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

June 22, 2013


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 […]

Syrian security forces arrest more protesters

April 2, 2011


Syrian security forces arrest more protesters.

Exodus from Japan nuclear plant

March 12, 2011


Asia-Pacific 13 March 2011 Last updated at 02:07 GMT  An estimated 170,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a quake-damaged nuclear power station in north-east Japan that was hit by an explosion, the UN atomic watchdog says. A building housing a reactor was destroyed in Saturday’s blast but the reactor is said to […]

Libya protests: 140 ‘massacred’ as Gaddafi sends in snipers to crush dissent

February 19, 2011


Women and children leapt from bridges to their deaths as they tried to escape a ruthless crackdown by Libyan forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Image 1 of 2 Anti-government demonstrators destroying a monument of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Green book Photo: AFP/GETTY Image 1 of 2 Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hold his pictures during a pro-government rally in Tripoli […]

Report: Olmert, Livni may face war crimes charges in Norway

April 24, 2009


By Haaretz Service Tags: Norway, Gaza, War Crimes Former prime minister Ehud Olmert and opposition leader Tzipi Livni may face war crimes charges in Norway over their role in Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza, AFP reported Tuesday. The news agency said six Norwegian lawyers announced plans Tuesday to accuse the pair, as well as […]

A Little Red Light

April 19, 2009


Uri Avnery 18.04.09 PERHAPS Avigdor Lieberman is only a passing episode in the annals of the State of Israel. Perhaps the fire he is trying to ignite will flicker briefly and go out by itself. Or perhaps the police investigations into the grave corruption affair of which he is suspected will lead to his […]

Israel disqualifies Arab parties

January 14, 2009


From an email i recieved from a Jewish friend Israel’s Arab parties, Balad and United Arab List-Ta’al, are disqualified from running in the upcoming Israeli elections in February, the country’s Central Elections Committee ruled Monday. This is a shocking turn of events in a country whose Arab citizens (to say nothing of those under its […]