||Issue No. 180||30 May 2003|
Interview: Staying Alive
Bad Boss: The Ultimate Piss Off
Industrial: Last Drinks
National Focus: Around the States
Politics: Radical Surgery
Education: The Price of Missing Out
Legal: If At First You Don't Succeed
History: Massive Attack
Culture: What's Right
Review: If He Should Fall
Poetry: If I Were a Rich Man
Satire: IMF Ensures Iraq Institutes Market Based Looting
The Locker Room
Unions Deserve Reputation
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN ACTION 2003
Public Conference, 9.30am-4.00pm, June 7. Room 430, UTS Tower, Broadway, Entry by donation, Disabled Access
Keynote Speaker: Verity Burgmann
Writer on Australian social movements, from the University of Melbourne: Power, profit and protest: Australian social movements and globalization, Allen and Unwin, 2003; Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation, with Meredith Burgmann, University of NSW Press, 1998; Power and Protest: movements for change in Australian society, Allen and Unwin, 1993,
9.30-10.00am, Registration /
10.00-11.00am Keynote lecture /
11.30-1.30 Parallel presentations /
2.00-3.30 Parallel presentations /
3.30-4.00 Wrapping up/
UTS Research Initiative in Intrernational Activism, James Goodman 9514 2714
For papers from Social Movements in Action 2002, see: www.international.activism.hss.uts.edu.au
Cameron Oxley Debate
Address for the first exchange is
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=372 and the questionnaire is at
Subject: Should Australia have a Free Trade Agreement with the US? What do you think?
Hoping to organise one of these around executive pay.
Labor for Refugees
World Refugee Day is about 4 weeks away. The colour posters are now available from Labor Council and help would be appreciated in getting the leaflets and posters out and about. Posters can be picked up from Labor Council between 9-5 on weekdays (a few can be mailed out if you live far away from the CBD).
If you can organise members of your branch or union to do some train station leafleting that would be excellent. You could also organise for your union and branch to meet together on the day and march with Labor for Refugees. Labor for Refugees will be meeting at the south side of the Archibald Fountain next to the row of trees. A leaflet is also attached in case you have access to photocopying facilities.
2003 National Conference on Unemployment
This year marks CofFEE's 5th Path to Full Employment Conference and the 10th National Conference on Unemployment.
The anniversary conference will be held concurrently on the 10-12 December 2003 at the University of Newcastle.
A number of themes have been identified for the conference including: welfare to work issues; macroeconomic policy;
regional and environmental issues; the future of work; and globalisation.
We are pleased to already announce two of the keynote speakers:
Professor Barry Bluestone, the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts; and
The Rev Tim Costello, a leading voice on issues such as urban poverty, homelessness, problem gambling, unemployment and reconciliation, Minister at Collins St Baptist Church Melbourne and the Director of Urban Seed.
Please note that the call for papers is underway until 15 June. Abstracts should be submitted to [email protected]
Further details are available at the Conference homepage: http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/conferences/2003/index.cfm
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