Workers BushTelegraph is in recess from Human Rights Day 2008 (the rally and march is on Saturday 13 December 2008) till next year, perhaps Invasion Day on 26 January 2009, or later – March 2009 even. I am not sure.
If you have any more articles or missiles for 2008, please send them soon.… Go to Article
Sydney Morning Herald columnist Paul Sheehan had many things to say on Monday about the challenge of migration.
But the last paragraph — where he called some refugees “parasites” — stole the show.
Sure, the overall tone of his piece was alarmist. Eg. “Under the Rudd Government, Australia’s net immigration intake is now larger than Britain’s, even though it has almost three times the population of Australia.”… Go to Article
The Australia Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane) invites you to meet
GILDA CHACON Cuban Trade Union representative for Asia-Pacific
Gilda Chacon is visiting Brisbane at the invitation of the ETU.… Go to Article
You are invited to the live video recording of Phil Monsour and his band performing songs from his new album the empire’s new clothes on the 23rd of August starting at 7pm at Ahimsa House in West End. The night will include a delicious Middle Eastern meal.… Go to Article
Radical simply means ‘grasping things at the root.
- Angela Davis
“These students believe in democracy and most importantly they believe in the maximum participation for the individual.
Believing that democracy is a continuous process that does not finish at the polls they are prepared at any time to check abuses by working through the legal and administrative channels.… Go to Article
Victorian Trade Hall Unions back CFMEU official, Noel Washington
The Victorian Trades Hall Council has called a meeting of delegates from all unions to discuss the union movement’s response to the anti-union Australian Building and Construction Commission, which is attempting to jail CFMEU official, Noel Washington.
The meeting will also discuss the ongoing ‘Your Rights at Work’ campaign.… Go to Article
We pay tribute to Australia’s Indigenous people in recognition of their struggles since British colonization in 1788.
The Spirit of Eureka Committee actively seeks to promote a vision and a pathway to a democratic and independent Australian republic which values all its citizens and is a fair and just society for all.… Go to Article
The wiles of Labour politicians – the futility of fearful and reactionary Labour leaders have been revealed in this record, and the lessons I and others so bitterly learned should preclude any further waste of time and enthusiasm in vainly endeavouring to make figs blossom and fruit on barren trees.
— Ernie Lane in Dawn to Dusk
Join us in two important PEACE events in the lead up to AUS – US War games Talisman Saber 2008…
Indigenous peace activists from Guam (Guahan) will be visiting Brisbane June 26-29, 2008. The Chamoru people have had their homeland annexed by the US and used as a major strategic military post – with 1/3 or more of the land used by the US military.… Go to Article
“The union movement is idealistic in its essential arts by widening the scope of benefits derived from its ever-expanding usefulness.
The betterment of the conditions of the workers has been brought about through organisation. A union constitutes a school for the working class, wherein they learn self-reliance, learn their rights, privileges, opportunities, as well as their possibilities.
Lenore Taylor, National correspondent | June 13, 2008
RUDD Government frontbencher Craig Emerson has sought to define modern Labor as a party of “market democrats” who believe in smaller government, less middle-class welfare and free markets as the best way to deliver a fair society.… Go to Article
It is common ground on all sides of politics that the union campaign against Work Choices played a big part in the defeat of the Howard Government. But the Rudd Government has no intention of returning the favour by restoring the pre-Howard industrial relations system. This is not to underestimate the significance of the abolition of AWAs and the crisis this has caused in the Coalition after it followed extreme anti-union policies promoted by the Right over many years.… Go to Article