Green Left Weekly https://www.greenleft.org.au en Protest for the Right to Protest! Bring a "Thing" https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61063 <p>Protest for the Right to Protest! Bring a "Thing"</p> <p>Rally against the State Premier's plan to criminalise features of protesting including the carrying of a 'thing'</p> <p>Come along and bring a 'thing' to defend your civil liberties.</p> <p>State Parliament<br /> Tuesday February 23</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/960812823998993/" title="https://www.facebook.com/events/960812823998993/">https://www.facebook.com/events/960812823998993/</a></p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-start-date"> <div class="field-label">Event date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 23/02/2016 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/61063#comments civil liberties Perth and Fremantle Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:17:27 +0000 PerthGLW 61063 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Child welfare in Nauru's prison camp https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61062 <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, 12/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/855">Kerry Smith</a></span></div><p><img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12729199_946616498709153_6939014057595397181_n.jpg?oh=f142a6e554c866db9280d404add64673&amp;oe=5766B85A&amp;__gda__=1466346348_c77a4e7a3d0218c39a244947858d7869" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Activists unfurl banner off eastern freeway overpass in Melbourne</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61062" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61062#comments 1083 asylum seekers Australian News Kerry Smith Nauru detention centre Refugee Action Coalition (NSW) refugee rights Refugees Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:09:42 +0000 kathy_f 61062 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Palestinian journalist on hunger strike on verge of death https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61061 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/02/2016</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/qeeq.jpg_1718483346.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After 77 days on hunger strike in protest against his arbitrary detention by Israeli forces, Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq is on the verge of death.</p> <p>Al-Qeeq is currently in detention in a hospital in the northern city of Afula; his petition to be transferred to a clinic in Ramallah has been rejected by the Israeli government.</p> <p>His lawyer says he refuses to stay in Israeli hospitals and will only accept medical treatment in the West Bank. He was arrested on November 21 last year on charges of being an activist with the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61061" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61061#comments 1083 civil liberties democracy human rights International News international solidarity Israel national liberation Palestine Middle East Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:01:32 +0000 stuart_m 61061 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Pilliga 'angels' arrested at Santos CSG site https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61060 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/855">Kerry Smith</a></span></div><p><img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12650950_1731067173776273_2050837420382443133_n.jpg?oh=a3bb0c7b4a8118d0dc701932b7ab6cac&amp;oe=57257A5E&amp;__gda__=1466673215_f004c307f1328634cc3a718fb8478131" width="100%" /></p> <p>Five climate guardian angels were arrested by police on February 9 while blockading the road to Santos' Leewood wastewater facility in the Pilliga forest near Narrabri in north-west New South Wales.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61060" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61060#comments 1083 anti-mining Australian News Climate Guardians coal seam gas CSG drill sites environmental farmers' rights Great Artesian Basin Kerry Smith New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) Pilliga Forest Santos Santos' Leewood Water Treatment Facility Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:44:43 +0000 kathy_f 61060 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Dutton refuses to meet with refugee rights activists https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61058 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/8473">Peter Branjerdporn</a></span>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/2486">Brisbane</a></div><p><img src="https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12651090_918812551537389_6411780689309026243_n.jpg?oh=cd921855de6ddcaa3fb39a0414734b33&amp;oe=572D7841" width="100%" /></p> <p>Love Makes a Way, a national movement of Christians concerned about refugee rights, protested outside Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's electorate office on February 10. </p> <p>The protest is a part of some 20 events to take place around the country over the next two weeks.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61058" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61058#comments 1083 Australian News Brisbane democracy human rights Love Makes A Way Manus Island detention centre Nauru detention centre Peter Branjerdporn protest against treatment of refugees refugee rights Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:38:41 +0000 pip.hinman 61058 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Gloucester anti-fracking activist: 'CSG in NSW is dead in the water' https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61005 <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, 05/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1093">Pip Hinman</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/p5_anticsg_activists_celebrate_agl_fucking_off_gloucester_040216.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Coal seam gas in New South Wales is dead in the water”, Julie Lyford, spokesperson for Groundswell Gloucester, said after AGL announced on February 4 it was quitting Gloucester.</p> <p>AGL had planned to drill at 300 sites in a geologically complex and rich farming region north-west of Newcastle. It had been facing fierce opposition for conducting tests in the Gloucester region under PEL 285. </p> <p>The decision has been welcomed by anti-coal seam gas (CSG) campaigners across NSW. AGL's licence was due for renewal on February 22.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61005#comments 1083 AGL anti-corporate anti-mining Australian News Camden coal seam gas coal seam gas farmers' rights Gloucester Gloucester Gas Project Groundswell Gloucester Julie Lyford Lock the Gate Alliance Pip Hinman Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:07:07 +0000 stuart_m 61005 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Raul Reyes and Colombia's tragedy https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39168 <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, 07/03/2008</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/631">Duroyan Fertl</a></span></div><p>On March 1, Raul Reyes, a central leader of the 18,000-strong left-wing guerrilla army, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was killed in an illegal midnight attack by the Colombian army. The attack targetted a FARC encampment three kilometres south of the border in the Putumayo province of Ecuador.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39168" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 743 Colombia Duroyan Fertl International News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:48:01 +0000 stuart_m 39168 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Sanders wins New Hampshire with large youth vote https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61056 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/02/2016</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/sanders_supporters_in_new_hampshire.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Donald Trump have won the New Hampshire primary, according to the the Associated Press and NBC news. Early exit polls had suggested that Sanders and Trump could secure victories with big margins.</p> <p>According to the Washington Post, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton conceded defeat before voting finished, as Sanders claimed victory while urging people to continue voting.</p> <p>Exit polls showed Sanders secured more than 85%of the vote among young people in the state compared to 14% for Clinton.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61056" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61056#comments 1083 anti-corporate austerity Bernie Sanders democracy Donald Trump economy elections Hillary Clinton International News poverty revolution socialism welfare rights workers' rights & unions Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:46:12 +0000 pip.hinman 61056 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Sri Lankan navy murders Tamil boy https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61055 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/554">Chris Slee</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/332.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="77" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A six-year-old boy, Tharshan Kugathasan, was found dead near a navy base at Champoor on the east coast of Sri Lanka on January 26.</p> <p>The boy's body was found in a disused well. The body had been weighed down with a large stone tied to his body by military-style shoelaces. He had earlier been seen with Sri Lankan navy personnel who used to offer him food and chocolates, according to local residents quoted by the Tamilnet website. Evidence indicates that he was raped and murdered by navy personnel.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61055" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61055#comments 1083 Chris Slee civil liberties democracy human rights International News national liberation Sri Lanka Asia Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:25:05 +0000 stuart_m 61055 at https://www.greenleft.org.au United States: Brandon Astor Jones murdered by Georgia state https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61052 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1113">Raul Connolly</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/brandon-astor-jones.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Brandon Astor Jones, a 72-year-old African American prisoner on death row in Georgia, was executed by lethal injection on February 3.</p> <p>The oldest death row inmate in Georgia, Jones had spent decades in jail. He was convicted over the killing of a convenience store manager in an robbery in 1979. Van Roosevelt Solomon, who took part in the robbery and was also convicted of murder, as executed in 1985.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61052" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61052#comments 1083 anti-racism Brandon Astor Jones civil liberties death penalty democracy human rights International News Raul Connolly United States Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:40:54 +0000 stuart_m 61052 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Jessica Jones' superpower is surviving https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61051 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4964">Laura Durkay</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/p21_jessica_jones_2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="93" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><i><b>Jessica Jones</b></i><br /> Created by Melissa Rosenburg<br /> Staring Krysten Ritter, David Tennant &amp; Rachael Taylor<br /> Released by Netflix</p> <p><i>Jessica Jones</i> is the second instalment in the fruitful Netflix-Marvel TV collaboration. Like the fantastic <i>Daredevil</i> before it, it is ruthlessly grim, dark and bloody, superbly well-acted and gorgeously produced.</p> <p>The gore and thematic material may not be for everyone. Viewers who have been looking for a dose of Daredevil's grittiness with compelling, complex female characters at its centre have found their poison.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61051" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61051#comments 1083 Cultural Dissent films Laura Durkay popular culture women's liberation Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:57:33 +0000 tony_i 61051 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Ezekiel Ox preparing for Full Scale Revolution https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61050 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/553">Chris Peterson</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/p22_ezekiel_ox_2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="79" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Full Scale Revolution (formerly known as Full Scale Deflection and then just Full Scale) are an Australian alternative metal band that formed in Perth in 1998, before relocating to Melbourne in 2001.</p> <p>Fronted by <i><b>Ezekiel Ox</b></i>, a frequent performer at protests, Full Scale are an intense live experience. As Full Scale Deflection, the band released their debut album, <i>Symptoms of Chaos</i> in 2000. As Full Scale, they released in 2003, two EPs — <i>Black Arrows</i> and <i>White Arrows</i> — and a self-titled album in 2005.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61050" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61050#comments 1083 Chris Peterson Cultural Dissent Ezekiel Ox music popular culture Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:21:43 +0000 tony_i 61050 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Pakistan: Paramilitaries kill three striking workers https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61042 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="glw-authors">By <span class="glwnews-article-location"><a href="/taxonomy/term/855">Kerry Smith</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/p14_inayat_raza.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-frontpage-lead-article imagecache-default imagecache-frontpage-lead-article_default" width="140" height="92" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Protests erupted throughout Pakistan after the shooting dead on the picket line of three striking workers at Karachi Airport on February 2. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees were part of a nationwide strike against the privatisation of the state-owned airline.</p> <p>One of those killed, Inayat Raza, was a veteran trade unionist and former leader of the left-wing National Students' Federation (NSF) in Karachi in the 1980s.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61042" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61042#comments 1083 anti-corporate AWP civil liberties democracy human rights Inayat Raza International News Kerry Smith Pakistan workers' rights & unions Asia Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:18:32 +0000 tony_i 61042 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Turkey: Police raid Kurdish football club after cup win https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61034 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width=100% src="http://kurdishquestion.com/media/k2/items/cache/14fb90d3d777dfef0d30bcbfa812c2e5_XL.jpg" /></p> <p>Police officers from the Diyarbakir Anti-Terror Department in south-eastern Turkey raided the facilities of football club Amedspor after its 2-1 cup win at Bursapo on January 31. The win put the club, with a strong following among Turkey's persecuted Kurdish minority, into the last eight of the Turkish League Cup.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61034" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61034#comments 1083 Amedspor civil liberties Cultural Dissent democracy football human rights Kurdish struggle Kurdistan sport Turkey Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:04:49 +0000 tony_i 61034 at https://www.greenleft.org.au Photos: Thousands rally to say Let Them Stay https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61047 <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, 09/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thousands of people came out around Australia in cities and regional centres as part of the growing #letthemstay movement, aimed at preventing the removal of 267 asylum seekers, including 37 babies, from the Australian mainland to detention in Nauru. </p> <p>Protests were held in Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Perth on February 8, as artists, writers, state and territory leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their support for the asylum seekers, most of whom were detained in Nauru and have been flown to Australia for medical treatment.</p> <p><strong>Sydney</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61047" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61047#comments 1083 Australian News Let Them Stay Nauru detention centre refugee rights refugees and asylum seekers Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:02:17 +0000 kathy_f 61047 at https://www.greenleft.org.au