“Optimism of the will, pessimism of the intellect” – Antonio Gramsci
This is my 70th year of living in Brisbane. Never once in those years have I been asked to re-imagine the city where I grew up in the 1950s & 60s. A small band of about one hundred dedicated people led by green city councillor, Joanthan Sri, have done just this.… Go to Article
AUSTRALIANS will gamble on two flies. crawling up a wall, they say.
Aussie bookmaker Tom Waterhouse is currently betting on how much Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream will fetch at a Southey’s auction this month.
Waterhouse has previously wagered on the winners of reality shows such as Dancing with the Stars and The Voice to add a bit of zest to mundane wagers on political elections and Academy Awards.… Go to Article
Film Review: Shiraz – silent film made by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai in 1928
“Not hands but heart built this / Which stands like a dream”
When we were kids our dad would quote Rudyard Kipling in the shower (or was it a ballard influenced by Kipling). I didn’t know much about Rudyard Kipling then except that he was the author of the Jungle Books – stories of boys rescued and raised by tigers in the heart of the jungle.… Go to Article
Today’s show (PShift 9 aug 2013 4zzz fm 102.1) is called ‘The Philosophical Baby’ and is dedicated to young children out there who are exploring the world and trying to find out how it works. For their carers this show is a reminder that there is help in the task of raising babies and of course there should be more help.… Go to Article
Also featuring a discussion on Socialist Alliance’s federal election campaign for 2013 arguing for public and community ownership and control of the mining, banking and energy sectors in order to build a socially just and sustainable Australia.
What: Red Cinema presents ‘The Spirit of 45’
When: 6:30pm, Saturday 10 August
Where: Brisbane Activist Centre 74B Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
Entry: $10/$6 (cheap meal from 6pm)
Contact: 0432 619 844; 0439 411 330 Google Map
NB: This event was postpone from July due to problems with acquiring the DVD.
We assembled at 12 noon, Saturday 9th Feb Musgrave Park at the tent embassy and lit the sacred fire. At 1pm about fifty (50) people marched to the indigenous all stars game at Lang park over the river.
Before we marched Boe Skuthorpe-Spearim, Coco Wharton, Michael Anderson and Aunty Karen spoke.… Go to Article
The June meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 6th of June at 7 pm in unit 6 at number 20 Drury St, West End and will be addressed by the writer Lesley Synge, who will read/perform 17 poems influenced by radicalism, the first being a meditation on Marx’s Theory of Alienation inspired by the discoveryof a bundle of workers’ ‘Sick notes’ atan abandoned coal mine in CentralQld.… Go to Article
In 2004, a substantial cache of Shostakovich autographs, sketches, and rejected drafts was discovered in a Moscow archive by the scholar Olga Digonskaya. While much of the new material helps to illuminate the compositional process behind well-known works, undoubtedly the most sensational find was music intended for an operatic satire dating from the early 1930s, titled Orango, that never saw the light of day.… Go to Article
It is with regret that we mourn the passing of the Australian political artist and poster designer, Michael Callaghan. He died on 19 May 2012 at age 59. As shocking as death always is, this is also a time to celebrate extraordinary achievement and valued contribution to the community.… Go to Article
We are all set to release the new 12 song CD, Ghosts of Deir Yassin in early 2012. The launch in Brisbane will be held at Souths Leagues Club on the 21st of April 7.30pm and the CD will be available on line in April. Special guests on the night include Mardi Lumsden, Ofa Fanaika (ex-Chocolate Strings) and a special reunion show by former Brisbane folk rock stars, Popproperly.… Go to Article
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ‘Decisive Moments’ to Show at Queensland Art Gallery
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), the influential French photographer who redefined both photojournalism and his craft as an art form, will be celebrated in a major exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery from August 27 to November 27, 2011.
‘The photographs included in this exhibition were selected by Henri Cartier-Bresson with long-time friend and publisher Robert Delpire in the year prior to his death,’ Mr Ellwood said.… Go to Article
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