||Issue No. 306||12 May 2006|
Interview: Out of the Bedroom
Industrial: Cloak and Dagger
Legal: The Fantasy of Choice
Politics: Labor Pains
Economics: Economics and the Public Purpose
Corporate: House of Horrors
History: Clash Of Cultures
International: Childs Play
Culture: Folk You Mate!
Review: Last Holeproof Hero
The Locker Room
The Real Truth About Independent Contractors
Activist's What's On!
SEDITIOUS INTENT Short Film Collection
Online now at http://spinach7.com/si/
Seventeen short films - some sad, some funny, some gentle, some illuminating - from the slick to the raw and edgy, ranging from fiction, faction, animation, claymation, subverts to adverts - they make up the exciting web-based SEDITIOUS INTENT short film collection site.
The collection is the result of a call to filmmakers across the country to "create a short film (from 30 secs - 5 mins) that responds in some way to the Australian Government's draconian new anti-terrorism laws".
When we initiated the project, we knew it wouldn't prevent the anti-terror laws from being implemented. However, 'SEDITIOUS INTENT' is aimed at keeping the discussion alive and enabling filmmakers to participate in actions that provoke debate that leads to change.
We have partnered with EngageMedia(http://engagemedia.org), a group distributing video stories about social justice and environmental issues in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. We are proud to be their first collection.
You are invited to the launch meeting of Labor Tribune
Labor Tribune [email protected]
IS MARXISM RELEVANT TO THE LABOUR MOVEMENT?
Speakers: Meredith Burgmann, MLC, president of the NSW upper house Jack Mundey, environmental campaigner, former NSW secretary BLF Andrew West, SMH Online columnist, political biographer, Fabian Society executive Marcus Strom, editor Labor Tribune, secretary Summer Hill ALP
Tuesday May 16, 6.30pm
Mitchell Theatre Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts Level 1 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
'Know Your Rights' Hypothetical
In Brisbane - Based on the 'Hypotheticals' format, Barb Lowing will host a panel including Tony Auckland, Tom McSweeny, Joss McWilliam and Bruce Redman. The event is free for financial Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance members and students (non-members $33) and will be held on Monday 22 May, 6.30pm - The Roundhouse Theatre, 6-8 Musk Ave Kelvin Grove. Bookings are essential. To reserve your seat, call Kate Brady on 02 9333 0911 or email [email protected]
MELBOURNE DECLARES PEACE ON THE WORLD
National Peace Conference Invitation Thursday, May 25, 7pm Public Meeting, Storey Hall, RMIT, Swanston St, City Saturday, May 27 Registration from 9am Maritime Union of Australia, 46 Ireland St, West Melbourne The conference seeks to foster better international connections and develop a clearer coherent national strategy for peace. It will coincide with tours by significant international players in the peace movement including: Hassan J'umar: President of the Iraqi Oil Workers Union, Cindy Sheehan, from Goldstar Families for Peace, USA. Sabah Jawad, Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation. Dr Salam Islmail, From Doctors for Iraq, Muslim Association of Britian and Stop the War Coalition. Cost : $50 for one or two delegates, $20 (waged observer) $10 (unwaged observer) Conference Dinner Saturday $20 waged, $15 unwaged Contact the conference roganising committee on: Phone: 0418 316 310 Email: [email protected] Mail GPO Box 1473, Melbourne VIC 3001
HISTORY AND CULTURE EVENTS COMING UP
Work, Industrial Relations and Popular Culture Conference Monday 25 September 2006, Brisbane Work and Industry Futures QUT, and the Department of Industrial Relations Griffith University are convening a one-day conference that explores Work, Industrial Relations and Popular Culture.
David Pope, the cartoonist behind the Heinrich Hinze cartoons will be Keynote Speaker with his presentation - "Is the pen mightier than s356? Cartoons and Work" (www.scratch.com.au)
We welcome any paper that explores the manner in which popular culture is used by unions, management or policy makers or alternatively, how work and industrial relations is represented within popular culture.
Sub-themes for the conference include: - Policy, Influence and Modern Mediums - Which is Reality, Work or TV? - Popular Music: Is it the End of the Working Class Man? - Working in the Movies: What do we see? - Popular Culture as a Teaching Tool. Call for Papers. Abstracts are due 14 July 2006 Full papers are due 11 September 2006 Location; Southbank, Brisbane.
The convenors would welcome participants to submit proposed titles earlier to assist in preparations. For further information please contact Keith Townsend ([email protected]) or David Peetz ([email protected])
Rekindling the Flames of Discontent: How the Labour and Folk Movements Work Together
A CONFERENCE / DINNER / CONCERT
The Brisbane Labour History Association is holding a Conference/Dinner/Concert on Saturday 23 September. This event will explore the historical relationship between the labour movement and the folk movement in Australia with a particular emphasis on Queensland.
Why? To celebrate the history of the interaction between the Folk and Labour movements, and promote its longevity.
When? Saturday 23 September. Conference from 1pm. Concert from 7pm.
Where? East Brisbane Bowls Club, Lytton Rd, East Brisbane, Next to Mowbray Park
It is still in the formative stages, but to date the following are confirmed:
1-5pm CONFERENCE (will include music with the presentations):
5 - 7pm Drinks followed by DINNER
7 - 11pm CONCERT
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