Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Students of Sustainability: workshop opportunity

Brisbane will be hosting Students of Sustainability (SoS) July 7-11. This is our opportunity to support and be involved in one of the most important environment events of the year…. Please submit your ideas for workshops/activities/forums- films. Make your submissions … Continue reading

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“More than Concrete and Steel: A history of urban activism in South Brisbane”

Hey folks! We’ve got a stellar week lined up for the Brisbane Free University with two talks scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday evening. 6.30pm, Tuesday 31st May, 2016 BFU presents: “More than Concrete and Steel: A history of urban activism … Continue reading

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Silencing America as it prepares for war

Editor’s Note:  This is what Pilger has to say in a world without a ‘ban the bomb movement’ that helped keep us safe in the 1950s -1970s … this article rocks our complacency about the possibility of war. As real … Continue reading

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Picket: you can not trust the public trustee

Redcliffe picket on Monday 30 May 2016 Meet at 10am at Yvette D’ath (Attorney General) office at Bluewater Square shopping centre, cnr ANZAC Ave and Sutton St, Redcliffe and then picket the Legal centres conference at the Mon Komo Hotel, … Continue reading

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Socialism 2016

Socialism 2016 will be held at the University of Sydney from Friday 19 until Sunday 21 August. The conference will commence with an opening night panel on Friday night at 6:30PM and will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM … Continue reading

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Israel’s attack on BDS movement backfiring

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Having failed to stop the growth of the BDS movement, Israel has launched an unprecedented attack against the non-violent international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel movement. Following Israeli pressure, some European governments including the UK and France are … Continue reading

Free West Papua

Very good interview with Benny Wenda from Free West Papua and Joanne from Rise Up West Papua by Andy from the Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon. Listen at http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift/2016-05-27%5D

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[Paradigm Shift 27 May 2016 12-1pm 102.1fm or 4zzzfm.org.au. Listen at http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift/2016-05-27%5D

Andy speaks with Benny Wenda, globe-trotting West Papuan independence activist. They talk about Papuan resistance and  Benny plays some freedom songs live in the studio!  They are joined by Joanne from Rise Up for West Papua.

benny2belected2bspokesman2bof2bulmwp Spokesperson for the unified movement Benny Wenda is treated to a chiefly welcome at the opening ceremony of the meeting in Port Vila. Photo: Ben Bohane/ wakaphotos.com

Benny talks about Break the Silence tour and building links with Rise Up for West Papua.

The Unified movement represents a new hope for West Papuans to continue building momentum for their struggle.

Benny explains the role of music in changing the political situation in West Park. Benny said music is a very big part of the culture and it plays an important role in educating and bringing people into the movement…

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Sorry Day ends Sand Mining on Straddie!

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Stradbroke Mining Bill passed on National Sorry Day Editor’s Note: Word is just in that the Newman government legislation extending sand-mining on Straddie has been repealed. Hopefully this will restore some justice for Quandamooka traditional owners and reinstatement of 2019 … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in June

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Friday, 3rd June, 2016 8.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map) Come and warm yourself with the wonderful music on offer at our first Foco Nuevo for winter 2016, with our guests Luna Junction and Ian Dearden. … Continue reading

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17 Group meeting deferred to Wed 15th of June

Owing to the annual religious commitments of our largely Maroonite Originist congregation, the 17 Group meeting to be addressed by Larry Zetlin on his documentary about the 60s-70s anti-conscription movement will not risk a potentially sacrilegious clash with this year’s … Continue reading

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Sovereign Women United on Sorry Day

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Editor’s Note: The Sovereign Women United group here in Brisbane have asked me to publish this notice and short article below. For those interested in statistical evidence I have compiled a table of the rate of removal of aboriginal children … Continue reading

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Sorry Day

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[Editor’s Note: Thursday 26th May 2016 is the 19th anniversary of the 1997 ‘Bringing them home report‘ about the stolen generation. This report brought about the apology in federal parliament in 2008. Since the apology more children are being taken … Continue reading

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Bring them home

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The 26th May 2016 marks the 19th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report. 19 years on, the rates of Aboriginal child removal has sky-rocketed. More and more Aboriginal children are being taken away – in fact the numbers now … Continue reading

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The castle

Bert Hill’s house is up for sale, part of the rezoning for commercial use of that section of Payne road, The Gap, where I grew up in Brisbane during the 1950s. The buyer will demolish it as others have the … Continue reading

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Insecure government of Turkey requires permanent crisis to keep generating consent

With the exception of Ray Bergmann’s comments in curly brackets} and the concluding paragraphs on “Patriarchy, Governance and Violence in Turkey” (analysing a lecture given on 19 May 2016 by Deniz Kandiyoti) this is an extract from the 26 October … Continue reading

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Affordable housing in West End, anywhere?

[Editor’s Note: This is a comment to an article by Jon Picini – Four theses on ‘green bans’ and the contemporary right to the city] Regarding what Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy’s Boe  said at a recent public meeting about affordable … Continue reading

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Rights to the streets, housing …

Andy (PShift) and Corey (Earth Show, 3CR) talk with Jono Sri (Greens councillor on Brisbane City Council) talk about affordable housing in Brisbane and elsewhere. Highlight the need for direct action at places like the ABSOE site in West End … Continue reading

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Undercurrent in Schools

Andy does an interview with Marian from Undercurrent that goes into schools and talk about sex, violence, gendered violence … Undercurrent tries to get up a conversation about social issues, sex education and things that impact of young students lives. … Continue reading

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Coup against Brazil Workers’ Party’s social & racial inclusion policies

Note from Black Women of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, or just don’t really tune into news coming out of Brazil, you know that President Dilma Rousseff was removed suspended from the Presidency for … Continue reading

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Voting changes nothing …

[Editors Note: No one talks about workers democracy anymore … why is that? Do people even know what it is? You know, going on strike, organising for better pay, conditions, for a better political system where workers have a say … Continue reading

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Blacklist apology in open court – let our voices be heard

On Wednesday 11th May, the blacklisting group litigation will see lawyers for the construction companies read out their so called apology in the High Court. For all those who have supported us over the years – come along and watch … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘The Conscientious Communist: Ernie Lane and the Rise of Australian Socialism’

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Australian Scholarly Publishing and Jeff Rickertt are launching Jeff’s book, ‘The Conscientious Communist: Ernie Lane and the Rise of Australian Socialism‘. 12.30pm for a 1.00pm start Saturday, June 4 Level 2 TLC Building 16 Peel St South Brisbane  RSVP by … Continue reading

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Al Nakba Vigil May 13 Brisbane

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Dear supporters of the Palestinian People There will be a vigil to commemorate Al Nakba on Friday May 13 at 6pm in King George Square. Facebook event details here https://www.facebook.com/events/1528327857474082/ please share. May 15, 1948 is what Palestinians recognize as … Continue reading

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Wicked Pickets forum 11 June

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May Day 2016

Andy and Ian talk about May Day and the future of Unions. Andy interviews person from the Sydney Solidarity Network about direct action by workers to defend rights and conditions. Listen on demand … Source: May Day

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ACFS Environmental Study Tour Presentation Invite

You may be interested in a report that three of us are giving next Thursday evening on the trip to China we did last year to look at environmental developments in China. See below. Regards Ross. Australain China Friendship Society … Continue reading

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CCC allege public trustee took bribe

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NEWS items of note …… Brisbane News Crime Corruption Commission (CCC) allege that Public Trustee staff member (dismissed) was given a bribe by a Brisbane property developer. Officer concerned to appear in the court on the 9th May, 2016 Please … Continue reading

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Frame-up: how security forces bombed the Hilton and pinned it on the Ananda Marga

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The question is why would Australian security forces want to blow up a visiting Indian Prime Minister Desai at a Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference and try to pin is on an obscure religious sect the Ananda Marga. An Indian … Continue reading

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Emergency Brisbane rally – Close Nauru & Manus Island – Bring them here

Emergency Brisbane rally – hosted by Refugee Action Collective Close Nauru & Manus Island. Bring them here. When & where: 5pm, Friday 6th May, King George Square, Brisbane. Two people seeking asylum in Australia have self-immolated in Nauru detention centre … Continue reading