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#Perth great events this week for #refugees -> friend @Kikei talks w me about #art installation you can be part of

Interview with my Friend and colleague Marziyah Mohammedali on #socialjustice and #art for #refugees 10427317_520450128688_1050632564128148743_n

Please share this audio interview and let people know of the Perth events this week :o)

Marziyah

Full info on this week’s events (10 – 14 March) here  http://www.ecu.edu.au/news/latest-news/2015/03/refugees-social-justice-through-art 

Short Video of Marziyah speaking on Islamaphobia: https://vimeo.com/109048187

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/109048187″>Marziya Mohammedali Islamophobia and the War on Civil Liberties</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/cadtphotography”>CADT Photography</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Links, info for Friday December 14 on #Assange #Psychiatry #BigPharma #Disability #NDIS #Australia #Auspol

Disclosure: I am a long time supporter of Wikileaks and the work of Julian Assange and all the others who risk everything to shed light on the ugly truth.

I was a mainstream journalist/radio host for 30 years, but no longer work in a newsroom ( apart from the odd fill-in to help out at 6PR & 96fm ) My work now is not objective, but I do strive for balance and welcome polite opposition.

Audio of Interview with Christine Assange as Mainstream Media focusses again on Julian Assange’s bid for the Senate.

 click here for audio of Christine Assange with Tony Serve Perth’s 6PR Dec. 14 2012 

***Edited audio segments here, grabs of 1-3 minutes on everything from Govt lies to Mainstream Media #FAIL – more to follow

CA on our tweets making us terrorists, and liable to arrest

CA ON Gillard Roxon lies over draconian new laws

CA on MSM not pursuing Govt lies

CA on MSM & citizen journalism

Wikileaks site is here http://wikileaks.org ( including the store  ) and needs/deserves your support , see also http://justice4assange.com

Follow @wikileaks for news, infoz from WL and occasional tweets from JA.

Follow & support Christine Assange on twitter @AssangeC  – cowards and trolls often hassle her so don’t be shy with support

(1) Legal brief to parl-#Assange Extradition by Jen Robinson: http://wlcentral.org/node/1418

Justice4Assange website: http://justice4assange.com

Campaign Site for #Wikileaks &#Assange supporters.. http://bit.ly/UroYTG

Poll suggesting at least 7 in 10 Aussies would vote for Julian. http://www.theage.com.au/polls/assange-for-senate-20121212-2b9rp.html

English: Demonstration in front of Sydney Town...
English: Demonstration in front of Sydney Town Hall in support of Julian Assange, 2010, December 10 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What the Australian Govt can do to end the “Assange stalemate” by Professor Donald Rothwell ANU College Law  http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4408852.html#

Pollbludger’s William Bowe on Assange for the Senate http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/12/14/poll-bludger-win-or-lose-assanges-senate-tilt-will-cause-a-stir/

and his article from March 19 2012 http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/03/19/poll-bludger-assange-for-canberra-a-new-can-of-worms/?wpmp_tp=1

abc election maestro Antony Green doesn’t rate Julian a chance http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-13/green-what-chance-does-assange-have-for-senate-seat/4425990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long standing Mental Health advocate & former MP Martin Whitely is running for Senate pre-selection in the Australian 2013 Federal Election. See more at MartinWhitely.com

Article on disastrous new diagnosis “guidelines” that will be gospel for Psychiatrists in most of the western world  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201212/dsm-5-is-guide-not-bible-ignore-its-ten-worst-changes

Article on Martin Whitely’s highly recommended site. http://speedupsitstill.com/american-psychiatric-association-approval-dsm-5-sad-day-psychiatry

Click here for audio of Martin Whitely A 2012-12-14 at 16.04

Dexamphetamine Sulphate 5 mg tablets (photograph)
Dexamphetamine Sulphate 5 mg tablets (photograph) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friend and colleague Zel Iscel from EDAC.org.au joined me to chat about the effect of the much vaunted NDIS plans for people with #Disability

click here to hear Zel on the actual impact of the NDIS 

Zel on the right on air for Ethnic Ability Mondays 7.30pm
Zel on the right on air for Ethnic Ability Mondays 7.30pm

link for Zel’s radio show -> http://www.mrtawa.org.au/1/ethnicability.php

click here for the Govt NDIS website 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recommend you follow my colleague  Maath Musleh (MaathMusleh) on Twitter @MaathMusleh. Lecturer at Al-Quds-Bard College. Journalist. MA in Political Journalism from City University in LondonJerusalem, Palestine

English: Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Gethseman...
English: Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Church of all nations Deutsch: Jerusalem, Ölberg, Kirche aller Nationen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My last interview with @MalcolmFraser12 on old politics, new media, shock-jocks, sovereignty

I first interviewed Malcolm Fraser more than 30 years ago when I was a full time mainstream media journalist & broadcaster – this interview is not very MSM and not meant to be an objective analysis. It was a delight.

The former PM and member of the World Eminent Persons’ Group remains active as the Founding Chairman of CARE Australia.

English: Malcolm Fraser in 1956. Image no. : A...
English: Malcolm Fraser in 1956.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He’s graciously agreed to talk again before the end of the year. meanwhile please follow him on twitter @MalcolmFraser12 ( and if you can handle a massive stream of alt news – use lists to manage high volume accts – follow me @perthtones )

The 20 minute audio is unedited to preserve it’s integrity, sections will be replayed  on Perth radio 6PR Oct 13,14.

[audio https://tonyserve.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/malcolm-fraser-on-2012-10-11-at-13-05-output.mp3%5D

Malcolm Fraser on 2012-10-11 at 13.05.output

#ows message to Mainstream #Media #MSM – #wikileaks #assange

First they came for Wikileaks

and I didn’t speak out because I trust my Govt

Then they came for the Egyptians,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t Egyptian.

Then they came for the Syrians,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Syrian.

Then they came for the Occupiers,

and I didn’t speak out because I thought they were hippies.

Then they came for mainstream journalists

and there was no one left to speak out for me.

 

…no-one except the rapidly growing number of citizen journalists & activists online

expect us…

 

 Wikileaks

 

 

 

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West Australian Youth Awards 2010 winners video and reaction to a protest by a finalist against mining companies

It’s my 10th year as a Judge in the Media and Charmaine Dragun Memorial Commendation categories – what a great night it was for these amazing young west aussies.

The future’s in good hands 🙂

Young Person of the Year Announcement and acceptance by Jeremiah Wordsworth.

Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry speaks to Youth Minister Donna Farragher, clearly chuffed at the protest during the environment category.

Winner of the Charmaine Dragun Memorial media prize is Nicholas Sas – Albany Advertiser


Live tweets from the night, last tweet first

perthtones10:58pm via HootSuiteAs protestors exited, MC introd live band called ( I kid you not ) Fools Rush In !!! Guest Prof McGorry clearly enjoyed it 🙂Show Conversation

perthtones10:33pm via HootSuiteFiinalist, Kate Arabon was the person who spoke for the protestors who were then led out without further incident #wayouthawards
perthtones10:25pm via HootSuite3 youth protestors unfurled a banner & grabbed mic to say mining sponsors may give prizes but they devastate our environment#wayouthawards
perthtones10:17pm via HootSuiteEnvironmenal activists disrupted awards with a banner and mic hijack to protest against mining destruction #wayouthawards
perthtones10:13pm via HootSuiteConservation Award winner is Alexander Craig #wayouthawards highly commended is Jessica Gill & Laura Ryan
perthtones10:09pm via HootSuiteWinner of the Participate Award is Tyson McEwan from Geraldton great young Yamatji man #wayouthawards
perthtones9:57pm via HootSuite@LoneFemaleTog Holly rocked the acceptance speech too Mags! She is magic#wayouthawardsShow Conversation

perthtones9:56pm via HootSuiteWinner of the Charmaine Dragun Memorial media prize is Nicholas Sas – Albany Advertiser 🙂 clear winner #wayouthawards
perthtones9:52pm via HootSuiteKatanning Muslim youth development officer Juaini Taylor wins most outstanding youth worker #wayouthawards
perthtones9:50pm via HootSuiteCommunity activist & educator Holly Ransom wins the @ECU Educate award#wayouthawards
perthtones9:48pm via HootSuiteRefugee Jeremiah Wordsworth only knew refugee camps in Africa b4 arriving here, tonight his youth work won the Create Award#wayouthawards
perthtones9:45pm via HootSuiteJoshua Yates wins the Woodside Motivate Award – incredible young man#wayouthawards
perthtones9:42pm via HootSuite@youthtree wins BHP Innovate Award , well done Tim & team -Woooot! #wayouthawards
perthtones7:23pm via HootSuiteCongrats Flip Prior from @the_west best metro youth news story – and all listed herehttp://ow.ly/i/2E6v

Important news for activists, advocates and old hippie geeks :) “Camp Obama” coming to Perth via getup.org.au

Via the team at GetUp

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The Obama campaign was one of the most successful on-the-ground campaigns in history. Millions of volunteers took the campaign to their neighbours and friends. Their secret? ‘Camp Obama’.

At ‘Camp Obama’ volunteers around the United States learnt how to integrate powerful stories with strategy and skills. Meeting each other at a million points of hope and energy, these stories transformed a political campaign into a popular movement. Now we’re bringing this powerful training to Perth.

We’ve already seen in the lead-up to the federal election that we’re back to politics as usual: sound bites, spin doctors and media pundits ignoring real people and their stories. This is the opportunity to learn the secret weapon of the Obama campaign so we can work together to make a massive impact this election.

Yes, I’m interested in attending the Community Organising Workshop.

Where: Venue TBA – somewhere in Central Perth
When: 15th and 16th of May
Registration cut off: 10th of May
Cost: $20 (this is to cover costs and includes lunch)
Spaces are limited — don’t miss out!

Click here to read the draft agenda and apply for the Community Organising Workshop

When you arrive on Saturday morning you’ll be greeted by an enthusiastic group of highly caffeinated facilitators. You’ll mingle with members of various organisations, like the Conservation Council of WA and the Union Climate Connectors. You might even be surprised to find one of your neighbours there.

And there will be a moment that day–when the room falls silent and your breath catches in your throat, as a story captures you completely. Often it’s the quiet person in the room that manages to blow everyone away. Last year, in Adelaide it was a story about the struggle to speak out against homophobia from within the church. In Sydney, an engineer who gained the courage, and learnt the skills, to talk with his coal-mining company colleagues about new directions.

With the looming federal election just months away, the skills, strategies and stories you’ll learn to tell will give you a powerful voice on issues from climate change to refugees. Click here if you’re interested in coming along, and we’ll give you a call to talk about the workshop:

Click here to find out more and apply for the Community Organising Workshop

The spin doctors, attack ads and focus group tested sound bites are waiting in the wings. Media pundits have their eyes on the political horse race, ignoring the people affected by the policies they squabble over. In this campaign, we will tell the stories of these people. Together we will provide the passion, humanity and energy so absent in the practiced smiles and hollow lines of our politicians.

Hope to see you,

Sara, for the GetUp team

PS – Can’t make the workshop but still want to be involved in the election campaign? Click here.

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