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#SnapBrisbane

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Watch the butcher shine his knivesAnd this town is full of battered wives…………………………………….They shut it downThey pulled it downThey shut it downThey pulled it down On 14 November Quest News is running a #SnapBrisbane campaign to”to celebrate all the things … Continue reading

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Developers still threaten Fig and Cyclists/Walkers on Smyth Ck Bikeway

The latest Developers at #160 Macquarie Street, Conmus Enterprises Pty, have put in Submissions on the BCC website that show they plan excavations (4 carpark levels deep, plus foundations for a block that remains enormous, relative to anything else in … Continue reading

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Bread

Brisbane Radical Events and Diary Thursday November 15 The Reluctant Radical Film Screening (FLAC Fundraiser) 6-8:30pm at Rumpus Room, 1/56 Russell St West End Facebook event If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it … Continue reading

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Lift the embargo on Cuba

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It has taken six months for this postcard to arrive from Cuba to Australia; posted in May 2018 it has just arrived in November of the same year. I suspect it has something to do with the US embargo. I … Continue reading

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Save me, Brisbane

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Last Word on Remembrance Day

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HAIG Of the several criticisms leveled against Ernest Newman’s four-volume biography of Richard Wagner was that it never mentioned that his patron, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, was mad. Newman admitted that he had no expertise in diseases of the … Continue reading

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What ‘heritage’ means?

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There is a course at the University of Queensland called Local Planning, Landscape & Heritage where students learn ‘about plans, planning schemes, codes & guidelines currently used in local planning practice’. Students are expected to ‘have a solid command of … Continue reading

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Imagining Peace

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Dark Emu

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11 November: Armistice Day

‘After “the war to end war” they seem to have been pretty successful in Paris at making “Peace to end Peace’ – Field-Marshall Earl Wavell Or, Making the World Safe for Big Oil The guns fell silent on the Western … Continue reading

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Dark Emu‘s stinging rebuke

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In the interview Pascoe argues that aboriginal systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern re-tellings of Australian history by the New Left.

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Hurried Steps

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A Brisbane production of the play Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini is being staged by RedVentures Theatre Action Group on 17 November as part of the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Hurried Steps – translated by … Continue reading

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Pull down BCC’s anti-homeless fences

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Please join us for a 1-hour working bee to dismantle the temporary fencing underneath the Kurilpa Bridge and send a clear message to the State Government that they should be helping homeless people by housing them, not moving them on. … Continue reading

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Foco tonight!

Foco Nuevo in November Friday, 2nd November, 2018 NOTE NEW STARTING TIME!! Doors Open 6.30  pm – Music starts 7.00 pm Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End (map)This month we are joined by veteran of the Brisbane folk-rock scene, … Continue reading

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State of the World

Radical simply means grasping at the root – Angela Davis Over the past two years, while WBT was in recess, I have been writing and publishing essays about the state of the world. Here are some of them with some … Continue reading

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Schonell’s List

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‘It ain’t over till the fat lady sings’ – Anon. Just going through this short history and reading the list of Schonell’s first releases makes me realise how influential this theatre has been in the cultural life of Brisbane. Thanks … Continue reading

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Beyond War

Welcome to our friends and supporters at Beyond War. We promised to keep you up to date with our projects. We are so happy to have you onboard creating a just and peaceful world which acknowledges past wrongs and takes … Continue reading

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“Independence struggles on our door-step”

Melanesian freedom movements readying for the referendums in New Caledonia and Bougainville, and the long fight for West Papua. The next meeting of the 17 Group will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday the 7th of November in unit … Continue reading

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Vale Ralph Summy

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The long march through the institutions … – Rudi Dutschke Ralph Summy has was a lecturer at the University of Queensland. In 1977, at the height of the Queensland Government’s attack on Democratic Rights, Summy and others began an alternative … Continue reading

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Brexit Uprising

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Gary MacLennan, originally from Omagh, gives this take on what’s happening with UK politics, Irish border and Brexit. I first met Gary during the Queensland street marches campaign (1977-1979) and we have been involved in many struggles over the intervening … Continue reading

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Imagining Abolition

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BREAD: Brisbane Radical Events and Diary

Hey all BREAD readers! I’ll just put this announcement in one last time (there has been a bit of interest thanks!). The main force behind the BREAD email hitting your inbox each week (Andy) is hitting the road for a … Continue reading

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Call of the Reed Warbler

Originally posted on Paradigm Shift:
Regenerative Farming This week we speak to Charlie Massy, regenerative farmer and author of the book “Call of the reed warbler”. We cover farming techniques, indigenous land use, spirituality and plenty more. You can listen…

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Letter for refugee kids

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Dear Friends There are now 19 children in Mita in 10 units at the Mita compound section called the BRP- Broadmeadows Residential Precinct. The children and their parents are living in small units under guard. No children are allowed to … Continue reading

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Brisbane Zine Fair

New zine hub with Alex Cambolvitch, Angelica RW and Andy Paine. They’ve worked hard to get an all ages space, and this is gonna be a great zine fair. Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12 PM – 5 PM … Continue reading

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Cycling up Mt Mee

Mt Mee is a fantastic climb of 5.5km and 5-6% gradient, with scenic views to enjoy if you are doing it at a leisurely pace. Cycling or climbing full gas requires you to get in the right head space, and … Continue reading

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Making soap in Palestine

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Over 330,000 people live in the ancient city of Nablus. It was once the economic capital of Palestine. Everyday life is difficult. There is an Israeli blockade in Nablus. Recently I went on The Big Ride for Palestine and this … Continue reading

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‘Making welfare great again’?

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This tongue-in-cheek slogan ended up a highly successful day for the anti-poverty network in Brisbane. After only one year of operation, they managed to pull off a well attended conference called “we deserve a living: no excuse for poverty”. I … Continue reading

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Supporting Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA)

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The Big Ride had a blast at the Union Aid Abroad APHEDA trivia night. The Big Ride team came second! and we had a great time catching up with many old and new friends! Thanks Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA … Continue reading

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Governments leasing National Parks to the wealthy

In the early 1970s I worked, for a short time, on Fraser island as a yardman. My duties included watering and tending the grass on the airstrip so that the rich could fly in on Friday night from Sydney or … Continue reading