SYDNEY RALLY International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances August 30 - International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances. In Sydney we rallied together - First Nations, Bangladeshis, Rohingyas, Kashmiris, West Papuans, Tamils, Sikhs, Kurds and local supporters - to send a united call to the Australian government to be a leading global voice for … Continue reading  

Islamophobia – where hate speech can lead to death

I wrote this article a few months back for the Autumn edition of GreenMail, a quarterly Greens NSW publication. The issue of hate speech and violence is now even more topical. Tejasvi Surya, a politician with the extremist Bharatiya Janata Party, recently toured Australia. He was on a speaking tour and to recruit for the … Continue reading Islamophobia – where hate speech can lead to death

How and why Modi forces are using Indian laws to criminalise peaceful activities 

A global webinar on “Criminalization Of Peaceful Expressions”, organised in parallel with the 48th session of United Nations Human Rights Commission, explored Indian laws and practices that aim to outlaw peaceful activities and demonstrate how these laws are inconsistent with India’s international legal obligations. This event was organised by the Kashmir Institute of International Relations … Continue reading How and why Modi forces are using Indian laws to criminalise peaceful activities 

Australia’s support for Authoritarian Governments in the Asia Pacific Region – focusing on India and Philippines

International Volunteers for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Independent and Peaceful Australia Network are to be congratulated and thanked for organising the Raising Peace Conference held at the end of September. My speech on Australia's support for authoritarian governments is below. Here is a link to some of the other conference … Continue reading Australia’s support for Authoritarian Governments in the Asia Pacific Region – focusing on India and Philippines

#LetKashmirDecide – global actions call for justice

Two years ago the Indian government took total control of Kashmir. Since then the Modi’s forces have escalated attacks on the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The fightback of the Kashmiri people has been heroic. The global Kashmiri solidarity movement is growing as reflected in the many events held to mark the second … Continue reading #LetKashmirDecide – global actions call for justice

Colonisation – story of Kashmir post 5 August 2019

The Kashmir Institute of International Relations organised a webinar, "Colonisation of Kashmir, mechanisation and Impacts, story of Kashmir after 5 August 2019". It was held on July 14. Below is my speech. My talk examines some current developments in India, the impact of Covid in Kashmir and explores the relationship between India and Israel, In … Continue reading Colonisation – story of Kashmir post 5 August 2019

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