The Stringer weekly newsletter - July 20

Welcome to The Stringer’s weekly newsletter - 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, Poppy Burnett from Sydney, Colin Penter from Perth, and Ramdas Sankaran also from Perth Western Australia alongside our regulars Nicola Butler in Adelaide, and Western Australia’s trio of Suresh Rajan, Jimmy Bones and Gerry Georgatos.

The Stringer is always looking to expand our team. If you would like to become a regular contributor, or contribute an article, photographs, a radio or video news piece, we would be glad to hear from you.

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Some of our stories from the last week include:

National Congress elects Kirstie Parker and Les Malezer
18th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

CLIMATE OF DEATH – Justice denied means more will die
18th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Increased nephropathy risks for Aboriginal type-2 diabetics
17th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

What excuse will they come up with now?
17th July 2013 by Suresh Rajan

Tanks move in around Earth’s most threatened tribe
17th July 2013 by Survival International

Here we go again!
16th July 2013 by Suresh Rajan

Culture should not be denied; change needs unfolding, not impost
15th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

20,000 Asylum Seekers later and not a single claim assessed
15th July 2013 Marilyn Shepherd

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull?
14th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Mandela’s greatness may be assured but not his legacy
14th July 2013 by John Pilger

Daniel Ellsberg’s Determined Lifelong Resistance
14th July 2013 by Ken Butigan & Daniel Ellsberg

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
“What do these blacks want? An education? Send them back to the bush where they belong”
30th June 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

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

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 here, and here.

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

The Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation is always glad to receive donations of soft toys and rugs as each wheelchair is packaged with a soft toy and a rug for each child. The Foundation is always ready to welcome new members to our knitting group, please phone us at the factory on 9409 3633 if you’re interested in joining. The Foundation is also always glad to receive donations of wheelchairs. Wheelchairs for Kids is run out of a factory in Perth, Western Australia, the address of which is 45 Dellamarta Road, Wangara 6065. Donations of toys, blankets and wheelchairs can be made by delivering or posting the articles to this address. Our volunteers staff the factory Monday to Friday (except Thursdays) - the best time to drop off donations is between 9 and 11am.

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