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  • Death in Custody March
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    The tragedy of death in custody always evokes strong sentiments of anger, despair, disbelief and hunger for justice, and it was no different today at the rally held in Brisbane, hosted by the Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy to honour loved ones, who in the course of their lives were failed by the justice system. The hundreds […]

  • Labour Movements
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    Elmer Labog , the chairperson of KMU, the May First Movement (Kilusang Mayo Uno), the largest and the militant trade union centre of the Philippines, couldn’t care less if Tony Abbott shirt fronts Vladimir Putin, but he cares about Australian mining interests in the Philippines financing the military to kill mining workers struggling for their […]

  • Democracy & Justice in PPP’s
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    Public Private Partnership, or PPP is a clever scribal abbreviation for government and private sector to conspire against the public interest to transfer social service to the private markets, thus legitimising the abuse of public resources because some people can pay for them, while legally depriving others simply because they may not have the financial […]

  • Can feminism smash patriarchy?
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    Although the title of the discussion led by Sam Castro, Jess Harrison and Fran Morrell could have appeared rather ambitious, for the large group gathered at the Colossus courtyard there was no doubt that patriarchy is a redundant system that keeps women, and sometimes men, in a hierarchical system of oppression and disadvantage. After a […]