Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Beyond War

Welcome to our friends and supporters at Beyond War. We promised to keep you up to date with our projects. We are so happy to have you onboard creating a just and peaceful world which acknowledges past wrongs and takes … Continue reading

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“Independence struggles on our door-step”

Melanesian freedom movements readying for the referendums in New Caledonia and Bougainville, and the long fight for West Papua. The next meeting of the 17 Group will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday the 7th of November in unit … Continue reading

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Vale Ralph Summy

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The long march through the institutions … – Rudi Dutschke Ralph Summy has was a lecturer at the University of Queensland. In 1977, at the height of the Queensland Government’s attack on Democratic Rights, Summy and others began an alternative … Continue reading

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Brexit Uprising

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Gary MacLennan, originally from Omagh, gives this take on what’s happening with UK politics, Irish border and Brexit. I first met Gary during the Queensland street marches campaign (1977-1979) and we have been involved in many struggles over the intervening … Continue reading

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Imagining Abolition

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BREAD: Brisbane Radical Events and Diary

Hey all BREAD readers! I’ll just put this announcement in one last time (there has been a bit of interest thanks!). The main force behind the BREAD email hitting your inbox each week (Andy) is hitting the road for a … Continue reading

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Call of the Reed Warbler

Originally posted on Paradigm Shift:
Regenerative Farming This week we speak to Charlie Massy, regenerative farmer and author of the book “Call of the reed warbler”. We cover farming techniques, indigenous land use, spirituality and plenty more. You can listen…

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Letter for refugee kids

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Dear Friends There are now 19 children in Mita in 10 units at the Mita compound section called the BRP- Broadmeadows Residential Precinct. The children and their parents are living in small units under guard. No children are allowed to … Continue reading

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Brisbane Zine Fair

New zine hub with Alex Cambolvitch, Angelica RW and Andy Paine. They’ve worked hard to get an all ages space, and this is gonna be a great zine fair. Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12 PM – 5 PM … Continue reading

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Cycling up Mt Mee

Mt Mee is a fantastic climb of 5.5km and 5-6% gradient, with scenic views to enjoy if you are doing it at a leisurely pace. Cycling or climbing full gas requires you to get in the right head space, and … Continue reading

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Making soap in Palestine

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Over 330,000 people live in the ancient city of Nablus. It was once the economic capital of Palestine. Everyday life is difficult. There is an Israeli blockade in Nablus. Recently I went on The Big Ride for Palestine and this … Continue reading

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‘Making welfare great again’?

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This tongue-in-cheek slogan ended up a highly successful day for the anti-poverty network in Brisbane. After only one year of operation, they managed to pull off a well attended conference called “we deserve a living: no excuse for poverty”. I … Continue reading

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Supporting Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA)

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The Big Ride had a blast at the Union Aid Abroad APHEDA trivia night. The Big Ride team came second! and we had a great time catching up with many old and new friends! Thanks Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA … Continue reading

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Governments leasing National Parks to the wealthy

In the early 1970s I worked, for a short time, on Fraser island as a yardman. My duties included watering and tending the grass on the airstrip so that the rich could fly in on Friday night from Sydney or … Continue reading

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Crisis theory : The law of a tendency of the rate of profit to fall

WBT publishers this short talk by Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen about the crises of capitalism. Humphrey is a regular guest on Melbourne’s 3CR, solidarity breakfast program. WBT posts these and other notes. This is a radio, he gave on 20 … Continue reading

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The Palestine Chronicle

Daily News & Commentary on Palestine. Your Trusted Newspaper Since 1999. Weekly Newsletter. October 26 – November, 2, 2018. Visit our website: English; French. “Palestine: What’s Working, What’s not” Ramzy Baroud, Hanan Ashrawi, Max Blumenthal and Others: TELESUMMIT WITH KATIE … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in November

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 NOTE NEW STARTING TIME!! Doors Open 6.30 pm – Music starts 7.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map) This month we are joined by veteran of the Brisbane folk-rock scene, John Fegan with … Continue reading

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A letter to Brazil

WBT publishes this article by Walden Bello (a joint publication of The Nation and Foreign Policy In Focus) on the eve of another populist being elected in Latin America. Bolsonaro secured 46.93% of votes in the first round of voting … Continue reading

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No Strangers to Massacre

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Unlawful assembly In the 19th century the British parliament comprised of the rich and landed gentry encouraged the brutal treatment of the working class (somethings never change). In 1819, people in Manchester held a mass meeting at St Peter’s Field … Continue reading

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Blood Votes

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World premiere of “The Blood Votes” – a play on the great conscription debates of World War 1. The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble presents the play between Wednesday 7 November and Remembrance Day 11 November. 100 years ago the Australian Government … Continue reading

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Save the UQ Union Complex

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  The first slide shows the buildings under construction in 1959. The second, taken from where Wordsmiths’ Cafe and the news agency are located today, shows the completed buildings in 1960. The third photo, taken from the Duhig Building in … Continue reading

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Red Rose Day

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 1 PM Parliament of Queensland Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Dandenong Dave

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Between 25 – 30 years seems to be a problem age for some people, especially young men. Continue reading

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We Deserve A Living – Anti-Poverty Week Conference 2018

Facebook event Saturday October 27th, 9:00am – 4:30pm West End Uniting Church – 11 Sussex St, Highgate Hill QLD 4101 Sunday October 28th, 10:00am – 2:30pm Common House – 74b Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Free Entry Register here: … Continue reading

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Take back Tech

Over the last ten years, the advent of smartphone technology has created the growth of global gig economy monopolies and social media giants. These platforms are re-shaping our entire lived experience by exploiting workers and taking advantage of the frailties … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Brandolinis

Keeping up appearances in front of the neighbours takes constant attention to detail and clever tactics. And it is especially important when we are in the economically booming Italy of the 1960s, where the race is on to acquire consumer … Continue reading

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Israeli settlers kill olive trees in Palestine

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Chainsaws without a DA

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The man who lost his trousers took us to the edge of Amageddon

Life’s not meant to be easy, but take courage child for it can be delightful. — Malcolm Fraser Long before Fraser lost his trousers in Memphis, he was Minister for the Army in Vietnam overseeing Australia’s role in genocide as … Continue reading

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Film Noir @ GOMA

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The Third Man: ‘There was a third man. He didn’t give evidence.’ A GOMA film curator clearly finds Ida Lupino intriguing with these series of her films. I think a biopic about her life would be good. Here are my … Continue reading