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A new, hopeful moment for US nuclear policy

Underneath the daily, depressing headlines, five converging trends offer hope, for the first time in more than a decade, for dramatic positive change in US nuclear policy. The first trend is the growing recognition that current US nuclear security strategies … Continue reading

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Do the US Marines in Darwin pose a risk to our peace and security ?

The Agreement between the Governments of the United States and Australia which under- pins the annual stationing of up to 2,500 US Marines in Darwin is called the Force Posture Agreement (FPA). The concept was first announced by US President … Continue reading

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US troops land in Darwin

The largest contingent of US marines yet, 2,500, have started to arrive in Darwin. Among the war exercises they will carry out with the ADF is the Talisman Sabre war exercises on and off the coast of Queensland and the … Continue reading

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Frontier Wars

The 4th annual Frontier Wars Ceremony conducted by Gimuy Walubara Yidindji with Peace Pilgrims is happening Wednesday. We look forward to you being involved.  Wednesday 24th April ANZAC Eve, 6pm near Wharf One, Cairns. [bring brollies] Bring a friend this year – … Continue reading

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Barnaby’s water deal

Talk about custodianship of the land. Or lack of it!

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This house won’t vote for Mandatory Detention

Sign up at https://www.maxforgriffith.com/close-camps …and they will put one on your fence as well!

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Lox Pics

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The Spanish film Festival is coming up in Brisbane at the Palace Cinema from 24 April till 9 May 2019. Screening times of the films below can be found at https://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/cinema-del-popolo/lox-pics/ Movie Country Genre   The Realm (El Reino)   … Continue reading

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One big raise

I was handed this leaflet outside the Annerley Centrelink in Brisbane by members of the antipoverty network. I have not heard any comment about this from the major parties during the federal 2019 election.

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Jaffa – industrial capital of Palestine

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Write down thisI am an ArabAnd I work with comrades in a stone quarryAnd my children are eight in number.For them I hack outa loaf of breadclothinga school exercise-bookfrom the rocksrather than begging for almsat your doorrather than making myself … Continue reading

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Its dancin’ in the streets to stop Adani

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The pleas of former Greens leader, Bob Brown, fell on deaf ears in government ranks, both state and federal. Bill Shorten said he would not overturn ScoMo’s water approvals and Anastascia keeps locking up those pesky Extinction Rebellion people and urging Aurizon and Adani to take out SLAPP WRITS TO BANKRUPT them and organisations like FLAC. Unfettered, the young people are taking direct action by blocking the coal trains … many have been arrested and face jail and expensive civil law suits with disdain. Its their future after all. Continue reading

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Bushman donated land to Redlands for $1

I wonder if the cabbage knows He is less lovely than the Rose; Or does he squat in smug content, A source of noble nourishment; Or if he pities for her sins The Rose who has no vitamins; Or if … Continue reading

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The longest period of mass defiance in our history

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So come on people let’s organiseTo smash this bloody Jerk we all despise,We can do it if the people unite and be strongWe’ll strip him of his powerHe’s a bible bashing bastard and we’ve just begun to fight.Anon. – Bjelke’s … Continue reading

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The Paper Chained

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Bread

Brisbane Radical Events and DiaryIf there are any events you’d like to include in future weekly emails to this list, please email us. Subscribe | Update Your Profile | Unsubscribe | Archive Week of Tuesday 16th of AprilWednesdayAction Support Party Rendezvous10am-1pmDavies Park, Montague Rd, West EndFB: https://www.facebook.com/events/330174244306362/RendezvousContinue reading

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Maaate on Big Coal

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“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” ― Albert Camus Interview with Andrew Harding, CEO Aurizon VICTORIA: Please introduce yourself ANDREW HARDING: Andrew Harding, managing director and CEO Aurizon Holdings VICTORIA: Previous employment ? ANDREW HARDING: Chief … Continue reading

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Daughter and father both die in custody in WA

Write of lifethe pious said forget the pastthe past is dead. But all I seein front of me is a concrete floora cell doorand John Pat – by Jack Davis ‘It’s time for this to stop’: Aboriginal woman dies in … Continue reading

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Green Space IN THE GABBA

CHECK OUT THE Intersection of Sword st and Maynard st. The road will be closed from 6.30 am to 1pm, but if local residents need to slide out, we should be able to let them in. Otherwise your role will … Continue reading

Is Big Coal a Train Wreck?

Paradigm Shift

We will be loud against the silence
Angry at the greed
We will not beg

We are defiant
Tell it like it is

– Phil Monsour and the Crisis Actors, ‘Our House is on fire

‘We can’t just replace big oil with big solar’ – Sadie

Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon 12 April 2019

Ian speaks with Sadie and Hanna about direct action against coal. Both are activists who, along with others, have challenged Australia’s largest freight carrier, Aurizon, for its participation in the climate changing coal industry. Both have been hit with a SLAPP (Strategic Litigation against Public Participation) suit by Aurizon and are facing large damages, bankruptcy and jail time.
Paradigm Shift supports these activists in their struggle against big coal. Will you? Have a listen and decide for yourselves. Aurizon joined the Aurizon five to its writ against Front Line Action on…

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Environmental vandal sues climate activists

We will be loud against the silence Angry at the greed We will not beg We are defiant Tell it like it is– Phil Monsour and the crisis actors, ‘Our House is on fire‘ It was Anna Bligh’s Queensland Labor … Continue reading

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Go back, you’re going the wrong way

The first public campaign challenging the destruction of public housing through the building of freeways throughout Brisbane under the Wilbur Smith scheme was waged by a small group of activists and residents. Bowen Hills residents won this struggle with the … Continue reading

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From the Gabba Station

I was lying in a burned out basement with the full moon in my eyes I was hoping for replacement When the sun burst thru the sky – Neil Young I recorded my own narration for the State Government’s Gabba … Continue reading

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Cold War against China

Future Hostilities? Scenarios for the Asia-Pacific Region A warning from a well-placed source in a mainstream media outlet that Australia may get drawn into a regional conflict between the United States and China, has to be taken seriously. As the … Continue reading

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Australia’s sacred cow

We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her tableJust a smile would lighten everything* – John Lennon In 2009 Prime Minister Rudd sent Office of National Assessments (ONA) chief, Peter Varghese, on a sensitive mission. Australia’s billion … Continue reading

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Hidden women of history: Kathleen McArthur, the wildflower woman who took on Joh Bjelke-Petersen

This year marks 50 years since the launch of one of Australia’s first major conservation battles, waged against Queensland’s ultra-conservative, pro-development premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen. It was for a location few had ever heard of – Cooloola, an area that stretches … Continue reading

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Demolition threatens Queensland Heritage

Queensland governments have a bad history – support for the Vietnam war, rigged electoral boundaries, censorship, suppression of democratic rights, apartheid-style segregation and control of first nations people, persecution of gays, criminalisation of women seeking abortion, corrupt and politicised police, … Continue reading

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Too late the Phalarope

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory … Continue reading

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Australia at the crossroads: Time for an independent foreign policy

This year’s conference, titled ‘Australia at the crossroads: Time for an independent foreign policy’ is being held in Darwin as it is the centre for the most recent establishment of a foreign military presence in Australia. Public Meeting – Friday … Continue reading

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Arms-led recovery in Queensland?

If God’s on our side He’ll stop the next war – Bob Dylan ‘With God on our Side‘ Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk together with former Federal Attorney General George Brandis were in the front row at St Stephens in Brisbane last … Continue reading

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Theatre demolition threatens millions in uni donations

WEALTHY University of Queensland alumni are being urged to stop giving donations until UQ management drops plans to demolish the landmark Schonell Theatre. The Schonell, UQ Union building, the Refectory, relaxation block and Forum will be replaced with a new … Continue reading

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Call for boycott of gifts to university over demolition of the Schonell zone

MThe heritage campaign to try and protect the student space at University of Queensland including the Schonell Theatre is appealing to graduates to suspend giving donations to the university. The university management is moving to demolish a set of buildings … Continue reading