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25.04.2014

Marshall Islands files unprecedented lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations

Marshall Islands files unprecedented lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations

Big news today out of The Hague and San Francisco. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has filed unprecedented lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed nations for their failure to negotiate in good faith for nuclear disarmament, as required under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The suits were filed against all… »

31.03.2014

Australian Myopia

Australian Myopia

Along with all the economic scaremongering and regressive social agenda that is part and parcel of the current Australian Government comes ‘business’ led solutions for ensuring our financial welfare. The Indonesia Institute, a conservative Perth-based think tank, says carers from countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines should… »

22.12.2013

Is time up for Australia’s uranium industry?

Is time up for Australia’s uranium industry?

IN THE EARLY HOURS of December 7, a crack appeared in a large leach tank in the processing area of the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park. The area was evacuated, the tank completely failed, the containment system was inadequate and one million litres of highly acidic… »

04.11.2013

11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 11)

11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 11)

MSM AND TRANSGENDER PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Date: Sunday 17th November 2013 Location: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) Once again, APCOM is hosting its popular pre-conference focusing on MSM and transgender young people. This stand-alone one-day event is conveniently hosted at the same venue as the main conference, the Queen… »

01.11.2013

Australia: head first into oblivion – one Man takes a stand

Australia: head first into oblivion – one Man takes a stand

While Australian politics continues its descent into absurdity, a young Newcastle Activist is being drawn over hot coals in the Supreme Court for having the affront to interfere with the finances of the Coal Mining industry in Australia. Earlier this year, Johnathon Moylan, 25, allegedly sent a press… »

27.08.2013

Sale of Deadly Attack Helicopters to Indonesia condemned

Sale of Deadly Attack Helicopters to Indonesia condemned

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and the West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) today condemned the U.S. government’s decision to approve the sale of deadly Apache attack helicopters to Indonesia. The sale demonstrates that U.S. concern for greater respect for human rights and justice in Indonesia… »

26.04.2013

Britain outlaws caste discrimination

Britain outlaws caste discrimination

Via Shiva Shankar ‘The USA and other countries too, should pass such a law. Only then,  perhaps, will Hindus be shamed into concrete action against the  ‘unparalleled social abuse of untouchability (A.J.Toynbee)’. ——————- Radio Australia Britain outlaws caste discrimination http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/britain-outlaws-caste-discrimination/1121320 Britain has outlawed caste discrimination, after… »

28.02.2013

Active Non-Violence, Southern Ocean style…

Active Non-Violence, Southern Ocean style…

We live in an age of holistic knowledge. We live in an age where we increasingly see Planet Earth, or more specifically, all the biological organisms that live on it, and their respective environments, as interdependent. We have come to realize how fragile our Planet can be. With the current… »

28.01.2013

Better off without Australia Day?

Better off without Australia Day?

Most Nations ‘celebrate’ some sort of annual National Day, which usually marks the gaining of independence from an imperial power in the past. ‘Australia Day’, as it is known here, marks the establishment of Sydney on January 26, 1788. As the majority swill beer over the proverbial ‘prawn on the… »

09.01.2013

Climate Change – the unavoidable reality

Climate Change – the unavoidable reality

Australia has recently experienced it’s hottest weather since records began, with the Weather Bureau forced to ‘add new colours’ to its temperature mapping system to accommodate thousands of hectares subject to temperatures exceeding 50 deg C. Major Bushfires raged out of control for days, so large that they were clearly… »

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