Palestine: Going Home

Today I went home for the first time in 61 years I remember playing in the courtyard We left because we had to The Israelis were coming Today was not the day for me to go home But one day my family will return We will go home, we will go home اليوم أنا ذهبت … Continue reading Palestine: Going Home

Stop the War Games…

We got Obama and we got Rudd…and we still have up to 30,000 US and Australian troops coming to practice bombing, landing and raiding at Shoalwater Bay (Central Qld) and in the NT for this year’s Aus-US Military Exercise - Operation Talisman Sabre. The Peace Convergence is calling for peace action to take place throughout … Continue reading Stop the War Games…

May Day Fiesta @ Turnstyle

Our May Day Labour of Love Celebration May Day (1st of May) has long been a day to remember and celebrate popular struggles against injustice, oppression and inequalities. May Day has historic origins in both pre-Christian European pagan celebrations and the struggles of labour in the 1800s for the eighthour day (something we could do … Continue reading May Day Fiesta @ Turnstyle

Coalition cronies on refugees

The coalition cronies will be off and running today following the interview in Radio National this am. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/24/2551337.htm Please comment. They (the cronies & pals) are already using the interview to accuse the Rudd Government. Ofcourse they are overlooking the bleeding obvious. The Howard government policy of interdiction of boats by the Navy and towing … Continue reading Coalition cronies on refugees

Veterans Group reflects on brutality of war

Veterans Group reflects on brutality of war and question how politicians use our armed forces on ANZAC Day   By Hamish Chitts23 April 2009 The Australian-based veterans group Stand Fast, comprised of veterans and former military personnel who oppose the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, today called on people to reject blind patriotism and flag … Continue reading Veterans Group reflects on brutality of war

Quarry Vision

How big energy polluters have railroaded the response to climate change Guy Pearse was a Liberal Party member and speech writer for former Environ. Minister, Robert Hill. He did his PhD on energy policy development and interviewed the 'greenhouse mafia', the group of lobbyists for the big polluters in Australia, as part of this work. … Continue reading Quarry Vision

Concert for Gaza

Palestinian Solidarity Initiative Presents: Concert for Gaza The situation in the Gaza remains grim after the recent brutal invasion that has left the people of Gaza under siege and struggling to meet their basic needs. Please support the Benefit Concert/Middle Eastern Dinner and CD launch on the 30th of May at the Ukrainian Hall (70 … Continue reading Concert for Gaza

Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety

Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety by Humphrey McQueen Out Now! The hope of the world The union has made possible progress not only for the working people, but advancement in many other directions – morally, socially, and intellectually – and is traceable to the existence of the organisation of … Continue reading Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety

Union & Community renewal

May Forum: Collective Resistance, what will it mean? 6pm for 6:30pm start Friday, 22 May 2009 Keynote Speaker: Humphrey McQueen (historian). Entry by Gold Coin donation. AHIMSA House is at 26 Horan Street, West End, near the West End State School. ******************************************************************* 6 PM Monday 27 April 2009 The hope of the world The union has … Continue reading Union & Community renewal

Stop the Genocide against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka!

Australia must condemn Sri Lankan Government slaughter! End the silence! Rally Monday April 20th, 4.30pm State Parliament, George Street, City (outside QUT Gardens Point) On Tuesday night the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) commenced the slaughter of Tamils in the so-called “safe zone”, directing massive firepower towards civilians. Independent witnesses have confirmed the SLA’s use of … Continue reading Stop the Genocide against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka!

3rd Anniversary at Traveston Crossing

Dear Friend of the Mary, Attached is an invitation for our 3rd Anniversary at Traveston Crossing and a registration form. Yes - it has been THREE YEARS since Peter Beattie announced his plan to dam our beautiful valley - 'feasible or not'.It is now the Battle for the Mary! Please distribute the invite around and … Continue reading 3rd Anniversary at Traveston Crossing

Foco Nuevo in April

Thanks to those who made our first birthday celebrations last month such a lovely night. For April we're returning to Ahimsa House with great guest musicians. For our part Jumping Fences will be a little different - while our drummer and percussionist are away, we will be having a special guest with us, Leonor Orellana, … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in April

Bernie’s Shorts

AGE does bring some privileges. Pity the poor teenagers being verbally and pictorially assaulted every night on television by state and federal governments. I am not sure where the government received the notion we taxpayers wanted to spend a good few of our dollars telling our young what a disgusting bunch they are. According to … Continue reading Bernie’s Shorts

Did ‘Doc’ Evatt’s support for Israel lead to the massacre at Deir Yassin?

Dear Colleagues I know the information below is, in all probability, known to all. It is also extremely painful to remember. Nevertheless, in all anniversaries such as that of Deir Yassin, we must relive the past to correct the present and ensure a better future. The information has been sourced from books by Benny Morris, who needs … Continue reading Did ‘Doc’ Evatt’s support for Israel lead to the massacre at Deir Yassin?