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Welcome to The Stringer’s first newsletter for 2014

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NEWS update: The Stringer is an independent online news site, delivering free-to-access independent news to readers daily. We made a difference in our first year – 2013 – and intend to work towards making a bigger difference in 2014.

Independent news media contributes to the unfolding landscape of human rights and social justice.

The Stringer will continue to strive to provide every opportunity to the rise of voices that far too often are denied. If The Stringer believes in the importance of a story we will sustain coverage – this is what The Stringer terms through-care journalism.

The Stringer believes in the human worth of everyone and shall not indulge in offensive caricatures and images of people, it shall not lampoon people. The Stringer shall question, criticise and offer its opinions and analyses, even castigate, but The Stringer will not degrade, malign, vilify or humiliate.

The Stringer wants your stories, the untold stories that we may be able to help you bring into the light of day. We will read your submissions and consider them, and where possible preliminarily investigate them, but in the very least we will become informed as to your story and may be able to investigate your story when opportunity to do so arises.

It is The Stringer’s aim to remain as independent as possible. We will not accept any funding or donations from any political party, and we have strict guidelines in reference to what kinds of organisations we will explore potential advertising partnerships with. We deplore newsjacking and the press being manipulated by the interests of any particular group.

The Stringer shall work in the public interest at all times, adding to the public record in the public interest.

Help us, if you believe in us then at every opportunity please share our articles widely, let others know of us.

Much respect, The Stringer team

Some of our stories from the last week include:

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change

January 1st 2013 by Kathy Kelly

Hawke Cabinet decision on deaths in custody

January 1st 2014 by Gerry Georgatos

Nearly 100 journalists killed in 2013

December 31st 2013 by The Stringer

Schapelle Corby is innocent – part 3 – corruption and cowardice

December 31st 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Expendable, the political sacrifice of Schapelle Corby

December 30th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

What the rich don’t want you to know about taxes

December 29th 2013 by David Cay Johnston

Schapelle Corby is innocent – part 2 – Operation Mocha

December 29th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

On Bowling and White Vans and Words (oh my)

December 28th 2013 by Samantha Connor

Photographing and exploiting class and the victims of economic depression

December 28th 2013 by Colin Penter

Research shows how webcams can spy on their users without warning

December 28th 2013 by Ashkan Soltani and Timothy B. Lee

Researchers show why the NSA’s phone metadata is far from anonymous

December 27th 2013 by Adi Robertson

Northern Territory Intervention = injustice, prejudice, inequality

December 27th 2013 by Mick Estens

Rotten hypocrisy all around Mandela’s death

December 27th 2013 by Felicity Arbuthnot

How do you end homelessness? You offer people homes

December 27th 2013 by Robin Marty

Schapelle Corby is innocent

December 27th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Edward Snowden’s revelations and message only a raindrop – the flicker of hope can burn brightly

December 26th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Internet researchers crack RSA 4096-bit encryption

December 25th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Some of The Stringer’s most read stories include:

Australia’s Aboriginal children – The world’s highest suicide rate

27th February 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

Is Australia a racist country?

7th April 2013 by Suresh Rajan

Climate of death – Justice denied means more will die

18th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos

There are scores more stories, localised, national and international, you can choose from to read – and share with others on The Stringer

The Stringer recommends the 28 minutes audio from 3CR – The War on Iraq: 10 Years On

Anyone who would like to assist with Wheelchairs for Kids please contact us – the organisation builds hardened up wheelchairs for children in countries devastated by war, civil strife, abject poverty and it has reached 66 countries and 26,000 children. Most recently wheelchairs have been donated to Sri Lanka, the Congo and Libya. The Libyan consignment became the 66th nation we have reached. Millions more children wait. – You can contact Gerry Georgatos, the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation manager – 0430 657 309, gerry_georgatos@yahoo.com.au or Jennifer Kaeshagen, the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation communications coordinator wheechairsforkids@gmail.com

You can quickly find out more about Wheelchairs for Kids here, and here.

You can donate directly to the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation at:

ANZ

BSB: 016 261

ACC: 267255563

The Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation is always glad to receive donations of soft toys and rugs as each wheelchair is packaged with a soft toy and a rug for each child. Wheelchairs for Kids is always ready to welcome new members to our knitting group, please phone us at the factory on 9409 3633 if you’re interested in joining. Wheelchairs for Kids is run out of a factory in Perth, Western Australia, the address of which is 45 Dellamarta Road, Wangara 6065. Donations of toys, blankets and wheelchairs can be made by delivering or posting the articles to this address. Our volunteers staff the factory Monday to Friday (except Thursdays) – the best time to drop off donations is between 9 and 11am.

Please know that your feedback on The Stringer is always more than welcome.

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