Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Free the Army

Ghetto streets lead nowhere And ghetto cries fill the air. Uncle Sam’s in Nam to loot and rob And people starve at home cause there’s no jobs. — Rita Martinson ‘Soldier, We Love You’ by Rita Martinson is a song … Continue reading

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Where’s Justice for Sheila Oakley?

They came and took Sheila’s children And then, for good measure, They took her eye. Don’t say that they are not evil, Stolen Children Different name Same Game — ian curr  

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Australia’s Dirty Secret Exposed

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Reminder about public forum on offshore processing. Please help spread the word. Dear refugee supporters and other friends, Just a reminder about the public forum presented the Refugee Action Collective. It’s at 1pm, Saturday 5th July, at Kurilpa Hall, 174 … Continue reading

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The bone collectors: a brutal chapter in Australia’s past

herewith, without comment being necessary, is but a small taste of our true black and white history. this must be read! read with an open heart and shame…. then talk of reconciliation, respect and recognition!!!! fkj The bone collectors: a … Continue reading

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Indigenous voices: celebrating culture

July is jam-packed with a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and history. July is jam-packed with a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and history — with NAIDOC Week, Musgrave Park Family Fun Day and … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in July 2014

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FOCO NUEVO IN JULY Our guests for this month are sure to warm you up; YellowBird and the Mundy-Turner Band! YellowBird: One gal and three blokes doing harmonies, playing mandolin, guitars, ukuleles and other random instruments … warbling tunes grown … Continue reading

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‘CoPay, NoWay’ Community Education Stall

Davies Park market West End 8 – 9am Saturday 28 June As part of a larger movement, the Cloudland Collective will be campaigning to build support for the blocking of the $7 copayment in the Senate and stopping the LNP’s … Continue reading

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The Blood House: BHP sacks thousands in the West

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Mining company BHP Billiton is looking at cutting thousands of jobs from its iron ore operations in WA. The miner has already announced the loss of 500 jobs in recent months, including 100 at its headquarters in Perth. The ABC … Continue reading

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Contact Egyptian Embassy re-Peter Greste

Please contact to express dismay at 7 years given to Australian journalist Peter Greste for doing his job as a journalist. This sentence lowers the respect for Egypt and its judicial system throughout the world. His Excellency Dr Hassan Hanafy … Continue reading

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BrisCAN G20- General Meeting: Community responses to G20

Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Time: 9:30 for cuppa – 10:00am -12pm (space available longer if required) Place: Justice Place: 5 Abingdon St. Wooloongabba If possible – please bring some food or drink to share All welcome – child friendly … Continue reading

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Dawn to Dusk – reminisences of a rebel: childhood and youth

Dawn To Dusk, E. H. Lane 1939 PART I Childhood and Youth Chapter I. Early Influences It is a far cry from the old worn-out beliefs of the conservativism and reactionary political policies of 50 years ago, to the virile … Continue reading

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Koori Mail story about Straddie Sand Case

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[Editor’s note: story in Koori mail 18 june 2014, including an editorial on QYAC High Court Challenge.] GOOD on the Quandamookapeople for standing up to the bully-boy tactics of the Queensland Newman Government. Having had a signed and registered agreement … Continue reading

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Quandamooka reject Newman’s mandate claims for controversial North Stradbroke Island laws

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Senior representatives of the traditional owners of North Stradbroke Island – the Quandamooka people – have rejected claims by premier, Campbell Newman, that his government has a mandate for its North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Another Act Amendment … Continue reading

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Dawn to Dusk – reminiscences of a rebel

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The wiles of Labour politicians – the futility of fearful and reactionary Labour leaders have been revealed in this record, and the lessons I and others so bitterly learned should preclude any further waste of time and enthusiasm in vainly … Continue reading

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Tent embassy in the park

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Shut the Frack Up and Dance

Too often the fight to protect our land, water and communities from mining is hard and depressing work. This weekend it’s time to unwind! Community dance group 5Rhythms Wake Up and Dance have organised a fundraiser for Lock the Gate … Continue reading

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More on high court challenge to sand mining on Straddie

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Quandamooka versus Queensland: A tale of law, PR and Stradbroke Island I was coming from Roma St Station towards Kurilpa Bridge to the Queensland State Library yesterday thinking about my aboriginal studies with a final assignment due on Monday. I … Continue reading

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QLD Action for Muckaty – on June 20?

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Dear Nuclear Free Friends, Our friends in NT have called a National Day of Action against the proposed nuclear waste dump on Muckaty – for Friday June 20 – the first day of the Federal Court trial in Darwin when … Continue reading

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G20 People’s Summit: BBQ & Idea Jam

Resistance is fertile! Join us in Orleigh Park for BBQ, idea sharing and planning to grow our G20 Peoples Summit! OMG20: G20 People’s Summit: BBQ & Idea Jam – v 2.0 Date: Sunday, June 15 Time: 2:30pm Place: Orleigh Park … Continue reading

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Brisbane organising meeting in response to Fed budget – 10 June

MEETING NOTICE The budget has given rise to widespread anger in the community. A Brisbane rally is now being planned for July 6 in response to attacks upon higher education, health care, and welfare including indigenous welfare and so on. … Continue reading

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Corinda Coal Dust Forum. This Wednesday, 11th of June 6 pm

Corinda Public Meeting – For a Coal Dust Free Brisbane You’re invited to a public forum this Wednesday night in Corinda to learn more about the health effects of coal dust in suburban Brisbane. Currently 3500 uncovered coal trains every … Continue reading

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Quandamooka Lodgement of High Court Documents – Friday 6 June – 10:00 am

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Dear Quandamooka Community and FriendsPlease note that tomorrow the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) will be lodging a legal challenge in the High Court of Australia against the Newman Government’s amendment to the NSIPSA Act to extend mining without Quandamooka … Continue reading

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Reminder: Foco Nuevo in June

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FOCO NUEVO IN JUNE Friday, 6 June 2014, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Penny Davies & Roger Ilott / Orange And Silver / Jumping Fences Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 … Continue reading

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Generation Alpha Blog Launched… with giveaways!

Hello all Our website/blog has just been launched! We have fantastic writers, artists, photographers and poets from around the globe ready to contribute quality and engaging work with an ecological focus. So much so that I don’t want any of … Continue reading

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Muckaty hearing – background

Day one of the Federal Court hearing into the legality of the Muckaty nomination as the site for a nuclear waste dump has raised serious questions about the Governments RadioActive Waste Management Act and if it allows nominations to be … Continue reading

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Young Brisbane woman keen to re connect with culture.

Jade is determined to re connect with culture http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Jade-is-determined-to-re-connect-with-culture.mp3 Jade Stocky caama photo

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Why care about the health and well-being of asylum seekers?

A report on the refugee detention centre in Nauru by five independent clinical experts posted online by The Guardian on Friday paints a bleak picture of life on the island, particularly for children. But why should we care about how … Continue reading

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Christopher Pyne and His Attempt to Re-ignite the Culture Wars

The June 2014 meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 4th of June at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury StWest End. The topic is “Christopher Pyne and His Attempt to Re-ignite the Culture … Continue reading

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Urgent need to house family of seven children

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Good people, once again from Gerry on a homeless family, this time a family of seven very young children (6 girls, 1 boy) – please help out where you can. Attached this time is a photo of 5 of the … Continue reading