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[cairns-coev] Fwd: False Cape - Site Update

Submitted by M Buttrose on Sat, 13/01/2007 - 16:22

Elected representatives

Find attached (205.2kb PDF) some images from yesterday and comparison with what was for your information.

We are concerned that the community perception is that Government as doing nothing.
Government can apply to the P& E court to seek clarification in regards to the legality of Council granting the operational works permit before approval for a road access is granted.

To say Government can do nothing is simply not true.

There is an ability in IPA for any person to take enforcement action to enforce conditions of a DA. See s.4.3.3 at

To the Elected representatives
View from the site

If you are on the cruise ship do not look this way it may spoil your day!

I assume you will be following up this breach of the approval or advising us who can as Council have refused to do so despite repeated correspondence from our legal team.

Regards

Mark Buttrose

More photos by Nev Ridley
--- nridley at bigpond.net.au 11/01/07 21:10 pm ---

Another large dump truck bought onto site today, they are using them to remove the trees they are knocking down and the rocks further into the site.

Rainbow Solidarity For The Cuban 5

Submitted by IAC on Mon, 08/01/2007 - 14:37

Free the Cuban 5- by Leslie Feinberg

The International Action Center calls on everyone to support two important events on the Cuban 5. Below, find information about an important call for Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban 5 & a rally for the Cuban 5 in New York on Jan. 13.

*1. RAINBOW SOLIDARITY FOR THE CUBAN 5*

I and other LGBT activists working with the New York Free the Cuban 5 Committee very much hope that you will sign on to the call below.

The Cuban Five are political prisoners held by the United States government for the "crime" of trying to stop U.S.-based terror attacks against Cuba. U.S. courts recently denied the ruling for a new trial. With this call we hope to re-invigorate outrage at the targeting and continued imprisonment of these political prisoners.

The Spirit of Tom Paine

Submitted by Stephen Lendman on Fri, 05/01/2007 - 12:01

Tom Paine- by Stephen Lendman

We only know about Tom Paine because Thomas Edison discovered him in the 1920s. Edison believed he was our most important political thinker, and it was essential that his writings and ideas be taught in the nation's schools. It's no exaggeration that there might never have been an American Revolution without this man's writings that had such a profound influence on the nation's founders and masses of people he reached through one of the few "mainstream" means of communicating of that period.

Paine was an unlikely man to have had such influence. He was humbly born and raised in England, was largely self-educated and decided to come to the colonies in 1774 after meeting Benjamin Franklin in London who encouraged and sponsored him to do it. It was a decision that changed the world, but who could have imagined it at the time.

Paine only began writing two years earlier when he took up the cause of excise (or customs) officers arguing in a pamphlet he wrote they were unfairly paid and deserved more. When he came to the colonies he chose the right place settling in Philadelphia where he began writing for the Pennsylvania Magazine, later became its editor and began working on Common Sense in 1776 that he published anonymously. It became an instant best-seller in the colonies and in Europe, made Paine internationally famous and was the most influential piece of writing of the Revolution.

Saddam turned martyr

Submitted by Anti-imperialis... on Thu, 04/01/2007 - 12:50

The noose for Saddam1) They killed a man but reinforced a symbol
2) Dhaka: protest against the killing of Saddam
3) Ethiopia's proxy aggression on Somalia
4) Support the Somali Islamic people's resistance
5) Lebanon: We ALL ... want to live!

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1) Saddam turned martyr
A symbol cannot be killed

The press conference by which the imperator expressed his cruel congratulations to the hanging of Saddam Hussein leaves no doubt about the real author of this political homicide. Saddam was in American hands. It was them to arrest him and keep him in custody. Only after being sure that he will be executed they consigned him to their lackeys.

To: Queensland State Government

Petition regarding the refusal to lay charges relating to the death of Mulrinji - Sign here | View signatures

To: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

We are outraged that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Leanne Clare, has failed to lay any charges against the police officer responsible for the death of Palm Island man Mulrinji on November 19, 2004. Less than 2 months previously, the Qld Deputy Coroner, Christine Clements, found that Mulrinji was beaten by Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, such that he sustained 4 broken ribs and his liver was sliced almost in two. The DPP's explanation (echoing the police) that Mulrinji "fell" is a completely unacceptable lie - contradicting the coroner, expert medical advice, and witnesses. Premier Beattie and Police Minister Spence's defence of the DPP's decision is disgraceful.

Greetings from the Palm Sunday Alliance in Melbourne,

Two weeks ago in Melbourne a meeting was called to brainstorm how peace, faith, union, environment, social justice and medical groups could organize around Palm Sunday (which falls on April Fools Day in 2007), to have some serious fun while sending some serious peace and anti-nuclear messages home to the government and the ALP.

This note shares information about what we have decided and planned thus far, and is an invitation to get involved and to think and talk over the holiday break about how to make this day both fun and politically effective.

Mulrunji Doomadgee photo courtesy ABCGreens leader Bob Brown says he'll ask the federal government to back a royal commission into the death of Aboriginal man Mulrunji Doomadgee on Queensland's Palm Island.

Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions Leanne Clare this week announced charges would not be laid against Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley over the November 19, 2004 death of 36-year-old Mulrunji.

The ruling followed the finding in September by Deputy State Coroner Christine Clements that Snr Sgt Hurley had struck Mulrunji and caused his fatal injuries at the police station on Palm Island, off Townsville.

"I will ask the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, to seek government backing for a royal commission to investigate both the death at the Palm Island police station and the Queensland decision not to prosecute the police officer involved," Senator Brown said in a statement.

Palm Island demonstrators in Brisbane. Photo Annette Dew courtesy Courier Mail*Stop Black deaths in custody!*

*Stop police brutality against Aboriginal people! Justice for Mulrunji!*

Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions, Leanne Clare, has failed to lay /any/ charges against the police officer responsible for the death of Palm Island man Mulrinji on November 19, 2004.

Less than 2 months earlier, the Qld Deputy Coroner, Christine Clements, found that Mulrinji was beaten by Senior Seargent Chris Hurley, such that he sustained 4 broken ribs and his liver was sliced almost in two.

Join this demonstration to demand justice for Mulrinji, the suspension of DPP Leanne Clare and the laying of the highest-level criminal charges against Chris Hurley.

*2.30pm**, Wed 20 December.*

Gather:* **Martin Place** *(near Macquarie St, march to Parliament).* *

*Ph 0403 513 756, 0415 858 264, 9690 1977*

Benny Zable's Invasion Day PosterI am preparing an action for Invasion Day at Parliament House.

I have prepared this poster with the Nimbin Environment Centre, which is being worked on by a graphic artist at the moment to give it more prominence.

With Peter Garrett selling us out and the Howard Government's Nuclear Australian dream, I think its time to bring it to public on this day when we converge at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Little Johnny Howard appears on stage outside the Parliament giving out Australian of the year certificates. Last year we got close enough to the stage for him to see us.

Please download,print poster and send around: JPG 372x520 31.2kb or PDF 73.4kb

Benny Zable

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