I will be traveling to the Middle East on the 20th of February as part of the Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Middle East study tour. The APHEDA tour will take ten union officials a politician (and me) to Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (including the Gaza Strip) to meet with APHEDA project partners, Unions and non government organisations. APHEDA has received the bulk of the funds from all the concerts of the last few years.
I have received some assistance from the Queensland Teachers Union but the majority of my trip is self funded. I will be having a tour fund raising concert and farewell party on the 19th of Feb at the CEPU Union Hall at 41 Peel St South Brisbane [the entrance is on Merivale Street] to help raise funds for the trip. I also hope to purchase a good quality video camera and digital camera to bring back some images and stories to use at my concerts.
There will be a cheap light meal and drinks available and your support would be greatly appreciated. Tickets $10 (see poster below)
I will also be using my facebook site to document he trip (see below if you want to be Friends)
You can also help by purchasing CDs or the new DVD – live at Ahimsa House that includes 15 songs and a 30 min documentary about the songs and related issues.
The band will also be performing in acoustic mode at the Muddy Framer in Annerly on Thursday the 11th of Feb 7.30pm.
The $30 CD pack of Lies and silence and the Empires new clothes is now available on the website.