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Transfield/Wilson stop profiting from abuse

[Publisher’s Note: Lowenstein also discusses Transfield/Wilson Security in his book disaster capitalism and supports a divestment campaign against them. Attempts under FOI legislation, to obtain the head contract between Australian Government, Transfield (Broadspectrum) and Wilson security was rejected by the … Continue reading

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Iraq’s unity and equality for all Iraqis

Amerli was surrounded by the non-Islamic non-Staters for 3 months with 9 year old Turkman kids and their mothers bearing kalashnikovs to aid the men defending Amerli. No Iraqi army, no peshmerga, no Shia militias came to their rescue until now when the non-Islamic non-Staters just melted away before the bombing started and the peshmerga and Shia militias turned up!

Who organised that and why wasn’t the Iraqi army included in the US-Peshmerga-ShiaMilitia alliance?

The so-called Sunnis that the US-Peshmerga-ShiaMilitia alliance target aren’t the non-Islamic non-Staters. They are the resistance groups that have been fighting both the Iraqi army and the non-Islamic non-Staters. This is all a trick to wipe out any group that is a threat to the US-Peshmerga-ShiaMilitia-Israeli alliance and to break Iraq up into a Peshmerga area and a Shia area, and, if the Sunni-dominated resistance stop being anti-US/Israel and anti-Iran and anti-Abadi/Maliki they might be allowed to get a small spot in between.

These so-called “Sunnis”, that include Shia, Turkmen and Kurds as well as communists of Anbar and Nineveh demand that the constitution be rewritten to preserve Iraq’s unity and establish equality for all Iraqis. US hates them.

Political analyst Ali Ismail Dalimi who lives in Anbar province told Al-Monitor,

The Sunnis are a group of tribal sheikhs, rebels and citizens who are determined to start restructuring the political process. If the constitution is not rewritten from scratch, the Sunnis will never stop their revolution.”  see http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/sunnis-solution-abadi-maliki-problems.html] kkk and isil

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How America made ISIS

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising … Continue reading

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Hamid Kehazaei dying in Brisbane hospital

Another beautiful young man losing his life in Manus Death Camp. A simple skin infection turning to septicaemia because treatment denied until too late. Another death on Morrison’s watch. Please find attached photograph of Hamid Kehazaei (dob 19/2/1990), Iranian asylum … Continue reading

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Humanitarian aid, arms trade and refugees.

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This is the story of how the Syrian war reached out 5,000 miles across the globe and destroyed at least 29 Lebanese lives in the Indian Ocean. It is a story of tragic irony; the destitute Lebanese families who wanted … Continue reading

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Changed “Terror War” strategies?

Profitable armaments industries assure that wars generated by the great powers proliferate one after another and are preferred to diplomacy and justice in resolving conflicts. The current ‘Terror War’ has seen the US-UK led alliance actively generating enemies using false … Continue reading

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Gaza: the dark tunnels …

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Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children

OFFICIAL PUBLIC LAUNCH 1:45pm for 2pm launch Saturday, 6 September On the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral. We will all wear purple scarves. If you already have one, please wear it. If not, don’t worry, we will provide! Please also … Continue reading

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153 human beings held incommunicado

MR MERKEL: Can I say this, your Honour? If your Honour could possibly give us the thoughts that your Honour had in writing so we can start working together on those forthwith – – – HAYNE J: That is what … Continue reading

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Wretched of the Earth

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Europeans, you must open this book and enter into it. After a few steps in the darkness you will see strangers gathered around a fire; come close, and listen, for they are talking of the destiny they will mete out … Continue reading

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BFU presents REFUGEE RIGHTS: panel discussion and community Q&A

Dear BFUers, As you probably know, refugee policy is a fiercely contested field of Australian political discourse. The major parties use politicised, dehumanised language to talk about some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in the world – those … Continue reading

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Help spread the word about 12th April refugee rights rally

Dear refugee supporters, For some months we have been planning a refugee rights rally for Saturday, 12th April. Several groups have been involved, including Amnesty International, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, The Greens, Labor for Refugees, representatives of the Hazara … Continue reading

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March in March — Brisbane

The March in March was a festive vote of no confidence in the Abbott government.  (Refer https://www.facebook.com/events/501397403315324/) The Brisbane event is part of the national March in March movement and began in Matthew Donovan’s bedroom. He got on facebook and … Continue reading

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Stephen Keim SC on how the bikie laws deny the right to work

Stephen Keim SC spoke at the meeting on ‘Punitive Populism and the neoliberal agenda of the Newman government’. He spoke about how some of the provisions of the anti-association laws breach a fundamental human right – the right to work. … Continue reading

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Rally for Refugees – close Manus Island!

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Rally 5:30pm Friday, February 28, 2014, King George Square * Close Manus Island and Nauru concentration camps! * Bring refugees to Australia and process them in the community! * Dismiss Scott Morrison! * Free the refugees! LAST FRIDAY NIGHT saw … Continue reading

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Open letter to Australia from Manus Island detainees

Photos have now surfaced of Manus Island immigration detainees.  Here, IA provides moving first-hand accounts from them speaking about their appalling conditions – along with more images detailing Australia’s shame. Manus mother washing Manus mother washing. Is it because we … Continue reading

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Death-in-custody on Manus

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i know this is a long post but i believe it is more than necessary whatever the true facts are on mannus island’s detention camp riots/attacks over recent days there is one salient truth that stands above all the abbott/morrison … Continue reading

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MANUS has many victims

LOST DOCUMENTS ( by Australia) PLACE PEOPLE IN INDEFINITE DETENTION The information debacle in immigration which has seen 10,000 names and details of refugees exposed online has many faces. The first families who were taken to Manus are still in … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Justice

A SPECIAL FOUR CORNERS / THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER INVESTIGATION Monday 10 February 2014 The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country’s military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its … Continue reading

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Police and locals run amok on Manus Island: scores injured

Scores of asylum seekers have been injured, some seriously as gangs of armed PNG police and locals go from compound to compound attacking any asylum seekers they can find. Asylum seekers were left defenceless when all staff and G4S guards … Continue reading

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Refugee Boat Timeline to February 6th

Refugee Boat Timeline to February 6th by archiearchive FCD TWO TURNBACKS TODAY 6th FEB No arrivals reported today. LATE NEWS Again, thanks to Marg Hutton Migrants stranded in Sukabumi, rejected by Australia The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | World | Thu, … Continue reading

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Response to “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria”

Later on the same day that Thomas Friedman published the op-ed in the New York Times entitled “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria” Jeffery Grossman wrote a response to it in his article ‘Thomas Friedman. “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria”: Israel Has the … Continue reading

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What do Israel and Australia have in common?

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Opinion 26 Jan 2014 What do Israel and Australia have in common?Australia’s crimes during its colonial history resemble those of Israel.By Vacy Vlazna Dr Vacy Vlazna is Coordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters. Australia’s indigenous peoples have struggled for decades … Continue reading

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Shouting into a dust storm: “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria”

JAN. 21, 2014 by Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times In the 1970s, I got both my bachelors and masters degrees in modern Middle East studies, and I can assure you that at no time did environmental or … Continue reading

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Lets tell the 60% some home truths

[Editor’s Note: This poll was conducted by the ALP pollster UMR Research. UMR says that the poll was conducted online with 1,000 interviewees with a margin of error of 3.1%. This is only a poll with all the inherent weaknesses … Continue reading

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Refugee sworn affidavit of past torture by Australian Navy

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The military man raised his handgun (it was dark almost black and had a shiny side). He pointed it at my head. He was about two metres away. He then lowered his gun and pulled back the metal slide on … Continue reading

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Christmas Island doctors’ concern

[Editor’s note: Please find the long a detailed letter published in the Guardian together with the comments by Pamela Curr, a trained nurse and midwife. Read closely about ‘pregnant women being sent offshore to Nauru and lest we forget that … Continue reading

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PShift Retrospective 2013

History is an angel being blown backwards into the future He said: History is a pile of debris And the angel wants to go back and fix things To repair the things that have been broken But there is a … Continue reading

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Refugee MUST READ- Babies in detention

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‘Don’t call my baby illegal!’ Inside asylum seeker maternity wards CAROLINE DE COSTA Professor at James Cook University School of Medicine| EMAIL | COMMENT I am sitting in a room with several families and numerous small children on a hot … Continue reading