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In his 2006 bestseller about climate change, Heat, British writer George Monbiot said his biggest worry was not that people would stop talking about climate change. His fear was that they’d talk us to kingdom come.
Forty years ago, between April and May 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono began an international cultural struggle against the Vietnam War using their fame and notoriety to draw attention to their peace message.
Servant of the Revolution
Written by Anitra Nelson
Directed by Brenda Addie
Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, Brunswick (cnr Sydney & Glenlyon rds)
July 21-25 and July 28-August 1, 8pm
Tickets $25/$15 concession
Bookings 0420 933 101 or servantrevolution@gmail.com
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The Queensland Government is threatening to build a dam on the Mary River at Traveston Crossing. This dam will endanger the Queensland Lung Fish, flood the nesting sites of the endangered Mary River Turtle and endanger the Eastern Cod. All these
Ernest Mandel, A Rebel’s Dream Deferred
By Jan Willem Stutje
Verso, 2009
392 pp., $60.30 (hb)
The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has called on Australian Taxation Office (ATO) staff to vote against a new agency agreement proposed by management. Voting was to place between June 23 and June 30.
The biggest international scientific conference on climate change since 2007 gave an implicit rebuke to the governments of the biggest polluting nations, including Australia. Its message was that the threat is undeniable and inaction is inexcusable.
The June 2-4 Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) congress passed a motion in support of the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination.
A banner to announce the upcoming Peace Convergence in Rockhampton from July 10-12 was unfurled on the Kangaroo Point cliffs in Brisbane on June 25.
After Labor Premier Anna Bligh announced on June 2 that Queensland would be selling off $15.4 billion of the state’s assets, a June 17-18 Galaxy Poll conducted for the Brisbane Courier Mail found that 84% of people opposed the move.

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