Daily Archives: March 15, 2020

Celebrate World Poetry Day – postponed for health and safety reasons

The Italian theatre group Danteatro and choir Unicoro (both based at the Brisbane Dante Alighieri Society), 

in collaboration with Lesley Synge and Reload Espresso Bar,


      VOCI – VOICES: Italy in poetry and song (in English and Italian)

            at Reload Espresso Bar, 9 Chrome St, Salisbury

                                Saturday 21 March

Food available and bar open from 6.30pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm

Entry by gold coin donation at door, but please book seats using the link below.

For more information, or to book, go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/Reload-Espresso-Bar-677393649009249/events/?ref=page_internal

Lesley Synge will relate her Italian travels using poems and photos, and Danteatro will perform a collection of poems and prose exploring themes of travel and recollections, by various writers – mostly in English, but with excerpts in Italian and Sicilian. Songs by Unicoro will complete the repertoire.

All welcome!

All at sea – prisoners on the Grand Princess petri dish

The Crew’s Union Rights & Health & Safety

The contaminated Grand Princess ship is now docked in the Port of Oakland. While the passengers are being evacuated the crew is being told that they are be quarantined out at sea when the passengers are evacuated. With the ship now a petri dish similar to the Diamond Princess in Okinawa will these crew members now be sent out on a death ship leaving many of them to die at sea? California Governor Newsom at a press conference on the evacuation of the ship said he was only concerned about the passengers even when pressed by reporters about the right to evacuation by the crew. This is the question that was addressed by former ITF Port Agent Jack Heyman who is a retired member of ILWU Local 10. He discusses the labor rights of the crew including the right to be repatriated to their country. Over 500 of the workers are Filipinos and the racist attacks by Pence and Trump aimed at workers in other countries is connected to how these workers are being treated according to Jack Heyman.

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