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NSW Police attempt to censor pro-Palestine protest

The NSW Police is applying to the Supreme Court of NSW to prohibit a peaceful protest by Palestine solidarity activists. The protest is being held on from 5:30pm on Thursday 21st of August outside the opening of the Israeli Film Festival.

July 2013 Honduras Coup Update

Honduras coup update – July 2014

Political persecution in July 2014:

Brutal and murderous eviction by police and army, against Gregorio Chavez farmers movement in Panama community in the Bajo Aguán palm plantations

An appeal from Australian Jews to the Australian Jewish community

Over 165 Australians of Jewish identity and background have signed an Open Letter (below) calling on their fellow Jews to break their silence on the onslaught on Gaza by Israel. Among the signatories are actress Miriam Margolyes, union leader Kim Sattler and writers Sara Dowse, Antony Loewenstein and Susan Varga.
Vivienne Porzsolt of Jews against the Occupation, which organised the Open Letter, said ‘Silence is consent and as Jews, we must oppose atrocities taken in our name. Our public stand demonstrates that many Jews reject the brutal occupation of the Palestinians by Israel.

Australia must break its silence on Gaza

Dear friends,
I write to you with deep sadness about the situation in Gaza. I have received many inquiries about what the Greens are doing in response to the Israeli invasion.

Last night, I watched a very powerful clip from British Channel 4’s Jon Snow about his recent trip to Gaza. He speaks movingly about what is happening to the children of Gaza. Over 1310 children have been injured and over 166 have been killed.

The Shortwave Report 7/25/14 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend, 
            The latest Shortwave Report (July 25) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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Stop the Peruvian Chainsaw Massacre

Palm oil companies have staked claims to 100,000 hectares of rainforest (photo: NASA)

Dear friends of the rainforests,

Satellite images document the ugly truth: while Peru's President Humala and his government wrap themselves in a green mantle, the palm oil industry is staking claims to vast swathes of Peruvian rainforest. How can the environment minister of Peru preside over the next UN Climate Summit while actively promoting the rampant deforestation of his own country? Help us call him out on his hypocrisy!

The Shortwave Report 7/4/14 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 4) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

The Shortwave Report 06/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 20) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

CELEBRATING JOSE RIZAL, FILIPINO NATIONAL HERO

RIZAL AS A WAGNERIAN OPERA
A Review of E. San Juan, Sisa’s Vengeance: A Radical Interpretation of Jose Rizal
(ConnecticutL Philippine Cultural Center, Connecticut, 2014).
by Paulino Lim,
Emeritus Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA

May 2014 Honduras Coup summary - more murders, more extremities

May 2014 Honduras coup update

as published here:
http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/

Summary of political killings from May 2014

Rigoberto López Hernández, community defender against mining company, was assassinated on 3/5/14

William Jacobo Rodríguez, community defender against hydroelectricity dam company, was assassinated on 24/5/14

Irene Meza, resistance activist and autonomous council activist and spouse of councillor in Opalaca, was assassinated on 25/5/14

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