Category: International Solidarity

From “Pig Iron Bob” to “The Mad Monk”

From “Pig Iron Bob” to “The Mad Monk”

Once upon a time it was “Pig Iron Bob”, and justly deserved it was. I am talking about Robert Menzies former Liberal Prime Minister and devoted anti-unionist, among other craven things. He who begat in a political sense Malcolm Fraser (who happily wanted to jail union leaders in 1978 and thereabouts for being strong and…

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The Other September 11: Chile 1973

The Other September 11: Chile 1973

Chile Coup Anniversary 0813b finalThis short article attached briefly tells the story of the “other September 11”, the bloody military coup against a democratic government in Chile, and the international solidarity action of metalworkers and other airline union members at Sydney airport in support of Chile’s unions and the broader population. These events are an…

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