Monthly Archives: February 2021

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Stop Thales at Land Forces Expo

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Thales – c640–546? b.c., Greek philosopher, born in Miletus.Thales – the weapons manufacturer – is owned by the Government of France, by Dassault Aviation, and employee share ownership. In June 2021 a military expo is coming to Brisbane. This is … Continue reading

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Assange Supporters Meeting

I have booked the Community Meeting Room at the Brisbane Square library at Raddacliff Place for an Assange meeting on Sunday 28 February 5pm. The meeting room will be open tho the library will be shut. You have to go … Continue reading

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You cannot trust the public trustee

The story they told men was a cunningly devised fable; the gospels they preached to them were not an account of man’s real position in this world, but an incoherent fabrication, of dead ghosts and unborn shadows, of traditions, cants, … Continue reading

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100,000 Covid Deaths in Britain

I mark in every face I meetMarks of weakness, marks of woe– William Blake in ‘London‘ Now that american voters have sidelined Trump …And as the number of covid deaths in the UK passes 100,000, many people in Britain can’t … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo: 13th Anniversary

Foco Nuevo for this Friday night (March 5th) with guest artists The Boxties and Ovidio Orellana joining Jumping Fences. Due to COVID restrictions we’re limited to 50 people at home and we’re pleased to say that we have a full … Continue reading

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Cycling Brisbane – recent news

In this digest Space for Cycling gives an excellent summary of recent developments in bike infrastructure around Brisbane including a new bike path through the city, the need for more dedicated bikeways further out from the city at Rochedale, Iswich … Continue reading

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Ride against the wanton killing of a harmless snake

Sad to say someone killed our carpet snake, so important to the local ecology at the Burnett Koala reserve. Why?Are they afraid of a harmless python? This was the 3rd week it had been near the same spot, but this … Continue reading

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The Carbon Club

Marian Wilkinson will be talking on The Carbon Club on Wednesday 7th April, at the BWCC in Paddington ( Paddo Workers Club ). The Carbon Club reveals the truth behind Australia’s two decades of climate inaction. It’s the story of how … Continue reading

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This whispering in our hearts

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“The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it.And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”Arundhati Roy In Chloe Hooper’s book … Continue reading

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Last train to Mullum

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Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. – Percy Shelley Its 15 years since the last train ran to Mullumbimby. One year my … Continue reading

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Vlad the impaler came to Queensland

Paradigm Shift – Vlad Laws In Queensland – 8 Nov 2013 PShift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Noon on Fridays) interviewed the attorney general, Jarrod Bleijie, about the rise to power of Vlad’s gang and his attempt to put its leader in … Continue reading

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The Australian – US alliance

Welcome to the Paradigm Shift on FM 102.1 4ZZZ Fridays at noon. We challenge the assumptions of our current society, to resist oppression… February 19, 2021 This week we speak with Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe about the US … Continue reading

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Facebook randomly blocks non-News sites

Facebook’s stupid algorithm thinks Workers BushTelegraph is a News site. We don’t have the resources to be that, however we can bring original stories that are not published elsewhere. FB has closed related accounts and will not permit individuals to … Continue reading

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Medivac refugee denied habeas corpus

“Worst of all is that institutionalised sadism has proved to be electorally popular and oppositions are hesitant to attack it, so there is community acquiescence” – Barry Jones, former Minister in Hawke Government. “Habeas Corpus” is Latin that means literally: … Continue reading

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The Great Moscow Circus

When night shadows fall, I’ll always recall out there across the seaTwilight falling down on some little town;It’s fresh in my memory.I hear mother pray, and to her baby say “Don’t cry,”This is her lullaby …. There’ll be blue birds … Continue reading

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University bulldozes past

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Hardship is fish but no lemonPoverty is lemon but no fishStarvation is neither fish nor lemonDeath is no appetite– Michael Dransfield Someone at University of Queensland’s student union paper, Semper Floreat, is on the ball. Now and then. Ian Curr17 … Continue reading

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Government appeal rejected in Biloela case

‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children’ – Mandela A Tamil family who call the Queensland town of Biloela home have had another win in their battle to … Continue reading

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People’s Inquiry into Independent & Peaceful Australia

Welcome to the Paradigm Shift on FM 102.1 4ZZZ Fridays at noon. We challenge the assumptions of our current society, to resist oppression… February 19, 2021 The People’s Inquiry invites you to join us for the first in a series … Continue reading

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Memories of a City in the Sun

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petit bourgeois – belonging to the lower middle social class, or having the characteristics that are considered typical of this class, such as thinking money and possessions are more important than other things, and not trusting new or different ideas. … Continue reading

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‘All we leave behind are the memories’

Architecture students re-presenting UQ Union complex Ian talks with Postgrad architecture students, Adele Mammone, Thomas Webster and Ali Rad Yousefnia who are offering their alternative to wholesale demolition of UQ Union complex and a new vision of the University – … Continue reading

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Stop arms exports from Pinkenba

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Members of the Quaker and Catholic communities shut down the entrances of a Pinkenba weapons factory this morning for over an hour.  “We have asked Nioa to rule out exporting munitions to Indonesia”, said Margaret Pestorius, speaking on behalf of … Continue reading

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Architecture students seeking social alternatives

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“All we leave behind are the memories” – Deen Brothers demolitions, Brisbane In the 1970s and 80s the Queensland government demolished over 60 Brisbane buildings of heritage value. By opposing aboriginal land rights, government failed to recognise prior ownership and … Continue reading

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Pine Cone Forest ride for Palestine

Lachlan and I are still in training for the Tour de Brisbane. We are having trouble getting people join The Big Ride for Palestine – Australia team. We train every Sunday starting at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs just near where … Continue reading

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Protected: Australian government covers up assault on refugee

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Chile 1973

11.09.1973Miguel de la Quadra as a TVE reporter in Chile in 1973, where he was an exceptional witness to the coup d’état by Augusto Pinochet that deposed the socialist president Salvador Allende. The video includes images of De la Quadra … Continue reading