Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Unhappy Forthieth: Australia & the political economy of terror in Chile

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Vladimir Pacheco, Dr Graham Holton and Dr Robert Austin Friday September 6, 1-2 pm, Room E302, Forgan Smith Building University of Qld., St Lucia Forty years on from the U.S.-backed military coup which violently overthrew the reforming-socialist Popular Unity government … Continue reading

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No evidence presented yet of who is responsible for crime in Syria

In the British parliament debate on military action against Syria George Galloway noted that the leader of the opposition conceded “there is no compelling evidence that the Assad regime is responsible for this crime yet!” And Galloway said “The reason … Continue reading

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News from Freedom Flotilla to West Papua

STOP PRESS Protest in Support of Freedom Flotilla 11am – 1 pm Monday 2  September 2013 150 Charlotte Street, Brisbane City As you would (may) be aware, the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua has left Cairns and is moving towards … Continue reading

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Workplace battle looms at Glencore coal mine in Collinsville

by STEPHEN LONG A potentially bitter workplace battle with parallels to the ’90s docks dispute may be brewing in the coal fields of central Queensland. Workplace relations has not featured much in the election campaign, but at Collinsville, 1,200 kilometres … Continue reading

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Wed 4th September meeting of the 17 Group

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 4th of September at the slightly delayed time of 7.30 pm (note, not at the usual time of 7 pm) in unit 6 at 20 Drury St … Continue reading

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Reminder ‘These Machines Cut Razor Wire’ Aug 31

Final reminder for the “These Machines Cut Razor Wire” show in Brisbane at Kurilpa Hall in West End on 31 August 7.30pm. (Please note the date has been moved to the 31 August from Sept 7 because of the election). … Continue reading

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Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy

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1972 Aboriginal Embassy DOCUMENTARY Produced by Brisbane’s 989fm Murri Radio and narrated by Tiga Bayles, this 30 minute audio documentary features Gary Foley, Chicka Dixon, Lilla Watson, Lorna Munro, Michael Anderson, Sam Watson, Boe Spearim, Paul Coe, Robbie Thorpe, Kevin … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself Community

Hello Laura Street Festival wanderers far and wide… You may have heard, yes the festival is on again for 2013!!! This year it will be held on Sunday the 24th of November, 1pm-10pm! If you were in any way involved … Continue reading

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Productivity of what and for whom?

by Humphrey McQueen Musical chairs among the parliamentary cretins brought no change to the gabble around ‘productivity’. As Rudd’s Education Minister, Gillard had spelt out that her policy even for pre-schoolers was to drive up productivity. Abbott is going to … Continue reading

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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, and Palestinians illustrate … Continue reading

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Human Rights & Asylum Seekers

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IS AUSTRALIA IN CRISIS – DO HUMAN RIGHTS MATTER? – a Forum – Monday 26 August. 6.30pm – Public forum on Human Rights and Asylum Seekers – Mon 26 Aug 2013.pdf

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Book Launch: Chileans exiled in Australia

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Following a successful launch of the book VUELO LAN CHILE NO 1131 in 2007, Marcial Parada has edited a book with personal stories of political exiles in Australia after the military coup in Chile on 11 September 1973. Launch of … Continue reading

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Verdict in Bob Carnegie Case

“A derelict house slumps to one side Poster peels on a bolted gate Its faded but not forgotten “An injury to one is an injury to all” — ‘View From A Wooden Chair’ Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk Federal Circuit … Continue reading

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Unhygienic Conditions Creates Crisis on Nauru

> MEDIA RELEASE > > SIX TOILETS FOR 400 – NAURU ASYLUM SEEKERS SHOULD BE EVACUATED > > All Nauru asylum seekers should be evacuated to Australia says the > Refugee Action Coalition. > > “The fire at the Nauruan … Continue reading

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Melbourne Baptist Pastor to defend Ploughshare accused

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Media Release 10 August 2013 Melbourne Baptist Pastor to defend Ploughshare accused The Reverend Simon Moyle of the GraceTree Community in Melbourne will be coming to Rockhampton to support and defend Graeme Dunstan in the Tiger Ploughshare trial which will … Continue reading

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Appeal for Graeme Dunstan Trial

Dear Friends, on Monday 19th August, Graeme Dunstan will be going to jury trial in Rockhampton, for his role in helping Bryan Law disarm a Tiger attack helicopter. Bryan tragically succumbed to poor health and died of a heart attack … Continue reading

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Australia-Cuba Friendship Society meeting

ACFS General Meeting reminder Queensland Council of Unions level 2, 16 Peel Street South Brisbane Tuesday 13 August, 2012 6.30 p.m. AGENDA 1. Welcome and apologies 2. Minutes of last meeting 3. Business arising 4. Correspondence 5. Finance 6. Free … Continue reading

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The Philosophical Baby

Today’s show (PShift 9 aug 2013 4zzz fm 102.1) is called ‘The Philosophical Baby’ and is dedicated to young children out there who are exploring the world and trying to find out how it works. For their carers this show … Continue reading

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Interview with leader of the coalition, Mr Tonous Abboot

Interview with Mr Tonous Abboot (aka Tony Abbott), leader of the federal coalition. [broadcast on Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 friday 9 aug 2013 at noon] PShift: Mr Abboot, can you tell the listeners why they should vote for the … Continue reading

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I VOTE PALESTINE e-campaign launched

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Thanks to all who have been distributing the I support Palestine and I vote postcards and stickers to your networks. We still have stocks of both, so please let us know if you’d like more. Today we have launched our … Continue reading

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Webcast: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

WEBCAST – PANEL DISCUSSION Sydney, Australia Wherever you are in the world, join us live online at nationalcongress.com.au from 12-2pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Friday 9 August for the Congress webcast event on the International Day of the World’s … Continue reading

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Sand-mining fears for Quandamooka

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by Courtesy of Koori Mail. QUANDAMOOKA Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) chair Cameron Costello is deeply concerned that a close relationship between the Queensland Government and sand-mining company Sibelco could see sand-mining on North Stradbroke Island extended without permission of the … Continue reading

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Open House at West End Community House – This Friday!

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From: Joe Hurley [mailto:coordinator@westendcommunityhouse.org.au] Dear Colleagues, Members and Supporters A reminder that we will be hosting our “Open House” at West End Community House on the evening of Friday 9th August (this Friday!). Please come along and find out more … Continue reading

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Brisbane remembers Hiroshima: says no to uranium mines

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Open letter to Rudd & Abbott: a cruel and crass act of colonialism

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Kevin, Your personal act, but on behalf of the Federal ALP, to abrogate our Human Rights responsibilities relative to the UN Declaration on Refugees has now pushed this Country and its Society over the top and we stand bare and … Continue reading

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A lie called the Truth – Brisbane’s marihuana weirdo raid

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It’s on! – WikiLeaks Party News

It’s on! – WikiLeaks Party News

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The Last Song of Victor Jara – Estadio Chile September 1973

Victor’s wife joan jara reports that people in the stadium learnt by heart the words of the last song of Victor and when they were released they wrote it down and smuggled the words out of the country and someone … Continue reading

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Ken Loach’s new film: The Spirit of ’45

  Also featuring a discussion on Socialist Alliance’s federal election campaign for 2013 arguing for public and community ownership and control of the mining, banking and energy sectors in order to build a socially just and sustainable Australia. What: Red … Continue reading

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Reminder: Foco Nuevo in August

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FOCO NUEVO IN AUGUST Friday, 2 August 2013, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Caroline Hammond / Paris Dreaming / Jumping Fences As always Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 / $7 … Continue reading