Monthly Archives: December 2018

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Book Reviews: ‘Iraqi Icicle’ and ‘The Second Father’

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With the current surge of audiobooks here are two unlikely bedfellows in popular writing. Both books are set in Brisbane and at roughly the same time period; I know both the authors Bernie Dowling and Domenico Cacciola; we lived in … Continue reading

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Foco tonight

Foco Nuevo in DecemberFriday, 7th December, 2018NOTE EVEN NEWER STARTING TIME!!Doors Open 7.00 pm — Music starts 7.30 pm Kurilpa Hall174 Boundary Street, West End (map) The people have spoken! We had a very democratic decision taken by audience members … Continue reading

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Save Mowbray Park

Brisbane is a river city but you wouldn’t know it from what Brisbane City Council is doing in East Brisbane. Council has been increasing private access to the Brisbane River and to a large part of Norman Creek near Mowbray … Continue reading

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Assange – speed bump before extradition

By 22 November 2018 it had became apparent that my friend and fellow long time Australian antiwar activist and later 2006 founder of the world shaking WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, was under imminent threat of armed extraction from the Ecuadorian embassy … Continue reading

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Roma – massacre in Mexico

Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón also produced, co-edited and photographed the film. It stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra. Set in the early 1970s, the film is … Continue reading

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Students and teachers unite against coal

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Thursday 29th November 2018 by Andy Paine It’s heating up in the schools and universities of Queensland, and not just because we’re set for another record-breaking summer of temperatures. 4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke with students and teachers who are … Continue reading

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First nations – a ‘war between two worlds’

On 1 December 2018 in Brisbane activists, musicians and supporters conducted a solidarity action for first nations people of Chile, West Papua and Australia, protesting the assassination of Camilo Catrillanca by Chilean Jungle Commandoes on 14 November 2018. Lili Sanchez … Continue reading