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No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Stories about "Israel":

Thus Spake Mungo: ScoMo’s embassy move is a no-go

Bill Shorten and Penny Wong got it right last week: ScoMo’s pre-Wentworth thought bubble about moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem should be dead, buried and cremated.

Ollie McAfee: a wanderer consumed by the desert?

A pilgrim to the Holy Land is missing after having a mystical experience.

Rogue-state Israel continues its ‘murder’

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel swapped the blood of the paschal lamb this Passover for the blood of Palestinians but there was no staying of the Angel of Death.

Israel’s brutality of Palestinian children continues unabated

Israel is the only country in the world which arraigns kids before military courts denying them family access and legal representation.

Israel a pariah state in global popularity stakes

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Dr Abramovich et al have a difficult time deodorising the moral stench emanating from apartheid Israel which extends back to Zionism’s collaboration with anti-Semitic regimes, including Hitler’s.

Israel not an apartheid state

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman, Anti-Defamation Commission.  We write in response to the article “Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices” that appeared in...

Turnbull sucks up to apartheid Israel, bans Palestinian visit

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Ahed Tamimi is a 16 year old Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh, a small village in the West Bank which doggedly resists Israel's theft of their lands and water. Recently, when the soldiers invaded the Tamimi backyard and shot her cousin Mohammed in the head with a rubber bullet at point blank range, Ahed slapped their faces.

Israel’s inhumanity against Palestinians shockingly shameful

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel has managed to transcend even its own levels of inhumanity when an Israeli sniper shot double amputee Ibrahim Abu Thuraya through the head on December 15.

Apologists for apartheid Israel unmasked

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Thank you Donald Trump for having the brazen effrontery and stupidity to reveal the American Emperor in all his naked glory.

‘Ozraeli’ propaganda warping history

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. In 2012 there was a re-enactment of the charge of the Light Horse Brigade displaying Australian and Israeli flags, even though Israel was not established until 1948.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...