News Category: World

Student's strike

The Continuing Violation of the Rights of Future Generations


The twentieth century has been described as the century of war. Those years saw more than 170 million people killed by government, with 10 million lost in the Great War and 50 million during World War Two. Although, somewhat paradoxically, it could also be dubbed the century of rights. The UN adopted the International Bill …
Free Ola Bini

Free Ola Bini: “Assange-Linked” Digital Rights Activist Arbitrarily Detained in Ecuador


Just hours after the Ecuadorian embassy in London threw Julian Assange to the lions on 11 April, the authorities in Ecuador arrested and detained free software developer and online privacy activist Ola Bini at Quito airport. Despite local press in Ecuador implying that Mr Bini was trying to skip the country in the wake of …
Minneapolis police

Police Officer Found Guilty of Homicide


Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has been found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter over the shooting death of Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Mr Noor has been remanded in custody and faces up to 15 years in prison. The offences In the United States, third-degree murder is where a person causes the …
Free Assange

The Australian Government Abandoned Assange Long Ago


Australian citizen and Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has been detained on remand, and in isolation, at London’s notorious Belmarsh maximum security prison for the last fortnight. His mother, Christine Assange, tweeted on Monday that so far, he’s been denied visits from his lawyers. Following the recognised journalist’s eviction from the London Ecuadorian embassy, his arrest …
Gallipoli

Lest We Forget the Futility of Gallipoli


Today, Australia collectively pauses to remember those who died in battle on foreign shores. It’s a day when the legend of the Anzac is celebrated and, as journalist Scott McIntyre and presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied recently found, a day that can’t be questioned. The Anzac legend was birthed out of Australian and New Zealand troops’ involvement …
Julian-Assange

Indiscriminate Slaughter: The Leaks that Led to the Targeting of Assange


Right now, Julian Assange is languishing in south London’s Belmarsh maximum security prison. He’s facing up to 12 months inside for breach of bail. And he’ll appear in Westminster Magistrates Court via video link on 2 May for a hearing related to his possible extradition to the US. It’s common knowledge that US authorities are …
Assange free speech

Free Assange: Incarcerated for Exposing the Truth


The US government arrested an Australian citizen in a foreign country last week for a crime he allegedly committed on foreign soil. And the response by prime minister Scott Morrison and his cronies was to slap each other on the back and collectively express the view, “Look at the boss go.” As the Ecuadorian embassy …
Catholic priest

Another Catholic Priest Charged with Child Sexual Offences


It has been reported that a Catholic priest has been charged with nine offences involving sexual and indecent acts against five children aged between 12 and 15 when he was a band teacher, rugby coach and manager of a dormitory at a Southern Highlands boarding school in the 1980s. Police arrested 77-year old Father Anthony …
Djab Wurrung Embassy’s Zellanach Djab Mara

Protecting the Sacred: An Interview With the Djab Wurrung Embassy’s Zellanach Djab Mara


VicRoads and Major Road Projects Victoria have plans to construct a four lane strip of highway between the towns of Ararat and Buangor in southwestern Victoria, as part of its $672 million Western Highway duplication project. This basically means that the Andrews government proposes to build this part of the road next to a pre-existing …
Wiki leaks

Julian Assange Faces Lengthy Legal Battle


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found guilty in a British Court of breaching his bail and faces a battle against extradition to the United States. Mr Assange was arrested by British police after the new Ecuadorian President decided to end his asylum status revoke his Ecuadorian citizenship. Asylum status revoked Relations between Mr Assange …