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Summer Interviews

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Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift, 4zzz fm 102.1, Fridays at Noon, 15 January 2016

Last week we heard a lot of songs so this week we are going to hear words.

Last week, it was good to tune in from afar to hear Andy with some old hands from Paradigm Shift’s early days, Eliza and Cybele. Cybele would have to be 4ZZZ youngest announcer starting out before she was one year old (admittedly with some fairly limited insights into what is happening in the world, don’t we all) and now nearly 5. We hope that Eliza and Cybele will return one day.

Over the summer on Paradigm Shift, Andy and I have been doing some interviews which we thought we would play today. They do not fit any theme as we normally do but give perspective on current events that we think are important. They include:

Rebranding West End
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‘Won’t get fooled again’?

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Time that is intolerant Of the brave and innocent, And indifferent in a week To a beautiful physique, Worships language and forgives Everyone by whom it lives; Pardons cowardice, conceit, Lays its honours at their feet. — W H Auden … Continue reading

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4ZZZ – 2013 AGM

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I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday we won’t get fooled again – The … 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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Simon Gittany’s behavior compares with domestic violence

Submitted by news on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 – 10:51am Domestic violence support groups say murderer Simon Gittany’s manipulative behaviour towards his fiancée Lisa Harnum before her death is typical domestic violence behavior. Gittany was found guilty yesterday of throwing … Continue reading

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Historic film: If U Don’t Fight U Lose

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The video you see was put together after the Queensland state election in 1977. The video you see was shot and edited under difficult circumstances over 35 years ago, after the Queensland state election in 1977. It was compiled by … Continue reading

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RoadMap to Apartheid

[PShift (4zzz fm 102.1 Fridays at noon) broadcast on 20 Sept 2013 – ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’] Six years ago, almost to the day, a Palestinian citizen was killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday morning in Al-’Ayn refugee camp, west of … Continue reading

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Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón

Jumping Fences does this beautiful song Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazon by Argentinian Fito Paez from his album ‘Giros’ where he sings “Who says all is lost; I come to offer you my heart.” Sue Monk – vocals, guitar, … Continue reading

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The Philosophical Baby

Today’s show (PShift 9 aug 2013 4zzz fm 102.1) is called ‘The Philosophical Baby’ and is dedicated to young children out there who are exploring the world and trying to find out how it works. For their carers this show … Continue reading

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Vale Ross Watson

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Ross Watson – a leader of the 1982 Commonwealth Games protests and founder of the Murri school and of Murri radio (fm 98.9) in Brisbane – died this week. Ross was coordinator of the Black Protest Committee and editor of … 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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Idle No More, Invasion Day – the mixtape

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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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PShift: Lies and Silence – media bias in Australia

I was born without a passport I grew up and saw my country become prisons without a passport — Without a Passport by Rasheed Hussein PShift Intro Song for Gaza – Phil Monsour This is part two of a series … Continue reading

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Lies & Silence – bias in Australian media

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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 … Continue reading

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Queensland Uncut

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[Editor’s Note: This radio script was broadcast on PardigmShift, 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fri at noon – 28 Sept 2012. Special thanks to Steve R. and Jess McPh for interviews, sound and help with this show. However I take responsibility for … 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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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 … Continue reading

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The Last Kinection – ‘Are We There Yet’ featuring Simone Stacey

See The Last Kinection (thanks 2 e) Sitting in her room / She looks at the sunlight / She tries to write a tune / All about her life / People tried to put her down / Don’t want her … Continue reading