The ‘day of the political street march’ — struggle for democratic rights in Queensland

Democratic Rights Struggle 1977 – 1979 On 4 September 1977 Joh Bjelke Petersen, the Premier of Queensland, said the day of the political street march is over. “The day of the political street march is over. Anybody who holds a street march, spontaneous or otherwise, will know that they are acting illegally. Don’t bother to … Continue reading The ‘day of the political street march’ — struggle for democratic rights in Queensland

Straddie: miners & government ‘tore out his guts, stole his rich grains of sand’

But Minjerriba’s back is now broken; Men came and tore out his guts; Stole his rich grains of sand, Stripped his cloak of cyprus and gum, Drained water from his ageless eyes And weakened this giant in the sun. — from 'Minjeribah' by Oodgeroo Nunuccal Socialist Alliance and Greens join forces on UQ campus The … Continue reading Straddie: miners & government ‘tore out his guts, stole his rich grains of sand’

Refugee Book on Nauru reveals lies.

From Pamela Curr A book "THE PACIFIC SOLUTION" by Susan Metcalf is being launched on Tuesday night. This book about Nauru reveals the truth about asylum seekers conditions on Nauru and puts paid to one of the most recent lies being promulgated by politicians - the idea that they had complete freedom etc as being … Continue reading Refugee Book on Nauru reveals lies.

Indigenous Literacy Project and Black Cat Books

Indigenous Literacy Project On Wednesday September 1st, 2010, Black Cat Books & Café will be part of the Indigenous Literacy Project fund-raising effort. On this day 5% of all our book sales will be donated to the fund. So please support us in being a part of a very important effort to raise urgently needed … Continue reading Indigenous Literacy Project and Black Cat Books

Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals

Ray Moynihan is a long time journalist , (originally did his apprenticeship at the famed 4ZZZ!) who has become world renowned as an investigative medical journalist.  He has just finished a book on the machinations of the big pharmaceutical companies in their greed to create diseases, and sell cures to these.   The book is entitled … Continue reading Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals