Resisting Thales and the war machine

Friday 25th March 2022

Thales rocket used by Indonesian military against West Papuans

Last Easter, a group of people from ‘Wage Peace’ went to the Thales factory/warehouse at Pinkenba. Jim Dowling was charged with “unauthorised high risk activity” for climbing on a roof and holding a banner near their large THALES sign.… Go to Article

Submarines made out of Coffins

There are too many jellyfish in Moreton Bay for a Submarine Base. Submarines would “inevitably” be forced into an emergency reactor shutdown by swarms of jellyfish – Lisa-ann Gershwin, leading marine biologist and Jellyfish expert.

Dutton on Defensive – too many jellyfish!

On Friday 18 March 2022 Brisbane chamber of commerce members and their guests were treated to a rare look inside Australia’s defence posture amidst rising global tensions and dynamic activity in Europe and Asia.… Go to Article

The Podcaster’s Audio Handbook – a review

The Podcaster’s Audio Handbook is a technical guide for creative people written by Corey Marie Green and published by Apress in 2021. This is a comprehensive book for the podcaster by an author who is an audio engineer from Melbourne, Australia and who specializes in podcasting and radio.

The book was technically reviewed by a Sound Production and Electronic Engineering person who has experience as a Station Technical Officer at 3CR a community radio in Melbourne.… Go to Article

US Ambassador on her country’s blockade of Cuba

“Irony is the bringing together of contradictory truths, to make out with a contradiction, a new truth, with a laugh or a smile. And I confess that, a truth must come with one or the other, or I count it as false and a denial of the very nature of humanity itself (chuckles).”… Go to Article

Launch of ‘From-Australia-to-Cuba-with Love’ Campaign

Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse (ACFS) organized an event on the first day of 2022 to launch ‘From Australia to Cuba with Love’. This is intended to challenge the blockade that is imposed by the United States on Cuba. It’s been there for over 60 years. On this podcast we’ll hear Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse talking about the ‘From Australia to Cuba with Love‘ campaign.… Go to Article

The making of a rebel

Here is a talk given by Jeff Rickertt about Ernie Lane on the making of a Queensland rebel. Full transcript below. In his talk about the making of a rebel Jeff refers to a time when the early and tiny radical community in Brisbane saw both class and environment as part of the whole anti-capitalist project.… Go to Article

Cost of Nuclear Subs

Kristin Perissinotto, the media officer from the Electrical Trades Union spoke about workers rights and conditions, the impact of war on climate, First Nations people, and refugees and people seeking asylum. Ms Perissinotto made a simple comparison of the cost of Nuclear Subs and that of women’s safety, refugees and creating jobs for workers.… Go to Article

Former Labor Minister at odds with his party over US alliance, nuclear subs

AUKUS and nuclear subs are an ‘election stunt’ – former Labor Minister, Rod Welford

Former Labor Attorney General and Environment Minister in Queensland told a crowd on International Human Rights day yesterday in Brisbane Square that the federal government purchase of nuclear submarines is ‘a stunt’.

“It is an election stunt.Go to Article

ACTU on vaccine mandates

Ever since the One Big Union (OBU) a century ago, unions have been involved in big issues confronting humanity and the environment. The Assistant Secretary at Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Liam O’Brien when asked on the Paradigm Shift about vaccine Mandates said this:

“… That’s not to say that individual employers can’t introduce vaccine requirements on staff.Go to Article

Covid confusion – view from a wooden chair

Announcer: This is Ian from 4 PR – voice of the people and we’re presenting a speech given by a registered nurse over the weekend during the anti-vaccination demonstrations in Australia. It is interesting to listen to this speech, whilst it makes a number of very good points about the importance of a community response to the pandemic.… Go to Article

Australian Government double standard over Israel

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Australian Government demonstrates double standards over Israel

FOREIGN minister Bob Carr recently expelled Syrian diplomats because of human rights abuses in their country. Yet the Israeli defence force and Israeli settlers shoot, abduct, detain and torture Palestinians in the occupied territories on a daily basis. The Israeli government destroys Palestinian homes on the West Bank.… Go to Article

Letter to the Editor of ‘The Australian’ — ‘Senator stands by Israel boycott’

Dear Sir/Ms,

I would like to correct your report ‘Senator stands by Israel boycott’ published in today’s (29 Aug 2011) Australian.

I participated in the rally and march to the Max Brenner Chocolate shop at South Bank in Brisbane.

Firstly you portray the protest as ‘them and us’ with only police to keep us apart.… Go to Article