||Issue No. 288||04 November 2005|
Interview: Public Defender
Legal: Craig's Story
Unions: Wrong Way, Go Back
Politics: Queue Jumping
History: Iron Heel
Economics: Waging War
International: Under Pressure
Poetry: Billy Negotiates An AWA
Review: A Pertinent Proposition
The Locker Room
Truth in Advertising
What a Woman!
It's Not Pretty
Activist's What's On!
Macarthur "Your Rights at Work Committee
o The Macarthur Your Rights at Work Committee are entering in the Campbelltown Fishers Ghost Parade on Saturday 5 November as the 'Your Rights at Work' group. The Macarthur Liberal MP, Pat Farmer, will be on the podium for the parade so it will be an important way of showing community opposition to the industrial relations changes.
o We would like to invite for anyone who would like to attend, particularly unions who would like to be present with their flags and shirts.
o Assemble at Old Campbelltown Showground (northern end of Queen St) via Warby St no later than 11.45am. The parade will move along Queen St, proceeding south to Koshigaya Park.
o Please RSVP to Jason Kara, 0409 042 599.
Details: 11.45am Saturday 5 November 2005
Defend Civil Liberties
March and Rally
Organised by Stop The War Coalition
Saturday, 5th November, 12 noon commencing at Belmore Park
Near Central Railway
Party For Justice
A FUN PARTY FOR A SERIOUS CAUSE!
In April this year, filmmaker and journalist Anne Delaney was arrested and charged for visiting a Queensland prisoner - who could be the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice. In Queensland a law prevents the media from talking to a prisoner. If she's found guilty, Anne could face two years in jail.
Where: Waverley Bowling Club
163-189 Birrell St,
When: Sunday 6 November
Entry Fee/Donation: $20
Three Blind Whites (kooky gospel cabaret)
Ray Moynihan & Co. and DJ Frank Rodi
DRINKS AT CLUB PRICES * SAUSAGE SIZZLE RAFFLES * AUCTION * KIDS WELCOME
RSVP and pre book: Melissa McAllister on 1300 656 513
I Dream of Johnny
A musical comedy. Opening Thursday November 24,
Newtown Theatre. Cnr King & Bray Sts, Newtown South.
The play is a riotous musical combining 60's psychedelia, Gilbert and Sullivan type songs, dance routines and guest appearances from mythical gods as it steers its protagonists- namely John Howard and Tony Abbott, towards retribution for their policies on refugees and industrial relations.
Regular ticket prices are $25/20 respectively. However, union members are eligable for a $15 ticket in week two- from Tuesday November 29 to Saturday December 3.
The play has been made with generous support from unions such as the CFMEU and the Flight Attendants' Association.
After losing his passport and his memory John Howard finds himself on a boat to Norway as part of a 'refugees for nuclear waste' scheme, devised by his government and outsourced agencies. A series of mishaps lead to him being thrown over-board and stuck on a desert island with an irate Tony Abbott, who has been using his thinking time to devise a new dastardly portfolio for himself called the 'Department of Industrial Convalescence'. After being rescued from the island both men end up in the Baxter Detention Centre and must face the consequences of their past actions which winds up in an all-in rap battle and the appearance of Amanda Vanstone to sort things out.
The play features great musical and dance numbers, choreographed by Mark Daly, with music written by producer/playwright Joel Beasant and musician Matthew Campbell. The play was written by Joel Beasant, Robert Luxford and Leslie Marsh, and is directed by Jenelle Pearce, whose work recently featured in the Newtown Theatre's 'Short and Sweet' sessions. Adam Fraser and Rhys Wilson star as Howard and Abbott, respectively.
The play cleverly uses real dialogue from figures, such as Howard and Abbott, to challenge their actions towards refugees and the disadvantaged by literally placing them 'in the others' shoes'. John Howard finds himself in a number of situations where he appeals for humanitarian treatment, by re-stating quotes he has made in the past however, instead of being delivered by them, he actually gets the treatment his government has metered out. The irony is hilarious and made even better as it is regularly accompanied by groovy singing and dancing.
The shows will run from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturdays. Ticket prices are:
$15 special price for union-card holders in week 2, from Tues Nov 29- Sat Dec 3.
$15 special price for students in week 3, from Tues Dec 6- Sat Dec 10.
Enquiries about the show can be made to:
Bookings MCA 1300 306 776 or online: www.mca-tix.com
For further information call Joel Beasant on: 02 9797133
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