‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked […] read more…

Do not fear the other, pope says on World Migrant Day

15/1/18; AFP / 1:44am AEDT Vatican City (AFP)   Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a “sin” to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. “It is not easy… to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us,” […] read more…

Some Jews aren’t welcome in the ‘Jewish state’

12/1/18; Hossam Shaker January 12, 2018 at 4:05 pm   January 12/18 at 4:05 pm | Published in: Article, Asia & Americas, BDS, International Organisations, Israel, Middle East, Opinion, Palestine, US Orthodox Jews hold banners during a protest in New York to support the UN’s decision to condemn Israeli settlements [Mohammed Elshamy / Anadolu Agency] […] read more…

Mahmoud Abbas slams Trump over ‘slap of the century

15/1/2018; SOURCE: Al Jazeera News   Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticised Donald Trump, saying the Palestinian Authority (PA) will never accept the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PA president made his comments on Sunday at the start of a two-day central council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in […] read more…

Mahmoud Abbas slams Trump over ‘slap of the century

  15/1/18; SOURCE: Al Jazeera News   Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticised Donald Trump, saying the Palestinian Authority (PA) will never accept the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PA president made his comments on Sunday at the start of a two-day central council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in […] read more…

A quiet genocide: The legacy of stolen indigenous children

8/1/18 Words by Aaron Smale\   Indigenous peoples throughout English-speaking countries have had their children taken away by the state for generations. Most countries have faced up to this legacy. Will New Zealand now acknowledge its own Stolen Generations? The social worker pretended to be kind to Tyrone Marks. But her act of deception propelled […] read more…

A quiet genocide: The legacy of stolen indigenous children

8/1/18 Words by Aaron Smale\   Indigenous peoples throughout English-speaking countries have had their children taken away by the state for generations. Most countries have faced up to this legacy. Will New Zealand now acknowledge its own Stolen Generations? The social worker pretended to be kind to Tyrone Marks. But her act of deception propelled […] read more…

Catholic Church fury in DR Congo after bloody crackdown

  3/1/18; AFP / 5:09am AEDT Kinshasa   The death toll from a crackdown on New Year’s Eve demonstrations in Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 12, protestors said on Tuesday, as the country’s powerful Catholic Church condemned what it called “barbarism” and the UN and France sounded their concern. Catholic Church fury in DR […] read more…

Israel law tightens hold on occupied Jerusalem sectors

              11:29pm AEDT AFP   Jerusalem Israel’s parliament on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making it more difficult for the government to hand the Palestinians parts of Jerusalem under any future peace deal. Israel law tightens hold on occupied Jerusalem sectors. The bill, approved by a 64 to 51 vote, […] read more…

Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ back at centre of propaganda war

by Shatha Yaish AFP / December 29th, 2017 Share Jerusalem (AFP) – Ahed Tamimi is only a teenager, but has repeatedly been at the centre of the seemingly endless propaganda war between Israelis and Palestinians, with a video of her slapping soldiers the latest example. Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ back at centre of propaganda […] read more…

Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ back at centre of propaganda war

AFP / December 29th, 2017; Shatha Yaish Jerusalem (AFP)   Ahed Tamimi is only a teenager, but has repeatedly been at the centre of the seemingly endless propaganda war between Israelis and Palestinians, with a video of her slapping soldiers the latest example. `Tamimi, 16 and recognisable by her shock of blonde hair, has been […] read more…

Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ back at centre of propaganda war

29/12/17; Shatha Yaish AFP / December 29th, 2017 Jerusalem (AFP)   – Ahed Tamimi is only a teenager, but has repeatedly been at the centre of the seemingly endless propaganda war between Israelis and Palestinians, with a video of her slapping soldiers the latest example. Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ back at centre of propaganda […] read more…

Israeli troops wound 56 Palestinians in new clashes

AFP / 3:34am AEDT, 30/12/17   Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – At least 56 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank and Gaza on Friday as they protested in a fresh “day of rage” over US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israeli forces also hit the […] read more…

UNICEF: Children suffer at shocking scale in conflicts

  25/12/17; 21 hours ago   Children in conflict zones around the world suffered “at a shocking scale” in 2017 as they became front line targets; used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight, the United Nation children’s agency said. UNICEF said that rape, forced marriage, abduction and enslavement of children have become standard […] read more…

Israel behind ‘Christian exodus’ from Palestine -more on Palestine

28/12/17; Ali  Younes Christianity Beit Jala, Palestine               – The Israeli occupation of Palestine is the main factor behind the exodus of Palestinian Christians from the region, according to a new study. Less than two percent of Palestinians living in historic Palestine are Christian [Anadolu/Issam Rimawi] The research carried out by Dar al-Kalima University in […] read more…
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