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July 2013 – Page 2

Three of The Stringer’s writers are WikiLeaks Party candidates

In a surprising turn of events three of The Stringer‘s writers are running in the coming Federal Election as Senate Candidates for The WikiLeaks Party. This article is a declaration of impartiality conflicts of interests on behalf of the three, and therefore they will not contribute articles to The Stringer in covering the Federal Election. […]

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Categories Breaking News
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You’ve been misled on boat people: Here are the facts

At present, both major political parties favour the use of punitive measures that theoretically stem the arrival of boat people. This theory supposedly creates the facade that if Australia purports a harsh enough regime, hypothetical arrivals will cease, seeking instead their chances with the Taliban. In any case, it’s not the Australia we should strive […]

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Dog-whistle politics

During each year of the last several years of the 1970s and of the early years of the 1980s up to 30,000 refugees arrived by boat to Australia. There was relatively little public fuss about this as at the time there was bipartisan political support between Fraser and Whitlam. However three decades later hysteria has […]

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Categories Human Rights
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No end to Western Australia’s jail rate shame

Half a dozen years ago I made several startling findings from comparative data research during Masters research into underlying issues that give rise to the shockingly high imprisonment rates of Aboriginal peoples – and to the disproportionate statistics evidencing the extensiveness of Aboriginal homelessness and acute impoverishment. I compared imprisonment rates of Aboriginal peoples with […]

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The fight goes to Canberra

Despite a worldwide campaign to save tens of thousands of years old Aboriginal rock art along the Western Australian Pilbara coastline of the Dampier, miners and local Elders continue at odds with each other. The rock art is believed to be older than other locations in the world where human images are contained and local […]

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National Congress elects Kirstie Parker and Les Malezer

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has elected Kirstie Parker and Les Malezer as co-chairs of the Congress. Ms Parker is the long-time editor of the Koori Mail and Mr Malezer has been returned for a second term. The Congress has a female co-chair and a male co-chair. Ms Parker is a Yawullarai woman […]

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CLIMATE of DEATH – Justice denied means more will die

“We have to get rid of racist cops. I don’t want to dwell on the past but I have grown up bitter,” said Whadjuk Noongar Elder Ben Taylor. Mr Taylor said of colonial and post-colonial Australia, “They have been killing our people for two hundred years.” John Pat is dead. Cameron Mulrunji Doomadgee is dead. […]

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Increased nephropathy risks for Aboriginal type-2 diabetics

The American Diabetes Association at its annual conference highlighted dramatic increases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for Aboriginal Australians. Aboriginal patients with end stage renal disease are up to 30 times more likely to have finished up as such than non-Aboriginal diabetic patients. Health journalist Jill Stein reports in The International Renal and Ural News […]

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What excuse will they come up with now?

Earlier this week I wrote a piece for The Stringer about the desecration of a Muslim section of a cemetery in Baldivis. Details of that piece are contained here. There certainly appeared to be considerable agreement amongst readers of that article that the act that was perpetrated was vile, unacceptable and one that was not […]

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Categories Human Rights
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Tanks move in around Earth’s most threatened tribe

Brazil’s military has moved in to stop illegal logging around the land of Earth’s most threatened tribe. © Exército Brasileiro Survival International has received reports that Brazil’s military has launched a major ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe. Hundreds of soldiers, police officers and Environment Ministry special […]

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