Monthly Archives: August 2008

Foreign farm workers caught in trap | The Australian

by Elizabeth Wynhausen

Stuart McEvoy

Contractors Alf and William Fangaloka walk among blossoming almond trees near robinvale in Victoria's Riverina. Picture: Stuart McEvoy

A RED Ferrari 360 Modena tools down the main street of Robinvale on Saturday mornings. A Vietnamese man is at the wheel. The sight of a $260,000 sports car in a small agricultural border town in Victoria’s northwest still makes heads turn. Continue reading

‘Monumentality’ is a Social Justice Essential—Brisbane architect, Russel Hall, speaks out at the Group of 17

Image from Russel Hall's website

by Dan O’Neill

On Wednesday the 3rd of September at 7pm, the next rambunctious though convivial meeting of the 17 Group in unit 6 at 20 Drury St West End:

Well-known Brisbane architect Russel Hall on the need for monumentality… Is Brisbane too gutless to inspire its citizens as it builds QPACS and Museums with low ceilinged public spaces? The old Treasury Building wasn’t a gutless effort, with a much smaller and poorer population.

The original Regent was a magnificent picture palace.

Do we waste too much resources or paying public money for no gain? Is that the reason?

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by Ciaron O’Reilly Walking through the streets of Dublin, Ireland, after the Paul Kelly’s gig http://www.paulkelly.com.au/ last night, I thought I should write this reflection.

Zionism’s dying – a change in Israeli perspective?

By Ray Bergmann 13/08/08

Israeli historian Ze’ev Sternhell, described in The Founding Myths of Israel (published in Hebrew in 1995 and in English in 1998), the motive of Israel’s leaders for retaining the conquests of 1967 as “imperial expansion”, and he decried the Israeli occupation and Israel’s nationalistic settlement of the West Bank as a major impediment to “Israel’s ability to develop as a free and open society.”

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And the Wankley Award goes to… Paul Sheehan

Jane Nethercote writes:

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Paul Sheehan had many things to say on Monday about the challenge of migration.

But the last paragraph — where he called some refugees “parasites” — stole the show.

Sure, the overall tone of his piece was alarmist. Eg. “Under the Rudd Government, Australia’s net immigration intake is now larger than Britain’s, even though it has almost three times the population of Australia.”

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HEY BRO ! HEY UNCLE !

WE “R” REMINDING “U” !!!

Important COMMUNITY NOTICE

MEN’S august BREAKFAST

ALL men WELCOME

All colour, all races, all creeds

SATURDAY 9th. august

Orleigh park,

On the river at west end

8AM Continue reading

Cuban Trade Union representative in Brisbane

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The Australia Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)
invites you to meet

GILDA CHACON

Cuban Trade Union representative for Asia-Pacific
Gilda Chacon is visiting Brisbane at the invitation of the ETU.
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BushTelegraph updates in August 2008

The Brisbane River

The Brisbane River near the Captain Cook Bridge, August 2008

I am going offline for the rest of August 2008.

Keep those comments coming in.

Upon my return I hope to have a story about the Great Flood of 1973 in Brisbane.

Ian Curr

Editor

WBT

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Phil Monsour and Band — the empire’s new clothes

You are invited to the live video recording of Phil Monsour and his band performing songs from his new album the empire’s new clothes on the 23rd of August starting at 7pm at Ahimsa House in West End. The night will include a delicious Middle Eastern meal.

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Hiroshima Day 2008

Hiroshima DayHelp KEEP AUSTRALIA NUCLEAR FREE

HIROSHIMA DAY RALLY AND MARCH

2pm SUNDAY 3rd AUGUST

BRISBANE SQUARE (river end of Queen St Mall) opposite Treasury Casino Continue reading