Malcolm Fraser’s refugee policy: no model for today

[PN: As the Australian government charters a plane to move refugees from Nauru to Cambodia, this article by Hal Hewson is re-printed with permission from the Solidarity website .(click image to go to website). Published (on 9 August 2012) before Fraser's recent death, the article challenges the mythology surrounding Australian governments' prior attitudes to refugees. … Continue reading Malcolm Fraser’s refugee policy: no model for today

Snap Action – Against Adani’s Carmichael Mine

April 23 - April 27 Meeting at 8.30 for a 9.00am start at the Land and Environment Court, 363 George Street, Brisbane Since March 31 Coast and Country Inc, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office Qld have been in the Land and Environment Court, objecting to Adani's proposed Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin. … Continue reading Snap Action – Against Adani’s Carmichael Mine

Don’t Expect Middle East Peace to be a (U.S.) Presidential Campaign Issue

[PN: To get a sense of where the US elections are at, the article below are the views of a Chicago based Palestinian journalist and comedian, Ray Hanania, about how little American politics will focus on the needs and aspirations of the Palestinian people or Arabs generally in the upcoming presidential elections next year. As … Continue reading Don’t Expect Middle East Peace to be a (U.S.) Presidential Campaign Issue