neighbourhood’ (starts 6:30 pm Sunday).

These are specially selected films that are guaranteed to challenge, inform, delight and surprise.

This three day event will provide Brisbane based cinema patrons with the opportunity to experience the rich tapestry, complexity and diversity of Palestinian life and culture. PACSI is hosting the Festival in Brisbane and will organise the Brisbane opening night event, ticket pre-sales, advertising and promotional activities.

Cultural Media’s Director, Naser Shakhtour says about the Festival, ‘This year’s theme is simple yet heartfelt: Visit Palestine. Many of us have a connection to Palestine. For some, it may be historical, ancestral or spiritual. For others, it may be political, humanitarian or educational. Whatever your interest may be, join us on a cinematic journey of unforgettable imagery and creative, thought-provoking storytelling.’.

Cultural Media’s Festival project can be supported with tax deductable donations, through their fundraising webpage at:

http://www.abaf.org.au/donors/artist-projects/cultural-media.html

The festival commences in Sydney (8-11 November) before travelling to Melbourne (16-18 November), Perth (23-25 November) and Brisbane (30 November-2 December).

The Palestinian Film Festival can be seen at Palace Cinemas in select cities across Australia. In Sydney, the festival will be at the Palace Norton Street, in Melbourne at Kino Cinemas, in Perth at Cinema Paradiso and Brisbane at Palace Centro Cinemas.

We hope you will join us at the Festival.