Dr John Sinclair AO, founder of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) died on 3rd February 2019.
FIDO is honoring the outstanding contribution John made to conservation generally, and Fraser Island (K’Gari) in particular, by establishing the John Sinclair Memorial Lecture.
This pioneering conservationist spent decades fighting first sand mining and then logging on K’Gari before it was World Heritage Listed in 1992.
The Inaugural Lecture will be delivered by renowned conservationist Dr Aila Keto AO, Founder and President of the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society.
FIDO hopes the John Sinclair Memorial Lecture will become established as an ongoing event providing a forum for the promotion of public awareness in relation to the significant environmental issues of the day.
Details and link for booking tickets @
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WBT posts this message from Ciaron O’Reilly from the local Bring Julian Home Campaign.
*This week we continue with a Mon – Fri/ 9am – 1pm Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange outside the UK consul 100 Eagle St Brisbane.
** Julian’s extradition hearing in London begins Mon Feb 24th – we will have a large solidarity gathering outside the U.K. consul Brisbane with speakers 12 noon – 2pm / Mon Feb 24th.
I just received the email below from Tom, originally from Western Australia who camped with me outside the Ecuadorian embassy & later outside Belmarsh Prison. He will be at the extradition hearing in London & has recently found reasons to be cheerful in terms of Julian’s struggle.
We are into the final few days in the run up to the extradition hearing and for a change my optimism is growing every day.
Almost daily there are so many signs that the tide has turned, have noticed the public opinion is changing but on the political front, the parliament in Europe taking a stance, Corbin makes a statement in parliament and isn’t shouted down by Johnson, Australian parliamentarians form a cross bench support group, doctors for Assange, media mention Assange’s name in articles that are not smear campaigns, so much has changed since you ran a lonely campaign in a box outside the Ecuadorian Embassy and now this
Is that a gift to the Assange legal team?
Judge Arbersnot has set a precedent, cannot be extradited to a country where he will face life in prison without parole.
I am feeling positive and it is all built on the long lonely days you put in way back.
Clock strikes the hour trains roar down the line children are playing their games road workers dig mother pleads with her son board meeting counts out the gain – Sounds of Our Town by Jumping Fences
Paradigm Shift on community radio 4zzz (fm 102.1 Fridays at noon) is covering Queensland local government elections. This is the second in a series in the lead-up to voting on 28 March 2020. Please contact the announcer Ian on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to contribute.
Ian (Paradigm Shift) and Elizabeth Handley (Brisbane Residents United) discuss the 2020 Local Government elections.
Ian interviews: Chelle McIntyre – Candidate in Toowoomba Gary Duffy – Ipswich Mayoral candidate
Playlist Jumping Fences – Sounds of our town Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife Joni Mitchell – Night Ride Home
During the industrial revolution in the 19th century, people were concentrated in towns often near factories. To entertain themselves, the new urban classes gambled on horse races, on sport, on anything really.
In order to calculate the odds of a horse winning (say) required a knowledge of probability and therefore statistics.
Well, that’s my take on how statistics evolved under capitalism.
“There are three types of lies,” the old saying goes: “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Learning to distrust the supposedly simple mathematical truths of statistics is an essential survival mechanism for navigating our way through advertising promises and endless conflicting reports.
And yet I feel like over the years I’ve seen statistics becoming more and more prominent in our culture, taking on influence where once they seemingly had no relevance.
One of those areas is sport. American sports always loved statistics, and cricket by its bizarre nature always lent itself uniquely to mathematical analysis. But in recent years this has been taken to newheights – each year the television coverage boasts of some elaborate new way of crunching numbers. Popular website cricinfo has a regular feature of statistical analysis so detailed it has to be seen to be believed.
Other sports too have seemingly become obsessed with stats – soccer…
Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) claim that the illegal antics of the Ipswich Mayor and his council went under the radar for years. In its report to state government the CCC’s MacSporran & Rice, both QCs, claim that:
“In many cases, the (illegal) behaviour continued over a significant period of time but went unchallenged and unreported.”
‘No Tales past Gailes‘ I wonder how residents of Ipswich and neighbouring shires feel about this assertion by the brainy blokes at the CCC? People who for over 40 years said that Pisasale was a crook. Workers who witnessed the rip offs and yet saw how Pisasale was cleared by the CCC on at least one previous occasion. How do such claims affect the credibility of the Pisasale’s deputy, the most experienced councillor in Queensland, Paul Tully, who maintained a code of silence for so many years?
Under the Constitution of Queensland, local governments are charged with the good rule and local government of their area.
Also, under the Local Government Act 2009, Ipswich City Council is the elected body responsible for the good rule and government of Ipswich City, and all councillors are accountable to the community for the local government’s performance.
Start: Thursday, February 13, 2020 • 6:30 PM • Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)
End: Thursday, February 13, 2020 • 7:45 PM • Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)
Email from 350.org on Wednesday, 12 February 2020:
Yesterday was extraordinary. Together with bushfire survivors, Pacific Climate Warriors and local activists we launched a groundbreaking campaign to take back our democracy from the hands of the coal lobby – #CutAllTies
Brave and resilient folks from the NSW South Coast brought the remains of their homes and properties all the way to Canberra to make a powerful statement – it’s time to put an end to the coal lobby’s trail of destruction.
80 people and 32 wheelbarrows lined the streets from Parliament House to the headquarters of the Minerals Council of Australia in front of media and politicians – here’s how it all went down:
We met early to unload trailers of bushfire debris into the 32 wheelbarrows. There were all sorts of household items in the wreckage – teapots, solar panels, downpipes, even the kitchen sink. Behind every piece of debris was a powerful story of the damage being done by the climate crisis, and anger that the Government is refusing to take action in the wake of such a devastating tragedy.
Jack Egan, who lost his home on New Years Eve, gave powerful testimony to a throng of media, recounting his fear as he and his partner were separated as their house burnt to the ground. According to Jack, “after the firestorm passed that was a powerful emotional experience…at least we’ve survived bodily and almost psychologically.”
Jack knows too well the impact of 20 years of inaction on climate change in Australia, and he called on our Government to fulfil its first duty – to protect its citizens from harm – and cut all ties with the coal lobby so we can get on with becoming the renewable energy superpower we should be.
Together we marched the wheelbarrows from Parliament House along the short 800m walk to the Minerals Council office.
Once at their office, The Pacific Climate Warriors created a seawall on the steps of the Minerals Council, and we heard an incredible spoken word poem from Sailoto about losing islands to sea level rise.
Together, Sailoto and I delivered an invoice to the Minerals Council for the damages from the bushfires, the sunken money in fossil fuel subsidies, and the 20 years of holding back action on climate change that has cost us our future.
Why did we do it?
Because our research into the history of the Minerals Council has found that for over 20 years they’ve undermined action on the climate crisis. They’ve used advertising and lobbying campaigns, and an entrenched political revolving door, to undermine climate policies at every turn. You can read the whole dirt file here.
We know that we have all the solutions and public support we need to take action on the climate crisis, and support a just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But the truth is, Australia will never be part of the solution to climate change while the Minerals Council and the fossil fuel lobby still have a stranglehold over our politics.
That’s why we’ve launched the Cut All Ties campaign, to restore our democracy to the people – not the polluters. We have a plan to take back our democracy so it answers to the community, not the coal lobby – and it’s going to take a huge grassroots effort to pull it off.
I am feeling so inspired and fired up to take on this campaign, which looks beneath the surface at the hidden power that must shift in order to shift Australia’s climate politics. There is no greater antidote to despair than action, and this campaign is going to be action packed and win. Find out how to be a part of it.
It is curious that people place emphasis on the threat of nuclear power being introduced in Australia when there is such abundance in solar and wind power which are much cheaper than the nuclear alternative. More needs to be done to stop uranium mining and export to countries that already have nuclear power which endangers lives and produces radioactive waste. Continue reading →
Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ FM 102.1 Fridays at noon is covering of the 2020 local government elections. Emphasis is being placed on independent candidates. So far we have interviewed anti-corruption campaigners Rob Pyne (Cairns), Jim Dodrill (Ipswich). This week we will be interviewing Gary Duffy (Ipswich) and Chelle McIntyre (Toowoomba).
Paradigm Shift is broadcast on community radio 4ZZZ FM 102.1 Fridays at noon on the lands of the Toorubul, Jagera, Ugarapul, Mununjali and Yuggera people. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land.
Community radio 4ZZZ provides daily coverage of important events both local and overseas. It is an independent news source funded entirely by subscribers. It has a number of programs in the middle of the day concerned with the important issues such as ecology, democracy, women’s rights, renters and prisoners rights, gay rights et al.
We challenge the assumptions of our current society, to resist oppression and investigate alternative ways of living for a world based on justice, solidarity and sustainability.
Ian Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ FM 102.1 Fridays @ noon 0407 687 016
When discussing the Climate Crisis with others, you need good reliable information – here are my recommended websites
Drawdown – give the solutions in order of environmental, economic and social prior for addressing climate crisis by drawing down CO2 and other greenhouse gases to safe levels https://www.drawdown.org/solutions
Converting the Australian Economy especially energy / transports / heavy industry / agriculture– www.bze.org.au
Climate Science and Emissions Analysis by NGO based at Oxford Uni – gives breakdown and excellent explanations
Country – production / consumption / trade / cumulatively over time
Feb 6: After winning the yellow jersey in the first stage of the 2020 Herald Sun Tour, being held in regional Victoria, Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, riding with the Astana team has finished third overall in the race.
This comes on the back of winning Cadel’s Race in 2019 and coming second this year in the same race. After winning the first stage of the Herald Sun Tour, Arlenis, speaking through an interpreter said “I’m very happy for this victory. I had a lot of support from the team and I know the strongest team was Mitchelton-Scott because they are four strong girls. But with a united team we can do good things, I think.” “Well, tomorrow is a very hard stage,” she said via the interpreter. “But we have the leader jersey so we try to defend. We will work as a team and see what happens because it’s a very long climb. “We will see how the legs will respond too.”
General Meeting – All Welcome 2020 National Consultation Cuba sends message of support to the Australian people Cuban cyclist, Arlenis Sierra performs well in Australia Punishing travel, a constant goal in Trump’s policy against Cuba
General Meeting – All Welcome Tuesday 11th February 6.30 pm
Qld Council of Unions Building Level 2 16 Peel Street South Brisbane
The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane branch) invites you to help build solidarity with the Cuban revolution. Welcome Our program for 2020 Correspondence Finance Brigade report ‘Dream Circle’ Project report National Consultation IWD May Day General Business For additional agenda items and all enquiries contact email@example.com. ———– Lachlan Hurse, President, ACFS (Brisbane)
2020 National Consultation 4-5 April, Canberra
The Canberra branch of the Australia Cuba Friendship Society has set the date of the 2020 National Consultation for the 4–5 April, 2020.
It will be great if we can have a good sized contingent attend from Brisbane. Details and the registration form are available HERE. Registrations close Friday 6th March.
Cuba sends message of support to the Australian people From Prensa Latina
Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly and the Council of State of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, sent to the Australian people and government a message of solidarity following the damages caused by devastating bushfires in that nation.
‘On behalf of the National Assembly of People’s Power, our people and myself, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased, to the Australian Parliament and people for all the damage caused by the bushfires,’ reads the message posted on the Cuban Assembly website. In the message sent to the Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Tony Smith, Lazo regrets the loss of human life, the impact on flora and fauna, and the high economic damages caused by the large-scale fires. The president of the National Assembly of Cuba expressed his concern about the effects of climate change, which as well as causing and leading to the rapid spread of bushfires, causes drought, the melting of glaciers, and ‘other life-threatening phenomena.’ Earlier, on January 7, President of the Republic Miguel Diaz-Canel extended his condolences and the solidarity of the Cuban people to Australians on his Twitter account.
Cuban cyclist, Arlenis Sierra performs well in Australia From CyclingTips
Feb 6: After winning the yellow jersey in the first stage of the 2020 Herald Sun Tour, being held in regional Victoria, Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, riding with the Astana team has finished third overall in the race. This comes on the back of winning Cadel’s Race in 2019 and coming second this year in the same race. After winning the first stage of the Herald Sun Tour, Arlenis, speaking through an interpreter said “I’m very happy for this victory. I had a lot of support from the team and I know the strongest team was Mitchelton-Scott because they are four strong girls. But with a united team we can do good things, I think.” “Well, tomorrow is a very hard stage,” she said via the interpreter. “But we have the leader jersey so we try to defend. We will work as a team and see what happens because it’s a very long climb. “We will see how the legs will respond too.”
Punishing travel, a constant goal in Trump’s policy against Cuba From Prensa Latina
By Martha Andrés Román Washington, (Prensa Latina)US president Donald Trump and his administration continue their attacks against travel to Cuba, by pushing restrictions on charter flights that will make it even more difficult to visit provinces outside of Havana. In a statement released on Friday (January 10), the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, informed he asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) to suspend until further notice all public charter flights between the United States and Cuban destinations other than José Martí International Airport of the island’s capital. The statement added that nine airports in the neighboring country will be affected, and said operators of that service will have a period of 60 days to discontinue all affected flights. Also, Pompeo added that the DOT will also limit charter flights directed to the aforementioned Havana air terminal, which will be defined in an order to be issued in the near future. This action is a new blow for the already affected air communication between the two nations, because by a similar measure last December 10, when the Trump administration canceled all flights of US commercial airlines to Cuban destinations outside the capital. From the beginning of this restriction, charters saw their trips increase, mainly due to the demand of thousands of Cuban-Americans who need to visit their relatives in different provinces of the country away from Havana. That alternative still present will disappear next March with the new decision, which will impose more restrictions on families, because routes that previously delayed only the time of travel by plane, will demand much longer movements by land from the capital to the final destination. The Republican executive said he seeks to prevent the government of the Caribbean country from having access to income from US travelers; and mentioned as grounds for adopting these measures alleged violations of human rights and the support of the Antillean country to the constitutional government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. The same as with the previous restriction, this Friday’s announcement raised voices of condemnation against the Washington decision, which denounced that with it the Cuban people and families in both nations are harmed, while also limiting freedom of travel for Americans, who are forbidden to go to Cuba as tourists. ‘Who will be harmed by this? Families, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters. The Trump administration is hurting Florida and Cuban-American families … again’, said Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor on Twitter. The Trump administration’s ‘New Year’s gift’ to the Cuban people highlights the cynical nature of current politics and a serious disconnection between the stated goal of ‘supporting the Cuban people’ and the real-time effect damaging it, said in turn, Collin Laverty, president of the Cuba Educational Travel organization. For the ambassador of the Greater Antilles in the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, the objective of this measure is to limit the number of people who see the reality of the neighboring country for themselves. In addition, six organizations issued a joint statement in which they condemned the new flight restriction and called on the country’s Congress to pass the Freedom Act for Americans to travel to Cuba in 2019. Stopping the ability of Cuban-Americans to see their families is a violation of human rights. It is a cynical and cruel political act that is below the values and dignity of this great country, said James Williams, president of Engage Cuba, one of the groups that signed that declaration. This blow to the flights was criticized, in addition, by Cubans residing in the southern state of Florida, including Carlos Rafael Diéguez, journalist for Radio Miami, who told Prensa Latina there is no doubt that the Trump administration, ‘together with the anti-Cuban ultra-right of Miami, proposes to end the Revolution, but will not succeed. ‘ The more measures the US government imposes against the island, the greater the unity of the Cubans, Diéguez said. The most affected are families and peoples, but Cuba and Cubans do not give up, that should be very clear, said Elena Freyre, president of the Foundation for the Standardization of Relations between the United States and Cuba. We will never stop traveling to visit our relatives and our country, Freyre emphasized, and her words seem to be corroborated by figures released this week by the island’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodríguez, who reported that more than 623 thousand Cubans living abroad visited their homeland in 2019. Of that total, and despite previous regulations adopted by the US executive, 552 thousand 816 visitors came from the United States.
So reads the headline for Bagehot’ s column for The Economist on January 18, 2020.
A sub-head warns that ‘Brand Sussex represents the biggest threat to the monarchy so far.’ The Suss-exiters threaten ‘to unleash the spirit of capitalism on the very core of the monarchy.’ (Full text follows.)
What’s new? ‘By Appointment’ has adorned labels for soap, biscuits, whiskey, and soda water for twice as long as one of world richest has been allowed to reign over us. In 1934, the Sydney Morning Herald approved of the Prince of Wales’ performing as ‘England’s commercial traveller.’ In recent decades, one or other parasite has been dispatched to Saudi Arabia and like bastions of the English Tree of Liberty to flog weapons. Sovereignty under capitalism is supposed to reside with the consumer. But too much freedom of choice eats into profits. How to resolve that contradiction?
A 1928 Report on the seasonal employment patterns in the rag trades conjectured:
There is nevertheless some possibility of forcibly educating the consumer, as it were, by the action of manufacturers and salesmen, either individually or in concert (the latter a more remote possibility in the present state of organisation in the clothing industries). (Emphasis added)
In 1930, the British garment industry dispelled the ILO’s gloomy prognosis when it established a Colour Council to limit the range of colours on offer. The marketers portrayed their educational efforts as a service to the consumer who would be able to coordinate her e·tsemble· with greater ease. Each season, the Council’s charts make it possible for you to buy French silks that will match Scottish tweeds, an English umbrella or match Viennese shoes, Czechoslovakian jewellery to tone with your evening frock, and even the sewing silk for making up your new season’s model.
That service had been made possible because what the industry still pictured as madame’s whims and fancies had been standardised more than two years before.
The British Colour Council secured two forms af Royal Patronage: first, a female Royal acted as patron; secondiy, the Palace. ccndescended to allow the Council to apply the imprimatur of the throne whe,t announcing the fashionable colours for Coronations, Royal Tours and Weddings.
Toowoomba is second largest city in the Murray Darling Basin. It is probably Queensland’s most conservative population centre (in the south-east, at least). For a long time Toowoomba has been a racist town with fascist organisations such as the League … Continue reading →
“These are dangerous days To say what you feel is to dig your own grave” – Sinead O’Connor
Paradigm Shift on community radio 4zzz (fm 102.1 Fridays at noon) – Friday 7 Feb – is covering Queensland local government elections. This is the first in a series in the lead-up to voting on 28 March 2020. Please contact the announcer Ian on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to contribute.
Brisbane (Meanjin) is a city of the homeless, especially in summer when it is warm; its a place of summer storms, of weatherboard homes, high-rise on a floodplain, a dirty river slicing urban sprawl into a north / south divide. A port city to export coal and wheat. An aerodrome without curfew with two parallel runways. Meanjin, a city of deaths in custody where street marchers were arrested in their thousands crying out for democratic rights in the 1970s. This river city is hot and humid. The climate has changed. Creeks are flooding through developments with banks falling down. It is not safe for strangers, especially if they are young women, who have been attacked and killed only metres from police stations. Once it had central markets in Roma Street, trams and trolley buses, now it has freeways and traffic jams.
Each September, this city is on fire.
Once dominated by Labor the Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in the southern hemisphere with a $3.15 billion a year budget.
Curiously it has a library network without parallel where you can borrow books, film and magazines from and about anywhere in the world.
Yet developers run city hall.
To quote from Maaate – Bribe Proofing the Public Purse against Good Blokes by Bernie Dowling:
“Something is broken at councils in south-east Queensland. By 2017, it could not be ignored. The Crime and Corruption Commission, an independent investigator created by State Parliament, called an inquiry to investigate the conduct of the 2016 elections for the councils of Moreton Bay Region, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.”
This inquiry was later broadened out to include Logan City Council. As a result many corruption charges were laid against councillors and the entire Ipswich City and Logan City Councils were sacked by the Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe.
So, with 2020 local government elections imminent, I attended the postponed Reimagine Brisbane: Ideas Fiesta and Policy Conference held on Saturday 31 January 2020. The conference was delayed out of respect for the deceased Sam Watson, an aboriginal leader who grew up in Mt Gravatt in Brisbane and who had such an impact on this city.
At the end of the plenary session, councillor Jonathan Sri made a call for feedback and further discussion. This is Paradigm Shift’s attempt to do so. This is part of a series where I wish to tell a wider audience what important work is being done behind the scenes by activists to improve representation at local government levels here in the capital and in regional Queensland. There are local government reform alliance groups around the state particularly about amalgamation of shires but little is known about candidates who are part of this reform. I hope to remedy that.
Michael Berkman (Member for Maiwar) proposals to stop corporations influencing councils and government by giving political donations.
Interviews Ian discusses local government with Rob Pyne from North Qeensland. Topics covered are – Is it a Climate change Election? – where power lies – what are councillors paid – corruption in Ipswich and Logan City – Operation Belcarra into how elections are funded – calls for ICAC style inquiry – ad hoc changes – higher accountability than state government elections – amalgamation from 156 councils down to 77 councils – cairns amalgamation of Port Douglas with Cairns – should have combined Cairns with Kuranda and not Kuranda with Mareeba – distribution of funds – money raised by commonwealth – state and federal should do more – a lot of money spent on Douglas shire – bridges needed to be replaced – councils often the biggest employer – infrastructure – the public interest – transparency – councils should operate water infrastructure – local repesentation versus party representation – influence of News Corp on elections – bad media coverage – Queensland Government Reform Alliance
Public Forum concerning the 13th December 2019 recommendation from the Australian Parliamentary Committee to repeal the ban on the use of nuclear fuel in power plants and related issues. Speakers include Robin Taubenfield (Friends of the Earth) and Mike Henry (Just Peace). $5 donation. Tickets ▸
Public Forum concerning the 13th December 2019 recommendation from the Australian Parliamentary Committee to repeal the ban on the use of nuclear fuel in power plants and related issues. Speakers include Robin Taubenfield (Friends of the Earth) and Mike Henry (Just Peace). $5 donation. Tickets ▸
Welcome to Foco Nuevo, the regular performance space for Jumping Fences is Kurilpa Hall at 174 Boundary Street West End, where we hold concerts on the First Friday of every month. 7th February, 2020Doors open 7.00 pm. Concert starts 7.30 … Continue reading →
“This is our ancestral country. These are our laws and customs. We are the people from that land”. For years Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners have been fighting for their land rights. The Queensland Government has now forced W&J into the Federal Court to defend their native title claim. Why?
2020 is a turning point for Palestine! – Ed. When the two old political fraudsters emerged at the White House this week with the most deranged, farcical tragi-comedy in Middle East history, it was difficult to know whether to laugh … Continue reading →
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Saturday 25th January 2-4pm our Monthly Protest Rally outside Belmarsh with Yellow Vests from France.
Our monthly protest in support of Julian Assange takes us back to Belmarsh Prison. We are being joined by a contingency of the Yellow Vests movement in France who will arrive outside Belmarsh at 8 am in the morning and stay till midnight. You can therefore join in solidarity any time during the day! Bring your poster, musical instrument, dress warmly and get ready to join our action.
Date/Time: 25/01/2020 2-4pm Place: HMP Belmarsh Address: Western Way, London SE28 0EB Train station: From Woolwich Arsenal Station catch the 244/380 bus to the prison. The bus stops are situated directly outside the exit from the railway station.
Saturday 25th January 2pm Don’t Extradite Assange public Meeting, Edinburgh
An afternoon of talks in defence of multi award-winning journalist Julian Assange.
Craig Murray – Former British diplomat, writer, activist John Wight – Writer and journalist Lisa Longstaff – Women Against Rape Robert Somynne – Journalist
“Optimism of the will, pessimism of the intellect” – Antonio Gramsci This is my 70th year of living in Brisbane. Never once in those years have I been asked to re-imagine the city where I grew up in the 1950s … Continue reading →
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then, dumb and silent, we may be led like sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington PShift (4zzz fm 102.1 fridays at noon 31 Jan 2020) looks at various citizen journalists helped by … Continue reading →
Thanks to Dan from the 1967 Civil Liberties March for sending this article around. According to the author, John B Judis, “today’s progressives have a real chance to reshape American politics. But they’re in danger of repeating our mistakes.” Needless … Continue reading →
Poem: “My Cry is Lost in a Name” Propelled in giving me damned names They gave me unknowing roots White with jewels of nakedness Sights-silenced then demanded to catch shadows travelling aware in innocence But as mixed up in trickery … Continue reading →
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