Aboriginal Leader Pepper Sprayed by Qld Police

PRESS STATEMENT Queensland Police accused of brutality against Aboriginal leader Bob Weatherall and Daughter. Aboriginal Leader Pepper Sprayed  by Qld Police in Brisbane Sunday morning (24.2.08) Queensland Aboriginal leader, Bob Weatherall and his daughter were last night assaulted by police in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Mr Weatherall said today, “We were having a fun night out … Continue reading Aboriginal Leader Pepper Sprayed by Qld Police

Book Launch — Iraqi Icicle

"Life is murder, in and round, up and down Brisbane, between 1986 and 1992. Murder everywhere but in the cathedral — on the racetrack, in the theatre, at the office, within halls of academia, on the streets. Self-named, half streetwise Steele Hill is staying alive while rock music is dying and the international warriors are … Continue reading Book Launch — Iraqi Icicle

American unionist against war – speaking tour

Why U.S. unions oppose Bush's war on terror INTERNATIONAL GUEST: KATHY BLACK, Co-convenor, U.S. Labour Against War MAJOR PUBLIC FORUM Saturday March 1, 1:30 for 2pm start CEPU Auditorium, Cnr Peel & Merivale Sts, South Brisbane. Donation entry: $5/3conc. Drinks avail. Speakers include Kathy Black; Andrew Dettmer (AMWU State Sectretary) Organised by Stop the War … Continue reading American unionist against war – speaking tour

Pine Gap 4 have won their Appeal!

by Donna Mulhearn Dear friends Today [22 February 2008] Bryan, Jim, Adele and Donna were acquitted of their convictions under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952. It was a unanimous decision by the full bench of the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeal. The three judges agreed with our submission that there was a miscarriage … Continue reading Pine Gap 4 have won their Appeal!

American Torture— Aussie Style

by Pamela Curr, Campaign Coordinator, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Melbourne, http://www.asrc.org.au ---- ---- ---- My father had a rawhide whip which his father had brought from Africa. He told us that it was a symbol of man’s inhumanity to man. As young children even before we really knew what the words meant, we knew that … Continue reading American Torture— Aussie Style

What do we want — Land Rights!

 This article arises out of the discussion on Workers BushTelegraph about the Democratic Rights struggles in Queensland in the 1970s and 1980s. I have posted below a small film about one part of that struggle. It is about the 1982 Aboriginal Land Rights protests at the time of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. BushTelegraph advises … Continue reading What do we want — Land Rights!

Sorry Day at Jagera Hall in Musgrave Park

Brisbane Community Elders, ANTar and the Musgrave Park Cultural Centre in Brisbane put on a great day to celebrate the apology to the Stolen Generations yesterday (13 February 2008). Over 500 people crowded inside and outside Jagera Hall to celebrate the apology given by the Federal Parliament to the Stolen Generations. People from as far … Continue reading Sorry Day at Jagera Hall in Musgrave Park

Reading for Reconciliation

WANTEDYOU! TO JOIN US INREADING FOR RECONCILIATION HOW DOES R4R WORK?Before each meeting, we all read a particular title, then come together to discuss what we ave learned from it. For March 2, the title is “Auntie Rita” by Jackie Huggins. We try to select titles that are available from various public libraries. A list … Continue reading Reading for Reconciliation

Pine Gap Four jailed

This is an unscheduled email but we thought it important to let people know that the Pine Gap 4 – Jim Dowling, Bryan Law, Adele Goldie & Donna Mulhearn – have been arrested and taken into custody. Media release below. PACIFISTS ARRESTED Three Christian pacifists were taken into custody this morning (Wed 13 Feb) as … Continue reading Pine Gap Four jailed

Coming Together of the Spirit

Forum With the long-awaited apology to the indigenous Stolen Generations to be made in parliament on Wednesday 13 February 2008, is this a time of celebration, grieving, sharing and looking to a better future? One way of reflecting on what it means is to see the documentary Liyarn Ngarn Indigenous leader Sam Watson will lead … Continue reading Coming Together of the Spirit

Stolen Generations at Musgrave Park

Celebrate the federal parliament saying SORRY to the Stolen Generation 11:00 am — 1:30 pm Wednesday 13th February, Jagera Arts Centre, Musgrave Park [Parking entrance from 121 Cordelia Street, West End]     The Community Meeting, chaired by Sam Watson, (see below) supported Antar in co-operation with Brisbane Community Elders and Musgrave Park Community in … Continue reading Stolen Generations at Musgrave Park