Category Archives: Rights

Journalists speak up for Julian Assange

This statement is being circulated among journalists and others working in media, as a measure of support for Julian Assange. The persecution of the WikiLeaks editor is a serious violation of the right to free speech, threatening all who work in media, and by extension, the loss of the right of all citizens to know. Many minds have been muddled by a long propaganda war to destroy Assange’s reputation and legitimise extraordinary methods, like the ignoring of legal principals, disproportionate punishment and what amounts to torture. Continue reading Journalists speak up for Julian Assange

Stop Morrison’s attack on working people and our unions

The following comes from Australian Unions and is about the Federal Government’s Integrity Bill, designed to be a major attack on the whole union movement in Australia, and as its authors claim, merely a means to deal with those who act unlawfully. If it was, there would not be a bill targeting only unions. It would target all those in important positions. Politicians and company directors for instance. This affects all workers, and it stands to flow onto the whole community. The statement has been reproduced in full. Continue reading Stop Morrison’s attack on working people and our unions

Letter reveals more of Morrison’s move towards big brother government

By Jim Hayes

The big brother style of the Scott Morrison government continues to become entrenched. From carrying on the restrictions on basic freedoms, like the right to be presumed innocent until convicted by evidence, increased surveillance of citizens, curtailing the right of journalists to report the truth as they see it, to orchestrating political politically motivated police raids. Continue reading Letter reveals more of Morrison’s move towards big brother government