Category Archives: Workers Political Organisations

Unions, Rank and File & Workers Political Groups

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Protected: Conscience, Law and Order — “hiding in the thickets of the law”

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Indonesian police launch massive crackdown on peaceful KNPB activists

From http://freewestpapua.org/ November 26, 2013 Indonesian police have today arrested a total of 41 KNPB activists in Timika, Jayapura and Sorong ahead of planned mass actions across West Papua this weekend for West Papua independence day. Crackdowns are continuing at … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Campaign Launch, G20, Equal Marriage & more…

1. RED ALERT – LAUNCHING A CIVIL LIBERTIES CAMPAIGN IN QLD Nov 27 2. MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY – THIS SATURDAY! 3. PUBLIC MEETING: G20, the LNP & Neoliberalism (Hosted by the Cloudland Collective) Nov 28 4. Next G20 Community Discussion … Continue reading

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Tunnel vision on safety

The Airport Link tunnel project in Queensland. Picture: Liam Kidston Source: The Australian FOR Andrew Ramsay, it was the plethora of shiny, green, energy drink cans that told him all was not right on Brisbane’s Airport Link tunnel project. “Everywhere … Continue reading

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Stop Work at University of QLD

***STOP PRESS*** Stop Work from 12:30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2013 in the Great Court at the University of Qld ***STOP PRESS*** Members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) voted unanimously yesterday for further industrial action at the University … Continue reading

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The Great Money-Trick

Now. I am a Capitalist. And all these raw materials belong to me. Don’t matter for now how I got hold of them, or whether I have any right to them. Fact is that all the raw materials are now … Continue reading

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Barwick and Kerr

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https://vimeo.com/66019623 A revival of interest in the dismissal of the Whitlam government on 11 November 1975 is focusing on who advised the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The role of the Chief Justice of the High Court, Sir Garfield Barwick, has … Continue reading

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Richard Laco RIP – minutes silence for killed construction worker outside building site.

The Construction Safety Campaign are organsing a wreath laying and minutes silence for Richard Laco, the worker killed last week on the Laing O’Rourke building site at Kings Cross. 2pm Thursday 14th November Laing O’Rourke site entrance Francis Crick Institute … 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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CFMEU: Discrimination not acceptable

THE first sitting of the new federal parliament will see the Abbott government move to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission. This should be of concern to the community: these laws, which don’t apply to any other sector of … 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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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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Rally for Rights

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Are we there yet?

Are we there yet Now how we gonna get there, we don’t even have boats And how we gonna get there when we’re not winning votes We will never get there while the pollys speak their spokes Garden party circus … Continue reading

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Queensland Remembers Chile

Victor Jara was a Chilean songwriter, poet, teacher, theatre director and political activist. He was a central part of the Nueva Cancion movement, which regenerated Andean folk music in a new form of protest song in the sixties. This was … 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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Who will bring the good news after the sale of Australia Post?

I SPRANG to the stirrup, and Joris, and he; I galloped, Dirck galloped, we galloped all three; ‘Good speed!’ cried the watch, as the gate-bolts undrew; ‘Speed!’ echoed the wall to us galloping through; Behind shut the postern, the lights … Continue reading

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Workcover StopWork – what now?

Under camouflage of anti-bikie (accepted by the Labor party) and sexual offenders legislation,  Qld Attorney General, Jarrod Blejie, took away workers rights to a safe work environment and took away rights to privacy of their health history and cover. Extensive … 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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A call for change

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I think it’s time for the Left to work out how to co-operate during this period of austerity and financial crisis. There are those who say wait. I can’t … things are bad likely to get worse for the poor … Continue reading

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wal king leightons

by Humphrey McQueen Dickens got it half wrong in Bleak House when he has detective Bucket observe that, while murder could be done by amateurs, thieving needed professionals. Who’s Who? Wal King AO Is this ‘rogue’ behaviour really business as … Continue reading

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G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implement

[Editor’s Note: This forum was put on by Caxton Legal Centre Inc, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and The University of Queensland] Thursday, 26 September 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Banco Court 415 George Street #Ground floor … Continue reading

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Cuba Friendship Video night – The Trial: The Untold Story

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The Australia–Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane) invites you to a video showing: The Trial: The Untold Story Wednesday 25 September 2013 6.30 p.m. QCU Level 2 16 Peel St South Brisbane Entry: by donation or please bring a plate. The Trial … Continue reading

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Capital can’t be reasoned with …

Capital can’t be reasoned with … the importance of affective politics by Joseph Kay Sep 19 2013 10:10 When we limit ourselves to reasoned critique we cut ourselves off from the everyday experiences of life under capitalism from which any … Continue reading

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Resurrection of powerful building regulator under examination

by Steve Riggall, Reporter & Co-ordinator 4ZZZ  News fm 102.1 Brisbane Fri, Sep 20, 2013 – 12:51pm After striding into office after a comfortable election victory, Mr Abbott and his team are invoking that magical political word much beloved by … 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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Brisbane remembers Sabra and Chatilla

In 1982 there was a demonstration in Brisbane King George Square to protest the Sabra and Chatilla Massarce [Arabic: مذبحة صبرا وشاتيلا.] There was worldwide condemnation of the attacks including this small demonstration in King George Square organised by the … Continue reading

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Who is poorer – the deserving or the undeserving?

[PShift (4zzz fm102.1 fridays at noon) 12 noon Friday 30 Aug] Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and … Continue reading

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Productivity of what and for whom?

by Humphrey McQueen Musical chairs among the parliamentary cretins brought no change to the gabble around ‘productivity’. As Rudd’s Education Minister, Gillard had spelt out that her policy even for pre-schoolers was to drive up productivity. Abbott is going to … Continue reading