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Rudd to blame for Indonesians opening fire on asylum seekers?

Wed, 2009/11/18 - 10:36am
From the newswire: November 18, 2009 - Last week two asylum seekers were shot by the Indonesian coast guard. Their boat, carrying 61 Afghans, was heading for Australia when it was discovered off the eastern coast of Indonesia. WA human Rights group Project SafeCom say Kevin Rudd is responsible for the incident - "responsible for those who have been stuck in Indonesia for up to eight years, and he is responsible for the misery of those who he fiercely, nastily, covertly and miserably, prevents from coming to Australia -the only UN Convention country in the nearest 5,000 miles, the only home for

Polisi Indonesia Bubarkan Climate Defender Camp Karena Tekanan dari Penjahat Hutan

Tue, 2009/11/17 - 9:00am
Teluk Meranti, Riau, Indonesia — Kepolisian Indonesia, di bawah perintah dari Gubernur Riau, melakukan pemindahan kepada para aktivis Greenpeace dan masyarakat setempat yang berada di Kamp Pembela Iklim (Climate Defender Camp) di Kampar Peninsula, Sumatra, yang sedang terancam.

Polisi dan petugas imigrasi juga menetapkan deportasi kepada 11 aktivis internasional yang melakukan aksi menghentikan perusakan hutan oleh Asia Pacific Resource International Holdings (APRIL) – PT. RAPP yang berada di kawasan gambut beberapa hari lalu.

Link: Dukungan Masyarakat Membuat Polisi Memberikan

WA Police flag metal detectors for Perth train stations and Northbridge

Mon, 2009/11/16 - 7:59pm
From the newswire NOV 16, 2009 - Walk-through metal detectors have been flagged for Northbridge and Perth train station under proposed laws to give police greater stop and search powers. The new laws would give WA police unprecedented powers to frisk people for drugs and weapons - without having to prove grounds of suspicion in court. According to media reports, Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says they may also set up "walk-through detectors" at the Perth train station, with officers walking Northbridge wielding handheld detectors. The laws, described as "an erosion of civil rights",

Kulcha cancels play Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza

Fri, 2009/11/13 - 1:04pm
From the newswire: November 13, 2009: The WA branch of Amnesty International had planned to hold a performance of the Caryl Churchill play Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza last Sunday at the Fremantle arts venue Kulcha as part of the ARTillery Youth Arts Festival. Unfortunately Kulcha decided to cancel the performance. Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza is a controversial six-page, 10-minute play by British playwright Caryl Churchill, written in response to the 2008-2009 Israel military strike on Gaza, and first performed at London's Royal Court Theatre on 6 February 2009. Churchill,

Untuk barisan yang tercerai berai, Untuk kawan yang berguguran sepuluh tahun silam

Fri, 2009/11/13 - 12:00pm
10 Tahun Tragedi Semanggi

Sudah tiga hari berlalu. Kami kembali pulang ke Salemba. Ratusan kardus berisi roti gopek-an (Rp 500), serta tumpukan air mineral dari merek Aqua, Vit, Ades, sampai merek yang tidak terkenal, tinggi tersusun. Bertumpuk mencapai langit ruangan. Wah-wah dari mana bantuan sebanyak ini datang, sejenak terpikir dibenak saya, pergerakan ini ternyata didukung banyak orang. Tapi kaku otot kaki dan rasa kesemutan di pundak sebelah kanan cepat-cepat merebut perhatian.


(artikel ini kami tayangkan ulang pada feature sebagai peringatan sebelas tahun tragedi semanggi.. agar

Camp for Climate Action WA 2009 - LETS ORGANISE!

Wed, 2009/11/11 - 11:40am
From the newswire: It's time for the people's climate justice movement to get serious! In a world surrounded by mediocrity, a new vision is emerging - one of sustainable democracy, of grassroots power, of solidarity and real action. Climate Camps across the planet are on the cusp of this emerging movement. Despite many reports proving that it is entirely possible to provide electricity and jobs for our communities from renewable sources, there are plans to double the number of Coal fired power stations in Western Australia. Climate Camp will take action against this disastrous expansion.

Kronologi Lengkap: Dari Anggoro, Bibit-Chandra lalu ke Susno

Tue, 2009/11/10 - 8:37am
"MS Kaban tadi hanya dikatakan selintas, banyak cabang-cabangnya ini dalam pemeriksaan Antasari. Jadi amat complicated dan sangat ruwet. Mungkin setelah gelar perkara lebih jelas," tandas Adnan Buyung Nasution, usai pertemuan antara Tim Delapan dan Kapolri, Rabu (4/11) kemarin.


Jujur, saya mengalami kebingungan yang sama seperti diucapkan oleh ketua Tim Delapan tersebut (sama bingungnya, tapi beda pinternya, hehehe…). Setelah melahap semua berita terkait kasus ini, mulai dari dijadikannya Anggoro sebagai tersangka, pembentukan Tim Lima oleh presiden, munculnya pernyataan

Refugee Rights Action - Perth

Mon, 2009/11/09 - 9:04pm
UPDATE: Photos of Action ACTION: Refugee Rights Action - Perth - 12:30 Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30pm - 1:30pm - The Office of Immigration Minister Chris Evans - 51 Ord St - West Perth A basic human right - to seek asylum. It is time to stand up and say no to the renewed attacks against persecuted people who are doing nothing more than seeking asylum. The only just solution to the situation is that all asylum seekers at Merak and the 78 Tamils on the Oceanic Viking be brought to Australia. Refugee Right Groups say the Sri Lankan government is trying to hide its shocking record of human

Nyoongar Elders fear quarry work will destroy sacred sites in the Darling Range

Sat, 2009/11/07 - 12:35pm
From the newswire: A Perth Aboriginal Elder Albert Corunna and other local Nyoongar Elders fear for the destruction of a cultural heritage site complex at Red Hill in the Darling Range, north-east of Perth. Global German-based quarrying giant Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd has recently lodged a Section 18 application with the Department of Indigenous Affairs to seek approval to destroy the sites. The site complex includes archaeological and ethnographic sites, such as the Red Hill campsite, rockshelters, grinding stones, ochre deposits, petroglyphs, ceremonial sites, Susannah Brook and

November fifth...

Fri, 2009/11/06 - 4:45am

Cicak vs Buaya : Kanker Otak Kok di Tangani dengan P3K (Bodrex?)

Thu, 2009/11/05 - 7:43am
Bencana Tsunami Keadilan di Balik Kriminalisasi Bibit dan Chandra

"Bila penegak hukum bisa diatur-atur oleh cukong dan jika polisi serta jaksa bisa dikendalikan oleh koruptor, maka tidak ada keadilan untuk rakyat. Keadilan tidak akan terealisasi bila korupsi, terutama mafia peradilan, tidak diberantas tuntas".

"Betapa dasyatnya korupsi di tubuh pnegak hukum membuat kami yakin bahwa merupakan penyebab mengapa dalam banyak kasus penyelewengan, korupsi, pelanggaran HAM, perusakan lingkungan dan berbagai kasus lainnya, hukum tidak berjalan"

Dipetik dari Pernyataan Pers

RECLAIM THE NIGHT MARCH - RALLY AND ENTERTAINMENT - PERTH

Mon, 2009/10/26 - 9:37am
From the Newswire: RECLAIM THE NIGHT MARCH, RALLY AND ENTERTAINMENT - Friday 30 October 2009 This Friday night, Perth women and children will reclaim the city streets at the annual Reclaim the Night event where women will protest for their right to walk at night, free from the threat of rape and sexual violence. ROAR feminist collective are encouraging women to come out onto the streets to demand their right to safety at night and in public spaces. "We demand that men within our community start taking responsibility for ending this violent culture which sees women regularly sexually harassed,

Anti-fascist demonstration, Chippendale

Mon, 2009/10/26 - 1:48am
Last Friday (October 1) a crowd of over 70 people made it clear to a far-right gathering in Sydney that fascists are not welcome and that they will not be able to meet undisturbed.

Spokesperson for the Tamils stranded in West Java reveals a potential bombshell

Wed, 2009/10/21 - 12:39am
From the newswire: On last night's Indymedia Radical Radio Show, Alex, spokesperson for the 260 Tamil asylum seekers on board the ship moored at Merak port in West Java, revealed that a woman falsely claiming to be a representative of the Australian government had gained access to the boat. Alex told Indymedia, "There was an Australian woman who falsely claimed herself to be a representative of the Australian Embassy and she was the first [person] the Indonesian police brought on board the vessel...however, she was unable to provide us with any ID and the lady did confirm later on that she was

National Day of Action Against ACC funding cuts

Tue, 2009/10/20 - 1:48pm
Monday October 19 was a national day of action against ACC's proposed changes to funding for sexual abuse counseling. Under the new criteria, survivors will only be eligible for ACC covered counseling if they have been diagnosed as having a mental injury, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV.

In Auckland, over 200 people gathered in Albert Park to show their support for survivors and protest the ACC cuts to counseling. Speakers from Rape Prevention Education, Courageous Women, Labour Party, the Greens and End Rape Culture Now! (the organisers of the march)

Climate Camp WA 2009 - Organise!

Mon, 2009/10/19 - 10:45am
From the newswire: October 18, 2009 - WA Climate Camp organisers are calling for Direct Action, Solidarity and Mutual Aid to transition away from Coal mining, burning and exports in WA. Renewable energy campaigners from Camp for Climate Action WA will converge near Collie on 17-20th December for peaceful action. "The WA community is calling for a switch from fossil fuels to renewables. Tired of our politicians and business leaders gambling away our future, we invite the community to join us for three days of peaceful protest, including workshops, forums and a day of fun, creative, and

Bring asylum seekers to Australia!

Fri, 2009/10/16 - 10:46pm
From the newswire: October 16, 2009 - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he will not be moved by a group of over 250 Sri Lankan asylum seekers moored in West Java, Indonesia. The group were intercepted last weekend by the Indonesian navy, following a personal plea from Mr Rudd to Indonesia's president. The group of ethnic Tamils are staging a hunger strike to highlight their plight - refusing to leave their wooden boat in Merak Harbour. WA Human Rights group Project SafeCom says Mr Rudd "should show some real guts and arrange a rescue flight to Indonesia to pick up the 260 Sri Lankans whose