4ZZZ – 2013 AGM

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 Who*

2013 4ZZZ Annual General Meeting

The 2013 AGM was well attended and the main item on the agenda was the removal of board member and chairperson, Kath Bates.… Go to Article

Indonesian police launch massive crackdown on peaceful KNPB activists

From http://freewestpapua.org/
November 26, 2013

1184773_667090423303102_2143536304_nIndonesian 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 this very moment against peaceful activists.

There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of movement, no freedom at all in occupied West Papua.… Go to Article

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 surrounded the gathering on three sides, and the protest leader Buchtar Tabuni attempted to negotiate with senior police present, including the Alfred Papare, Kiki Kurnia and Deky Hursepunny.… Go to Article

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 Ms Harnum to her death from their 15th floor inner Sydney apartment in July 2011.… Go to Article

Historic film: If U Don’t Fight U Lose

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 the CLCC Media Committee. Apologies for the lack of picture clarity and dropout during this video.… Go to Article

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 Nablus, during an Israeli incursion into the refugee camp which began on Tuesday 18 September 2007.Go to Article

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, hand percussion
Lachlan Hurse – electric bass
Koji Matsunobu – shakuhachi
Khin Yee Lo – violin

Y hablo de países y de esperanzas,
And speaking of countries and hopes,
hablo por la vida, hablo por la nada,
speak for life, speak of nothing,
hablo de cambiar ésta, nuestra casa,
I talk about changing this, our home,
de cambiarla por cambiar, nomás.

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Vale Ross Watson

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 Black Nation Newspaper which played an important role in 1982 in the Commonwealth Games Land Rights marches and gatherings in Musgrave Park in South Brisbane.… Go to Article

Council’s case against Homer reaches new depths

“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 appearances, Brisbane City Council appeals, tent embassy meetings, Homer even got in a game of community bingo up at Jagera Arts Hall.Go to Article

May the 1st Club

WERC - May 1st Club
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 democratic rights struggles in the 1970s.

May 1st featured live music, readings, poetry and talks on local and international themes.… Go to Article

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 passportWithout a Passport by Rasheed Hussein

PShift Intro

Song for Gaza – Phil Monsour

This is part two of a series dealing with this topic – this time we are speaking of Palestine.… 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

Queensland Uncut

[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 content pf the script and the show. Thnx to Rick Ng for the photos]

In July 2012 a workers audit of Qld Debt was issued on the Qld government.… Go to Article

Living in the Colonies — What’s Left?

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 and me.
The spirit of this land is strong
 for you and me;
 to understand this land
 is up to you and me.
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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 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

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