Rob Snarski and Lindy Morrison at the Bearded Lady

Don’t the sun look good today?
But the rain is on its way.
Watch the butcher shine his knives
And this town is full of battered wives.
– The Go Betweens

This is the first time I have seen Lindy Morrison live. She had fan blown white hair on stage. I stood at the back of the packed Bearded Lady, a venue in Brisbane’s West End.… Go to Article

‘Why We’re in a New Gilded Age’ – a review of ‘Capital’

[Editor’s Note: Piketty’s thesis is known intuitively by many: that the disparity between the owners of property and the wage-earners is growing rapidly. This has distorted human relations across the planet to such an extent that global conflict arsing from this inequality is everywhere.]

The central thesis (of ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’) is that when the rate of return on capital (r) is greater than the rate of economic growth (g) over the long term, the result is concentration of wealth, and this unequal distribution of wealth causes social and economic instability.

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Film: QUANDAMOOKA DREAMING

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
general public
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

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Rudd’s Razor – Disabling the Disabled

by Brian Laver, Institute for Social Ecology
(
pictured at left providing advice to Fidel Castro)
Laver and Fidel

Well now we know.

The apology is over and the feel good times have come to an end.

All pretty quickly too.

Rudd has let us all know the meaning of “fiscal conservative”.

He is going to reduce the ability of some in the community to spend in the hope that will bring down demand and that will lower inflation.… Go to Article