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Big Drum Up for East Timor!


Following the huge success of the "Radio Free East Timor" a follow-up fundraising concert will be held at The Basement on WEDNESDAY night May 17th 2000.

 
 

The "Big Drum-up for East Timor" will raise more money for new transmitters for "Radio Voz do Esperanza" (Voice of Hope) the only East Timorese controlled radio station in that country.

The East Timorese people consider a comprehensive radio network as one of their priorities in rebuilding their country. Radio Voz do Esperanza currently broadcasts 16 hours a day, and their coverage includes news, feature stories, community service announcements, information on health and agricultural techniques, and of course music.

Almost all the CD's played by Radio Voz do Esperanza were donated after the Radio Free East Timor Concert held in April 13th [Over 1000 CD's were donated - A Big THANKYOU to all those who gave generously!]. More CD's and radio equipment, however, is needed for more stations across East Timor and also to provide a more powerful transmitter for the Dili station - its range at the moment is only about 30 kilometres. The staff at Radio Voz do Esperanza are full of passion and enthusiasm, but are all volunteers who need to eat.

The Big Rum-up for East Timor features an amazing line up of Australia's best drummers including Epizo Bangoura Mahamed Bangoura (West African Drumming) Blair Greenberg (rhythmic vocals) Quarteto Y Su Descarga (featuring Aykho and Fabian Hevia - Afro Cuban), Erik the Dog (as seen on ABC TV) Joel Salom (rhythmic juggling) Womangospeach (body percussion) and Peter Kenard (frame drumming with triggers).

All this for $12!

Old CDs can be donated on the night for the radio station or dropped into the Labor Council Union shop front at 377 Sussex Street.

The Fundraising Concert is organised by the Construction Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union (LHMU) and the Labor Council of NSW.

Tickets are available NOW from Aaron Magner at the LHMU (9281 9577 or 0418 964806) Phil Davey at the CFMEU (9287 9387) or at the door on the night.

What else you can Do!

Further assistance is needed to help these community radio stations in East Timor.

Make a tax deductible donation to APHEDA - marked East Timor Radio Project.

Encourage your members to donate old cassette tapes or CDs. Tastes are wide - anything from Mozart to Madonna, and remember, if they haven't listened to it for a year, they will never miss it!!

Come to the Fundraising Concert at Sydney's Harbourside Brasserie on WEDNSDAY night May 17th to raise money for new transmitters for "Radio Voz do Esperanza".


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In this issue
Features
*  Interview: Wrestling With Reith
CPSU national secretary Wendy Caird has faced the full force of Peter Reith's attack on the federal public sector. The good news is she's still fighting.
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*  Unions: The Organiser
As the nature of working life changes fundamentally, union organisers like Sally are taking up the challenge and changing too.
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*  Safety: Remembering the Fallen
NSW Industrial Relations Minister Jeff Shaw's keynote address to mark the International Day of Mourning for Deaths in the Workplace.
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*  History: May Day Connections
May Day as a modern working class celebration and commemoration began from the 1886 events in Chicago where workers were demonstrating for an eight hour day. But the day already had special significance for working people before then.
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*  Women: Swelling the Ranks
Jenny Wright wears the honour of being the nation's first pregnant wharfie modestly. But it's not all clear sailing for this trailblazer.
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*  International: Dawn Raid to Arrest Korean Union Leaders
Riot police have broken into the office of the Daewoo Motors Workers Union in Pupyung, near Seoul, and taken union leaders into custody for the "crime" of leading a militant struggle to save the jobs of Korean auto workers.
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*  Satire: Angry Star City Staff Strike it Unlucky
Gamblers panicked when they discovered they were locked out of the Casino when 1800 workers walked out.
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*  Review: The World of Wobbly Window Cleaners
A new book 'Reshaping the Labour Market' shines the spotlight on the impact of labour market deregulation.
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News
»  Government to Outsource Staff Relations
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»  Dial-A-Contract Hits Call Centres
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»  Reith Loses Plot Over 'Bad Bargaining' Bible
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»  Prayer for the Fallen Marks International Day
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»  Entitlement Time-Bomb Still Ticking
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»  No Joy for Southern Picket
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»  Union Fighter Shapes Up For Casino Workers
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»  Stopped Clock Starts Ticking at Sydney Water
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»  Telstra Tangle Over 'Honest Rob'
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»  A Week of May Days
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»  Big Drum Up for East Timor!
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»  Pick a Pollie - the Truth Revealed
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Columns
»  The Soapbox
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»  The Locker Room
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»  Trades Hall
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»  Tool Shed
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Letters to the editor
»  SOCOG Makes Another Meal Of It
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»  Seeking Unionists With Blues
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»  Is Red Ken So Clean?
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