Category Archives: Uranium

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When Joh went to Uni

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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 … Continue reading

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No to Newman. No to uranium mining.

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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 … Continue reading

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“Taking to the Streets” Exhibition

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“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 … Continue reading

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Lost film of the street marches

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Historic film: If U Don’t Fight U Lose

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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 … Continue reading

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Face to Face with Fukushima

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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 … Continue reading

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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 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Return to Idinthakarai

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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 … Continue reading

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May the 1st Club

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Politics of Repression

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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 … Continue reading

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1982 Commonwealth Games Land Rights Protests

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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 … Continue reading

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Anti Uranium Rally

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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 … Continue reading

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Vale Bryan Law

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“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 … Continue reading