Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Voice of Experience

The Port Adelaide Branch of the CPA was recently honoured to welcome Rex Munn, long-time MUA and former Waterside Workers Federation member to speak to its regular meeting. Rex was able to speak from experience over many years in the struggles in the community and on the waterfront.

Rex recalled the anti-communist bill (1950), the campaign on the waterfront against asbestos, the Vietnam War, the fight against apartheid and the movement to have Aboriginal people accorded full democratic rights. Although all of these actions taught important lessons for today’s struggle, the fight against Robert "Pig Iron" Menzies’ anti-communist bill and the 1956 wharfies’ strike yielded particularly significant insights. Click here to read more...


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