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Year End 2004   
F E A T U R E S

Interview: The King of Comedy
John Robertson looks back on a year when his comic genius was finally realised.

Unions: Ten Simple Rules
Accepted wisdom has unions all but retired as serious players in the Australian game. A glance through the major industrial stories of 2004, however, suggests improved footwork, and a commitment to boxing clever, might herald a comeback, writes Jim Marr.

Politics: Rampant Indivdualism
CFMEU National Secretary John Sutton gives his take on a year when the political debate took a turn to the Right.

International: Global Struggle
Labourstart's Eric Lee looks back on a year when the struggles for labour increasingly crossed international lines.

Economics: Cashing in the Year
Look back in sorrow or look back in anger? By any standards 2004 has been a hell of a year, writes Frank Stilwell.

History: Grass Roots
Worker solidarity in Australia in the first century of invasion can give us inspiration and clues for our upcoming battles, writes Neale Towart.

Review: Cultural Realities
In 2004 popular culture shifted from reality television to reality movies, and swapped last year's light-weight subject matter for the slightly more substantial, writes Tara de Boehmler.

Poetry: Y-U-C-K
Workers Online resident bard David Peetz takes inspiration from The Village People for his latest prose.

C O L U M N S

Predictions
The Crystal Ball
Workers Online consults a raft of leading psychics to find out what readers can look forward to in 2005.

The Soapbox
Scrooge Was Right
Christmas has been cancelled this year, writes our US correspondent Brooklyn Phil.

The Locker Room
The Workers Online Sports Awards
Continuing a tradition that dates back to the Twentieth Century, Phil Doyle dishes out the gongs for all things great and small in the world of sport during 2004.

Parliament
The Westie Wing
Our favoutrite MP looks for a positive spin on the year at NSW Parliament

E D I T O R I A L

Beyond The Law
Despite the all-engulfing gloom emenating from our political wing right now, 2004 comes to an end on a strangely upbeat note for the trade union movement.

N E W S

 Unions Make Hardie Pay

 Hadgkiss Gives Mourners Grief

 Mum Gets "Hopson’s" Choice

 AWAs Crash on Broken Hill

 No Fun in the Sack

 Tax Office Draws Blood

 Origin Prop a Union Hit

 Good Guy Wears Black

 Security Crisis at Sydney Airport

 Biscuit Bosses Crumble

 Ardmona Urged to Can Racism

 Bomber Predicts Big Bang

 Stolen Wages Cut

 Tomorrow the World…

 Bosses Sack WorkCover

 Activists What's On!

L E T T E R S
 Costa’s Hike Unfare
 Temporary Arrangements
 The Price Of Tea In China
 Goodthink
 Cry For Me, Argentina
 Ho Bloody Ho
 Amen
 Right Is Wrong
 Business As Usual
 All In The Family
 Swing Left Wishful Thinking
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Poetry

Y-U-C-K


Workers Online resident bard David Peetz takes inspiration from The Village People for his latest prose.
 

(tune: Y-M-C-A, by the Village People)

Young man, take a look all around
I said, young man, gorgeous scenery surrounds
I said young man, hear the beautiful sounds
Of the pretty birds all singing

Young man, don't you need to look down.
I said, young man, pick that butt off the ground.
There's a bin here and you could have found
Better things to do with rubbish.

I look at it and say Y-U-C-K
I look at it and say Y-U-C-K

There's butts everywhere - do you think we enjoy it?
We all say yuck! - it really annoys us...

Y-U-C-K
I look at it and say Y-U-C-K

You can get this place cleaned, you've made a real meal,
You can't do whatever you feel ...

Rich man, are you listening to me?
I said, rich man, do you want us to be
Stuffed?! Rich man, stop polluting the air
With the fumes from your factory!

Rich man, you're not here by yourself.
I said, rich man, put your greed on the shelf,
And just listen, to what people all say.
When they see the sea turning brown.

We look at it and say Y-U-C-K
We look at it and say Y-U-C-K

There's filth everywhere - do you think we enjoy it?
We all say yuck! - it really annoys us...

Y-U-C-K We look at it and say Y-U-C-K

You can get this place cleaned, you've made a real meal,
You can't do whatever you feel ...

Hey man! ain't the earth getting warm
I said hey man! That's a mighty big storm
I said hey man! I don't think it's so nice
When we see all that melting ice

Hey man! Watch the sea levels rise
I said hey man! Water's up to our eyes
I said hey man! It's just like a deluge
And those fish sure are getting huge

We look at it and say Y-U-C-K
We look at it and say Y-U-C-K

Water everywhere - do you think we enjoy it?
We all say yuck! - it really annoys us...

Y-U-C-K...we'll drown and we'll say Y-U-C-K

Hey man, hey man, ain't the earth getting warm
Hey man, hey man, that's a mighty big storm

Y-U-C-K...we'll drown and we'll say #-*-C-K

Hey man, hey man, Watch the sea levels rise
Hey man, hey man, Water's up to our eyes

#-*-C-K...we'll drown and we'll say #-*-C-K

Hey man, hey man, gurgle gurgle gur-rise
Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle gurgle our eyes...


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