Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Rebel Rap for 2019

2019 has been a strange year. Capitalists have been fighting back. In the West we have three clowns running the show: Scott Morrison, Donald Trump and now Boris Johnson in the UK. It seems that Morrison would rather be in … Continue reading

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Are Native Animals to be Extinct?

 I used to do a sea-grass survey in Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) and the CSIRO say numbers of Dugong are on the increase. This may be due to the Marine Park established in the southern part of the bay. I used … Continue reading

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The Outlier

This is a short story from the WAG anthology From the Edge available from Bent Banana Books. Enjoy. THE OUTLIER In memory of more than 2000 people who suicided, after receiving computer-generated ‘robo debt’ demands – many erroneous – from … Continue reading

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Review: East West Street

Phillippe Sands “East West Street” is a book about events that led to the Nuremberg trials. It is very thought provoking, a chronicle of ideas as well as events. It asks who carries responsibility for war crimes, the individual or … Continue reading

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Carols at Preston Hotel

Grandmothers bring ‘comfort and joy’ to the Men in Mantra Grandmothers for Refugees have been inundated with calls from people wanting to join their Christmas Carolling Vigil on Sunday evening at the Preston Motel where dozens of sick asylum seekers … Continue reading

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People in an occupied land

Ian interviews Dale Ruska, a Goenpul Goorie, from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) about his paper “Goorie Cry Out for Black Conscience Alert – Voice Treaty Truth.” This was broadcast on the Paradigm Shift on 4ZZZ fm 102.1 on friday 20 … Continue reading

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Mayor Allan Sutherland charged with corruption

Misconduct in public office offences This afternoon the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) charged, Allan Sutherland, a 63-year-old man from Newport with two counts of misconduct in relation to public office. Sutherland was arrested by the CCC and transported to … Continue reading

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ABC's old site in Toowong to become a park?

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In 2006 ABC staff at Toowong were moved to Mt Cootha after a cancer scare at Toowong. However epidemiological studies conducted Qld Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) were equivocal about a cancer cluster on the site. The People versus Developers … Continue reading

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Labour Party: who killed Cock Robin?

Who killed Cock Robin? I, said the Sparrow, with my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin. The nursery rhyme, Who killed Cock Robin?, is often connected with the fall of Robert Walpole’s government in 1742. Yet it could be … Continue reading

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Coca Cola takes local water from shire in severe drought

First Nations people have protected the land and water for over 60,000 years. Now we face dry creek beds; bores drying up in great numbers; people waiting over 4 weeks for water delivery; and insufficient water to fight fires. – … Continue reading

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Goorie Cry Out for Black Conscience Alert Voice Treaty Truth

This is blackfella business that WBT posts here on request from Goorempul Goorie, Dale Ruska. – Ed. __oOo__ Possible theme for January 26th 2020 . Which track to treaty will we as the First Nations people’s follow? The one that … Continue reading

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15 years in defense of unity, peace and integration

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The persecution and assassination of Palestinian medic, Razan al-Najjar, by the Israeli military during the 'Great March of Return'

The cruel reality is that Israel has been unable to stop the protests, they were getting world wide attention by the international media and innovation on the ground meant that people in the firing line got swift medical treatment and removal from the field into a field clinic or to hospital with skilled medical practitioners. Israeli tacticians decided to up the ante. Firstly they children who were proclaimed as martyrs. Then they shot the press, removing them from the field, but social media meant that the protests were still getting coverage and support. Then they shot people with phones and medics, thus removing motivation for the protestors. Continue reading

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XR – Coal Kills

Good program by Andy Payne exploring and exploding some of the myths about Extinction Rebellion. The Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday 13 Dec 2019) onsite at Extinction Rebellion’s rally in Brisbane this morning, talking to various people about how … Continue reading

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The 'Grapes of Wrath' election in the UK

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Now is the winter of our discontent – Steinbeck You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. – Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Bring Julian Home

Forum at Kurilpa Hall, Brisbane, on 11 Dec 2019 with John Shipton (Julian’s Dad), Ciaron O’Reilly (Peace Activist), Michael Cope (Civil Liberties), David Donovan (Independent Australia), and Michelle Pini (Independent Australia).

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Aung San Suu Kyi on trial in the Hague

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ – Edmund Burke On 10 Dec 2019 Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister opened his country’s case on behalf of the Rohingyan people against … Continue reading

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New Film about Gaza

The new film by Abby Martin showing you Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by … Continue reading

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Jandai Dictionary

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This dictionary of the Jandai language is from The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia and the Routes by which it Spread itself over that Continent (1883) by Edward M Curr. Continue reading

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A Student Marcher

This is the most honest, humblest and accurate account I have read by a street marcher in Queensland during the Bjelke-Petersen era (1970-1989). I think the importance of this story is that by banning our democratic-right-to-march, Bjelke-Petersen enlivened the student … Continue reading

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XR in Kurilpa

The 13th of December will be a day of action, protest and dissent. The Government is not listening, conventional methods of protest and decent are being ignored. With the Government failing to protect us, our last line of defence is … Continue reading

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A Constant Hum

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You don’t hear the four shots fired out – echoing along the ridge. Or the heavy thuds of three horses collapsing, one taking that second bullet to fold down: ‘An act of kindness,’ she’ll tell you later, try to explain to anyone who’ll listen. ‘I couldn’t let them burn.’ Continue reading

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Why we disobey unjust laws

You don’t hear the four shots fired out – echoing along the ridge. Or the heavy thuds of three horses collapsing, one taking that second bullet to fold down: ‘An act of kindness,’ she’ll tell you later, try to explain … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in December

REMINDER: TONIGHTFoco Nuevo in DecemberFriday, 6th December, 2019Doors open 7.00 pm Music starts 7.30 pm.Kurilpa Hall174 Boundary Street, West End (map) And now we have reached our final Foco Nuevo for 2019! What a wonderful year it’s been! Thanks to all … Continue reading

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Apartheid is not Green

‘But nobody has any respect, anyway they already expect you to all give a chequeTo tax-deductible charity organizations’ – Dylan The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a registered Australian charity which touts its green credentials by planting millions of trees … Continue reading

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Justice for Julian

Also at – MULLUMBIMBY RSL 8 DEC, 7PM Ngara Institute is proud to host this essential event in Mullumbimby.   Mr John Shipton, father of Julian Assange, will speak, as will international peace activist and human rights campaigner Ciaron O’Reilly.  Julian is … Continue reading

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Anti-coal activists – why should we obey unjust laws?

‘Wynnum three’ jailed for stopping coal train in Meanjin (Brisbane) Right across the country people are rising up to stand in the way of dangerous coal developments and exports. Today three of those brave people have been locked up and … Continue reading

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Official Secrets

Burnt my treesJailed my sunKilled my childrenAnd drank their bloodThen ground their bones at McDonnell-DouglasOnly to offer them back to meAs a presentIn a flour sackTo torture me all the rest of my lifeThis is America!– Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish … Continue reading

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University of Queensland – 'leaving only the memories'

“The University of Queensland (UQ) is notorious for its failure to recognise the presence of the First Nations People as original owners of the land (at its St Lucia campus)” Uncle Sam Watson told a crowd at a forum at … Continue reading