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“Beneath the pavement, the beach!” ….. despite Israeli obstacles, playing football with kids from Gaza, Palestine on Dublin’s Sandymount Beach

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PS for meeting on 3 August

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Vanguard updates

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website. Medical Specialists http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=344 Questions arising from the Brexit vote http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=345 The imperialist war on Iraq: John Howard the war criminal http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=346 US imperialist war drive in the Asia-Pacific and … Continue reading

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Embrace of The Serpent

Indigenous person : How many edges has a river? Whitefella: Two Indigenous person: Why do you say that? Whitefella: Well a river has two banks, one on the left and one on the right. One plus One equals Two. Indigenous … Continue reading

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‘A national disgrace’: protests held across Australia over NT juvenile detention centre abuses | Australia news | The Guardian

> > The proliferation of media reports comparable to our issues presents an ideal opportunity to approach all relevant reporters / presenters ASAP > > > https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/30/nt-juvenile-detention-centre-treatment-snap-protests-called-across-australia > > http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-the-northern-territory-became-australias-shame-20160729-gqgefe.html > > http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/07/25/4504895.htm > > http://www.abc.net.au/news/topic/aged-care > > http://www.nationalseniors.com.au/be-informed/news-articles/elder-abuse-aged-care-unacceptable > … Continue reading

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Palestine activists disrupt Australia-Israel luncheon

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Activists for Palestine yesterday disrupted a luncheon organised the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel. The activists were in support of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign calling for Israel to be economically isolated by the international … Continue reading

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Pitstop Ploughshares 10 Year Acquittal Anniversary – The Resistance Continues!

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PALESTINE BDS ACTIVISTS CRASH BEATTIE HILTON LUNCH FOR SUPPORTING APARTHEID ISRAEL

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Foco Nuevo in August

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NT Aboriginal organisations call for NT Government to be dissolved and demand input into Royal Commission

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In a Globalised economy, international solidarity in the labour movements is the only way to survive and go forward

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Cuba-Friendship – Celebrate July 26

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They’re deporting people

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The World is Changing: Thoughts on the Coup Attempt in Turkey

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Michael Moore: 5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

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Capitalism

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How Wall Street is choking our economy and how to fix it A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 identified themselves as … Continue reading

Hymba Yumba: sacking John Davis

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday 22 July at noon.

This is a show about land developers and education, about top down versus grassroots, about lore versus law.

At first it is difficult to see any connection between Maha Sinnathamby, a high wealth individual, who built a town an hour west of Brisbane and aboriginal education.

Such a connection exists at Springfield.

Hymba Yumba stands for Listening and Learning Place.

Key interview is with Lucy Davis, a sister of sacked principal John Davis. Hymba Yumba is a unique school.

The show is divided into several parts:

  1. Intro which discusses the concept behind Springfield with education as its focus.
  2. Speech by Maha Sinnathamby (developer) at a fundraising ceremony for the school, making a pitch to those he calls the ‘influential people’ – judges, ministers, directors-general,  aboriginal elders and educators.
  3. Uncle Albert Holt gives a brief description of his hopes for the…

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Australia Peace actions

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Cleaning up after the miners: are you OK with footing the bill?

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