Justice and self-determination for Palestinians essential for Middle East peace

NRI Affairs published my article on self-determination for Palestinians and that the West needs to recognise that Palestinians have a legal right to resist occupation. Palestinians in Gaza, locked down under a 14 year long air, sea and land blockade, face a much bigger task than clearing rubble and rebuilding shattered infrastructure. While it is essential … Continue reading Justice and self-determination for Palestinians essential for Middle East peace

Philippines: Killings mount under Duterte’s “red tagging”

Some of the family members I met on a human rights investigation to the Philippines in 2019. These women are holding photos of their loved ones murdered by security forces. Below is my speech to an Asia Pacific Webinar. "Exposing the Systematic Human Rights Violations under Duterte government" held on 23 April 2021. The speakers … Continue reading Philippines: Killings mount under Duterte’s “red tagging”

Remembering Pauline Jensen

Thanks to Coral Wynter the remarkable life of Pauline Jensen is in print - her lovely poems, descriptions of long desert walks and her passion for First Nations rights and so much more. Sadly Pauline died in November 2019 are a short battle with mesothelioma. Coral's book also includes contributions from Pauline's diverse friends. This … Continue reading Remembering Pauline Jensen

My speech at State Memorial for Jack Mundey

Today friends, unionists and activists gathered at the Town Hall to celebrate the extraordinary life of Jack Mundey. Jack had been a rugby league player, labourer, unionist and left intellectual. The Green Ban era was ground breaking. But he packed in so much more. His dedication to building mass movements was inspirational. I was fortunate … Continue reading My speech at State Memorial for Jack Mundey

Kashmir Suffers Under Indian-Imposed Internet Cuts

This article was first published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs in the online publication "Australian Outlook". In 2019, the Indian government imposed a lockdown on Kashmir with no phone connection and no internet service. The impact on the health, education, and economy of this once prosperous Indian state has been massive. Prior to … Continue reading Kashmir Suffers Under Indian-Imposed Internet Cuts

To win support for the right of Kashmiris to determine their own future we need to build awareness of what is happening in India

My speech on 5 February - Kashmir Solidarity Day It is good to be together on Kashmir Solidarity Day -  a day when we can amplify our voices for the rights of the people of Kashmir. This is a tough struggle. It will be a long struggle. We need to be well organised and united. … Continue reading To win support for the right of Kashmiris to determine their own future we need to build awareness of what is happening in India

Palestinian National Day – Sydney speech

I acknowledge traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay tribute to their history, their culture and their ongoing fights for justice.  Thank you to the organisers for the invitation to join you tonight  - the General Union of Palestinian Workers, the Australian Palestinian Club and Australia Palestinian Graduates Association I appreciate … Continue reading Palestinian National Day – Sydney speech

Taking on coal exports – the fault line in the climate movement

A major fault line in the movement for climate action centres around one’s response to coal exports. Should we be calling for an end to coal* exports or not? Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal. This industry brings in more than $60 billion annually in export earnings. As the United Nations’ Framework Convention … Continue reading Taking on coal exports – the fault line in the climate movement

Webinar – Year of abuse in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir

My speech to the 5 August 2020 Webinar - Year of abuse in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which all meet. Today I am on the land of the Gadigal people and pay tribute to their history, their culture and their ongoing struggles for justice. … Continue reading Webinar – Year of abuse in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir