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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Stories about "Israel occupation of Palestine":

Palestine Israel

Léonie De Dreux-Crawford, Mullumbimby With regard to Mr Wakil’s letter, you edified Mosab Hassan Yousef. To put the record straight, yes, Mosab was the son of a...

‘Palestinemobile’ visits local MP Justine Elliot’s office

The Byron Friends of Palestine ‘Palestinemobile’ visited local MP Jusinte Elliot’s office yesterday to 'protest the Labor party’s silence in the face of Israeli...

Israel builds on illegally annexed Palestinian land

Dr Vacy Vlazna, co-ordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters. Mr Alhadeff (letters, 21 January) needs to brush up on international law to prevent his nose getting longer and longer.

Zionists given a free pass

Harsha Prabhu, Byron Bay. Hans Lovejoy, editor of the Byron Shire Echo, posted on Facebook today that a local Israeli business owner is calling him an antisemite for publishing letters critical of Israel and is contemplating boycotting The Echo

Palestine occupation facilitating land theft

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre. Vic Alhadeff (Byron Shire Echo letters, January 6) does not dispute Patriarch Michel Sabah’s claim that 'Israel confiscated part of Bethlehem’s northern lands and approved the expansion of the illegal settlement of Gilo'.

Israel’s treatment of Christians appalling

Bassam and Anne Shomali, Tyagarah. During the past 20 years, living in Byron Bay, my wife and I have been amazed and impressed by the letters sent into the Echo by Gareth Smith. He wrote what we were too scared to put in writing for fear of reprisals on my family who live in the West Bank (occupied Palestinian territory).

Labor’s recognition of Palestinian state welcomed

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. At last there is movement in the right direction for Palestine at the federal level of politics.

Trade mission hypocrisy

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Trade Minister Andrew Robb cancelled his trade mission to Indonesia last month because of tensions relating to the imminent execution of Chan and Sukumaran.

A tale of three oranges

Associate professor Jake Lynch director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, compares attitudes to the Israeli occupation of Palestine to elite blindness to, and denial of, climate change.

Palestine exists

Duncan Shipley-Smith/Byron Friends of Palestine. No doubt secular Jews are cringing over M.Mizzi's recent proclamations in Echonetdaily. The mythical biblical land of Israel has little to do with the modern state except insofar as the latter was built on the theft of another people's land, aggression, bloodshed, terrorism and violence that continues today.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.