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Book Reviews: ‘Iraqi Icicle’ and ‘The Second Father’

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With the current surge of audiobooks here are two unlikely bedfellows in popular writing. Both books are set in Brisbane and at roughly the same time period; I know both the authors Bernie Dowling and Domenico Cacciola; we lived in … Continue reading

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Foco tonight

Foco Nuevo in DecemberFriday, 7th December, 2018NOTE EVEN NEWER STARTING TIME!!Doors Open 7.00 pm — Music starts 7.30 pm Kurilpa Hall174 Boundary Street, West End (map) The people have spoken! We had a very democratic decision taken by audience members … Continue reading

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Save Mowbray Park

Brisbane is a river city but you wouldn’t know it from what Brisbane City Council is doing in East Brisbane. Council has been increasing private access to the Brisbane River and to a large part of Norman Creek near Mowbray … Continue reading

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Assange – speed bump before extradition

By 22 November 2018 it had became apparent that my friend and fellow long time Australian antiwar activist and later 2006 founder of the world shaking WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, was under imminent threat of armed extraction from the Ecuadorian embassy … Continue reading

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Roma – massacre in Mexico

Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón also produced, co-edited and photographed the film. It stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra. Set in the early 1970s, the film is … Continue reading

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Students and teachers unite against coal

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Thursday 29th November 2018 by Andy Paine It’s heating up in the schools and universities of Queensland, and not just because we’re set for another record-breaking summer of temperatures. 4ZZZ reporter Andy Paine spoke with students and teachers who are … Continue reading

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First nations – a ‘war between two worlds’

On 1 December 2018 in Brisbane activists, musicians and supporters conducted a solidarity action for first nations people of Chile, West Papua and Australia, protesting the assassination of Camilo Catrillanca by Chilean Jungle Commandoes on 14 November 2018. Lili Sanchez … Continue reading

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Save the UQ Union Complex

Please sign the petition here . More info on  Save the UQ Union Complex facebook page. Full text of the leaflet is below: Anyone who lived in Brisbane in the 1960s, 70s and 80s will remember the destruction of the … Continue reading

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Ralph Summy – ‘agent of peace’

Here is Ralph Summy’s obituary published in Courier Mail on 27 December 2018. I know this piece was submitted by a friend or relative, but is still ironic that the local press would take so long to publish something nice … Continue reading

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Solidarity with West Papua

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Grassroots Campaign against Child Abuse

WBT has been handed these leaflets for publication … there is a protest at Brisbane Magistrates Court on 7 December 2018 at 9am

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Cuba Friendship film

Cuban Cinema in BrisbaneA TRANSLATOR (Un Traductor) Monday 26 November 2018 Join with members at the Palace Cinema this Monday 26th November to see ‘The Translator’, a Cuban movie screening as part of the Cine Latino Film Festival 2018.Palace James … Continue reading

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Protected: No Red in Green

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Political Pensions

WBT publishes this short appeal by Dr. Dale Kerwin here. Another perk apart from pensions is that politicians, senior public servants and union officials are appointed to boards on companies and extract fees. For example the Qld Labor government recently … Continue reading

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Qld Human Rights Bill a con

The Human Rights Bill 2018 is a carefully crafted con. Superficially it purports to conform with the legal principle that Australian legislation does not conflict with international law, and with Australia’s responsibility as a member state of the United Nations … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Mapuche

The Chilean community in Brisbane is making a call to stand up for the Mapuche people in Chile, the indigenous people from the Temukuikuiis community, from the south of Chile has been under siege and repressed for the last years … Continue reading

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The rules are broken, so how do we fix them?

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The ACTU made a pitch to a big march of unionists, some say 20,000 people, on the streets of Brisbane today calling on them to build a movement to bring down the federal government. We were told at the rally … Continue reading

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We’re Stranded: 30 years since the 4ZZZ eviction

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The Paper Chained

The second issue of Paper Chained has been published online! This is a journal that supports publication of writings and artistic expressions from people affected by incarceration.  View online here:https://issuu.com/running-wild/docs/paper_chained_issue_2Download PDF:https://runningwild.noblogs.org/files/2018/11/Paper-Chained-Issue-2.pdf

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Stop violence against Women

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Schonell’s Best Films 1975 – 2000

 The Schonell Theatre’s most popular films … Thanks to Ron Wakenshaw and Desley Agnoletto for compiling this list. Remember to sign the petition to save the UQ Union Complex including the Schonell. AGUIRE WRATH OF GOD DECAMERON TRAFFIC GARDEN OF … Continue reading

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Stop fencing out the poor

The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably … Continue reading

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Chile Solidarity

To International Community Today in Chile young Mapuche activist Camilo Catrillanca from Temukuikui community was shot and killed by Chilean police . He was killed by a special command unit called Jungle Command , a newly-formed military police taskforce trained … Continue reading

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Government response to homeless inadequate

“There are currently 96 families on the Dept of Housing register waiting for 3 bedroom housing in the Acacia Ridge area. 32 of these families have been assessed as having a very high need for housing.” – Senior Housing Officer … Continue reading

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The free press

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Moreton Bay

One Sunday morningWhile I was out walkingBy the Brisbane’s watersI chanced to strayThere I found a prisonerLayed half in the waterHe’d seen me comingAnd he began to say Sixteen Straws, The Drones The start is Moreton Bay (also known as … Continue reading

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Change the Rules Rally

Things are out of balance. Australia needs a pay rise that keeps ahead of the cost of living. It’s time for working people to stand together for a fairer go for everyone. We need to change the rules so that … Continue reading

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AFP training killer militia

Pop-up concert in Cairns – Protesting AFP’s training and arming of killer Militia in Indonesian West Papua 11:15am AFP Sheridan St/Airport Drive, Cairns, Friday Gimuy (Cairns) Peace Pilgrims will hold a “pop-up” concert outside the Australian Federal Police on Sheridan … Continue reading

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UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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From the Dock