Category Archives: Protest

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Give up Activism

The activist is a specialist or an expert in social change. To think of yourself as being an activist means to think of yourself as being somehow privileged or more advanced than others in your appreciation of the need for social change, in the knowledge of how to achieve it and as leading or being in the forefront of the practical struggle to create this change. 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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Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests as hundreds flee to jungle after Indon Police open fire on peaceful KNPB demo

From http://westpapuamedia.info/ Before the shooting, a mass of people had gathered in the field outside the Expo Waena bus terminal and market in front of the Museum, mainly sitting and chatting while listening to speeches. According to the witness, police … Continue reading

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Public Disobedience SAVE the AMU (Clinic 2) and Roma St Sexual Health

Public Disobedience against LNP Government proposed closure of the AIDS Medical Unity rebranded as Clinic 2. Time: 4:30 PM on Wed 27 March 2013. Clinic 2 provides care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). Their team includes health … 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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“Taking to the Streets” Exhibition

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“Taking to the Streets – two decades that changed Brisbane 1965 – 1985” – Museum of Brisbane Exhibition 2006. The exhibition was opened on 6 April 2006. After an extended season and over 80,000 visitors later the exhibition was closed … Continue reading

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Film: Manufacturing Dissent

Source: Thanks to The Radical Times Archive for Debra Beattie’s doco Manufacturing Dissent. “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 … 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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News from Freedom Flotilla to West Papua

STOP PRESS Protest in Support of Freedom Flotilla 11am – 1 pm Monday 2  September 2013 150 Charlotte Street, Brisbane City As you would (may) be aware, the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua has left Cairns and is moving towards … Continue reading

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Wed 3rd July Meeting of the 17 Group

The next meeting of the 17 Group will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of July at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. The speaker, currently visiting from Chile, will be Penny Glass. Her topic … Continue reading

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‘Not Guilty’

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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 … Continue reading

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Corroboree marks first anniversary of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy

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Speech by Wayne “Coco” Wharton March 24 2013 Today marks twelve months since we first come back down here, when we first put the Embassy up. Today is twelve months since we did that. The actual 24th of March is … Continue reading

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Occupied Palestinian Territories and Byron Council’s Draconian Rules

Dear Mr Hill (Byron Shire compliance officer), Council’s requirements for us (Byron Friends of Palestine) to use Railway Park are extremely draconian and seem designed to thwart any spontaneous community action; fortunately we do not live in the Occupied Palestinian … Continue reading

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Council’s case against Homer reaches new depths

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“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” ― Bertolt Brecht [Broadcast PShift Saturday 2 Mar 2013 4zzz fm 102.1 Friday at Noon] Homer was a busy dog this week, court … Continue reading

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‘OPERATION SATOUR’: The 1971 Springbok Tour of Queensland

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‘OPERATION SATOUR’: The 1971 Springbok Tour of Queensland Queensland Police Headquarters: Sunday 24 February 2013: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm Inquiries to : Ms Lisa Jones (Police Museum Curator) on 3364 6425 Time Speaker (Participants’ biographical details overleaf) Topic or … Continue reading

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Bahrain: no hope for the Al Khalifa regime

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Bahraini nurse calls on international support after police kill 16 yr old during crackdown on anniversary of democracy protests. Hussain Al Jaziri, 16 years old, was killed by Bahraini security forces yesterday as the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters intensifies around … Continue reading

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Abigroup sends in agent provocateur

Mr Carnegie is being charged with breaching a court order made by construction company AbiGroup on September 5 2012 which purportedly prohibited him from coming within 100m of a construction site. But Mr Carnegie’s counsel, Peter Morrissey argues the original … Continue reading

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Hands off Bob! Defend the right to organise!

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‘I Called Him A Worship, Your Bastard!’ Denis Kevans (Poet Lorrikeet) The poet lorrikeet would have enjoyed court yesterday with obscene language featuring in the original 54 charges of criminal contempt against union man, Bob Carnegie. Over 3000 people were … Continue reading

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Idle No More, Invasion Day – the mixtape

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Musgrave Park – ‘that is where we yarn, dance, sing, teach & learn’.

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My land tells me all I need to know And has done for forty thousand years So I ask What have you brought to this land That would make me change my mind Or My Aboriginal purpose by Paul Buttigieg … 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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Land Rights in Queensland — a hope still?

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Introduction In my living memory Musgrave Park has always been contested land. Ever since the 1967 referendum and before Murris from all over Queensland have come to Musgrave Park to meet up. Much has been made of an aboriginal cultural … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy Israeli Apartheid for Christmas

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Don’t Buy Israeli Apartheid for Christmas PROTEST THE PRESENCE OF ISRAELI COSMETIC PRODUCTS MADE FROM STOLEN PALESTINIAN RESOURCES IN AUSTRALIAN SHOPPING CENTRES Join this protest as part of a National Week of Action around Australia to highlight the plight of … Continue reading

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May the 1st Club

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Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a need for political culture. In West End appeared the the first coffee club in Brisbane – May the 1st Club which was a regular event organised by activists from the … Continue reading

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Bahraini refugees join Sydney rally protesting Israel’s massacre in Gaza

TODAY 12PM: Bahraini refugees join Sydney rally protesting Israel’s massacre in Gaza Today the Bahraini Australian Youth Movement (BAYM) will participate in a rally organized by Palestinian Action Group Sydney (PAGS) at Town Hall at 12 pm, condemning Israel’s most … Continue reading

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16 year old boy killed by security forces in Bahrain as crackdown intensifies

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10:30PM EST: The Bahrain Australia Youth Movement has received reports that a 16 year old boy, Ali Abbas Rabhi, has been killed by Bahraini security forces on the Al’Baridye highway in West Manama, Bahrain’s capital city. “Ali Abbas Rabhi was … Continue reading

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Politics of Repression

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We Have Survived by NO FIXED ADDRESS Politics of Repression was broadcast on Paradigm Shift on 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday at noon on 12 October 2012 “If you fly with the crows, you’ll get shot with the crows.” – Joh … Continue reading

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Qld Childrens Hospital Community Protest: QCH workers need your support

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QCH is a test case 650 workers at the Queensland Children’s Hospital site in South Brisbane have been in dispute and on a community protest since 6 August. Construction disputes do not usually go on this long. The bosses face … Continue reading

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Living in the Colonies — What’s Left?

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PShift 4zzz  fm 102.1 fridays at noon Living in the Colonies, What’s Left? Paradigm Shift Part I 12 Sept 2012 “Whose land is this land is it for you and me who knows, who knows this land better than you … Continue reading

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1982 Commonwealth Games Land Rights Protests

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1982 Commonwealth Games Land Rights Protests Continue reading