Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Anti-terrorist journalist arrested under anti-terrorist laws https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62219 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 22/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1126">Tony Iltis</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</a></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p7_renas_lelikan.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kurdish-Australian journalist Renas Lelikan was charged under anti-terrorist laws at Parramatta Local Court on July 21 and refused bail. The charges accuse him of being a member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). </p> <p>He was arrested the previous day in raids by the Australian Federal Police, which also seized more than 2000 emails. The prosecution asked for an adjournment until September, saying police needed time to translate the emails from Turkish. He has another bail hearing on July 28.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62219" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62219#comments 1103 Australian News democracy human rights Kurdistan Workers Party PKK Renas Lelikan Sydney terrorism Tony Iltis Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:55:23 +0000 kathy_f 62219 at https://www.greenleft.org.au GLW issue number 1103 https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62204 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 26/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-front-cover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_front_cover" width="413" height="579" alt="" src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/103.jpg?1469246528" /> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62204#comments 1103 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:32:18 +0000 kathy_f 62204 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Black Lives Matter everywhere https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62242 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p9_blm_melbourne_4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="211" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the past few weeks #BlackLivesMatter rallies have been organised around Australia and internationally in solidarity with the Black victims of US police violence and to raise awareness of the racism experienced by Australians of African descent and First Nations communities.</p> <p>In Melbourne, a rally on July 17 drew a diverse crowd of more than 3500 people. It was organised by just four young activists and mobilised many communities who have experienced racism, as well as their allies.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62242" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62242#comments #BlackLivesMatter rallies 1103 Aboriginal people African slaves anti-racism Black Lives Matter everywhere Comment and Analysis Indigenous Australians internalised racism Native Americans refugee rights Resistance Young Socialist Alliance solidarity Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:22:36 +0000 kathy_f 62242 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Sam Watson: 'Confront and challenge Hanson wherever she goes' https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62227 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 22/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/413">Alex Bainbridge</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2486">Brisbane</a></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p6_sam_watson.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="70" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Murri leader Sam Watson does not have a high opinion of Pauline Hanson's intellect or her lack of substantial policies. However he told <em>Green Left Weekly</em> that “she can't be ignored”.</p> <p>“I was very pleased to see in the last few days when she went to appear on <em>Q&amp;A</em> that there were comrades on the street to challenge her,” he said. </p> <p>He was also pleased when First Nations activist Murrandoo Yanner ordered her out of the building at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.</p> <p>“She is evil and we need to confront that evil and challenge that evil.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62227" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62227#comments 1103 anti-racism Brisbane civil liberties Comment and Analysis democracy Donald Trump Pauline Hanson's One Nation Sam Watson Alex Bainbridge Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:14:27 +0000 kathy_f 62227 at https://www.greenleft.org.au We can't save all wildlife, so conservation laws need to change https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62243 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9882">Phillipa McCormack and Jan McDonald</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p10_bramble_cay_melomy.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Australia recently gained an unenviable title: perhaps the first country to lose a mammal species to climate change. </p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/threatened-species/documents/bramble-cay-melomys-survey-report.pdf">Bramble Cay Melomys</a>, a native rodent found on one tiny sand island in the remote northern regions of the Great Barrier Reef, reportedly became extinct after rising seas destroyed its habitat.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62243" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62243#comments 1103 biodiversity Bramble Cay Melomys Climate climate change Comment and Analysis conservation laws ecosystems environmental extinction human intervention land and marine reserves Phillipa McCormack and Jan McDonald shifting temperature and rainfall specific climate niches Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:07:49 +0000 kathy_f 62243 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Palestinians use Pokemon Go to highlight daily oppression https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62241 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.telesurtv.net/__export/1468950833191/sites/telesur/img/news/2016/07/19/palestinians_use_pokemon_go_to_highlight_everyday_oppression.jpg_1718483346.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Palestinians are using the viral smartphone game Pokemon Go, that has taken the world by storm, to highlight their political grievances, News.com.au reported on July 19.</p> <p>While seemingly innocuous at first, the game has been subject to a number of conspiracy theories, including in China and also among Egyptian security forces, which claims its links to the CIA threatens Egypt's national security.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62241" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62241#comments 1103 Cultural Dissent games national liberation Palestine Palestine Pokemon Go popular culture Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:49:27 +0000 tony_i 62241 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Hunter Valley mosque approved in heated meeting https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62240 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p8_outside_cessnock_council_mtg.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="78" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Plans to build a mosque in Buchanan in the Hunter Valley, NSW, were approved 6–4 after nearly two hours of emotional speeches at a meeting of Cessnock Council on July 20.</p> <p>The Newcastle Muslim Association applied to build a 390 square-metre place of worship and funeral home on 23 hectares at Buchanan, south of Maitland. </p> <p>But the 12 residents who spoke against the mosque said it is too big, will create traffic congestion and noise and is inappropriate in a rural area. Some also said they were concerned about the safety of their children travelling to school and feared increased crime.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62240" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62240#comments 1103 anti-mosque Facebook page Australian News Buchanan Cessnock Council Hunter Valley mosque Newcastle Newcastle Muslim Association Reclaim Australia Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:39:09 +0000 kathy_f 62240 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Ghostbusters vs the ghosts in our machines https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62239 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/832">Karen Fredericks</a></span></div><p><img src="http://www.films2digital.com/images/movies/Ghostbusters.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><b><i>Ghostbusters</i></b><br /> Written by Kate Dippold &amp; Paul Feig<br /> Directed by Paul Feig<br /> Staring Melissa McCarthy; Kristen Wiig; Kate McKinnon; and Leslie Jones<br /> In cinemas now</p> <p>Internet troll Zane Alchin will be sentenced in Sydney next week after pleading guilty to “using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend”, to wit 55 vile comments on a Facebook post. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62239" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62239#comments 1103 Cultural Dissent cybersexism films games Ghostbusters popular culture women's liberation Karen Fredericks Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:13:37 +0000 tony_i 62239 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Saving Sydney College of the Arts and the National Art School campaigns enter critical stage https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62238 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1106">Rachel Evans</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</a></div><p><img src="http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/q/6/l/j/b/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gqb1yo.png/1469241020997.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The campaign to stop Sydney University closing the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) based in beautiful Callan Park has consolidated support from staff, arts institutions, political parties and community groups. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62238" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62238#comments 1103 Australian News education Sydney Rachel Evans Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:12:25 +0000 kathy_f 62238 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Racism and the empire https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62231 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1205">Sam Wainwright</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p2_hanson.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="87" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the discussion about Pauline Hanson's election to the Senate and her recent appearance on ABC's <em>Q&amp;A</em> there have been appeals by some commentators to go easy on her because: "She is just saying what a lot of people are thinking". </p> <p>Well, dopey racist ideas need to be condemned for what they are, regardless of how many people share them.</p> <p>This defence of Hanson is like the completely false idea that the degrading treatment of asylum seekers by Labor and Coalition governments is just responding to what the voters want. This of course puts the cart before the horse.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62231" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62231#comments 1103 anti-racism asylum seekers civil liberties Comment and Analysis democracy fear-mongering Fighting Fund Indigenous rights Manufacturing Consent Muslims Pauline Hanson racist ideas Western corporate media Sam Wainwright Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:01:36 +0000 pip.hinman 62231 at https://www.greenleft.org.au If only Iraq had closed its borders to Western invaders https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62237 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/532">Carlo Sands</a></span></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p7_sonia_kruger.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="86" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The irony in the controversy that has broken out about whether Australia should impose a total ban on Muslim immigration to combat ISIS terror is that if only Iraq had been able to close its borders to Western invaders back in 2003, this whole ISIS shit could have been avoided.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62237" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62237#comments 1103 Andrew Bolt ban on Muslim immigration Carlo's Corner Comment and Analysis iraq ISIS Jews Kurdish Workers Party mentally unstable Nazis Nice killings Renas Lelikan Sonia Kruger Carlo Sands Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:43:10 +0000 kathy_f 62237 at https://www.greenleft.org.au WestConnex tollway project expands, residents hit https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62236 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/576">Jim McIlroy</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</a></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p4_westconnex_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The WestConnex tollway project continues to expand, despite widespread community objections to the consequences it will bring. These include increased traffic in the inner west of Sydney; environmental and pollution problems; forced acquisitions and destruction of heritage homes; associated increases in tolls for motorists; and the overall cost to the public — $16.8 billion and counting.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62236" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62236#comments 1103 Australian News forced acquisition heritage homes destroyed housing increased traffic Inner West NSW Greens transport spokesperson Mehreen Feruqi Sydney Sydney Motorway Corporation WestConnex WestCONnex Action Group Jim McIlroy Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:20:39 +0000 kathy_f 62236 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Waterloo Tent Embassy wins maintenance gains https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62235 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/576">Jim McIlroy</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2484">Sydney</a></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p4_waterloo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="73" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The Waterloo Tent Embassy has made a big impact, is winning growing support every day, and has already gained government action on fixing longstanding maintenance problems at the Waterloo public housing towers," Richard Weeks, spokesperson for the Waterloo Public Housing Action Group (WPHAG), told <em>Green Left Weekly</em> on July 20.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62235" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62235#comments 1103 Australian News Civil and Administrative Tribunal housing public housing Sydney Waterloo Green Waterloo Public Housing Action Group Waterloo Tent Embassy Jim McIlroy Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:10:27 +0000 kathy_f 62235 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Great Barrier Reef suffering from 'complete ecosystem collapse' https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62234 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p4_reef1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The chief investigator for Coral Watch Justin Marshall who spent a week this month conducting surveys on the reefs around Lizard Island has said parts of the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from “complete ecosystem collapse”, as fish numbers plummet and surviving corals continue to bleach.</p> <p>He said: “The lack of fish was the most shocking thing. I was seeing a lot less than 50% of what was there [before the bleaching]. Some species I wasn’t seeing at all.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62234#comments 1103 Australian News “complete ecosystem collapse” Climate coral death Coral Watch environmental Great Barrier Reef Lizard Island surviving corals bleaching Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:01:39 +0000 kathy_f 62234 at https://www.greenleft.org.au ETU ad pulled by Herald Sun https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62233 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 23/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.greenleft.org.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/frontpage-lead-article/p4_carlton.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This advertisement was booked to run in Melbourne newspaper the <em>Herald Sun</em>, to draw attention to the plight of 55 Carlton United Brewery workers who were unfairly sacked and offered their jobs back at 65% less pay. </p> <p>Being the darlings of the big end of town that it is, the <em>Herald Sun</em> has refused to run it. But we can all help to share it far and wide.</p> <p>As the dispute enters its seventh week, you can help to increase the pressure on the company. </p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62233" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62233#comments 1103 55 workers unfairly sacked Australian News Carlton United Brewery Melbourne seventh week of picket workers' rights & unions Sat, 23 Jul 2016 04:42:04 +0000 kathy_f 62233 at https://www.greenleft.org.au