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
I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service, and during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. – Major General Smedley D. Butler in 1931.… Go to Article
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
Recently there was some discussion about the Right-to-March campaign in Queensland in 1977-79. I have dug up an old video made by the Media Committee of the Civil Liberties Co-ordinating Committee (CLCC) that traces the history of that campaign in its early months. The commentary on the video below is contemporaneous, any mistakes that were made belong to that time.… Go to Article
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
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
Councillor Sri from the Gabba ward is not the only person concerned about the Brisbane Racing Club being a ‘blood sucking parasite‘ because they put poker machines in their clubs to ‘rip off poor people’. The local councillor of the Moorooka ward, Steve Griffiths, is also concerned. The Courier Mail reported in March 2018 that “Brisbane City Council has handed BRC a 20-year lease, at $4,332 per annum, for Souths Sports Club (SSC) at Acacia Ridge, home to rugby league and bowls.… Go to Article
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
An interview with Janie Conway-Herron published in Text Journal I am a collector. I collect lost stories; the ones that people forget or the ones that people know but don’t tell. You can find them if you look hard enough in the right places. I look for different stories and hold them up to myself like a mirror, searching for the elusive threads that might slip away before I have time to catch them.… Go to Article
— a story about a share house in Brisbane
in the late 1970s and early 1980s
by Ian Curr
"No reason to get excited," the thief, he kindly spoke,
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but
a joke. But you and I, we've been through that,
and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now,
the hour is getting late."
The Australian newspaper has published an article (8 Aug 2011) ‘Israeli boycotts: ACCC called in about the 19 people arrested in Melbourne protesting against the Max Brenner store’s support of the Israeli Defence Force.
The article claims that ”protesters allegedly blocked potential customers from entering the store as part of an “orchestrated campaign” to impose what the government believes is a secondary boycott on the chocolate and coffee store.”