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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.

The September 2006 Queensland state election was remarkable for the Greens in two ways. The first of course was the increased Green vote, in particular several seats getting around 20%, firmly locating the Greens as a significant political phenomenon in Queensland, despite the lack of an upper house as in other states. The second remarkable thing about the election was the Greens’ silence on indigenous issues at a time when the unresolved death in the Palm Island watch house, the resurgence of the stolen wages campaign including a senate enquiry and the recent media hysteria about violence in Aboriginal communities were firmly planted in the public consciousness.

Even the US Marines know that the best laid plans go wrong
in the first 20 seconds and you better be prepared for anything to happen!

 

The Organizers of Unslaver.com certainly understand that
concept intimately, having survived the first six weeks of operation.

Greens MP Lee Rhiannon has questioned the priorities of a Carr Government that is unstintingly generous to army reservists while taking a miserly approach to train drivers.

The developer of the Lake Cowal gold mine, Barrick Gold, is under fire over a gold mine it half-owns in Western Australia, where cyanide contamination has polluted groundwater and boosted salinity.

Today, the Lismore based Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) teamed up with the Greens NSW to bring Mining Amendment (Cyanide Leaching) Bill 2004 to Parliament as a matter of urgency. The Government supported the Greens' motion to have the Bill debated.

Greens Senator Kerry Nettle today labelled the actions of the Prime Minister, Minister for Immigration and DIMIA officials responsible for the forced deportation of a man to Iran yesterday as 'unconscionable acts of cruelty.'

Palestine eyewitness: Attack on Gaza

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 14/10/2004 - 20:17

Seven days after the Israeli military campaign in the northern Gaza region began on September 28, 100 Palestinians -- one third of them under the age of 15 -- have been killed, while more than 300 civilians, including more than 80 children, have been wounded, 168 houses have been demolished, along with kindergartens, dozens of grocery stores, schools and olive groves. Electricity has been cut off and tens of thousands of people have been left without running water.

The Australian Greens today challenged Labor to pledge to refer the dispute between Australia and East Timor over oil and gas reserves to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) if it wins government.

The Australian Greens today challenged Labor to pledge to refer the dispute between Australia and East Timor over oil and gas reserves to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) if it wins government.

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