Monthly Archives: July 2019

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The Big Ride for Palestine

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Here is an inspiring story from the big ride in the UK. The Big Ride for Palestine in Brisbane is from 31st August to 1 September 2019. Cyclists register @ https://thebigrideaustralia.weebly.com/ A personal account of a magnificent day of solidarity … Continue reading

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Australia’s Transport Dilemma

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 7th of August at 7 pm in Unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. It will be addressed by Trevor Berrill on the topic: “Australia’s Transport … Continue reading

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Brisbane: Climate Emergency Declaration

WBT posts this important message by Jonno Sri from the Gabba Ward in Brisbane. __oOo__ Dear residents, We’ve certainly had an interesting week after the Courier Mail ran several misleading and deliberately inflammatory stories about me. I’d like to thank … Continue reading

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Benefit Concert – Palestine Not Silenced, Not for Sale

Benefit Concert, Palestine Not Silenced, Not for Sale Friday, August 30, 7pm Kurilpa Hall West End. Join us for a night of creative solidarity. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/527519 Featuring Palestinian American poet Remi Kanazi. Remi is a poet and writer based in New … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – the long march

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No group or collective can claim the student union forum area exclusively as their own because it was built to provide a refuge against the tyranny of the sect, an open place. This is why the corporate university wishes to demolish it and with it student unionism. They re-imagine the space as a shopping mall, a gateway to elite jobs on the back of exploitation of workers and student alike. Continue reading

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Quang Incident: recollections of a university creating change

The First Secretary from the Embassy of South Vietnam in Canberra looked surprisingly unfazed by events. Quang was an ally of the US government and an advocate for war. … Opposition to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War peaked in 1970 in Brisbane, with two national Moratoria protests occurring in May and September of that year. Continue reading

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Democratic Rights struggle at UQ

I am proud to have been one of those supporters of women rights back in 1978. I think it important to actively take the side of women in political struggle. Continue reading

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Foco Neuvo in August

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Foco Nuevo in August Friday, 2nd August, 2019 Doors open 7.00 pm Concert starts 7.30 pm. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map) We’ve returned from a very steamy India back to Brisbane’s winter where we’re looking for some … Continue reading

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Venezuela again

Open letter to the Australian parliament No war on Venezuela – Lift the sanctions The United States government of President Donald Trump has made clear it will do whatever is required, including engaging in illegal activities and even potentially launching … Continue reading

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The greater threat?

Military aircraft entered South Korean Air Defence on Tuesday morning. Missiles were exchanged between North and South. Several countries have an interest in the conflict. Four have nuclear weapons: the U.S., China, Russia and North Korea.

In the Gulf and Mediterranean sea, military personnel have boarded and impounded oil tankers. Four of the participants in the conflict have nuclear weapons: Britain, U.S., Israel and Russia. Yet where are the Peace movements of the West? Continue reading

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Pell’s appeal

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The appeal As we await the appeal verdict a campaign in the Catholic media is being waged to undermine the jury verdict against Australia’s most senior prelate. Culture warrior Keith Windschuttle writes in the Catholic Journal Annals Australasia – A … Continue reading

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The Big Ride for Palestine 2019

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SIGN UP IS NOW OPEN To sign up for the Big Ride 2019, complete the registration form and email it to thebigrideaustralia@outlook.com Once registration is processed an invoice will be emailed for payment. Riders can participate for one day ($100) … Continue reading

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Demolitions in Hebron

Heavily armed Israeli occupation soldiers brutally attacking Palestinian farmers in Alkhalil City (Hebron) while bulldozing their properties, occupied Palestine, 16 July 2019.

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26 July Commemoration – Poetry in Motion XVII

It is 60 years into the Cuban Revolution so get along to this if you can! Join our commemoration of the attack on the Moncada Barracks Friday 26 July 6.30 pm The Red Brick Hotel 83 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba Join … Continue reading

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Just Plain Scared

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Townsville relied heavily on what came in and out of its port on steamships. The railway was connected to the port, carrying cattle to the abattoirs, coal and sugar to the wharves, and foodstuffs and people to neighbouring towns. Anyone … Continue reading

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Heritage Walk – a different angle on marching at UQ

THE HERITAGE WALK THIS WEEKEND is open to all interested persons … It starts at 2.30pm Saturday 27 July 2019 at Merlo’s near the Duhig Building where the University Library housed and proceeds to the  UQ Union Complex. Supporters of … Continue reading

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No to criminal US war on Iran

BRITAIN: Iranian socialists’ warning that the seizure of an oil tanker by British marines could precipitate a dangerous escalation towards war cannot be ignored. Britain claims to be enforcing EU sanctions on Syria. But the assertion from Spain’s Acting Foreign … Continue reading

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Which is the greater threat, climate change nuclear war?

Talisman Sabre War Rehearsal Are they a rehearsal for war with China? They convey a message of aggression against our neighbours Australia playing a subservient role The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) says “No!” to the Talisman Sabre War … Continue reading

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UQU Complex Heritage Walking Tour

Food Security in Palestine

Please register for the Big Ride for Palestine – Australia or dontate see https://thebigrideaustralia.weebly.com/

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift July 12, 2019

Which is the greatest threat – climate change or nuclear war?
Vox Pop from Stop Adani rally in Brisbane on 5 July 2019.

Union Aid abroad in Palestine
Ian interviews Ken Davis from APHEDA (Union Aid Abroad) about agricultural projects in Palestine.

APHEDA agricultural projects in Palestine – Ken Davis – Part 1

Ken talks about APHEDA and what it does, how it was set up in Lebanon originally. Its relationship with the Australian Government and the United Nations agencies UNWRA and UNHCR.

Food Security in Palestine – Ken Davis – Part 2

Ken talks about the importance of the UN Relief Agency UNWRA to 2 million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and to the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who have no rights, to work etc and who live in camps. UNWRA distributes dried products like chick peas, flour, salt etc
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US War Lobby seeking conflict with Iran

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United States ‘Act of War’ in Gibraltar The US has ordered the UK seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. This has eclipsed its sanctions on Venezuela. The seizure of the tanker near Gibraltar goes further than sanctions, it is an … Continue reading

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Vale Ron Monaghan

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US War Games in Rocky

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Talisman Sabre has begun! Talisman Sabre is a joint military exercise that takes place every two years, with a particular emphasis on the central coast of Queensland at Shoalwater Bay. This year TS19 involves Defence and NON-Defence training areas including … Continue reading

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Vanguard

Below are links to articles posted recently on the http://www.cpaml.org website:     General program of the CPA (M-L)   https://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=917   Political Report 15th Congress CPA (M-L)   https://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=913   New Caledonia: Old Order coming unstruck in South Pacific?  https://www.cpaml.org/posting1.php?id=915   New Zealand: … Continue reading

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Plastic action

Coles and Woolworths were required to ban plastic shopping bags but when you look at the products that they sell they have increased the packaging! Take vegetables. Plastic packaging has increased with a price added for the Xtra packaging. So … Continue reading

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Human communication

You might find this ABC RN program of interest .. talks about the physiological impacts of actual human interactions (eye contact, touching, etc) and how these impact on people’s well being. Of relevance to those of us promoting real human … Continue reading

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Climate ‘Change is Gonna Come’

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It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there, beyond the skyIt’s been a long, a long time comingBut I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will– Sam Cooke Just over … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Attorney-General

To Yvette D’Ath Attorney General of Queensland Dear Ms, This is a call for a public inquiry into the Public Trustee of Queensland. A source claims that you have suspended the Public Trustee Peter Carne for having an extra-marital affair … Continue reading

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The Big Ride for Palestine is ON!

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Spanish Flu that killed millions came to Queensland

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday the 3rd of July in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End.  It will be addressed by Matthew Wengert on the topic: “Red Flags … Continue reading