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

‘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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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.

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Rally: Free Lex Wotton!

Free Lex Wotton!

A Rally was held on 1 November 2008 in Brisbane.

Then a Rally was held on 7 November 2008 in Townsville, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Santiago (Chile) and all around the world. Here are the Melbourne, Brisbane T’vlle, Palm Island and NZ Rallies (among others) —

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