Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Anna Haebich Broken Circles a must read for all Australians

About the Book There was no single Stolen Generation, there were many and Broken Circles is their story. This major work reveals the dark heart of this history. It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonisation, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of loss and separation, as their children were abducted, enslaved, institutionalised and culturally remodelled. Anna Haebich provides a moving and comprehensive account of this tragic history, covering all Australian colonies, states and territories. The analysis spans two hundred years of white occupation and intervention, from the earliest seizure of Aboriginal children, through their systematic state removal and incarceration and on to the harsh treatment of families under the assimilation policies of the 1950s and 60s. The resistance struggle and achievements of Aboriginal people in defending their communities, regaining their rights and mending the broken circles of family life provides a compelling parallel story of determination and courage.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

GAZA Information on Human Rights Abuses and Calls for Assistance to Innocent People in Desperate need.

Here is a list of Human Rights organisations reporting on Gaza.
Go to their websites for further info on Human Rights issues in Gaza.
Amnesty International

B’TSELEM - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

IFEX plays a key role in addressing threats to free expression by exposing violations and raising awareness of the dangers faced by individuals in many countries who report the news or criticise powerful figures
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
Also the UK Guardian has good articles regularly with links.

Thursday, January 8, 2009