GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL ARTS, bringing class back into the
class struggle . . .

Eye Witness Reports:
Keynote speakers include:-
Dr Lesley McCulloch - researcher and academic. She was imprisoned in
Aceh by the Indonesian government from September 2002 until January 2003
for alleged visa violations.
Nurdin - an Acehnese activist. He is a former political prisoner and
former director of RATA (The Aceh Rehabilitation Centre for Torture

Organised by Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific -
Sponsered by the Globalism Institute and Green Left Weekly, Assisted by
Trades Hall

6:30pm - The New Ballroom
Thursday, March 20th
Entry $5 Full/ $3 Conc - enquiries Ph: 9639 8622 or 0407 023 672

Premier Peace Film Screening
SKA TV will be screening "Not In Our Name", the film of the Melbourne
anti-war rallies of February 14th, and the events around the world in
the following days. The 40 minute video will be preceded by speakers,
including Senator Lyn Ellison, and videos will be on sale on the night.

On February 14th, 2003, over 150,000 people converged on central
Melbourne to voice their opposition to a possible conflict with Iraq.
Religous, union and political leaders, young and old, spoke of their
united determination to halt the march to war.The event was the first in
a weekend of mass public action around the globe. Unprecedented both in
volume and unity, tens of millions participated in similar protests from
Baghdad to Bangkok, sending a clear and simple message of their desire
for peace.

This video documents the events in Melbourne and around the world over
this momentous weekend.

7pm - The New Council Chambers
Friday, March 21st
Entry $5 Full/ $3 Conc - tickets available at the door on the night

DICK GAUGHAN - The Bard of Edinburgh
plays Trades Hall for One Night Only!!!
Gaughan is one of the world's most admired guitarists and songwriters
and is a troubadour for Freedom, Hope and Glory. He continues the grand
folk tradition of rallying against injustice and the suppression of the
will & hopes of downtrodden peoples worldwide. Dick Gaughan turns a
clear eye on history and on present-day human struggles, as he calls for
a true "rising" of the poor and disenfranchised.

Working mainly in the areas now known as "Folk" or "Celtic" music he has
recorded extensively, and has worked as a session musician in a wide
variety of musical styles. His songs have been recorded by, among
others, Billy Bragg, Mary Black and Capercaillie. Gaughan's greatest
musical love is for the ancient traditional Scots ballads. Also known as
The Muckle Sangs (the big songs), these are the big story songs which
form a substantial part of Scotland's living wealth of traditional song.

"Seek out Gaughan's blast furnace performances to hear how music from
the gut really sounds . . . He takes 'folk' and shakes it until it
rattles, making songs from 1707 as relevant as today's rap rants.."- The

"His vocal style is unique; both stirring and spine chilling." - Rock
'n' Reel

"troubadour with attitude" - The List

BOOK NOW! This show will sell out! This is an extremely rare Australian
tour, by one of the UK's most sort after musicians.
7:30pm - The New Ballroom
Tuesday, March 25th
Tickets: $28 Full/ $20 Conc  Bookings Ph: 03) 9388 1460


1st Overland Lecture for 2003

Renowned historian and social critic Humphrey McQueen examines the
'ratcheting up' of the pace of life within modern society.

His lecture, 'Making Capital Tick', follows on from his ground-breaking
and very successful study of Coca-Cola, an archetypal corporation of
contemporary capitalism. McQueen moves into a consideration of the
demand for longer and more intense working hours facing most people
today. He mounts the provocative argument that this intensification of
labour is an inevitable and necessary feature of a society in which
different 'capitals' must compete against each other in order to

Intriguing personal and cultural implications follow from this analysis.

Overland 170: "BLUDGERS" - In their debut issue of Overland, editors
Nathan Hollier and Kath Wilson continues the journalís tradition of
publishing radical, hard-hitting articles that shed new light on issues
of public concern. Released on 26 March,

6:30pm - The New Ballroom
Wednesday, March 26th
Tickets: $10 Full/ $6 Conc - includes copy of latest issue

Get a sneak peak at Trades Hall's Melbourne International Comedy
Festival line-up on our web site . . . CANNIBAL FARM and MR AL AND MR
NICK'S CHILDRENS HOUR - absolutely sure to make you laugh!


54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit

When war starts:-
Youth Against War Rally that day - 4.30pm Federation Square, march to
State Library
Public Rally that day - 5pm State Library, Swanston St
Trade Unionists Rally the next working day - 12 noon, Trades Hall

Followed by:-
Saturday Rally - 1pm State Library, Swanston St
(which Saturday depends on day of week war starts)
Palm Sunday Rally - 2pm Sunday, April 13th - Treasury Gardens

Check for more details on how YOU can get involved!

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