Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Lawlessness on Nauru

Two examples from Nauru reveal the lack of law and order and child services and protection on Nauru. One 44 year-old Iranian refugee father has been in jail since 27 January. He is a sole parent on Nauru. His eight-year … Continue reading

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Red arm-band view

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2016 Timeline RED History

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Celebrity, Corruption & Captains: doing business in Queensland

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One way out of this mess is to sack all the CEOs and the boards confiscate their wealth and sacking politically appointed heads of commonwealth and state departments. If this is not practicable, then reduce their salaries to that of ordinary public servants and see how long they last. Continue reading

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War Chronicle 6-Feb-2016

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1. Kurdish forces enter rebel heartland in northern Aleppo 6 Feb 2016 2. SAA controls 1) Aleppo city population 2) the Citadel 3) the railway station 3. Week 17 of the Russian Intervention in Syria: does Erdogan want war with … Continue reading

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Remember the Dubai Debacle – strategies for building workers power

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Publisher’s Note: This is a good explanatory article for people who want to understand the differences between the International Dockworkers Council IDC and the International Transport Workers Federation ITF [Thanks to Bob Cargnegie MUA Qld for this]. Remember the Dubai Debacle … Continue reading

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The Bats Return – Leard Blockade 2016

Celebrating the Labour Movement in Song

Paradigm Shift

It was on the first of May
That I heard the union say
Eight hours of decent working
For eight hours of decent pay
And we won't forget the reasons
Why were marching here today
With the millions who sing a union song
       Stand Together by Bernard Carney

Paradigm Shift 5 Feb 2016 (4zzz fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon, website) George Mann (International folk singer, website), Pat Hovey (Combined Unions Choir, website), Mary (Combined Unions Choir) & Ian (LeftPress, website) discuss songs of the Labour Movement, their meaning and their part in organising. This show was held in the lead up to the Foco Nuevo Concert Celebrating the Labour Movement in Song hosted by Brisbane band Jumping Fences, website. Foco Nuevo , website,is held on the first Friday of every month at the Kurilpa Hall in West End (next to the library in Boundary…

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Swim for the Reef

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Dear Wello Pointers, On behalf of everyone at EDO Qld I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for taking part in this year’s Swim for the Reef. Here is your well deserved Certificate of Achievement (for bravest … Continue reading

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No to sending children back to Nauru!

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‘That is Nauru. All the people are sad,’ explains the child who drew this picture. Australian Human Rights CommissionThe 37 asylum seeker babies and 54 children who risk deportation from Australia could face significant, irreversible mental health damage if sent … Continue reading

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Invasion Day 2016

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Invasion Day keeps growing each year, a big rally, strong march and gathering at the refurbished Jagera Hall. Thanks to Liam Kesteven for the photos and video …