Monthly Archives: June 2016

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I walked from Liverpool to London. Brexit was no surprise

Thatcherism devastated communities throughout industrial England that have never recovered. Their pain explains why people voted to leave in the EU referendum ‘Stafford, Cannock, Wolverhampton (pictured here in 1961). Different towns, same message: “There’s no decent work”; “the politicians don’t … Continue reading

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‘Lament for Humanity: A 50 Year Reflection’

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Deeply affected by the death of my two uncles in World War II, on 1 July 1966, the 24th anniversary of the ‘USS Sturgeon’ sinking of the Japanese prisoner-of-war ship ‘Montevideo Maru’ which killed the man after whom I am … Continue reading

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BFU WINTER PROGRAM – THE RIGHT TO THE CITY

Time to get your diaries out and your pens at the ready, the BFU Winter Program is here! Brush off your blankets, brew yourself a thermos of tea and prep your thoughtful frowns for a winter of heated conversations and … Continue reading

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‘Merciful Angel’ – end of European Union?

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Not every Leave voter is a racist, but every racist will vote Leave – Billy Bragg Music lovers at the annual Glastonbury festival were stunned, they wanted to remain in the European Union, but it was not to be. Anti-globalisation … Continue reading

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Don’t mourn, organise! Join us at Ideas for Freedom

Don’t mourn, organise! In the wake of the EU referendum result, and the looming fight in the Labour Party to save Corbyn’s leadership, many people feel dazed. We want to invite you to not loose heart, to keep fighting, and … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in July

Foco Nuevo in July Friday, 1st July, 2016 8.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map) This Foco Nuevo brings a novel twist; members of Rough Red will be presenting songs from their Songwriters’ Circle project, to be … Continue reading

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Grandmothers Against Removals calls for Aboriginal control of child protection case review

Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) is calling for Aboriginal control of a review recently announced by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) Minister Brad Hazzard into all Aboriginal children removed from their families NSW from 2014. The announcement comes in the … Continue reading

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The Conscientious Communist

Passing on the content of a couple of emails sent to me from Melissa White about the recently published book about E H Lane, The Conscientious Communist. The book costs about $40 if bought from a bookshop, but is considerably … Continue reading

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Dangerous Allies

AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN POLICY – An Eerie Silence by James O’Neil, Barrister at Law, has written the attached article for publication in New Eastern Outlook before the Australian election next weekend, in an attempt to get crucial information to the Australian … Continue reading

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Immigration Hysteria

June 24-26 *Bridget Anderson keynote speaker at Euro-Christian anarchist gathering June 24-26 Bridget Anderson being interviewed here by Tariq Ali on Immigration Hysteria The World Today – IMMIGRATION HYSTERIA The World Today – IMMIGRATION HYSTERIA View on vimeo.com Preview by … Continue reading

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Vote to Put the Liberals Last on July 2

Your Vote Counts, Make Your Voice Heard With the Federal Election just 15 days away, it’s absolutely critical for our and our family’s interests that we step up efforts across the union to fight back.The Coalition Government is hell bent … Continue reading

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Stand up for CSIRO

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Begin forwarded message: Public Forum: Stand up for CSIRO – Stop CSIRO job cuts – invest in science Friends of CSIRO has recently been set up in other Australian States to campaign against the current job cuts in climate, land … Continue reading

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TONIGHT Fidel Es Fidel

A documentary by Roberto Chile | Bring a Plate | Entry $10/$7 REMINDER: TONIGHT Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane) presents Fidel es Fidel A photographic exhibition and documentary by Roberto Chile Friday 17 June 6.30 pm for 7 pm start Kurilpa … Continue reading

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Letter from America – Massive Voter Fraud

Evidence of massive voter fraud is starting to be uncovered here in California. Bernie Sanders won the California primary by a huge landslide. Indeed, he probably won across the entire country, or most of it. It looks like Bernie won … Continue reading

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Restoring Democracy?

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Reclaiming Your Democracy.pdf Restore Democracy.pdf Your choice.pdf

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Moving Away from Free Trade and Extractivism to Dismantle Corporate Power

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WORLD SOCIAL FORUM / WSF2016 / Montreal Call to join the space “People and the Planet Before Profit: Moving Away from Free Trade and Extractivism to Dismantle Corporate Power” facilitated by the self-managed committee Extractivism, Free Trade Agreemments and power … Continue reading

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Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump

Article by Henry Giroux, quite incisive: Donald Trump, in the distance at left, during a campaign rally at Redding Municipal Airport in Redding, California, June 3, 2016. (Photo: Damon Winter / The New York Times) “Ignorance, allied with power, is … Continue reading

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Conference Call on Global Days of Action

EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO ************************** Dear all, Thank you for registering your availabilities in the doodle poll. This message is to confirm our International Conference Call on Global Days of Action, for the areas of Americas/Europe/Africa. The best date for the … Continue reading

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Greens Launch Springfield Rail Extension Plans

Former Senator and key Senate candidate Andrew Bartlett today launched Steven Purcell as the Greens’ candidate for the Federal seat of Oxley, focussing on the Springfield to Redbank Plains rail extension. Mr. Bartlett said the preferred route for the railway … Continue reading

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1971 Anti-Apartheid (Springbok) Protests, Queensland

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Here is a new Anti-Apartheid section on the Radical Times Historical Archive starting to take shape….. The new section is the second one down the page (scrolling down from the top) headed: Resources: 1971 Anti-Apartheid (Springbok) Protests, Queensland I just … Continue reading

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Bring Them Here: World Refugee Day protest rally

Australia’s offshore processing regime is increasingly being exposed as totally vicious and barbaric and a blight on the country’s reputation. Our efforts to overturn it must be redoubled. As well, this World Refugee Day is unlike others in that it … Continue reading

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Chasing Asylum

My friend, Derek Harbison <derek>, has organised a screening of a new film about Australian refugees who’ve been dumped on Nauru and Manus Islands at the Pig House Flicks. So I am forwarding on his invitation to you as below. … Continue reading

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Vanguard updates

Dear Comrade(s) Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website. Dairy industry crisis http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=331 Oppose downward push on workers’ income in all its forms http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=332 May 16, 1966 – 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=333 Contributed … Continue reading

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East Timor: ‘The Age of Living Dangerously’

We should not be surprised at Australia’s collusion with Israel in the brutal colonisation of Palestine because, sadly outraged to say, Australia’s active complicity in the Indonesian and East Timor genocides and its silence on the killings in West Papua … Continue reading

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Class privilege, indigenous repression, capitalist power… and the Olympics

Class privilege, indigenous repression, capitalist power… and the Olympics “The Olympics are political through and through. The marching, the flags, the national anthems, the alliances with corporate sponsors, the labor exploitationbehind the athletic-apparel labels, the treatment of indigenous peoples, the … Continue reading

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What went wrong – decline of trade unions in Australia?

What Went Wrong? Bob Carnegie It is a huge honour to be here tonight. My talk centres on an issue that’s been discussed many times, but not necessarily from a rank-and-file militant staff position, so I think it’s one that … Continue reading

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G17: Hell No! We Won’t Go

The June talk of the 17 Group will be held on Wednesday the 15th of June at 7 pm in Unit 6 at 20 Drury St. in West End. The topic is “Hell No! We Won’t Go. (They Also Served … Continue reading

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Playwright’s beliefs held strong

Errol O’Neill, 8 March 1945 – 23 April 2016 Errol O’Neill was very special to us. We loved him dearly and admired him greatly. We knew him through theatre, political protests, and as a contributor to the Cane Toad Times … Continue reading