Some of the biggest names in corporate Australia are copping a spanking right now – and while the troubles are of their own making the fall-out may have broader consequences.
Interview: Generation Next
The Australian Services Union's Luke Foley is one of a group of thirty-somethings taking the reins of the union movement.
Legal: We’re All Terrorists Now
The Government’s hastily cobbled security laws are so all-encompassing that jamming the boss’s fax could see you eating porridge in Long Bay for the rest of your life, reports Noel Hester.
Unions: Holding the Baby
The concept of Carers’ Responsibilities doesn’t appear to have penetrated the ageing walls of the Australian Retailers Federation, reports Jim Marr.
International: Taking It To The Streets
In the past few days 22 million workers have taken to the streets in two countries over the global push to cut workers rights, as Andrew Casey reports.
History: Off the Wall
Creative campaign posters provide a colourful archive of worker struggles from the past, writes Neale Towart.
Economics: Financing International Development
John Langmore details the significance of the first International Conference on Financing Development held in Mexico in March.
Satire: Queen Mum's Life Tragically Cut Short
The world has been numbed by grief and shock, after Her Royal Highness the Queen Mother unexpectedly died last night at the tender age of 101.
Review: Return of The People’s Parliament
The last two weeks has seen the return of the most democratic program on the television, Big Brother. Cultural theoritian Mark Morey reports.
Poetry: Silent Night
Our resident bard, David Peetz, turns his hand to the Senate Inquiry into a Certain Maritime Incident.
Tobacco Giant's New Smoking Gun
Evidence Proves McJobs A Reality
Workers Die Waiting For Justice
Abbot Sparks Nuclear Reaction
Sick As A Dog Or Pissed As A Parrot?
Workers’ Anthem – Hip Hop or Grunge?
DOCS Crisis – At Risk Kids Slipping Through Net
Call Centre Workers Stiffed - Survey
Broadcast Blues at SBS
South Coast Medical Centre in Della’s Sights
Sydney Take-Off For Security Campaign
Israel On Dangerous Ground
Technicians Take Aim At Canon
Intel Faces Email Censure Challenge
Megawati Reopens Marsinah Case
The Politics of Unfair Dismissal
Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations Robert McClelland finally nails down the Labor line on the Abbott sackings laws.
The Locker Room
Tipping the Scales
Jim Marr argues that policing of the ten-metre rule is creating havoc for footy tipsters.
Stand and Deliver
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Week in Review
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Workers’ Anthem – Hip Hop or Grunge?
The finalists in the first ever Wobbly Radio Worker's Song Competition have been announced with a mix of hip-hop, grunge, pop and traditional folk making the cut.
The six artists will play-off at a special May Day gig at the South Sydney Leagues Club on Wednesday May 1, with the winner walking away with $5000 to go towards a recording of the song.
Judges include representatives of the Musicians Union, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, 2JJJ and Radio fBi.
The competition is being sponsored by the NSW Labor Council, which launched the search for a union anthem for the 21st Century.
Labor Council secretary John Robertson says he's been stunned by the quality and scope of the entries. "They underline the potential for popular culture and politics to sit much closer together," Robertson says.
The list of finalists who will all be invited to play at the Sydney May Day dinner and gig is as follows:
Swarmy G - May Day, May Day (NSW) - A driving hip hop tune with clever samples and smart lyrics.
Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis - Hold That Line (TAS) - A more traditional, folk flavoured contribution.
Mahuia Cooper - Union (NSW) - Sweet retro-pop with rock filled choruses.
Urban Guerillas - Touch One, Touch All (NSW) - An energising and empowering rock tune.
Dogbite - Clout (VIC) - Musically sweet with great girl vocal harmonies but still a strong shout-out for joint action.
Mischevious - Who I Am (WA) - Another hip hop tune, this one's a more personal story from a working man.
To hear more of the entries check out Wobbly Radio on http://www.wobblyradio.com
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