Yesterday I attended an emergency rally in solidarity with the people of Chile brought on by the severe repression of the Pinera government with many Chileans murdered and imprisoned. The rally was well attended by the young, women, indigenous Mapuche, and the second wave of Chilean exilios that came to Brisbane in the 1980s.… Go to Article
‘All that glitters is not gold‘ – ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Shakespeare.
On that stretch of beach known for decades as Surfers by the locals and badged as the Gold Coast for international consumption hump back and western wright whales pass by every year in winter, more than in living memory.… Go to Article
[Editors Note: I have been asked by Brisbane Blacks and by activists to share historic films that may assist in coming struggles around g20 and after. Here are my picks of films about land rights and democratic rights struggles (for the right to march and right to assembly) in Queensland.… Go to Article
[Editors Note: WBT has received this appeal from Dr John Tully in Victoria and urges people to defend the right to organise by signing the petition (below). Some things never change.]
The left wing Socialist Alternative group is copping a lot of flak from right wing university administrators, Zionists, the Murdoch press and Abbott government ministers, especially Christopher Pyne.… Go to Article
Emad, Gareth and I walked to the starting line at Wategos beach, near the Byron Bay lighthouse.
As we entered the water with the other swimmers, the organisers called off the race because of treacherous conditions. Loud speakers announced that we would be ‘swimming at our own risk’.… Go to Article
As the U.S. Grand Jury on WikiLeaks/ Julian Assange breaks cover and the Guardian newspaper settles into its dual role of the “Pravda of the Brit liberal left” and attack dog of the U.S. Feds….the Irish prepare for a change of shift of their imperial masters.
Within a few short days, the British monarch will visit followed by a U.S.… Go to Article
Police have been called in to investigate the alleged large-scale theft of sand from North Stradbroke Island
Belgian-owned mining giant Sibelco has been accused of stealing as much as 8 million worth of sand from the island and selling it to the construction industry.
Premier Anna Bligh’s Government, already prosecuting Sibelco for alleged illegal sand mining, has referred evidence to the Queensland Police on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution.… Go to Article
The Quandamooka Combined Aboriginal Organisations Forum
proudly presents QUANDAMOOKA DREAMING
A documentary film series from the Traditional Owners of Quandamooka country (Moreton Bay region) Filmmaker, Marcia Machado created four films about local history and culture in collaboration with Elders, community leaders and young people of Quandamooka Country
WHERE: Concert Hall, Redland Performing
Arts Centre (RPAC)
2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
WHEN: Wednesday 11 May 2011
4:30pm – 7:00pm
TICKETS: Free to Quandamooka people
By donation (at the door) to
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: To reserve your ticket, phone the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131 between 12noon – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 1pm Saturday
Tickets are also available from the North Stradbroke Island Housing Co-op
Tony Mockeridge has asked that this song be dedicated to Lex Wotton. Accordingly this song goes out to Lex Wotton and his family for their courage in standing up for justice on Palms for the Bwgcolman people and for all the people of Queensland.
4PR – Voice of the People
Tony dedicates this song to Lex Wotton:
“We 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.
Today [22 February 2008] Bryan, Jim, Adele and Donna were acquitted of their convictions under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952.
It was a unanimous decision by the full bench of the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeal.
The three judges agreed with our submission that there was a miscarriage of justice at last year’s trial because we were not able to bring evidence before the jury about the function of Pine Gap.… Go to Article
Given the points raised below in the email about Israel’s cutting power and fuel in its siege of the Gaza strip in Palestine, I think that the Stop the War Collective (STWC) in Brisbane should be asked to address what is happening in Palestine.
Villawood Death in Custody Demands Ministerial Action
“The tragic death of a 62 year old Iranian immigration detainee is yet another disgraceful and entirely preventable cost of the ongoing mandatory detention policy” said Pamela Curr, of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).
“Mr F was taken to St Georges Hospital on Friday for an appointment.… Go to Article