Monthly Archives: September 2019


Power of country tour

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Right now, big fracking companies are lining up to drill through precious groundwater in the Northern Territory, destroying sacred Country, putting remote communities’ health at risk, and contributing to catastrophic climate change. Traditional Owners should have the final say about … Continue reading


Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss

In an unsettled world, amid violent wars and imperial occupations, with all norms ruthlessly cast aside, did Kashmir really have a chance to be free? As unrest spreads, India, the vaunted “world’s largest democracy,” has imposed a total communications blackout. Kashmir is … Continue reading

Kashmir: you can say you weren’t told

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift 27 Sept 2019 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday at Noon.

Kashmir is an ancient country in Central Asia surrounded by Pakistan, India, and China. It is currently under Indian military occupation with a curfew imposed. During the cold war both Pakistan and India were client states of the US and the USSR respectively. Now India is under populist control of a Hindu nationalist, Modi supported by Trump. On 26 Sept 2019 President Imran Khan warned the UN General Assembly of possible nuclear conflict over Kashmir if a massacre occurs when the curfew is lifted. What is the truth of the matter? How do we inform ourselves?

Ian interviews Jamshied Kashkari about crisis in Kashmir.

  1. What is Kashmir (Scenic beauty of Kashmir)? Where is its Geographic Location and who are its people?
  2. When did the dispute over Kashmir begin (When India brought forces in Kashmir)? What is the current situation…

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Foco Nuevo in October

The monthly performance space hosted by Jumping Fences in the heart of Brisbane’s West End. Performing this month: Baerg-Roeseli | Silken Thomas | Jumping Fences. *PRICING CHANGES: After more than 11 years we regretfully need to increase our admission prices. … Continue reading


International Day of Peace

Whale carcass attracts sharks at Point Lookout (Australia)

This is the whale intended for Yalingbila Bibula

The ocean update

October 03, 2011 (Suzanna Dorfield and AAP). A 14.5 metre-long humpback whale carcass is attracting sharks to a beach, with swimmers being warned to stay out of the water.

The whale became stranded on Main Beach 2km south of Point Lookout yesterday afternoon and had been attracting the interest of both locals and sharks.

But this morning Cameron Stewart, captain of the Point Lookout Surf Club, said that the whale had died.

“The whale is dead, we’ve erected warning signs and we’re advising not to swim,” he said.

“There are sharks waiting for it, but it is currently too shallow and the sharks can’t get to it.”

James Stevenson, who took photos, said he had seen other whales circling around 300 metres away.

“The Redland Shire ranger (told) the crowd to stay well back so as not to stress the whale – some onlookers observed its eyes…

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How Uber attracted capital in its several forms turns out to be neither innovative nor ingenious, merely delusional beyond the point of fraud. Uber Technologies Inc. lost $20bn in the five years to 2019, despite revenues growing fivefold. Without forcing … Continue reading


Mayor calls for Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Brisbane

Schrinner renews calls for Indigenous cultural centre Brisbane’s lord mayor says the city needs an Indigenous cultural centre to properly recognise its heritage and history. Adrian Schrinner spoke on the topic at a Committee for Brisbane event on Wednesday, where … Continue reading


The Climate Strike

Only Human (broadcast on 4ZZZ fm 102.1, Mondays at Noon) interviews and recordings of the Brisbane climate strike held on 20 September, 2019. Speakers include Adrian Burragubba (Wangan and Jagalingou countryman), and Sid Plant (Farmers for Climate Action). Features music … Continue reading


A Spirit Released

On Minjerribah there is a contest going on between land developers and green capitalists … both developers and green capitalists want to build on the foreshores, this time on Mooloomba Road at Point Lookout. The Queensland Government intends to commence … Continue reading


Sovereignty for Climate Justice

We stand together with all First Nations people. We stand against this injustice. We want climate justice for everybody. As First Nations people, we will lead the way. We’re against coal mining in our Country. We’re against those who would … Continue reading


We can’t say we didn’t know

“Dreamers don’t abandon their dreams, they flare and continue the life they have in the dream…tell me how you lived your dream in a certain place and I’ll tell you who you are. And now, as you awaken, remember if … Continue reading

SolGold Mining in Ecuador, Peace in the Middle East, & ‘Big Music at the Risk’

Australian company SolGold is pushing to open copper and gold mines in Ecuador. We were asked to attend their Brisbane AGM to share testimonials from Ecuadorian communities opposed to mining on their traditional lands. They didn’t let us in but – on this day of the global climate strike – I think they know people around the world will stand up against polluting extractive industries. Solgold – out of Ecuador! – Robin Taubenfeld, 20 Sept 2019.

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday 20 Sept 2019 at noon.

Helen Hamley – Big Music at the Risk
Clem Campbell (United nations Association) – International Day of Peace
Rebekah Hayden (Rainforest Action Group) – SolGold Mining in Ecuador.

Yellow Bird – Follow the River
Spinifex Gum Band – Yurala
Spinifex Gum Band – Dream Baby Dream

Security issues
In August 2019, guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced that the 2016 peace deal had failed, and armed revolution was r e-established in Colombia. The criminal group has been spreading its actions down into Ecuador ever since the deal was established in 2016.

Cascabel is located in close proximity to the Colombian/Ecuadorian border, an area the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advises as a DO NOT TRAVEL area, where regular travel insurance policies are void and the Australian Government says it is…

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German guilt attacks BDS

A German city has reversed its decision to hand a literary prize to the novelist Kamila Shamsie because of her support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The British-Pakistani author was announced as the winner of the … Continue reading


Peace in the Middle East?


Minjerribah Dreaming

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The Queensland government has proposed a transition from sand mining to eco-tourism on Minjerribah (Straddie). On Sunday, 15 September I went to the Straddie markets at Point Lookout Bowls Club to buy honey for my sister. At a honey stall … Continue reading




Murder in Baghdad

The video—excerpts of running footage captured by a camera mounted on the Apache—depicts soldiers conducting an operation in eastern Baghdad, not long after the surge began. Using the Freedom of Information Act, Reuters has sought for three years to obtain … Continue reading


Garlic grower jailed

Can’t see anyone stepping forward to fill the role as head of the Australian Garlic Industry Association …                  __oOo__ A Tasmanian woman who put Australia’s agricultural sector at risk by illegally importing garlic bulbs marked as “office supplies” to … Continue reading


American Factory

American workers use nationalism against Chinese workers. Result: defeat. Whatever happened to ‘workers of all countries unite’! Trailer: “Cultures collide. Hope survives. When a Chinese billionaire re-opens a factory and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans, early days of hope and … Continue reading



This Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm102.1 Fridays at noon) tells the story of the cruel detention and deportation of a Tamil family who had already been settled in the country town of Queensland called Biloela. It shows the lengths to which … Continue reading


Foco Nuevo tonight!

From the jungles of Borneo, fresh from the Big Ride for Palestine, Jumping Fences perform with two other bands at Kurilpa Hall tonight … Friday 6 Sept 2019 … REMINDER TONIGHT!Foco Nuevo in SeptemberFriday, 6th September, 2019Doors open 7.00 pm Music … Continue reading


Is Boris Kaput?

Can the Privy Council dissolve the UK parliament? The President of the Privy Council is Jacob Rees-Mogg (a catholic) and is likely to be trying to get the Council members to advise Her Majesty to prorogue the parliament. Her Majesty … Continue reading


A Moratorium Vibe?

“In the naked light I saw … a thousand people, maybe moreSilence like a cancer grows ” – Simon & Garfunkel I have been at all but one of the climate change events since late last year. I have seen … Continue reading


Jonno Sri’s campaign for the Gabba

This Saturday arvo from 4pm, we’re holding a campaign intro session at Turnstyle (10 Laura St, Highgate Hill), where we talk about our goals for the coming council election campaign and explain how you can get involved. We’ll also unpack … Continue reading


International Day of Action for West Papua

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West Papuans are currently engaged in a full-scale, nationwide, nonviolent insurrection. The uprising was sparked by a racist attack on West Papuan students by Indonesian police, military and an Indonesian mob, in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Outrage quickly spread … Continue reading


2020 Council Elections

Local government is where the Left should be at because that is where services are delivered to ordinary people. – Editor __oOo__ Do you live in Teneriffe, Bowen Hills, New Farm, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane CBD or the south side of … Continue reading


Schonell Theatre recommended for heritage listing

The Department of Environment and Science has given notice that the Schonell Theatre be placed in the Queensland Heritage Register as a State Heritage Place. Facts on the groundHowever Arts & Heritage have knocked back submissions claiming that Queensland Union … Continue reading


The Big Ride for Palestine 2019 in pictures

In early spring 2019, twenty-five riders and eight supporters set out on 160 km journey from Brisbane to Brunswick Heads to raise awareness about Palestine and to raise money for an agricultural project sponsored by union aid abroad APHEDA. Lachlan … Continue reading


From the grass roots

The person being arrested with a smile is John Pitt who later fought against logging in Terania Creek in the 1980s along with others. They were successful with Neville Wran declaring Terania Creek a National park long before ‘Save the … Continue reading