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 know that the good things have come from further afield than their kitchen.… Go to Article

Foco Nuevo in May

Friday May 6
8.00 p.m.

Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street
West End

(Next to the West End Library. Click here for a map)

PIRATE BRIDES

NOEL GARDNER

JUMPING FENCES

$10 / $7 concession

Maggie’s delicious cakes, tea and coffee on sale.

BYO

After Easter and the Labour Day long weekends, the music continues at Foco Nuevo with our guests, Pirate Brides and Noel Gardner.… Go to Article

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 Lex Wotton:

“We usually play this as our opening tune as our acknowledgement of and respect for the people who have lived in this country for so long and for the injustice handed out to them by the invaders.

Go to Article

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.… Go to Article

The 17 Group discussion: George Orwell and Rugby League

Amor, morte, poesia, política, actualidade, futebol, efemérides, solidão, paz, humor, musica…tudo e nada;
Here we talk about life, love, death,
On this day in History, poetry, politics, football (soccer), solitude, peace, humour, music … nothing and all

from Nothingandall

The Great Rugby-League-discussing December Meeting and selflessly Trotsky-endorsed Christmas Party (but don’t bring Trotsky) of the 17 Group –

Wednesday the 3rd of December

at unit 6, 20 Drury St, West End

at 7 pm.Go to Article

Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA) news

The BLHA newsletter is available by clicking here: blha-newsletter-jan-08.pdf

Welcome to 2008 – may it be a good one.

BLHA have hit the ground running with 3 great events planned for the next 3 months:

  • Saturday 9 FebruaryWorth Fighting For! A truly exciting concert with Leah Cotterell, Margret RoadKnight, Helen Rowe and the Combined Unions Choir.
Go to Article

BOOK LAUNCH: Iraqi Icicle by Bernie Dowling

BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday, 4 – 6 PM
28 February 2008
West End Library

Address:
178-180 Boundary Street
West End Q 4101
[Just next to the Pensioners League Building]

“QUEENSLAND journalist Bernie Dowling launches his first novel, the detective thriller Iraqi Icicle at West End Library on 28 February 2008.

The launch starts at 4 pm and features original songs and music from local band Jumping Fences back from their tour of Mexico and Cuba.… Go to Article

Your Rights at Work

The slogan “Your Rights at Work” is now part of Australia’s popular culture.

For example, trainers who run onto the field during 2007 National Rugby League finals wear “Your Rights at Work” T-shirts, their slogan viewed by millions.

BushTelegraph published the ALP’s industrial relations policy when it was released in May 2007.… Go to Article

Saving Water

Open Letter to the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Water

This is a letter about the Water Resource Plan for the Logan Basin. It specifically addresses the intention of the minister for natural resources and water to amend the Water Act 2000 to include North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah/Straddie) in the Logan Basin Plan (‘the plan’) with the aim to extract water from the aquifer, wetlands, and springs of Minjerribah to service Logan City.Go to Article

Pig City: all in the name of ‘Exploiting Native Talent’

Workers BushTelegraph readers may wish to have a look at the article Exploiting Native Talent in the Arts Section of The Australian, 2 July 2007. No, the title of The Australian article is not meant to be ironic, or is it?

Following the quote in the article of obligatory self-promotion:

“The reunion of the Saints — Chris Bailey, Ed Kuepper and Ivor Hay — for a big nostalgic concert celebrating Brisbane’s rock’n’roll history was only possible, Grabowsky says, as a result of his musical ‘bona fides’.Go to Article