Robin Taubenfeld of BrisCAN-G20 on the G20 actions of a Peoples Convergence and March

Robin Taubenfeld of BrisCAN-G20 on their Peoples Convergence and March opposing the upcoming G20 in Brisbane.

“BrisCAN-G20 is a broad network of groups concerned about the social and ecological impacts of the G20. Included in these are concerns about the immediate repercussions of hosting the G20 in our region – such as the current diminishing of civil liberties – and the local and global perpetuation of the economics of privilege. We see the G20 as an opportunity to unite and work towards transforming our society into a more just and sustainable one.”

See http://briscan.net.au/ for more info.

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Independent filmmaker Aaron Fernandes on the conditions at the Manus Island refugee detention centre

Aaron Fernades traveled to the remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea earlier this year to investigate Australia’s controversial detention policy and the lives it continues to affect. The result was an independent documentary produced for Al Jazeera. Indymedia spoke to Aaron to find out what exactly the conditions were like at the Manus Island facility and how the community felt about the detention centre.

Here is the link to his documentary – http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2014/10/strangers-paradise-20141022123510308475.html