The Stringer
Independent News

Multi-Award Winning
Investigative Journalism

Friday 24th of March 2017 (UTC)

Human Rights

Humanitarian deeds define Shaoquett Moselmane’s stretch as a parliamentarian

Shaoquett Chaher Moselmane thrives in the common good as an Australian politician, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since 2009. His stretch as a politician has been defined by deeds and not words alone. He has intertwined his political calling with humanitarian deeds, one after another. I have known Shaoquett since 2012 […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (0)

Who killed Faysal Ishak Ahmed?

I have delayed writing this piece because I have been concerned that the story would get swamped in the season of goodwill and not inconsiderable libation that we have been indulging in during the last few days here in Australia. I have left the cudgels of this particular issue to be taken up by those […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (2)

Australia has signed but flaunts the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons

The gloves have to come off at some stage. We need everyone in Australia to make this a priority issue for the new government. I have written about this so many times in the last few months that it is becoming repetitive. However until any government agrees to list this as a priority issue for […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (2)

The narrative of victimhood is real

There is much contention as to whether the Australian context is home to narratives of victimhood. Many social commentators, borne of privilege, argue that the narrative of victimhood is inauthentic and that it is the product of political campaigns from the ‘left’. Many argue that narratives of victimhood cannot be possible within the Australian experience – […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (0)

Shaoquett and Mohammed Moselmane – from Libya to Mongolia

NSW’s first Muslim parliamentarian arrived in Australia as a seven year old child from Lebanon. Shaoquett Moselmane went on to graduate as a lawyer, finished up as a long serving local government councillor, a mayor and is currently a parliamentarian in NSW’s upper house, in his second term. While family building, with his Japanese wife, […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (0)

The revolution we need is the one that ends the drudgery of work

There is a tyranny of greed that keeps humanity downtrodden and the best that people can hope is the indenture of wage slavery. We opine for drudgery. Humanity tinkers with the belief that it can improve the financial systems of the world to reduce poverty. Nothing improves only the impression that is sold to us […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (0)

The Buck Stops With Us

Do you remember the time your mother said to you, ‘I feel so much grief and anger that I had you instead of the child I really wanted’? No, neither do I. You can’t talk about love and grief in the same mouthful and expect your child to buy it. What, you’d never say it […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (1)

2,000 photos of torture by the US military in Iraq, Afghanistan just the tip of the iceberg

Abu Ghraib was both set up by and an indictment of the darkest dwells of inhumanity. It was set up to ‘justify’ the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, to signify ‘American anger’ at ‘terrorists’. But most right-minded people know that the wars were long planned. The circumstances that our world finds itself in today were […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (1)

Moral imperatives keep us safe and economic imperatives are the death of humanity

Economic imperatives have taken much of humanity into the haze of despair and into a sense of unconquerable hopelessness. Economic imperatives which are not grounded in the fibre of moral reasoning will be skewed exclusively to the interests of the authors. Valid moral imperatives are categorical principles grounded in reason – pure reason, as opposed to irrational self-interest. From within categorical imperatives […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (0)

White Flower Memorial speech – Craig Wallace

My friend and colleague Craig Wallace delivered this speech this week at the White Flower memorial. That memorial in Sydney was significantly organised by powerful disability activists Samantha Connor and Suzy Keene with assistance from some others. I commend Craig’s speech to all who weren’t aware of the level of death and violence perpetrated to people with disability. Thank you to all […]

read more →

Categories Human Rights
Comments (3)