Welcome to the Paradigm Shift
Broadcasting on Brisbane’s 4ZZZ (fm 102.1, Fri 12 noon) we look at and challenge our society’s current concepts, values, assumptions and practices. We show possible (and existing!) alternative ways of being and doing. We are informed by the urgent need for Social Justice in the world.
Here is a collection of open air and studio broadcasts put together by the Paradigm Shift Collective. The Paradigm Shift broadcasts every Friday on 4ZZz FM 102.1 Brisbane. Check out archives at PShift
Queensland Jobs Cut – edge of darkness?
Andy Paine at Turnstyle event about Bradley Manning & Julian Assange
Interview with Nick White about local govt. elections. Nick is an independent candidate in the 2012 Ipswich City Council elections. He talks of his concerns about the pro-development nature of the present council, about lack of democracy and the need to clean up the Bremer River at Ipswich.
(Ian, 20 April 2012)
Christian on Chilean student uprising (Eliza and Ian, Jan 2012)
Interview with Matar Ebrahim Matar about Bahrain
See also Resistance in Bahrain
An interview from America – from the ‘grassy knoll’ to the poor people of Dallas (Paradigm Shift 14/10/2011)
A regular participant on Paradigm Shift, Robin, reports from Dallas in Texas – home of George W Bush, oil millionaires, the ‘grassy knoll’, and conservative America. Robin describes how refugees from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mexico and GFC have combined to lay the foundation of Occupy Dallas. The interview was prepared by Eliza and is in two parts. It was broadcast on 4ZZZ on 14 October 2011.
Quandamooka first nation spokesperson, Dale Ruska, talks with Eliza and Ian on the Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ 102.1 FM Brisbane Fridays 12 Noon) about the recent native Title declaration over Minjerribah (Nth Stradbroke Island). He explains his disappointment and outlines its effects on his people.
Interview with Dale Ruska (first part)
These are the questions that Dale Ruska addresses:
- What rights will Quandamooka people have over Minjerribah (Nth Stradbroke island)?
- What economic activity (fishing, mining, water extraction, tourism, the arts) will Quandamooka people be able to conduct on Minjerribah?
- What rights will be permitted and what rights have been extinguished?
- What input did you have as a claimant (a first nation person) in the (native title) determination?
Interview with Dale Ruska (second part)
- Was there informed consent to the native title determination by the Quandamooka people?
- There have been some changes on the island recently – for example (there has been) an extensive upgrade of the gorge walk at Point Lookout – who did that work and were the Quandamooka people consulted?
Interview with Dale Ruska (third part)
- There have been some changes on the island recently – for example there has been an extensive upgrade of the gorge work at point Lookout – who performed that work and were the Quandamooka people consulted?
- Can Quandamooka say what activities are performed on the land – especially the land subject to exclusive native title?
- Last weekend the state government put a full page advertisement in the Australian newspaper naming (with colour photos of each person) various people who can take credit for ‘pursuing land justice’. As the original native title claimant (in this 16 year long struggle) why weren’t you included? How do you feel about that?
Energy use in Cuba by Mario Alberto Arrista Avila
Interview by Ian Curr for the Paradigm Shift on 4ZZZ on 22 July 2011
Public transport in cuba and energy use
Cuba’s energy revolution
A speaking tour by Cuba’s Principle Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Educator, Mario Alberto Arrastía Avila tours Eastern Australia in July/August, 2011.
Other Side of the River
Beautiful song that won the Oscar for Best Song in the film Motorcycle Diaries about Che Guevara.The composer of the song, Jorge Drexler, was not permitted to sing the song at the Oscars because ‘he was not well enough known’, Jorge sang it a capella as he was handed the Oscar.
al otro lado del rio by jorge drexler
Article 14 by Tony Mockeridge
Song about refugees coming to Australia via Christmas island. Beautiful lyrics and guitar by Tony with a lovely riff towards the end by by Robbie Stewart. Written for choir (anyone interested?)
40,000 years and a handful of sand
We (Little Secrets) usually play this as our opening tune as our acknowledgement of and respect for the people who have lived in this country for so long and for the injustice handed out to them by the invaders. is a perfect example of a truly great Australian; the antithesis of the media “hero” full off puffery and self importance.—Tony Mockeridge dedication of song to Lex Wotton and his family.
Khalil Hamdan returns to Palestine
Interview with Khalil Hamdan on the Paradigm Shift on 4Zzz. Interviewers are Eliza and Ian. Khalil is one of the 1948 refugees from Al Jammasin in Palestine. His family were driven from their village by the Israeli militia – the Hagannah & Stern gangs. Khalil speaks of his history and of recent visit to Palestine in Feb 2011, what he saw and what his hopes are for the future.