Pots & pans ring out in solidarity with Chile

Pots & pans rang out across Brisbane Square in front of the casino sounding out people's dissatisfaction with the turn of events this week. Chile, like Australia, is a country with a big middle class and is often used as a model of economic reform for the Americas. Yet now it has erupted into mass demonstrations and looting as a direct result of economic inequality and state repression. The poor have run out of choices ...

The ‘day of the political street march’ — struggle for democratic rights in Queensland

Democratic Rights Struggle 1977 – 1979 On 4 September 1977 Joh Bjelke Petersen, the Premier of Queensland, said the day of the political street march is over. “The day of the political street march is over. Anybody who holds a street march, spontaneous or otherwise, will know that they are acting illegally. Don’t bother to … Continue reading The ‘day of the political street march’ — struggle for democratic rights in Queensland