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Water mission

IT WAS around 40 degrees in Kerang when Ruslan Shakin jogged into town pushing a pram one Tuesday afternoon in January. The 38-year-old Russian, who lives in Los Angeles, was approximately 3000km into a 4300km journey from Perth to Sydney, which he deliberately embarked on in the hottest months. “I wanted to feel the thirst,” says Mr … Continue reading

The Killing of Dr Kem Ley

New Matilda, 25 July 2016: A funeral procession of more than a million people, organisers said, accompanied the coffin of slain activist Kem Ley through Phnom Penh on Sunday as his body made the journey from the pagoda where it had lain in state for two weeks back to his home town in the provinces. … Continue reading

Creating A Welcome – craftivism for asylum seekers (video)

A network of craft workers horrified by the Australian government’s treatment of asylum seekers has raised well over $10,000 to support them at a series of weekend markets in Melbourne’s inner north. Organisers say the Creating A Welcome initiative came out of a desire to do something practical and overcome feelings of helplessness about federal … Continue reading

One Papuan’s passion to help political prisoners

Jakarta Post, 26 February. Ruth Ogetay wanted to be a nurse, but an experience with domestic violence set her life on a new course. Ruth Ogetay found her calling in Jakarta. The 27-year-old from Paniai, Papua, had dreamed since childhood of becoming a nurse, and after finishing high school left home to study in Java. Although … Continue reading

Swedish pension funds divest Freeport McMoRan holdings

Environment News Service, October 18: Swedish pension fund authorities have followed the lead of counterparts in Norway and New Zealand in divesting all holdings in the American company Freeport McMoRan, which operates the world’s biggest copper and gold mine in the contested province of Papua, in Indonesia. Following the recommendation of their ethical advisory council, … Continue reading