Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

Loewenstein Responds To News Ltd | newmatilda.com

Loewenstein Responds To News Ltd | newmatilda.com.

In response to this article by Antony Lowenstein


I think you should focus on what Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions of Israel (BDS) is rather than obsessing about the lies of Mass Murdoch.

Face up to it the (BDS) campaign is extreme. It calls for Israel to observe international law i.e. the apartheid wall. Israel does not observe international law so the BDS call for an end to the apartheid wall must be extreme.

The US government doesn’t support the UN charter of civil and political rights i.e. it has a long history of supporting dictators and forcing regime change when its interests are no longer served. So the BDS call for observance of the UN charter is extreme.

The Israeli government does not support the right of refugees to return home – so the BDS demand for right of return must be extreme.

Just lLook for yourselves, in 2005 Palestinian unions, NGOs, and civil society groups made the following extreme demands:

Palestinian-Israeli conflict

  1. An end to Israel’s “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands”, as well as “dismantling of the Apartheid Wall;”
  2. Israeli recognition of the “fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality;” and,
  3. Israeli respect, protection, and promotion of “the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194.”[1]

Ian Curr
April 2011


Nuclear Power? Uranium Mining? Wars in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq? The US Alliance?

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Dear QCC Member, Group, Friends, The Queensland Nuclear Free Alliance invites you, your family and your community members to join us at the 2011 Nuclear Free & Peaceful Queensland Workshop Day & Action Weekend. With the crisis in Fukushima, a … Continue reading

Socialist Alliance State Conference April 16th – YOU ARE INVITED

An invitation to all Socialist Alliance members, supporters, and anyone who would like to find out more about the Socialist Alliance:

Direct Action Jumble Sale

Direct Action Jumble Sale.

30 April · 06:00 – 09:00
8 Gillingham St, Woolloongabba
Next to Buranda railway station
Brisbane, Australia
Created by:
Kathy Newnam
More info
Direct Action Jumble Sale
Saturday April 30, 6am-12 noon
8 Gillingham St, Woolloongabba

Drop in to pick up a bargain or just to say hi!

If you’ve got anything that you’d like to donate to the jumble sale, please get in contact (we can pick up): phone 0401 586 923 (Hamish) or Kathy (0400 720 757).

Artists Against Apartheid Concert

Artists Against Apartheid Concert

* Mardi Lumsden and the Rising Seas *
* Phil Monsour band *
* Ofa Fanaika (from Chocolate Strings) *
* Spoken word performances & more *
* MCs: Eliza & Thomas from 4ZZZ’s Paradigm Shift *

Saturday April 16
At The Globe Theatre,
220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Doors open 7pm

Tickets: $10/5 concession ($25 solidarity price)

18+ID. Tickets at the door or pre-sale from The Globe or independent music stores <www.globetheatre.com.au>

Please join the Facebook event and invite your friends:

Presented by Justice for Palestine www.justiceforpalestinebrisbane.org

Price on pollution: Brisbane rally this Saturday

You might have seen the anti-climate action rallies in the news lately. In early May, the same naysayers and radio shock-jocks will rally in Brisbane to say “No!” to climate action.

But around the nation, a bigger group of people are stepping up to say “YES!” In Melbourne, Perth, Port Macquarie and Sydney, the sceptics and polluters rallies have been outnumbered by pro-pollution price people. Now it’s Brisbane’s turn. Continue reading

The Company Threads the Jazz Club April 16


I’d like to let you know about a gig I’m bringing together, The Company Threads, at the Jazz Club on April 16.

It’ll feature four of us from Kooii (Lachlan on guitar and vocals, myself on trumpet and vocals, and coming up from Melbourne, Darcy on sax and Dom on drums) as well as Stu on Double bass and Tnee on keyboards. Continue reading

Concert for Japan

Concert for Japan Durrumbul Hall 9/4/2011

The people of Byron shire and the Japanese community have been busy focusing attention and raising funds for the Japanese earthquake and its aftermath.

The community is planning a big Concert for Japan on Sat 9th April, at Durrumbul Hall, from 3pm till 12pm. The concert will feature a line up of the shire’s best musos, incl Wild Marmalade, OKA, Yeshe, Passion Flamenca, Laura Target & Shai Shriki, Will Conner, Matthew Pitts & theGreen Tea Icecream, Armando & Rodney, Hip Hop Prophetesses, Gina Lakosta, Beau Young, Barefoot Gypsies, Yusuke Akai, Taiko team KIZUNA, DJs, plus more.
The day will also feature Japanese food, culture and art, a bazaar, a sunset ceremony and a people’s action for a nuclear free world, with guest appearances by filmmaker David Bradbury and Mookx, longtime peace activist.
Entry to this family friendly event is with a suggested minimum donation of $20 or $15 concession. All profits will be donated to charity in Japan.
Volunteers are needed for the day. Please contact Saya Minami on 0451017365
Domo arigato


This community cultural action is auspiced by Byron Neighbourhood Resource Centre in association with iQ Inc

Durrumbul Hall, Mullumbimby

Coopers Lane
Mullumbimby, Australia
Durrumbul Hall
Directions and map here: Where are we?

Confirmed acts:


Wild Marmalade


Laura Target and Shai Shriki

Will Conner

Matthew Pitts & the Green Tea Icecream

Armando & Rodney

Hip Hop Prophetesses

Gina Lakosta

Yusuke Akai

Taiko team KIZUNA

Deya Dova



Armando and Rodney

Hip Hop Prophetesses

Saya and Hogan san

Passion Flamenca


DJs, plus more.


No uranium! No wars! Nuclear-Free & Peaceful Qld – Workshop Day

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Time 16 April · 09:00 – 16:00 Location CEPU Bldg. 41 Peel Street South Brisbane Read more at No uranium! No wars! Nuclear-Free & Peaceful Qld – Workshop Day.