I recently attended a speech by the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, in Kuala Lumpur and during the subsequent question time, the issue of asylum seekers came up. Her response was to roll out the usual party line, which is to justify Australia's position on turning back the boats by … [Read more...] about Focusing On Deaths At Sea Diverts Attention From the Real Issue
A NOTE ON THE ABOVE PHOTO: A homeless foreign migrant living under the Sinsen bridge on the east side of Norway's capital, Oslo. The man claimed that living under the bridge was his only option after facing continual removal from other area's by the Oslo Police. Credit: Christian Vassdal. Taken … [Read more...] about Is Norway`s Criminalisation Of The Homeless Racist?
Tens of doctors and humanitarian workers have directly challenged the Australian Government to prosecute them under new laws relating to unlawful discloser of information on conditions in immigration detention. The letter was directed to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton … [Read more...] about Australian Doctors Fight Border Censorship
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n January 2013, Zsolt Bayer, a founding member of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, said that: “Most Gypsies are not suitable for cohabitation. They are not suitable for being among people. Most are animals, and behave like animals… Animals should not exist”. Zsolt Bayer was talking … [Read more...] about The Roma/Gypsies: “Outcasts” of Europe
Two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be transferred to their place of execution on Nusakambangan Island at noon today. Execution will be imminent, once on the island, they’ll be given just 72 hours notice before facing a firing squad of twelve gunmen. They’ll be given the … [Read more...] about Indonesia is About to Execute 2 Australians
The sheer weight of the political capital behind the effort is phenomenal and is poised to help usher in a future where taboo’s ingrained in the status quo by decades of criminalization, incarceration, murder and political instability surrounding the issue of drugs are broken down. [dropcap … [Read more...] about Former World Leaders Back Viral Video Rewriting the “War on Drugs” Narrative.