Category Archives: Environment

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AMAZING! – But when will the Pollies Act?

Dear Friends Some incredible footage of a Glacier calving away and falling into the ocean – it is both amazing and scarey as it is a result of global warming. It is just one of many planetary changes that are … Continue reading

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PShift: Flood and Climate Change

PShift Broadcast 8 Feb 2013 This land is mine Yeah I signed on the dotted line Campfires on the creek bed Bank breathing down my neck They won’t take it away They won’t take it away They won’t take it … Continue reading

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1000 Warrior March, Brisbane

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 … Continue reading

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Response to Monbiot article — Solastalgia.

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You may recall my sending round recently the article from the Guardian by George Monbiot that says that 2012 was the year we gave up on the future of the world. (I have included it again here at the bottom … Continue reading

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Top 5 videos on BushTelegraph

According to You Tube these videos are Bush Telegraph‘s all time top videos 1. 1982 Land Rights Struggle – Brisbane Cmwlth Games 2. David Rovics – ‘Laissez les bon temps rouler’ (Let the good times roll) 3. Letter from Camp … Continue reading

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The 17 Group – Alienation

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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 … Continue reading

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PShift: the story of coal and land rights

“Whose land is this land is it for you and me who knows, who knows this land better than you and me. The spirit of this land is strong for you and me; to understand this land is up to … Continue reading

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PShift: The Story of Coal – beauty and the beast

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Anna came to this country and now she is left alone Her man had so much sickness he left some in their home It was just for a while until they got on their feet but the mine was a … Continue reading

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Is West Papua being split up to marginalise the Papuan people?

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West Papua (called Irian Jaya by the expansionist, military-backed Indonesian regime) is rich in natural mineral and precious metals resources, making it a target for foreign trans-national corporations such as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. The country and its peoples … Continue reading

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Potential Social Implications of Recent Developments in Evolutionary Theory

The last meeting of the 17 Group and the breakup for 2012 will take place on Wednesday the 5th of December at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St West End. It will be addressed by David Biggins … Continue reading

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Why QLD’s coal and gas boom matters to you, Brisbane, Wed Nov 14, 5.45pm

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For those of you in Brisbane and able to attend, I look forward to seeing you at this free public forum tomorrow evening. Kind regards, Mark Ogge Public Engagement Officer The Australia Institute M. +61 421 272 884 E. mark@tai.org.au … Continue reading

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Straddie

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Makes you want to be there! Thnx to Mila for her wonderful photos

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SPECIAL INVITATION from WILPF – ‘”The Rising Tide of Climate Change”‘

Hello All, The Qld Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are pleased to announce that our special guest at our Sunday November 11 Meeting will be Dr Alice Aruhe’eta Pollard from the Solomon Islands. Where: Community … Continue reading

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When will Spring rain?

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This is how I see it Black throated pied butcher bird picking up sticks sees bicyclist Pied strikes like a drone in Yemen 2 metre tall cyclist Takes refuge under Poinciana Juveniles join in Kamakase air raids triangular strafing with … Continue reading

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‘Look on my works and despair’: Monte Carlo Caravan Park Debate

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I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of … Continue reading

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1982 Commonwealth Games Land Rights Protests

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1982 Commonwealth Games Land Rights Protests Continue reading

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Rallies against Qld Government

Qld Teacher Union rally on Tuesday 21 August Qld Uncut rally Thursday 23rd August (Social services organisations campaign) Combined Unions rally (will be very large!!) Wednesday 12th September. also info below on activities in other parts of Qld [Thanks Ross … Continue reading

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How big is the ‘great big new tax’?

Scaremongering is still rampant in the Murdoch Press with regard to the carbon pollution tax. Why is it that nobody wants to pay for POLLUTION!!!!!!!!! While I don’t agreed with the way the Fed Govt has introduced this tax, particularly … Continue reading

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Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?

Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?? My take on this is that what we are seeing in Australia is a complete failure to implement good long term energy policy to support the development … Continue reading

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Flowers at the Gorge on Straddie

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JOHNNY MONTANA Creative Genius’s SkyDrive ► Thanks to BUSHCARE these wonderful plants have somewhere to live at the Gorge!

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Resistance Big Gig: Frack Off! Sat April 14, 6pm, Activist Centre.

Resistance and Stop CSG Brisbane present: ‘FRACK OFF!’ Featuring: IMPOSSIBLE ODDS; KRYPTAMISTIK; THE 50 BAGS; ORDER 66; PINK SERVICES; TRIPTAPHENE; CARRIE AND THE CUT SNAKES; FAT PICNIC; DUSTY FUNGUS BURLESQUE; DJs; AND MORE. Sat April 14, 6pm till late. Activist … Continue reading

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Campbell Newman and Bligh – a ‘quinella’ of losers

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“In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel To show that all’s equal and that the courts are on the level And that the strings in the books ain’t pulled and persuaded And that even the nobles get … Continue reading

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Union Action to Save the Reef now Illegal

In light of the current alarm about dredging and dumping in the Reef, it is worth recalling how it was saved by union action which is now illegal under Fair Work Australia.   Coral battleground 1970 After tenders to drill … Continue reading

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17 Group: 7th of March Meeting

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The March 2012 Meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 7th of March at 7pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St in West End on the topic of energy policy in relation to the Queensland … Continue reading

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Meeting of the 17 Group – Wed 1st February 2012

The first meeting of the 17 Group for the year 2012 will be held in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End on Wednesday the 1st of February at 7pm. The speaker will be Drew Hutton, national president of … Continue reading

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The Observer Tree

  Miranda has been sitting in the tree tops for the past month, bring the forest to the world. Find out more about what’s been happening and how you can help in this campaign update. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION Feb … Continue reading

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“Urban Wildlife – The good the bad and the just plain ugly” by Adrian Caneris

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From: WPSQ Brisbane Branch Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 9:45 PM To: brisbane Subject: “Urban Wildlife – The good the bad and the just plain ugly” by Adrian Caneris Hi, This Tuesday night we have our last presentation for the … Continue reading

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BHP in front line as Marines take Darwin

fyi contention & collusion betwixt & between the imperium & its pretender are looking more than a tad hot jim BHP in front line as Marines take Darwin By John Helmer MOSCOW – The share price of OM Holdings, one … Continue reading

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Remarkable scenes of nonviolent resistance to in the face pepper spraying at Occupy U.C. Davis, California

From: Ciaron OReilly Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 7:56 PM To: ENGOXFORDCWCliveMeena ENGOXFORDCWCliveMeena Subject: Remarkable scenes of nonviolent resistance to in the face pepper spraying at Occupy U.C. Davis, California Remarkable scenes of nonviolent resistance to in the face pepper … Continue reading

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Rally to defend Julian Assange (Brisbane)

When Friday, November 25, 2011 Time 5:00pm until 7:00pm Description This is a rally for Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Julian’s extradition to Sweden puts him at risk of disappearance to the United States. No human being should ever have to … Continue reading