human rights

A Real Fashion Revolution

Local Perth women Alysha Harkins and Gilliane Burford have launched a major campaign so you can wear your “Made in Bangladesh” clothes with pride.

As founders of new non-profit, MADEgram, the two have joined the crowdfunding revolution to raise the funds to develop an app to bring about lasting change in the Bangladesh garment industry.

WGAR News: Anzac Day - Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March, Canberra, ACT

Newsletter date: 21 April 2014

Contents:

* Anzac Day - Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March [Canberra, ACT]
* Sarah Martin, The Wire: Henry Reynolds talks about Australia's Forgotten War
* ABC RN Hindsight: Warriors in a forgotten war: Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheneer
* Michael Green: Lest we remember

* Alexandra Smith, SMH: Aboriginal history "crucial" for national curriculum, says schools submission
* Dawn Casey, The Guardian: Warren Mundine, of course science needs an Indigenous perspective

Adelaide events: Aboriginal Provisional Government to meet in Adelaide + The Indigenous subject in international law

Adelaide and South Australia Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

Click on the links for details of the events ...

Event: Fri 2 May 2014: Adelaide, SA
159th Justice and Peace Candle Light Walk
around Government House
Gather at dusk on the first Friday of the month
(except January and February)
"Join us on the Candle Light Walk to
call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, and
to support the Ngarrindjeri and all other

WGAR News: Anderson: Unite for the common cause to defeat this 'Deceit by Fraud': Sovereign Union

Newsletter date: 20 April 2014

Contents:

* Aboriginal Provisional Government: APG to meet in Adelaide [6 May 2014: Kensington, Adelaide, SA]
* Sovereign Union: Anderson: Unite for the common cause to defeat this 'Deceit by Fraud'
* Angus McAllen, Green Left: Brisbane Aboriginal embassy vows to continue the struggle [Featuring Boe Spearim]
* NIRS: 'Nation-to-nation' agreements needed: Monica Morgan
* Sovereign Union: AMANDLA Global Assemblies of Afrikan People's Power
* Aboriginal Sovereignty interviews, articles and events

* Greens MLC Robin Chapple: Stolen Wages

Canberra events: Anzac Eve Peace Vigil + Anzac Day Undeclared Frontier Wars Remembrance March

Canberra Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: Anzac Eve 24 April 2014: Mt Ainslie, Canberra, ACT
Anzac Eve Peace Vigil 2014
"It's becoming a Canberra tradition to gather for
peace on Anzac Eve. As we walk, sing, share stories
and make ceremony together we remember that
almost everyone in Australia has a family story of
trauma and loss through war, including all our

Compassion, Forgiveness and Mercy - Execution Halted

Balal's mother hugged the grieving mother of the man her son had killed. The two women sobbed in each other's arms – one because she had lost her son, the other because hers had been saved.

WGAR News: Congress Calls for Conscience Vote on Racism: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

Newsletter date: 19 April 2014

Contents:

* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Congress Calls for Conscience Vote on Racism
* The Australian: Indigenous call for racism conscience vote
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Close the Gap warns of impact of RDA changes
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Proposed changes to the RDA threaten racial cohesion
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Joint Statement: Leaders reject proposed RDA changes

WGAR News: The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide

Newsletter date: 18 April 2014

Contents:

* The Elders' Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide
* Culture is Life Campaign: Promoting community led solutions to Indigenous youth suicide
* Petition: Be Part of the Healing: Indigenous Youth Suicide Must End
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Elders across Australia say Governments need to listen to them on how to address youth suicide
* Audio regarding the Elders' Report [Includes 2SER, The Stringer on SoundCloud, NIRS, SBS News on SoundCloud & ABC]
* Video regarding the Elders' Report [Includes SBS & ABC]

Letter From a Refugee in Detention on Nauru

I received this letter via Facebook from a woman in detention on Nauru:

Hi Australia,

Me and my husband arrived to Christmas island in Sep 2013, After two weeks staying in AQUA detention in christmas island they transfer us to Naru.

Most of officers in Naru were military in Afghanestan and Iraq and they are so aggressive and treat us like their enemy and most of them havn’t stable mentally situation.

Perth & WA Events: Women's Council Aboriginal family violence training + SNAICC Training Workshop

Perth and WA Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

Click on the links for details of the events ...

New Event: 2 May 2014: Alfred Cove, Perth, WA
Women's Council Aboriginal family violence training
"The Women's Council for Domestic and Family
Violence Services WA is organising this training.
... This year, the Council is offering the opportunity
to hear from some inspirational Aboriginal women
speak about violence in the community once more.

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