Monthly Archives: April 2019


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


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


The Paper Chained



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: reading


Maaate! Aurizon CEO on Big Coal

“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


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


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?

Paradigm Shift

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


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


From the Gabba Station

I was lying in a burned out basement with the full moon in my eyes I was hoping for replacement When the sun burst thru the sky – Neil Young I recorded my own narration for the State Government’s Gabba … Continue reading


Cold War against China

Future Hostilities? Scenarios for the Asia-Pacific Region A warning from a well-placed source in a mainstream media outlet that Australia may get drawn into a regional conflict between the United States and China, has to be taken seriously. As the … Continue reading


Australia’s sacred cow

We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her tableJust a smile would lighten everything* – John Lennon In 2009 Prime Minister Rudd sent Office of National Assessments (ONA) chief, Peter Varghese, on a sensitive mission. Australia’s billion … Continue reading


Hidden women of history: Kathleen McArthur, the wildflower woman who took on Joh Bjelke-Petersen

This year marks 50 years since the launch of one of Australia’s first major conservation battles, waged against Queensland’s ultra-conservative, pro-development premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen. It was for a location few had ever heard of – Cooloola, an area that stretches … Continue reading


Demolition threatens Queensland Heritage

Queensland governments have a bad history – support for the Vietnam war, rigged electoral boundaries, censorship, suppression of democratic rights, apartheid-style segregation and control of first nations people, persecution of gays, criminalisation of women seeking abortion, corrupt and politicised police, … Continue reading


Too late the Phalarope

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory … Continue reading


Australia at the crossroads: Time for an independent foreign policy

This year’s conference, titled ‘Australia at the crossroads: Time for an independent foreign policy’ is being held in Darwin as it is the centre for the most recent establishment of a foreign military presence in Australia. Public Meeting – Friday … Continue reading


Arms-led recovery in Queensland?

If God’s on our side He’ll stop the next war – Bob Dylan ‘With God on our Side‘ Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk together with former Federal Attorney General George Brandis were in the front row at St Stephens in Brisbane last … Continue reading


Theatre demolition threatens millions in uni donations

WEALTHY University of Queensland alumni are being urged to stop giving donations until UQ management drops plans to demolish the landmark Schonell Theatre. The Schonell, UQ Union building, the Refectory, relaxation block and Forum will be replaced with a new … Continue reading


Call for boycott of gifts to university over demolition of the Schonell zone

MThe heritage campaign to try and protect the student space at University of Queensland including the Schonell Theatre is appealing to graduates to suspend giving donations to the university. The university management is moving to demolish a set of buildings … Continue reading


The 17 Group – Ramsay Debate on Western Civilisation

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of April at 7 pm in Unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End.  It will be addressed by two Speakers, Pat Buckridge and Peter Wertheim, on … Continue reading


Just how stupid is Trump?

Political power comes from the barrell of a gun – Mao When talking up regime change in Venezuela Trump and his deputy, Pence, are happy to invoke the Munroe Doctrine. This 100 year old U.S. policy says that European states … Continue reading


Brisbane Radical Events Activist Diary

Wednesday 3rd of April Breaking Ground – Frontline Truths (Brisbane6.30pm-9pm20 Brennan St, Slacks CreekFB eventJoin us for a special night of storytelling, song & traditional dance as we share #FrontlineTruths. Pacific Climate Warriors from across the Pacific Region and the Pacific diaspora … Continue reading


When Union Power Freed Clarrie O’Shea

50th Anniversiary:WHEN UNION POWER FREED CLARRIE O’SHEA Burkes Room, Red Brick Hotel, 83 Annerley Road, WoolloongabbaSunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM Speakers: Michael Clifford: Assistant General Secretary, Queensland Council of UnionsPhil Griffiths: Labour historian In May … Continue reading


Ageing and declining populations – good for us, good for the planet

When: Thursday 28 March 2019 7:15pm for 7:30pm start Where: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (underneath the Albion Overpass, near Blackmore St; UBD 140 Ref. C14)  Click here for a map. Cost: $2, to help cover venue hire costs. Presentations: Daily, we … Continue reading


Public Trustee, Protest and Jenny

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” – Marcus Aurelius We publish this cracking yarn by Rob Pyne, the former independent Member … Continue reading