Foco Nuevo: Our May Day Special!

FOCO NUEVO OUR MAY DAY SPECIAL! Come and celebrate the International Day of the Workers in song! COMBINED UNIONS CHOIR SUE WIGHTON & REBECCA WRIGHT SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT JUMPING FENCES Friday May 1 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End (Click for a map) $10 / $7 concession Cakes, tea and coffee … Continue reading Foco Nuevo: Our May Day Special!

Mythology of War

Am I a spy in the land of the living, that I should deliver men to Death? Brother, the password and the plans of our city are safe with me; never through me Shall you be overcome.          -  Edna St Vincent Millay Conscientious Objector [PShift Broadcast (4ZZZ fm 102.1) on 24 April 2015, Andy … Continue reading Mythology of War

White cops, Black victims – Perth is to Western Australia, what Birmingham was to Alabama

by Gerry Georgatos April 24th, 2015 Image – Desiré Mallet One in 13 of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adult males are in prison today. From a racialised lens this is the world’s highest jailing rate. But before you get jailed you must be arrested. Western Australia has less than 30,000 Aboriginal adult … Continue reading White cops, Black victims – Perth is to Western Australia, what Birmingham was to Alabama

Seven Years Past: Australian parliament passes military takeover bills of Aboriginal Communities

Several Aboriginal communities in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) took a stand against the police-military takeover of their towns last month as the Labor opposition joined with the Howard government in ramming the legislation through the Senate.On August 17, the parliament’s upper house passed the 500-page package of five bills without any amendment, after a farcical … Continue reading Seven Years Past: Australian parliament passes military takeover bills of Aboriginal Communities