All the way with Clarrie O'Shea

Speech given by Humphrey McQueen

Newport 15 May, 2019

Humphrey McQueen speaking Clarrie O'Shea 50th Anniversay

50th Anniversary of the Clarrie O'Shea - Penal Powers Victory, jointly hosted by Spirit of Eureka and Rail Tram and Bus Union (Victorian Branch)

THE WISDOM OF OUR CLASS

Before 1969 and beyond 2019

Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven.

Wordsworth on the French revolution.

And bliss it was in the dawn of 1 February 1968 to wake to the news that the Viet Cong were laying siege to the U.S. Embassy. On and on the Good Times rolled, carrying us through the May Days in Paris and past the Soviet suppression of the Prague Spring, to be buoyed by the on-going Cultural Revolution in China, thrilled by uprisings across Latin America, and transfixed by ‘The Fire This Time’ as Black Panthers brought the war home to the United Mistakes .

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Public Forum: Keep Australia out of US wars

4th July Public Forum: Keep Australia out of US warsFriends and supporters of an independent Australia are invited to a Public Forum and discussion on 4th July, the U.S. Independence Day.

"Keep Australia Out of U.S. wars:  Time for our Independence from the U.S.A. and all big powers"

Thursday 4 July
6.30 - 8.30 pm
Meeting Room 1, Victorian Trades Hall, cnr Victoria and Lygon streets, Carlton

Speakers:  Richard Tanter, Fiona McCandless, Vince Scappatura. Speakers' details on flyer (see image). 
Information and contacts: IPAN-Victoria  0412906459; 0417456001.

It's time to put an end to the Australian governments' obsequious support for US imperialist wars, US engineered regime changes and political and military interference in sovereign countries. 

U.S. is the most aggressive world power threatening global peace, security and the sovereignty of countries.  It's time for an independent and peaceful Australian foreign policy not subservient to any big power.

Shirley Winton

IPAN-Victoria

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Genoa Dock workers in Italy refuse to load weapons on Saudi ship destined for war on the people of Yemen

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)Peace and Justice are Union Business Working Group sends message of solidarity to the dock workers in Genoa

On May 20th, dock workers in the Port of Genoa, Italy, went on strike refusing to load weapons on the Saudi Arabian freighter Bahri Yanbu bound for brutal war on the people of Yemen. Supported by the Genoa peace and community activists, they called on the Italian government to “open the ports to people and close them to weapons.”

And they succeeded, forcing the Saudi freighter to leave the Port of Genoa without the drones and other military equipment to be used against the people of Yemen.

A similar strike by dock workers and community protests at Le Havre Port in France also succeeded in stopping the loading of arms on the Bahri Yanbu from that port.

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network - Peace and Justice are Union Business Working Group sent a solidarity message to the Genoa dock workers and their unions the CGiL (Italian General Confederation of Labour) and ITF (International Transport Federation). 

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"WE SWEAR BY THE SOUTHERN CROSS TO STAND TRULY BY EACH OTHER AND FIGHT TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES."

FOR A JUST, SOVEREIGN AND DEMOCRATIC AUSTRALIA.

The Spirit of Eureka Committee was established in the lead up to the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade in 2004, to give a strong and united voice to the current struggles of Australia’s working people.

The Spirit of Eureka draws on the continuity and relevance of this important event in the history of Australia to present day endeavours and struggles for justice, democracy and sovereignty.

The Eureka rebellion laid the foundations for Australia’s continuing social, industrial and political struggles. It was advanced for its time and represents an important fighting tradition that continues to inspire our fight today.

 

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Take Action: sign our petition calling for an increase to the Minerals Rent Resource Tax. Australia is a country rich in natural resources. This sovereign...
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Spirit of Eureka Award

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The Award will recognise someone who, in the spirit of the Eureka rebels, has demonstrated an outstanding and ongoing...
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We pay tribute to Australia’s Indigenous people in recognition of their struggles since British colonization in 1788. OUR VISION: The Spirit of Eureka Committee actively seeks to promote a vision and...
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