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January 2015 – Page 2

I call myself an Australian

My parents arrived in this country on a boat, and I call myself an Australian. As a disabled woman, I am in a minority group, yet I call myself an Australian. But according to racist pages promoting a new rally – the ‘Reclaim Australia Rally’ – ‘patriotic Australians’ need to stand together and stop the […]

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White man’s sorry

If only saying sorry were simple. Sorry not only begs the question, ‘sorry for what?’ be it sorry for crimes committed, or for standing by while others perpetrated them. Saying sorry also poses the question of ‘who?’ is to blame, ‘who?’ is to say sorry, and the vexed issue of sincerity. It is not easy […]

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Inside the Uniform, Under the Hood, Longing for Change

From January 4 – 12, 2015, Witness Against Torture (WAT) activists assembled in Washington D.C. for an annual time of fasting and public witness to end the United States’ use of torture and indefinite detention and to demand the closure, with immediate freedom for those long cleared for release, of the illegal U.S. prison at […]

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Tim Wilson comments

When one looks up the definition of Ideological Zealot in the dictionary, there is every possibility that you will come across a picture of our Freedom Commissioner in Australia, Tim Wilson. His ideological zeal was laid bare this week when discussing the Charlie Hebdo issues he said “Charlie Hebdo and the events in Paris have […]

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Shame job Australia – “They came through the gate with my boy’s body more than six hours later”

“They took my boy’s body away. I wanted to go with my son. They left us behind. They didn’t care to listen.” “They just looked at us. They flew off, right in our faces.” “They left us behind.” “They just left us,” said mother, Gwen Sturt. Through the night, with torrid rains pelting the roof […]

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System let down Rex Jr – but Rex, you are loved, please turn yourself in

Rex Bellotti Jr at best will soon become a prison statistic and at worst well I should not go there. This 21 year old is wanted by police after allegedly holding up a convenience store. “My son’s life has been ruined, he has spiralled into depressions, he has lifelong injuries, he does not trust police, […]

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Email to The Stringer – “I would be utterly embarrassed to call myself an Aboriginal”

An email was sent to The Stringer that finished up with the line, “I would be utterly embarrassed to call myself an Aboriginal.” The Stringer will not identify the sender. The email was in response to an article about an incident on a Perth train, where a mother with four of her children and three companions […]

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Climate Change Challenges: Support the Environment or the U.S. Military?

Having lived through the 1991 Desert Storm bombing and the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, I tread carefully when speaking about any danger greater than war that children in our world might face.  I won’t forget children in Baghdadi hospitals whose bodies I have seen, wounded and maimed, after bombing campaigns ordered by […]

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Deal to extinguish native title & land rights in one hit

More than 300 Noongar people gathered at a Perth park last Saturday to speak out against the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council’s (SWALSC) support for the Western Australian Government $1.3 billion in-kind package proposal. The Government offer if accepted by Noongar people will come on the condition that their native title rights are […]

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Report from the site of the Peshawar school massacre – students return although terrified

It was a sunny morning on 12th January, 2015 when school reopened and the children who lost the majority of their class fellows entered the school looking at the gates, walls, rooms, rooftops, galleries and the play ground. Memories of the day just stormed and eyes turned into oceans of tears. It was not that […]

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