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‘Why We’re in a New Gilded Age’ – a review of ‘Capital’

The big idea of Capital in the Twenty-First Century is that we haven’t just gone back to nineteenth-century levels of income inequality, we’re also on a path back to “patrimonial capitalism,” in which the commanding heights of the economy are controlled not by talented individuals but by family dynasties. Continue reading

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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