Refugees – Morrison lowpoint at the Lowy

Morrison's proposition at the LOWY demonstrated a total ignorance of the realities of the refugee situation and Australia's responsibility- but then what's new. Morrison proposed sending Afghans back to border camps in Pakistan and Iran. Firstly why does he think that they are here and not bunked up in Iran and Afghanistan with their families? … Continue reading Refugees – Morrison lowpoint at the Lowy

Uncle Sugar – articles about the wars of terror

Some articles about the wars of terror. Thanks to Stephen Fugate for compiling these. In the Koreas Five Possible Ways to War.doc US diplomatic offensive tightens strategic encirclement of China.doc Killing Reconciliation.doc All War All the Time.doc The War in Afghanistan is Not about Afghanistan.doc

Invader of Iraq gets top job at Uni (part 2)

Ciaron O'Reilly asked me to go along to the protest at St Stephens Cathedral in Brisbane last Sunday, 26 November 2010. He asked me to shoot some video and put it up on the BushTelegraph. At Ciaron's request Tony Robertson (aka 'culture boy' on YouTube) also shot some video of the protest outside St Stephens … Continue reading Invader of Iraq gets top job at Uni (part 2)

‘All that’s left: what Labor should stand for’ – book launch

Comrades and friends, Please find attached an invitation to the launch of 'All that's left: what Labor should stand for' by Dr Nick Dyrenfurth. It will be held at the Avid Reader in West End on Monday 6 December 2010. All are welcome to attend. Regards Jason Stein SECRETARY BRISBANE LABOUR HISTORY ASSOCIATION Mobile: 0413 … Continue reading ‘All that’s left: what Labor should stand for’ – book launch

Which side are you on?

Come all of you good workers, good news to you I’ll tell of how the good old union has come in here to dwell Last Saturday Brisbane anti apartheid activists disrupted business at the Israeli "Seacret" Cosmetics stall at Chermside Shopping Centre, one of Brisbane's busiest suburban centres. The action was part of the global … Continue reading Which side are you on?

Awesome TurnStyle Benefit Show – Friday

To all enthusiasts and their friends, family and knock-a-bouts, TurnStyle is having a giggle(s) this Friday night. Cos all the crew, collectives and projects are gathering momentum and by coming alone you can find out whats happening, whose doing it, how/if you want to be involved. TurnStyle Collectives Let It Bee Strong Bearings Peddle Eclectic … Continue reading Awesome TurnStyle Benefit Show – Friday

Australia is Israel on refugees

IN OUR FIGHT FOR DECENCY AND COMPASSION FOR REFUGEES - we do not stand alone - good folks everywhere are fighting against the global tide of selfishness and demonisation of refugees. See article Israel approves detention center for migrants Sound familiar? - yes Israel planning to do the same as Julia Gillard. Mind you, the … Continue reading Australia is Israel on refugees

The constitution

hoeroa, thank you my brother for your words of action and i apologise for my late reply. your thoughts are prescient to the constitution discussion but especially your knowledge of the major pitfalls of designated parliamentary seats. it is great that we are given a maori view on our continuing struggles here for sovereignty, treaties … Continue reading The constitution

Aboriginal Rights Coalition ARC/ campus group meeting

Hi all, There will be an organising meeting of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition and associated campus groups this Wed evening (1st Dec) from 6pm to 8pm in Window Bay Area 4 at the THE EDGE. THE EDGE is on the river bank between the State Library and the Victoria Bridge (Melbourne Street). We will be … Continue reading Aboriginal Rights Coalition ARC/ campus group meeting

another lost brother at the hands of a gun happy police force.

by ray jackson [Editors note: Ray writes regularly on matters of social justice and his comment here concern 'Investigation into the death in custody of an Aboriginal man'. Ray is president of the indigenous social justice association.] perhaps, as someone previously stated, this is to take the heat out of the taser abuse discussions that … Continue reading another lost brother at the hands of a gun happy police force.

Clive Palmer’s Christmas Present

Clive Palmer’s Christmas Present Ross Gwyther, November 2010 “..The seed ye sow, another reaps; The wealth ye find, another keeps..” (Shelley’s Song to the Men of England) You may have been struck by the news in November that millionaire businessman Clive Palmer bought some of his workers a Mercedes for Christmas! What a turnaround for … Continue reading Clive Palmer’s Christmas Present

Boycott Seacret! Boycott Apartheid Israel!

Ten activists from the Friends of Palestine WA staged an action outside the Seacret booth at Carousel shopping centre in Perth on November 27. This action was part of the international “boycott, divestment and sanctions” campaign against Apartheid Israel. Seacret is a cosmetics company that sources its product from the Dead Sea in occupied Palestine. … Continue reading Boycott Seacret! Boycott Apartheid Israel!

Farewell Comrade Max Watts

Farewell Comrade Max Watts (1928-2010) Saturday, November 27, 2010 By Peter Boyle, Sydney Max Watts. Photo: Vivienne Porzolt Max Watts, a well-known personality on the left in Australia, particularly in Sydney, died on November 23. Max was a left-wing freelance journalist, an occasional contributor to Green Left Weekly and its discussion e-list, and a solidarity … Continue reading Farewell Comrade Max Watts

Last meeting of the 17 Group for 2010 on Wed 1st of December

Next meeting of the 17 Group on this coming Wednesday the 1st of December at 7pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End, and a sort of break-up party for the 2010 series. The speaker will be activist Coral Wynter, just returned after six months in Venezuela, speaking on the problems and difficulties … Continue reading Last meeting of the 17 Group for 2010 on Wed 1st of December

2010 Vic election: Greens lack class base

The Labor loss in the Victorian state election over the weekend (27-29 November 2010) provides a opportunity for the Left to re-think its attitudes and/or relationship with the Greens. The media have been inflating the influence of the Greens lately. This is because the Greens did well in the Federal election. However much has been … Continue reading 2010 Vic election: Greens lack class base

Film: Our Generation – stories of the Yolngu

Our Generation: A rollercoaster journey into the heart of the Northern Territory Intervent, a hidden shame that is pushing the world’s oldest living culture to the edge. Through the stories of the Yolngu of NE Arnhem Land, the film looks at the Government’s ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, examines the real issues underlying Indigenous … Continue reading Film: Our Generation – stories of the Yolngu

‘No War’ meeting

Hello all There will be an organising meeting on Sunday Dec 5, 1-3 pm in rm 4D State Library of Qld SLQ to discuss building a campaign against the US led occupation of Afghanistan. Enter the main part of the library at the security counter opposite the Bookshop and take the lift to Level 4. … Continue reading ‘No War’ meeting

‘Article 14’ – right to asylum for refugees

On this night like any other night Maybe raining maybe clear In a world exploding is any heart open Can you hear us Can you hear — from 'Article 14' little secrets (c) apra tony mockeridge. Thanks to Tony Mockeridge who has composed this song about Article 14 - the United Nations rule about right … Continue reading ‘Article 14’ – right to asylum for refugees

Invader of Iraq gets top job at Uni

HAS THE AUSTRALIAN CHURCH HAS LOST ITS MORAL DIRECTION BY APPOINTING LEADER OF IRAQ INVASION AS CHANCELLOR OF ACU? "The works of mercy are the opposite of the works of war, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, nursing the sick, visiting the prisoner. But we are destroying crops, setting fire to entire villages and to … Continue reading Invader of Iraq gets top job at Uni

The fighting spirit of Eureka lives today – 3 December anniversary

The struggle is long but hope is longer Eureka Stockade Anniversary The fighting spirit of Eureka rebellion for justice and democratic rights lives on in the struggles of ordinary people today Tax the Super-Profits of Mining Monopolies, Not the People! Abolish the ABCC! Equal pay for work of equal value - equal pay for women! … Continue reading The fighting spirit of Eureka lives today – 3 December anniversary

Support the union at UNSW and Macquarie

To all NTEU Members Support Your Colleagues at UNSW and Macquarie An Urgent Message from the NTEU General Secretary Dear Friend, Around 150 NTEU members have imposed bans on the transmission of examination results at the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University. NTEU Branch negotiators have spent more than two years trying to … Continue reading Support the union at UNSW and Macquarie

Foco Nuevo in December

FOCO NUEVO in DECEMBER Friday Dec 3 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End We arrive at our last Foco Nuevo for 2010, and go out with a night full of fun and enjoyment. We started the year without a home, and ended it settling in to Kurilpa Hall, where we will be … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in December

Stop Mining Straddie

To North Stradbroke Island Vision Team c/- Tim Ellis Department of Environment and Resource Management GPO Box 2454 Brisbane QLD 4001 § straddie.vision@derm.qld.gov.au cc the Premier: premier@ministerial.qld.gov.au To whom it may concern, I understand that the Queensland government has announced its intention to make 80% of North Stradbroke Island National Park by 2027 and phase … Continue reading Stop Mining Straddie

Spectre of Death Haunts Land Warfare Conference

Spectre of Death Haunts Land Warfare Conference .. And Us All Its been a tough week for the peace movement the little one in my head, anyhow. It was only last Friday that I heard there was a week long Land Warfare Conference happening at the Brisbane Convention Centre all this week. John Howard was … Continue reading Spectre of Death Haunts Land Warfare Conference

Direct Action Cinema: South of the Border (Oliver Stone), November 26

This Friday!, Don't miss out, tell your friends....... Direct Action Cinema presents: South of the Border There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's … Continue reading Direct Action Cinema: South of the Border (Oliver Stone), November 26

Alistair Hulett 1951-2010: The Politics and the Poetry

Saturday 27 November 2010 Into the Music - ABC Radio National 5.00pm, repeat Friday, 3.00pm Thanks Maggie ************* "Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it … Continue reading Alistair Hulett 1951-2010: The Politics and the Poetry

ABCC law broken by mass action

Congrats ark tribe there are too few comrades With sufficient zeal & will whence face to face with an unyielding ruling class obduracy as well as turn a challenge on its head & upset their all too suggestive Fashioned status quo Power-over fashion — Jim Sharp Leaving the court, Mr Tribe pumped the air with … Continue reading ABCC law broken by mass action

Socialist speaks out for Koori school

The struggle is long but hope is longer Socialist candidate speaks out for local Koori school Premier John Brumby is undermining the future of Koori students in his own electorate, according to a Socialist Alliance candidate for this months state election. Trent Hawkins, who is running in the lower house seat of Brunswick, has condemned … Continue reading Socialist speaks out for Koori school

Constitution Debate – this is aboriginal land

the law council of australia recently sent out the attached draft constitutional reform document to allow proper discussions to be held by the people of good will rather than just hear from the usual parrots from the right-wing think-tank's. that is not to denigrate those who see little of value in changing the constitution but … Continue reading Constitution Debate – this is aboriginal land