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August 2013

Drive-by attack on community of poor

An explosive was thrown at an impoverished near shanty-like Aboriginal community near Broome, injuring four people, including a 13-year-old girl. It was thrown from a car in a drive-by attack which sped off out of the impoverished community. The Kimberley community of One Mile Hill is on the outskirts of Broome but most of its […]

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Banjima peoples Federal Court win over iron-ore rich Country

A trickle of the resource-rich Pilbara will finally finish up in the hands of the impoverished Banjima peoples, after a 15-year long Native Title claim struggle. The Banjima fought for recognition in their right to claim Title over Country, and this was finally remedied by last week’s Federal Court judgment. The Banjima claimants won rights […]

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The latest in racist religious vilification arsenal here in Australia

Take a close look at this bag (see picture below). It is the latest in the racist religious vilification arsenal here in Australia. The Q society, the group that worked hard to bring Geert Wilders here earlier this year have now demonstrated beyond any doubt exactly what its agenda is. This is the blurb from […]

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A movement without beginning or end — a conversation with King scholar Clayborne Carson

Growing up in one of the few African American families in Los Alamos, N.M., Clayborne Carson developed an interest in the civil rights movement from afar by reading about it in the newspapers. He was inspired that young people his age were involved in a movement that was changing the world. In 1963, he hopped […]

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With a living wage to be gained, fast-food walkouts spread

Fast-food workers walked off the job in about 50 U.S. cities on Thursday, the latest show of force from a unionization campaign that began with a one-day strike involving 200 people in New York City last November. Since then, the union drive has taken root in several East Coast and Midwestern cities including Boston, Washington, […]

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Three Indigenous Protesters Murdered for Defending their Territory in Honduras

While carrying out peaceful actions to defend their territory from the illegal exploitation of natural resources and forest clearing, three Indigenous Tolupan from Yoro district in Honduras, María Enriqueta Matute, Armando Funez Medina and Ricardo Soto Funez, were murdered on Sunday. At the time, the Tolupan community of San Francisco de Locomapa was carrying out […]

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Whistleblowers needed when cultures of wrong-doing rule

I stand alongside those who let nothing get in the way of what is right, what is in the common good. I stand alongside those who will let no injustice go unheard, untold. I stand alongside Private Chelsea Manning who has been sentenced up to 35 years in prison for serving humanity’s interests. Manning’s decision […]

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Do we really “care”?

“Care” in its verb form is defined at www.dictionary.com as “Feel concern or interest, attach importance to something”: “they don’t care about human life”. So when the following events occur, which of these do we “care” about? An Asylum Seeker minor of Somali origin attempts to commit suicide by hanging at Christmas Island The Essendon […]

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Freedom Flotilla to West Papua

As the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua continues its epic journey north towards Indonesian occupied West Papua, solidarity actions were held yesterday in both West Papua and Melbourne. Peaceful actions and prayers were held in Manokwari and Fak-Fak with participants carrying banners welcoming arrival of the Freedom Flotilla to their shores in September. In Melbourne, […]

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Speak up if you know what happened to Crystal Williams

A little over a year ago, 19 year old Crystal Williams was found dead at a Perth roadside. Her family is yet to recover from the shock news, devastated by the senseless loss of their eldest child. Crystal’s aunt, Angela Tassone, formerly a police officer, said the family is still reeling from losing Crystal. The […]

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