Community meeting opposes WorkChoices

About 50 local residents at a community forum in Buranda collected money and passed a resolution supporting the 107 West Australian construction workers facing individual fines of up to $28,600 for going on strike to defend a union delegate. This collection and resolution was part of a forum organised by the WorkLife group against the … Continue reading Community meeting opposes WorkChoices

Not Guilty

People often criticise me for living in the 1970s. Perhaps I do dwell on the past, but that is where I was and where I come from, the 1970s. I learnt my politics in that time and in this place, Queensland. Having said that, I would like to describe one aspect of what happened in … Continue reading Not Guilty

Vale Wendy Lowenstein

I met Wendy Lowenstein a few times and corresponded with her occasionally about publishing workers literature. Wendy displayed the qualities of old communists in Australia whose roots lay in the depression in the 1930s— committment to workers struggle and organisation. In person Wendy was warm and intelligent; her words were not marred by rhetoric. I … Continue reading Vale Wendy Lowenstein

Words of Mass Deception by the Maniacs of Spin

The Pine Gap Spy Base Given the rulings by the Judge Sally Thomas in the Pine Gap Four pre-trial to protect the Defence Minister decaring places like Pine Gap prohibited under the Defence Special Undertakings Act (1952), the PG4 defence team should advance another (yet to be tested argument) concerning the DSU Act 1952. Put … Continue reading Words of Mass Deception by the Maniacs of Spin

Southside Peace Group presents… Public meeting 3pm 28th October 2006 @ Yeronga SHS – Keysar Trad

Keysar Trad from the Isamic Friendship Association of Australia will be speaking on Oct 28 2006 at 3pm on  recent attacks on Islam and the “Australian Values” debate Auditorium, Yeronga State High Villa Street Yeronga For more info call Adrian on 0418715803 Endorsed by Southside Peace Group, Al-Nisa, Fair Go For Palestine, Socialist Worker, Rally … Continue reading Southside Peace Group presents… Public meeting 3pm 28th October 2006 @ Yeronga SHS – Keysar Trad

Gretley Mine Tragedy

In 1996, four miners died when a rush of water from an old mine broke into the tunnel where they were digging. On 9 October 2006 allegations are made in "The Politics of Tragedy" about the "deep institutional links between the CFMEU and the NSW Government". This report and the viseo belowcomes from the right-wing … Continue reading Gretley Mine Tragedy

Palm Petition

A Meeting was held on Friday 6 October 2006 AT THE JAGARA HALL MUSGRAVE PARK to organise the ongoing campaign for Justice for Aboriginees in Brisbane and Queensland Murrinyi Doomadgee, 36, died in the Palm Island watchhouse on November 19, 2004, just hours after his arrest after he had said words critical of police (see … Continue reading Palm Petition

Black Deaths in Custody — what have Australian governments ever done?

RIVER OF TEARS There's a cold rain on the Autumn wind A brother murdered in Sydney Town Marrickville brother under supposed legal cover In his home they gunned him down We say oh oh oh oh oh ooooooh Gunned him down Sad river of tears Two hundred years in the river of fear Gunned him … Continue reading Black Deaths in Custody — what have Australian governments ever done?