The Stringer weekly newsletter - June 21

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, Colin Penter from Perth, and Ramdas Sankaran also 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 our new music reviewer, Jimmy Bones.

Some of our stories from the last week include:
Another death in Australian immigration detention
June 21st 2013 by Jennifer Kaeshagen

Parliamentary inquiry calls for end to lock-up culture
June 20th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No.3 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, 1992 Elektra-Nonesuch
June 20th 2013 by Jimmy Bones

World heritage push for world’s oldest rock art
June 19th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Narrative of human tragedy with climate change disasters
June 18th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Education from the inside out: a plea for prison education
June 18th 2013 by Dr Baz Dreisinger

Leadership spill looming
June 17th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

David Wirrpanda said that he will speak his mind if elected
June 17th 2013 by The Stringer

Federal Government finally fronts up with funding for Custodial Notification Service
June 17th 2013 by The Stringer

State and Federal Governments are rubbing the faces of the poor in the dirt
June 17th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Suicide prevention phone app designed for Aboriginal people in the remote
June 17th 2013 by The Stringer

Austerity cuts hit Closing the Gap
June 17th 2013 by The Stringer

Record number of children in immigration detention
June 16th 2013 by The Stringer

Under the radar – “the Jindalee factor”?
June 16th 2013 by Suresh Rajan

Cathy Freeman invites others to follow in her path
June 15th 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
Is Australia a racist country?
7th April 2013 by Suresh Rajan

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 0430 657 309, 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.

The Stringer’s people thank you.