July 2004

(QldGovSpin) Tjapukai puts on a show for minister

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 28/07/2004 - 23:22

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Minister Liddy Clark today enjoyed the cultural experiences offered by the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

On Line Opinion - 26 July 2004

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Green Left Weekly, #590, July 21, 2004
Lawyer speaks out: Australian government complicit in Habib's torture

The Australian government was dealt a blow on July 7 when SBS TV's Dateline aired a damning report that provided compelling evidence that Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib had been illegally transferred to Egypt, where he was severely tortured.

Dateline confirmed that the Australian government was aware that Washington had ordered Habib's removal to Egypt, but did nothing to stop it.

Green Left Weekly spoke to Habib's lawyer, Stephen Hopper, about the new evidence.

Today, the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) along with 106 individuals signed a joint statement to be sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan calling on him to establish a Commission of Experts to analyse the trials of the Special Panel for Serious Crimes in Dili and the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court for East Timor in Jakarta. The signatories include individuals from organisations such as the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR), the National Alliance for an International Tribunal representing 28 NGOs, victims groups, legal aid organisations, community representatives and university students and lecturers.

by Barry Chamish

There is nothing complicated about the July 19 murder of Israeli judge Adi Azar.

The murderers have already confessed but the Israeli government is rejecting the confession.

Accepting it could ruin the "peace" process. So, the Israeli media is spreading salacious gossip about the judge's personal life, including "a love triangle." The key to the cover-up is convincing the public that Yasir Arafat never tells the truth. Let's have a look at the events leading up to the murder:

Koror, Palau, Thursday July 22: Nig Brown admits he's on a voyage of discovery into his own identity at the 9th Festival of Pacific Arts. Born 48 years ago on Pitcairn Island, a tiny community in the south-east of the Pacific, but now resident in Auckland, New Zealand, he admits that until quite recently he saw culture "as paintings hung on the wall".

Zvi Bar'el confronts the general Israeli public opinion.

The Chomsky's article is a pragmatic reminder to activists.

[] One UN, two fences By Zvi Bar'el Ha'aretz
[] The rules of disengagement - Noam Chomsky

The Prince of Wales was "taken to the cleaners" and handed over his entire personal fortune to Diana, Princess of Wales, as part of their divorce settlement, his former personal financial adviser has revealed.

Father4Equality (NB NOT Fathers 4 Justice)
With special guest
Kevin Boers

While named as a father's group as fathers and their children are most often the victim of sole residence orders, Fathers4Equality is a non-gender specific organisation which represents the interests of children and their non-resident parents and grandparents.

The Australian government should pay the $140 million debt owed Australian wheat farmers by Iraq from before the Gulf War, Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.



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