|Issue No 115||12 October 2001|
All the latest details on actions, workshops and conferences for anyone interested in labour politics.
East Timor Community Computer Project activist to Speak in Sydney Rowan Mitchell, of the East Timor Community Computer Project will be in Sydney next week to give a talk on the history, achievements, and current status of the project.
He will be speaking at 7:00pm Tuesday, October 16th, CFMEU NSW Branch Main Office, 12 Railway St., Lidcombe (two minutes from Lidcombe railway station).
Any inquiries about the event can be directed to Matthew Davidson at mailto:[email protected] or phone 0419 242 316.
Politics in the Pub
JOHN SUTTON (National Secretary CFMEU) SPEAKS NEXT Friday NIGHT, 6 pm 19 October at the GAELIC CLUB (64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills - near Central Railway) at a session of Politics-in-the-Pub entitled WHAT IS THE LEFT OFFERING IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION?
An Evening With Billy Bragg
Roxbury Hotel, 182 St John's Road , Glebe at 6.30 PM
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19
In the midst of a war and an election, hear singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg speak his mind about politics, pop and the clash of ideas in Britain, Australia and the world.
With special guest Anthony Albanese, Federal Labor Member for
Grayndler(to be confirmed). MC Steve Cannane from Triple Jay. Questions and comments from the floor welcome.
When : Friday 19th October , 6.30pm for 7pm
Where: Roxbury Hotel, 182 St John's Road, Glebe
Cost : $8 at door ($5 unwaged)
Proceeds go to help Strewth! and Pluto print bills. The Forum starts promptly at 7pm. Drinks and food at pub prices! NB This is a forum not a concert.
For more information contact Paul Smith at [email protected]
Media enquiries to Morag White, Push Productions,
ph 02 93656365
YOUNG WRITERS GET A CHANCE
NOISE, a media-based festival in October exhibits the works of young Australians. NOISE has teamed up with Pluto Press to publish a special anthology book that features exciting new works from young creators from across Australia. ANTHOLOGY - new words and pictures by young Australians - will be launched at Gleebooks on Monday 22 October at 6.00 PM.
Triple J's Steve Cannane will do the launch and invite some of the young contributors to read from their works.
From broken hearts and first love, through to unorthodox parking methods and protests against stereotypes of cola drinking "yoof", ANTHOLOGY is a window into a new wave of work being churned out in bedrooms across Australia. Compiled from submissions to the NOISE festival, ANTHOLOGY showcases new words and pictures by young Australians - a collection full to the brim with energy, irony, iconoclasm and desperation.
More information: http://www.plutoaustralia.com
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation
to join the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir, Patrick Dodson and Wendy McCarthy (and Sean Kidney!)
For cocktails and a talk about about where the reconciliation process goes from here and the exciting work Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) is doing to bring all Australians towards a future of justice for Indigenous Australians.
Help make something positive happen in these grim times.
Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Government House, Macquarie Street, Sydney - 5.30 - 8.00 pm (briefing at 6.00)
Parking is available in the grounds of Government House.
Cost: $55 per person. It's a fundraiser for ANTaR!
RSVP by Wednesday October 10, 2001
NO WAR RALLY
11:00am Saturday 13 October
Before the bombing started, this rally was an important anti-war action - now it is essential. No US war; No Oz involvement; No racist scapegoating; Defend Democratic Rights.
[where] Sydney Town Hall
[contact] Network Opposing War and Racism (NO WaR)
Ph: 0412 751 508; 0408 619 152
[email] [email protected]
Globalisation and PNG
Film Screening and Forum
Monday 15 October - 5.30-7.00pm
CFMEU Office: level 1, 12 Railway Street, Lidcombe
Tuesday 16 October - 5,30-7.00pm
CFMEU Office 18 Commonwealth Street Sydney
Contact: Karen Iles on 0412 462646
Action Against Malaysian Detantion
October 26: Solidarity action outside Malaysian Airlines office over detention of labour activist Tian Chua, held without trial since April 10.
Interview: Connecting the State
NSW IT minister Kim Yeadon is the man responsible for enabling the people of NSW. Here's how he's doing it.
Workplace: The Enemy Within
In the IT industry it's the recruiters who are earning the workers' ire, as our special correspondent explains.
Unions: From the Virtual Coalface
Computer programmer Vince Caughley argues there is a place for unions in the IT industry.
History: Conditions Precedent
Frank Bongiorno writes that the recent events off the coast of Christmas Island recall a story once told by Paul Hasluck.
International: Victims of Terrorism
Repression against trade unionists on the increase world wide, with 209 trade unionists assassinated last year, reveals ICFTU 2001 Survey.
Campaign Diary: Week One: Get Shorty
Labor's first week of campaigning was as an effort to gain attention from a nation rocked by the telvised war on terrorism.
Economics: Global Alliances
Ray Marcelo reports from India that the ILO is arguing that globalisation needs a worker and employer alliance.
Health: The Phantom Menace
Trade unions made an impact this week at an international congress In Melbourne in the global fight against AIDS.
Review: Rings of Confidence
In his study on the 2000 Olympics, Tony Webb argues that the government and unions reached a new level of cooperation.
Satire: Greens 'Quietly Unconfident' of Forming Government
A leaked memo from a senior member of the Greens reveals the party is unconfident of winning government on November 10.
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