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Democratic Rights under fire in Musgrave Park

Bail condition prohibiting participation in Cultural Ceremony, and in Social and Political activities in Musgrave Park . Introduction Since May 2012 police have been using their move-on powers to interfere with and (on occasion) arrest people engaged in social, political … Continue reading

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Re-lighting the sacred fire at Musgrave Park in Brisbane on Invasion Day, 26 January 2013. This video shows speeches about sovereignty, identity and  culture — it shows aboriginal dance and smoking ceremony. The sacred fire is currently banned by order … Continue reading

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Lies & Silence – bias in Australian media

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On this sad morning there is no justice in the dawn So many years of dying where does hope get born Not over the broken and bloodied bodies of sleeping children Or the fork tongued lies of the criminals and … Continue reading

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Bread and Roses — International Women’s Day 2012

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One hundred years ago women organised a textile strike in the American city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. On this day, International Women’s Day 2012Workers BushTelegraph pays respect to those workers who stood up. The slogan “Bread and Roses” originated in a … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor of ‘The Australian’ — ‘Senator stands by Israel boycott’

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Dear Sir/Ms, I would like to correct your report ‘Senator stands by Israel boycott’ published in today’s (29 Aug 2011) Australian. I participated in the rally and march to the Max Brenner Chocolate shop at South Bank in Brisbane. Firstly … Continue reading

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Trifecta at 608 Brunswick Street

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’608 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley’ — a story about a share house in Brisbane in the 1970s by Ian Curr “No reason to get excited,” the thief, he kindly spoke, “There are many here among us who feel that life … Continue reading

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Streets of Our Town

Radio Station 4ZZZ (FM 102.1) is running a radiothon under the theme ‘Streets of Our Town’. Local writer, Bernie Dowling, puts his own spin on the streets of greater Brisbane in the Crime Thriller Iraqi Icicle. These stories are to … Continue reading

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Brisbane Labour Day Celebrations 2011

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The Qld Council of Unions Labour Day Committee have organised a March and Celebration to be held on Monday 2 May, 2011. 10:00am March Commences from the Cnr of Wharf & Turbot Sts, please check with your union for details … Continue reading

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From where the nearest suburb and the city proper meet My window sill is level with the faces in the street Drifting past To the beat of weary feet while I sorrow for the owners of those faces in the … Continue reading

Rudd’s Razor – Disabling the Disabled

by Brian Laver, Institute for Social Ecology
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pictured at left providing advice to Fidel Castro)
Laver and Fidel

Well now we know.

The apology is over and the feel good times have come to an end.

All pretty quickly too.

Rudd has let us all know the meaning of “fiscal conservative”.

He is going to reduce the ability of some in the community to spend in the hope that will bring down demand and that will lower inflation.

So where did Rudd – the good Christian and fiscal conservative make his first cut?

He could have had a go at the wealthy – the new millionaires.

After all there are more of them around these glorious days.

But no our Kevin, who is here to help, decided he would take the really tough decision and he would first of all not have a go at the rich but at those who care for the disabled, and then just when you thought it safe to come out of hiding he announced that he would have a go at that other group of high rollers and big spenders – the pensioners.

There was of course a reaction and Rudd’s nerve seemed to crack.

He told us that there was no way in God’s earth he would leave the pensioners in the lurch.

How sweet of Kevin to bring god into it all.

Is he the first Australian politician to mention God?

But didn’t anyone tell him the truth that the pensioners were already in the damned lurch?

Has he spent so much time with his multi millionaire wife that he has forgotten that pensioners in Australia are already poor??

Of course Rudd does not know about the poor.

He is a mandarin and has no idea how normal people live. He is simply doing what he has always done.

Administer the system so the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

That’s what being a fiscal conservative means. It is what he did when he ran the Godd (Goss) government from 1990 – 1996.

If you want to understand what a Rudd government will be like just look at the Goss govt. It was full of arrogant ruthless heartless alpha males.

Rudd has already sent for his old mate and fellow mandarin from the Goss days, Glyn Davies, to help him muck things up in Canberra.

Now all Rudd has to do is to send for Peter Coaldrake the Vice Chancellor of the Queensland Institute of Technology and put him in charge of the public sector in Canberra and we will have the full catastrophe.

In technicolour this time.