Monthly Archives: June 2020

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Exile on Main Street – refugee rights and policy wrongs

“The unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps.” … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

June 26, 2020 Friday 12:00 – 1:00 PM Welcome to the Paradigm Shift on FM 102.1 4ZZZ Fridays at noon. We challenge the assumptions of our current society, to resist oppression … Susan interviews Peter Gray from Radical Times in the United States. There … Continue reading

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Boycott Israel – stop annexation of West Bank

Every family in Palestine loses a heartbeat with the unexpected call or knock on the door. Every family in Palestine knows someone who has been murdered by Israel. Be it by assassin’s bullet, a “settler’s” firebomb, or the toddler denied … Continue reading

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Slander against MUA organiser

“The only passion that guides me is for the truth … I look at everything from this point of view” – Che Guevara In May 2019 Paul Petersen was re-elected as assistant branch secretary in the Qld division of the … Continue reading

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Protect the Arts, Humanities, the Social Sciences at Australian Universities

Governments never waste an emergeny in order to push through crazy new rules like this one. This campaign is important and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more … Continue reading

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Left challenges corporate America from inside the Democratic Party

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Ryan Knight interviews progressive candidates who are running for Congress to fight for fundamental change to heal United States. In this #AmpedUp podcast Ryan chats with Shahid Buttar about his grassroots campaign to replace Nancy Pelosi to ‘liberate California’s 12th … Continue reading

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Heros of the V1!

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Originally posted on Space for Cycling Brisbane:
An open letter to TMR and Brisbane City Council: We are very much looking forward to the opening of Stage E of the V1 Veloway, which is scheduled for mid-2020. This will provide…

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The Case of John Dyson Heydon

“The truth is that the modern world is in part created by the way language is used. Modern linguistic usage suggests that the present age is one of ‘emergencies’, ‘crises’, ‘dangers’ and ‘intense difficulties’, of ‘scourges’ and other problems. They relate to things as diverse as terrorism, water shortages, drug abuse, child abuse, poverty pandemics, obesity and global warming, as well as global financial affairs … The great maxim of governments seeking to widen their constitutional powers would be: ‘Never allow a crisis to go to waste.’ ” Continue reading

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Surviving Autocracy – the ‘rule of words’

WBT posts this discussion with Masha Gessen to helpunderstand what is happening in the lead up to the November 2020 US Presidential elections – ed. __oOo__ In the run-up to the 2016 election, The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen stood out … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Gift

Cuban medical brigades have treated more than 100,000 COVID-19 patients worldwide Professionals of 34 Cuban medical brigades, who joined those who provide services in 59 countries, have so far treated 109,211 patients with COVID-19, Bruno Rodriguez, Cuba’s foreign minister, reported … Continue reading

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Is democracy obsolete in so called australia?

Ancestress (AKA Teila Watson) shares her thoughts on democracy in Australia. When we think about science and what gives us life, we don’t often think of up in the sky or out in space, where there’s no trees to give … Continue reading

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Watch Bernard Collaery, Witness K and the trial the media can’t cover

WBT posts this message from a local correspondent from the Catholic Worker Community. Please note our previous stories on this topic in the relevant articles boxes below. -Ed. __oOo__ “They tell me patriotism is the last refuge to which a … Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street – changing of the guard

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“For those who’ve come across the seas we’ve boundless plains to share ” – Ali Kadri, spokesperson for Islamic Council, sent by his father to Australia after the 2002 Gujarat riots. He was speaking in Pineapple Hotel Park on 21 … Continue reading

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Baghdad Central

Baghdad Central is a six parts series about post-Saddam Iraq. While the story traces the life of an Iraqi family’s resilience in the face of the US-led occupation, it shows how grim ‘shock and awe’ was for daily life in … Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street – National Day of Action for refugees

4ZZZ has been providing independent news and current affairs since its inception in 1975. The newsroom is entirely volunteer based and provides Zedlines bulletins on the hour each weekday from 8-11AM, plus a dedicated one hour news and current-affairs program, … Continue reading

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Where is Justice?

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Refugees … face all sorts of problems, as well as losing their minds – Pamela Curr SMH 10 Oct 2015 In his article Cracks in the wall of refugee cruelty Andy Paine writes: “Another momentary crack has appeared in that seemingly … Continue reading

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Radical Times in America

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There is an uprising going on in the United States after police murdered George Floyd, an African American man living in Minneapolis. Some parallels exist with the rioting that went on after Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis in 1968. Not because George Floyd was a public figure like Dr King but because of the frustration felt by the community for ongoing racism. No political party in the US has come out attacking the root causes that stem from capitalism’s inability to deal with poverty, lack of public housing, mass incarceration, drug and alcohol abuse. Wall Street surely must crash. Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street – ‘Refugees are welcome here’

The Kangaroo Point Main Street Central Apartments in Brisbane houses about 120 refugees who hang banners off their balconies supported by protesters. In response the government attempted to extract the refugees. So protestors erected tents and camping gear to begin … Continue reading

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Frontier War Stories – Paddy Gibson – Preventing the Punitive Expedition Planned in Arnhem Land in 1933

In this episode of Frontier War Stories Boe from Murri Radio yarns with Paddy Gibson activist and Senior Researcher, from Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney. The Caledon Bay crisis, refers to a … Continue reading

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Can you disinfect your face mask with sunlight? No, says UV Expert

A University of Waterloo professor answers your burning question. As temperatures rise, the temptation for Canadians to soak up the sunshine is strong. That’s a good thing, as there are plenty of physical and mental health benefits to vitamin D, … Continue reading

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The Adele Effect – institutional racism inside Queensland Health

Paradigm Shift 4zzz fridays at noon 12 June ** A note to indigenous people this radio program contains recordings, images and songs about people who are deceased. The interviews here were performed in Meanjin, homelands of the Torubul and Jagera … Continue reading

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Unlawful arrest of refugee blockade leader

“The refugees tell us who we are, The poets tell us who we could be, So we detain the refugees, And arrest the poets.” – Ian Curr with apologies to Phil Berrigan The cops arrested Jonno Sri at the refugee blockade … Mass action … Continue reading

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Black lives matter rally at Wacol prison

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Shay Jackson on BLM

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Exile on Main Street – Dutton denies refugee’s civil and political rights

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Refugee Protests blockade Main Street Detention Centre Continue reading

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Long road ahead for Doomadgee

North Queensland MP Robbie Katter called for an inquiry into Queensland Health‘s dealings with Aboriginal woman suffering from acute rheumatic fever in the Gulf. Paradigm Shift interviews local member for Traeger, Robbie Katter, for his response to the allegations made … Continue reading

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Plane powered by electric engine

How much coal or oil is burnt to provide the electricity to power private companies to take to the air? How much government subsidy do they get? Who made the engines? Under what employment conditions? These are only a few … Continue reading

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Fight to Live, Live to Fight

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Poor people are often the subjects of theft and rip offs. supermarkets, banks, landlords, casinos and telco’s would be high on the list of thieves. How many of them pay tax? Capitalism survives on state subsidies. Not that the Australian … Continue reading

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Rebellion on the inside and cruel sanctions against developing nations by the U.S. during Covid-19 pandemic

They’re quieter than usual. They seem focused, it’s the last minutes of a time in your lives you won’t forget. The queue for the air office is moving fast. Malpensa airport in Milan is not operating to the fullest of … Continue reading

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Women of Steel

A rousing documentary, many years in the making, that follows a group of determined local women in their 14-year fight for the right to work in Wollongong’s steel industry. Forty years ago, Wollongong’s Jobs for Women Campaign, with director Robynne … Continue reading