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*Australia's longest running tree sit set to continue indefinitely *

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*Australia's longest running tree sit set to continue indefinitely *

Miranda Gibson, who has been at the top of a tree for 318 days, is today
making a commitment to stay in the tree, despite the failure of the forest
talks to reach an agreement.

"The failure of the talks brings even greater uncertainty for Tasmania's

TARKINE HERITAGE LISTING – NO NEW MINES IN THE TARKINE

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As Launceston awakes this morning, a clear message to Heritage List the
Tarkine will resonate throughout the city.

Members of the group Groundswell have hung large banners in prominent
locations in and around Launceston to highlight that Tasmanians will not
allow the Tarkine to be mined.

On the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere Street in Launceston’s CBD, high up on

NO NEW MINES IN THE TARKINE.

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Hello and welcome from Groundswell,

Groundswell is a grassroots community based direct action organisation,
advocating for the protection of Tasmania’s natural environment. We
recently mobilised driven by two principle concerns; the imminent mining
and logging of the Tarkine in North West Tasmania and the destruction of

PHILIPPINES: On the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement

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The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) joins the Filipino people, especially the Bangsamoros in Mindanao, in welcoming, although guardedly, the historic signing today of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan pushes for institutional teaching of Martial Law atrocities

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On the 40th year commemoration of the declaration of martial law, Akbayan Party filed a resolution urging the institutional teaching of the atrocities committed during martial law under the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in all levels of education.

Tasmania stands in solidarity with Sarawak.

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*Tasmania stands in solidarity with Sarawak.*

Members of environment groups Huon Valley Environment Centre and Still Wild Still Threatened, are gathering outside Hydro Tasmania's Davey Street offices in Hobart to stand in solidarity with native Sarawakians protesting against the construction of the Murum dam in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

MSD Debacle: Free Code for Government IT

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Danyl Strype of Disintermedia.net.nz comments on the recent exposure by Keith Ng of Public Address (after a tip-off from Ira Bailey) of the complete lack of network security in the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), and the implicati

Demos and Law and Order

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Police Brutality at Glen Innes Housing Protests Escalating

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Protestors have laid complaints with the Independent Police Conduct Authority following the escalation of police brutality towards those protesting against the removal of state houses in Glen Innes.

Taranaki: Radioactive waste to sit on farms for billions of years?

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'Climate Justice Taranaki say the regional council have known about radioactivity concerns associated with the drilling industry since at least 1997 and that their response to questions around radioactivity concerns is not good enough.