The Stringer weekly newsletter - May 26

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Last week our readers were introduced to new contributors in Lester Ranby from Sydney, Mick Estens from the Northern Territory, Dr Binoy Kampmark from Melbourne and Dr Don Jacobs (Four Arrows) from Arizona, USA, in addition to regulars Nicola Butler in Adelaide, and Western Australia’s duo of Suresh Rajan and Gerry Georgatos. This week we introduce you to Kathy Kelly who at this time is in Kabul, Afghanistan and Dr Ali Gohar from London but who is also Peshawar, Pakistan based.

Some of our stories from the last week include:

A fair media – let no threat get in the way
May 26th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Tales in a Kabul restaurant
May 26th 2013 by Kathy Kelly

Warts and all
May 25th 2013 by Suresh Rajan

Towards understanding Pukhtoon Jirga
May 24th 2013 by Ali Gohar

Reports on Deaths in Custody – people dying at higher rates
May 24th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Political reaction needed to end suicides
May 24th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Suicide and self-harm in Immigration Detention
May 24th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Telethon study on mental health disorders
May 20th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Red Road Lost: A Story Based on True Events
May 20th 2013 by Four Arrows

Excising Australia
May 20th 2013 by Dr Binoy Kampmark

A nation turns its back on its children
May 20th 2013 by Lester Ranby

Some of The Stringer’s most widely read stories include:

South Africa, twenty years after Apartheid, doing better than Australia
May 11th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates
May 1st 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Cuts to single parent payments lead to hardship
2nd April 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Australia’s pathway to poverty – bridging visas
30th March 2013 by The Stringer

Australia’s Aboriginal children – The world’s highest suicide rate
27th February 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

The Stringer recommends the 28 minutes audio from 3CR – The War on Iraq: 10 Years On

There are scores more stories, localised, national and international, you can choose from to read – and share with others -

The Stringer’s ‘Soundcloud’ lists an array of radio and audio interviews. Stay tuned to The Stringer’s Video Archive this week as we upload ‘Jirga’, courtesy of Dr Ali Gohar.

Anyone who would like to assist with Wheelchairs for Kids please contact us – the organisation builds hardened up wheelchairs for children in countries devastated by war, civil strife, abject poverty and it has reached 61 countries and 25,000 children. Most recently wheelchairs have been donated to Sri Lanka, the Congo and Libya. Millions more children wait. – You can contact Gerry Georgatos, who is the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation manager, -

You can quickly find out more about Wheelchairs for Kids at our latest news video on the home page of The Stringer news site and in several articles on The Stringer.

Your feedback, news tips, ideas for stories and your own submissions are welcome – you can send any of these into us via the various links on the news site.

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