Category Archives: Womens Rights

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Women’s Right to Choose

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On 17 October 2018 the Queensland parliament passed a law to decriminalise abortion – 48 years since women began the modern struggle for women’s right to choose. Continue reading

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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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Eunji Ban: what about workers health & safety?

Police say Eunji Ban was on her way to work at the Transcontinental Hotel at 482 George Street Brisbane at about 4 am when she was attacked and killed. In 2014 her killer will be tried in the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Wrong city, wrong country

Before all the others to come, there were some unexceptional flowers hand-wrapped in white tissue paper. A breeze whispered up Albert Street. The steps leading up to the blood stains were steep and had a left hand turn. The position … Continue reading

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Strengthened Pride

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Corey writes: This is about Aunty Dawn Daylight’s experiences as a child slave at the All Hallows’ convent in Brisbane in the 1950’s and 60’s. Aboriginal slavery was common and legal at that time. If you go through the transcript … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Public Disobedience SAVE the AMU (Clinic 2) and Roma St Sexual Health

Public Disobedience against LNP Government proposed closure of the AIDS Medical Unity rebranded as Clinic 2. Time: 4:30 PM on Wed 27 March 2013. Clinic 2 provides care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). Their team includes health … Continue reading

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Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case

It is a great day for freedom. — Sheila Washington, Scottsboro Boys Museum Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case – Americas – Al Jazeera English. *** Zimmerman acquittal came shortly after the US Supreme Court struck down the Voting … Continue reading

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Did i mention the DUST show?

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Dust – Newsletter 1_Brisbane-1.pdf

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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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Film: Manufacturing Dissent

Source: Thanks to The Radical Times Archive for Debra Beattie’s doco Manufacturing Dissent. “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 … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on Feminism and Prison Abolition

Download program audio (mp3, 48.21 Mbytes) Angela Davis, a radical feminist and a leading advocate for prison abolition, works at the intersection of many issues. In a talk she gave at the University of Chicago, Davis brought up race, institutional … Continue reading

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Feminism and the crisis in the British Socialist Workers Party

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Feminism and the crisis in the British Socialist Workers Party Feminism and the crisis in the British Socialist Workers Party Freedom Socialist Party Statement Toward the end of 2012, two members of the British Socialist Workers Party charged a national … Continue reading

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May Day Forum: What’s Working? Organising collectively for lives of dignity and justice.

The May Day Group is hoping to contribute to the celebration of May Day by organising two events. A Foco Nuevo gig on Friday 3rd May and a forum on Saturday the 4th. We hope the forum will provide an … Continue reading

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PShift: We are products of the system

Went to court and saw Garcia Lorca poem ‘Casida of the Dark Doves’ written on the wall: “Through the laurel branches I saw two doves of darkness. The one it was the sun, the other one was lunar. I said: … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2013

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International Women’s Day 2013 was originally International Working Womens Day. It was started with a socialist purpose and became in some places an expression of men’s love for women like Mothers Day and Valentine’s day. It is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Campbell Newman sets up his own union watchdog

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As soon as you’re born they make you feel small By giving you no time instead of it all Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all They hurt you at home and they hit you at … Continue reading

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Council’s case against Homer reaches new depths

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“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 … Continue reading

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Bahrain: no hope for the Al Khalifa regime

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Bahraini nurse calls on international support after police kill 16 yr old during crackdown on anniversary of democracy protests. Hussain Al Jaziri, 16 years old, was killed by Bahraini security forces yesterday as the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters intensifies around … Continue reading

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Grin and Abhor It: The Truth Behind ‘Service with a Smile’ – Working In These Times

No, that waitress isn’t flirting with you. Neither is the barista at your local Starbucks, nor the counter server at the Pret A Manger near your office, and you might be surprised to learn that the stripper at your local … Continue reading

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Tortured for Giving Care – Rula al Saffar Speaking Tour

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Dear friends of the Bahraini Australia Youth Movement, I hope this email finds you well. Please find below the details of BAYM’s upcoming speaking tour of Rula al Saffar, President of Bahrain Nursing Society, starting next week! We will be … Continue reading

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Idle No More, Invasion Day – the mixtape

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May Day 2013

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May Day has long been an important day for the workers’ movement. A day to celebrate and commemorate the struggles for the eight hour day and it serves as a time for all of us to gather together to strength … Continue reading

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‘I don’t want to die without seeing justice’

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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the rest of the world calls a butterfly! —Lao-Tsé Social Movements — Gender, race, class, sexuality, age [Summary of PShift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 fri at noon) 18 Jan 2013] Playlist Vencer … Continue reading

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Top 5 videos on BushTelegraph

According to You Tube these videos are Bush Telegraph‘s all time top videos 1. 1982 Land Rights Struggle – Brisbane Cmwlth Games 2. David Rovics – ‘Laissez les bon temps rouler’ (Let the good times roll) 3. Letter from Camp … 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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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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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 … Continue reading

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Bahraini refugees join Sydney rally protesting Israel’s massacre in Gaza

TODAY 12PM: Bahraini refugees join Sydney rally protesting Israel’s massacre in Gaza Today the Bahraini Australian Youth Movement (BAYM) will participate in a rally organized by Palestinian Action Group Sydney (PAGS) at Town Hall at 12 pm, condemning Israel’s most … Continue reading