Monthly Archives: October 2014

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G20: Young People’s Forum

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G20: friends and enemies

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[Publisher’s Note: The ABC focus in the 7.30 report last night was on the violence and not what people are saying they want, what concerns them – stolen lands, stolen children, first nations sovereignty, low wages, bad jobs, decolonisation before … Continue reading

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Murder in Custody: mark mason rally and march

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find attached the leaflet advertising the 4th anniversary of the killing of mark mason by nsw police at collarenebri on the 11th of november, 2010. the mason family and isja invite you to attend on the 14th november, 2014 to … Continue reading

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Call for indigenous sovereignty, climate action, more jobs and better jobs

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Rally to call for indigenous sovereignty, climate action, more jobs and better jobs, and justice for working families. 11am Saturday Nov 15 @ Roma Street Forum Please share with friends and colleagues.

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Foco Nuevo in November

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FOCO NUEVO IN NOVEMBER Our guests this month are Asch Rose and The HooHa Band. Don’t miss out! Asch-Rose: New Zealand born singer/songwriter Asch-Rose sings with unaffected purity and an astonishing ability to delight and captivate. Drawing influences from folk, … Continue reading

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Protected: Bring Ross Home!

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Nauru-A tragedy awaits

This morning a 16 year old boy from Nauru rang. He said I am not safe. I am in danger here. Please help us. He is a UAM that is he has no parents or family. He has been released … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conference: “Voices for Peace and Justice in the” Middle East

[Editor’s note: I publish this here to indicate the level of understanding in the US of the conflict in the middle east.] Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 – 8 Conference on Palestine/Israel – Madison. At the Pyle Center on the … Continue reading

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G20: we are all excluded

G20 march poster (6).pdf

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Here we are … again

Killing in custody of ms. dhu

Brisbane Rally in support of justice for Ms Dhu 23 oct 2014 All these years after the murder of John Pat by police Ms Dhu is killed in custody for failure to pay a $1,000 transit fine. Continue reading

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Fight for cubba cubba

isja has been an avid supporter of the fight to save middle head, or cubba cubba to give it its aboriginal name, since we were made aware that this historical, but public, area had two projects vying for its space. … Continue reading

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Strangers in paradise – 101 East

MANUS EXPOSED “It’s like a prison, like Guantanamo Bay, the one America built in Cuba,” says Faisal. As he sits in a refugee detention centre on an island in the middle of the Pacific, his dream of starting a new … Continue reading

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G20 People’s Summit

“Visioning another World”: The G20 Peoples Summit will be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action bringing together local and international thinkers on economics, environment, climate change, social justice, colonisation, rights, politics and peace. Contact … Continue reading

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Over 300 times we have died in their custody

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FOCO lives

It is on the Radical Times Historical Archive under the FOCO thumbnail which is at position 2C in the grid. Click on: “A shorter, précis version of the above article designed for publication (5000 words) illustrated with 18 images.” Then … Continue reading

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Bill to expand immigration minister’s border powers hangs in the balance

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Its success depends on the support of crossbenchers, with Labor signalling it will reject it in its current form Sister Brigid Arthur says ‘the powers of the minister under this bill are being drastically increased’. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP The fate … Continue reading

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CIVIL LIBERTIES and OTHER CASUALTIES of Abbott’s War in Iraq

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PUBLIC MEETING this SATURDAY in Brisbane CIVIL LIBERTIES and OTHER CASUALTIES of Abbott’s War in Iraq Speakers: Dr Peter Slezak – University of NSW Salam El Merebi – AMARAH Andrew Bartlett – Qld Greens Meeting details: 3:30pm Saturday October 25th … Continue reading

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We are all excluded

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The Cloudland Collective is helping to promote a rally and march that is coinciding with the G20 leaders summit. We are leafleting at the Woodridge Train Station Markets this Sunday (26 October). So you can pick up fresh produce and … Continue reading

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Black is

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Vale Gough

RIP Gough Whitlam Gough Whitlam is remembered more for the agony of the dismissal than for the many great achievements his government wrought in a mere three years, writes Mungo MacCallum. Gough Whitlam may have taken great delight in designing … Continue reading

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Keep Uranium in the Ground!

On this day, 37 years ago (22 October 1977) the largest mass arrests in Australian history occurred in an attempt to stop the mining and export of Uranium, a radio-active metal that has caused countless deaths, most recently at Fukushima … Continue reading

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Decision on the sacred fire

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Sacred Fire Magistrate Callaghan handed down his decision in the Brisbane Magistrates Courts today, 22 Oct 2014, concerning the sacred fire. He decided that the fire lit at the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy is a sacred fire and accepted the … Continue reading

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A Whitlam trifecta

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Whitlam was the first successful attempt by the Labor party to put a middle class person in the Lodge. They tried with Dr Herbert Vere “Bert” Evatt (leader from 13 June 1951 – 9 February 1960) but failed after being closely defeated by Menzies. Ironically it was Communist party preferences that kept Evatt out in the credit squeeze election of 1960. Whitlam was the longest ever federal leader of the ALP – Gough Whitlam 10y 10m 14d (8 February 1967 – 22 December 1977) when he lost to Fraser for the second time. Continue reading

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BrisCommunity Action G20 – general meeting

Next Brisbane Community Action Network (BrisCAN) G20 Meeting Date: Sunday October 26 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 … Continue reading

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Unemployed Workers Union formed

We are an organisation formed in 2014 by a group of people who were fed up with being pushed around by Centrelink and the Employment Services providers. After seeing that there were many others who were just as frustrated as … Continue reading

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nda for death in custody of ms. dhu

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STOP PRESS +++ STOP BLACK DEATHS in CUSTODY +++ Brisbane Rally 11 am Parliament House George Street Brisbane Thursday 23 October 2014 ++++ find below the news article setting out the call for the national day of action that the … Continue reading

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G20 threat to community services

BrisCAN spokesperson, Mr Adrian Skerritt, said “This November the G20 will be discussing further cuts to community services, including public education and health care.” “The G20’s ‘fiscal consolidation policies’ will mean more of the attacks we have already seen from … Continue reading

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Ross is locked up! Please sign the petition

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Somewhere between 7am and 10 am on Thursday 15 October 2014 they came for Ross at his home in Sunnybank. His carer had just left for work. No warning was given to Ross’s unpaid carer or his support people despite … Continue reading

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Protected: Public Trustee Qld and associate of former ALP Premiers

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Eyes for Peace

Veteran activist of the Iraq war will tour the Spanish state against the warmongering policies of USA / Spain Eyes for Peace Very interesting tour of this veteran activist of the Iraq war, and the ability to tie all the … Continue reading