G20 Laws Community Information Session

Thursday July 31 5:30pm Brisbane Square Library Bookings required: 3214 6333 or camielle Here is an Opinion Piece from Scott McDougall - the Director of Caxton Legal Service http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-let-us-use-our-moment-to-shine-a-light-on-democracy/story-fnihsr9v-1227003313927 Opinion: Let us use our moment to shine a light on democracy Scott McDougall The Courier-Mail July 28, 2014 12:00AM http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/external?url=http://content6.video.news.com.au/V2czEzbzr8Wy7ODfz-nC1hDPb--hPbN7/promo230007702&width=650&api_key=kq7wnrk4eun47vz9c5xuj3mc THE G20 summit presents an … Continue reading G20 Laws Community Information Session

The authoritarian dimensions of neoliberalism in Queensland

The next meeting of the 17 Group will occur on Wednesday the 6th of August at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. It will discuss some of the main features of the Newman Government under the title “The authoritarian dimensions of neoliberalism in Queensland”. The speaker will be Dr Chris … Continue reading The authoritarian dimensions of neoliberalism in Queensland

He who must be Obeid

[Editor's Note: ... and Australian political leaders keep accusing other countries of corruption ... yes, and why did Premier Bob Carr axe Eddie Obeid from cabinet? — Ian Curr, July, 2014] One million dollars which was transferred from a Swiss bank account operated by former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson was likely to have been Eddie … Continue reading He who must be Obeid

My grandfather, the blackfella who ran away from himself

[Editor's Note: Callum talks of trans-generational trauma caused by the ongoing stolen generation. WBT publishes Callum's story here (from the Guardian) because it is important ... it helps us understand what it is to identify as an aboriginal person, to be an aboriginal person ... WBT thanks brother Callum for having the courage and the intellectual … Continue reading My grandfather, the blackfella who ran away from himself

Let’s talk G20: Community Listening Posts in West End

The G20 is coming to our community. What does that mean to you? A listening post is a space for community conversations – a platform for engagement with ideas. There are no right or wrong answers – just a willingness to share and to discuss issues of import – or that impact our community - … Continue reading Let’s talk G20: Community Listening Posts in West End

‘Nazi’ cop works in Townsville City Watchouse

[Editor's Note: Down through the years the Townsville City Watchouse has been the place of unnecessary strip searching, police violence, racist abuse, verballing, detention of political prisoners (e.g. Lex Wotton) and aboriginal deaths in custody. It seems that in the age of the internet it has reached a new low, a officer working there has … Continue reading ‘Nazi’ cop works in Townsville City Watchouse

The People and the Olive

PACSI will be screening THE PEOPLE AND THE OLIVE (along with a bonus documentary OCCUPATION 101) this Saturday night 2 August, at the Queensland Multicultural Centre on 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Qld (free parking available on site). Details of the night are in the attached flyer. Middle Eastern food and light refreshments will be … Continue reading The People and the Olive

No Mandate for Uranium Mining – Hiroshima Day 2014 Brisbane

QLD: Open for business? As of July 1, the Newman government is accepting applications for uranium mines in Queensland. Join us outside Parliament House - as Parliament sits- to say No Campbell - no uranium - not now - not ever... No Mandate for Uranium Mining! Hiroshima Day 2014 Weds August 6 12pm Speakers Corner … Continue reading No Mandate for Uranium Mining – Hiroshima Day 2014 Brisbane

Warrants sought for the Arrest of Tony Abbott & Co

[Editor’s Note: add ‘kidnapping’ to the charge of 'piracy on the high seas’ for the Australian Government’s transporting the 157 refugees to Curtin detention centre. … the mere fact that the government abducted refugees in international waters (if that is where they were) and brought them to Australia indicates that they were not illegal in … Continue reading Warrants sought for the Arrest of Tony Abbott & Co

The Liberal Zionists

[Editorial: I post this article from the New York Review of Books in an attempt to understand the delusional nature of zionists who broadcast their inhumane views openly to a world that bears witness to wholesale killing of children in Gaza - a place where the average age is 17 years which means that a … Continue reading The Liberal Zionists

MH 17: Who Stands to Gain?

The Russian military has released military monitoring data which challenge allegations circulating in the media pertaining to the MH 17 crash in the Donetsk Region of Eastern Ukraine on July 17 2014. Questions have been raised about Kiev military jets tracking MH 17, Ukrainian air traffic controllers and the deployment of Buk missile systems. Kiev … Continue reading MH 17: Who Stands to Gain?

BrisCAN General Meeting Peoples’ Convergence

Want to get involved in community responses to the G20? Brisbane Community Action Network G20 invites you our next general meeting - this Sunday 9:30 at Justice Place - Wooloongabba! Peoples Convergence BrisCAN-G20 - Brisbane Community Action Network - G20 General Meeting Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Time: 9:30 for cuppa - 10:00am -12pm (space … Continue reading BrisCAN General Meeting Peoples’ Convergence

Monthly newsletter on Palestine, Wikileaks and Neo-Nazis

Antony Loewenstein Newsletter < Friday 25, July 2014 Greece, guts and Gaza Dear all, With Gaza burning under Israeli bombardment, Syria burning under Saudi backed thugs and Iraq and Afghanistan burning under extremist forces, it's hard to find stories of positivity in the news at the moment. But resistance lives, we just have to look … Continue reading Monthly newsletter on Palestine, Wikileaks and Neo-Nazis

Friendly Neighbourhood Fascist: Shinzo Abe

When Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addressed the Australian parliament on July 7 (2014) it was as if its members were welcoming a Neo-Nazi who had become Chancellor of Germany. Abe worships his maternal grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi , who had been a wartime cabinet minister. He escaped prosecution as a Class-A War Criminal when the … Continue reading Friendly Neighbourhood Fascist: Shinzo Abe

Foco Nuevo in August

  FOCO NUEVO IN AUGUST Another sure antidote if you're feeling the cold; this month Foco Nuevo's guests will be Orsino's Safari and Clare Quinn! Orsino's Safari: an adventure through music, where the prize outweighs the risks, and the journey takes you across genres, continents and instrumental styles. Full of rhythm, life and energy four … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in August

Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children

OFFICIAL PUBLIC LAUNCH 1:45pm for 2pm launch Saturday, 6 September On the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral. We will all wear purple scarves. If you already have one, please wear it. If not, don't worry, we will provide! Please also bring a percussion instrument to play – e.g.a tambourine, triangle or small hand drum. Dear … Continue reading Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children

Terrible sadness at the MITA tonight

Terrible sadness at the MITA tonight. A stateless Rohingya family with three children are to be sent back to Christmas Island tomorrow morning. > The children have just started school in Melbourne- no school on Christmas for camp kids. > > Today a very sad day as they were reunited with their teenage son after … Continue reading Terrible sadness at the MITA tonight

Coal dust ‘spread across Barrier Reef’

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard. Senators are touring Queensland this week to examine how the Australian and Queensland governments manage the reef, as UNESCO threatens to list it as a World Heritage site in danger. James Cook University (JCU) … Continue reading Coal dust ‘spread across Barrier Reef’

No Peace without Justice

We will not “return to a living death” of siege and blockade, say Gaza civil society leaders. [Editor's Note: Readers can see from the signatures below that No Peace without Justice  is a sentiment shared by Palestinian community both inside and outside Gaza - people who are losing loved ones, people who have lost so … Continue reading No Peace without Justice

‘Don’t be afraid, don’t give up’ – boy in Gaza

"I say to the resistance, 'Don't be afraid, don't give up, don't do anything before taking revenge for my brother and my nephew and my two other cousins and take the revenge for the whole country ... and take revenge for the world and all the sad people with no home'." — Muntaser Bakr in … Continue reading ‘Don’t be afraid, don’t give up’ – boy in Gaza

153 human beings held incommunicado

MR MERKEL: Can I say this, your Honour? If your Honour could possibly give us the thoughts that your Honour had in writing so we can start working together on those forthwith - - - HAYNE J: That is what junior solicitors are for, Mr Merkel, to scribble down what the judge said, but, yes, … Continue reading 153 human beings held incommunicado

Seeking Humane and Positive Solutions: Asylum Seekers and Refugees

PUBLIC MEETING- what communities are doing as our country descends into cruelty. 7.30pm Wednesday - 23 July Community Hub - Station Precinct, Maryborough Facilitator: David Sutton, Deputy Principal of the Maryborough Education Centre The situation of asylum seekers and refugees in our country continues to be grim and we need to speak up on their … Continue reading Seeking Humane and Positive Solutions: Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Wretched of the Earth

Europeans, you must open this book and enter into it. After a few steps in the darkness you will see strangers gathered around a fire; come close, and listen, for they are talking of the destiny they will mete out to your trading-centres and to the hired soldiers who defend them. --- Jean-Paul Sartre [Editor's … Continue reading Wretched of the Earth

Aboriginal communities say ‘We’re taking back our land and children’

Aboriginal communities from across Australia met in Brisbane on July 11, 2014 to attend a day of protest and planning against the ongoing removal of children from Aboriginal families. Aunty Karen Fusi from the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy and Aunty Hazel Collins from Grandmothers Against Removal Gunnedah told the National Forum Against Ongoing Stolen Generations … Continue reading Aboriginal communities say ‘We’re taking back our land and children’