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, … Continue reading Who is poorer – the deserving or the undeserving?

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

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 … Continue reading Rallies against Qld Government

From Melbourne to Barcelona: housing in crisis

[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. One response … Continue reading From Melbourne to Barcelona: housing in crisis

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 … Continue reading Minister liquidates low cost housing

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 … Continue reading Workers under siege in Nablus – they have no country

The Battle for Bowen Hills

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. … Continue reading The Battle for Bowen Hills

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

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 … Continue reading Ill wind blows a power of good

Urgent Community Meeting at Brisbane City Hall

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. Our people … Continue reading Urgent Community Meeting at Brisbane City Hall

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' … Continue reading Who will save Yungaba — ‘the land of the sun’?

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 … Continue reading Forced Removal – how it was done