In 1980 or 1981, Bjelke-Petersen went to University of Queensland guarded by Qld Special Branch. Joh’s visit was controversial as the questions from the news media suggest. We have secured historic footage of the event.
Standing behind Joh during the interview was Constable Gary Hannigan, previously from Sandgate CIB and the youngest ever undercover detective and member of the Qld Special Branch.… Go to Article
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.
How unionists, students and
environmentalists beat Bjelke-Petersen.
When: 6pm Tuesday 14 May
Where: Trades and Labour Council Building
L2, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane
Current and former activists speaking include:
Robin Taubenfeld, Friends of the Earth
Trevor Berrill, Sustainable Energy Consultant
Ian Curr, Leftpress
Dr Sigrid McCausland, lecturer
Jan Ryall, SEARCH Foundation
Video footage of the protests provided by Ian Curr of Left Press.… Go to Article
“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 on Sunday 10 September 2006. Many took advantage of the last days to see the Taking to the Streets exhibition.… Go to Article
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
“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.
To find the owner of this land
is up to you and me.”
… Go to Article
Publisher’s Note: Recently (2012) David Bradbury and Treena Lenthall visited a village in Southern India where the people are being persecuted for their nonviolent resistance to nuclear power plants. They are on the very spot where a tsunami killed 2000 people in 2003. Attached is David’s report. – Jim Dowling
I knew we were in trouble when the young auto-rickshaw driver pulled his vehicle off to the side of the road to take a phone call.… Go to Article
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
Image: Anti-uranium picket at Hamilton No 4 in Brisbane 1977
[Editor’s Note: This was broadcast on the Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 12 noon on Fridays) on 26 October 2012. It is part of a series of broadcasts on the The Politics of Repression and the Politics of Protest.… Go to Article
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 Bjelke-Petersen to a former Miss Australia whom he accused of having communist sympathies because of her stance against uranium mining and export.… Go to Article
A note to indigenous people, this film contains images of people who are deceased.
LeftPress would like to acknowledge the Jagera and Torrubul people on whose land this film was shot – land never ceded to the colonisers. A note to indigenous people, this film contains images and songs of people who are deceased.… Go to Article
Brisbane City Council to try to forcibly remove Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy supporters urgently needed at Musgrave Park
14 May 2012
Brisbane City Council has turned its back on negotiations with the Brisbane Sovereign Embassy over its right to exist in Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.
This afternoon at around 4pm, Luke Bell from Brisbane City Council told the Embassy by phone that negotiations were off and that Council would be forcibly removing the Embassy in the near future.… Go to Article