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    Privacy and Security – Summary and Guideline for Further Research
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    Privacy Metadata – what does it capture: IP address endpoints on http traffic, but not https. GSM MetaData – who you called/texted and when/where. Public wifi hotspots not required to collect metadata. https mail is secure from metadata protection except —> Five eyes agreement (Share intelligence – US UK NZ CANADA and AUST) Not secure […]

  • Activists lodge G20 Policing Submissions
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    G20 policing submissions lodged Brisbane Activist Support Team (BAST) and other groups have lodged submissions to the Crime and Corruption Commission review on the G20 Act. $450 million was spent on the security operation. Assistant Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the Brisbane G20 had set the benchmark for future summits. Speaking on the policing operation she […]

  • Death in Custody March
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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Radical Times Presents: Lost Film Festival
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    “Lost” and rare documentaries from the 1970s and 1980s presented by the Radical Times Historical Archive 1970 Moratorium demonstration in Brisbane – part of national protests against Australia’s military involvement in the Vietnam War © Fryer Library Click photo to go to ‘Radical Times Lost Film Festival‘ Lost film festival is presented by the Radical […]

  • November G20 Peoples Summit Bulletin
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    In this G20 Peoples bulletin: 1) Peoples Summit and March Volunteer Help Wanted! 2) Citizens Media Networking Meeting 3) G20 Peoples Summit Program announced!   1) Peoples Summit and March Volunteer Help Wanted! We need you! To make the Peoples Summit and March a success! From Weds – Friday this week, we will be hosting […]