Daily Archives: October 9, 2008

Campaign against Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

WE have mentioned previously the option of running a few more stalls to publicise the campaign against the ABCC.

ABCC stall is held at West End Markets in Brisbane at Davies Park Cnr Montague and Jane Sts West End

Please note the dates for these stalls –
Saturday 1 November
Saturday 22 November
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Broken Hill Dispute — 100 years

Quotes from participants, media and judges telling their side of the dispute

One of the miners who was there wrote this about the 1908 Broken Hill Dispute:

“The mounted men, like their predecessors, were armed with carbines and revolvers…everything was orderly and the line of route was the same we had traversed many times before. As the procession approached the thoroughfare on the far side of which was the company’s property, we found the way blocked by police. They made a dash for the union banner, tore it off the poles and used the latter on the heads of the men including the bandsmen. For 10 minutes there was as lively a time as I had ever experienced, and I was in the middle of it. At the end of the fray, I was marched off to the police station, together with 20 of my comrades. We were all bunged into one large cell.” Continue reading