Contributions

WBT Contributions

WBT operates with a reduced staff (of one) these days, so you may need to put up with some sloppiness and inaccuracies. But contributors can edit their own articles for updating by the editor (me). Thank you for your patience!

To submit articles request Contributor status on WBT by email. I will send you a link to accept.In particular, please make sure to always do the following:

* Use WordPress to layout your article as you would in Word. Make sure you add photos, graphics, sound or video to improve your article.

* include a title, tags and a two-sentence summary on the blogroll.

* eschew footnotes in favor of embedded hyperlinks

Any queries, contact details are below.

Many thanks,

Ian Curr
Publisher
0407687016
editor@workersbushtelegraph.com.au

3 responses to “Contributions

  1. Pingback: The Politics of ‘Fear and Loathing’ — the pilgrim’s progress « Bush Telegraph

  2. TRIPLE TROUBLE
    Three events celebrating past and present peace protests

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 16
    FROM 6PM
    BELLA UNION BAR
    TRADES HALL
    (Corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton)

    FILM PREMIERE: PINE GAP 2002
    A screening of Box 4’s documentary about the 2002 anti-US base protest.

    BOOK LAUNCH: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE, THE AIDEX ’91 STORY
    The launch of Iain McIntyre’s book about two decades of anti-arms fair protests.

    PARTY: TO CELEBRATE THE SHUTTING DOWN OF THE 2008 ADELAIDE APDSE ARMS FAIR
    The Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition arms fair has been
    called off due to the threat of protest action. Come together to celebrate a victory for the peace movement.
    Drinks and hot food available.

    More about the events:
    ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE:
    THE AIDEX ’91 STORY
    In November 1991 over 1000 protesters blockaded the National Exhibition Centre in Canberra for 12 days with the aim of shutting down the Australia International Defence Exhibition. AIDEX ’91 saw the most police violence and highest number of arrests in the Australian Capital Territory since the Vietnam era. Although the exhibition was eventually able to go ahead the blockade caused enough disruption to ensure that no one would dare hold another arms fair on this scale in Australia again. The success of the protest came at a cost however with hundreds of demonstrators injured and their actions vilified in the mainstream media.

    Alongside a detailed account of the protest itself Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life: The AIDEX ’91 Story traces the background of the blockade amidst the growth of opposition to the Australian arms industry during the 1980s. Using the words of the protesters themselves the book also explores the lessons of AIDEX ’91, the effect of the protest on a generation of Australian activists and the way in which similar strategies were used to stop the 2008 Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition from occurring. The book features many photos from both the AIDEX ’89 and ’91 protests.

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life will be available on the night or can be purchased in Melbourne from Sticky, Friends Of The Earth, The New International Bookshop and Polyester books and will be available in Sydney from Jura and Black Rose books in the coming weeks. The book can also be purchased on line from foe.org.au/shop/ or http://www.newinternationalbookshop.org.au

    PINE GAP 2002
    From October 5th to 7th 2002 around 500 demonstrators participated in a range of actions aimed at shutting down the Pine Gap US spy base. Located just 19 km from Alice Springs the installation has played a major role in US military satellite activities since the 1960s. Its past operations have included the targeting of bombs during the 1990-91 US war on Iraq and, most recently, the targeting of US bombs against Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Three days of protest included a blockade of the road leading into the base, speeches from local indigenous representatives, street theatre, attempts to enter Pine Gap itself and a street parade through Alice Springs. The latest documentary from Box 4 follows the campaign from its early organising meetings through to the protest itself.

    ASIA PACIFIC DEFENCE AND SECURITY EXHIBITION (APDSE) 2008
    On Remembrance Day November 11 2008 the South Australian Government and private company APDS Exhibition Ltd had planned to hold Australia’s first major arms fair in 17 years at the Adelaide Convention Centre. With groups meeting around Australia to organise a Peace Festival and a blockade the APDSE organisers, citing police costs, threw in the towel cancelling the event in early September. Come and celebrate this victory for the peace movement.

    Creative Commons license/attribution requested:

    Homebrew Cultural Association
    PO Box 4434
    Melbourne University
    Parkville 3052
    Victoria Australia

    ISBN 978-0-9757319-1-8

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  3. Re the story ‘Local Power – Qld power prices to drop 0.5%’, there is actually a far more significant (and totally legal) issue that can be exploited by most electricity consumers. In my case it resulted in a 50% decrease in electricity usage cost although my setup is somewhat usual and others might not see quite as much saving. For various reasons I don’t propose to publish details in an open forum but anyone seriously interested in reducing their electricity usage costs by 30% – 50% can contact me via the editor or via a number of other regulars.

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