Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006, Time: 6:30 pm — 8:30pm Place: AHIMSA House, 26 Horan Street, West End (near State School)
A resolution was passed by the Anti-War Coordinating Committee to organise a rally on 23 September 2006. An organising meeting was held at the above time and place. Invitations were issued to others interested in coordinating activities in the peace movement or wish to receive more information about the anti-war coordinating committee.
Last night (26 Aug 2006) in Brisbane there was a benefit dinner and concert held to raise money for relief efforts for the Lebanese and Palestinian people after the July/August 2006 war. The function was organised by Brisbane’s Fair Go for Palestine and the local Al-Nisa Muslim Women’s Youth Group.
Sheikh Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh from the Kuraby Mosque sang Arabic songs and described how he, a Palestinian, has recently been prevented three times from visiting his homeland by Israeli military.… Go to Article
Sam Watson is the Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance in the 2007 Senate election.
He is the chairperson of regular community meetings and rallies in support of aboriginal democratic rights.
During 2006/2007 these are some of the activities conducted by the community for Justice and Democratic Rights.
During the 2006 Queensland State Election campaign there was a rally in Queens Park [between George Street and North Quay behind the old Treasury Building] on Friday, 1st September 2006 starting at 1 pm.… Go to Article
Stop the war on Lebanon and Palestine
Israel out NOW!
12 noon, Saturday 12 August, 2006
Rally Queens Park,
Corner of George and
Elizabeth Sts, Brisbane
March through city
Various speakers from Lebanese, Palestinian and community organisations, including:
Phil Monsour, Lebanese-Australian musician Nora Amath, Fair Go for Palestine Greg Jenks, Anglican priest & Friends of Sabeel Anas Abdalla, Palestinian activist Sam Watson, Murri leader + Socialist Alliance
Supported by Queensland Palestinian Solidarity Committee, Fair Go for Palestine, Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, Stop the War Collective, Palestinian and Jewish Unity, Socialist Alliance, Socialist Alternative, Resistance.… Go to Article
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament.This Petition of concerned citizens draws to the attention of the House the dire circumstances of the people of Palestine…
See petition in the link below:
Driving through town on Saturday morning my wife tried to express her anger and outrage at the premeditated and serial war crimes being committed by Israel against the Palestinians and Lebanese: crimes against humanity, crimes against environment.
She owned up to feelings of wanting to do violence against the leaders of Israel, and was shocked that her anger was so deep that it could have tumbled over into to violent rage.… Go to Article
NO to WAR and MILITARISATION, NO to a NUCLEAR AUSTRALIA, YES to HUMAN RIGHTS in PEACE AND WAR
Date: August 6 (Sun) Time: 2pm Location: QUEENS PARK, Cnr George and Elizabeth Streets, Brisbane
Speakers: Andrew Dettmer – State Secretary, Aust Manufacturing Workers Union, Salam El-Merebi – Al Nisa – Aust Muslim Womens Youth Group, Dave Copeman – AIA Amnesty International Australia, Liz Shields – FOE Friends of the Earth Anti-nuclear, Daniele Viliunas – Qld Co-Ordinator MAPW Medical Assoc for Prevention of War, Kim Stewart – Peace Convergence.… Go to Article
Statement on Gaza by United Nations Humanitarian Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory
3 August 2006 – The United Nations humanitarian agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory are deeply alarmed by the impact continuing violence is having on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Gaza, which has resulted in a sharp decline in the humanitarian situation facing 1.4 million people, more than half of them children.… Go to Article
Israel has just invaded Lebanon, again – the first time was in 1982. It has also killed close to 1,000 people, almost all civilians, during three weeks of bombing and shelling (see map). These attacks have occurred in all parts of Lebanon. Israel is now even more than before brutally oppressing the Palestinian people locked up in Gaza and the West Bank.… Go to Article
[Editor’s Note: I reproduce this letter sent 8 years ago to Kevin Rudd who was then Shadow Foreign Minister. It was sent by an up-and-coming member of the ALP and energetic supporter of the ‘two-state-solution’. Subsequently Hizbollah did kick Israel out of Lebanon and Hamas did win a democratic election in Gaza despite a coup attempt by US backed Fatah faction leader Mohammed Dahlan.… Go to Article
Open letter to Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Thank you for your response to my phone call to Mr Rudd’s office this morning (27 July 2006).
If you wish to check again with Fleur of Mr Rudd’s electorate office, what I did say was that the shadow minister had spoken about the need for more embassy staff in Beirut but had not focused in those interviews on the terrible human rights abuses happening in Lebanon right now by the Israeli Defence Forces — a repeat of the abuses of the last invasion of Lebanon in 1982, on this occasion on a wider scale.… Go to Article
Please click on slide to the right to sign the petition supporting an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon and Palestine.
The two articles below show the hypocrisy of the diplomacy of the Australian, British and US governments in the Middle East. While calling for Israeli restraint both governments are directly involved in assisting Israel bombard Lebanon and Gaza by providing training, bombs, and logistical support to the Israeli Defence Forces.… Go to Article
The Israeli spindoctor on the ABC’s Lateline (July 26 2006) lied unconvincingly about the bombing of the UN building and the ambulances in Southern Lebanon.
Here is a brief excerpt of what he said. Note that the Hizballah leader’s threats are canvassed at the end of the interview. This is a very worrying development.… Go to Article
The Ploughshares group were acquitted of charges of criminal damage without lawful excuse of US military aircraft used in Iraq. The verdict was received at 12.14am 26 July 2006 EST this morning concerning this significant trial in The Four Courts.
However it was just another day for U.S. Secretary of State, Condolezza Rice, passing through Dublin.… Go to Article
There are alternatives to putting busways underground and to building flyovers as a means of providing public transport. Rail was investigated in the 1990s and was ‘found’ to be too expensive and not supportable by population density and therefore demand in the eastern suburbs. But no one can produce a detailed analysis, so is this just a fob off by Translink?During… Go to Article
This slide show contains disturbing images of war.
It was forwarded to me by a friend from an aunt who lives in Lebanon, a nun in the Catholic order of the Sacred Heart.
Her request is simple – for Australians to demand that the Australian government support a call for a ceasefire in Lebanon.… Go to Article