Monthly Archives: November 2013

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G20 Dissenters form Action Network

As Australia assumes the G20 presidency prior to the summit in November next year, concerned community members announce the formation of the Brisbane Community Action Network G20 (BrisCAN-G20). The network has formed to facilitate community responses and raise the profile … Continue reading

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Native Title vs Land Rights

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[Aboriginal people please note that some of the elders quoted in this text are deceased] By Callum Clayton-Dixon [from Brisbane Blacks] NgaNyaywaNa Before delving into how Native Title legislation weighs up against true Land Rights, we must first take a … Continue reading

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of shock and awe and french human rights awards

it is with a great sense of shock and awe that the years of struggle by isja since late 1997 has been recognised for its ongoing human rights work with aborigines and their families, but especially with those families living … Continue reading

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The End of the ‘High Wage, High Work, High Consumption’ Deal

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The last meeting (and breakup) for this year of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 4th of December at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St West End. It will be on the topic: “The … Continue reading

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Crochet Coral Reef Book

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Dear Core Reef Contributors and Special Friends of the Reef As you know we’ve launched a Kickstarter for a book of the Crochet Coral Reef. We ask your help in spreading the word. The book will honor all 7000+ women … Continue reading

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Indonesian police launch massive crackdown on peaceful KNPB activists

From http://freewestpapua.org/ November 26, 2013 Indonesian police have today arrested a total of 41 KNPB activists in Timika, Jayapura and Sorong ahead of planned mass actions across West Papua this weekend for West Papua independence day. Crackdowns are continuing at … Continue reading

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Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests as hundreds flee to jungle after Indon Police open fire on peaceful KNPB demo

From http://westpapuamedia.info/ Before the shooting, a mass of people had gathered in the field outside the Expo Waena bus terminal and market in front of the Museum, mainly sitting and chatting while listening to speeches. According to the witness, police … Continue reading

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Another baby sacrifice sent offshore

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Baby Erfan, newborn in Darwin sent to Christmas island today

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BASE: Community Food Program Xmas Party!

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Wrong city, wrong country

Before all the others to come, there were some unexceptional flowers hand-wrapped in white tissue paper. A breeze whispered up Albert Street. The steps leading up to the blood stains were steep and had a left hand turn. The position … Continue reading

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Strengthened Pride

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Corey writes: This is about Aunty Dawn Daylight’s experiences as a child slave at the All Hallows’ convent in Brisbane in the 1950’s and 60’s. Aboriginal slavery was common and legal at that time. If you go through the transcript … Continue reading

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Simon Gittany’s behavior compares with domestic violence

Submitted by news on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 – 10:51am Domestic violence support groups say murderer Simon Gittany’s manipulative behaviour towards his fiancée Lisa Harnum before her death is typical domestic violence behavior. Gittany was found guilty yesterday of throwing … Continue reading

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NSW Aboriginal communities launch a ‘Culture Ride’

NSW Aboriginal communities launch a ‘Culture Ride’ against state heritage reform that “gags” Aboriginal voices RALLY 10.30am, Archibald Fountain – Hyde Park, Sydney to march to NSW Parliament House Aboriginal Elders and community members from rural areas such as Maitland … Continue reading

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Palmer Drama

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BOB KATTER: Well I’m tenaciously opposed to Clive (Palmer) getting the railway line or any other private person. And remember that these people represent foreign corporations, Gina Rinehart etcetera. And even if they represented Australia, even if Clive represented an … Continue reading

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CSG not worth risk to health & environment

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Media release 27 November 2013 CSG not worth risk to health & environment Health and climate impacts suggest unconventional gas is not the best option for Australia’s energy future, according to research released today. The research paper Is fracking good … Continue reading

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Public Disobedience SAVE the AMU (Clinic 2) and Roma St Sexual Health

Public Disobedience against LNP Government proposed closure of the AIDS Medical Unity rebranded as Clinic 2. Time: 4:30 PM on Wed 27 March 2013. Clinic 2 provides care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). Their team includes health … Continue reading

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My experience as a nurse on Christmas Island changed the core of my being

Working with asylum seekers as a mental health nurse has transformed me and challenged my ethics, but I am proud to have shown compassion to people with unbearably tragic stories Emma Hunter theguardian.com, Thursday 21 November 2013 14.01 AEST Last year … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Meeting

Wed Nov 27, 6pm Electrical Trades Union 41 Peel St, South Brisbane (enter from Merivale St) The state LNP government has launched a rash of legislation unprecedented in its ramifications for our fundamental rights and freedoms. Under cover of a … Continue reading

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Bimblebox article

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Bimblebox’s future in the hands of Greg Hunt Reprinted from Bimblebox.org and Courier mail November 11th, 2013 Kathleen Noonan wrote a great article in the Courier Mail on the weekend summing up the concerns about Bimblebox and Waratah Coal’s China … Continue reading

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Forced to live in limbo

Dear Pamela, Tony Abbott’s government has reintroduced Howard-era cruelty and we need to work together to bring it to an end. Temporary Protection Visas are senselessly harsh. They leave genuine refugees living in limbo and, by cancelling family reunions, force … Continue reading

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Film tells tale of Otway forestry battle

CLEARFELLING of bio diverse native forest on public land in the Otway Ranges ended in 2008 and the five-year anniversary of this environmental achievement will be celebrated when the Lorne Film Festival premieres the short film ‘Forest for the Trees’ … Continue reading

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Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case

It is a great day for freedom. — Sheila Washington, Scottsboro Boys Museum Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case – Americas – Al Jazeera English. *** Zimmerman acquittal came shortly after the US Supreme Court struck down the Voting … Continue reading

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Kuranda and the Federal Election

Over the course of this last year, Kuranda district residents have been the victims of a vicious political deal by the Liberal National Party (LNP) State Government led by Campbell Newman. The LNP‘s ungainly fix brushed aside our interests and … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Campaign Launch, G20, Equal Marriage & more…

1. RED ALERT – LAUNCHING A CIVIL LIBERTIES CAMPAIGN IN QLD Nov 27 2. MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY – THIS SATURDAY! 3. PUBLIC MEETING: G20, the LNP & Neoliberalism (Hosted by the Cloudland Collective) Nov 28 4. Next G20 Community Discussion … Continue reading

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Justice for the bowraville children

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  find attached the leaflet for the rally/march to be held this coming thursday 21/11 beginning at 10am at hyde park north, near the hyde park fountain. speakers will address the rally and when thought suitable then a march shall … Continue reading

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BASE Community Food Program Christmas Party

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Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy Community Food Program Christmas party! * karaoke * food * music * raffle * Fri Nov 29, 7pm Jagera Arts Hall, 121 Cordelia St, South Brisbane Meal available for $5 A fundraiser for the BASE Community … Continue reading

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US spies in Australian Parliament?

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A senior official has left open the prospect that parliamentary communications in Australia could be monitored by US intelligence through a “back door” provided by Microsoft operating systems. Eija Seittenranta, who is responsible for ensuring network security in Australia’s parliamentary … Continue reading

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Mother Agnes of Syria speaks on BBC

Just spoke to person organising Mother Agnes visit to England. She hope to drop in on the CW Retreat that will be lead by long time CW Carmen Trotta on Monday for an hour VID Carrmen Trotta speaking outside the … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Enjoy Retirement

It’s a bit like putting Scott Driscoll forward as integrity commissioner, or making Nathan Rees your families spokesperson, or giving Eddie Obeid the job as treasurer. The next thing you know we’ll be appointing some boof-headed young whippersnapper who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Tunnel vision on safety

The Airport Link tunnel project in Queensland. Picture: Liam Kidston Source: The Australian FOR Andrew Ramsay, it was the plethora of shiny, green, energy drink cans that told him all was not right on Brisbane’s Airport Link tunnel project. “Everywhere … Continue reading