We have some interesting reading for you in this week's e-news, selected from the pages of our online newspaper.

There's an interesting article from Ellen Brown of the US talking about the Greek financial crisis, and an election statement from the Socialist Equality Party in the NSW State Election.

Locally, there's a report on a new Farmers Market soon to open in West End, and details of a not-to-be-missed album launch at our West End Uniting Church.

And don't forget, we have our Politics in the Pub event next Wednesday night at the Loft in Boundary Street, with a stellar line-up of independent publishers talking about the media scene in Australia. Details at http://westender.com.au/stellar-lineup-for-politics-in-the-pub/

Have a good read!

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IA

Be a good egg this Easter

This Saturday from 11 am, community leaders from Oaktree, one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations, will gather outside Coles in Mollison Street West End, asking the major supermarket to double the number fair-trade Easter eggs on its shelves in future years. The timely campaign is undertaken in partnership with national anti-trafficking group ‘Stop The Traffik’ and aims to provide Australians …Read more.

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Fred Smith coming to West End Sessions

Fred Smith coming to West End Sessions

After the success of the Kristina Olsen and Peter Grayling performance in January, The West End Sessions, presented by West End Uniting Church & Chanel Lucas (women in docs) present Fred Smith and his band launching his brand-new CD, Home, on March 28th. The West End Sessions is a Brisbane concert series held in the West End Uniting Church …Read more.

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Helen A

New Farmers Market to open in West End

David Bostock, Manager of the Boundary Street Markets on the ABSOE site in West End, has been involved with markets for over 30 years, and has focused on Food, Wine and Lifestyle. He was previously involved in many of Jan Power’s Farmers Markets, and so is delighted to present the new ‘Boundary Street Farmers Market’ to the people of Brisbane. …Read more.

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Tightening The Noose Around Greece

Tightening The Noose Around Greece

Ellen Brown explains how Central Banks harness Governments. Remember when the infamous Goldman Sachs delivered a thinly-veiled threat to the Greek Parliament in December, warning them to elect a pro-austerity prime minister or risk having central bank liquidity cut off to their banks?  It seems the European Central Bank (headed by Mario Draghi, former managing director of Goldman Sachs International) …Read more.

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Benbooks

Tribute to Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy

The life of Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy is commemorated today at the National Museum of Australia as part of its Defining Moments project, which explores key dates that have defined the country's history over more than 50,000 years. As Australia’s first Aboriginal resistance leader and a member of the Bidjigal people, Pemulwuy fought the British at Sydney from 1792 by leading …Read more.

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Youth unemployment a social catastrophe

Youth unemployment a social catastrophe

Oscar Grenfell, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Bankstown in the NSW State Election, says capitalism provides no future for our young people. Like youth around the world, young people in working-class suburbs like Bankstown in Sydney confront a future of joblessness and poverty under conditions of a worsening breakdown of capitalism, and an unending assault on jobs and living standards. …Read more.

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TWC

Federal government failing our cities

A lack of leadership on urban policy is failing Australia, according to the Bus Industry Confederation and a group of national organisations focussed on transport and urban planning. “Urban sprawl and traffic congestion are making our cities unmanageable both in terms of cost to the government and cost of living for families. This is seriously damaging our national prosperity,” said …Read more.

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Another reason to leave coal in the ground

Another reason to leave coal in the ground

Continuing cuts in China’s coal use sounds warning bell for Queensland communities reliant on coal, says Queensland conservation Council. Analysis released yesterday by The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has shown that Chinese coal use continues to show a steady rate of decline. Queensland Conservation Council’s spokesperson Kirsten Macey said that this should sound a warning bell …Read more.

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Remembering Lennie Lower

Lennie Lower was born in Dubbo, New South Wales. Educated in Sydney, Lower joined the army for a brief time before turning to journalism, where his talents as a humorist soon gained him a legion of dedicated fans and a place in Australian history. He wrote up to eight columns each week for a variety of newspapers in Sydney during …Read more.

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