Humanity

Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews Are Fleeing Once Again

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The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. But the protest soon turned violent – and against ... Read More »

Human Rights Commission compels workers caring for asylum seeker children in detention centres

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Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs is using her powers to compel witnesses to appear at a hearing into children in immigration detention. Professor Triggs has been refused permission to visit Nauru to inspect conditions for asylum seekers and their children, but she has been to the centre at Christmas Island. To overcome the problem of not being allowed to ... Read More »

Indigenous Aussies suffering depression

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MENTAL health advocate Jeff Kennett and former athlete Senator Nova Peris have unveiled a campaign to combat depression in the indigenous community, saying racism is continuing to cause mental health issues for many Aboriginal people. MR Kennett, the chairman of charity beyondblue, says a survey of more than 1000 non-indigenous Australians showed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to ... Read More »

An open letter from a reluctant refugee

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For years I was a closet refugee in Australia, and have watched as that word took on a cruel meaning: queue jumper, liar, terrorist. We need a new way to define us refugees, writes Thu-Trang Tran. This flurry of words has been in the making for two decades. They poured as I read story after story of our Government’s ruthlessness. ... Read More »

Israel and Hamas trampling on humanitarian law in Gaza conflict

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A legal propaganda war surrounds the sickening violence of the real war in Gaza and Israel. Israel righteously says it is defending itself against Hamas’ rockets and tunnels. Hamas likewise claims it is defending Gaza from Israel’s crushing blockade, and Israel’s occupation and illegal settlements of the West Bank. Apologists for Israel and Hamas live in parallel moral universes. Looking ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is about inequality. The elite knows it

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What prominent tycoons really fear is a pro-democracy movement which will convert demands for increasing suffrage into robust demands for redistribution  Jump to comments Popular analyses of burgeoning political agitation around universal suffrage in Hong Kong often side-step an inconvenient reality – that the underlying story is not simply about relations with the mainland or concerns over its authoritarian ways, ... Read More »

Hinch to meet Bleijie over sex offender register

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Derryn Hinch believes Queensland is primed to become the first Australian state to introduce a US-style public sex offender register, and reckons Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie is the man who can push it through. On Tuesday the Human Headline and Mr Bleijie will meet to discuss the possible implementation of a public sex offender register in Queensland, a plan which could ... Read More »