Daily Archives: September 24, 2008

Direct Action at Raytheon in Brisbane


[Editor’s Note: Raytheon actually has offices in one of Brisbane’e oldest suburbs at Murrarie!]

The Raytheon Corporation is the world’s larger producer of guided missiles including the infamous cruise missile, which was used heavily in the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Raytheon profits have risen dramatically from both these wars.

Its missiles also killed large numbers of civilians in the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

Dear friends, we had another very successful action at Raytheon on Wednesday [24 September 2008].

Raytheon picture

Original Raytheon Protest in Murrarie in Brisbane

We had more than 20 people there which was fantastic.

Raytheon finally put in place security which prevented us accessing the second floor. They have  a camera in the lift an when you press floor two the office staff look to see who is there before allowing the

lift to go.

This was certainly not unexpected.

So we performed our exorcism just outside the main building doors while others held banners etc on the footpath. Continue reading

Myths of War and Liberation

GOMA screens Paisà [Paisan] by Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini’s film, Paisà , exposes myths of war in this case during the American Army’s ‘liberation’ of Italy in 1944 and 1945. The film is important because it shows the difference between officially sanctioned newreels of the time and what really happened on the ground.

Gallery of Modern Art [GOMA] in Brisbane is screening this revealing film again on:—

Fri 26 Sept 8.00pm / Cinema A. Continue reading

Trade Unionism in Australia: A History from Flood to Ebb Tide


BLHA members and friends,
You are cordially invited to attend the launch of BLHA member Tom Bramble’s book, Trade Unionism in Australia: A History from Flood to Ebb Tide:

what? Book launch
when? Wednesday 8th October, 6pm for 6.30pm start
where? Avid Reader – 193 Boundary St., West End, Qld, 4101

RSVP by 6th October to jsymons@cambridge.edu.au Continue reading