The king of love is dead

http://youtu.be/d3jiFbOMr8E REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: I want to talk with you mainly about our struggle in the United States and, before taking my seat, talk about some of the larger struggles in the whole world and some of the more difficult struggles in places like South Africa. But there is a desperate, poignant question … Continue reading The king of love is dead

Change in the air across Southern Europe

From Podemos to Syriza Change is in the Air Across Southern Europe Last night (Thursday, January 22, 2015), Pablo Iglesias of Podemos spoke at a massive Syriza rally in Athens, just three days before the Greek elections that Syriza is expected to win. The fates of Syriza and Podemos are increasingly seen as linked – … Continue reading Change in the air across Southern Europe

The Earth asks: what has the LNP done for me?

If you can’t decide who to vote for in the Queensland state election, lend me your ear.  Today I’m wearing my Friends of the Earth hat and this week, the week of the hastily cobbled together Queensland election, the Earth needs you more than ever. Careful Kim from Friends of the Earth #qldvotes The Earth … Continue reading The Earth asks: what has the LNP done for me?

Invasion Day and the Nation State

[PShift friday 23 Jan 2015 4zzz fm 102.1] Ian discusses how the modern nation state overcame aboriginal resistance and went on to colonise Australia. Interview with Les Malezer, co-chair of Aboriginal Congress about recognition of aboriginal and Torres Strait Island nations on Invasion Day 26 Jan 2015. Listen at http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift/2015-01-23 <strong>Playlist</strong> Provocalz - One Land … Continue reading Invasion Day and the Nation State

Australia Day: Indigenous people are told to ‘get over it’. It’s impossible

When Aboriginal people boycott celebrations, we are told to move on. It's like the breathtaking legacy of disadvantage we have to endure did not exist Every year, Australia tries to wash away its hidden history with displays of overt nationalism. On 26 January, Australians plant their union jacks in parks and beaches across the country, or … Continue reading Australia Day: Indigenous people are told to ‘get over it’. It’s impossible

Arrested Manus protesters face jail conditions until refugee status decided

[PN: Who can sanction this?] None of the 58 asylum seekers who were arrested following protests have been charged yet face living in prison for an indeterminate time Fifty-eight detainees forcibly removed from the Manus Island detention centre could be held in jail without charge until their refugee status determinations are made. Video footage obtained … Continue reading Arrested Manus protesters face jail conditions until refugee status decided