On (not) pursuing justice

By Mohamed Tabbaa Originally published June 5 2015, here. Last night I was on a panel discussing racism and activism, organised by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society who were generous enough to host the panel of five. Held at a synagogue with a broad range of...

The Racism Panel and how to continue to challenge racism

On 4 June 2015 the AJDS held a panel on racism at Temple Beth Israel.  With increasing expressions of racism in recent years, from the forced closures of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, continual policing of Australian borders and the violence entangled...

The Racism Panel and how to continue to challenge racism

On 4 June 2015 the AJDS held a panel on racism at Temple Beth Israel.  With increasing expressions of racism in recent years, from the forced closures of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, continual policing of Australian borders and the violence entangled...

Criticism of Israel by soldiers is not defamation

By Harold Zwier Originally published in The Australian Jewish News (AJN) (19 June 2015) The Counterpunch articles by Dvir Abramovich (AJN 15/5/2015 & 12/6/2015) about Israeli NGO “Breaking the Silence”, are a quite extraordinary attack on an Israeli...

Australia comes out shameless on refugees

Watch this powerful call from Robin Rothfield on behalf of Labor for Refugees on ABC News 24, broadcast 29 June 2015. His contribution can be viewed 10-15 minutes into the program: http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/programs/capital-hill/  ...

Anti-Semitic verbal attack of MP

The AJDS condemns all forms of racism. The attack on Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is outright anti-Semitic, it is offensive and has no room in any society. For more on this controversy read this from The Australian.  

How the Victorian justice system fails women

Flat Out Inc., a support and advocacy group based in Flemington, has recently released a statement regarding police approaches to women who have had contact with the criminal justice system in Victoria. “Existing police approaches to family violence are failing...