Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Foco Nuevo in April

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Thanks to all of you who made our 5th birthday so special. This month will be a great follow-on with guest artists Nelson Mansilla and Angela Toohey. Nelson Mansilla is a Latin American guitarist and singer from Chilean Patagonia. With … Continue reading

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Meeting of the 17 Group – Wed 3rd April 2013

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The next meeting of the 17 Group will be on the subject “Natural Enemies: Anzac and the Labour Movement During WW1”. The speaker will be Mark Cryle who is currently researching the origins of Anzac Day for his PhD. The … Continue reading

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Council buses cut: Translink really are the devil

Mr David Matters: Thank you Councillor de WIT, thank you LORD MAYOR, thank you Councillors. I am pleased to be here speaking for our union and our bus members about these horrendous changes proposed by TransLink to our city. I … Continue reading

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Marxism 2013: African American civil rights campaigner and Black Panther

African American civil rights campaigner and Black Panther BILLY X JENINNGS Speaks at Marxism 2013 conference Saturday 30th March, 2pm University of Melbourne, Student Union Building TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! http://www.marxismconference.org Read below about the interconnection between the American Black … Continue reading

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Corroboree marks first anniversary of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy

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Speech by Wayne “Coco” Wharton March 24 2013 Today marks twelve months since we first come back down here, when we first put the Embassy up. Today is twelve months since we did that. The actual 24th of March is … Continue reading

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PShift: ‘I read the news today, oh boy’ – Homer’s interview with K Rudd

Doorstop with kevin rudd about leadership crisis in government. Broadcast on 4Zzz PShift 12 at noon on fridays (22 mar 2013). No sound available – mp3 of interview confiscated from station log pending investigation by Press Council of Australia. this … Continue reading

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Occupied Palestinian Territories and Byron Council’s Draconian Rules

Dear Mr Hill (Byron Shire compliance officer), Council’s requirements for us (Byron Friends of Palestine) to use Railway Park are extremely draconian and seem designed to thwart any spontaneous community action; fortunately we do not live in the Occupied Palestinian … Continue reading

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Phil Monsour: March 24th and May 1

Phil Monsour News and Information Hi Just letting you know about two gigs coming up soon. This Sunday the 24th of March I will join the Green left weekly boat cruise. The boat leaves at 5pm and returns at 8pm … Continue reading

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AIDS Medical Unit rebranded as Clinic 2

Public Disobedience against LNP Government proposed closure of the AIDS Medical Unit rebranded as Clinic 2.Clinic 2 provides care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). Their team includes health care professionals expert in HIV and we provide education, … Continue reading

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Corroboree! — Brisbane Blacks Monthly

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Bad News Friday: between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea

[Editors Note: The exasperation in this note penned late in January 2013 could apply to any week during the term of this government. When the LNP gets into power in September 2013,  indications are that it will be the same … Continue reading

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Film screening and social: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Saturday, March 23, 2013 2:00pm in Freedom House, 69 Thomas St, West End. The film is about the situation of asylum seekers in Indonesia. Once you see this film you won’t wonder why asylum seekers get on boats, and you … Continue reading

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Antonio Gramsci: Marxist ideas for difficult times

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Sound recording of ‘Antonio Gramsci – marxist ideas for difficult times’ Antonio Gramsci: Marxist ideas for difficult times. Antonio Gramsci: Marxist ideas for difficult times Meeting with Martin Thomas, editor of the book “Antonio Gramsci: working-class revolutionary” 2.30pm, Saturday 23 … Continue reading

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Childcare worker paid less than Coles ‘Checkout Chick’

In the lead up to the 2013 May Day, PShift is looking at various industries in which workers are struggling for better pay, conditions and more say in the workforce. We have begun with childcare and hope to move onto … Continue reading

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Brisbane Sovereign Tent Embassy – upcoming events

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And don’t forget the anniversary of the establishment  of the Brisbane Sovereign Tent Embassy in Musgrave Park Corroboree 12 noon, 24 March 2013 Musgrave Park program  12 noon up the top on jagera deed-of-grant-in-trust (dogit) welcome to country minute silence … Continue reading

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Justice for Palestine film screening: Roadmap to Apartheid

Roadmap to Apartheid Roadmap to Apartheid is a documentary about the parallels between the rise and implementation of the Apartheid system in South Africa and the systematic segregation and oppression of Palestinian people by Israel. Interviews with South Africans, Israelis, … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe 10 years on – Public Meeting thursday March 21st

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The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) invites you to the following events. Just Peace is a founding member of IPAN http://www.ipan.org.au Key note speaker Donna Mulhearn has just returned from Iraq where she has done research and documentation of … Continue reading

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Sacred fire burns in Musgrave Park!

A question arises from the ‘not guilty’ verdict handed down in Brisbane Magistrate Court today: How does this verdict affect the question that Jagera land in the southern end of Musgrave Park should be used ‘for aboriginal purpose’ as specified … Continue reading

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Donna Mulhearn Back from Iraq + Important New Report

For those who may not know, our friend Donna Mulhearn and filmaker David Bradbury have been in Iraq documenting the effects of depleted uranium. Below is a brief report from Donna. Jim Dear friends, I’m just back from Iraq after … Continue reading

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The myth of the UN creation of Israel

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‘the report (to the UN) explicitly recognized that the denial of Palestinian independence in order to pursue the goal of establishing a Jewish state constituted a rejection of the right of the Arab majority to self-determination.’ Sonja Karkar (Editor, http://australiansforpalestine.com): … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Environmental Injustice

The Climate Change Endgame By THOMAS E. LOVEJOY New York Times Op-Ed Contributor, January 21, 2013 WHETHER in Davos or almost anywhere else that leaders are discussing the worlds problems, they are missing by far the biggest issue: the rapidly … Continue reading

The use of celebrity by big companies is a warning to us all …

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Brisbane Memorial for Hugo Chavez

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Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that we received today the news of the death of President Hugo Chavez. However, men like Comandante Hugo Chavez do not die. Comandante Hugo Chavez has passed into immortality. His legacy of justice … Continue reading

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World’s greatest treasurer on Queensland Debt

PShift: Could please introduce yourself? Costello: Everyone knows who I am and that I was the world’s greatest treasurer from 1996 till 2007. I am currently conducting an audit of Queensland’s finances for the Campbell Newman government. PShift: Wasn’t it … Continue reading

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Think there’s no alternative? Latin America has a few

Not only have leaders from Ecuador to Venezuela delivered huge social gains – they keep winning elections too Seumas Milne The Guardian, Tuesday 19 February 2013 22.00 GMT Given what’s been delivered to the majority, it’s hardly surprising Latin America’s … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2013

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International Women’s Day 2013 was originally International Working Womens Day. It was started with a socialist purpose and became in some places an expression of men’s love for women like Mothers Day and Valentine’s day. It is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Palestine: open letter to Mark Scott, managing director of the ABC

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To: Mark Scott, Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Dear sir, We are writing to ask you to change ABC policy with regard to its news reports on Palestine. There is bias by ABC news against Palestinians under illegal occupation … Continue reading

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Eatock v Bolt 2011 FCA 1103 (28 September 2011)

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heartiest congradulations to pat, mick and all the others who decided to take the bolt vomit on by their action they have proved that our people are not just here to be abused by the likes of bolt and the … Continue reading

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Campbell Newman sets up his own union watchdog

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As soon as you’re born they make you feel small By giving you no time instead of it all Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all They hurt you at home and they hit you at … Continue reading

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Face to Face with Fukushima

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Face to Face with Fukushima: Brisbane Public Forum March 12, 2013 11am The Premier’s Hall -Qld Parliament House Alice St @ George St, Brisbane As the Qld government makes motions to open a uranium mining industry in this state, the … Continue reading