Monthly Archives: September 2020


Assange and Jobs

Paradigm Shift 18 Sept 2020 Part – IAssange Extradition – Kristinn Hrafnsson Assange is a member of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) who spoke with Wikileakes editor, Kristinin H, about the new charges that the US has … Continue reading


New extradition proceedings against Assange

Like several members of the newsroom, Julian Assange is a member of the MEAA, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance. The MEAA supports Julian Assange, not only because he is a card-carrying member, but because of the important issues for … Continue reading


UQU Forum

This is a photograph of former UQ politics lecturer Phil Richardson speaking at the Forum. Phil was a regular at the Forum in the late 60s and early 70s. Greg Mallory recalls that Phil was very active in the radical … Continue reading


Mt Glorious climb for Palestine

Rode up Mt Nebo & Mt Glorious. 50 kms and 1,400 metres of climbing!I remember in the early 1960s our family car breaking down on the Mt Nebo Climb. There was no breaking today with my friends Lachlan and Graeme … Continue reading


Watch “Drone Lament (Demons of Hell) // The Peace Pilgrims — Lyric Video” on YouTube


The Big Ride Challenge

I set myself my biggest Big Ride challenge yet, cycling from home in Yeronga out to Wellington Point to the home of our friends Sue Phillips and Trevor Berrill. There I joined friends in the El Quds team (Ian, Graeme) … Continue reading

We will go home

Paradigm Shift

TheBig Ride for Palestinehas grown into an Australia-wide event to raise funds for thePalestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PWHO).

The Big Ride for Palestine (Australia) commenced on Saturday 5thSeptember 2020. After a week there are 75 riders or teams participating and over $16,000 raised. Please encourage people to register or to sponsor the ride because the money will go to help Palestinian refugees in camps in Beirut hit by the blast a couple of weeks ago.

Register for The Big Ride for Palestine @

“The Big Ride participants feel a sense of unity, they bond through the ride, and they know that they are supporting the people of Palestine.”– Lachlan Hurse TBR 2020 organiser.

“It’s easy to participate. It’s very rewarding, especially if you can do it as part of a team.You know that you’re giving real solidarity to Palestinian people, and it’s a very…

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Fidel Castro’s ‘Ten days in Harlem’

In today’s piece, blogger Say Burgin interviews historian Simon Hall, a former Fox International Fellow at Yale, is currently Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds. His research interests focus on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the social movements … Continue reading


Montague Road unsafe

Councillor calls out unsafe roads in West End Developments along Montague Road have led to unsafe intersections near the new Woolworths at Montague Gardens development. Councillor Sri has criticised lack of an holistic approach to council’s traffic planning. Big Propoerty … Continue reading


The Big Ride for Palestine – launch at Trades & Labour Council (TLC) Brisbane

Today I joined Barb Williams, Sue Monk, Ian Curr and Khalil Hamdan in the Brisbane launch of the Big Ride, walking through Southbank Parklands, sporting our Big Ride logos, and talking about the Palestinian community in Brisbane. We spoke to … Continue reading

Wangan and Jagalingou standing their ground against Adani

Very good report on opposition to Adani by Wangan and Jagalingou people …


Last Monday was a morning like most others on the plains of central Queensland; out west of Clermont between the Carmichael and Belyando rivers. Dry and dusty, a cold night thawing into a day of hot and glaring sunlight.

There was something slightly different in the air though. Some Wangan and Jagalingou people, descendants of those who have inhabited this harsh landscape for tens of thousands of years, were preparing for ceremony. White ochre smeared across their bodies, the ritual they were about to undertake was a reclaiming of their traditional country.

After 15 years attempting to get native title over this land, three years in the courts disputing the right of Adani to build their massive proposed Carmichael coal mine nearby, after years of rallies and meetings with corporate and government figures, this is what it has come down to: “standing our ground” as they have said, putting their…

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Dinmore workers stood down by largest meat producer

We post this recent report from the ABC about the closure of Australia’s largest abattoir just west of Brisbane. __oOo__ Ipswich meatworkers stood down by company not eligible for JobKeeper payments Workers from Australia’s largest abattoir have been stood down … Continue reading


The Big Ride for Palestine (Australia) commences

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The Big Ride for Palestine has grown into an Australia-wide event to raise funds for the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation (PWHO). The Big Ride for Palestine (Australia) commences tomorrow Saturday 5th September 2020. So far there are 64 riders or teams participating. Please encourage … Continue reading


Lachlan Hurse on Solidarity with Palestine – APHEDA People

In the mid-1980s, Lachlan Hurse travelled across Latin America, where he saw first-hand both “the consequences of military dictatorships” in places like Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, and “a very different sort of world” in countries like Nicaragua and Cuba. “That experience … Continue reading


Palestinian memorial at Byron Bay

Dear Activists for Palestine, The attached photo shows the breakwater armour rocks which could be transformed into memorials to Palestinians killed by the Israeli Occupation. The names of the deceased could be painted onto these man-made rocks and the breakwater … Continue reading


War on Journalism – Assange Extradition

Wikileakes and Manning revealed atrocities and murder by US governments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq is in a terrible situation as a result. Recently a Khmer Rouge leader from Cambodia has been indicted for similar atrocities in that country. Pol … Continue reading


Peace Crimes – Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent

This book opens with a possible link between signals from Pine Gap and targetting people in Afghanistan for assassination by drones. I say ‘possible’ because the court case that followed the peace crimes suppressed testimony by experts who could have … Continue reading