Vanguard updates

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website. Medical Specialists http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=344 Questions arising from the Brexit vote http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=345 The imperialist war on Iraq: John Howard the war criminal http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=346 US imperialist war drive in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=347 Labour hire workers: Wage slavery at its worst - but workers … Continue reading Vanguard updates

Embrace of The Serpent

Indigenous person : How many edges has a river? Whitefella: Two Indigenous person: Why do you say that? Whitefella: Well a river has two banks, one on the left and one on the right. One plus One equals Two. Indigenous person: You're stupid, don't you see that a river has many edges? Two, ten, thousands … Continue reading Embrace of The Serpent

‘A national disgrace’: protests held across Australia over NT juvenile detention centre abuses | Australia news | The Guardian

The proliferation of media reports comparable to our issues presents an ideal opportunity to approach all relevant reporters / presenters ASAP https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/30/nt-juvenile-detention-centre-treatment-snap-protests-called-across-australia http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-the-northern-territory-became-australias-shame-20160729-gqgefe.html http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/07/25/4504895.htm http://www.abc.net.au/news/topic/aged-care http://www.nationalseniors.com.au/be-informed/news-articles/elder-abuse-aged-care-unacceptable

Palestine activists disrupt Australia-Israel luncheon

https://youtu.be/V7aVR2cxhcE Activists for Palestine yesterday disrupted a luncheon organised the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel. The activists were in support of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign calling for Israel to be economically isolated by the international community. They also came to challenge the guest speaker of the function, former Qld … Continue reading Palestine activists disrupt Australia-Israel luncheon

Pitstop Ploughshares 10 Year Acquittal Anniversary – The Resistance Continues!

VID - Pitstop Ploughshares disarm U.S. War Plane Shannon Airport 2003 jailed-bailed-3 X tried-acquitted 2006...... ten years on the resistance continues http://tinyurl.com/j3wya99 Pitstop Ploughshares 10 Year Acquittal Anniversary - The...On Monday July 25th we gathered in Dublin to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the acquittal of the Pitstop Ploughshares on charges of $US 2.5 million … Continue reading Pitstop Ploughshares 10 Year Acquittal Anniversary – The Resistance Continues!

PALESTINE BDS ACTIVISTS CRASH BEATTIE HILTON LUNCH FOR SUPPORTING APARTHEID ISRAEL

MEDIA RELEASE (Please distribute to your lists) JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE BRISBANE PALESTINE BDS ACTIVISTS CRASH BEATTIE HILTON LUNCH FOR SUPPORTING APARTHEID ISRAEL Peter Beattie was branded a hypocrite today (29/7/2016) by Palestine solidarity activists who pointed out that speaking at an Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce event was implicit support for the apartheid state, a … Continue reading PALESTINE BDS ACTIVISTS CRASH BEATTIE HILTON LUNCH FOR SUPPORTING APARTHEID ISRAEL

Foco Nuevo in August

Friday, 5th August, 2016 8.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map) Our guests this month are two exceptional songwriters; Paul Bonetti and Caroline Hammond. It's bound to be another night of great music! Hope to see you there, Lachlan and Sue. Paul Bonetti: Brisbane singer/songwriter and composer Paul Bonetti serves up a … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in August

In a Globalised economy, international solidarity in the labour movements is the only way to survive and go forward

The next talk of the 17 Group will be given by MUA secretary and long-time union militant Bob Carnegie at 7 pm on Wednesday the 3rd of August in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. Bob’s topic is: "In a Globalised economy, international solidarity in the labour movements is the only way to … Continue reading In a Globalised economy, international solidarity in the labour movements is the only way to survive and go forward

Cuba-Friendship – Celebrate July 26

Fidel and other comrades being released from the "Model Prison" on 15 May 1955, following the attack on the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953. REMINDER - TONIGHT Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane) presents Poetry in Motion XIV Day of Solidarity with Cuba Celebrate the beginning of the Cuban Revolution — the 63rd anniversary of the … Continue reading Cuba-Friendship – Celebrate July 26

They’re deporting people

Under the cover of predawn darkness this morning, the Turnbull Government forced Waleed*, a Sudanese man seeking asylum formerly detained on Manus, onto a plane in Melbourne and deported him. He was here because he'd been severely bashed by guards in the riots that killed Reza Berati. A small group of dedicated people attempted to … Continue reading They’re deporting people

The World is Changing: Thoughts on the Coup Attempt in Turkey

On 25 July 2016 geopolitical analyst Patrick Armstrong posted fourteen points to consider about the 15 July coup Attempt in Turkey, at The World is Changing category of the “Russia Observer” blog. Thoughts on the Coup Attempt in Turkey 25 July 2016, by Patrick Armstrong (also posted in Russia Observer categories NATO and World Power Relationships) https://patrickarmstrong.ca/2016/07/25/thoughts-on-the-coup-attempt-in-turkey/Continue reading The World is Changing: Thoughts on the Coup Attempt in Turkey

Michael Moore: 5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is … Continue reading Michael Moore: 5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

cloudland-collective: Taking back the city

Taking back the city the story of rampant property development, community and trade union collaboration, and the 1970’s green bans in NSW Speakers: Meredith Burgmann, Peter Murphy & Allan Anderson In the 1970s the Builders Labours Federation imposed 40 green bans on development sites across Sydney. Can unions play a role today in campaigns to … Continue reading cloudland-collective: Taking back the city

Hymba Yumba: sacking John Davis

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday 22 July at noon.

This is a show about land developers and education, about top down versus grassroots, about lore versus law.

At first it is difficult to see any connection between Maha Sinnathamby, a high wealth individual, who built a town an hour west of Brisbane and aboriginal education.

Such a connection exists at Springfield.

Hymba Yumba stands for Listening and Learning Place.

Key interview is with Lucy Davis, a sister of sacked principal John Davis. Hymba Yumba is a unique school.

The show is divided into several parts:

  1. Intro which discusses the concept behind Springfield with education as its focus.
  2. Speech by Maha Sinnathamby (developer) at a fundraising ceremony for the school, making a pitch to those he calls the ‘influential people’ – judges, ministers, directors-general,  aboriginal elders and educators.
  3. Uncle Albert Holt gives a brief description of his hopes for the…

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Australia Peace actions

Close US Base Pine Gap and all Australian US bases. Protest at Pine Gap US base in the Northern Territory. Last week September and attend the National IPAN Conference 1st October 2016 Alice Springs. Please distribute http://www.ipan.org.au/#/ Please send messages of solidarity to IPAN. Articles on Pine Gap - drone wars http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/06/protest-pine-gap-september-16/ Professor Tanter provides … Continue reading Australia Peace actions

Cleaning up after the miners: are you OK with footing the bill?

CLEANING UP AFTER THE MINERS: Are you OK with footing the bill? THURSDAY 18 AUGUST, BRISBANE Texas Silver mine. Queensland Nickel. And now possibly even Rio Tinto's Blair Athol. How do we make sure mining companies pay to properly rehabilitate mine sites and avoid environmental harm, in accordance with their environmental obligations; and don't leave … Continue reading Cleaning up after the miners: are you OK with footing the bill?

Sacking John Davis?

At a time when we need Aboriginal principals, to be sacking a highly qualified and competent one, is shocking. If there was a problem they should have worked at finding the solution. Sacking John signals that independent strong minded Aboriginal men are not welcome. Chris Sarra ‏@chrissarra 20h20 hours ago Wouldn’t any smart board want … Continue reading Sacking John Davis?

Vanguard updates

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website. Foreign land ownership debate brings out the compradors http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=337 Democratically elected NSW councils sacrificed Part 1 http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=340 Democratically elected NSW councils sacrificed Part 2 http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=341 Ruling class relaxes: Parliament set to function again http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=342 40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising http://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=343 Contributed articles, comments … Continue reading Vanguard updates

Failed Coup in Turkey, Middle East Uncertain Future

Around the world attention was focused on Saturday 16 July 2016 upon what first appeared to be an attempted coup by a dissident group within the Turkish military. In a 22 July 2016 update, Alexander Mercouris wrote: "It is simply not true – as many still say – that only a small number of junior … Continue reading Failed Coup in Turkey, Middle East Uncertain Future

Dancing Aborigine

Paradigm Shift

The very first Australians around
the very first people to be down
and why we fight, is to be recognised
only to be failed by your blind eyes
yes, only to be failed by your blind eyes
– Mop and the Dropouts

Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday at noon 15 July 2016

Robert Wharton, Andy and Ian pay tribute to songman Angus Rabbit who passed away this week. Robert sings ‘Share the Stars’ as a tribute to Uncle Angus and talks about the influence in his life of Uncle Angus.

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Andy interviews Luke Byrne about the significance of folk in the environment and social justice issues. Andy catches up with Luke at the Students of Sustainability. Songs mentioned are Padlock and Chain which is about Metropolitan Mine at Woolongong and turned into being about opposition to mine at Maules Creek and then about uranium.  Bella Ciao is another that…

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It’s getting worse and worse – Gaza already unliveable

f t ✉ ⎕ 118 Photo: Dan Balilty-PoolAFP/Getty Images Clinton-Led Democrats Are Now “To the Right of George W. Bush” on Palestinian Rights Glenn Greenwald July 12 2016, 11:28 p.m. The Guardian, January 10, 2008: The Guardian, January 9, 2008: CNN, July 10, 2016: Haaretz, June 25, 2016: There are countless ways to see that … Continue reading It’s getting worse and worse – Gaza already unliveable

JM Coetzee at Palestine Festival of Literature

20 May 2016 South African Nobel laureate and novelist, JM Coetzee, will be one of the high profile guests at this year’s upcoming Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest). PalFest (21- 26 May) is held annually where international literary stars perform and participate at public events across Palestinian cities including Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nablus. … Continue reading JM Coetzee at Palestine Festival of Literature

July 26: Celebrating the Cuban Revolution

Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane) presents Poetry in Motion XIV Day of Solidarity with Cuba Celebrate the beginning of the Cuban Revolution — the 63rd anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks Tuesday 26 July 6.30 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Entry by donation | BBQ | Food and drinks on sale … Continue reading July 26: Celebrating the Cuban Revolution

Khazar=Ashkenazi Theory Has No Basis

The theory that Germanic speaking Jews were descendants of converted Turkic Khazars was popularized in 1976 by Arthur Koestler in his book "The Thirteenth Tribe." It again was revived in 2008 with the publication of Shlomo Sand's "The Invention of the Jewish People". Both authors rely on the writings of Professor D. M. Dunlop of … Continue reading Khazar=Ashkenazi Theory Has No Basis

SoS Conference at Musgrave Park July 8-11

Nuclear-Free and Peace Highlights at Students of Sustainability Conference July7 -11 At Musgrave Park and surrounds… http://www.studentsofsustainability.org/ All welcome… See website for tickets. Purchasing tickets keeps this national event going and is requested/suggested - though not required. Friday –July 8 2:30- South Australia too good to waste: resisting proposed waste dumps Regina Mackenzie South Australia … Continue reading SoS Conference at Musgrave Park July 8-11

Boycott divestment and sanction (bds)

BDS is a worldwide movement with one clear intention, to bring global pressure to bear on Israel to stop its expansionist movement into Palestinian territories and to bring Israel into a genuine, respectful and peaceful dialogue with Palestinian authorities.  The movement is not antagonistic to the security of the State of Israel.  On the contrary, … Continue reading Boycott divestment and sanction (bds)