May Day – workers of all countries unite!

[Broadcast on 4zzz fm 102.1 on 1st May 2015 with Andy, Riko and Ian]

Rosa Luxembourg said this about May Day :

“The happy idea of using a proletarian holiday celebration as a means to attain the eight-hour day was first born in Australia. The workers there decided in 1856 to organize a day of complete stoppage together with meetings and entertainment as a demonstration in favor of the eight-hour day.”

May Day campaign to release worker held in illegal detention

Discussion of rank & file unionism
Discussion of the judicial murder of Haymarket Anarchists in Chicago. This week of all weeks, where two young men were executed in Indonesia, we say: No to capital punishment!
Discussion about the Builder’s Labourers Federation (BLF) Green Bans that stop development at Kelly’s Bush and on the Rocks. BLF fought for rights of women to work on building sites.

Social issues being taken up by unions and 8 hour day struggle.

Listen to Paradigm Shift at

What’s on
Foco Nuevo: May Day special at Kurilpa Hall Friday night 1st May 2015
Rally against closure of Aboriginal Communities King George Square 1pm Saturday
May Day March Sunday 9.30am Leichardt & Wharf Streets Brisbane –

Glitter Rats – Which side are you on
These Dirty Bones – Songs of our own
The Loveless Union – Lovelocked
Billy Bragg – There is power in a union
Jumping Fences – La guitarra

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