Monthly Archives: February 2014

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The Jews Are Helping Muslims Take Over The West

By Garibaldi One often hears Islamophobes in the “counterjihad” movement claiming to be defenders of the “Judeo-Christian” West against the spread of Islam and the enfranchisement of Muslims in Western democracies. The term Judeo-Christian gained currency in the middle of … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo Turns Six

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FOCO NUEVO TURNS SIX Come and join us as we celebrate our sixth anniversary, along with guest performers; Daylight Moon and Caroline Hammond. Daylight Moon: Helena Bond and Ross Clark present a folky-jazzy blend of popular songs and Ross’s compositions. … Continue reading

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First Nations response to G20 meeting

DECOLONISATION BEFORE PROFIT PROGRAM Brisbane 8-14 November 2014 Saturday 8th Rally and march from Roma St Forum to Musgrave Park.  Welcome to Country ceremony.  Set up camp in Musgrave Park. Activities with a focus on First Nations and decolonisation in the … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of ‘an aboriginal purpose’?

R v Wharton & Chitts: defence of the sacred fire — Brisbane Central Magistrates Court, 26 February 2014. On 30 April 2012 two men, Wayne Wharton and Hamish Chitts, were arrested by armed police for ‘obstruction‘ while attending an aboriginal … Continue reading

‘Addressing these challenges requires ambition’: The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

I encourage people to read and consider the arguments made here by Dave Eden.

And to challenge all assumptions made by the G20 finance leaders summit held in Sydney Last Weekend — especially the assumption that says the world is divided into a few rich countries and many poor ones.
Ian Curr
26 Feb 2014

If you would like to hear what ‘the boss’ thinks try this summary http://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/02/george-soros-the-euro-crisis-might-be-over-but-europes-nightmare-is-getting-worse/ The full analysis is also worth a read at http://www.georgesoros.com/interviews-speeches/entry/the_future_of_europe/
Steve
26 Feb 2014

The Word From Struggle Street

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…money only has one face, that of the boss.

                                                                        (Negri, 1991, p. 23)

Over the last few days a number of important meetings of the G20 have been held in Sydney. The main meetings have been the Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting #2 (20th to 22nd February) and the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting (22nd to 23 Feb) but there has also been a joint round table between the B20( the Business 20) and G20 on Infrastructure and the launch of an OECD report Going for Growth as well as we can assume countless photo-ops, corridor conversations and long lunches – noticeably Christine Lagarde from the IMF is in town. All this should emphasize to us how the Leaders Forum is only one element in what seems to be a now year round series of events, meetings and discussion that work to constitute the…

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Wed 5th of March Meeting of 17 Group

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 5th of March at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. It will be about the inauguration of a new progressive Queensland-based thinktank, … Continue reading

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cops, lies and tasers

Published by aneartotheground on Feb 25, 2014 Sam Watson speaks at protest against the tasering of Sheila Oakley by Logan police.

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Rally for Refugees – close Manus Island!

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Rally 5:30pm Friday, February 28, 2014, King George Square * Close Manus Island and Nauru concentration camps! * Bring refugees to Australia and process them in the community! * Dismiss Scott Morrison! * Free the refugees! LAST FRIDAY NIGHT saw … Continue reading

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brisCAN-g20 working together discussion

(FB event) https://www.facebook.com/events/322438161214440/ Sunday, March 2, 2014 10:00am Justice Place, 5 Abingdon Street Wooloongabba Allies, associates, adversaries take heed! At the first meeting of BrisCAN-G20 we asked people what they DID WANT and DID NOT WANT at actions against the … Continue reading

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“The Whole World is Watching”: 1982

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“The Whole World is Watching” (25 minutes) The idea of the video was to mobilise support for the Aboriginal protests planned to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in 1982. The filmmakers interviewed Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Gary Foley, … Continue reading

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Logan City Council Art Gallery: February/March 2014 – Exhibition Invitation

Exhibitions and Workshops February/March 2014 – Exhibition Invitation Mayor Pam Parker and Councillors of Logan City Council cordially invite you and a guest to the official opening of our February/March exhibitions: To be opened by Alissar Chidiac, Creative Producer, No … Continue reading

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“Grevious bodily harm” – criminal law 101 for lazy cops

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A cop tasered Sheila Oakley in the eye at her home on Jacaranda Avenue at Woodridge, south of Brisbane, around 1:00pm (AEST) on 6 Feb 2014. It is now 18 days later. The police man has not been named, suspended … Continue reading

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Open letter to Australia from Manus Island detainees

Photos have now surfaced of Manus Island immigration detainees.  Here, IA provides moving first-hand accounts from them speaking about their appalling conditions – along with more images detailing Australia’s shame. Manus mother washing Manus mother washing. Is it because we … Continue reading

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Death-in-custody on Manus

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i know this is a long post but i believe it is more than necessary whatever the true facts are on mannus island’s detention camp riots/attacks over recent days there is one salient truth that stands above all the abbott/morrison … Continue reading

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Tonight: Vigil for asylum seekers

Join us this weekend to Light The Dark in memory of Reza Berati RSVP here

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Huge swing against government in Redcliffe

The LNP only polled 35.13% of the primary vote in the Redcliffe by-election on 22 Feb 2014. Qld Local Government Reform Alliance ran an independent candidate in the Redcliffe by-election, Len Thomas, who drew over 10% of the primary vote. … Continue reading

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More jobs gone at Telstra plus … at QANTAS

Telecom / Telstra First they corporatised it — 1982 (Fraser) then they did a partial sale — 1993-96  (Keating) then they privatised it — 1996 (Howard) then they sacked the workers — 2014 (Abbott) … and the Labor Party-in-government sold … Continue reading

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Flying Foam Massacre Remembrance Day

  STAND UP FOR THE BURRUP Pilbara Aboriginal people commemorate of one of Australia’s largest massacres West Pilbara Aboriginal people are gathering this Sunday 23 February at King Bay, site of the world famous Burrup rock art, to commemorate one … Continue reading

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We still right here – silent no more!

Speak for life, speak of hope, I speak of this change, our home, changing to change, just. Who said that all is lost? I come to offer my heart. – from Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón by Fito Páez, … Continue reading

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Silent No More!

Police, DOCSs, QCAT, Housing Collude! There is open collusion between Queensland government agencies against the poor. For a long time, Police, Department of Community Services, QCAT (Justice Department) and Department of Housing & Public Works have swapped private information about … Continue reading

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Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón

Who said that all is lost? I come to offer my heart, so much blood that the river carried, I come to offer my heart. It will not be so easy, and I know what happens, not be as simple … Continue reading

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Bakunin

Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:30pm Turnstyle Community Hub, 10 Laura St Highgate Hill A night to celebrate 200 years since the birth of influential anarchist Mikhail Bakunin. Featuring a discussion on Bakunin from Morgan Gibson, music by Pink Mouse and … Continue reading

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Popular Education Workshop

Educate the Educator Today at 10:00am until Tomorrow at 4:00pm 5 Abingdon Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia. This two day workshop will explore the theory and practice of popular education, otherwise known as ‘educating the educators’. Your facilitators, Eliza and Clare, … Continue reading

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Sexual abuse in Australian prisons

by Gerry Georgatos February 19th, 2014 A Kimberley mother, who has corresponded with The Stringer for nearly a year, has lodged complaints that her son, who is in prison is on a near daily basis sexually abused and that prison … Continue reading

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Washington’s Military Aid to Israel: Fake Peace Process, Real War Process

February 10, 2014 by Yves Smith Yves here. Chase Madar describes the curious phenomenon of how, on an economic and military basis, Israel should be regarded as a client state, yet operates as an equal partner and even tries to … Continue reading

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Help needed with leafleting for public meeting

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Hello all Can anyone help with leafleting to promote the civil liberties meeting next week? The meeting is titled ‘Taking Liberties: “Punitive populism” and the neo-liberal agenda of the Newman government’ and a leaflet is attached. We are seeking to … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo Turns Six

Foco Nuevo, the monthly concert organised by Brisbane musicians Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse celebrates its sixth birthday on Friday 7th March at West End’s Kurilpa Hall. The anniversary concert will feature Sue and Lachlan’s group, Jumping Fences and invited … Continue reading

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MANUS has many victims

LOST DOCUMENTS ( by Australia) PLACE PEOPLE IN INDEFINITE DETENTION The information debacle in immigration which has seen 10,000 names and details of refugees exposed online has many faces. The first families who were taken to Manus are still in … Continue reading

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Support Sheila Oakley!

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BFU Presents: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Capitalism.

Car park under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:30pm until 8:30pm Don’t panic! The universe is pretty large and intergalactic travel can get quite tiresome. Perhaps one of the most tiresome areas to … Continue reading