Category Archives: capitalism

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Babcock boys go for frock ‘n’ awe

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[Editor’s note: Babcock & Brown … the ones that the ATO could never catch up with … but they were always bottom feeding obscurantists, weren’t they?] The Babcock & Brown boys – Phil Green and Trevor Loewensohn – who got … Continue reading

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BFU Presents: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Capitalism.

Car park under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:30pm until 8:30pm Don’t panic! The universe is pretty large and intergalactic travel can get quite tiresome. Perhaps one of the most tiresome areas to … Continue reading

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Aboriginal delegation to Santos, “Stop before it’s too late!”

To all Gamilaraay people living in Brisbane who would like to be a part of this, please turn up to Musgrave park at 9.00am to be painted up in Gamilaraay designs. Please come along we have to stop them now. … Continue reading

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G20, LNP and neoliberalism

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‘… in my view populism is what we need, roughly speaking hanging bankers from the lamposts …’ – prof john quigan speaking at the cloudland committee inaugural forum on 28 nov 2013 [1:07:37] in PShift recording below   Review of … Continue reading

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Tunnel vision on safety

The Airport Link tunnel project in Queensland. Picture: Liam Kidston Source: The Australian FOR Andrew Ramsay, it was the plethora of shiny, green, energy drink cans that told him all was not right on Brisbane’s Airport Link tunnel project. “Everywhere … Continue reading

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The Great Money-Trick

Now. I am a Capitalist. And all these raw materials belong to me. Don’t matter for now how I got hold of them, or whether I have any right to them. Fact is that all the raw materials are now … Continue reading

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Peace, tourism and political games in Kashmir

While praise is heaped on tourism, its actual contribution to Kashmir’s economy is unknown [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera  – Opinion – Al Jazeera English] For a second summer in a row, the Indian establishment and media are agog with Kashmir’s bumper … Continue reading

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Gamilaraay means “No” to Santos!

Yarma (hello), The name ”Gamilaraay” means ”gamil”-having, ”gamil” being the word for “no” (from Wikipedia). Santos should heed this call (details below) from the Kamilaroi people. Gamilaraay means NO to CSG, no to exploitation of Kamilaroi land. The claim in … Continue reading

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No to Newman. No to uranium mining.

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In 1977 Bjelke-Petersen tried to stop the anti-uranium movement by banning street marches. Unionists and students launched a defiant campaign which gained community support. By August 1979 Petersen was forced to back-down. Public Meeting: How unionists, students and environmentalists beat … Continue reading

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Film: Manufacturing Dissent

Source: Thanks to The Radical Times Archive for Debra Beattie’s doco Manufacturing Dissent. “History is an angel being blown backwards into the future History is a pile of debris And the angel wants to go back and fix things To … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on Feminism and Prison Abolition

Download program audio (mp3, 48.21 Mbytes) Angela Davis, a radical feminist and a leading advocate for prison abolition, works at the intersection of many issues. In a talk she gave at the University of Chicago, Davis brought up race, institutional … Continue reading

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Public inquiry into Bill to extend mining to 2035 on Stradbroke

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 Wednesday 30 October 9am -1pm. Parliament House The committee will hear evidence from interested parties. Location Parliament House RSVP 07 3406 7908 Sibelco likely to be scheduled first up, Quandamooka People will give presentations as will the environment sector, interested … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift: never voted, wants a revolution

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Workcover StopWork – what now?

Under camouflage of anti-bikie (accepted by the Labor party) and sexual offenders legislation,  Qld Attorney General, Jarrod Blejie, took away workers rights to a safe work environment and took away rights to privacy of their health history and cover. Extensive … Continue reading

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Saving old growth forests in Tasmania

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Excerpts from ‘Explorers of Western Tasmania‘ by C.J. Binks In April 1825, Edward Curr (a former settlor) had by this time accepted temporary appointment as secretary of the new company (VDL Pty Ltd). Bathurst (head of colonial office) agree with … Continue reading

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Historic film: If U Don’t Fight U Lose

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The video you see was put together after the Queensland state election in 1977. The video you see was shot and edited under difficult circumstances over 35 years ago, after the Queensland state election in 1977. It was compiled by … Continue reading

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wal king leightons

by Humphrey McQueen Dickens got it half wrong in Bleak House when he has detective Bucket observe that, while murder could be done by amateurs, thieving needed professionals. Who’s Who? Wal King AO Is this ‘rogue’ behaviour really business as … Continue reading

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G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implement

[Editor’s Note: This forum was put on by Caxton Legal Centre Inc, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and The University of Queensland] Thursday, 26 September 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Banco Court 415 George Street #Ground floor … Continue reading

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Capital can’t be reasoned with …

Capital can’t be reasoned with … the importance of affective politics by Joseph Kay Sep 19 2013 10:10 When we limit ourselves to reasoned critique we cut ourselves off from the everyday experiences of life under capitalism from which any … Continue reading

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Refugees, sea shepherds, and bankers…

Hi folks, Greetings from France, where the European leg of my world tour has begun…  Next is Germany, Denmark, Norway and Belgium, then North America.  The venue for tomorrow’s gig in Freiburg, Germany has been changed due to harassment by … Continue reading

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RoadMap to Apartheid

[PShift (4zzz fm 102.1 Fridays at noon) broadcast on 20 Sept 2013 – ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’] Six years ago, almost to the day, a Palestinian citizen was killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday morning in Al-’Ayn refugee camp, west of … Continue reading

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Resurrection of powerful building regulator under examination

by Steve Riggall, Reporter & Co-ordinator 4ZZZ  News fm 102.1 Brisbane Fri, Sep 20, 2013 – 12:51pm After striding into office after a comfortable election victory, Mr Abbott and his team are invoking that magical political word much beloved by … Continue reading

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Why care about G-20? Some initial thoughts…

Dear Friends, Imagine if the leaders of all these countries, finance ministers and central bank govenors were meeting in your town to set the global economic agenda: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of … Continue reading

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Striking it Richer

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The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States (Updated with 2012 preliminary estimates) Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley• September 3, 2013 The recent dramatic rise in income inequality in the United States is well documented. But we know less about … Continue reading

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Struggle for Kanak Independence

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“Ce souffle venu des ancêtres” [This breath came from ancestors] — Jean-Marie Tjibaou In August 1975, I visited an island in the Pacific called Ouvea which is part of the Loyalty Islands group to the east of New Caledonia. Australia … Continue reading

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Who is poorer – the deserving or the undeserving?

[PShift (4zzz fm102.1 fridays at noon) 12 noon Friday 30 Aug] Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and … Continue reading

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Productivity of what and for whom?

by Humphrey McQueen Musical chairs among the parliamentary cretins brought no change to the gabble around ‘productivity’. As Rudd’s Education Minister, Gillard had spelt out that her policy even for pre-schoolers was to drive up productivity. Abbott is going to … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Chileans exiled in Australia

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Following a successful launch of the book VUELO LAN CHILE NO 1131 in 2007, Marcial Parada has edited a book with personal stories of political exiles in Australia after the military coup in Chile on 11 September 1973. Launch of … Continue reading

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Verdict in Bob Carnegie Case

“A derelict house slumps to one side Poster peels on a bolted gate Its faded but not forgotten “An injury to one is an injury to all” — ‘View From A Wooden Chair’ Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk Federal Circuit … Continue reading

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Protected: West Papuan freedom flotilla arrives at the sacred fire!

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