Waitangi Day marks the signing in 1840 of a treaty between representatives of the British Crown and over five hundred Māori chiefs. Claudia Orange explains that: Most chiefs signed a… Read More »Waitangi Day
Today we remember twenty three year old asylum seeker Reza Barati who was killed in riots at the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) on Manus Island. A Senate Committee inquiry later… Read More »2014: Murder of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati in offshore immigration detention on Manus Island
Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day is sometimes known as ‘Bikini’ Day because it marks the anniversary of the US ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation at Bikini Atoll in 1954. The… Read More »Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day
In the USA, the Reboot Network initiated the National Day of Unplugging to encourage people to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using digital technology, electronics and social… Read More »International Day of Unplugging
On this day an earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan killed 18,500 people. Damage to a nuclear power plant in this event caused widespread contamination and the displacement… Read More »2011: Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami
Today we remember the students who were killed in Tiananmen Square while protesting for democracy. For last year's anniversary, Hong Kong Catholics organised an exhibition so that younger generations may… Read More »1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre, Bejing
On this day in 1945 Blessed Peter To Rot was martyred in Papua New Guinea. Find out more about his life here.