Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Coming of age in immigration limbo

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By Nick OlleJuly 30, 2013 Unaccompanied teenagers and young adults are among the hardest hit by the Australian government’s “abusive” treatment of “irregular maritime arrivals” seeking asylum. He left his native Iran the day after his 17th birthday a marked … Continue reading

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Bridge to Nowhere

Gangplank to a Warm Future By ANTHONY R. INGRAFFEA New York Times Opinion, July 28, 2013 ITHACA, N.Y. — MANY concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the … Continue reading

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LONDON – Bradley Manning Verdict Day Solidarity

Brad’s in chains for us, We’re on the loose for him!Three hours before the Bradley Manning verdict was to come down Tuesday (NSA HQ Ft.Meade, Maryland USA 1pm/ London 6pm), supporters of Bradley Manning gathered at the Eros statue in … Continue reading

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Peace not war

Basewatch welcomes two peace advocates to Darwin this Tuesday 23rd July 6.30pm Railway Club, Parap. Come to hear of peace actions throughout the Asia-Pacific Region and in Guam. Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero is an indigenous Chamoru writer and teacher from Guam. … Continue reading

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Wed 7th August Meeting of the 17 Group

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 7th of August at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St West End. The topic is “The Whiskey Au Go Go Night club Firebombing Case”. … Continue reading

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Protected: West Papuan freedom flotilla arrives at the sacred fire!

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Bradley Manning verdict and Brisbane action

Just in – Bradley Manning was found guilty by a military judge of all counts except for the most severe of “aiding the enemy.” For the “crime” of exposing US war crimes, the 25-year-old whistleblower now faces the possibility of … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in August

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=598986023497837&set=oa.224644601020810&type=1 Friday August 2 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Once again warm yourself on a winter night with music from these great guest artists, Caroline Hammond and Paris Dreaming. Caroline Hammond is an original singer/ songwriter … Continue reading

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Phil Monsour News and Information

Phil Monsour News and Information Hi Special “Old school new books” show coming up for the full band on Friday August 2 at the Beetle Bar. The night features great musicians from various bands showcasing their new work and new … Continue reading

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Sydney city council and rocks police assaults at occupy sydney

attached is a letter of complaint we wrote to both the sydney lord mayor, ms. clover moore, and to the nsw police minister, mike gallacher, on behalf of the rocks police, arising from a savage assault against an isja member, … Continue reading

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Flawed response to gail hickey

attached is the agreed media release from the sydney and melbourne indigenous social justice associations and the flemington kensington community legal centre, melbourne re the flawed response from australia to the gail hickey complaint and submission to the united nations … Continue reading

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Hazara community responds

> An elderly Hazara woman died suddenly last week. She and her two daughters had been out of detention on bridging visas for only a few weeks. Within days the Hazara community organised and paid for the funeral and traditional … Continue reading

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Police Prosecution claims Talisman Saber protestors halted millions of dollars of equipment and personnel

MEDIA RELEASE 3.30pm 25 July, 2013 Police Prosecution claims Talisman Saber protestors halted millions of dollars of equipment and personnel Greg Rolles and Graeme Dunstan appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning after blockading a convoy of US Marine Humvees … Continue reading

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There is a double-standard here

Personal feelings on the verdict for those of you consistently and willfully ignorant of social justice: The verdict is not surprising in the least, because Trayvon never had a chance at fair chance at justice to begin with. The verdict … Continue reading

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Talisman Sabre protestors in court after a night in jail -Thurs July 25

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 25 July, 2013 Talisman Sabre protestors in court this morning after a night in jail The two peace pilgrims who entered Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area with an aim to disrupt the Talisman Saber military training exercise … Continue reading

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Brisbane peace action update

Begin forwarded message: From: gml Subject: Brisbane peace action update Date: 24 July 2013 3:44:30 PM AEST Hi folks! Yes we are doing our weekly rally/vigil for Manning, Assange etc in King Georges Square tomorrow Thursday 4-5:30 pm. Bradley Manning’s … Continue reading

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Beware the Queensland Public Trustee!

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Beware the Queensland Public Trustee!

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Peace Pilgrims enter Shoalwater Bay

Just in:MEDIA RELEASE 24 July, 2013 Peace Pilgrims remain in Shoalwater Bay Military Training Facility Photos of the peace pilgrims inside Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area are being posted online, including of their makeshift camp where they stayed overnight.  They … Continue reading

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QNU protests axing of experienced nurses to make way for graduates

The Queensland Nurses Union have been informed that up to 140 experienced nurses in the Metro North district will lose their jobs to open up positions for 140 graduate nurses. This week a letter was sent to nurses informing them … Continue reading

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Not in my name

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Hundreds protest Kevin Rudd’s new policies on asylum seekers Submitted by news 4ZZZ on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 – 11:30am Over 100 people rallied at King George Square yesterday to protest Kevin Rudd’s new offshore processing and resettlement policy, vowing … Continue reading

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Refugee Action Collective – Upcoming events

Upcoming campaign events Kevin Rudd’s speech on Friday has motivated many people who have empathy with refugees to get active again. Sunday’s rally in King George Square drew the biggest crowd at a Brisbane refugee protest for years (400-500 people, … Continue reading

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The Snowden Files

There was the incident in which the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced down in Europe over alleged suspicions that it was carrying Edward Snowden from Moscow to asylum in Bolivia British newspaper wants to take its aggressive … Continue reading

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Peace not war

Basewatch welcomes two peace advocates to Darwin this Tuesday 23rd July 6.30pm Railway Club, Parap. Come to hear of peace actions throughout the Asia-Pacific Region and in Guam.Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero is an indigenous Chamoru writer and teacher from Guam. She … Continue reading

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What has the anti-globalisation movement achieved?

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‘First they globalised management and now they’ve globalised workers’ – long time unionist and economic refugee I attended the inaugural anti- G20 meeting at Trades & Labor Council (QCU) Building in South Brisbane on Thursday 18 July 2013. A couple … Continue reading

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Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef raise alarm bells

Friends of the Earth Brisbane Peace Convergence http://www.peaceconvergence.wordpress.com mbl 0411 118 737 Friends of the Earth Brisbane is alarmed at the disclosure that two US Harrier jets have dumped 500 pound bombs on the Great Barrier Reef earlier this week. … Continue reading

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Gideon Levy endorses BDS against Israel!

The Israeli patriot’s final refuge: boycott With Israel entering into another round of diplomatic inaction, the call for an economic boycott has become a patriotic requirement. By Gideon Levy Haaretz — Jul.14, 2013 Anyone who really fears for the future … Continue reading

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Refugee Protests

Rudd has just announced devastating and inhumane measures against refugees, meaning that any refugee that arrives in Australia by boat, will be moved to PNG and will not be able to resettle in Australia.We need to reiterate that seeking asylum … Continue reading

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Four anti war protesters arrested @ Western Street Barracks, Rockhampton

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Four peace activists have been arrested blockading the Caroona Street gate of Western Street Barracks, Rockhampton. They intention was to disrupt the Talisman Saber war rehearsals by putting their bodies on the road in front of miltary supply transports. Those … Continue reading

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Activists disrupt military exercise: Talisman Saber

Activists disrupt military exercise Place: Rockhampton Barracks Canoona Road, Rockhampton Time: 10am Peace activists will this morning block the gates of the Rockhampton barracks as a response to the Talisman Saber military training exercises. The Talisman Saber exercises, which involve … Continue reading

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CLIMATE of DEATH – Justice denied means more will die

by Gerry Georgatos July 18th, 2013 Photo: Mother Mavis Pat at her son’s Fremantle Prison (museum) memorial, September 28, 2011 – Photo, Gerry Georgatos “We have to get rid of racist cops. I don’t want to dwell on the past … Continue reading