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If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution – benefit gig

If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution

benefit gig

Featuring Melbourne band:
THE CONCH
www.theconch.org

with Phil Monsour
www.philmonsour.com

October 1 · 7:00pm
TLC Building (2nd floor), 16 Peel St, South Brisbane

Entry: $7/$5 concession.
Cheap meal and bar available.

A fundraiser for Direct Action (www.directaction.org.au)

“The Conch aims to help mobilise and inspire communities to organise and to create a new vision of society. Mobilised and organised, communities have the power to change things, locally and globally. Like all expressions of culture, music encompasses both the old and the past, and can open the road to the future and the new. We can and do choose to use our music to express all the suffering and the joy of the past and to inspire those in struggle with the stories of victories, lessons of defeats and the passion of the everyday lives of struggle that ordinary working people lead”.

Buckley’s?

NSW Water Board inspector Buckley told the NSW ICAC on 1 September that he never thought of the packets of money he had taken from construction firms as corrupt but ‘just part of the industry’.

How right he was.

In 1995, Leighton’s CEO, Wal King, justified his companies’ use of false invoices to conceal price-fixing as ‘the culture and custom that had been longstanding in the industry that had been handed on for years’.

So had King’s excuse.

In 1911, the NSW MBA justified its members’ involvement in illegal commissions by saying they ‘should be openly recognised’ as ‘universal and worldwide’.

Transfield’s co-founder and arts patron, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, confessed to covering up corruption and strong-arm tactics ‘with a veneer of civilisation’.

Why is it that this ‘culture’ among the bosses has to be exposed by the ICAC and not by the ABCC with its tens of millions to terrorise the likes of Ark Tribe whose crime is to protect the health and safety of his workmates?

Humphrey McQueen