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July 2013

Manning conviction has serious implications for WikiLeaks and whistleblowers

Although Private Bradley Manning was cleared of aiding and abeting the enemy, his conviction for giving information to journalists may have some serious repercussions, says Dr Binoy Kampmark. ‘[I]t is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other the inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information […]

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Brutal Bigotry sinks boats

PEOPLE have been seeking sanctuary in holy places from the dawn of history. Their entitlement to do so was recognised by the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians, though it was Good King Ethelbert of Kent who first codified the right to seek asylum in AD600. Fast forward from Joseph and Mary to Quasimodo in the bell […]

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Categories Human Rights
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The poetry of Juan Gelman

“There are losses. The important thing is how returning to them transforms them into something new.” Juan Gelman   The haunting and politically charged poetry of Argentinian poet, journalist and political activist Juan Gelman points to the unwavering connection between poetry and political expression and political activism, particularly among Latin American poets. Juan Gelman is one of Argentina’s […]

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Categories Arts & Letters
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Imprisonment – A default response to women’s poverty and disadvantage

Women continue to be imprisoned at an alarming rate.  Over the past 10 years, the number of women prisoners in Australia has increased by 48% (compared with a 29% increase amongst men)[1].  Increases occurred in all states and territories except the ACT: of particular concern was a massive 300% rise in the number of women […]

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‘Serving My Country – An Indigenous Story’

After the success of the past Year 10 History projects, Kildare College decided to honour Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) service men and women this year. Their trilogy book includes short stories that acknowledge our men and women who have served in Australia’s defence forces from WW2, Vietnam until today. Throughout this article […]

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Julian Assange on The WikiLeaks Party

The Australian Parliament has received enormous international and local attention in the past year – not because of the eloquence of its debates – but because the behaviour both in its chambers and in its backrooms has been so Machiavellian that the world has looked on in amazement. Even when you take out the leadership […]

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Awaiting Judgment: The Manning Trial Rests

Moral courage – not afraid to say or do what you believe to be right. Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, The Memoirs of Field Marshall Montgomery, 1958 The farce is done, and one might say that the farce has ended – at least for now.  An interregnum of unclear and sinister stupidity has descended […]

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Australia’s First Nations Political Party

The Northern Territory founded political party that swept the Territory’s Country Liberal party into power, now has its sights set on the upcoming Federal Election. The Australia First Nations Party (AFNP) recently endorsed NT Elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, who rose to fame as the lead character in the 1950s film ‘Jedda’. An Alywarr and Amnatyerr Elder […]

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Which Border and what Protection?

The “Border Protection” being peddled by the ALP and the Coalition is a quaint concept conjured up by wily politicians to distract us from the issues that really matter. So it is pertinent to ponder, from an Australian perspective, what exactly does border constitute and what should the priority areas of foci be in terms […]

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Glen Kelly asks “haven’t the Noongar people waited long enough?”

The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) has hit back at critics of the Western Australian Government’s offer of a $1.3 billion Native Title package to Noongars. SWALSC CEO Glen Kelly said that ultimately “…the Noongar community will decide whether to accept or reject the Native Title settlement package negotiated with the WA […]

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