Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Palm Sunday ‘Walk for Justice for Refugees’

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WE HOPE YOUR ORGANISATION WILL BE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE PALM SUNDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES on Sunday 13 April Bring your banner and placards! The Palm Sunday Walk Organisation Committee – a broad coalition of community groups, churches … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald bags attorney general and his cronies

[Editor’s note: The war between the Queensland attorney general and his judges continues unabated. This time the bill to place the Crime and Misconduct Commission under political control is criticised by retired judge Tony Fitzgerald. It was Fitzgerald who headed … Continue reading

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The Red and the Black

The workers’s flag is deepest red, It shrouded oft our martyr’d dead And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold, Their hearts’ blood dyed its ev’ry fold. Black is the traditional color of anarchism, and red is the traditional color … Continue reading

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Mater nurses and midwives need your support TODAY

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Dear friends, as I’m sure you are aware the public health system is under intense attack – both at a national level, but also currently by the Queensland government. The method they are using at present is to reduce the … Continue reading

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Abbott – Making Australia the Country It Once Was

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Foco Nuevo in April

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Following on from our anniversary celebrations we continue to bring great live music; this month our guest performers are Nice Verdes and Sue Wighton. Nice Verdes first started playing music together back in 2003 when they met in Vancouver. Since … Continue reading

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Not even climate change will kill off capitalism

[Editor’s Note: Interesting analysis of the resilience of capitalism.] Arguably the single most important mistake the revolutionary movements of the 60s and 70s made was to overlook the resilience of capitalism. The idea – catastrophism, as it is often called … Continue reading

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Cloudland Collective on the Queensland Doctors’ Dispute

The Newman government’s attempts to push public hospital doctors onto unfair individual contracts is an attack on our public hospitals and on the rights of all those who work in the Queensland public sector. The proposed contracts will replace existing … Continue reading

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17 Group: “What does the radical instinct look like today?”

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 2nd of April at 7 pm in unit 6 at number 20 Drury St West End. The discussion, facilitated and introduced by a panel of three young … Continue reading

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Indigi-Briz hosts fundraiser for Indigenous Reading Project

4ZZZ’s Indigi-Briz radio show will hold an event on April 6 at Brisbane’s The New Globe Theatre to raise crucial funds for 4ZZZ community radio and the Indigenous Reading Project to improve the reading rate in Indigenous Australians. The Indigenous … Continue reading

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Cloudland collective request for help at civil liberties meeting

Hello everyone The Cloudland Collective is seeking help handing out leaflets and petitioning at the civil liberties meeting this Monday night (24 March) 7pm, Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall. There will be a fantastic line-up. Speakers include: Terry O’Gorman (Qld … Continue reading

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Supporting the Palestinian BDS campaign – Stand with Professor Jake Lynch

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Don’t miss this important Public Meeting Supporting the Palestinian BDS campaign and the Academic Boycott of Israel. Featuring Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director of Sydney University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) Associate Professor Halim Rane is one of … Continue reading

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Aunty Barbara re-united with her grand daughter Tiara!

[Editor’s note – this story has been on hold awaiting outcome of legal proceedings … now it can be published without risk to the parties concerned.] On 17 March 2014 I spent the day in the Qld Civil Administration Tribunal … Continue reading

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Russia, Ukraine, journalism and drugs

The revelations from former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden continue to reveal the loss of privacy in the modern world (listen to him speak at a recent TED event and SXSW session in Texas). The details of NSA overreach and criminality … Continue reading

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Pilger joins Aboriginal activists in renewed fight for rights

Pilger joins Aboriginal activists in renewed fight for rights PUBLIC FORUM Friday 6.30PM 21 March 2014 REDFERN TOWN HALL 73 PITT STREET, REDFERN Marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Organised by Stop The Intervention Collective … Continue reading

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Government racism razes Swan Valley Nyungah Community

In breaking news, the Western Australian State Government sent in demolition contractors to raze the vacant residences of the Swan Valley Nyungah Community. Emotions ran high among former residents, many of whom remain homeless. They only learned of the demolition … Continue reading

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BFU presents: Alternative Responses to Violence

BFU is pleased to present a panel discussion and interactive workshop on alternatives to violence. Violence against women is a complex and far-reaching issue. Impacts are felt across the community. These speakers tackle the issues of preventing, confronting and responding … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Coup – how the Godfather rules from Canberra to Kiev

By John Pilger Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in  Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the  historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them  democracies, have met a … Continue reading

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No hope for New Acland: landholders

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LANDOWNERS on the Darling Downs say they have been ignored and let down by the state government over a potential mine expansion. Oakey beef producer and veterinarian Dr Nicki Laws said the government had reneged on an election promise to … Continue reading

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Brisbane (a doing word)

Matty, like all good Queensland 20-something uni students, doesn’t know what the hell to do with his life. He does stand up comedy, but no one laughs. He does contemporary theatre, but no one can see the point. He does … Continue reading

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“New Unionism 2014”

The agenda for New Unionism 2014, a conference of labour-movement activists sponsored by Workers’ Liberty, IWGB University of London, Ruskin College UCU, PCS Independent Left, and Lambeth Activists, is now online, at http://newunionismconference.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/conference-agenda-published/. It is also appended below. Remember, you … Continue reading

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we’re back for justice

find attached the new poster advertising the fact that ‘we’re back for justice’ whereby gail hickey and her family, her supporters, including this association, will rally once more outside the nsw parliament house at 12.30 on wednesday 19 march, 2014 … Continue reading

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Our Urban Voice

Our Urban Voice Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Friday, 21 March 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEDT) The Boundary Hotel 137 Boundary St West End, QLD 4101 Australia Attend Event Share: I’m … Continue reading

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NASTY MEDICINE – Qld Health and the doctors dispute

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The Cloudland Collective presents a community meeting…. NASTY MEDICINE – Qld Health and the doctors’ dispute Speakers include: Dr Brian Senewiratne Meeting details: 7pm Thursday 20 March Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary St, West End The Newman government wants to impose … Continue reading

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Santos Action: New Articles to Share, Update for Sunday

The press keeps coming. This article just out in the Daily Telegraph is the best yet. The Crikey one is worth reading and sharing around too. The Australian copied the Courier Mail article and there will be something different in … Continue reading

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this sorry expose of the abject disgrace in our caring for those with mental health problems within the so-called justice system in this country is but another big tick on the australian governments’ shame board. and there are way too … Continue reading

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Rally April 11 – NO to continuing Stolen Generations

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STOP Press *** STOP Press *** STOP Press *** The Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE) is sending a delegation to this rally in Tamworth. Karen Fusi will represent BASE and will speak at the rally. This is an important linking … Continue reading

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March in March — Brisbane

The March in March was a festive vote of no confidence in the Abbott government.  (Refer https://www.facebook.com/events/501397403315324/) The Brisbane event is part of the national March in March movement and began in Matthew Donovan’s bedroom. He got on facebook and … Continue reading

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Stephen Keim SC on how the bikie laws deny the right to work

Stephen Keim SC spoke at the meeting on ‘Punitive Populism and the neoliberal agenda of the Newman government’. He spoke about how some of the provisions of the anti-association laws breach a fundamental human right – the right to work. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Foco Nuevo Turns Six

FOCO NUEVO TURNS SIX Friday, 7 March 2014, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Daylight Moon / Caroline Hammond / Jumping Fences As always Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 / $7 BYO More info: www.foconuevo.org.au … Continue reading