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Timor Fundraiser a Blast

By Phil Davey

"Radio Free East Timor", jointly presented by the Labor Council, LHMU and CFMEU took the Harbourside Brasserie by storm on Thursday night.


A capacity crowd of over 450 packed the Harbourside to dance to a frenetic line up of World Music acts and raise funds for the reequiping of "Voice of Hope" -East Timors only community radio station.

Nearly $6000 was raised from the night and over 1000 CDs were donated by the audience for "Voice of Hope"- an eclectic collection of music with everything from current top 40 pop and rock to Carmina Burana and country and western. Even such obscure treasures as the Princess Diana tribute album were donated for shipment to Timor.

Organisers hope to build on the success of this gig to create a regular series of concerts showcasing Australian bands and demonstrating the relevence of Unionism and international solidarity to a young audience.

The same organisers have another gig for the same cause coming up in May.

"The Big Drum Up for East Timor" will feature the finest percussionists in Australia together for one night only at the Basement May 17.

Any assistance with promoting this next gig would be gratefully recieved. Call Aaron Magner at the LHMU 9281 9577 or Phil Davey at the CFMEU 9287 9387 or email: Workers Online.



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In this issue
*  Interview: The Gospel According To ...
Green Bans legend Jack Mundey looks back on his days in the BLF and the lessons that can be drawn from that experience today,
*  Unions: Spinning at the Casino
In the lead-up to this weekend's historic strike, active LHMU members at Sydney’s Star City Casino have been making their own news.
*  East Timor: Rebuilding From the Nightmare
NSW Attorney General Jeff Shaw travelled to Dili to get a first-hand perspective on the reconstruction work required.
*  History: Internal Democracy and the BLF
How the rank and file team that took over the BLF in the early sixties attempted to devolve power to the grassroots.
*  International: Towards Liberation
Zimbabwe trade unions are at the centre of the democratic struggle going on within the African Nation
*  Republic: The Referendum We Had To Have
Paul Norton finds some hope in last year's resounding defeat of the republic proposition.
*  Work/Time/Life: @work in the e-century
Marian Baird takes stock of how far we’ve come, or not come, in terms of our working life.
*  Review: Rocking the Foundations
Pat Fiske's wonderful documentary on the BLF should be compulsory viewing for anyone in the union movement talking about shifting to an Organising Model.

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»  Pressure Builds for Compo Pull-Out
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