Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Will Minister put a stop to demolition of UQ Union Complex?

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WBT has just received this correspondence from the Clerk of the parliament, Mr Neil Laurie. It is a letter written to him by Leanne Enoch MP Minister Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, and Minister Science and Minister for the … Continue reading

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Trump interfering with the weather, again

Just when you thought 5G was going to fix your internet problems, the US Government is already auctioning off radio frequency bands for commercial interests to provide 5G and this is likely to impact on satellite weather data collection. See … Continue reading

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1971: anti-apartheid struggle in Brisbane

Radio In Colour: 1971 & the day a future author saved a future QLD premier’s life Jackie French is Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 and Senior Australian of the Year 2015 along with many other awards. She has written hundreds of … Continue reading

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QCU secretary comes out against Morrison’s Muppets

QCU General Secretary Ros McLennan & supporters says it's time to draw the curtain on the Morrison Muppet Show. Vote to change the government to #changetherules, as prepoll opens today in Brisbane. @servicesunion @unionsaustralia pic.twitter.com/PHz7SjD9rZ — QCU (@TheQCU) April 29, … Continue reading

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Building workers love Tom Tate

What’s happening in Moreton Shire, Gold Coast councils? I asked my source in local government about what’s happening in Moreton Shire. Here is the response: “I think there could be charges in Moreton: Sutherland, deputy mayor Mike Charlton, CEO Daryl … Continue reading

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Ageing and population decline – good for us, good for the planet

The next meeting of the 17 Group will be on Wednesday the 1st of May at 7pm in Unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. It will be addressed by Dr Jane O’Sullivan on the topic: “ Aging and … Continue reading

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Can Max ‘do a Bradbury’ in Griffith?

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Terri Butler has an advantage over Max Chandler-Mather, she is a high profile candidate against someone not known in the wider arena. Her preference is for Q & A over a local debate. This is the cartel Max is up against in parliamentary politics, at least at the federal level. Continue reading

The Lies – Big Coal and Anzac

Paradigm Shift Anzac Special … pls like and share

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The lie: “Dolce et decorum est pro patria mori
It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country”

– Horace

“Tunnelling through the night, the trains pass
in a splendour of power, with a sound like thunder
shaking the orchards, waking
the young from a dream, scattering like glass
the old mens’ sleep, laying
a black trail over the still bloom of the orchards;
the trains go north with guns.” – Judith Wright

The Lies – Big Coal and Anzac
Victoria interviews Andrew Harding – CEO Aurizon
Ian interviews David Stephens, the Heritage Guardians

https://soundcloud.com/ian-curr/the-lies-big-coal-and-anzac

Big Coal Myths
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” ― Albert Camus
Over the past few weeks people have been blocking coal trucks going out through the port of Brisbane. This has led to a variety of punitive actions by both state and federal governments and Aurizon, Australia’s…

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BREAD: Brisbane Radical Events and Diary

If there are any events you’d like to include in future weekly emails to this list, please email us. Week of Friday the 26th of AprilSaturday 27th Germination: Tree Planting and BBQ/Street Party in Woolloongabba9am-1236 Sword St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102, … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in May

Friday, 3rd May, 2019Doors open 7.00 pm Concert starts 7.30 pm.Kurilpa Hall174 Boundary Street, West End (map) Come and join us as we celebrate International Workers’ Day in song. Our guests are the Combined Unions’ Choir, Albert Revelo and Sue … Continue reading

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A new, hopeful moment for US nuclear policy

Underneath the daily, depressing headlines, five converging trends offer hope, for the first time in more than a decade, for dramatic positive change in US nuclear policy. The first trend is the growing recognition that current US nuclear security strategies … Continue reading

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Do the US Marines in Darwin pose a risk to our peace and security ?

The Agreement between the Governments of the United States and Australia which under- pins the annual stationing of up to 2,500 US Marines in Darwin is called the Force Posture Agreement (FPA). The concept was first announced by US President … Continue reading

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US troops land in Darwin

The largest contingent of US marines yet, 2,500, have started to arrive in Darwin. Among the war exercises they will carry out with the ADF is the Talisman Sabre war exercises on and off the coast of Queensland and the … Continue reading

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Frontier Wars

The 4th annual Frontier Wars Ceremony conducted by Gimuy Walubara Yidindji with Peace Pilgrims is happening Wednesday. We look forward to you being involved.  Wednesday 24th April ANZAC Eve, 6pm near Wharf One, Cairns. [bring brollies] Bring a friend this year – … Continue reading

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Barnaby’s water deal

Talk about custodianship of the land. Or lack of it!

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This house won’t vote for Mandatory Detention

Sign up at https://www.maxforgriffith.com/close-camps …and they will put one on your fence as well!

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Lox Pics

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The Spanish film Festival is coming up in Brisbane at the Palace Cinema from 24 April till 9 May 2019. Screening times of the films below can be found at https://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/cinema-del-popolo/lox-pics/ Movie Country Genre   The Realm (El Reino)   … Continue reading

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One big raise

I was handed this leaflet outside the Annerley Centrelink in Brisbane by members of the antipoverty network. I have not heard any comment about this from the major parties during the federal 2019 election.

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Jaffa – industrial capital of Palestine

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Write down thisI am an ArabAnd I work with comrades in a stone quarryAnd my children are eight in number.For them I hack outa loaf of breadclothinga school exercise-bookfrom the rocksrather than begging for almsat your doorrather than making myself … Continue reading

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Its dancin’ in the streets to stop Adani

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The pleas of former Greens leader, Bob Brown, fell on deaf ears in government ranks, both state and federal. Bill Shorten said he would not overturn ScoMo’s water approvals and Anastascia keeps locking up those pesky Extinction Rebellion people and urging Aurizon and Adani to take out SLAPP WRITS TO BANKRUPT them and organisations like FLAC. Unfettered, the young people are taking direct action by blocking the coal trains … many have been arrested and face jail and expensive civil law suits with disdain. Its their future after all. Continue reading

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Bushman donated land to Redlands for $1

I wonder if the cabbage knows He is less lovely than the Rose; Or does he squat in smug content, A source of noble nourishment; Or if he pities for her sins The Rose who has no vitamins; Or if … Continue reading

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The longest period of mass defiance in our history

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So come on people let’s organiseTo smash this bloody Jerk we all despise,We can do it if the people unite and be strongWe’ll strip him of his powerHe’s a bible bashing bastard and we’ve just begun to fight.Anon. – Bjelke’s … Continue reading

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The Paper Chained

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Bread

Brisbane Radical Events and DiaryIf there are any events you’d like to include in future weekly emails to this list, please email us. Subscribe | Update Your Profile | Unsubscribe | Archive Week of Tuesday 16th of AprilWednesdayAction Support Party Rendezvous10am-1pmDavies Park, Montague Rd, West EndFB: https://www.facebook.com/events/330174244306362/RendezvousContinue reading

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Maaate on Big Coal

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“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” ― Albert Camus Interview with Andrew Harding, CEO Aurizon VICTORIA: Please introduce yourself ANDREW HARDING: Andrew Harding, managing director and CEO Aurizon Holdings VICTORIA: Previous employment ? ANDREW HARDING: Chief … Continue reading

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Daughter and father both die in custody in WA

Write of lifethe pious said forget the pastthe past is dead. But all I seein front of me is a concrete floora cell doorand John Pat – by Jack Davis ‘It’s time for this to stop’: Aboriginal woman dies in … Continue reading

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Green Space IN THE GABBA

CHECK OUT THE Intersection of Sword st and Maynard st. The road will be closed from 6.30 am to 1pm, but if local residents need to slide out, we should be able to let them in. Otherwise your role will … Continue reading

Is Big Coal a Train Wreck?

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We will be loud against the silence
Angry at the greed
We will not beg

We are defiant
Tell it like it is

– Phil Monsour and the Crisis Actors, ‘Our House is on fire

‘We can’t just replace big oil with big solar’ – Sadie

Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon 12 April 2019

Ian speaks with Sadie and Hanna about direct action against coal. Both are activists who, along with others, have challenged Australia’s largest freight carrier, Aurizon, for its participation in the climate changing coal industry. Both have been hit with a SLAPP (Strategic Litigation against Public Participation) suit by Aurizon and are facing large damages, bankruptcy and jail time.
Paradigm Shift supports these activists in their struggle against big coal. Will you? Have a listen and decide for yourselves. Aurizon joined the Aurizon five to its writ against Front Line Action on…

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Environmental vandal sues climate activists

We will be loud against the silence Angry at the greed We will not beg We are defiant Tell it like it is– Phil Monsour and the crisis actors, ‘Our House is on fire‘ It was Anna Bligh’s Queensland Labor … Continue reading

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Go back, you’re going the wrong way

The first public campaign challenging the destruction of public housing through the building of freeways throughout Brisbane under the Wilbur Smith scheme was waged by a small group of activists and residents. Bowen Hills residents won this struggle with the … Continue reading