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Wednesday 26th of April 2017 (UTC)

January 2015

In Australia, there is the Aboriginal rights struggle

In Australia there is no greater rights struggle than the Aboriginal rights struggle. It is a human rights struggle where not only the First Peoples of this continent were violently and murderously dispossessed of their lands but since the advent of British colonialism onto their shores they were subjected to segregation, apartheid and the systematic […]

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“Nothing to kill or die for and no religion too”… John Lennon

On January 11th 2014 I wrote the following as part of an article about casual racism: “Last night, as I watched the Perth Scorchers win their T20 game against the Sydney Sixers, I reflected on the many derisive comments that I have heard in the last few years about people of Muslim faith. The generalisations […]

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Public stripping

I stood there, in my underwear. They were pale blue, with small flowers on them. I remember it very clearly – mostly because there were four men in the room who I had never met before. They were looking at my body, and my mother wore a worried expression. The tallest man touched me. “You […]

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Date with destiny – February 9 – First Peoples will Sit-In

Delegates and supporters of the Freedom Movement have set themselves a date with destiny after marching on Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday declaring they would be back in even larger numbers on February 9 to confront the country’s politicians about their treatment and policies affecting First Nations People. More than 200 delegates and supporters […]

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8 little children on the streets; youngest less than 30 days old

On New Year’s Day a little girl was born, opening her eyes to the world, but to what kind of a world? Compassionate or merciless? By this Thursday, only 28 days old this little baby will be homeless. It is bullshit a 28 day old baby should be homeless. Not just this little baby but also her […]

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More than 15 % in jail for unpaid fines

One of the major reasons Western Australia’s prison population is at a record high is because the State is jailing poverty stricken fine defaulters. The State’s Corrective Service Minister, Joe Francis, supports the jailing as a due punishment. More than 15 per cent of Western Australia’s prison population is comprised by fine defaulters. Ludicrously, they […]

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From Mazraa prison – Peter Greste

At least Peter Greste has what the majority of those who are unjustly persecuted or imprisoned have not. Mr Greste has the lens of the world’s media watching over him. From within this support Mr Greste has drawn strength while incarcerated in Cairo’s Mazraa’s prison. On New Year Day’s Mr Greste wrote a letter to […]

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A Future in Prison

The Bureau of Prisons contacted me today, assigning me a prison number and a new address:  for the next 90 days, beginning tomorrow, I’ll live at FMC Lexington, in the satellite prison camp for women, adjacent to Lexington’s federal medical center for men. Very early tomorrow morning, Buddy Bell, Cassandra Dixon, and Paco and Silver, […]

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Remembering Mike Marqusee (1953-2015)

“Go back to his books and rediscover the potency and the appeal – and, often, the joie d’esprit – of his writings: on cricket, on Muhammad Ali, on his own journey as an anti-Zionist Jew and, of course, on Bob Dylan.” Anne Beech, Pluto Press. “The crowd reminds me that I only put myself in […]

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What’s in a name?

The term ‘Aborigine’ means ‘been there since the beginning of time.’ The term ‘indigenous’ was mainly used to describe plants and animals.  It means ‘native to the land.’ Rosalie Kunoth-Monks asserted, “I am not an Aboriginal, or indeed indigenous, I am … (a) first nation’s person. A sovereign person from this country.” (Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, 2014) […]

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