LL:INFO: The New War Order

2002-05-23 Thread Alison Thorne

Just out from Red Letter Press

The New War Order: Notes from the Front Lines of Resistance

Are you starved for some truth-based commentary to share with coworkers
and friends? The New War Order, the fourth title in the Red Banner Reader
series, provides a powerful counterpunch to the propaganda flooding the
airwaves and newspapers. Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party activists
explain the current war madness and propose strategies for stopping it.
Their essays, letters and speeches report on successful organizing efforts
against the war, globalism, and attacks on immigrants, people of color and
civil liberties.

$6.00.  48 pages. Saddlestitched

ISBN 0-932323-16-2

Available from Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick (open every
Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm or call 9388-0062) or my mail (add $1 for postage
and make cheques payable to FSP) PO Box 266 West Brunswick Vic 3055/


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LL:DDV: Coming soon at Trades Hall

2002-05-23 Thread Trades Hall Arts

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL, the home of conscience culture ...

BREAD AND ROSES - A Film Directed by KEN LOACH
A 3CR Radiothon Benefit Event presented by Union Promotions and
The Squatters  Unwaged Workers Airwaves crew, Fridays 5.30-6.30pm. 3CR
855 on your AM Dial

Bread And Roses is a movie about the struggle of invisible office
cleaners to gain dignity and respect at work. Fiery Mexican sisters Maya
and Rosa work as cleaners in a downtown office block. A fated meeting
with Sam, a passionate American activist, leads to a guerilla campaign
against their employers. The fight threatens their livelihood, family
and risks their expulsion from the country.

Bread and Roses is a story about the most marginalized of LA communities
daring to take on their corporate bosses against all odds. Inspired by
the real life Justice for Janitors campaign led by immigrant cleaners,
mostly women, Loach unravels the events centering his tale on the
spirited Latin American community who dare to take on the corporate
powers and find a sense of dignity.

Ken Loach's film continues his catalogue of work that deals with the
lives of working people. His previous films include Riff Raff (1991),
Ladybird Ladybird (1994), Carla's Song (1996)  My Name Is Joe (1998).
Written and Directed by Ken Loach, Cast - Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody,
Elpidia Carrillo, Benicio Del Toro. Duration: 110 minutes
Tickets $5
The New Ballroom
8pm, Friday June 7th
Bookings Ph: 9354 6883 or buy on the door on the night
www.3cr.org.au

THE WAITING ROOM presented by Melbourne Workers Theatre and Platform 27
Why does Australia fear the world's most helpless and vulnerable
citizens? Do you dare you to look past the razor wire into the white
face of of Australia's refugee policy. THE WAITING ROOM is hard-hitting
political theatre that aims to debunk the racist myths about refugees
and confront audiences with the reality of existence inside detention
centres.

'This is intensely committed theatre ... the sheer energy of the
performers is what is impressive ... it is a vivid committed work.
- Helen Thompson, The Age (May 18th)
you should see this play. Yes, it's a message play, but it's a message
the detainees (in refugee detention centres) cannot deliver in person .
. . Yet.
- Andrew Shaw, Melbourne Community Voice (May 17th)
The Waiting Room is a carefully constructed and challenging theatre
experience on a number of different levels ... tightly directed by
Lagarto, with superb performances from Moussa, Mouzakis and Berry
- David Crofts, The Melbourne Times (May 22nd)
6:30pm Mondays  Tuesdays - 8pm Wednesday - Saturday, May 15 - June 1
The New Ballroom
$20 Full/ $13 Conc/ $10 Groups 10+
Bookings Ph: 9326 8371
www.melbourneworkerstheatre.com

TARIQ ALI: AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 - THE CRISIS IN PALESTINE
presented by The New International Bookshop and Friends of Palestine
Sixties student radical, New Left Review editor, novelist and film
maker, Tariq Ali has written over a dozen books on world history and
politics, five novels and scripts for both stage and screen. He is now
the spearhead of the campaign against the war in Afghanistan and one of
the most important figures of the British Left. An electrifying speaker,
Ali will be speaking on the current crisis in Palestine and will be
introduced by Taimor Hazou, Co-Secretary - Friends of Palestine. Tariq
Ali's appearance at Trades Hall is certain to be memorable and copies of
his latest book THE CLASH OF FUNDAMENTALISM'S: Crusades, Jihads and
Modernity will be on sale on the night.
The New Council Chambers
Entry by Donation
6:30pm, Tuesday June 4th

NEW INTERNATIONAL BOOKSHOP GALLERY
SING  THE COUNTRY by JEANNE' BROWNE - Natural History mixed media
drawings (1992 - 2002).
Local seasonal calendar drawings from this place: from the Lower Yarra
River environs, to Fregon in the Simpson Desert and  Broome, in the
Kimberley, W. A. Natural History Drawings by Jeanne Browne, 1992-2002.
This project is a bid to document the local seasons particular to this
place, in the environs of the lower Yarra River and Merri Creek.  It is
a response to inspirational time spent over the last ten years with the
Goolarabooloo people, traditional owners for coastal territory north
from Broome, WA, whose land knowledge remains dynamic and alive.
Friday May 24th until Monday June 17th

GET IT LIVE - GET IT AT TRADES HALL
54 Victoria St (Cnr Lygon St) Carlton  Ph: 9662 3555
Trades Hall Bar - open nightly from 5pm 'til late
Cocktail of the Month: C - - - Sucking Capitalist ONLY $6
Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm
more info visit www.tradeshallarts.com.au

If I were a factory employee, a labourer on the railroad, or a wage
earner of any sort, I would undoubtedly join the union of my trade.
If I were opposed to the policy of the union, I would join for no other
reason than to help rectify that mistake.
If I took exception to a dishonest leader, I would join the union to
help remove him.
In short, I believe in the union, and I believe that all men who 

LL:PR: Sorry Day (incorporating SA journey of Healing)

2002-05-23 Thread Roma Mitchell Community Legal Centre Inc.

FYI:

Dear Friends,

It is impossible to gather complete information on Sorry Day activities, 
since many communities organise their own events without informing anyone 
outside the community. But the media likes to know what is happening, so we 
have prepared this summary of the events we know about.

Hoping you can take part in one of these events - or organise your own.

Best wishes,

John Bond
Secretary
National Sorry Day Committee
Tel (02) 6281 0940
Fax (02) 6285 3616
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2002

SORRY DAY 2002

On Sunday 26 May, Sorry Day will be commemorated across the country.

Aboriginal communities will remember the children who were removed. Bridge 
walks, barbecues, concerts will take place in cities, towns and rural 
centres as a further step on the Journey of Healing. Former Prime Minister 
Malcolm Fraser, a patron of the Journey, will take part in a press 
conference in Melbourne. The other patron, Doris Pilkington Garimara, 
author of Rabbit-Proof Fence, will lead a forum in Perth. Available for 
comment will be Sorry Day Committee Co-chairs Audrey Ngingali Kinnear (0408 
823 450) and John Brown (0417 209 076). They welcome the growth in 
understanding, in the past year, of the effect of forced removal though the 
feature film Rabbit-Proof Fence and other productions such as last week's 
Blue Heelers, which focused on the role of the police in removing children.

In MELBOURNE at the Aborigines Advancement League, 2 Watt Street, 
Thornbury, a Welcome to Country at 9.45am will be followed by a multi-faith 
service, and at 11.30am a press conference chaired by Dr Lillian Holt of 
Melbourne University. Participants will include former Prime Minister 
Malcolm Fraser, Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Keith Hamilton, 
musician Kutcha Edwards and Link-Up worker Nicole Cassar. From 1pm a 
concert will feature Kutcha Edwards and Brolga Boys. Contact: Jennifer 
Rose, Ph: (03) 9637 8025 or 0418 346 825. [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Other Sorry Day events are taking place around Melbourne - at La Trobe 
University (Contact Nellie Green, 9479 3817), Nillumbik Shire Council, 
Swinburne University of Technology (Contact Jacinta Fletcher, 9215 7208), 
Healesville (Contact Robyn Sommers, 9294 6206), Banyule City Council 
(Contact Peter Harvey, 9499 4404).

Events will also take place in country towns. In Ballarat, where there were 
four institutions for stolen generations children, the Mayor will preside 
at a Sorry Day gathering, 2.30pm on 26th, MacDonald's Bandstand, Lake 
Wendouree. Maureen Riches-Brown, 03 5342 4125

In CANBERRA over 1,000 people are expected to walk across Commonwealth 
Bridge, starting at midday, arriving in Commonwealth Park for a barbecue 
and concert. Attractions include children's activities, ethnic foods, 
stalls and displays. From 1.00pm on Stage 88 Jimmy Little and other 
Indigenous musicians (including Dale Huddleston and his band) will sing and 
Lowitja O'Donoghue, Tim Costello and ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope will 
speak. At 7pm Prof O'Donoghue will be the main speaker at an ecumenical 
service at the newly-opened Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 
Blackall St, Barton. Contact: John Bond, 6281 0940, Thorwald Lorenzen, 6295 
7759

In BRISBANE the day will begin with ceremonies at the plaques commemorating 
the 15 institutions in Brisbane that held stolen generation children. At 
10am people will gather at the Riverstage in the Botanical Gardens for an 
opening ceremony, then join a silent 'Walk for Healing' over the Goodwill 
Bridge, through Southbank to Musgrave Park, where a family festival will be 
compered by Ernie Dingo, with Kev Carmody and many other performers. Lord 
Mayor Jim Soorley will speak. There will be an exhibition of stolen 
generations art. Gillian Brannigan 07 3255 0855 or 0439 038 066
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

A Tent Embassy at the University of Queensland, May 20-24, will host 
speakers and forums on the stolen generations and related issues. Over 200 
will attend a Sorry Day dinner at the University on 24 May. . Contact: 
Terry McLaughlin, President, Indigenous Student Association, UQ Tel 07 3377 
2200

See www.journeyofhealing.com for events on the GOLD COAST, SUNSHINE COAST, 
ROCKHAMPTON, CAIRNS, TOOWOOMBA. Contact: Judi Wickes 07 5476 5209

At the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE the day will be marked with a Message Sticks 
feast of musical performances from Romaine Moreton, Kerrianne Cox, Emma 
Donovan and others. ATSIC Commissioner Murrundoo Yanner will speak. Media 
enquiries: Emma Heath 02 9328 0762 or 0413 768 588 [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sorry Day Co-chair Audrey Kinnear will be guest speaker at a family day at 
Parramatta Park, which will include former residents of Kinchella Boys 
Home, who are starting a 'journey home'. Contact: Frank Edwards. 0417 049 
613. See www.journeyofhealing.com for details of events in HORNSBY, 
GOSFORD, GYMEA, MANLY, NORTH SYDNEY, HUNTERS HILL, LIVERPOOL, MARRICKVILLE, 
WELLINGTON, DUBBO, WILCANNIA, BLUE