human rights

14 skulls handed to traditional owners in Berlin

One of Europe’s largest university clinics, the 300-year-old Charité in Berlin, Germany, has just returned 14 skulls of Aboriginal people to indigenous representatives. The skulls were packed singly in boxes and during a handover ceremony stood in a lecture hall. The boxes were covered by various indigenous flags, reported a Berlin newspaper.
Representatives of the Australian government and ministries as well as the embassy attended the ceremony. The Aborigines took possession of the remains of their ancestors as “traditional owners”.

Warrants are sought for the arrest of Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison, George Brandis and others

From: "Ray Jackson"

as previously advised, isja had intended to do a view of the current human rights abuses and abrogations and the federal government's fully sanctioned criminal acts against the legitimate right of asylum seekers to come to this country. they are not 'boat people' or 'illegals', their legitimacy or otherwise must be decided only by standards of the un declaration on refugees of which australia has been a long time signatory.

instead we pass on the detailed application to show cause below and urge your full support in this action.

Refugee advocates protest one year of PNG solution

Green Left Weekly

Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Rachel Evans

The Refugee Action Coalition held a rally on July 19 demanding the Sri Lankan asylum seekers imprisoned on an Australian Customs boat in an unspecified location, be brought to Australia.

During a High Court hearing on July 22 it was revealed there are 157 asylum seekers on board the boat, not 153 as previously reported, and they are allowed only three hours of daylight a day.

"Once you say yes to 99-year lease, you’re gone, finished"

30 May 2014
Media Statement

Yolngu Nations Assembly

99-Year Township Leases

Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) urges the Commonwealth Government and indigenous communities to consult carefully before considering entering into 99-year township leases.

In October last year, Senator Nigel Scullion announced that Gunbalanya traditional owners had agreed to work towards finalising a 99-year lease by 30 June 2014, stating that he and the traditional owners “agreed that a township lease was the most effective way to achieve economic and commercial development in Gunbalanya.”

1 million prize for global water shortage solution

The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.

But on one condition — the solution must involve solar energy. All institutions are eligible for the prize, not just those located in the UAE.

Singapore - The Necropolis City of Hangings

Singapore hanged two prisoners on July 18, 2014. Foong Chee Peng, 48, and Tang Hai Liang, 36, were hanged at dawn inside Singapore's Changi Prison.

The hangings were reported by the Singapore media and all worldwide media - excluding Australia (in the slight chance Australia would be seen to upset the tiny island nation of five million people).

Both men were convicted of drug-trafficking. Tang was found to have trafficked 89.55g of diamorphine and Foong was found to have trafficked 40.23g of diamorphine.

corey barker support protest and other matters

Ray Jackson

please be reminded that the isja support protest for corey barker will take place outside the downing centre on thursday, 17 july, 2014 beginning in elizabeth street and rotating around to castlereagh street at 12.30pm.

Gallipoli to Coniston; Remembering Frontiers

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By Ray Jackson

thanks to the input of some feisty men and women the seminar and art exhibition shown below has been pulled together for a fascinating two days of looking at the subject of war and who fought in those wars, and including the why. very importantly several sessions will be dedicated to the frontier wars in the 'unsettling' of the invasion of the traditional nations of this country, australia.

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