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Fitzgerald bags attorney general and his cronies

[Editor’s note: The war between the Queensland attorney general and his judges continues unabated. This time the bill to place the Crime and Misconduct Commission under political control is criticised by retired judge Tony Fitzgerald. It was Fitzgerald who headed … Continue reading

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Mater nurses and midwives need your support TODAY

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Dear friends, as I’m sure you are aware the public health system is under intense attack – both at a national level, but also currently by the Queensland government. The method they are using at present is to reduce the … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in April

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Following on from our anniversary celebrations we continue to bring great live music; this month our guest performers are Nice Verdes and Sue Wighton. Nice Verdes first started playing music together back in 2003 when they met in Vancouver. Since … Continue reading

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Cloudland Collective on the Queensland Doctors’ Dispute

The Newman government’s attempts to push public hospital doctors onto unfair individual contracts is an attack on our public hospitals and on the rights of all those who work in the Queensland public sector. The proposed contracts will replace existing … Continue reading

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NASTY MEDICINE – Qld Health and the doctors dispute

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The Cloudland Collective presents a community meeting…. NASTY MEDICINE – Qld Health and the doctors’ dispute Speakers include: Dr Brian Senewiratne Meeting details: 7pm Thursday 20 March Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary St, West End The Newman government wants to impose … Continue reading

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March in March — Brisbane

The March in March was a festive vote of no confidence in the Abbott government.  (Refer https://www.facebook.com/events/501397403315324/) The Brisbane event is part of the national March in March movement and began in Matthew Donovan’s bedroom. He got on facebook and … Continue reading

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Stephen Keim SC on how the bikie laws deny the right to work

Stephen Keim SC spoke at the meeting on ‘Punitive Populism and the neoliberal agenda of the Newman government’. He spoke about how some of the provisions of the anti-association laws breach a fundamental human right – the right to work. … Continue reading

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Toronto G20 – Main Conspiracy Group

[Editor’s Note: In the lead up to Brisbane’s G20 leaders summit in November 2014, activists would be well advised to read about the charges and how they came to be laid against activists before and during the Toronto G20. Toronto … Continue reading

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The Cloudland Collective: G20 is neoliberal and dangerous

The G20 may not make decisions that can be imposed on member states. It may not have a public service working for it that can monitor to what extent member states have implemented G20 recommendations. Yet it is the most … Continue reading

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First Nations response to G20 meeting

DECOLONISATION BEFORE PROFIT PROGRAM Brisbane 8-14 November 2014 Saturday 8th Rally and march from Roma St Forum to Musgrave Park.  Welcome to Country ceremony.  Set up camp in Musgrave Park. Activities with a focus on First Nations and decolonisation in the … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of ‘an aboriginal purpose’?

R v Wharton & Chitts: defence of the sacred fire — Brisbane Central Magistrates Court, 26 February 2014. On 30 April 2012 two men, Wayne Wharton and Hamish Chitts, were arrested by armed police for ‘obstruction‘ while attending an aboriginal … Continue reading

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cops, lies and tasers

Published by aneartotheground on Feb 25, 2014 Sam Watson speaks at protest against the tasering of Sheila Oakley by Logan police.

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brisCAN-g20 working together discussion

(FB event) https://www.facebook.com/events/322438161214440/ Sunday, March 2, 2014 10:00am Justice Place, 5 Abingdon Street Wooloongabba Allies, associates, adversaries take heed! At the first meeting of BrisCAN-G20 we asked people what they DID WANT and DID NOT WANT at actions against the … Continue reading

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“The Whole World is Watching”: 1982

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“The Whole World is Watching” (25 minutes) The idea of the video was to mobilise support for the Aboriginal protests planned to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in 1982. The filmmakers interviewed Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Gary Foley, … Continue reading

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Open letter to Australia from Manus Island detainees

Photos have now surfaced of Manus Island immigration detainees.  Here, IA provides moving first-hand accounts from them speaking about their appalling conditions – along with more images detailing Australia’s shame. Manus mother washing Manus mother washing. Is it because we … Continue reading

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MANUS has many victims

LOST DOCUMENTS ( by Australia) PLACE PEOPLE IN INDEFINITE DETENTION The information debacle in immigration which has seen 10,000 names and details of refugees exposed online has many faces. The first families who were taken to Manus are still in … Continue reading

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Police and locals run amok on Manus Island: scores injured

Scores of asylum seekers have been injured, some seriously as gangs of armed PNG police and locals go from compound to compound attacking any asylum seekers they can find. Asylum seekers were left defenceless when all staff and G4S guards … Continue reading

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Consumers will foot protest bill of $100k a day, says Santos

SARAH-JANE TASKER The Australian February 15, 2014 SANTOS has warned that protests at its Narrabri Gas Project in NSW — where seven activists were arrested this week — are forcing delays and adding costs to its development that will eventually … Continue reading

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Cloudland Collective:- help needed

Hello all Tuesday’s rally and march in defence of civil liberties was a tremendous success. However the LNP’s authoritarian march continues with legislation enacted this week providing for punishment of organisers of “facebook parties” and protecting police from civil liability. … Continue reading

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Survival instinct – misuse of a taser

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incredible! and appalling! the survival instinct. again an example of misuse of a taser because common sense clearly shows that it was not necessary by any normal standard to employ the taser for compliance purposes. i did say ‘normal’ however, … Continue reading

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Griffith by-election 2014

This by-election was made necessary by the resignation of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd from the federal parliament and his seat of Griffith. When I first moved to Griffith in 1996 it was still a safe labor seat with working … Continue reading

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Vulture Capitalism

I’ve just returned from Haiti and America where I’ve been filming my vulture capitalism documentary with New York film-maker Thor Neureiter (Papua New Guinea was visited late last year and Afghanistan is next on the list). Haiti is a challenging … Continue reading

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DOCS Rally & March in Brisbane

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DOCS Rally in Brisbane 10.30 am Roma Street Forum (under the big tree opposite Court Buildings) Thursday 13 Feb 2014 March to DOCS* 11:30 am 111 George Street, CBD In recent weeks people have come to tent embassy meetings in … Continue reading

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Grandmothers demand apology

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Grandmothers demand DOCS return stolen children on anniversary of apology Grandmothers and families from Gunnedah will rally outside NSW Parliament House today at 12.30pm to demand an end to what they say is a new Stolen Generation of Aboriginal children. … Continue reading

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Demand Justice for Sheila Oakley!

A life flows like a river Darling, Down goes another Murri Wise men say only fools rush in So how do we respond to this Especially if, only one fella’s left from ‘Two Train Singers‘ by ian curr Rally 11 … Continue reading

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Film Screening: the Gatekeepers

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Believing Women for a Culture of Peace and Just Peace for Palestine present FILM SCREENING A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. … Continue reading

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The town that was murdered

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[Broadcast on PShift, 4zzz, fm 102.1, at noon on friday 7 feb 2014] We drove up to a small park in Acland to meet the town’s sole surviving citizen Glen. Trevor and I were invited to meet Glen by Nicki, … Continue reading

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You’ve got to be Jo(h)king: History, the Left and Queensland

(This is a guest post from a friend of The Word From Struggle Street Jon) It was the 40th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising recently. On the 17th of November 1973, tanks rolled onto campus, and in a bloody … Continue reading

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Protected: Magistrate refuses to listen to submission on the Sacred Fire in Musgrave Park

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