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DARVO

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Schonell’s Best Films 1975 – 2000

Schonell theatre interior 2 Apr 1971  The Schonell Theatre’s most popular films … Thanks to Ron Wakenshaw and Desley Agnoletto for compiling this list. Remember to sign the petition to save the UQ Union Complex including the Schonell. AGUIRE WRATH … Continue reading

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Fencing out the poor

The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably … Continue reading

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Chile Solidarity

To International Community Today in Chile young Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca from Temukuikui community was shot and killed by Chilean police . He was killed by a special command unit called Jungle Command , a newly-formed military police taskforce trained … Continue reading

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Government response to homeless inadequate

“There are currently 96 families on the Dept of Housing register waiting for 3 bedroom housing in the Acacia Ridge area. 32 of these families have been assessed as having a very high need for housing.” – Senior Housing Officer … Continue reading

Wages Theft

Paradigm Shift

This week we talk wage theft in Queensland, past and present.

We discuss the Qld government inquiry into wage theft released today with Marianna O’Gorman from the McKell Institue.

We also speak with lawyer Jonathan Kawa about a class action lawsuit to recover decades worth of wages that were never paid to aboriginal workers.

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Bruce Springsteen – Factory
Petrol Girls – Strike
Dawn Daylight – Culture
Bryte – World on strike
The Currency – 888

Listen @ http://4zzz.org.au/program/paradigm-shift/2018-11-16

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The free press

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Moreton Bay

One Sunday morningWhile I was out walkingBy the Brisbane’s watersI chanced to strayThere I found a prisonerLayed half in the waterHe’d seen me comingAnd he began to say Sixteen Straws, The Drones The start is Moreton Bay (also known as … Continue reading

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Change the Rules Rally

Things are out of balance. Australia needs a pay rise that keeps ahead of the cost of living. It’s time for working people to stand together for a fairer go for everyone. We need to change the rules so that … Continue reading

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AFP training killer militia

Pop-up concert in Cairns – Protesting AFP’s training and arming of killer Militia in Indonesian West Papua 11:15am AFP Sheridan St/Airport Drive, Cairns, Friday Gimuy (Cairns) Peace Pilgrims will hold a “pop-up” concert outside the Australian Federal Police on Sheridan … Continue reading

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UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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From the Dock

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#SnapBrisbane

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Watch the butcher shine his knivesAnd this town is full of battered wives…………………………………….They shut it downThey pulled it downThey shut it downThey pulled it down On 14 November Quest News is running a #SnapBrisbane campaign to”to celebrate all the things … Continue reading

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Developers still threaten Fig and Cyclists/Walkers on Smyth Ck Bikeway

The latest Developers at #160 Macquarie Street, Conmus Enterprises Pty, have put in Submissions on the BCC website that show they plan excavations (4 carpark levels deep, plus foundations for a block that remains enormous, relative to anything else in … Continue reading

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Bread

Brisbane Radical Events and Diary Thursday November 15 The Reluctant Radical Film Screening (FLAC Fundraiser) 6-8:30pm at Rumpus Room, 1/56 Russell St West End Facebook event If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it … Continue reading

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Lift the embargo on Cuba

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It has taken six months for this postcard to arrive from Cuba to Australia; posted in May 2018 it has just arrived in November of the same year. I suspect it has something to do with the US embargo. I … Continue reading

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Save me, Brisbane

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Last Word on Remembrance Day

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HAIG Of the several criticisms leveled against Ernest Newman’s four-volume biography of Richard Wagner was that it never mentioned that his patron, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, was mad. Newman admitted that he had no expertise in diseases of the … Continue reading

A future free of men’s violence against women

Paradigm Shift

(Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 9th Nov 2018 Friday at noon)

The theme of International Women’s Day IWD Brisbane Meanjin 2019 is A Future Free of Men’s Violence Against Women.

This week we spoke with Kat Benson from the Red Heart Campaign, the cast of a play called Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini (Claire, Desi, Dilsah, Shantal and Karen), and Ray Yoshida who is running discussion groups for men to talk about sexism and gendered violence.

People can listen (for the next 6 weeks) @ http://4zzz.org.au/program/paradigm-shift/2018-11-09 .

The full interviews with the women from Hurried Steps are at:

The play Hurried Steps is on:

Saturday 17 November 2018,
4pm Reload Warehouse Space
9 Chrome Street, Salisbury
Entry is $10, or $5 concession, or by donation.
Bar open.
Bookings and enquiries
0466 447350 or eventbrite.com.au

More information about the content of the play is @ https://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2018/11/03/hurried-steps-2/

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Stella Donnelly  –  Boys…

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What ‘heritage’ means?

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There is a course at the University of Queensland called Local Planning, Landscape & Heritage where students learn ‘about plans, planning schemes, codes & guidelines currently used in local planning practice’. Students are expected to ‘have a solid command of … Continue reading

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Imagining Peace

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Dark Emu

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11 November: Armistice Day

‘After “the war to end war” they seem to have been pretty successful in Paris at making “Peace to end Peace’ – Field-Marshall Earl Wavell Or, Making the World Safe for Big Oil The guns fell silent on the Western … Continue reading

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Dark Emu‘s stinging rebuke

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In the interview Pascoe argues that aboriginal systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern re-tellings of Australian history by the New Left.

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Hurried Steps

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A Brisbane production of the play Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini is being staged by RedVentures Theatre Action Group on 17 November as part of the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Hurried Steps – translated by … Continue reading

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Pull down BCC’s anti-homeless fences

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Please join us for a 1-hour working bee to dismantle the temporary fencing underneath the Kurilpa Bridge and send a clear message to the State Government that they should be helping homeless people by housing them, not moving them on. … Continue reading

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Foco tonight!

Foco Nuevo in November Friday, 2nd November, 2018 NOTE NEW STARTING TIME!! Doors Open 6.30  pm – Music starts 7.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map)This month we are joined by veteran of the Brisbane folk-rock scene, … Continue reading

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State of the World

Radical simply means grasping at the root – Angela Davis Over the past two years, while WBT was in recess, I have been writing and publishing essays about the state of the world. Here are some of them with some … Continue reading

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Schonell’s List

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‘It ain’t over till the fat lady sings’ – Anon. The Schonell Theatre arose out of the ambition of some students at the university’s residential colleges in the 1960s to have their end-of-year Gilbert and Sullivan and other productions performed … Continue reading

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Beyond War

Welcome to our friends and supporters at Beyond War. We promised to keep you up to date with our projects. We are so happy to have you onboard creating a just and peaceful world which acknowledges past wrongs and takes … Continue reading