Speak out for Lex Wotton’s Political Freedom!

One year ago Lex Wotton was released from jail after serving two years behind bars as a political prisoner. Lex got a 6-year sentence after being found guilty of riot with destruction by an all-white jury. He took part in a justified community protest against the...

March on World Refugee Day, June 19

The Refugee Advocacy Network is calling on all groups and individuals who support refugee rights to come together and send a clear message to the government: it’s time to end mandatory detention. The crisis in Australia’s detention system has reached a critical point....

Is this the turning point for the regime in Syria?

The torture and murder of a Syrian child by agents of the regime is unconscionable, but typical of such a dictatorship which has outlived its usefulness. As the SMH put it, “His head was swollen, purple and disfigured. His body was a mess of welts, cigarette...

Naomi Chazan: Who Seriously Wants Peace? A Frank Assessment.

The AJDS is pleased to invite you to drinks, canapes and a talk by Naomi Chazan. Where: Izzi/ Brown Cow Cafe/Bar, 272 Glen Huntly Road Elsternwick VIC 3185 (Right next to Elsternwick Railway Station). When: Wednesday, 15 June, 7 for 7.30-9pm. Entry: $25 waged/$17...

Limmud Oz 2011 is compromised by banning people

Australian Jewish community politics when it comes to Israel and dissenting views is explosive, and a current controversy is no exception. (See, for example, what I wrote for New Matilda in 2009, but there have been episodes since then). Limmud Oz 2011 has recently...

Limmud Oz 2011 is compromised by banning people

Australian Jewish community politics when it comes to Israel and dissenting views is explosive, and a current controversy is no exception. (See, for example, what I wrote for New Matilda in 2009, but there have been episodes since then). Limmud Oz 2011 has recently...

Israel boycott needs targeted approach- an opinion

Ben Saul who teaches International Law in Sydney has a very good article in which I think he points out some of the flaws of a blanket BDS approach because it actually works against allies on the Israeli side (No matter what ideologues say, and left Israelis are more...