Poem: “My Cry is Lost in a Name” Propelled in giving me damned names They gave me unknowing roots White with jewels of nakedness Sights-silenced then demanded to catch shadows travelling aware in innocence But as mixed up in trickery of my free roots I found myself sucked by seed I felt dressed in native … Continue reading Do we own the land, or does it own us?
International Relations - Assange, Manning & Snowden - the greatest research assistants of our time! We publish Humphrey McQueen's comments on an unnamed article by David Martin Jones in the Institute of Public Affairs review. The IPA is a right-wing think tank that has been around since the 1940s. Humphrey McQueen (standing far right) at … Continue reading The End of History
Hello Readers, Workers BushTelegraph (WBT) has run from 2011-2020. It was briefly in recess in 2016. WBT has tried to address three topics: Who owns the land? (property question), Or perhaps the land owns us?Worker control of production (industrial question) and Who governs? (political question). Pointing the boneHas WBT served its purpose? Are the articles … Continue reading The future of Workers BushTelegraph?
Dear Friends, I left Kurdistan last year in time for an Australian Christmas. It was sad to leave my team and my friends but I was glad to get away from the cold and wet. It has been particularly hard being away while things between Iran and the US heat up. On the one hand … Continue reading Kurdistan update
Brisbane: 11am King George Square Sat 25 Jan 2020 Speakers: Habib Jamal - Islamic Council of QldFrederika Steen - Human Rights advocateMichael McNally - Qld Secretary National Tertiary Education UnionJonathan Sri - Greens Councillor for the Gabba Ward Media contact - Annette Brownlie 0431597256 Australia joined with the US and UK in a coalition to … Continue reading No war on Iran – bring the troops home
Lawless Ipswich council allows AV Jennings to run roughshod over Aboriginal Land According to Willie Mackenzie, an Aboriginal man born in Kilcoy in 1875, there were three tribal subdivisions which frequented the Ipswich area. The tribes resided in locality groups, each group occupying a portion of the tribal territory that was recognised as its peculiar … Continue reading Justice for Debbing Creek
Vote in 2020 local government elections! A few people have asked me lately what my chances are of getting re-elected in the council election on 28 March. The honest answer is that we just don't know. This is the first time in Queensland history that a sitting Greens councillor is up for re-election, and we … Continue reading Jonno Sri’s plea for people to enrol
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. - Eisenhower. Significant mobilisation has been brought about by the bushfires in Australia. Uni Students for Climate Justice should be commended … Continue reading Climate change, war and the burning fossil fuels – a theft from those who hunger
An important guide to corruption in local government. Publisher is aptly named Bent Banana Books. Qld Local Government Elections - 2020 Workers BushTelegraph believes that local government is the most important level of government in Australia. This is because local government delivers most of the important services to people - water, transport, roads, sewerage, development … Continue reading Local Government is the most important election
Bank of New South Wales now WestPac in Townsville Mall Write of life / the pious saidforget the past / the past is dead.But all I see / in front of meis a concrete floor / a cell door / and John Pat.- Jack Davis In August 1980, I was sent to Stuart Creek Prison … Continue reading Grab that Graffiti Artist!
Not a good start to the decade. All the money from Iraqi oil is in the hands of the United States. Oil is central to Iraq’s present and future. "Oil accounts for 99% of all government revenue. Along with existing reserves of 143 billion barrels (5th in the world) it is estimated there are 50 … Continue reading No War on Iran
"Mass protest is the way you change the world" - Priya De, Uni Students for Climate Justice About 1200 people attended a rally in King George Square on Friday 17th of January 2020 at 5pm calling for the sacking of Prime Minister Scott Morrison over the climate change crisis. This was the second Brisbane protest … Continue reading Brisbane: ‘Sack Scomo’ II
Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday at Noon 17 Jan 2020 Ian hosts a program talking with Dr John Jiggens and Adlin about the campaign to bring Julian Assange home. Dr Jiggens points out why a new book by Imre Salusinszki The Hilton Bombing and the Ananda Marga is wrong. Evan Pederick did not bomb … Continue reading Assange, Terror and Climate Wars
1917 is the greatest load of codswallop I can recall in a lifetime of movie going. The script is improbable when it is not impossible. Its premise is nicked from Gallipoli. It would not be worth mentioning except that it won at the Golden Globes and in contention for the Oscars. Not to waste more … Continue reading Review: 1917
“Because we want the peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war, of course, continues, because the waging of war, by its nature, is total — but the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial.” - Dan Berrigan. The United States is engaging in unconventional wars in the … Continue reading Trump’s war contract
Blocking coal on the frontline As bushfires rage in the south east and Queensland suffers through a crippling drought, Adani are preparing to drain precious groundwater on the site of their climate wrecking Carmichael coal mine. Together with our friends at Galilee Rising, we’re gearing up for a big week of action later this month from … Continue reading People needed on the Frontline to Stop Adani
Oil tanker in the Gulf of Homuz NO WAR ON IRAN IPAN is calling national rallies to demonstrate opposition to Australia joining any new war on Iran or Iraq This is call to all Brisbane groups to send reps along to an organising meeting: This coming Thursday 16th January6:00pm at QCU 2nd FloorHelp organise a … Continue reading ‘No!’ to war on Iran
WBT is curious as to why a second rally has been called so soon after "Sack Scomo Rally & March I" in Brisbane?
Delivered with a Guy Maddin-esque anachronistic aesthetic, Mark Jenkin’s debut film is a fascinating curio that examines social dislocation with astuteness and wit.
So it is a breath of fresh air to hear at least two BCC Councillors announce that they wish to open up the Brisbane river.
Workers 4 Climate Justice are hosting their next public forum on Monday 3rd February 2020. The forum is called Health Issues in a time of crisis and is a public forum.WHEN: Monday February 3rd, 6-8pmWHERE: Queensland Council of Unions, Level 12, 16 Peel StreetWHAT A special forum on the health impacts of the unfolding climate crisis. After hearing … Continue reading Workers for climate Justice forum
As a result of the bushfires, First Nations people have suffered an huge loss of songlines, bushland and native wildlife. The 'Sack ScoMo' campaign needs to engage more deeply with First Nations knowledge, experience, and leadership on country ... https://www.facebook.com/wbt2006/posts/1468124776686256
Firstly, there is an environmental crisis. Then there is a bushfire crisis. But there is also a political crisis - former union organiser.
"The individuals and corporations who are responsible for climate change are the ones who should pay ... this rally is not about just replacing Scott Morrison ... this is about the need for a system change." - Jonathan Sri, Councillor for Gabba Ward as 5000 people rally in Brisbane during bushfires, 10 January 2020. Councillor … Continue reading Councillor calls for corporations to pay for Climate Change
Smoke from bushfires on the Mid North Coast of NSW erupt through the clouds as seen from 30,000 feet in early December 2019. Taree, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour are the major commercial centres and the region has a subtropical climate. Major industries are farming, logging and tourism.
How can the life of such a manBe in the palm of some fool's hand?To see him obviously framedCouldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a landWhere justice is a game - Dylan Infiltration and entrapment at the Hilton Bombing? Review of The Hilton Bombing - Evan Pederick and the Ananda Marga … Continue reading The Hilton Bombing
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.' - Alice Bishop in The Constant … Continue reading Jodhpurs, Jindabyne and the Lakes
Listen in to Paradigm Shift Friday at noon - its about events of the past decade 2010-2020: Waiting for a great leap forward. Paradigm Shift is in its 10th year of broadcasting on 4ZZZ fm 102.1 community radio. The show features songs of freedom and radical politics. Features a talk given by Joseph Monsour at … Continue reading 2010-2020: waiting for a great leap forward
This is a crucial time in the campaign to #StopAdani, so we have organised a coach from Byron to the frontlines camp - and we NEED YOU! It has been a crazy time of year but there is only one week left to book and pay for this cheap passage to the blockade. We urgently need … Continue reading Byron to Binbee – Stop Adani