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Rally demands action over Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza continues to escalate, a march through Byron’s streets last Saturday demanded immediate action from the Australian Labor government to stop the genocide and mass starvation of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza.

Other News

New Murwillumbah pump station build underway

There is no denying that Murwillumbah floods and locals are hoping that the construction of a new stormwater pump...

Outdoor pickleball courts for Alstonville

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players earlier this month. The eight new...

Danny’s world

Danny Wakil would have us believe that Israel is a sweet little peace-loving ‘sister democracy’ that can do no...

Main Arm roads

Dear Tamara, I was at the meeting last night where we heard of Byron Council’s frustrations with the NSW...

Bodies of man, child found in East Lismore home

A report will be prepared for the information of the NSW Coroner following the death of a man and a child in Lismore overnight.

Contraband, Chile’s 9/11 and black ops 

Putting the life of local adventurer Chris Dewhirst into print would be no easy task. But he’s managed to do it, in part, with Everest Guns & Money.

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbimby

Our soldiers are accused of war crimes, as they risked life and limb. We did not face an enemy honourably fighting on the frontlines, but rather, cowardly murders and maimings by bombs buried beneath roads.

This was not a mindless computer war game. Let’s support and respect our soldiers, who protect us. And how good to leave the ‘graveyard of empires’.

As magnificent Nobel Prize winning poet Rudyard Kipling once wrote: ‘When you’re lying out wounded in Afghanistan’s plains/ And the women come out to cut up what remains/ Roll over to your rifle and blow out your brains/ And go to your God like a soldier.’

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New witnesses in long-running kambo inquest

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Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

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