Reclaiming the Streets!

Broadcast on Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday 11 Oct 2019.

Ian interviews:
Adela from Reclaim the Night
Edwina from Bjelke Blues
Noelene from Extinction Rebellion at occupation of the William Jolly Bridge.

Reclaim the Night is a women’s rally and march that demands the end of men’s violence against women. On October 25th we band together and take our voices to the streets. All women have the right to safety and to live free from violence. See

Bjelke Blues – timely reminder of how our democratic rights were taken from us once before during the reign of Joh Bjelke Petersen. Ian talks with Bjelke Blues editor Edwina Shaw about personal stories from the Joh years. See

Turning back the clock. The Queensland government is attempting to turn back the clock 40 years to stop protests against climate change in the CBD, on railways and at Queensland Ports.

Only one member of parliament, Michael Berkman (Greens) has spoken out against the changes to the protest laws. The bill is to be rushed through the parliament on 22 Oct 2019. It is called Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (“Dangerous Devices” Bill)

The “Dangerous Devices” Bill was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by Mark Ryan MP, Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services. The Bill was flagged by the Premier in a speech to Parliament on August 20th when she argued that “everyone has a right to protest”, but “the activities of some are not peaceful, they are not, and I’m not going to let them continue”. Ian talks with Extinction Rebellion media person from an occupation on William Jolly Bridge.

Reclaim the Night by Peggy Seeger
I never sing by Jumping Fences
Night Ride Home by Joni Mitchell

Reclaim the Night Leaflet 1979

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