40,000 years and a handful of sand

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 … Continue reading 40,000 years and a handful of sand

Rudd’s Razor – Disabling the Disabled

by Brian Laver, Institute for Social Ecology(pictured at left providing advice to Fidel Castro) 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 … Continue reading Rudd’s Razor – Disabling the Disabled

Aboriginal Leader Pepper Sprayed by Qld Police

PRESS STATEMENT Queensland Police accused of brutality against Aboriginal leader Bob Weatherall and Daughter. Aboriginal Leader Pepper Sprayed  by Qld Police in Brisbane Sunday morning (24.2.08) Queensland Aboriginal leader, Bob Weatherall and his daughter were last night assaulted by police in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Mr Weatherall said today, “We were having a fun night out … Continue reading Aboriginal Leader Pepper Sprayed by Qld Police

BOOK LAUNCH: Iraqi Icicle by Bernie Dowling

BOOK LAUNCH Thursday, 4 - 6 PM 28 February 2008 West End Library Address:178-180 Boundary StreetWest End Q 4101[Just next to the Pensioners League Building] "QUEENSLAND journalist Bernie Dowling launches his first novel, the detective thriller Iraqi Icicle at West End Library on 28 February 2008. The launch starts at 4 pm and features original … Continue reading BOOK LAUNCH: Iraqi Icicle by Bernie Dowling

‘A cage lined with silk is still a cage’ – detained Iranian refugee

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. … Continue reading ‘A cage lined with silk is still a cage’ – detained Iranian refugee

Saving Water

Open Letter to the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Water This is a letter about the Water Resource Plan for the Logan Basin. It specifically addresses the intention of the minister for natural resources and water to amend the Water Act 2000 to include North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah/Straddie) in the Logan Basin Plan (‘the … Continue reading Saving Water

Picket to demand justice for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. (Brisbane)

Join the campaign to reform  the Queensland Office of the Adult Guardian. Please pass this link to friends and networks in Brisbane. There will be a picket on Wednesday, the 29 August 2007 at 9.00 am. outside the Brisbane Magistrate's Court, 240 Roma St. Brisbane to demand reform of the Queensland Office of the Adult Guardian. … Continue reading Picket to demand justice for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. (Brisbane)

A Benefit Gig for the Doomadgee Family of Palm Island – Aug 11

The Arena, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane August 11   8p.m. Featuring Kev Carmody and The Beasts of Bourbon   also.....  *the Palm Island Dancers  *Banawurun  *Indigenous Intrudaz  *Lola the Vamp   *Dick Desert & The Shotgun Country Club * Alex Doomadgee will MC proceedings. More info HERE Tickets TICKETS - $42+booking fee AVAILABLE NOW AUSTRALIA WIDE FROM THE FOLLOWING … Continue reading A Benefit Gig for the Doomadgee Family of Palm Island – Aug 11