The Stringer weekly newsletter - June 15

NEWS update: The Stringer went live February 20. Four months young The Stringer has been reaching a growing readership, nationally and internationally. In the three months since March 1, The Stringer on average has had 12,340 new visitors each month with May recording 15,072 new visitors.

Recently, we introduced new contributors to The Stringer - Lester Ranby from Sydney, Mick Estens from the Northern Territory, Dr Binoy Kampmark from Melbourne, Delephene Fraser in Canberra, 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 Perth’s Ramdas Sankaran, head of the Multicultural Services Centre and a former president of the Ethnic Communities Council WA.

Some of our stories from the last week include:

Corruption Commission hears of bashing of prisoners
June 15th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Playing the ball and not the man is as pertinent to Racism as it is to AFL
June 15th 2013 by Ramdas Sankaran

Prime Minister laps up welcome but breaks funding promise
June 13th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Retirees wheely helpful on an International scale
June 12th 2013 by Aleisha Orr

Miners were not responsible for Rudd’s downfall
June 12th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Naomi Shihab Nye: Gate A-4
June 10th 2013 by Colin Penter

Mark Mazetti on Obama and America’s new war
June 10th 2013 by Colin Penter

Songs of Renown: Mark Knopfler Kingdom of God
June 10th 2013 by Colin Penter

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

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

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.

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

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 66 countries and 26,000 children. Most recently wheelchairs have been donated to Sri Lanka, the Congo and Libya. The Libyan consignment became the 66th nation we have reached. Millions more children wait. – You can contact Gerry Georgatos, who is the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation manager or Jennifer Kaeshagen, the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation communications coordinator 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.

You can donate directly to the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation at:
BSB: 016 261
ACC: 267255563

Your feedback, news tips, ideas for stories and your own submissions of articles, videos, sound recording and photographs are more than welcome.

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