Greenwashing:  The Jewish National Fund

From the AJDS website: www.whatsbehindjnf.orgThe JNF in Australia have tax deductibility status as an environmental organisation. According to the JNF’s website:“Donations of $2.00 or more to the JNF Environment Gift Fund for the planting of trees and other environmental projects are tax deductible.”The JNF advertise themselves as a primarily environmental organisation but they are complicit […]

Climate Action- The Bad News and the Good News

David Rothfield is President of the Bayside Climate Change Action Group (BCCAG) and an AJDS committee member.It’s nearly thirty years since climate change first came on to our political agenda. In 1990, the Coalition under Andrew Peacock pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% within 10 years if they won office. Officially, Australia’s emissions have […]

Jewish bloc @Invasion Day rally

**UPDATE: We will be meeting at 9.30 at parliament house, on the left side of the steps when facing parliament, and will be joining up with the Muslim contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day March and Asian Contingent at Birraranga (Melbourne) Invasion Day March to walk together!!**We invite all Jewish people to join us in […]

AJDS Annual Dinner: an evening in solidarity with Pittsburgh

Australian Jewish Democratic Society Annual Dinner An evening in Solidarity with Pittsburgh Please join us for the AJDS Annual Dinner, this year  organised to send our love and solidarity to the bereaved  communities in Pittsburgh.  In these terrible times we stand  firm in our dedication and passion to fighting racism and  fostering justice within and […]

Jewish Bloc @ Stand Together Against Racism demonstration

Jews against fascismAustralian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS)Hashomer Hatzair AustraliaJewish Labour Bund MelbourneCalling all anti-racist Jews in Melbourne!We’re organising a Jewish bloc to attend Rally: Stand Together Against Racism! This is a major mobilisation called to combat the racist rhetoric and policies of both major parties at the upcoming state election. The demands are:• Stop Political […]

The futures of the refugees in Manus and Nauru matter to us

Statement from Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders4th November 2018 As faith leaders from different traditions we see a clear moral imperative to end the nightmare in which some 1,250 refugees, including 38 children, have been confined by our government to Manus and Nauru for over 5 years without hope or prospect of resettlement. These […]

Walking Together: Remembering William Cooper

80 years on from William Cooper’s protest against Kristallnacht we honour his memory and continue his legacy in standing up against injustice. Never again. As members of the Victorian Jewish community, we walk today together with our friends and allies in remembrance and appreciation of William Cooper and to reciprocate the march that he led on the […]
Young Nationals

AJDS Statement: Neo-Nazi infiltration, stacking of Young Nationals the result of years of reactionary policy

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society is outraged by revelations from the coalition of researchers at the White Rose Society and the ABC Background Briefing program that neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right are stacking the NSW Young Nationals.Indeed, as the White Rose Society has shown, these relationships go far deeper than the ABC have reported.This […]

Screening: After the Apology

AFTER THE APOLOGY fundraiser screening Come and see After the Apology, screening one night only, to support the campaign to stop the alarming rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids being removed from their families. 10 years on from former-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to Stolen Generations the numbers of Aboriginal kids in out of […]