Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

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Palestinian civil society welcomes Agrexco liquidation, calls for celebration of this BDS victory

Press Releases, Statements Palestinian civil society welcomes Agrexco liquidation, calls for celebration of this BDS victory Posted on September 12, 2011 by Palestinian BDS National Committee For Immediate Release – September 12, 2011 – Supporters of Palestinian rights claim victory … Continue reading

Better Services Campaign Rally

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Unions have vowed to hit the streets again after more than 45,000 NSW public-sector workers demonstrated against what they say is an attack on their jobs and wages.

Firefighters in uniform, police, teachers, nurses, prison officers, and bus and ferry drivers carried placards and flags into central Sydney shortly after 11am (AEST) on Thursday as the sounds of Bob Dylan blasted from loudspeakers.

The crowd of 35,000 protesters in Sydney was far greater than the union movement’s forecast of a 20,000 turnout.

Unions NSW secretary Mark Lennon vowed there would be more unrest unless Premier Barry O’Farrell backed down from plans to slash 5000 public service back-office jobs and impose a 2.5 per cent cap on government wages.

“As this campaign continues, we become stronger, co-ordinated, more flexible and united,” he told the rally.

“From here, this campaign will continue to roll out politically, in our communities and we’ll continue to roll out this campaign industrially as well.”

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September Presentation – Bats in the Burbs

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Hi, Our next presentation for September is Bats in the burbs: a look at urban flying-foxes by Joanne Towsey, 27 September, 7.30pm. See the attached poster for more information. *Note: You have 3 days left to enter the Batty Boat … Continue reading

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People’s Revolutions in Venezuela and Bolivia: An Eyewitness Report

Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network presents: THE PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONS IN VENEZUELA AND BOLIVIA: An eyewitness report Guest speaker: John Cleary, AVSN Brigade co-ordinator, and former ETU organiser, recently returned from Venezuela and Bolivia. SAT SEPT 17, 2pm. Brisbane Activist Centre, 74B Wickham … Continue reading

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In Tottenham and New York: are the Chickens Coming Home?

by Jim Dowling Some people may remember the drama around a certain minister whose church Barack Obama attended before his election as President of the United States. Many branded this man, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright a disgrace to America. At … Continue reading