Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Palestinian Film Festival

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Greetings from the Palestinian Film Festival Australia team! Thank you for participating in our recent post-festival survey. The results have been amazing; we are truly humbled by the love and gratitude expressed. This is some of what you told us… … Continue reading

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El Pueblo Unido

“In 1973 we hosted Inti-Illimani, a Chilean folk music group stranded outside of their country after the Pinochet coup. We became involved with a Palestinian woman and worked with her to educate people on campus about Zionism and the occupation … Continue reading

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Gaza massacre continues

Letter to the Byron Echo which probably will not get printed because of howls of protest from the large Israeli community living in the shire.Dear Editor, Whenever Israel attacks Gaza with the most lethal weaponry our media describe it as … Continue reading

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Where in the world is anyone safe?

After the shooting and murders in Christchurch, the question remains, why? In an attempt to find answers to the massacre, Ian plays speeches by Uncle Sam Watson and Basil from ‘Muslim Lives Matter’. Sam describes the massacre of his own … Continue reading

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Keating on Hanson

Hanson: I am fed up with being told, ‘This is our land’ by Aboriginals. Well, where the hell do I go?

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No to Eurovision 2019 in Israel

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You Say You Want a Revolution

“When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out” – John Lennon We publish these excerpts of the book “You Say You Want A Revolution SDS, PL, and Adventures in Building a Worker-Student Alliance in … Continue reading

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Climate change and war

“We are stardust…billion year old carbon, caught in the devil’s bargain…. and we got to get ourselves back to the garden” – Joni Mitchell Why peace activists must work with climate change protesters and refugee advocates to prevent future wars … Continue reading

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World Through Those Eyes

1       Night strike…. rubble at dawn (oh no)          Day light…. horror for home          In any god’s name take a long hard look          Where is it hidden in your sacred book? Ch     Why see the world through those … Continue reading

Climate Justice in Western Civilisation?

Young students march to pose a challenge to society …

Paradigm Shift

“Who says all is lost; I come to offer you my heart.” – Fito Paez in Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazon

This program offers its heart to all the victims, their family & friends in Christchurch last Friday.

The student strike for climate justice on 15 March 2019 demonstrated that there needs to be more contemporary issues discussed as part of public education.

Political leaders like Annastacia Palasczchuk and Scott Morrison came out against the student strike. State schools forbade their students to march as a group. For example Brisbane State high school students were told not to march for climate justice and not to go to the demonstration as a state high contingent.

Fortunately this did not stop the students.

I saw a group of 15 State high school students marching as a group.

The response by students in Brisbane and across the country was inspirational. Mums dads…

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Ross Watson remembers

Warning this video contains images of a person who has passed. Ross Watson was a Dawson River murri where Warabinda Mission stood for many years. His grandmother lived on the Dawson river prior to the mission being set up. His … Continue reading

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Climate Justice and Western Civilisation

Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ FM 102.1 Fridays at noon … listen on demand at http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift The student strike for climate justice on 15 March 2019 demonstrated that there needs to be more contemporary issues discussed as part of public education. Political … Continue reading

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Top 40 Tax Dodgers

Mining Energy and Transport companies are the big tax dodgers. Banks pay tax. The worst offenders are the companies that state and federal governments privatised. These former public assets are used to make big profits and yet pay no tax. … Continue reading

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Brexit

Dutch PM likens Theresa May to Monty Python’s limbless knight: ‘She goes on and on‘ Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte used a Monty Python movie reference to describe Theresa May’s tenacity on Brexit despite repeated defeats. “I have a lot … Continue reading

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Muslim Lives Matter

The Maori community performing a traditional Haka at the end of the service at the Islamic College Karawatha, paying respects for their fallen sisters and brothers from Christchurch. Muslims all around the world have been struck a deep blow following … Continue reading

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Student Strike for Climate

On 15 March 2019 thousands of school kids marched down George Street Brisbane to demand Climate Action. These are the placards and chants that they made. Thanks to Lachlan Hurse (NTEU) for the excellent photos of people and placards. I … Continue reading

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Save Deebing Creek

Principal Petitioner Gary Duffy from EAST IPSWICH has called for a Commission of Inquiry into Deebing Creek Mission sale to developers. Please sign this petition and support the traditional owners at Deebing Creek; they can win this dispute and stop … Continue reading

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The Great Society

‘We’re not going to beat Big Money with more Big Money’ – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. What political system does AOC propose we organise towards? It was the centre that put the world in its current mess. The Great Society was built … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning Jailed for Contempt

Chelsea Manning has been returned to jail for refusing to co-operate with US Grand Jury pursuing WikiLeaks+Julian Assange – who US/UK plan to Bury alive! Only 10 people gathered with Chelsea in solidarity as she returned to jail. Chelsea’s GrandDad … Continue reading

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Local journo man-handled during visit by NSW Premier

Editor’s Note: Jim Beatson was a founding member of 4ZZZ, Australia’s first FM community radio station. Jim is out their still doing the business nearly 50 years later. It would be interesting to hear what his questions of the Premier … Continue reading

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No Modern Slavery at Chemist Warehouse

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Hard words rang across the factory floor Juan heard the sound of hate bitter words to injure a shout that sent the signal for the war to come– ‘Brisbane Barrio’ by Jumping Fences Disparity between rich and poor is growing. … Continue reading

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Sins of the Centre

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold … – WB Yeats We have just heard that the UK parliament has rejected the Brexit compromise introduced by Prime … Continue reading

Dissent: The Student Press in 1960s Australia

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Australia, no country for revolutionaries

Review: No Country for Revolutionaries: Italian Communists in Sydney 1971-1991: Their Activities, Policies and Liaison with the Italian and Australian Communist Parties. By Gianfranco Cresciani (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018), pp.ix- 185, AU$39.95 (pb). In his latest book, Gianfranco Cresciani, … Continue reading

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Emma Miller Place to be closed?

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In a corner of Emma Miller Place (Roma Street Forum) is a plaque that was laid in March 2016 after the murder of Eunji Ban nearby on the steps of Wickham Park on 23 November 2013. Police say that Eunji … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s economic collapse is financial

In his critique of Chavismo in Venezuela, Chomsky claims that the Venezuelan government did not diversify its economy and failed to keep sufficient reserves when the price of oil was high. However Venezuela did keep gold reserves offshore which were … Continue reading

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Cuba fights climate change

Cuba has become the latest country to enshrine the fight against climate change in its constitution — provoking a mixed response from the scientific community. In late February voters approved a new constitution that included amendmentsdirecting Cuba to “promote the … Continue reading

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When Israel’s Black Panthers found common cause with Palestinians

Gila learned about the Nakba long before she was ever introduced to her own history with Israel. “I learned more about the Nakba from Israeli liberals than what they were willing to tell me about what Jews did to Jews, … Continue reading

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Australian uranium fuelled Fukushima

On March 11, the anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing reactor melt down at Fukushima, we remember and recognise that we all have something to say about this. Even here in Brisbane, mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto are … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the Women of Cuba: International Women’s Day 2019

Women from the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society marched in solidarity with the women of Cuba in the Brisbane International Women’s Day Rally and March, held on Saturday 9th March. The rally celebrated the decriminalising of abortion in Queensland in late 2018, … Continue reading