May Day

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kuro
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May 1 2009 05:05
May Day

Anything being organised for Mayday in Brisbane? If not, suggestions?

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May 1 2009 12:24

Maybe throw some extra shrimps on the 'barbie'?*
I think Madge and Harold are having a 'barbie' out of the back of their 'ute'.

*fucking amazing joke

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May 1 2009 14:12

hahaha*

*i promise i actually lol'ed but only after 5 beers

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May 1 2009 14:31

was that before or after you went to the 'dunney'?

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May 1 2009 14:36

Ah damn
We had a film showing and dinner at Turnstyle. There is something at The Paddo Workers' Club Saturday afternoon and the union rally Monday
cheers
Dave

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May 2 2009 14:47

Adelaide union rally was hilarious.
SA unions had organised some horrible country band to play from the back of a truck at the very front of the march.. It was gold.

Country - the music of the social revolution.

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May 3 2009 15:56

Country? Horrible!

Last time I went they had some awesome 80's style power-rock 'working class' band. You know the sort of band whose songs all sound like football anthems.

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May 3 2009 23:57

The Sydney May Day rally was, I heard, led by the USU contingent (United Services Union or somesuch), because one of their Sydney delegates lent a Clydesdale horse to lead the parade wearing a sash.

Ps I like much country music. Though it's not really the parade-leading stuff.

Also, speaking of 'working class' rock bands: a friend swears that Cold Chisel's "Flame Trees" makes reference to the Wollongong Out Of Workers Union of the 1980s.

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May 4 2009 00:27

In Sydney the Tamils blockaded the streets for a hour or two chanting slogans i do believe...

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May 4 2009 00:45

Over this side of the Tasman:

Auckland had a march of 200-300 people, about half Tamils, the rest socialists, anarchists and unionists. Crap speeches as usual.

Wellington had a function for the launch of the Unite union's campaign for a citizen's initiated referendum on the minimum wage. About 50 people, mostly an excuse for lefties to have a few drinks, socialise and gossip.

Blackball (a tiny town of under 500 people) had their annual May Day celebration - Blackball is a traditional centre of working class radicalism (from the local miners), and has a wicked history. This year was a forum discussion on neoliberalism and which way forward for the workers movement.

AWSM members were at all 3, so there'll be a more detailed report in the next issue of Solidarity (hopefully out this weekend).

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May 5 2009 08:17

The workers movement should aim to have a horse at every may day rally.

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May 5 2009 09:27

Or possibly, a May Day Rally at every horse. That would be even more impressive.

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May 14 2009 02:55

May Day reports from Auckland, Wellington and Blackball are in the latest issue of Solidarity. Read it online or download it from http://awsm.org.nz/?p=144