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Banks of Marble

Interviews1) Anna Bligh, former Premier of Qld and CEO of the Australian Banking Association.2) Jacob Rice, former teacher at Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island.3) Fr Gerry Hefernan, member of Catholic delegation to Australia’s detention centre in Port Moresby PNG. … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in December

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Westpac Bank – shall one of the four pillars fall?

Then we’d own those banks of marble With a guard at every door And we’d share those vaults of silver That workers sweated for – ‘The Banks are Made of Marble’ composed by Les Rice, apple farmer. Accountants across Australia … Continue reading

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Heat and Fire on the Southern Downs

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery I was in Stanthorpe yesterday for the funeral of a friend’s sister. The deceased woman had lived in Stanthorpe for many … Continue reading

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Murri Christmas Party

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Medical treatment of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu

Warning: sensitive material. Events relating to medical treatment of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu. [Please note this is a provisional timeline based on reports (shown in Endnotes)]. Sources claim medical staff within the community were evacuated following a series of break-ins[i]. … Continue reading

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Corbyn to nationalise internet, rail & water

“I don’t want anyone to be able to say, a few years into a Labour government, that nothing ever changes or that politicians are all the same.” – Corbyn Outlining the proposal in Lancaster, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said the … Continue reading

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Bushfires, Climate Change and Capitalism

Prime Minister Morrison denies climate change because he wishes to support multinationals, to enable them to make money. Former US Vice president Dick Cheney preferred the term climate change to global warming because he thought it would be easier to … Continue reading

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Wish you were here – Asylum Seekers & Julian Assange

Julian Assange took on the US Wikileak’d ten years war in Afghanistan Waiting to be taken through tunnel to Belmarsh Prison No Wikileaks today about Sapper Jamie Larcombe No mention of his Afghan mate Both dead in Mirabad – Ian … Continue reading

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A collaboration in the forest with Si Mullumby and Peter Hunt

Didgeridoo: Si Mullumby Trumpet: Peter Hunt Drone: Arterium Angledal Camera: Arterium Angledal & Linda Angledal Post Production: Linda Angledal

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Morrison receives Jerusalem award – more extrajudicial killing by Israel

Some may feel to compare Israelis to Nazis is not helpful, or even a bit lazy. However I can see no problem with the Zionist/Nazi analogy in the letter by Gareth Smith posted below. Both National Socialists (Nazis) and Zionists wanted a state based on race: one of Aryans in Germany, the other of Jews in Palestine (Israel). Continue reading

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Grey power support for XR protests

Brisbane City Council have banned all Extinction Rebellion groups from meeting in local libraries and other council premises, with the support of both the LNP and Labor. We pay rates and deserve access to council facilities. Freedom of political association … Continue reading

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Medical authorities refuse to attend dying man in Yuendumu

Warning: Some of the people in this story have passed away, murdered by a corrupt and racist system. “Into whatever homes I go, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick, avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or … Continue reading

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News from Kurdistan

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The farming communities of Nahla Valley live in an idyllic setting. A gorgeous mountain river runs through the valley, winding through rice paddies, orchards and sesame fields. As autumn unfolds you see families in the field harvesting crops daily, using … Continue reading

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We all woke up

Andrew and Jaz do Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday at Noon 8 Nov 2019 – featuring current affairs and upcoming events.PlaylistIan Curr – Ballad of a Bulliman Banawurun – BullymenScabz – Feel Good SummerTom Robinson Band – Better Decide … Continue reading

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1956 Shearer’s Strike – Sunday Too Far Away

ReviewThe film Sunday Too Far Away (1975) describes the tough life of a shearer. Often away from home for week’s on end, doing contract work under poor conditions and at the mercy of graziers trying to cut costs. In the … Continue reading

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Save Medevac

SAVE MEDEVAC BRING THEM HERE FROM PNG AND NAURUPERMANENT NOT TEMPORARY PROTECTIONLET PRIYA AND NADES AND FAMILY STAY Speakers include: * Dr Barri Phatarfod – President, Doctors for Refugees* Sandra Eales – Assistant Secretary, Qld Nurses and Midwives’ Union. * … Continue reading

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9/11 – Chile Desperto

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Iraq in Revolt

More than 300 martyrs and more than 12 thousand wounded, and more than 3700 kidnapped! This is a sign of cruelty and a regime that is unmistakably like ISIS itself!

Unconfirmed reports 3 hours ago today (04-Nov-2019) say that pro-Iranian Adel Abdul Mahdi, the current Prime Minister of Iraq, has been kidnapped by USA troops and placed in the American Embassy! Continue reading

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Bulliman running for City Hall

Well, you walk in like a copper, that you areYou put your conscience in your pocket and you’re a movie star,* In 2012 Senior Constable Nathaniel Jones arrested Uncle Kevin Veritz, a Yuggera man, for lighting a sacred fire in … Continue reading

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El derecho de vivir en paz – the right to live in peace

“My guitar is not for the rich no, nothing like that. My song is of the ladder we are building to reach the stars.” – Victor Jara The right to live in peace! Increasingly difficult in a world where right-wing … Continue reading

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Peaceful Assembly without Notice

The conditions of entry, as quoted, are a mis-reading of the Qld Peaceful Assembly Act. For example, you do not need ‘prior authorisation‘ for a ‘peaceful assembly or procession‘ – as stated in the notice. This is because Section 5 … Continue reading

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It has come to this – secondary boycott

“The Federal Court may cancel the registration of an organisation” upon application by anyone with a sufficient interest. – s28C Fair Work (Ensuring Integrity) Bill. “The unlawful behaviour by the CFMMEU and their members … all the fines they’ve accumulated … Continue reading

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In defence of Jonno Sri

Councillor Jonno Sri from the Gabba Ward has been under fire this week for supporting the Debbing Creek mob defending their land. Developers hired armed police to try to get rid of the Debbing Creek First nations camp. Here is … Continue reading

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‘The revolution is a woman’: the women at the front of Lebanese protests

A friend went to the Lebanon solidarity demo in Brisbane and said the people were wearing make-up, high heels and suits … here is an article from THE CONVERSATION – Editor, WBT __oOo__ ‘The revolution is a woman’: the women … Continue reading

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Letter from Iraq – ‘bombing or flooding?’

Zewka village calls on Turkey to stop bombing. They also call upon their own government and international humanitarian agencies to provide aid so they no longer face the terrible choice of being bombed or being flooded. Continue reading

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Big Riders for Palestine climb Kombumerri country

‘There is only one way to “improve” a national park and this is to leave it absolutely alone.’ – Romeo Lahey At Meanjin (Brisbane) International airport you can inspect the plane that Kingsford Smith flew across the Pacific in the … Continue reading

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Rendition in Palestine

A Palestinian father calls for justice for his son, a World Vision worker imprisoned by Israel for 3 1/2 years, tortured, but never allowed to testify against the preposterous charges of which he is accused. I searched in vain for … Continue reading

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Qld Government launches phony renewables fund

Following in the footsteps of a Joh dream, the Queensland Labor government has established a $15 million industry development fund to support hydrogen projects in Queensland. This is being driven by the fossil fuel industry and conservative pollies to control … Continue reading

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Book ‘From the Edge’ out now!

Writers Anthology Group has just published the aptly titled ‘From the Edge’ – its eighth short-story and poetry anthology – by authors from Moreton Bay Region. You can order it from IngramSparks. Here is what the editor had to say: … Continue reading