|Issue No 49
|07 April 2000
Radio Free East Timor Fundraiser Thursday
Australian workers have the chance to set the tones of the streets of Dili by donating CDs for the fledgling radio station 'Voz de Esperanza' - the Voice of Hope.
APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is backing the radio station as part of its contribution to the reconstruction effort in East Timor.
The Radio Free East Timor campaign kicks off April 13 at the Harbourside Brasserie - with acts as diverse as Barbalu and Astro Tabasco
Punters will be asked to bring their CDs to the gig, which will then be sent to Dili to add to the fledgling station's playlist.
APHEDA Dili project officer Ramona Mitussis says the Timorese love all sorts of music, but that Reggae and House are the favourites. Then again - a bit of Aussie indie music would go down well too.
Tickets for the Radio Free East Timor gig are now available for $12 and $10 concession.
To order your tickets, click the button below.
Interview: Rebuilding from the Rubble
Ramona Mitussis, APHEDA's co-ordinator in East Timor reports on how Australian workers are contributing to rebuilding a nation.
East Timor: UN Poseurs Delay Reconstruction
Returning to the Dili compound where he spent five days under siege, HT Lee finds an aid bureacracy out of control.
Unions: The Last Bank in Minto
"It's a busy branch", Carol Davison insists, watching the crowd gather around the Commonwealth Bank branch at Minto Mall. By the time you read this, the branch will be another empty shopfront, stripped of its fittings, with junk mail starting to accumulate under the front door.
International: Workers of the World Unite
ILO Director-General Juan Somavia's keynote address to the ICFTU Congress in Durban, South Africa this week.
Olympics: Strange Tenants
Rentwatchers lifts the lid on the legacy the 2000 Games will leave on Sydney's tenants.
Politics: The Loneliness Crisis
Lindsay Tanner looks at the politics of the soul that form the backdrop of many of our social ills.
History: Songs of Solidarity
Visiting US labour acadmeic John Lund has found a new way to digest history - he commits workers' struggles to song.
Satire: Seven Launches 'Popstars' Spin-off
On the heels of Popstars comes a new show taking five minor celebrities and turning them into normal people
Review: Keating's Engagement
Whether it's analysis or self-justification, Paul Keating's new book is an engaging read.
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