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Urgent Work: Nick Deane

Nick Deane is an Australian peace activist who along with others, has dedicated much of his life to creating a just world.  In this profile story, he talks about why he puts his body on the line for peace.

How ISIL got here

The attack on Jakarta Thursday, was  part of a campaign targeting citizens of countries fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, according to a statement released by the group.

In a timely reminder of how we got here, We Are Many, is a film that finished touring Australia at the end of last year to tell the story of the huge opposition to Iraq’s invasion, and what happens when politicians ignore the people.

I put this story together about the film, with with David Cosgrove .

The Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014

Rehearsing at Sydwest in Blacktown, the chamber orchestra jams work around life and death. This is part of a performance for the Sydney Sacred Music Festival coming up in September. Performers are: Richard Petkovic, Assim Gorashi, Yaw Derkyi, Shohrat Tursun, Mark Szeto and Victor Valdes.

This was recorded as part of an upcoming series of stories for ABC radio on Arab and African communities. The series is called Crossroads and features the work of poets, musicians, artists and communities engaged in social change. Crossroads is being produced for Life Matters on Radio National.

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