As many as 50 witnesses to appear at four-week court hearing for Cardinal Pell

7/10/17; 7 News AAP Share Up to 50 witnesses likely to be called during Pell committal hearing. Cardinal Pell faced chaotic scenes and a huge police presence as he fronted court in Melbourne. Source: As many as 50 witnesses will give evidence during a hearing that will determine if Cardinal George Pell stands trial on […] read more…

`Stolen Generation’ Survivor Turns Her Pain Into Poetry

A turn to writing brings healing after enduring a life of despair and abuse. By CHARLOTTE GRAHAM When Ali Cobby Eckermann met her biological mother for the first time at age 34, she did not think her life could be enlarged further, she said. Four years later, in 2001, ” Ms. Cobby Eckermann was re¬united […] read more…

Pauline Hanson criticised after ‘disgusting’ tweets on London attacks

*** 4/6/17 VIDEO Manchester benefit organisers ramp up security. Source: 7 News Pauline Hanson and Donald Trump have both received angry reactions to tweets posted just hours after attacks in London. Senator Hanson was criticised on Twitter after posting “Stop Islamic immigration before it is too late. #auspol” within hours of the attacks. “How sad […] read more…

On the trail of the trade in human body parts

3/6/167 Killed for their bones In Malawi, people with albinism are being killed and their bodies harvested; children and adults hacked to death with machetes and kitchen knives. More than 115 people have been attacked in the past two years, at least 20, fatally. Those who have survived have been left with deep physical and […] read more…

US anti-Trump protesters facing decades behind bars

2/6/17 Patrick Strickland @P_Strickland_               More than 200 anti-Trump protesters are facing felony charges that could land some in prison for 70 to 80 years.On Inauguration Day, more than 230 people were arrested during anti-Trump protests – Reuters/Bryan Woolston When Olivia Alsip travelled to the capital to protest against the inauguration of right-wing US […] read more…

Israel set to approve 2,500 settlement housing units

3/6/17; Nigel Wilson               Israeli authorities will meet next week to approve new units in illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank. The international community views Israeli settlements as illegal’ Reuters Israel is expected to approve nearly 2,500 new settlement housing units across the occupied West Bank next week after the projects were tabled […] read more…

Stolen Generation’ Survivor Turns Her Pain Into Poetry

A turn to writing brings healing after enduring a life of despair and abuse. By CHARLOTTE GRAHAM When Ali Cobby Eckermann met her biological mother for the first time at age 34, she did not think her life could be enlarged further, she said. Four years later, in 2001, Ms. Cobby Eckermann was re¬united with […] read more…

As many as 50 witnesses to appear at four-week court hearing for Cardinal Pell

7/10/17; 7 News AAP Share Up to 50 witnesses likely to be called during Pell committal hearing. Cardinal Pell faced chaotic scenes and a huge police presence as he fronted court in Melbourne. Source: As many as 50 witnesses will give evidence during a hearing that will determine if Cardinal George Pell stands trial on […] read more…

Stolen Generation’ Survivor Turns Her Pain Into Poetry

A turn to writing brings healing after enduring a life of despair and abuse. By CHARLOTTE GRAHAM When Ali Cobby Eckermann met her biological mother for the first time at age 34, she did not think her life could be enlarged further, she said. Four years later, in 2001, ” Ms. Cobby Eckermann was re¬united […] read more…

The Nauru files are raw evidence of torture. Can we look away?

10/8/16; David Marr • 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in offshore detention • Read the Nauru files These thousands of cries of anguish strip away the secrecy shrouding offshore detention. And without secrecy the refugee gulags are done for. Australians won’t stand for this brutality much longer ‘In the crushing tedium […] read more…

If you think Aboriginal women are silent about domestic violence, you’re not listening

5/10/16; Amy McQuire Aboriginal; @amymcquire The voices of Aboriginal women are hoarse from decades of screaming into the abyss of Australian apathy. It’s time to end the blame game and start healing – Warren Mundine, laid the blame for a supposed silence about domestic violence in Aboriginal communities at the feet of black Australia. If […] read more…

Farrell scandal puts Catholic church’s attitude to Australian law under the microscope

24/9/16 Last modified David Marr As the royal commission continues its investigation, the question that emerges is whether the church sees itself as a separate realm answerable only to Rome Counsel assisting Gail Furness during a public hearing into the response of the Catholic church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by Father Joseph […] read more…

Gaza’s women flotilla ‘challenging Israel’s blockade'(2)

6//11/ 16 Al Jazeera Staff As the flotilla approaches Gaza shores, one crew member reflects on the journey. Wendy Goldsmith, a Canadian member on board the all-female flotilla currently making its way to the besieged Gaza Strip, provided the below update to Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon Manley. – I am on board the Zaytouna, but […] read more…

Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research

6/10/16; Moscow AFP on October 6, 2016, 8:57 am Share Tweet Email Russia said Wednesday it was suspending joint research on nuclear energy projects with the United States, as Moscow’s standoff with the West shows no sign of abating. The Russian foreign ministry said Moscow could “no longer trust Washington in such a sensitive sphere”. […] read more…

Ten countries host half of world’s refugees: report

5/10/16; Al Jazeera News And News Agencies World’s wealthiest nations accused by Amnesty of leaving poorer countries bearing the brunt of global refugee crisis. Ten countries – which account for just 2.5 percent of the global economy – are hosting more than half the world’s refugees, a rights group has said, accusing wealthy countries of […] read more…

The Nauru files are raw evidence of torture. Can we look away?

10/8/16; David Marr • 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in offshore detention • Read the Nauru files These thousands of cries of anguish strip away the secrecy shrouding offshore detention. And without secrecy the refugee gulags are done for. Australians won’t stand for this brutality much longer ‘In the crushing tedium […] read more…
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