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When Joh went to Uni

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In 1980 or 1981, Bjelke-Petersen went to University of Queensland guarded by Qld Special Branch. Joh’s visit was controversial as the questions from the news media suggest. We have secured historic footage of the event. Standing behind Joh during the … Continue reading

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Gomeroi elders pull no punches on Whitehaven coal

From Gomeroi Traditional Owners Gomeroi people protest at Whitehaven Coal office Gomeroi Traditional Owners will this morning hold a protest at the Whitehaven Coal office in Boggabri after what the Elders describe as Whitehaven’s failure to respect burial sites and … Continue reading

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Aboriginal delegation to Santos, “Stop before it’s too late!”

To all Gamilaraay people living in Brisbane who would like to be a part of this, please turn up to Musgrave park at 9.00am to be painted up in Gamilaraay designs. Please come along we have to stop them now. … Continue reading

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Indonesian police launch massive crackdown on peaceful KNPB activists

From http://freewestpapua.org/ November 26, 2013 Indonesian police have today arrested a total of 41 KNPB activists in Timika, Jayapura and Sorong ahead of planned mass actions across West Papua this weekend for West Papua independence day. Crackdowns are continuing at … Continue reading

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Invitation to Pilliga Protection Camp Culture Week

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Here is the information regarding the Pilliga Protection Culture Week. Attached is the flyer and map of location for the culture ceremony to be held at the Pilliga Protection Camp this Saturday the 16th of November. For those who cannot … Continue reading

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Gamilaraay means “No” to Santos!

Yarma (hello), The name ”Gamilaraay” means ”gamil”-having, ”gamil” being the word for “no” (from Wikipedia). Santos should heed this call (details below) from the Kamilaroi people. Gamilaraay means NO to CSG, no to exploitation of Kamilaroi land. The claim in … Continue reading

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No to Newman. No to uranium mining.

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In 1977 Bjelke-Petersen tried to stop the anti-uranium movement by banning street marches. Unionists and students launched a defiant campaign which gained community support. By August 1979 Petersen was forced to back-down. Public Meeting: How unionists, students and environmentalists beat … Continue reading

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Lost film of the street marches

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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 … Continue reading

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Protected: West Papuan freedom flotilla arrives at the sacred fire!

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PShift: End to Country — Energy Policy in Queensland

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“If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re heading” — IEA Energy Outlook, 2011 Over the past five years, the Queensland government has spent over $6.9 billion subsidising port, rail, road and other infrastructure for the benefit … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Heart

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6pm Wednesday 24 April lock n’load (upstairs function room) 142 Boundary St, West End How to get there – take bus 199 to Stop 7, Boundary Street, West End. The bus stops outside the venue. Chernobyl Heart is a documentary … Continue reading

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Australia and the Bomb

After WW II both Liberal and Labor parties in Australia supported the development of a nuclear bomb – that is why the nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights in Sydney was developed. They also supported uranium mining and export and nuclear … Continue reading

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Corroboree! — Brisbane Blacks Monthly

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World’s greatest treasurer on Queensland Debt

PShift: Could please introduce yourself? Costello: Everyone knows who I am and that I was the world’s greatest treasurer from 1996 till 2007. I am currently conducting an audit of Queensland’s finances for the Campbell Newman government. PShift: Wasn’t it … Continue reading

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Face to Face with Fukushima

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Face to Face with Fukushima: Brisbane Public Forum March 12, 2013 11am The Premier’s Hall -Qld Parliament House Alice St @ George St, Brisbane As the Qld government makes motions to open a uranium mining industry in this state, the … Continue reading

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‘Qld Commission of Audit — not the full report’

[Editor’s Note: The Campbell Newman government appointed Peter Costello, former federal treasurer, to prepare the Qld Commission of Audit QCA report. An executive summary of this report was published on 28 Feb 2013. WBT publishes Qld Commission of Audit — … Continue reading

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1000 Warrior March, Brisbane

We assembled at 12 noon, Saturday 9th Feb Musgrave Park at the tent embassy and lit the sacred fire. At 1pm about fifty (50) people marched to the indigenous all stars game at Lang park over the river. Before we … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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1982 Commonwealth Games Land Rights Protests

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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 … Continue reading

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Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?

Failing Energy Policy and Climate Change – Why can’t Australia get it right?? My take on this is that what we are seeing in Australia is a complete failure to implement good long term energy policy to support the development … Continue reading

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Anti Uranium Rally

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Campbell Newman and Bligh – a ‘quinella’ of losers

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“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 … Continue reading

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17 Group: 7th of March Meeting

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The March 2012 Meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 7th of March at 7pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St in West End on the topic of energy policy in relation to the Queensland … Continue reading

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December Meeting of the 17 Group: Pat Mackie – A Rebel within the Rebellion

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The next meeting of the 17 Group will be the rather festive break-up meeting for the year 2011 and will be held on Wednesday the 7th of December at 7pm. It will occur in unit 6 at number 20 Drury … Continue reading

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Day of Celebration or Sadness for Quandamooka People?

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Quandamooka first nation spokesperson, Dale Ruska, talks with Eliza and Ian on the Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ 102.1 FM Brisbane Fridays 12 Noon) about the recent native Title declaration over Minjerriba (Nth Stradbroke Island). He explains his disappointment and the outlines its effects on his people. Continue reading

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The Fire on the Sand

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Wild waterspouts put tendrils down to naked sea. White water sucking bait-fish into the heavens Migloo, puffing whale, meanders northward As Minjerriba slumbers under a soft molten sky Island serpent hidden in sand takes refuge from mining Pumps, centrifuges and … Continue reading

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Questionnaire on political issues in Australia

Multi-guess questions on political issues. The main issues covered in this questionnaire are the Environment, the Economy, and Social Justice. This is aboriginal land — True/False? The Australian newspaper has been waging a campaign to stop the re-election of the … Continue reading

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Qaddafi in Defeat

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The reality is we are all one humanity.  Barbarity or military society is not confined to low society or to tribal life. People of modern states may like to view indigenous peoples as backward. This is not true. No matter what society, whether it be economically developed or undeveloped, all are capable of repression, but only the most highly developed are capable of imperial blunders. The Romans did so when they laid waste to Carthage. The US likewise when they destroyed Iraq. Continue reading

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Climate change and wild weather – forum

Why the coal companies should clean up Queensland Community forum March 20 Yeronga Bowls Club 2pm Libby Connors from the Qld Greens and a speaker from the Solidarity magazine will lead a discussion about the connection between carbon emissions, climate … Continue reading