How Suharto Won Power On October 1, 1965, Major-General Suharto made the decisive moves that allowed him 18 months later to displace President Sukarno and take supreme power in Indonesia. But the events of October 1 –the capturing and killing of senior Indonesian generals and the rapid and brutal response of the military, led by … Continue reading Cold War Overseas – How Suharto Won Power
Did you know that when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain gave the Spanish Jews 3 months to leave or be killed, most of them were rescued by the Ottoman fleet and taken to Izmir and elsewhere to live in peace and prosperity there for the next several hundred years? This exodus of 800,000 … Continue reading 1492
The October meeting of the 17 Group will take place onWednesday the 7th of October at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. The speaker will be award-winning energy expert and author Trevor Berrill. The topic is: “Avoiding the Black Hole – Can Queensland Transition away from Coal and Gas?” Summary … Continue reading G17 forum: ‘Avoiding the Black Hole – Can Queensland Transition away from Coal and Gas ?’
Today's news is the ALP State Government is considering back-flipping on its promise to stop mining companies getting free and unlimited, precious groundwater: http://www.lockthegate.org.au/state_government_wants_to_give_miners_unlimited_rights_to_take_precious_groundwater Come along to this event at Deputy Premier Jackie Trad's office tomorrow and let the government know why this is a disastrous idea, both for the farmers and the environment. Add … Continue reading Free and unlimited water to mining companies? NO WAY!
Ships are loading at Hutchison's Port Botany in Sydney, as the lockout of key unionists continues. Each day at breaks, and after shifts, workers join the community assembly. Most would prefer it if no ships were moving, but the MUA knows it's dealing with a company with $700 billion turnover a year, that could simply … Continue reading Community assemblies still strong on Sydney and Brisbane wharves
'And to the victor, the spoils' -- Sir Jack Egerton as he went to serve on the board of QANTAS (then publicly owned) in 1972 Egerton was a former Qld Trades & Labour Council President & Federal ALP vice-President [Publisher’s Note: In the early 1990s the Goss Labor government 'corporatised' public assets including ports, power … Continue reading How Labor governs in Queensland
In June 2015 the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) and members of the Brisbane Aboriginal community in CAMP RESISTANCE made the following call: The conservative governments are continuing their brutal attacks on Aboriginal people with the forced closures of Aboriginal communities. Living on country and practicing our culture is not a lifestyle choice! Let's … Continue reading Infringement notice for setting up PA withdrawn by BCC
8pm Friday 2 Oct Kurilpa Hall, West End 174 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, Australia 4101 The monthly concert hosted by Jumping Fences BAERG-ROESELI | INNES CAMPBELL | JUMPING FENCES $10/$7 BYO Cakes Tea and Coffee available Start the long weekend with a night of live music! Baerg-Roeseli: This Brisbane-based Swiss yodel and folkloric group … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in October
You are invited to attend: Lessons from Greece: Workers' Liberty London ForumThursday, October 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lucas Arms Pub, Grays Inn Road, WX1C8QY 0207 394 8923 // awl The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader has electrified working-class, socialist politics in Britain. A government of the left is now … Continue reading Lessons from Greece
Our Sunshine State has a world class solar resource, and good wind, wave and biomass resources. So people often ask me, “What would it take for Queensland to transition away from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy (RE), combined with energy efficiency. Is it technically and economically possible to do this?” The answer to the last question is a resounding yes! The answer to the earlier question is explained here.
Why so many are signing the petition- please consider https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-the-hon-bill-shorten-an-open-letter-from-the-women-of-australia-to-prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull/share?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=new_petition_recruit Dear All, The 7.30 report will be doing a harrowing report about sexual assaults on Nauru women tonight. There should be an ABC online story going up some time this afternoon. Ian __._,_.___
[Latest News: Professor Frazer says he is not attending the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch ... he will be in Canberra on this day. Strangely, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce website claims Frazer is a keynote speaker at the event advertised? And what about the others listed to speak :- Prof. Frank Gannon, Director and CEO, … Continue reading Who will speak at Zionist lunch?
Foco Nuevo in October 2nd October, 2015 8.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map) Start the long weekend with a night of live music at Foco Nuevo! Our guests this month are Baerg-Roeseli and Innes Campbell. Hope to see you next Friday, Lachlan and Sue. Baerg Roeseli: This Brisbane-based Swiss yodel and … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in October
Thought to have been lost for over 85 years The Daughter of Dawn 1920, which was restored in 2013, features an entirely Native American cast with members of theComanche and Kiowa Tribes as well as the son and daughter of legendary Comanche chief Quanah Parker.
Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the Northern Territory where Aboriginal people have now lived under the Intervention for eight years with its consequent disempowerment of Aboriginal communities. In 2012 the Intervention was rebadged and extended for ten years (Stronger Futures and other related package of three laws). This imposed further punitive controls over Aboriginal peoples of the N.T.
It is amazing - over 4000 in as many days Can we make it 5 or more Please ask your friends family Just yesterday a woman from Nauru said to me "we gave our life to save our life"- it took me hours to see exactly what she meant. Please we cannot let the sexual … Continue reading Sexual violence against refugees: petition to Prime Minister
Industry insider warns taxpayers may foot bill for mine rehabilitation unless government, industry step up An environmental scientist who works with the mining industry has broken ranks to warn that Australian taxpayers will be left with a bill running into tens of billions of dollars unless government and industry start taking mine rehabilitation seriously. Dr … Continue reading Queensland Mines: privatise profits, socialise losses
I remember sometime in the 1977/8 there was a showing of Ken Loach’s Days of Hope … it was at Kelvin Grove teachers college (now QUT). I sat there engrossed by the content of the series that mapped struggles against conscription in Britain during World War I, following the characters lives right up until the … Continue reading Days of Hope
A CONVERSATION WITH FARKHANDA CHAUDHRY (MBE), International Woman of the Year 2005, Switzerland. Speaking on Religious Diversity and a Culture of Peace Date: Monday 5TH October 2015- (This is a Public Holiday) 4-6PM 80 BOUNDARY RD. BARDON Bus 475, Stop 17 and Great Circle Bus Stuartholme stop Farkhanda Chaudhry, is of Pakistani heritage, her family … Continue reading Religious Diversity and a Culture of Peace
The Bloodhouse in the February 1978 edition of Film News Publisher's Note: The plight of the migrants in Wollongong depicted in Garry Lane's film 'The Bloodhouse' (shown below) makes me think of refugees fleeing Syria today with the prospect of ending up as cheap labour somewhere in Europe ... when they are not being tear … Continue reading The Bloodhouse
A friend sent me this picture with the words:
... il suo morso potrebbe perfino essere fatale: un ‘yellow-bellied sea snake’ which means ‘a yellow-bellied sea snake, its bite could even be fatal’
Peace and Nuclear-Free Friends: important upcoming events… Action today: Stop bombing Syria! Join me in lamentation and hope for the people of Syria. 5pm. TODAY. Weds Sept 16. King George Square. #dontbombsyria #syria http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/09/16/australian-jets-carry-out-first-airstrikes-inside-syria-us __oOo__ Sept 21: International Day of Peace 4TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE BRISBANE LECTURE ~ free event ~ Keynote address … Continue reading Qld Nuke-Free & Peace events
COAL COMFORT: How Big Coal bought a government & trashed the environment Guest speakers: Kristen Lyons Drew Hutton, Murrawah Johnson Anthony Esposito THURSDAY 17 SEPT 7PM @ ETU 41 Peel St, South Brisbane Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, is experiencing divestment from big banks, a strong message of caution from … Continue reading Coal Comfort
I made the argument that, at least since September 2001 and the declaration of the “war on terror,” the defeat of al-Qaeda and its affiliates has been a publicly stated national interest of the United States. This certainly has been the way it has been presented by almost continuous government pronouncements and media stories dedicated to this “war” over the years.
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Today, Monday 14 Sep 2015 at 12:00pm Parliament House, Brisbane George St, Brisbane, Australia 4000 Hello and Mauri, We (QLD Kiribati Community Youth) are organising a demonstration in front of QLD parliament on Monday Sept 14 not just for us I-Kiribati but also for our brothers and sisters of the pacific islands. In light of … Continue reading Kiribati youth group responds to Australian government arrogance over rising sea levels