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Shining a light on a disgraceful policy after the death of Ahmad Ali Jafari

June 22, 2013

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Pamela Curr of the Asylum Seeker Centre writes powerfully about Australia’s shameful treatment of asylum seekers . A poignant and potent tribute to the life of Ahmad Ali Jafari and his courage.  Something our gutless governments don’t and never will have.  Vale Ahmad Ali Jafari. Rest in peace. CrankyO ======================== Ahmad Ali Jafari died last […]

British-made tear gas was used on Egypt’s protesters

December 4, 2011

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ CS gas canisters with serial and lot numbers have been found by victims fired on in Tahrir Square Sarah Morrison and Bel Trew Sunday 04 December 2011 Suggested Topics Army Tahrir Square Middle East Military Suez North Africa Law Egypt A British firm manufactured some of the tear gas used by Egyptian security forces […]

Egypt’s naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds | Mona Eltahawy

November 20, 2011

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View this story on the Guardian Comment is free By posing naked, Aliaa Mahdy has brilliantly challenged the misogyny and sexual hypocrisy of Egypt’s leaders Mona Eltahawy · 18/11/2011 · guardian.co.uk The blog of 20-year-old Egyptian blogger Aliaa Mahdy Photograph: Aliaa Mahdy When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – […]

Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia

October 14, 2011

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Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia.

Children and Clowns violently attacked in the West Bank

June 29, 2011

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http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=399506 Colorful day in Nabi Saleh Published Friday 24/06/2011 (updated) 25/06/2011 17:33 [MaanImages/HO/Diana Al-Zeer] Click for more images BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The children of An-Nabi Saleh set off with kites and painted faces to the village’s hill shortly after noon on Friday.An hour later, they were sheltering in a village house, while five Israeli military […]

Egypt: The Victorious Islamists

June 26, 2011

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http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jul/14/egypt-victorious-islamists/ July 14, 2011 Yasmine El Rashidi E-mail Print Share Khaled Elfiqi/epa/CorbisCoptic Christian women looking out from inside the Virgin Mary Church in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, May 8, 2011. The church was set on fire during clashes between Christians and Muslims the previous night. The forty-year-old Virgin Mary Church on Cairo’s al-Wahda Street—the […]

Joining the freedom flotilla to break Gaza blockade is a necessity

June 19, 2011

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Sylvia Hale June 20, 2011Comments 36  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/joining-the-freedom-flotilla-to-break-gaza-blockade-is-a-necessity-20110619-1g9vj.html Yesterday, I left for Europe to join the flotilla to break the blockade of Gaza, along with fellow Australians Vivienne Porzsolt, of Jews Against the Occupation, and Michael Coleman, a youth worker. People ask me why I’m going. I reply by recalling my experiences in Gaza last July […]