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Vigil to support Chan and Sukumaran

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Poetic plea from Gaza

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre – Byron Bay This heart cry from Gaza, written by Gazan poet and...

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

The Hemp Olympix and the Nimbin Hemp Embassy will be holding a ‘Joint Vigil’, Wednesday February 18 at Allsopp Park, Nimbin, from 3.33pm till 4.20pm to protest against the death sentence of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

We demand:

-Stop the killing

– Stop stupid police actions

– Stop the war on drugs

– Stop and heal the people

We invite anybody to come along, especially victims of the war on drugs and medicinal cannabis users and light a candle.

We will light the ‘Eternal Flame for the Victims of Prohibition’ and other items!

Chibo Mertineit, Hemp Olympix president


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