||Issue No. 297||03 March 2006|
Interview: Court's in Session
Industrial: Whose Choices?
Politics: Peter's Principles
Environment: TINA or Greener?
History: Its Not Just Handshakes and Aprons
International: US Locks out Jose' Bove
Education: No AWA - No Job
Culture: Jesus was a Long-Grass Man
Review: Charlie the Serf
The Locker Room
What's Going On?
Activists What's On!
Tune in to Workers Radio Sydney 88.9FM Weekdays 5:30am - 9:00am
The 2006 Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA raffle
Is now open!!!
We invite you to take part in this year's Raffle by buying a ticket, selling
tickets or encouraging your family and friends to participate.
FIRST PRIZE Round the World Trip for Two. Imagine, you and a friend heading
off around the world on a trip of a lifetime!! Every ticket gives you the
chance to win the great prize of a ticket for two around the world with $720
spending money and one night's accommodation in London thrown in.
SECOND PRIZE Acer Travelmate Laptop Computer. You will be able to go
anywhere with this great laptop, valued at $1,300. Acer Travelmate Model
2304Lci, Celeron M-350 with new 1MB Cache, 15" Widescreen, 256MB RAM, 40GB
Hard drive and many more features.
Raffle tickets can be purchased from 1 March 2006:
· Ph: 1800 888 674 Fax: (02) 9261 1118
· Email: [email protected]
· Online at www.apheda.org.au
Bid for Freedom
Art Exhibition and Auction
When: Exhibition March 1-5, 2006
Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat, Sun 1pm to 5pm
Auction March 5, 2006
Sunday March 5, 1.30pm to 5pm
Where: The Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield VIC 3162
Melways Ref: 68 A2
More than 100 Australian artists have generously donated works to be
auctioned to raise money for the Brigidine Nuns Asylum Seeker Project
For more info see http:www.bid4freedom.org
Sick of marching in a straight line?
The Queers in Unions group - Workers Out - invites you to be involved in our float and parade entry for Mardi Gras, Saturday 4 March.
We're looking for all sorts of union members from all sorts of unions to come along and join the fun.
You can be a dancer, help us build our fabulous float or get a group together and come along and be part of the parade entry on the night.
Dancers and other performers: Bronwyn Winter on 0412 770 424
General parade entrants: Dominic Quigley on 0424 007 638
All other enquiries: Email [email protected]
Long time activist and campaigner for workers rights who recently passed away
Thursday 9th of March, 5pm
Victorian Trades hall Council
What would an Australian Bill of Rights do for you?
Presented by the Port Jackson ALP State Electorate Council
Saturday 11 March 2006
Leichhardt Town Hall 2- 4:30pm
Cnr Norton & Marion Sts, Leichhardt
The Hon. Rob Hulls MP Victorian Attorney General
Julian Burnside Queen's Counsel, Refugee Rights Advocate, Author
Tim Palmer Walkley Award Winning Journalist, ABC Jakarta
The Hon. Susan Ryan Chair of the New Matilda Human Rights Campaign
RSVP: SEC Secretary Verity Firth on 02 9692 8761 (leave a message) or at [email protected] by 1 March 2006
John Howard: 10 Years On
It is now 10 years since John Howard was first elected as Australia's Prime Minister.
This forum will consider the Howard Government's 10 years in power and the impact it has had on Australia.
Julia Gillard MP, Shadow Health Minister
Gerard Henderson, columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald
Judith Brett, Author
When: Wednesday 22 March from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Where: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Chair: Senator John Faulkner, President of the NSW Fabian Society
APHEDA VICTORIAN ACTIVISTS MEETING
Tue 4th April, 6.30 PM.
The first meeting of the Victorian Activist Group will be held 6.30 PM,
Tuesday 4th April 2006. Meeting Room 9, Community & Public Sector Union
(CPSU), 11th Floor, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Light refreshments will be
provided. RSVP to [email protected] by Monday 3rd April.
The Activist network enables members and supporters to meet and share
recourses locally as they support Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA's overseas
projects and campaigns.
APHEDA MELBOURNE MOVIE FUNDRAISER
Thu 20th April, 6.30 PM
Make it a date to remember!
Join Melbourne members and supporters at the Cinema Nova for a night of film
and fundraising. Raising much needed dollars for Union Aid Abroad-APEHDA's
overseas projects, tickets are just $20/$15 to see the Academy Award
nominated film Tsotsi in it's first week of release (see below for movie
blurb). Thursday 20th April 6.30 PM at the Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street
Contact Steve Mullins for bookings (payment MUST be made before the night)
Mobile: 0413021412 [email protected]
Tsotsi - (m) nominated for Academy Best Foreign Language Film
Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto - where survival is
the primary objective - Tsotsi traces six days in the life of a ruthless
young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped
during a car-jacking. Tsotsi is a gritty and moving portrait of an angry
young man living in a state of extreme urban deprivation. His world pumps
with the raw energy of Kwaito Music - the modern beat of the ghetto that
reflects his troubled state of mind.
The film is a psychological thriller in which the protagonist is compelled
to confront his own brutal nature and face the consequences of his actions.
It puts a human face on both the victims and the perpetrators of violent
crime and is ultimately a story of hope and a triumph of love over rage.
Winner, 2005 Toronto Film Festival, People's Choice Award
STRUGGLES, SCABS + SCHOONERS is BACK
29th April 2006 from 1:30pm.
This year it is all about the history - and ongoing battles - of working class women. Join us for stories, memories, hope, singing and beer.
Tickets are $30, which includes dinner.
If you wanna get on board the bus (walkers are welcome & free), please let us know ASAP - you'll have a confirmed seat if you get us the money before the day - please make cheques payable to the PROUD TO BE UNION COMMITTEE INC (send to Struggles, Scabs & Schooners - c/- FSU, PO Box A2442 Sydney South 1235).
RSVP to Chris ([email protected]
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