Daily Archives: November 20, 2015

Joe Hill – 100 years

My Will is easy to decide
 For there is nothing to divide.
 My kin don't need to fuss and moan
 "Moss does not cling to rolling stone."
 My body? — Oh! — If I could choose
 I would to ashes it reduce
 And let the merry breezes blow
 My dust to where some flowers grow.
 Perhaps some fading flower then
 Would come to life and bloom again.
 This is my Last and Final Will —
 Good Luck to All of you,
                        Joe Hill
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Joe Hill

Many people in Australia were affected by the Wobblies, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). They ran anti-conscription campaigns and organised in Brisbane in the early 1900s.  Ernie Lane the author of ‘Dawn to Dusk – reminiscences of a rebel’ was a local wobbly. The Communist Party of Australia had quite a few wobblies when it was founded in the early 1920s. Paradigm Shift looks at the legacy.


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Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift 4zzz fm 102.1 friday 20 Nov 15

On the 100th anniversary of Joe Hill’s execution, Andy and Ian discuss his legacy.

Andy interviews a local wobbly, Asger who says that the Industrial Workers of the World are revolutionary, grassroots, international, working class organisations. They resist hierarchies and work among the casualised and fast food workers.

Ian read out their an excerpt from the IWW constitution:

“The working class and the employing class have nothing in common … between these classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organise as a class, take possession of the earth and the machinery of production and abolish the wage system.”

They play a collection of Joe Hill Songs.

Playlist
Phil Ochs – Joe Hill
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb – The preacher and the slave
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb – Rebel girl
Pete Seeger –…

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“Labour and revolution” dayschool

LABOUR AND REVOLUTION: class struggle, socialist politics and the Corbyn movement A dayschool organised by Workers’ Liberty, to discuss the ideas we need to take the new left in the labour movement forward. 12-6pm, Saturday 28 November University College London, … Continue reading

Shock to Aboriginal Adnyamathanha Camp Law Mob – the selection of Barndioota as nuclear dump site

[Publisher’s Note: Federal government still not listening.]
https://youtu.be/7FMpOvqm6pM

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Nuclear Australia

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Response from the Adnyamathanha Camp Law Mob regarding the Federal Resources Minister’s announcement of 3 sites nominated for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia.

The Adnyamathanha Camp Law Mob are a group of Adnyamathna people who meet regularly to discuss issues relating to our land and culture.

The Camp Law mob share this message on behalf of all Adnyamathanha people and other South Australians who are opposed to any further expansion of the nuclear industry.  We have taken part in the SA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, and our views along with many others are clearly stated in our submission that we do not support any expansion of a nuclear industry this includes the imposition of a radioactive waste dump on Adnyamathana country at Barndioota.

We are shocked to hear on Friday 13th November 2015 that one of the 3 nominated sites in South Australia for a national nuclear…

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