Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Wicked Pickets at Davies Park

Stall at West End Markets on Saturdays

Are you a weekend market shopper? If you’re going to Davies Park at West End this Saturday 13 June, look out for the activists running the Wicked Pickets stall and say hello. They have a petition and a couple of letters to pollies for you to sign.

Wicked Pickets is the advocacy group that campaigns against misogynist slogans on Wicked Campervans. Slogans like:

‘Fat Chicks are Harder to Kidnap’
‘I’d Like to Drown my Sorrows but my Wife won’t go Swimming’
‘She can’t Wrestle but you Should see her Box’

Wicked Pickets makes the link between violence against women and public vilification of women.

They want the Qld Government to act against the woman hating van slogans and outlaw public vilification.

So help them out, say hello at the West End market on Saturday and sign the letters or buy a badge.

https://www.facebook.com/wickedpickets?fref=photo

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First Baby sent to Nauru

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This Gorgeous Girl is the First Baby sent to Nauru under the Dutton regime. She was born after December – too late to be included in the Senators babies. Deported at 5am Thursday with her distressed Mother and Father. She … Continue reading

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News in Brief – Wednesday 9 June 2015

Independent Local National and International Current Events from 4ZZZ Zedlines fm 102.1

Hezbollah repels ISIS on Lebanon border

Developers and West End residents to meet and discuss Absoe site development

Claims that Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to people smugglers

Workers claim Joe Hockey “out of touch” on housing

Sarah Hanson-Young wins defamation case against ZOO magazine

Orange withdraws telecommunications services from Israel

Labor “backroom deals” around IFED proposal

Immigration staff to go on strike

Man held in WA immigration detention centre claims he is aboriginal

West Papuan advocates call on halt to Australia-Indonesia military co-operation

Finnish government boycotts Jewish National Fund

Mayor of Scenic Rim shire found to have dealt dishonestly in Tasmania

Cowra to pursue Justice Reinvestment not jails

Report on children’s exposure to weapons in US

Peace talks in Libya break down

Saudi Arabia airstrikes in Yemen Continue reading

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Energy in a changing climate: what is the future of energy use in Queensland?

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QLD government commits to rooftop solar and renewable energy target

At a well attended meeting at the Moorooka Bowls Club in Brisbane last night, organised by the Qld Conservation Council, the Qld Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark Bailey, committed his government to have one million homes with roof top solar power by 2012. Continue reading

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Developers and West End residents to meet and discuss Absoe site development

West End residents and community groups will meet with representatives from Brisbane City Council and developer Payce this Sunday to discuss the proposed development of the former Absoe site on Boundary St. The former furniture factory, and more recently site … Continue reading