Anti-Caterpiller Action at WestTrac WA

Oceania Indymedia - Mon, 2009/09/07 - 9:48pm
From the newswire: ACTION: Stop Caterpillar's Destruction Of Palestinian Lives! Since the beginning of the present Palestinian uprising in September 2000, the Israeli military has destroyed more than 2650 Palestinian homes, offices, buildings and other civilian structures including hundreds of thousands of fruit and olive trees, the main livelihood for many Palestinians. Caterpillar bulldozers are used for more than house demolitions. Since the Intifada began, Israeli troops and settlers using Caterpillar equipment have uprooted an estimated 385,000 olive trees plus orchards of dates, prunes,

Sowing the Seeds of Resistance

Oceania Indymedia - Mon, 2009/09/07 - 10:48am
Local community gardeners fed up with our unsustainable city took part in a 'Permablitz' in central Auckland yesterday. About 20 gardeners appropriated neglected public land for community benefit; digging up grass, planting vegetables and various fruit trees.

Gorgon project environmental vandalsim

Oceania Indymedia - Tue, 2009/09/01 - 10:01am
From the newswire: August 31, 2009 - Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has given the go-ahead to the controversial Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island, off the north-west coast of Australia - despite claims the Australian government is putting "development ahead of environmental protection." Barrow Island, an A-class nature reserve, has been dubbed Australia's Ark with 24 species and sub-species preserved on the island - many of which are extinct or endangered on mainland Australia. The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) emphatically opposed the project in 2003 - but the

Summertime is Climate Camp time

Oceania Indymedia - Mon, 2009/08/31 - 10:48pm
It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere - and everybody is at the various Climate Camps (CC) across Europe (for example CC Scotland | CC Cymru/Wales | CC Ireland | CC London | CC Antwerpen | CC Nantes). The camp in London is still going and the Indymedia Centre is reporting non-stop. The recent camps in Ireland, Scotland and Wales were very succesful.

Report of Hell Pizza Protest - Apologies, promises and free pizza

Oceania Indymedia - Sat, 2009/08/29 - 10:48am
Friday evening saw a Socialist Aotearoa organised picket of a Hells Pizza outlet in downtown Auckland. The protest was in response to recent racist advertising by Hells Pizza. The picket had a good turn out for a Friday evening with around 20 people chanting and holding placards saying “Racists go to Hell”. Things started to go a bit odd when the Hell’s pizza employee that had designed the recent campaign got on the megaphone.

Organise! Join Climate Camp WA

Oceania Indymedia - Tue, 2009/08/25 - 9:47pm
WA Climate Camp 2009 to be held in Collie - 17-20 December Direct Action, Solidarity and Mutual Aid to end Coal mining, burning and exports in WA... Join empowered communities taking direct action against coal and for a safe climate future! We warmly invite you and/or your organisation to help organise the Camp for Climate Action WA. This Camp for Climate Action will be an inspiring few days of workshops and grassroots direct action designed to stop coal mining and it's use for energy production in the coal capital of WA, Collie - in December 2009. Get involved! Our collective consists of

SAS in Afghanistan opposed

Oceania Indymedia - Sun, 2009/08/23 - 7:48pm
Global Peace and Justice Auckland held a peaceful demonstration outside the Papakura army barracks of the NZ SAS between 12:00 and 2:00pm today. Chanting protesters called for the National-Act government to pull the SAS and all NZ military personel out of Afghanistan, and devote the army deployment funding to civilian rebuilding programmes.

Stop Night Class Cuts! National Day of Action Proposed September 12th

Oceania Indymedia - Fri, 2009/08/21 - 7:48pm
Last night over 200 people gathered in Western Springs, Auckland to discuss the impending National government cuts in community adult education. In 2010 National has proposed to cut funding from 16 million to 3 million dollars, affecting some 220 000 adult learners nation wide.

Support Indymedia on air - Subscribe to RTR FM 92.1 on Monday

Oceania Indymedia - Fri, 2009/08/21 - 10:18am
Indymedia needs YOUR support! RTR FM 92.1's Radiothon drive for subscribers is now on. RTR FM is a public community broadcaster, relying heavily on public sponsorship to stay on the air. Perth Indymedia Radical Radio - broadcasting news and interviews every Monday evening - would greatly appreciate your support. Please call 9260 9210 on Monday after 8pm and before 9pm to subscribe to RTRFM and help keep Indymedia on the air. Perth's progressive/activist community can contact Perth Indymedia Radical Radio and get their message out. We need to keep up the good work and build Indymedia together.

Telecom line engineers - National Day of Action on Monday, 24th August

Oceania Indymedia - Fri, 2009/08/21 - 9:48am
EPMU members involved in the ongoing Telecom/Visionstream dispute unanimously endorsed a National Day of Action this MONDAY, 24 AUGUST. The EPMU will send out more information shortly about events throughout the country.

Fire in Kanaky - USTKE & French State Clash over Airline dispute

Oceania Indymedia - Thu, 2009/08/20 - 9:48pm
One of the Pacific rim's most militant unions the Union of Kanaky and Exploited Workers (USTKE) will hold a demonstration this Saturday (22/08) in Noumea, New Caledonia calling for the release of its President and leaders who have been imprisoned as a result of a crackdown on the union for its militant defence of worker's rights. This demonstration comes after months of clashes between the union and riot police on the streets of Kanaky.

Dave drives to work

Oceania Indymedia - Wed, 2009/08/19 - 3:48pm
Dave Theobald has worked at Inland Revenue's Christchurch office for the last 20 years. His work is valued, he is a highly intelligent literate man. And he has problems with mental illness, something the TV ads tell us happens to 10% of the population.

He was diagnosed paranoid after self referring himself to a doctor. Because of the medication his work output became low. Dave was assigned a colleague within the department and this is where the real problems began.

Self-governance for Ngāi Tūhoe “on the table”

Oceania Indymedia - Wed, 2009/08/12 - 12:48pm
Activist Tame Iti says that not very long ago, the Crown thought Tūhoe was absurd to think of sovereignty and self-governance, but the matter is now on the table alongside financial compensation. A meeting was held in Wellington yesterday (11 August) between 40 iwi members and the Crown to hear its first offer of settlement. It is still unknown what the offer is. Te Kotahi ā Tūhoe chairman Tamati Kruger said the offer will be taken back to the people at a series of hui on Tuesday night and on Wednesday.

BBQ Factory ends Kwila sales as Papuan activist tours

Oceania Indymedia - Tue, 2009/08/11 - 7:48pm
Major outdoor furniture retailer the BBQ Factory has commited to ending sales of illegally and unsustainably imported Kwila just days before a national speaking tour by West Papuan activist Paula Makabory highlighting human rights violations. Momentum against imports and sales of Kwila is building with the drawing of Green MP Catherine Delahunty's sustainable timber bill in Parliament.


Oceania Indymedia - Tue, 2009/08/11 - 6:28pm
August 11, 2009: The Fremantle Anti Nuclear Group (FANG) and Footprints for Peace remembered the atomic devastation of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by participating in a commemorative Peace Walk from City Farm, Perth to the Fremantle Arts Centre this past weekend. Each year communities throughout the globe commemorate the period August 6th to August 9th as the "Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days". These days should not be forgotten. By looking back we can also look forward and remain cognizant of the risks that are before us. The group held a photo exhibition at the Fremantle Arts

SAS heading for Afghanistan - organise resistance now!

Oceania Indymedia - Mon, 2009/08/10 - 7:48pm
Prime Minister John Key today announced that the Government will deploy "[a]round 70 SAS personnel will in Afghanistan for up to 18 months, in three rotations" and the "Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamyan province will be gradually drawn down over the medium term." Key said “In keeping with long-standing practice, I will be making no comment on the operational aspects of the SAS deployment. This deployment follows the decisions by the previous Labour government to deploy the SAS to Afghanistan on three separate occasions." At this stage it is unknown when the troops will be leaving.

Brimob Tembaki Warga, 2 Orang Kritis

Oceania Indymedia - Mon, 2009/08/10 - 6:30pm
Up Date Kasus Takalar

(Takalar, Sulsel 10/8), Sedikitnya 7 orang warga tertembak aparat Brimob dalam kejadian di hari Minggu (9/8). Sebelumnya terjadi ketegangan antara warga Polongbangkeng Utara, Takalar dengan pihak PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN XIV) yang sedang berupaya untuk mengolah lahan warga yang masa HGU-nya berakhir 3 tahun lalu.

Ketegangan memuncak dengan aksi provokasi berupa lemparan batu dari arah PTPN XIV, yang disertai dengan deru mesin traktor yang bising. Hal ini memancing perhatian warga yang sejak pagi berjaga-jaga untuk menghalau proses pengolahan lahan tersebut.



Site Moderation

Oceania Indymedia - Sat, 2009/08/08 - 3:03am
AUGUST 7, 2009 - Heya folks, due to malicious and juvenile attacks on this website, we've turned on moderation for the time being. This simply means that your posts will sit in a queue until one of the editors lets it through (a few hours at most). Many of our regular users will know how to bypass this... If you need help please email us here... Sorry for the inconvenience. X perth indymedia eds! See also: Note from the eds


Oceania Indymedia - Wed, 2009/08/05 - 10:07am
From the newswire: PEACE CONVERGENCE 2009 - Between July 3 - 26 people from around Australia took action to say no to US war games taking place in Queensland. Operation Talisman Sabre 09 saw up to 30,000 US and Australian troops engaging in live rehearsals for war. Digital pix of the recent 2009 Peace Convergence events in Queensland have been collated as a slide show with John Lennon's Give Peace a Chance as a sound track and posted it to Youtube: View... || Write up of the arrests during TS09. See: Nuclear Reister (PDF) A key location for these activities was Shoalwater Bay, just north of
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