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Chinese Peace NGO Visits Australasia

  • Posted on: 4 May 2016
  • By: Staff Writers

A delegation from China's largest peace organisation, the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), met with Australasian peace movement representatives in Wellington on Tuesday.

CPAPD secretary general Mr Zhu Rui said that the visit would develop cooperation between the peace movements in the region and encourage the exchange of ideas.

"We are convinced that the upcoming visit will further promote the traditional friendship between the peoples of our two countries," he said.

Veteran anti-war photographer Ellis honoured in Melbourne

  • Posted on: 3 April 2016
  • By: Staff Writers

A sell-out crowd gathered at the Melbourne Unitarian Church on Sunday to honour the life achievements of photographer John Ellis, who covered the anti-war movement and other progressive political causes over a fifty year period.

Mr Ellis covered left-wing political movements around Australia and abroad, including the Vietnam Moratorium movement, the anti-uranium mining protests, Indigenous self-determination campaigns, and trade union activities. An exhibition showed key images shot during Mr Ellis' career, which in total spans over 20 000 images.