Ag-gag laws are designed to deter activists and journalists from documenting the suffering of animals on factory farms. In June 2015, a Senate Committee recommended that WA Senator Chris Back’s Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill be passed with a minor change. If passed, it means that investigators of animal cruelty will be made criminals while the perpetrators of that cruelty will be protected. It will obscure consumers’ understanding of where their food comes from. Join us to learn more about ag-gag and oppose this backward Bill. A short Q&A session will follow the speeches.
Saturday, August 8
at 11:00am – 12:30pm
Sydney Town Hall
483 George St, Sydney, Australia 2000
1. Emmanuel Giuffre, Voiceless Legal Counsel
2. Michael Walsh, member of Animal Justice Party
3. Dr Mehreen Faruqi, NSW Greens MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson
Artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez created a piñata of Donald Trump for fellow Mexicans to take their frustrations out on.
Mr “Piñateria” Ramirez told The Independent that he created Mr Trump’s paper-mâché and cardboard look-a-like in one day and was inspired by his controversial presidential campaign announcement speech.
“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime,” Mr Trump said in at Trump Tower in New York City. “They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
The craftsman, from Reynosa in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, said that the piñatas provide an outlet for Mexicans to vent their frustrations at Mr Trump’s controversial portrayal of Mexicans.
“It was a way of expressing disagreement of what he said about us Mexicans,” the artist said. “Donald Trump should not promote racism against Mexicans or Latinos in America.”
Australian independent artists want George Brandis to reverse his decision of removing $100m+ arts funding so that the fair and equal distribution of arts money is available to the public sector. A parody site has been erected on FB with a stream of humorous portraits of George.
The FB – About page sums it up…Australia’s Arts minister, George Brandis, seized $100m+ independent arts funding to play with himself. So here we are. Contact us: ArtOfBrandis@gmail.com
FLUIDØ is VIRUS, SEX, HACK, DRUG & CONSPIRACY. Shu Lea Cheang, director of cyperpunk classic I.K.U., is set to direct FLUIDØ in Berlin
FLUIDØ is set in the post-AIDS future of 2060, where the government is the first to declare the era AIDS FREE. The mutated AIDS viruses give birth to humans that have genetically evolved in a very unique way. These so called ZERO GENs are gender fluid humans. They are bio-drug carriers, as their white fluid is the hyper narcotic for the 21st century, taking over the markets of the 20th century white powder high. Their ejaculate is intoxicating and the new form of sexual commodity in the future. The new drug, code named DELTA, diffuses through skin contact and creates an addictive high.