||Issue No. 152||13 September 2002|
The Legacy of 11/9
Interview: Still Flying
International: President Gas
Politics: Australia: A Rogue State?
History: Levelling September
Unions: Welfare Max
Bad Boss: Welcome to Telstra!
Health: Fat Albert: The Grim Reaper
Poetry: A Man From the East And A Man From The West
Review: The Sum Of All Fears
The Locker Room
Week in Review
The CFMEU Race Debate #2
Keeping it Clean
Sue the Leaders?
Few people hear about the Israeli peace mv't .Even fewer about the growing Refusnik mv't of Israelis who refuse to take part in the regular one-month terms in the Israeli Army, if they are told they must serve out this term in the Palestinian Authority Territories.
These people are jailed for at least a month. Each time they refuse the jail term increases. Next Tuesday in Sydney you can hear from a 20 year old Israeli who has served a jail term because of his refusal.
Rotem Mor's tour of Australia is sponsored by Jews 4 a Just Peace. Rotem was recently interviewed on the web newspaper Workers Online and has spoken at the Finance Sector Unions's NSW Council meeting.
Please invite friends and colleagues to attend.
WHO: Rotem Dan MOR
WHAT: Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue & Peaceful Co-existence
WHEN: TUESDAY, September 17TH at 7:00PM
WHERE: Rm 16, Lev 24 Tower Building,
University of Technology Sydney
For more INFORMATION call Vivienne 9357 2134; 0411 366 295 Rotem 0417 063 255Public Lecture 6-7pm + Discussion Panel
Writing Labour History
The Sydney Labour History Association is holding a free discussion on the subject of Writing Labour Biography, September 15, 2-5 pm, PSU HOUSE, Level 7, 191 Thomas Street, Sydney. Speakers include Harry Knowles, Peter Love, Professor Lyndall Ryan; their subjects include Edna and Jack Ryan, Frank Anstey. All welcome. For further information phone Julie on 9557 8097.
CONSUMERISM AND COUNTER-CONSUMERISM
Wednesday 9 October, 6-9pm
University of Technology Sydney, Broadway Campus, Building 3 (Bon Marche, cnr of Harris + Broadway), Floor 5, Room 510
Disabled Access. Refreshments available. Entry by donation ($10/$5). Enquiries: James Goodman, 95142714.
Panel: Tim Connor (NikeWatch), Peter Lewis (BossWatch), Julia Murray (FairWear), Vicki Sentas (Midnight Star Social Centre), chair, David McKnight (Research initiative on International Activism)
Thomas Frank is the author of 'One Market under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy' and 'The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism'. He is a founding editor of 'The Baffler', a magazine of cultural criticism (thebaffler.com).
Hosted by the Research Initiative in International Activism (international.activism.uts.edu.au) and the Transforming Cultures Research Group (transforming.cultures.uts.edu.au) with the support of the Australian Centre for Public Communication (acpc.uts.edu.au), Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (acij.uts.edu.au), and the Sydney Social Forum (www.sydneysocialforum.org)
Rally For Truth
A rally to draw attention to the truth about refugees and the threatened war on Iraq will be held Saturday 26 October.
The Rally will commence at 12pm from Town Hall, in Sydney.
Unionists are encouraged to attend the event which has already been endorsed by NSW Labor Council, the FSU, the AWMU, the CFMEU, Labor for Refugees, Children Out of Detention, Jews for Ethnic Tolerance, Refugee Action Committee, Free the Refugees Campaign and the Palm Sunday Committee.
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