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 necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”… Go to Article

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


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 were annexed by the Indonesians in the 1960s thru a cynical political ploy that went unquestioned by the Australian government and the UN.… Go to Article

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 and Jim]

[Editor’s Note: this material is from Qld Council of Unions]

‘Stand for Queensland’ State-wide Community Day of Action
The Stand for Queensland State-wide Community Day of Action is fast approaching.… Go to Article

Minister liquidates low cost housing

The Queensland government says that it should not be in the business of running low cost accommodation like caravan parks. Yet the Monte Carlo Caravan Park is more affordable housing than any other, more affordable than units nearby or privately run caravan parks — or it was until the public trustee outsourced the management of the park to Australian Tourist Park Management a private firm that runs and owns many such parks in Australia.… Go to Article

Workers under siege in Nablus – they have no country

“People of Jenin, all the citizens of Jenin and the refugee camp, this is Jenin-grad. Your battle has paved the way to the liberation of the occupied territories”.[53] — PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, addressing a gathering of about 200 people in Jenin.

The ‘1948 refugees’ live in Nablus in some of the biggest camps in Palestine.… Go to Article

The Battle for Bowen Hills


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

ALP and Liberal show no respect for the land nor any recognition of its people

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

Ill wind blows a power of good

[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

Who will save Yungaba — ‘the land of the sun’?

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

Forced Removal – how it was done

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