Monthly Archives: April 2016

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31 Australians have lost their life at work this year

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Since the beginning of this year, 31 Australians have been killed at work. Last year, 193 Australians were killed at work. The year before that, it was 185 workplace deaths. Workplace injury and death is an avoidable tragedy that no … Continue reading

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Palestinian News

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AUSTRALIA Magic Mike Does Upstart Nation 2 Magic Mike Does Upstart Nation 3 Magic Mike Does Upstart Nation 4 Magic Mike Does Upstart Nation 5 AL AQSA Rivlin to meet with spiritual leaders of all faiths, call to maintain calm … Continue reading

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Tax the Rich

What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power. Henry George Publisher’s Note: following on the revelations of the Panama Papers, a new political party is campaigning for the next federal … Continue reading

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Judith Wright festival at Mt Tamborine

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Humphrey mcQueens recent discussion of her contributions begins.. ‘… with love and fury’ is how the environmentalist, feminist, historian, literary critic, poet and secretary of the Treaty Committee, Judith Wright, often signed off her letters to friends. Love and fury … Continue reading

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Hillary Bling

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Climate change and Hillary Clinton http://media.cagle.com/82/2016/04/07/177826_600.jpg There aren’t a lot of certainties left in the US presidential race, but here’s one thing about which we can be absolutely sure: the Clinton camp really doesn’t like talking about fossil-fuel money. Last … Continue reading

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Cuban representative made welcome in Brisbane

Australia-Cuba Friendship Society members and friends welcome ICAP representative, Yexenia Calzado to Brisbane. “Viva Cuba!”Meeting Notice Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane) General Meeting Tue April 12 6.30 pm Qld Council of Unions Level 2 16 Peel Street South Brisbane Thanks to … Continue reading

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ABC News, no more Palestinian massacres in sound bites!

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Publisher’s Note: At a time when organisations are divesting worldwide from companies profiting from Israel’s abuses of Palestinian rights, the newly appointed director of ABC News, Gaven Morris, has ignored polite calls over the past month not to speak at … Continue reading

Pig City

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Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 fridays at Noon – 8 April 2016

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Host: The parameters with Pig City, the song that exemplifies the horror felt by many older 4ZZZ listeners and announcers about the police in Queensland during the first decades of this station’s life. Three years before the Fitzgerald Inquiry, in the years of fear caused by the Rat Pack’s rule, Pig City dared to raise the questions: Who was the bagman? Who was the hit man in the National scam? In this Pig City edition of Paradigm Shift, 4ZZZ’s unofficial crime reporter, Dr John Jiggens, examines this period of Queensland’s history and the new interpretation of those years given in Matt Condon’s trilogy of books about Terry Lewis, the legendary corrupt police commissioner who began as the bagman in the National scam.

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How did megafauna become extinct?

For those interested in the debate about how the megafauna became extinct 10,000 years ago, the QU Brisscience have a talk on it this Monday evening (free). Mon, 11 Apr at 6:30 PM, South Bank, QLD BrisScience: What happened to … Continue reading

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The Long March to Pine Gap

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Cloudland Collective: Ending coal and inequality

THE CLOUDLAND COLLECTIVE PRESENTS A DISCUSSION: ENDING COAL AND INEQUALITY… The promise of a green economy Guest speakers include: MURRAWAH JOHNSON: Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owner, activist and campaigner JIM CASEY: Greens candidate for the federal seat of Grayndler & … Continue reading

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Is the cellist an oligarch?

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Publisher’s Note: Not since revelations from Wikileaks and Edward Snowden has so much secret material been released to ordinary people around the world, this time about tax evasion of the super rich. Wikileaks informed us of the shocking killing of … Continue reading

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Review: Lia Tarachansky’s documentary, On the Side of the Road

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Publisher’s Note: In the lead up to Al Nakba, ‘the catastrophe’ where Palestinians were driven from their villages and land in 1948, it is worth looking at ‘On the Side of the Road’. The film was shot in 2013 from … Continue reading

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To catch a thief: detention deceit

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We need to look more closely at what companies and their boards of directors profit from the misery of refugees and why states like Australia get away with paying crooked tax avoiders millions to lock up people seeking asylum. Continue reading

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100 years after Easter rebellion U.S./U.K. NATO warships dock in Dublin

100 years after reducing downtown Dublin to rubble the British Navy returned during last week’s Easter 1916 commemorations. Accompanied by U.S. warships, they docked in Dublin as part of the NATO fleet presently waging wars in Afghanistan and the Middle … Continue reading

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Nauru & Manus whistleblowers’ speakout

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Please remember the public meeting organized by the Refugee Action Collective this Saturday. Those who come will be privileged to hear the personal testimony of those who have witnessed and worked in the offshore processing camps (or should we call … Continue reading

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From Cuba tonight

CUBA TODAY A public meeting with Yexenia Calzado, visiting representative from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples Wednesday April 6 6.30 pm Qld Council of Unions Level 2 16 Peel Street South Brisbane Yexenia Calzado works in the … Continue reading

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Liberal Zionists are losing control of US discourse, and they know it

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Is BDS working? Here is one point of view from a Rabbi in Illinois. Is this just more Israeli propaganda? Pictured here is the Red Spokes bike ride from Edinburgh to London to highlight the plight of children in Gaza. … Continue reading

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Protected: Queensland’s Great Train Robbery

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To Our Countries لبلادي

Syrian Students for a better future

To our countries… a beautiful piece of art done by two Syrian ladies in the hope of living in peace one day in the Middle East. This video describes the pain and war in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.

Syria(3 years of war)…A war that never knew its beginning… a war dreaming of an end”

Iraq(10 years of war)… A liberation that divided what’s already divided and broke what’s already broken”

Lebanon(40 years of war)…40 years that made little Lebanon very big in its scars and daily struggles”

Palestine(60 years of war)…More than 60 years of violations and howls of generations witnessing the illogicality of yesterday”

The video ends with the hope that one day we will see our countries living in peace and love

“To our countries, the countries of wars and pain. The countries of love and dreams. Our countries…”

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Black Mist, White Rain

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Originally posted on Paradigm Shift:
[Ian on Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday, 1 April 2016] Four Indigenous women from South Australia and the Marshall Islands are touring four cities over four days to speak about how nuclear testing has…

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Brisbane protest military spending in the upcoming budget

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We invite you, your friends and family to join with Just Peace and people around Australia and the world on the Global Day of Action against Military Spending next thursday. @gmail.com>@gmail.com>