Humphrey McQueen on May Day

Speech by Humphrey McQueen - May Day Dinner, Adelaide, 2011 Although we are more than half way through our May Day dinner, it is never too late to say grace: 'For the food and drinks that we are enjoying, we thank the working classes'. We have already expressed our thanks to the catering staff who … Continue reading Humphrey McQueen on May Day

New Australia: Wed May 4th Meeting of 17 Group

The May meeting of the 17 Group will be on Wednesday the 4th of May at 7pm in unit 6 at 20 Drury St, West End. As you probably know, after the failure of the great strikes of the early 1890s the labour movement in Australia was in crisis. One response was the formation of … Continue reading New Australia: Wed May 4th Meeting of 17 Group

The Left on Labour Day 2011

Labour Day, Brisbane, 2011 Socialist groups missed an opportunity this Labour Day. There has been a shift inside the Labour movement and the Left has not recognised it fully nor have they responded to it. Observe the Labour Day march in Brisbane this year. For the first time not a single Labor party politician up … Continue reading The Left on Labour Day 2011

40,000 years and a handful of sand

Tony Mockeridge has asked that this song be dedicated to Lex Wotton. Accordingly this song goes out to Lex Wotton and his family for their courage in standing up for justice on Palms for the Bwgcolman people and for all the people of Queensland. 4PR - Voice of the People Tony dedicates this song to … Continue reading 40,000 years and a handful of sand

Brisbane Labour Day Celebrations 2011

The Qld Council of Unions Labour Day Committee have organised a March and Celebration to be held on Monday 2 May, 2011. 10:00am March Commences from the Cnr of Wharf & Turbot Sts, please check with your union for details of your assembly area. 12:00pm Family Fun Day at the RNA Showgrounds, Oval 2. For … Continue reading Brisbane Labour Day Celebrations 2011

Union Solidarity threatened

UNIONSOLIDARITY Defend Dave Kerin! Don’t put this man in jail Union Solidarity Coordinator Dave Kerin is now facing up to 6 months jail for supporting striking workers at Boeing. The Australian Workplace Ombudsman has issued Dave with a “Notice to produce documents” in relation to the recent strike at Boeing. Dave is being asked to … Continue reading Union Solidarity threatened

2007 Federal Election: Bastards voted out

Little Joy for Workers "In democracies, sometimes the rulers have to change in order to ensure that things remain the same" — adapted from The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa Unions were told by the Labor Party that they had to work on a marginal seats campaign to get the ALP in government and thereby … Continue reading 2007 Federal Election: Bastards voted out