Daily Archives: April 20, 2009

Concert for Gaza

Palestinian Solidarity Initiative Presents:Palestine concert at Ukranian hall - Phil Monsour etc

Concert for Gaza

The situation in the Gaza remains grim after the recent brutal invasion that has left the people of Gaza under siege and struggling to meet their basic needs.

Please support the Benefit Concert/Middle Eastern Dinner and CD launch on the 30th of May at the Ukrainian Hall (70 Cordelia St, South Brisbane) at 6.30pm featuring the Phil Monsour Band, Surreal MC and Sheikh Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh.

This is the sixth Brisbane fund raiser for Union Aid Aboard APHEDA and all proceeds will be directed to the Gaza Emergency Appeal.

Phil will launch a limited edition acoustic CD “Lies and Silence” on the night. The Concert for Gaza promises to be another great night of food and music and a chance to send support to the people of Gaza.

See Below – Contact Hamish 0401586923 for Bookings)

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Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety


Framework of Flesh – Builders Labourers’ Battle for Health & Safety
by Humphrey McQueen
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Union & Community renewal

May Forum: Collective Resistance, what will it mean?

6pm for 6:30pm startMay Forum: Collective Resistance to the crisis, what will it mean?

22 May 2009

Keynote Speaker: Humphrey McQueen (historian).

Entry by Gold Coin donation.

AHIMSA House is at 26 Horan Street, West End, near the West End State School.


6 PM Monday

27 April 2009

The hope of the world

The union has made possible progress not only for the working people, but advancement in many other directions – morally, socially, and intellectually – and is traceable to the existence of the organisation of the workers.

The object and aims of the union movement and the realisation thereof have been the dream of the sages and seers, and the prophets of the past ages.

Every new demand for better physical protection of the workers ensures a great ideal development for a future generation.

B. A. (Ben) Mulvogue, Secretary, Victorian Branch of the Builders’ Labourers’ Federation, Builders’ Labourers’ News, 24 December 1915 .

In more recent times, both union and community***  have been in decline.

Labor-in-power has not arrested this trend. We only have to look in our own backyard to see reduced union consciousness, loss of democracy in the workplace, centralisation of local government, failure or decline of progressive communities around institutions like the Palm Sunday Peace rally, St Mary’s at Sth Brisbane, AHIMSA house in West End, and Paddo Workers. Continue reading

BrushStrokes: Latin American Art Exhibition in Brisbane


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