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Bring Julian Home

Forum at Kurilpa Hall, Brisbane, on 11 Dec 2019 with John Shipton (Julian’s Dad), Ciaron O’Reilly (Peace Activist), Michael Cope (Civil Liberties), David Donovan (Independent Australia), and Michelle Pini (Independent Australia).

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Aung San Suu Kyi on trial in the Hague

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ – Edmund Burke On 10 Dec 2019 Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister opened his country’s case on behalf of the Rohingyan people against … Continue reading

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New Film about Gaza

The new film by Abby Martin showing you Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by … Continue reading

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Jandai Dictionary

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This dictionary of the Jandai language is from The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia and the Routes by which it Spread itself over that Continent (1883) by Edward M Curr. Continue reading

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Protected: A Street Marcher

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XR in Kurilpa

The 13th of December will be a day of action, protest and dissent. The Government is not listening, conventional methods of protest and decent are being ignored. With the Government failing to protect us, our last line of defence is … Continue reading

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A Constant Hum

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You don’t hear the four shots fired out – echoing along the ridge. Or the heavy thuds of three horses collapsing, one taking that second bullet to fold down: ‘An act of kindness,’ she’ll tell you later, try to explain to anyone who’ll listen. ‘I couldn’t let them burn.’ Continue reading

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Why we disobey unjust laws

You don’t hear the four shots fired out – echoing along the ridge. Or the heavy thuds of three horses collapsing, one taking that second bullet to fold down: ‘An act of kindness,’ she’ll tell you later, try to explain … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in December

REMINDER: TONIGHTFoco Nuevo in DecemberFriday, 6th December, 2019Doors open 7.00 pm Music starts 7.30 pm.Kurilpa Hall174 Boundary Street, West End (map) And now we have reached our final Foco Nuevo for 2019! What a wonderful year it’s been! Thanks to all … Continue reading

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Apartheid is not Green

‘But nobody has any respect, anyway they already expect you to all give a chequeTo tax-deductible charity organizations’ – Dylan The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a registered Australian charity which touts its green credentials by planting millions of trees … Continue reading

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Justice for Julian

Also at – MULLUMBIMBY RSL 8 DEC, 7PM Ngara Institute is proud to host this essential event in Mullumbimby.   Mr John Shipton, father of Julian Assange, will speak, as will international peace activist and human rights campaigner Ciaron O’Reilly.  Julian is … Continue reading

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Anti-coal activists – why should we obey unjust laws?

‘Wynnum three’ jailed for stopping coal train in Meanjin (Brisbane) Right across the country people are rising up to stand in the way of dangerous coal developments and exports. Today three of those brave people have been locked up and … Continue reading

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Official Secrets

Burnt my treesJailed my sunKilled my childrenAnd drank their bloodThen ground their bones at McDonnell-DouglasOnly to offer them back to meAs a presentIn a flour sackTo torture me all the rest of my lifeThis is America!– Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish … Continue reading

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University of Queensland – 'leaving only the memories'

“The University of Queensland (UQ) is notorious for its failure to recognise the presence of the First Nations People as original owners of the land (at its St Lucia campus)” Uncle Sam Watson told a crowd at a forum at … Continue reading

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Fred Patterson Square

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The Irishman

This Hollywood film by Martin Scorsese is about Jimmy Hoffa, the leader of the Teamsters Union in the USA. It is an interesting film about politics, trade unions and the mafia in America. The film alleges the election of John … Continue reading

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Eulogy for a Black Man

Native title is not Land Rights and Reconciliation is not Justice – Gary Foley at Sam Watson’s funeral We offer our condolences to Auntie Cath, Sam Watson’s son and daughter, Sam Wagan Watson and Nicole Watson, to the Watson family … Continue reading

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Uprising in Iraq – many protestors martyred in Nasiriyah on 29 Dec 2019

The Dhi Qar Governorate Police Command in the city of Nasiriyah (south east of Baghdad) imposed a curfew on late Thursday 28 November after witnessing a bloody morning where they said 17 protesters were wounded about 100 others injured, most … Continue reading

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Reimagine Meanjin (Brisbane) postponed out of respect for Uncle Sam Watson

Hi everyone, For those of you who haven’t heard yet, it’s my sad duty to notify you that respected Aboriginal elder Uncle Sam Watson passed away yesterday. As such, we’ve made the difficult decision today to postpone this weekend’s Reimagine … Continue reading

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Vale Sam Watson: warrior, poet, comrade

It is with great sadness that Solidarity comrades have learned that comrade Sam Watson has passed away, in Brisbane, 27 November.    Sam has been a giant on the Brisbane and national left his whole political life. From the 1967 … Continue reading

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Vale Uncle Sam Watson.

Sincere condolences to the immediate and extended family members of Brisbane Murri elder Sam Watson, an inspiring leader and courageous advocate for indigenous and human rights in every field of community responsibility, social healing, and justice, who strived passionately to … Continue reading

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Group of 17 meets XR

The last meeting of the 17 Group and the break-up for 2019 will take place on Wednesday the 4th of December at 7 pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End.  The meeting will be addressed by Sue Melloy on … Continue reading

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Catholic Church vs Jury System

I suppose it should come as no surprise how little faith the Catholic church has in the jury system. In this article, a church that invented the Spanish inquisition points the finger at the Victorian Appeals Court for upholding the … Continue reading

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Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine

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Letters from Palestine

2020 is likely to be a turning point for Palestinians. WBT has been receiving a number of reports from NGOs in Palestine. Some News agencies seem to have closed down; one in particular, namely Maan News reported daily from the … Continue reading

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Crimes against humanity in Iraq

‘… murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war; or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of … Continue reading

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Tall Tales

Out soon … Tall Tales by Long John Best (LBJ) Tall Tales: the Verse of JOHN ALBERT BEST Dear Sir, We wish to stop at your hotel, we will book in for a week, If you can only grant me, … Continue reading

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Automation, Union Busting & the Attacks on MUA Wharfies & Dockers Worldwide

At a presentation at the International Dockworkers Council IDC Paul Keating of the Maritime Union of Australia reported on the threat of automation, union busting and the attacks on the MUA and dockers around the world including the ILWU. This … Continue reading

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Reimagine Brisbane: Ideas Fiesta and Policy Conference

Imagine a city where getting around is cheap, convenient, sustainable and healthy for everyone… a city where all residents are guaranteed a home, regardless of their social status or income level. Imagine a city that embraced deliberative democracy, and gave … Continue reading