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May 2014

“Force Protection Alpha in Effect” –coming to a town near you

On April 15, 2014, when the story broke on the world that the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert program of assassination by remotely controlled drones is not distinct from the drone program of the U.S. Air Force as we had been told, I was on the “Sacred Peace Walk,” an event sponsored each spring by the […]

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Everyday heroes: sit-ins 50 years apart show the power of ordinary people to take action against injustice

“You don’t have to be a big name to make a difference and impact change. Small things can make ripples that make a big difference” Joan Trumpauer Mullholland This week in a Perth court 11 Christian leaders were fined $50 each for trespass after they held a prayer vigil and sit-in at the office of […]

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What about the collective post-traumatic stress for First Peoples & the homeless?

Today, the Western Australian Government launched the inaugural ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day’. In April, WA Parliament unanimously supported the introduction of a specific day to raise awareness of PTSD. If WA Parliament is serious about Post Traumatic Stress awareness then it will recognise and highlight the worst cases of collective PTSD. If the Government […]

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Asia Peace Pivot, from Jeju and Afghanistan

By Hakim, ( Dr. Teck Young, Wee )   “Don’t you touch me!” declared Mi Ryang. South Korean police were clamping down on a villager who was resisting the construction of a Korean/U.S. naval base at her village. Mi Ryang managed to turn the police away by taking off her blouse and, clad in her […]

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Here we go again!

In March of this year I wrote about the fact that the Auxiliary shop at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital was selling golliwogs which would be considered distasteful and racist. All of the details of the arguments that I raised are here: The essence of the issue is that the golliwog is a throwback to an […]

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Australia – 14,000 stolen children – today

Former Government worker for the NSW Department of Families and Communities, Debra Swan on National Sorry Day joined one of the 15 protests happening across the continent to not only remember the Stolen Generations but to point out that they are continuing. In NSW, one in 9 Aboriginal children is ripped from their families into […]

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Mundine says, “It is not Aboriginal Land”, Munro says, “It is Aboriginal Land” – The Block

by Geoff Bagnall, courtesy of The National Indigenous Times   “Bob Bellear would be absolutely devastated if he was alive to see what the Aboriginal Housing Company is doing to this land” – Kaye Bellear The Block at Redfern in Sydney, the first piece of land to ‘be owned freehold’ by an Aboriginal community in […]

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Woolombi Waters says “let’s listen”

So now Senator Scullion thinks Traditional Owners and consultation with community is holding us back. Last week in the National Indigenous Times we read in Geoff Bagnall’s interview with the Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister, Senator Nigel Scullion how the Federal Government is not only refusing to empower prominent organisations such as Aboriginal Community Controlled Health […]

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A long way to go for ‘Utopia’

Twenty-eight years have passed since John Pilger’s insightful documentary, ‘The Secret Country’. Those who have not seen ‘The Secret Country’ please do watch it. It is there to be viewed freely on the internet. And then after watching Pilger’s newest documentary ‘Utopia’, you will find little has changed, and indeed much has gotten worse. John […]

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The Block – Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy established

The Stringer is at The Block, as Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy was established this morning. According to one of the founding  members of the Aboriginal Housing Company, Jenny Munro, the Embassy is “reclaiming The Block for our people”. Several of the original founders of the Aboriginal Housing Company and many former residents of The Block […]

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