The Stringer weekly newsletter - June 11

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Recently, we introduced new contributors in Lester Ranby from Sydney, Mick Estens from the Northern Territory, Dr Binoy Kampmark from Melbourne, Dr Don Jacobs (Four Arrows) from Arizona, USA, Kathy Kelly in Afghanistan, Dr Ali Gohar in London and Peshawar and Colin Penter from Perth, Western Australia alongside our regulars Nicola Butler in Adelaide, and Western Australia’s duo of Suresh Rajan and Gerry Georgatos. This week we introduce Delephene Fraser who is based in Canberra.

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Some of our stories from the last week include:

Whistleblower claims Prime Minister has ordered 200 Asylum Seekers to be returned every week
June 11th by The Stringer

Aboriginal Affairs under fire – funding cuts guaranteed
June 10th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Native title reforms to make it easier for developers
June 10th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

National call to reduce high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children removed
June 10th 2013 by Nicola Butler

Navy in north-west seas and help Basarnas
June 10th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd?
June 9th 2013 by The Stringer

Tendulkar c Rajan b Georgatos!
June 8th 2013 by Suresh Rajan

ILC training failures place Aboriginal men in serious danger
June 6th 2013 by Mick Estens

The poetry of Anna Swir
June 6th 2013 by Colin Penter

Western Australia’s last remaining forests – in the south-west
June 6th 2013 by The Stringer

President Julia Gillard collapsed the Australian Union of Students 1983, and PM Julia Gillard collapses the Australian Labor party 2013
June 6th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Deaths in Custody – when will something be done?
June 6th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

June 6th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
Bradley Manning, in the public interest

The Goodes, the bad and Eddie
June 6th 2013 by Delephene Fraser

WA imprisons 300 Aboriginal people each year for driving offences
June 6th 2013 by The Stringer

Amnesty’s Human Rights report takes aim at Australia
June 2nd 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

NT’s third world prisons – a national disgrace
June 2nd 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

The Walkatjurra Walk – three weeks of desert and rain
June 1st 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

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

South Africa, twenty years after Apartheid, doing better than Australia
May 11th 2013
Australia’s Aboriginal children detained at the world’s highest rates
May 1st 2013
Cuts to single parent payments lead to hardship
2nd April 2013
Australia’s pathway to poverty – bridging visas
30th March 2013
Australia’s Aboriginal children – The world’s highest suicide rate
27th February 2013

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 -

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