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Mark Isaacs

in Sydney

The Lucky Country

PRESENTED ON SEP 13, 2014
IN FORSTER @ VOL 3

Marc is an advocate for social justice and for the rights and living conditions of refugees waiting for judgement as to whether they will be allowed immigration visas.

Marc recounts his experiences as a social worker on the Australian Immigration Detention centre on the island of Nauru and the appalling conditions that refugees were had to endure due to the constraints of the Australian Government's Department of Immigration.

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Tale of the Lucky Cat

BY JAKE ADELSTEIN
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

Jake Adelstein is a veteran journalist in Japan known for covering crime and the underground world, but in this presentation, he talks pussy. By pussy, we of course mean the very traditional tale of a lucky cat, one that has been associated with temples around the country -- his story focuses on one temple in particular. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2013.

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Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan

BY LAURYN OATES
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Lauryn Oates has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she speaks firmly on the ideals of human rights. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 10, 2014.

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Human Rights Tattoo

BY SANDER VAN BUSSEL
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

The Human Rights Tattoo project is an art project to create awareness and underline the importance of Human Rights. The idea originates from Sander van Bussel. The murder of fellow artist Steven ‘Nyash’ Nygah in Nairobi motivated him to pursue this idea. HRT's goal is to tattoo the complete text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on individuals, letter by letter. The complete text of this declaration contains 6773 letters. Each person gets one character.

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Atlanta Has Something to Say: Refugees Welcome

BY BEE NGUYEN
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Bee Nguyen has something to say on behalf of Atlanta: Refugees are welcome here. But, what exactly does that mean? What is involved in welcoming a family who is immigrating to the United States? Bee's family knows firsthand what that means having immigrated from Vietnam. Now, Bee is growing her Syrian family right here in ATL and she wants to tell you all about her "ice cream boo"! 

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Human Rights and Child Protection

BY DR. M. K. SHARMA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 19, 2017

Dr. M.K. Sharma, advocate and visiting faculty in law, speaks on Human Rights and Child Protection.

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Australia's response to Refugees

BY PETER HANLEY
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Peter Hanley asks "What happened to the boundless plains? What happened to sharing?" As Vice-President of the Queensland Northern NSW Branch of Amnesty International, his fervent desire is that we treat people coming to Australia seeking safety with humanity and compassion.

The topic is timely as the week 18-24 June is celebrated around Australia as Refugee Week.

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Human Geographer

BY ELVIN DELGADO
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 16, 2018

Elvin Delgado, a human geographer, reminds us in these stunning photos that the struggle for human equality and human rights is still very much alive in Post-Chavez Venezuela.

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I work in the Emergency Department

BY ZACH HETTINGER
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Zach Hettinger works in the emergency department. As such, he is faced with challenges every day with respect to human life. He has many stories of saving lives. Sometimes, however, individuals cannot be saved. That exceptionally challenging time can be difficult for everyone invovled. His story tells of this experience and how meaningful it can be at this point of transition.

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Gone Without a Trace

BY SARAH RUGWIRO
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Sarah L. Rugwiro is going to share with us her story of the devastating loss she suffered when her husband Julius went missing in East Africa in 2015. He was an outspoken critic of the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and specifically shedding light to the human rights violations being carried out against Hutu refugees of the Rwandan genocide. As soon as Julius arrived on African soil he vanished without a trace leaving behind a family with nothing but unanswered questions and only speculation of what became of him.