[Editor’s Note: Broadcast on Paradigm Shift (4zzz Fm 102.1 Friday 10 Aug 2012 at Noon)]
From Melbourne to Barcelona there is a housing crisis — this affects the poor, the young, the ‘differently-abled’, the aged and infirm.
The crisis takes the form of high rents and poor accommodation, lack of security at home.… Go to Article
THE BATTLE FOR BOWEN HILLS by Peter Gray
Starting in 1972, inner-city residents of the city of Brisbane in Australia struggled against the Queensland Government’s plan to build a freeway that would destroy their community. The Government was cold-hearted and dismissive of the community’s concerns, plus the residents were offered inadequate compensation for their properties.… Go to Article
On 5 August 2010 the National Press Club hosted a debate about sustainable population in Australia. Neither the Minister for Population & Agriculture, Tony Burke (ALP), nor the shadow Minister Scott Morrison (Lib) made any mention of the original inhabitants of Australia before colonization.
Neither politician even bothered to acknowledge the original owners of the lands that their policies are going to populate.… Go to Article
[Editor’s Note: Every now and then you come across a well written, positive story in the mainstream press. Dale Webster and the ABC both put together the following stories about Aboriginal struggle for independence and self determination in Arnhem land.
While the politicians are debating Global Warming in Copenhagen, wind power has replaced fossil fuels as the energy source for the remote aboriginal community at Elcho Island.… Go to Article
From: Samuel Watson
Sent: Saturday, 21 November 2009 6:43 AM
URGENT NOTICE FOR ON WEDNESDAY THE 25TH. OF NOVEMBER TO START AT 7 PM SHARP – NO MURRI TIME, 7 PM SHARP !!!
Brisbane City Hall
There has been a series of violent, unprovoked attacks on our young people in the outer suburbs.… Go to Article
by Ian Curr
“Job and me and Jesus sittin’
Underneath the Indooroopilly bridge
Watchin’ that blazin’ sun go down
Behind the tall tree’d mountain ridge
The land’s our heritage and spirit
Here the rightful culture’s Black
and we sittin’ here just wonderin’
When we get the land back”
— Kev Carmody ‘Thou shalt not steal’
If you walk underneath the Storey bridge you can see what has happened.… Go to Article
by Pamela Curr
FORCED REMOVAL– how it was done
-Lest we forget
“…it is not their violence, it is ours, which turns back on itself and rends them; and the first action of these oppressed creatures is to bury deep down that hidden anger which their and our moralities condemn and which is however only the last refuge of their humanity.”… Go to Article