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

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

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

Does Australia Have The Courage To Challenge India’s Defiance Over Kashmir?

New Matilda published this article on my recent trip to Kashmir and Pakistan. This was their introduction “Australia has an important role to play in protecting the lives of the people in India Administered Kashmir, writes Lee Rhiannon*.”   Thousands of eucalyptus trees line the motorway to Islamabad’s International Airport. As I headed home after six … Continue reading Does Australia Have The Courage To Challenge India’s Defiance Over Kashmir?