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Brisbane Line Interview: Refugee Action Coalition Responds To Tony Abbott Wanting Old Asylum Policies Back

The Opposition Leader, Mr Abbott, called on Sunday for the asylum-seeker policies of the Howard Government to be restored. His comments came after at least thirty asylum-seekers were killed last week in a shipwreck off Christmas Island.

We spoke to Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition about Mr Abbott’s comments. Click play to listen.

Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition addresses the rally - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place at Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218

Photo: Ian Rintoul speaks at a pro-Wikileaks rally

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Brisbane Line Interview: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Still Won’t Let Transgendered People Serve In US Military

4ZZZ News reported yesterday that the repeal of the US’ Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law will soon allow lesbian, bisexual and gay people to openly serve in the US military. However, the repeal will not affect transgendered people, who are still discharged from service, usually on medical grounds.

We spoke to Denny Meyer from the Transgender American Veterans Association, American Veterans for Equal Rights and gaymilitarysignal.com about the position of transgendered people in the US military. Click play below to listen to the full interview.

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Brisbane Line: Report On Sat Dec 18 #Wikileaks Rally: Sound, Video, Photos

Brisbane Wikileaks supporters rallied as planned on Saturday December 18 2010 in Reddacliffe Place in Brisbane Square, Brisbane City on Saturday.

Kieran Salsone, Naomi Bischeno and David Jackmanson prepared this audio report:


Click play to listen.

You can watch 3 videos of the whole rally on YouTube here – thanks to YouTube user GrahamAndFriends who uploaded them.

There are some photos of the rally below, and you can see more on flickr if you click here.

March heads up George St at Elizabeth St - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place at Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218 The march after the rally heads up George St towards Reddacliff Place at Brisbane Square, at Elizabeth St.

Mystery Photographer - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218

Mystery photographer who stood far behind everyone else and took pictures with a good quality camera. Hmm….

Ewan Saunders of Socialist Alliance MCs - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place at Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218

Ewan Saunders of Socialist Alliance MCs the rally

Academic Garry MacLennan addresses the rally - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place at Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218 Academic Garry MacLennan addresses the rally

Libby Connors from the Queensland Greens addresses the rally - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place at Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218 Libby Connors of the Queensland Greens addresses the rally

Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition addresses the rally - Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place at Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 101218

Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition addresses the rally

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Watch Today’s Brisbane Wikileaks Rally Live On 4ZZZ News’ Ustream Channel

There’s a Wikileaks rally today at midday in Brisbane. If you can’t make the rally, you can watch it live on 4ZZZ News’ Ustream channel. The rally is scheduled to begin at midday Brisbane time, which is 1pm Hobart/Melbourne/Sydney, 12.30pm Adelaide, 11.30am Darwin and 10am Perth.

You can also hear a live report from the rally if you listen to Brisbane Line between 12 and 1pm today on 4ZZZ, 102.1FM in Brisbane – or you can listen online if you click here.

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Brisbane Line: Wikileaks Rally planned for Sat Dec 18; Interview with campaigner

 

The Wikileaks website continues to release confidential information from the US Government.

 

One recent US State Department cable that has been released by Wikileaks reveals the South Korean Vice Foreign Minister claims some Chinese officials are willing to see North Korea be re-unified with South Korea. Another shows the oil company Shell asked the US Embassy in Nigeria to lobby the government there over a Petroleum Industry Bill which Shell opposed.

 

However the arrest of spokesman Julian Assange in London, and attacks on the website’s ability to operate, have brought people out in the streets to support Wikileaks. After last week’s rallies in Brisbane, activists met last night and decided to keep the campaign going. They decided to hold another rally this Saturday, December 18. That rally will be at midday in Reddacliff Place in Brisbane Square in town, just across George St from the top of the Queen St Mall. Click here for a Google Map.

If you like using Facebook to manage what you’re doing, there is a Facebook event for the rally if you click here, and a Facebook group to defend Wikileaks and Julian Assange if you click here.

David Jackmanson spoke to Socialist Alternative’s Rebecca Barrigos yesterday about the meeting, and asked her which groups were involved in the campaign. Click on the player below to hear the interview

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Brisbane Line: Audio Report of Wikileaks Rally, Thu Dec 9 2010

About 200 people rallied in Brisbane on Thursday, December 9 2010 in support of Wikileaks and its spokesman Julian Assange, who was arrested in London this week. Assange faces charges in Sweden over alleged rape and other sexual offences. He denies the allegations.

Click “play” on this player to listen to a report of the rally:

You can also watch a recording of our live broadcast of the rally – click here for links to the videos.

Andrew Bartlett, former Senator, 4ZZZ Announcer speaks at Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 101209

Andrew Bartlett, former Senator, 4ZZZ Announcer speaks at Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 101209

The first speaker is Andrew Bartlett, 4ZZZ-FM announcer and former Senator.

Other speakers in the report are:

Hamish Chitts, of the Stand Fast anti-war group of war veterans

Hamish Chitts, of the Stand Fast anti-war group of war veterans

Hamish Chitts from anti-war veterans group Stand Fast. (Photo source – Facebook)

Sarah Giles, Justice for Palestine Brisbane speaks at Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 101209

Sarah Giles, Justice for Palestine Brisbane speaks at Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 101209

Sarah Giles from Justice for Palestine Brisbane.

Kathy Newnham of the Pro-Choice Action Collective - File Photo

Kathy Newnham of the Pro-Choice Action Collective - File Photo

Kathy Newnham, local feminist campaigner including with the Pro-Choice Action Collective

Michael Cope, President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties speaks at Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 101209

Michael Cope, President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties speaks at Wikileaks Rally, Reddacliffe Place, Brisbane Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 101209


Michael Cope, President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties

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Brisbane Line: Interview with Fr Pan Jordan on Human Rights Day speakout on Refugees, Fri Dec 10

101206 Father Pan Jordan On Tamil Refugees by David Jackmanson  
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Father Pan Jordan, from Brisbane's Tamil community, will speak at a Refugee Action Collective meeting tomorrow night, Friday December 10, to mark Human Rights Day.

David Jackmanson spoke to Fr Jordan about what life is like for Tamils living in Sri Lanka, and Tamil refugees in Australia.

Click on the link above to download the interview or to listen to it on 4ZZZ News' Posterous site.

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