Daily Archives: April 1, 2015


No Foco Nuevo in April but…

Owing to Good Friday there will be no Foco Nuevo in April but… In the meantime some of you might like to come along to our next gig! Folk at the Friary Saturday April 18 6-9 pm The Brookfield Centre … Continue reading


Artists right to say ‘no’

The Australian branch of an organisation that openly supports and advocates for Israel, and whose internal policies lead to the exclusion of dissenting voices, has repackaged itself as an ‘apolitical,’ pluralistic Jewish community group. With the help of the local press Continue reading

4ZZZ: on this day

joint effort

Please find attached the “on this day” history lesson for April.
It’s a bit light on – any other details would be greatly appreciated.
Also, an image from Zed Beat market day if anyone has one???

April 7 1989

A benefit gig is held in Sydney at the Paddington RSL for 4ZZZ and Sydney’s 2RSR which had both been evicted from their studios. The gig featured Painters and Dockers, Sparklers, Ups and Downs, Falling Joys, Tall tales and True, and the Brisbane ex-pats Black Assassins. It raised $10 000, which both stations used to help them move and build new studios.

Flyer courtesy of Black Assassins’ website http://www.blackassassins.net/PaddoRSL.html

harley stumm

April 9th 1985

4ZZZ journalist Harley Stumm was arrested under the then newly introduced Electricity (Continuity of Supply) Amendment Act 1985, for interfering with SEQEB workers while he was reporting at a SEQEB picket. Charges were dropped over a year later when police failed to offer evidence at his appearance in the Brisbane Magistrates Court. SEQEB electricity workers had walked off the job in February that year over wage negotiations.


Greece: another ‘Z’ ?

Readers may remember what happened to a democratically elected popular government in Chile in 1973 – the Generals coup and the subsequent economic hardship inspired by the Chicago School. Greeks already knew this lesson because a left wing parliamentarian, Grigoris Lambrakis, was assassinated by extremists because he had called for Greece to disarm and withdraw from NATO. What followed is deeply disturbing and a worry to anyone in solidarity with the Greek people in their current struggle. I have included a review of the film written in 1969
The film “Z” is about one of these things: about the assassination, six years ago, of a leader of the political opposition in Greece. It is also about all the rest of them. For Americans, it is about the My Lai massacre, the killing of Fred Hampton, the Bay of Pigs. It is no more about Greece than “The Battle of Algiers” was about Algeria. It is a film of our time. It is about how even moral victories are corrupted. It will make you weep and will make you angry. It will tear your guts out.
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G17: “A time for noble enthusiasms”: Schools and Anzac Commemoration during World War 1.

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Wed 8th April Meeting of 17 Group The next meeting of the 17 Group will be held on Wednesday the 8th of April, the month of the centenary of Gallipoli, in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End at … Continue reading