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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

CBD closures as protest shuts down George Street
Sydney Morning Herald
Rally disrupts Melbourne inner city. An estimated 600 people marched from Sydney Town Hall to The Block in Redfern on Sunday afternoon to protest the forced closure of Aboriginal communities. The group, Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal ...

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Sun, Jun 28, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Darwin indigenous forum on development
The West Australian
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Fri, Jun 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source

ABC Online

ABC Online

Melbourne traffic in chaos as protest against closure of remote communities ...
ABC Online
A protest in Melbourne against the forced closure of remote Aboriginal communities is causing chaos during peak hour traffic. The Swan Street bridge over the Yarra River, in the busy sports precinct which includes the MCG, was closed to traffic after ...

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Fri, Jun 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Eureka Street (satire) (registration)

Eureka Street (satire) (registration)

Speaking for others in the public square
Eureka Street (satire) (registration)
On arrival, we encountered an Aboriginal protest outside the courthouse. There was a bevy of media on hand including the ABC 4 Corners crew. Walking towards the courthouse, I heard a cry, 'Hey, Father Frank, over here! You've got to support us mob.

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Mon, Jun 22, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Prosperity and Poverty of Nations - Using Global Models to Explain and ...
AllAfrica.com
Whether I was mobilising civil society in Europe for protest against environmental degradation by IOCs in the Niger Delta; speaking against military occupation of Ogoni at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva in the dark days of ...

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Fri, Jun 19, 2015, Continue reading at the source

WA today

WA today

Police remove Heirisson Island Aboriginal protesters in dawn raid
WA today
Police have moved in on Heirisson Island on Thursday morning, in an attempt to dismantle a make-shift camp site. PT0M21S 620 349. Autoplay OnOff; Video feedback; Video settings. Video will begin in 5 seconds. Don't play; Play now. Indigenous leaders ...

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Thu, Jun 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Minorities, Refugees and the Enduring Struggle for Survival in Thailand
Phuketwan
The year 2014 marked the ten-year anniversary of both the Tak Bai massacre, where at least 78 Muslim protesters were killed after being pushed into overcrowded police trucks, and the disappearance of Muslim human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015, Continue reading at the source

teleSUR English

teleSUR English

6 Years after Honduras Coup
teleSUR English
The current government has ignored the ongoing protests by social organizations and movements. Only a few months after the Zelaya was ousted, the World Bank awarded a US$15 million loan to the ... teleSUR Investigation: Garifuna at the Forefront of the ...

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Sun, Jun 28, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette

Joe Norton makes comeback as Kahnawake Grand Chief
Montreal Gazette
Most recently, the political pressure culminated in protests and vandalism outside people's homes, contributing to a fearful existence for dozens of families in town. It was, in fact, not Delisle but rather Norton whose council drafted the ...

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Fri, Jun 26, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Canadian Jewish News (blog)

Canadian Jewish News (blog)

ESSAY: The way forward on Jewish-Aboriginal relations
Canadian Jewish News (blog)
Reflecting on that experience, Heschel said, “the march was about protest and prayer. Legs are not lips and walking is not kneeling. And yet ... In calling for Canada to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous ...

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Wed, Jun 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source

The Guardian

The Guardian

Brazilian indigenous leader to address UN council in effort to stop dam
The Guardian
Members of the Munduruku indigenous tribe dance during a “Caravan of Resistance'” protest in São Luiz do Tapajós against plans to build a hydroelectric dam on 27 November 2014. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images. Bruce Douglas in Rio de Janeiro.

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Wed, Jun 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source

New York Times

New York Times

Indigenous Group Plants Its Flag in Copa América
New York Times
Days earlier someone had managed to take down one of the red, white and blue Chilean flags and replaced it with the traditional Mapuche flag in a peaceful but poignant protest. The Mapuche flag, a symbol of Chile's largest indigenous .... Some seek ...

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Wed, Jun 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

How the World Bank's 'Payday Loans' Are Increasing Dire Water Shortages in ...
Center for Research on Globalization
Despite martial law and the Army opening fire on thousands (1 killed, 1000s wounded), demonstrators protested for months with general strikes, street rallies, and an Internet campaign against Bechtel. Finally in April 2000, the government canceled the ...

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Wed, Jun 24, 2015, Continue reading at the source
In addition to being the caretakers of sacred forests, the Mijikenda community in southern Kenya practice agriculture and engage in livestock rearing. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

In addition to being the caretakers of sacred forests, the Mijikenda community in southern Kenya practice agriculture and engage in livestock rearing. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS

By Miriam Gathigah
Jun 23 2015 (IPS)

Travel into the heart of Kenya's southern Coast Province, nearly 500 km from the capital city of Nairobi, and you will come across one of the planet's most curious World Heritage Sites: the remains of several fortified villages, revered by the indigenous Mijikenda people as the sacred abodes of their ancestors.

"If you have evil intentions within this forest, a curse will befall you and we believe that you may not even [...]

Tue, Jun 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Some organisations are developing alert applications that journalists, human rights defenders and others can use to send an emergency message (along with GPS co-ordinates) to their friends and colleagues if they feel in immediate danger. Credit: Johan Larsson/ cc by 2.0

Some organisations are developing alert applications that journalists, human rights defenders and others can use to send an emergency message (along with GPS co-ordinates) to their friends and colleagues if they feel in immediate danger. Credit: Johan Larsson/ cc by 2.0

By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2015 (IPS)

The widespread use of digital technology – including satellite imagery, body cameras and smart phones – is fast becoming a new tool in monitoring and capturing human rights violations worldwide.

Singling out the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions Christof Heyns says: “We have all seen [...]

Tue, Jun 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Indigenous groups protest the selection of the Black Hills as the location for ...
rabble.ca (blog)
'We are asking the Rainbow Family of Light to take their event somewhere else' says Swan. 'If the Rainbow Family of Light chooses to use the Black Hills, they will forever ruin any future relationships with Indigenous peoples especially the Lakota with ...

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Tue, Jun 23, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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