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No truly free press with our inadequate shield laws, whistleblower protections

PHOTO Geoff Bagnall, National Indigenous Times: Journalist Gerry Georgatos at the January 26, 2012 Lobby Restaurant incident - days later he broke the story that the Prime Minister's Office was extensively involved in generating the incident despite their claims that it is was the work of a rogue parliamentary staffer.

By Gerry Georgatos, investigative journalist, WikiLeaks Party Senate Candidate, Western Australia

WikiLeaks Party statement on intervention in Syria

August 25, 2013 As the US prepares for military action in Syria, the reactions of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are entirely in keeping with previous ALP and Coalition failures to put Australian military forces before their own party alliances with Washington.

Australia needs to send emergency medical aid to Syria immediately and assist an independent assessment of the situation. It must not rush towards sacrificing its young soldiers on behalf of an ambitious foreign power before the jury is in.

Whistleblowers needed when cultures of wrong-doing rule

Gerry Georgatos - I stand alongside those who let nothing get in the way of what is right, what is in the common good. I stand alongside those who will let no injustice go unheard, untold. I stand alongside Private Chelsea Manning who has been sentenced up to 35 years in prison for serving humanity's interests. Manning's decision to report to humanity was out of concern for humanity.

Manning should be relieved of the cruel and unfair burden of her prison sentence with a presidential pardon, and she should be acknowledged as both a patriot and as a true citizen of the world.


Against the Election Spectacle

Free magazine charting two years of global resistance to politicians and their political process

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This zine has been compiled by some anarchists from the colonised region known as Australia. This small project was initiated to contribute to a discussion on how anti-authoritarians should intervene in or disrupt the 2013 Federal Election.

We have included statements and communiques from a range of anti-authoritarian positions taken from counter information sites, from the insurrectionary to the platformist.


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.

Land deal fails important tests

To all, a piece in The West Australian, yesterday, on a native title proposal:
- Much has been made of the State Government’s billion-dollar-plus offer to the Noongar people via the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.

But is it a genuine native title offer or a politicised move to coerce a proposition that native title rights have been settled for all those considered Noongars and that all future rights are extinguished?

New report puts lie to military claims of clean, green war games in barrier reef and elsewhere

Today Friends of the Earth release a damning report of the track record of military uses of the environment and the risks US bases and exercises pose to our natural heritage.

The report US Bases in Australia: the social and environmental risks lists the numerous locations that the US military will increasingly use on Australian soil, and comes on the heels of the commencement of the world's biggest US-Australian war games in Shoalwater Bay near Yeppoon in Queensland.



What future does this little boy have? 5 hours ago the first car bomb was detonated in Samawa

I woke this morning to a message and photo from Samawa, Iraq, hometown of my good friend Riyadh Al-Hakimi. Riyadh came to Australia in 1993 as a child refugee with his family fleeing the prospect of persecution. We met at university, I was the general manager of a Student Guild and coordinator of Students Without Borders and Riyadh was an international relations student, now graduated.

“What do these blacks want? An education? Send them back to the bush where they belong."

Courtesy of The Stringer, “What do these blacks want? An education? Send them back to the bush where they belong.” - - by Gerry Georgatos - June 30th, 2013 - Today, Yothu Yindi’s great songwriter, musician, educator and social justice campaigner is at rest. Mr Yunupingu rocked the boat on racist stereotypes as he called for equality, and through Treaty.