||Issue No. 222||28 May 2004|
The New Radicals
Interview: Machine Man
Unions: Testing Times
Bad Boss: Freespirit Haunts Internet
Unions: Badge of Honour
National Focus: Noel's World
Economics: Safe Refuge
International: Global Abuse
History: The Honeypot
Review: Death And The Barbarians
Poetry: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Activists What’s On!
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Pig On a Spit - Safari Picket
The famous CFMEU safari restaurant picket is now a nightly picket!
The CFMEU are conducting a picket of the Safari restaurant to get the owners to pay entitlements owed to workers (the owners are also builders). The Safari restaurant is in King Street Newtown. Picket is nightly (and every night until they pay up!). From 6pm. All welcome.
Donna Mulhearn - Iraq activist in Sydney
For those in Sydney: I'd like to invite you to a fundraising event to held on Sunday night in Balmain for "Our Home - Iraq".
There'll be live music, food and dancing - so it should be a great night for a good cause!
I'll be there to give a report on the projects, Ra'id will give an Iraqi perspective and there'll be lots of pictures!
The details are:
'Our Home - Iraq' fundraiser
Sunday 30th May, 6-10pm at the Exchange Hotel, Cnr
Beattie & Mullens St, Balmain.
Two bands playing : "Portrait "& "Phoenyx & Scott."
Fingerfood provided (snacks not full dinner) & drinks
at the bar. $25 per head. Replies (preferably before
the night) to Tonia Norton 98682501 or 0417696830.
So please come along and say "G'day".
Redfern at the Block - Open Day
Whanau Iwi Inc invites you to attend an open day at "the block' in Redfern (between Everleigh Street and Louis street) on Sunday May 30 - 10am to 5pm.
Powhiri and Karakia starts at 10.00am sharp
This will be an alcohol and drug free open day.
PLAY FAIR AT THE OLYMPICS
Oxfam/Community Aid Abroad will be holding the Sydney launch of its labour rights campaign on Tuesday 1st June between 11am and 1pm in Martin Place near the Ampitheatre.
This international campaign is focussing on the working conditions of garment workers in the sportswear industry. Oxfam/CAA want to convince the Australian Olympic Committee and leading sportswear brands to ensure that all uniforms worn by Australian athletes and officials at this year's Olympics are made under fair working conditions.
For more information please contact Oxfam/CAA on 02 8204 3900 or at [email protected]
Labor for Refugees meeting with Carmen Lawrence
Date: Friday 4 June 2004 Time: 5.30 - 7pm.
Place: Meredith Burgmann's Office President's Dining Room Parliament House Sydney Aim: Debriefing after ALP National Conference Please advise [email protected] if you wish to attend so that we can organise numbers for the alcohol and nibbles which will be supplied.
ANDREW WILKIE SPEAKS OUT
7.30pm Wednesday June 9 at the Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council
$10 entry payable at the door
Involvement with the Iraq war is providing alarming insights into the wobbly health of the Australian democracy. The government is habitually dishonest, the public service is increasingly politicised, whistleblowers are vilified personally and the mainstream media is often reluctant to do what it can to turn events around.
Andrew Wilkie will explore all of these issues with the benefit of first-hand observations gathered as a true government insider ˆ until his resignation on principle a year ago.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PHONE THE NORTH SYDNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE ON 9922 2299 OR VISIT THE CENTRE'S WEBSITE AT www.northsydneycentre.com.au
Is Australian Democracy Working for Women?
The Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) are holding their national conference in Sydney on the 12th and 13th June. Sessions will cover
* legislation as a way to protect women's rights
* measuring the quality of women's lives
* creating a culture for work and family reform
* what women want
Speakers include Elain Thompson, Pru Goward, Reg Graycar, Eva Cox and Mary Crooks
To register and for further information contact WEL on 9212 4374 or logon to the website at www.wel.org.au
Popular Education Activism & Organising
Education is a key to developing activists and active members of organisations. The new activist educator is an organiser, teacher, consultant and theorist. What methods are being used today to equip activists to build social movements? Does activist education reflect a democratic agenda or is it largely instrumental? How do we know if educational practices are working? Are new theories of learning be utilised? This is the second of a three forum series looking at different education, organising and activist strategies being used by movements and organizations pursuing social justice and change agendas. Union activists, environmental campaigners, community advocates, educators and grassroots campaigners are participating in the forums. The forum will actively engage participants in discussing and analysing different experiences. Case Studies Date: Friday, 18 June 2004 Time: 9am - 1.30pm Location: Centre for Popular Education University of Technology, Sydney Jones St, Broadway (Old Fairfax Building) FEES - $30 for one forum; $50 for two forums For further details contact Lee Malone (02) 9514 3861, Daniel Ng (02) 9514 3843 or Tony Brown (02) 9514 3866 email: [email protected] For updates go the Centre for Popular Education website
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