SOCIALIST ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON QUEENSLAND ELECTIONS


The re-election of the LNP for a second term on Jan 31 (with or without Newman) would be devastating . A re-elected LNP would claim that it has a mandate to complete the sell off of public assets , commenced by the Bligh Labor Government and extended during the first 3 years of LNP.
Since its landslide electoral victory almost 3 years ago, the Newman LNP government has used its historically massive majority to push through a sheaf of legislation enshrining in law the privileges of its corporate backers. Deferring full scale privatisation for a possible second term , the Newman Government presided over an unprecedented reduction in the public sector, brought in planning laws to enable unbridled development for corporate profits,with little concern for environmental and social impacts, while at the same time restricting citizens right to appeal. It trampled on civil liberties and workers’ rights , legislating against the right to associate, under the guise of fighting organised crime. It brought in changes to electoral laws entrenching the 2 party system, while increasing the limit for non-disclosure of political donations to $12,800 further limiting accountability. It attacked the independence of the judiciary.

BRISBANE ACTIVIST CENTRE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Flood Appeal Launched

As I'm sure you are all aware Brisbane was hit by the worst storm we have seen in decades (these 'once-in-a-life-time weather events sure are getting frequent, 'cough"climate change"cough")

The Brisbane Activist Centre didn't escape the carnage. Much of the meeting room was flooded as well as the kitchen. The plaster roof is water logged. While some quick thinking comrades were able to save a lot of our equipment and books, we couldn't get to it all.

It is with regret that we are closing the Activist Centre and cancelling all upcoming events.

Pakistan Forum Cancelled

Hey everyone. Due to flooding in our activist centre as a result of the big storm we have had to cancel our forum on democracy in Pakistan with Farooq Tariq. Stay tuned for more details on how you can help get our centre back on its feet.

The People's Struggle for Democracy in Pakistan December 2nd

The People's Struggle for Democracy in Pakistan
December 2nd, 6:30pm


A Green Left Weekly Public Forum

International Guest Speaker : 


Farooq Tariq 
General Secretary of the Awami Workers' Party (AWP)

Entry: gold coin donation
Cheap food and drink available
For more information phone 0439 411 330



74b Wickham St, 4006 Fortitude Valley

We are the 99%


The G20 Peoples' March -- November 15.


The G20 Peoples' March is about challenging the G20 agenda - cuts to health, welfare, education, working rights and conditions, degradation of our natural environment, enriching the rich and impoverishing everyone else. 

 And as police-state laws threaten our civil liberties across the country, now more than ever we need to stand up to the intimidation and assert our right to protest.

 This Saturday November 15 at 11am, Roma Street Forum, Brisbane City, let's come together to assert that another world is possible, and we're going to be part of making it happen!

Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples Summit: November 12-14th.

Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples Summit will be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It will take place in various locations in Brisbane November 12-14, before the G20 Leaders Summit. This event aims to bring together local and international thinkers to collaborate on broad themes: The Economy: Growth Vs Sustainability, Environment, Climate & Earth Rights, Dispossession Decolonisation, Politics, Democracies …existing and beyond?, Social Justice: Human, Labour, Gender Rights.., and De-militarisation & Peace.