Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Death in Custody March
    Posted in: Updates

    The tragedy of death in custody always evokes strong sentiments of anger, despair, disbelief and hunger for justice, and it was no different today at the rally held in Brisbane, hosted by the Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy to honour loved ones, who in the course of their lives were failed by the justice system. The hundreds […]

  • Media Release: Sovereignty Society Sustainability
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      SOVEREIGNTY SOCIETY SUSTAINABILITY A New Agenda For The 21st Century The BrisCAN-G20 Peoples’ Summit concludes on Friday evening at the beautiful Princess Theatre, with talks by the following experts: *Winnie Byanyima, executive director, Oxfam International *Les Malezer, co-chair, National Congress of Australia’s First People *Sharan Burrow, general secretary, International Trade Union Confederation *Michelle Maloney, […]

  • Media Release: Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples Summit
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    MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Date: 14 Nov 2014   VISIONING ANOTHER WORLD: THE G20 PEOPLES’ SUMMIT Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples Summit is a three-day festival of symposiums, idea sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It will take place in various locations in Brisbane from November 12-14,and before the G20 Leaders Summit. […]

  • Labour Movements
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    Elmer Labog , the chairperson of KMU, the May First Movement (Kilusang Mayo Uno), the largest and the militant trade union centre of the Philippines, couldn’t care less if Tony Abbott shirt fronts Vladimir Putin, but he cares about Australian mining interests in the Philippines financing the military to kill mining workers struggling for their […]

  • Democracy & Justice in PPP’s
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    Public Private Partnership, or PPP is a clever scribal abbreviation for government and private sector to conspire against the public interest to transfer social service to the private markets, thus legitimising the abuse of public resources because some people can pay for them, while legally depriving others simply because they may not have the financial […]

  • Peoples’ Summit Opening Day a Big Success
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    On Wednesday something reasonably unique occurred in Brisbane.  Rather than accept the mainstream G20 agenda, community and activist groups launched their own alternative Peoples Summit today.  The Peoples’ Summit aims to explore economic solutions that put people before profit. The opening day, day one of three, has been a huge success.  Attendees have expressed an appreciation […]

  • Media Release: Peoples’ Summit Day Two Speakers
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    MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Date: 13 Nov 2014   The G20 Peoples’ Summit continues on Thursday, November 13, with a full program comprising 23 events at five locations around Brisbane. As part of the Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples’ Summit, a three-day festival of symposiums, idea sharing, art, creative activities, education and action, […]

  • Can feminism smash patriarchy?
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    Although the title of the discussion led by Sam Castro, Jess Harrison and Fran Morrell could have appeared rather ambitious, for the large group gathered at the Colossus courtyard there was no doubt that patriarchy is a redundant system that keeps women, and sometimes men, in a hierarchical system of oppression and disadvantage. After a […]