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June 2017

Begging for human rights but denied – starving and sick

On June 15, 2017, the New York Times reported that the government of Saudi Arabia aims to ease the concerns of some U.S. legislators over U.S. weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis plan to engage in “a $750 million multiyear training program through the American military to help prevent the accidental killing of civilians […]

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What’s with the Yellow Peril racism? Give us a break with “Chinese” invasion of Australia

The ABC Four Corners episode on the corrupting of politicians was important but what was with the racism? There are veils and layers to racism and many do not see clearly their racism. Many fear the foreigner, while many hate foreigners but do not understand this is as racism. We tie up identity to values, […]

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Australia soaked in apartheid; national shame continues with jailing First Peoples at world’s highest rate

Australia not only dished up the White Australia Policy, the Yellow Peril threat and ratcheted up xenophobia and misoxeny, but contributed its own brand of apartheid with missions and reserves, curfews and segregation. Many reckon apartheid is a past wrong that’s dusted but the gaols tell a different story. Australian gaols scream of racialised imprisonment […]

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Obituary journalism – one of biggest Black stories bypassed by media – the extinguishing of Black rights

  Sinister undermining is leading to the beginning of the end to some of Eddie Mabo’s legacy – native title rights. One of the biggest Black stories has not been carried by any of the nation’s major media nor but for scraps has it been picked up by Black and independent media. The fast approaching […]

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Suicide toll – stop the shameless research, just disaggregate

Funding researchers & advocacy start-ups over outreach & the coalface is killing people. Funding should be directed to providing people with the various support needed and with tangible improvements to their life circumstances. Governments should stop funding supposed research into suicide prevention rather than directing funds to targeted support. In how many different ways is research […]

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PRISM, Snowden and Government Surveillance

By Lavanya Rathnam Edward Snowden, one of the most famous whistleblowers of our times, brought to light the many surveillance programs and other snooping activities of the U.S. government. This former intelligence officer revealed top secret documents to Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and Laura Poitras, a freelance journalist, in May 2013 at a hotel […]

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Have courage for peace, not war – Afghanistan

When activists like me return from visiting the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, Afghanistan, young seamstresses there often entrust each of us with about fifty sky-blue scarves. The word “Borderfree” is carefully embroidered, in English, on one end of each scarf; on the opposite side, they’ve stitched the translation in Dari, the language they speak. […]

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Be careful that Treaty is about what it should be, not what it has been…

At the invitation of the Mabo family I am attending the quarter century commemoration of June 3, 1992 High Court win that Eddie Mabo did not live long enough to see. I find myself in Townsville where Eddie’s journey began and culminated in the political landscape being changed. I have reflected on native title, on […]

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“After Mabo”

  As we celebrate the courage and the achievements of Eddie Koiki Mabo we all walk in his determined footsteps in our hope for a brighter future. The Mabo family asked me to paint you a picture of how Australia can offer an example to the world, if we achieve what that passionate man dreamed […]

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