Summer Interviews

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4PR - Voice of the People

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’?

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 [Broadcast on PShift (4zzz fm 102.1 friday at noon 18 April 2014. Please note that … Continue reading ‘Won’t get fooled again’?

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 … Continue reading 4ZZZ – 2013 AGM

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 this very moment against peaceful activists. There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of … Continue reading Indonesian police launch massive crackdown on peaceful KNPB activists

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 … Continue reading Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests as hundreds flee to jungle after Indon Police open fire on peaceful KNPB demo

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. … Continue reading Simon Gittany’s behavior compares with domestic violence

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 … Continue reading Historic film: If U Don’t Fight U Lose

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 … Continue reading RoadMap to Apartheid

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 - … Continue reading Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón

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 is a reminder that there is help in the task of raising babies and of … Continue reading The Philosophical Baby

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 … Continue reading Vale Ross Watson

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 … Continue reading Council’s case against Homer reaches new depths

May the 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 … Continue reading May the 1st Club

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 dealing with this topic – this time we are speaking of Palestine. Today we will … Continue reading PShift: Lies and Silence – media bias in Australia

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 … Continue reading Lies & Silence – bias in Australian media

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 … Continue reading Queensland Uncut

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 … Continue reading Living in the Colonies — What’s Left?

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 … Continue reading Sovereignty in Toomelah?

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 to get up off the ground / But she'll get there soon / Soon she'll … Continue reading The Last Kinection – ‘Are We There Yet’ featuring Simone Stacey

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. You can hear John … Continue reading 4ZZZ’s Opening Statement in 1975