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

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 … Continue reading Foco Nuevo in May

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

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 … Continue reading The 17 Group discussion: George Orwell and Rugby League

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 February – Worth Fighting For! A truly exciting concert with Leah Cotterell, Margret RoadKnight, Helen Rowe and the … Continue reading Brisbane Labour History Association (BLHA) news

BOOK LAUNCH: Iraqi Icicle by Bernie Dowling

BOOK LAUNCH Thursday, 4 - 6 PM 28 February 2008 West End Library Address:178-180 Boundary StreetWest 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 … Continue reading BOOK LAUNCH: Iraqi Icicle by Bernie Dowling

Joe Strummer Memoriam

by Ciaron O'Reilly Joe Strummer died on Dec. 22nd. 2002. This is how a few people in London celebrated his memory last night. Feel free to post your own memoriam as a comment on this link Well as memorials go it was a little weird. They meant well but probably tried to do too … Continue reading Joe Strummer Memoriam

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. In the lead … Continue reading Your Rights at Work

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 … Continue reading Saving Water

A Benefit Gig for the Doomadgee Family of Palm Island – Aug 11

The Arena, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane August 11   8p.m. Featuring Kev Carmody and The Beasts of Bourbon   also.....  *the Palm Island Dancers  *Banawurun  *Indigenous Intrudaz  *Lola the Vamp   *Dick Desert & The Shotgun Country Club * Alex Doomadgee will MC proceedings. More info HERE Tickets TICKETS - $42+booking fee AVAILABLE NOW AUSTRALIA WIDE FROM THE FOLLOWING … Continue reading A Benefit Gig for the Doomadgee Family of Palm Island – Aug 11

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