Sydney remembers Al Nakba

The 63rd year of the Palestinian Nakba, which saw two-thirds of the Palestinian population become refugees following the 1948 War and the establishment of the State of Israel, will take place on 15th May, 2011. Many in the Australian community now recognise the enormous significance of the Nakba for the Palestinian people, millions of whom remain refugees unable to return to their homes, while others live under Israel’s harsh military occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

WGAR News: Indigenous Languages Forum - 8 May 2011, Mparntwe / Alice Springs

Newsletter date: 3 May 2011

* Indigenous Languages Forum - 8 May 2011, Mparntwe / Alice Springs
* Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Travelling exhibition tracing the fight for Indigenous civil rights from 1920 to 1970
* Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and Aboriginal incarceration rates
* Other Aboriginal Articles


- Forum

Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory:
Indigenous languages - politics, policy, protection and practice

Green illusions and the carbon tax: article by Tim Anderson

Below is a very interesting article that Tim Anderson, an academic from Sydney Uni published on his Facebook page. It includes in my opinion a very cogent critique of the embrace by the Greens and the environment movement of "market solutions" to Climate Change such as the Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade schemes. He highlights the foolishness of believeing that anything other than direct investment in renewables, regulation and removal of subsidies to fossil fuel will bring our emmissions down.

Green Illusions and the Carbon Tax: By Tim Anderson

Its time to demand the Greens take real action against mandatory detention

It is time the refugee movement in Australia demands the Greens use their power in Parliament to force the ALP to end the cruel policy of mandatory detention. It is unacceptable for the Green’s to keep a racist Government in power. The Greens make regular public statements criticizing the length of time people are kept in detention and their representatives even give speeches from the platform at rallies against mandatory detention calling for a more humane policy. However as the detention system lurches from one crisis to crisis and the ALP moves further to the right in embracing ever more punitive policies towards asylum seekers the Greens continue to keep the Government in power.

Welfare bashers return in latest government robes

Gillard and Macklin are about to launch (May 2011) a Welfare Bashing program to "assist" people back into the workforce and those on meagre benefits no less.
This follows the same format as what is being used in the Northern territory as both John Pilger and Eva Cox have warned the public about this abhorrent state of affairs. See: Newatilda and Eva Cox's: "It Began with the Intervention" and other potent articles about this topic.

WGAR News: "Keep the poison out of Muckaty" - community rally on May 7, 2011

Newsletter date: 30 April 2011

* Join the Tennant Creek community for a rally on May 7
* Background to Muckaty nuclear waste dump
* Aboriginal Sovereignty to the International Court of Justice
* Les Malezer defends National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
* Tony Abbott in Alice Springs, Northern Territory
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* More on the First Nations political party
* Other Aboriginal articles

Darwin gathering for Aboriginal people living in prescribed areas under the NT Intervention


Newsletter date: 29 Apr 2011

* Request for Support for Prescribed Area Peoples’ Alliance Gathering - Darwin June 19-21, 2011
* Deaths in Custody: A Crikey Investigation
* Aboriginal summit - Call for dramatic return to proactive political action
* First Nations political party and the NT elections
* Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

24 months on, International News Syndicate’s website still “undergoing redevelopment” – why?

This month marks the 2nd anniversary of the Australia News and Features Services (ANFS) website and International News Syndicate (INS) website putting up a statement:

“This site is currently undergoing redevelopment. We apologise for any inconvenience. It is, however, still business as usual for us here at International News Syndicate Limited. Please, simply contact us on

De Pod 2011-04-23 mp3

Deutschsprachiger Australische Nachrichten Kommentar mit Wolfi

[ Australian news commentary in German language ]

15:22 min 128 kbps stereo 14 MB

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