When Joh went to Uni

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 … Continue reading When Joh went to Uni

No to Newman. No to uranium mining.

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. Public Meeting: How unionists, students and environmentalists beat Bjelke-Petersen. When:             6pm Tuesday 14 May Where:            Trades and Labour Council Building L2, 16 Peel … Continue reading No to Newman. No to uranium mining.

“Taking to the Streets” Exhibition

"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 … Continue reading “Taking to the Streets” Exhibition

Lost film of the street marches

History is an angel being blown backwards into the future History is a pile of debris And the angel wants to go back and fix things To repair the things that have been broken But there is a storm blowing from Paradise And the storm keeps blowing the angel backwards into the future And this … Continue reading Lost film of the street marches

Qld Nuke-free Campaigner & Action Monday

Hello nuclear-free and peace friends, As this week marks the anniversary of the Newman government backflip on uranium on uranium, I just wanted to share some good news with you and send a quick reminder about Monday's action! The good news and action info are below! Also, remember: the Friends of the Earth (FoE) Peace, … Continue reading Qld Nuke-free Campaigner & Action Monday

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

Face to Face with Fukushima

Face to Face with Fukushima: Brisbane Public Forum March 12, 2013 11am The Premier's Hall -Qld Parliament House Alice St @ George St, Brisbane As the Qld government makes motions to open a uranium mining industry in this state, the anniversary of the ongoing disaster at Fukushima serves as a timely reminder of the dangers … Continue reading Face to Face with Fukushima

PShift: Anarchist Summer School – what, where and when?

This discussion with organisers of the Brisbane Anarchist Summer School (BASS) was broadcast on the Paradigm Shift [Fridays at noon  on 4ZZZ fm 102.1] on 21 Dec 2012. What The Brisbane Anarchist Summer School will be held on 12th – 13th January, 2013 - for more details go to Where and When and  Program

PShift: the story of coal and land rights

“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 … Continue reading PShift: the story of coal and land rights

Return to Idinthakarai

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 __oOo__ I knew we were … Continue reading Return to Idinthakarai

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

Uranium Again

[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. 'Uranium Again' is the first part of the Politics of Protest.] 'The Trains' by Judith Wright … Continue reading Uranium Again

Politics of Repression

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 … Continue reading Politics of Repression

URGENT: Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy supporters needed at Musgrave Park

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 … Continue reading URGENT: Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy supporters needed at Musgrave Park

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

Vale Bryan Law

"Can't add my name into the fight while I'm gone So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here And I won't be laughing at the lies when I'm gone And I can't question how or when or why when I'm gone" -'when i'm gone' by phil ochs Ciaron O'Reilly has penned a … Continue reading Vale Bryan Law