||Issue No. 147||09 August 2002|
A Call to Action
Interview: Save Our Souls
Unions: Rats With Wings
Bad Boss: If The Boot Fits
History: Political Bower Birds
International: No More Business as Usual
Corporate: The Seven Deadly Sins of Capitalism
Review: Prepare To Bend
Satire: Bush Boosts Sharemarket Confidence: Shares his Cocaine Stash
Ten Click Walker 'Unfit for Work'
Casino Workers Overtime Jackpot
Abbott’s Task Force “Rank Hypocrisy”
Shipping Policy Blamed for Reef Damage
Combet Pushes Consultative Vehicle
Maternity Leave for Pacific Workers
Magistrate Endorses Health and Safety Rights
Contracts a Thorn in Workers' Side
Fringe Success for Workers’ Pick
The Locker Room
Week in Review
Labor Council of NSW
Sydney Social Forum Information Night
6:30pm, Thursday, August 15
Tom Mann Theatre
136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Footage from the World Social Forum will be shown, courtesy of Actively Radical TV, as well as a short film from the US entitled "Another World is Possible":
"What if 51,000 people from 131 countries put their heads together to discuss what is wrong with the world and how to work together to change it? In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers, and labor -- including 11,000 young people -- gathered for the World Social Forum. Called in response to the elite gathering of the World Economic Forum in New York, this week of workshops, panel discussions, and high-spirited demonstrations was inspirational for those attending."
Amongst the speakers featured in the film are Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Kevin Danaher, Wolfgang Sachs, and Rigoberta Menchu.
There will also be discussion and personal report-backs from the WSF, what we can hope to achieve here in Sydney, and how people can get more involved.
Entry is suggested at $3/$5 to help out with cost of venue hire.
Participants at the Sydney Social Forum on September 20-22 include: AidWatch, Greens NSW, CFMEU, National Union of Students, Refugee Action Coalition, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, Aid/Watch, Socialist Alliance NSW, The Wilderness Society, Brisbane Social Forum, Student Environment Activist Network, Mineral Policy Institute, New Internationalist magazine, People for Nuclear Disarmament (NSW), Midnight Star Social Centre, 2SER Community Radio, and more.
For more info:
phone: Luke 0419 135 019 or Glen 9282 9553
email: [email protected]
Debunking Myths about Asylum Seekers
DO YOU KNOW ALL THE FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS?
We invite you to our Information Evening
Tuesday, 13th August 2002
6:30pm - 8:30pm
St Francis' Catholic Church Paddington
463 Oxford Street, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Secretary, Aboriginal and Islander Commission, NCCA
Former Adviser of Howard Government
Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the community will be present to share their practical experience in Immigration Detention Centres
Ample opportunity for audience questions and comments
Organised by the Coalition for Justice for Refugees in association with Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Catholic Mission, SEARCH Foundation, Sydney Palm Sunday Committee, SHOW MERCY - Rights for Asylum Seekers, Just and Fair Asylum (JAFA), Franciscan Friars, Labor for Refugees, UTS Students Association and many other organisations.
Endorsed by Australians for Just Refugee Programs Inc (AfJRP)
ENTRY BY DONATION IS ENCOURAGED
ENQUIRIES: 02 9764 1330 - 0405 112 778
Labor for Refugees NSW Plenary meeting
Wed 07 Aug
LHMU Auditorium 187 Thomas St HAYMARKET
All ALP and Trade Union members welcome
Hiroshima Peace March and Rally
Sat 10 Aug - 12 Noon
Assemble Town Hall Square; March at 12:30 pm;
1:00pm Rally at Belmore Park
more info: www.anti-bases.com.au
Hiroshima Nevera Again. No Nuclear War. No US attacks
on Iraq etc.
Wars create Refugees.
Protecting Citizen's Rights: a critical discussion of
the Howard Government's Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Sun 11 Aug
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Sydney Town Hall, Marconi Room (enter from Druitt
Sen. John Faulkner, Prof. George Williams, Cameron
Murphy, Talal Yassine
organised by ALP NSW Branch Law Reform and
Constitutional Processes Policy Committee
Mon 26 Aug
Sydney: Town Hall (vigil)
During the day, wear a black armband to show your
disgust at the shameful treatment
of refugees on the first anniversary of the "Tampa
Come to the candle-light vigil at the Town Hall
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