Lost film of the street marches

History is an angel being blown backwards into the future
History is a pile of debris
And the angel wants to go back and fix things
To repair the things that have been broken
But there is a storm blowing from Paradise
And the storm keeps blowing the angel backwards into the future
And this storm, this storm is called Progress.Go to Article

‘Not Guilty’

This is the Paradigm Shift broadcasting on 4ZZZ fm 102.1 This show is called ‘Not Guilty’ and is about political defence  – the story begins…

Vale Clarke and Dawe

On Wednesday, 26 June 2013, the Australian Labor Party killed political satire in Australia. After twenty-five years of producing a weekly satirical interview on ABC TV on Thursday evenings, it is rumoured the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have contracted out the segment to ALP spin doctors.… Go to Article

The man who shot Don Mackay

Almost 40 years ago I was editor of The Murrumbidgee Irrigator newspaper at Leeton, and I was the conduit for information obtained by the late Don Mackay which I fed to the day editor of The Daily Telegraph, Harry Sherring, in respect of matters related to the activities of certain criminal elements in Griffith, specifically the Calabrian Mafia and some of their interesting agricultural activities.… Go to Article

Palestine: open letter to Mark Scott, managing director of the ABC

To: Mark Scott, Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear sir,
We are writing to ask you to change ABC policy with regard to its news reports on Palestine. There is bias by ABC news against Palestinians under illegal occupation by Israeli Military. For the past seven years, ABC news has presented a narrative concerning Israel that is untrue.Go to Article

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 Hill

4. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land!

5.… Go to Article

Lies & Silence – bias in Australian media

On this sad morning there is no justice in the dawn
So many years of dying where does hope get born
Not over the broken and bloodied bodies of sleeping children
Or the fork tongued lies of the criminals and their defenders
                                          — Phil Monsour
                                       Song for Gaza 2012
                             No More Lies No More Silence

This was broadcast on the Paradigm Shift on 4ZZZ fm 102.1 on Friday 23 Nov 2012.Go to Article

Police, media and government violence

last saturday, 15 september 2012, the very peaceful welcome to aboriginal land passport ceremony was held at the settlement, darlington, whereby a great time was had by all 300+ who attended. we were contacted by the redfern police, as is their practice when an isja event occurs, to ask if they could be of any assistance during the event.… Go to Article

Yes, Virginia, there are conspiracies

By Humphrey McQueen
(Text of speech at Canberra Friends of Wikileaks, Coombs Lecture Theatre, Australian National University, 27 June 2012.)

Once more, I have the honour of sharing a platform with Christine Assange. Since we were at the Sydney meeting in February, she has come through five tortuous months. Her calm yet loving commitment to keeping us up to date with the legal and extra-judicial proceedings inspires us all.… Go to Article

Assange accuses US/Australian Governments of ‘slimy rhetoric’

PHOTOS, INTERVIEW & REPORTS from “Solidarity with Julian Assange” Vigils outside Brisbane Department of Foreign Affairs & Ecuadoran Embassy in London

In support of Assange

RSVP ( 12 confirmed) Brisbane Supreme Court

*Monday June 25th. 12noon-2pm Supreme Court

* Solidarity Vigil with Bradley Manning & Julian Assange

– Bradley Manning is back in front of the military tribunal at Ft.… Go to Article

Sovereignty in Toomelah?

Over the weekend Corey joined members of the Brisbane Sovereign Embassy  on a trip out to Moree to do some embassy business, including spreading the message of sovereignty to the township of Toomelah. 

Michael Anderson argues on this feature that the communities should stop paying rents while $$M are allocated to shire councils that
can’t guarantee hygienic sewage systems – the lack of accountability in local shire councils is discussed in this oral history.… Go to Article

What’s the plan, comrades?

I got a call from a friend this week asking if I had seen the front page of Wednesday’s Australian. It was covering the 2012 Federal Budget. His wife had rung him from work saying have a look at the cartoon by Bill Leake showing Swan and Gillard leading a march under the Communist Party flag, hammer and sickle and all!Go to Article

Campbell Newman and Bligh – a ‘quinella’ of losers

“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 properly handled”

In horse racing, when you pick two winners in any order it is called a ‘quinella’.Go to Article

4ZZZ’s Opening Statement in 1975

And something is happening here
But you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones ?

— ‘ballard of a thin man’ by bob dylan

Editor’s Note: Thanks to the efforts of Peter Gray we now have the transcript and sound track of 4ZZZ’s  initial broadcast on 8 December 1975.Go to Article

‘Design your Dream’ ?

“It is illegal in Australia to mislead consumers regarding country of origin, if the label says ‘Made in Australia’ when it is Made in Israel then that is illegal. 

CaesarStone have a retail outlet in Yatala between Brisbane and the Gold Coast

CaesarStone Kitchen Benches
Kibbutz Sdot-Yam has one of the CaesarStone manufacturing plants –  – situated on Palestine’s  Mediterranean coast.Go to Article

4PR – Voice of the People

4PR logo circa 1977

It was an anti-uranium demonstration on Hamilton No 4 Wharf in August 1977.

We were standing on the railway tracks in our home town Brisbane surrounded by 100 police.

The uranium train was breathing down our necks.

The Bjelke-Petersen government and mining companies were anxious to make a killing on the market while the price of uranium was high.… Go to Article