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Radio Free East Timor


Australian musicians have joined forces with the trade union movement to raise funds for 'Voz de Esperanza' (Voice of Hope), East Timor's only radio station.

A roster of bands have committed to benefit gigs throughout the year, to raise funds for a new transmitter for the station - part of the reconstruction of East Timorese infrastructure.

The concerts, to be held under the auspices of APHEDA and red Square music agency, will commence on April 13 and will include gigs in Wollongong, coinciding with the ACTU Congress in June and Newcastle.

People attending the gigs are also encouraged to bring old CDs which will be shipped up to Dili to be used by the station. Who knows? You could help shape the next trend in Timorese pop culture.

The campaign kicks of at the Harbourside Brasserie, Hickson Road, Millers Point, under the south end of the Harbour Bridge on Thursday April 13 at 7.30pm.

The line up for the night include:

- Barbalu (super Afro-Cuban salsa)

- Astro Tabasco (post apocalyptic lounge music)

- Dha (classical Indian/fusion)

- Monsieur Camembert (red hot gypsey jazz)

Tickets: $12 or $10 concession, available from Aaron Magner at the LHMU (9281 9577), Phil Davey at the CFMEU (9287 9387) or Peter Lewis at Labor Council (016 289335).


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Features
*  Interview: Telstra Troubleshooter
Andrew Hillard first blew the whistle on Mal Colston’s expenses rorts; now he’s taking on Telstra over its tactics to drive down wages and conditions.
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*  Unions: A Christmas (Recruitment) Story
Staff at the Illawarra Mutual Building Society organised their own Christmas present - and, with the help of a little e-mail, delivered 80 new members to the ASU's Clerical and Administrative Branch.
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*  International: A Move to the Left?
John Passant look’s at ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone’s tilt at Mayor of London and what it means for the Radical Left.
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*  Legal: Going Broke: What Workers Should Do
A no nonsense guide to protecting your entitlements when the boss goes bust.
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*  Politics: "I Can't Believe It's Not Peter Reith":
The NSW Labor Government is waging a dirty campaign against the NSW Teachers Federation in order to gain the upper hand in the long running award dispute.
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*  History: One Big Nation
In the 1920’s rural Australia was arguing for its share of the national wealth through The Bush Workers Propaganda Group.
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*  Satire: Toddler Death Fallout: BMW Releases New Oven
The Victorian Government has turned up the heat on the gambling and car industries following a spate of children being locked inside cars.
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*  Review: The Stranger from Hobart
In his controversial new book, Peter Botsman lifts the lid on the unsung hero of federation, Andrew Inglis Clark
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»  Catholic School Teachers Endorse Strike Action
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»  We Can't Share the Spirit If We Can’t Afford the Rent
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»  Unionist Honoured Posthumously
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»  Radio Free East Timor
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