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Special Announcement: Bernard Collaery to speak at 166 Eureka Anniversary Commemoration 29 November

 166 Eureka Anniversary

Registration link to the Zoom Eureka Anniversary Commemoration.  Please register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtf-GuqzIuHdZ1IUTdjbZ2O9Zpw-WIwQGx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Also Live Streamed via Facebook; facebook.com/spiritofeureka

This year Spirit of Eureka is awarding Bernard Collaery the annual Spirit of Eureka Award for their courage in standing up and speaking out against injustice as a matter of principle and their unwavering commitment to democratic rights.  Their courageous stand is inspiring and makes this country a better place for working people.  Both men are now being persecuted by the Australian government and face jail for helping correct what they saw as a gross injustice.

Bernard Collaery, the Australian lawyer is being prosecuted in a secret trial by the Australian government for exposing Australian Secret Intelligence Services (ASIS) bugging the East Timorese government during negotiations over East Timor Sea Oil.

In 2018 he was about to represent East Timor at the International Court of Justice, in The Hague,  when he was charged with conspiracy to breach Intelligence Services Act 2001 and were forbidden from talking about the charges against them.

Bernard Collaery’s book, Oil Under Troubled Water, relates the sordid history of Australian government dealings with East Timor, and how the actions of both major political parties have enriched their corporate allies at the expense of its tiny neighbour and wartime ally, one of the poorest nations in the world.

Bernard Collaery is a patron and honorary solicitor of various charitable and non-profit organisations serving Indigenous and marginalised sectors of the community.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/10/witness-k-and-the-outrageous-spy-scandal-that-failed-to-shame-australia

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Invitation to 2020 Spirit of Eureka Anniversary Sydney Picnic

 Eureka Sydney Picnic 2020You are warmly invited to the 2020 NSW Spirit of Eureka Anniversary celebration

This year we will be hosting a picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills on Saturday 28 November at 12noon. See the graphic for details.

We will also be raising funds for the student activists arrested in recent struggles at Sydney University.

Please RSVP to the email address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - if you will be attending.

Please note there will also be a national online Spirit of Eureka forum at 4pm on Sunday 29 November to mark the Eureka Anniversary. See 166th Eureka Anniversary On-Line Commemoration post on this website for details.

In Solidarity,

NSW Spirit of Eureka

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166th Eureka Anniversary On Line Commemoration

 166 Eureka Anniversary

The current global crises see the convergence of a failed economic system, combined with the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate catastrophe that our social system has irresponsibly and negligently dealt with. This is both a historic and tragic moment in Australia's and the World's existence. The prophecy, 'If we don’t learn from our history we will be doomed to repeat it until we self-destruct', is all to clear today.

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Zoom launch of IPAN's People's Inquiry into the costs and consequences of Australia's involvement in US-led wars

Register here for the Zoom link to IPAN's People's Inquiry into the costs and consequences of Australia's involvement in US-led wars

IPAN Public InquiryTHUR NOV. 26, 2020

7:00 PM AEDT | RSVP REQUIRED

Join us for the launch of the people's inquiry exploring the case for an independent and peaceful Australia. The inquiry will examine the costs and consequences of Australia’s involvement in US-led wars and the US alliance, brought to you by the Independent and Peaceful
Australia Network.

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Unity growing in Black Lives’ struggles across continent


Taressa MongtaIt was sunny and hot in Alice Springs and three hours down the Tanami Road in Yuendumu, on Monday, 26th October. In Sydney and Canberra nearly 3000 kilometres away, cold rain pelted down.

Four places, all marked like the rest of Australia by a system of ongoing genocide.

In Alice, hundreds of Warlpiri and their supporters waited to hear what charges a police officer, on bail in Canberra, would face after the shooting of a young Warlpiri man in Yuendumu last year.

In Sydney, the day after tens of thousands were allowed to attend the Rugby League Grand Final, police used Covid restrictions and decreed only 45 people could attend a protest highlighting a parliamentary inquiry into First Peoples’ deaths in custody. Hundreds arrived, despite police rules and the rain.

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