Monthly Archives: November 2019

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The Irishman

This Hollywood film by Martin Scorsese is about Jimmy Hoffa, the leader of the Teamsters Union in the USA. It is an interesting film about politics, trade unions and the mafia in America. The film alleges the election of John … Continue reading

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Eulogy for a Black Man

We offer our condolences to Auntie Cath, Sam Watson’s son and daughter, Sam Wagan Watson and Nicole Watson, to the Watson family and all his relatives, friends and to the aboriginal community generally for our great loss. Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ … Continue reading

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Uprising in Iraq – many protestors martyred in Nasiriyah on 29 Dec 2019

The Dhi Qar Governorate Police Command in the city of Nasiriyah (south east of Baghdad) imposed a curfew on late Thursday 28 November after witnessing a bloody morning where they said 17 protesters were wounded about 100 others injured, most … Continue reading

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Reimagine Meanjin (Brisbane) postponed out of respect for Uncle Sam Watson

Hi everyone, For those of you who haven’t heard yet, it’s my sad duty to notify you that respected Aboriginal elder Uncle Sam Watson passed away yesterday. As such, we’ve made the difficult decision today to postpone this weekend’s Reimagine … Continue reading

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Vale Sam Watson: warrior, poet, comrade

It is with great sadness that Solidarity comrades have learned that comrade Sam Watson has passed away, in Brisbane, 27 November.    Sam has been a giant on the Brisbane and national left his whole political life. From the 1967 … Continue reading

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Vale Uncle Sam Watson.

Sincere condolences to the immediate and extended family members of Brisbane Murri elder Sam Watson, an inspiring leader and courageous advocate for indigenous and human rights in every field of community responsibility, social healing, and justice, who strived passionately to … Continue reading

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Group of 17 meets XR

The last meeting of the 17 Group and the break-up for 2019 will take place on Wednesday the 4th of December at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End.  The meeting will be addressed by Sue Melloy on … Continue reading

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Catholic Church vs Jury System

I suppose it should come as no surprise how little faith the Catholic church as in the jury system. In this article, a church that invented the Spanish inquisition points the finger at the Victorian Appeals Court for upholding the … Continue reading

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Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine

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Letters from Palestine

2020 is likely to be a turning point for Palestinians. WBT has been receiving a number of reports from NGOs in Palestine. Some News agencies seem to have closed down; one in particular, namely Maan News reported daily from the … Continue reading

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Crimes against humanity in Iraq

‘… murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war; or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of … Continue reading

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Tall Tales

Out soon … Tall Tales by Long John Best (LBJ) Tall Tales: the Verse of JOHN ALBERT BEST Dear Sir, We wish to stop at your hotel, we will book in for a week, If you can only grant me, … Continue reading

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Automation, Union Busting & the Attacks on MUA Wharfies & Dockers Worldwide

At a presentation at the International Dockworkers Council IDC Paul Keating of the Maritime Union of Australia reported on the threat of automation, union busting and the attacks on the MUA and dockers around the world including the ILWU. This … Continue reading

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Reimagine Brisbane: Ideas Fiesta and Policy Conference

Imagine a city where getting around is cheap, convenient, sustainable and healthy for everyone… a city where all residents are guaranteed a home, regardless of their social status or income level. Imagine a city that embraced deliberative democracy, and gave … Continue reading

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Banks of Marble

Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 22 Nov 2019 Friday at NoonBanks of MarbleMedevac & Refugees in detention in PNGInterviews1) Anna Bligh, former Premier of Qld and CEO of the Australian Banking Association (satire).2) Jacob Rice, former teacher at Australia’s detention … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in December

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Westpac Bank – shall one of the four pillars fall?

Then we’d own those banks of marble With a guard at every door And we’d share those vaults of silver That workers sweated for – ‘The Banks are Made of Marble’ composed by Les Rice, apple farmer. Accountants across Australia … Continue reading

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Heat and Fire on the Southern Downs

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery I was in Stanthorpe yesterday for the funeral of a friend’s sister. The deceased woman had lived in Stanthorpe for many … Continue reading

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Murri Christmas Party

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2019 Intifada in Iraq

We publish here an opinion piece by former Baghdad based journalist, Louay Alzaher (pictured at the chess board). – Ed. __oOo__ In the Midst of the Iraqi Uprising … “Iraq is a stockpile of great events that turned into a … Continue reading

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Medical treatment of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu

Warning: sensitive material. Events relating to medical treatment of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu. [Please note this is a provisional timeline based on reports (shown in Endnotes)]. Sources claim medical staff within the community were evacuated following a series of break-ins[i]. … Continue reading

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Special briefing by Louay Alzaher on Iraq

We need to separate politics from religion, and force out the corrupt politicians, in order to meet the movements’ immediate demands and to tackle massive unemployment, provide basic services and guarantee security. Continue reading

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Corbyn to nationalise internet, rail & water

“I don’t want anyone to be able to say, a few years into a Labour government, that nothing ever changes or that politicians are all the same.” – Corbyn Outlining the proposal in Lancaster, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said the … Continue reading

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Bushfires, Climate Change and Capitalism

Prime Minister Morrison denies climate change because he wishes to support multinationals, to enable them to make money. Former US Vice president Dick Cheney preferred the term climate change to global warming because he thought it would be easier to … Continue reading

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Wish you were here – Asylum Seekers & Julian Assange

Julian Assange took on the US Wikileak’d ten years war in Afghanistan Waiting to be taken through tunnel to Belmarsh Prison No Wikileaks today about Sapper Jamie Larcombe No mention of his Afghan mate Both dead in Mirabad – Ian … Continue reading

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A collaboration in the forest with Si Mullumby and Peter Hunt

Didgeridoo: Si Mullumby Trumpet: Peter Hunt Drone: Arterium Angledal Camera: Arterium Angledal & Linda Angledal Post Production: Linda Angledal

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Morrison receives Jerusalem award – more extrajudicial killing by Israel

Some may feel to compare Israelis to Nazis is not helpful, or even a bit lazy. However I can see no problem with the Zionist/Nazi analogy in the letter by Gareth Smith posted below. Both National Socialists (Nazis) and Zionists wanted a state based on race: one of Aryans in Germany, the other of Jews in Palestine (Israel). Continue reading

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Grey power support for XR protests

Brisbane City Council have banned all Extinction Rebellion groups from meeting in local libraries and other council premises, with the support of both the LNP and Labor. We pay rates and deserve access to council facilities. Freedom of political association … Continue reading

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Medical authorities refuse to attend dying man in Yuendumu

Warning: Some of the people in this story have passed away, murdered by a corrupt and racist system. “Into whatever homes I go, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick, avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or … Continue reading

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Brazen Coup in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign on Sunday 10 November 2019 after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his … Continue reading