Sunday, February 5, 2012

Freo Socialists open new base and gear up for 2012

Over 40 members and supporters of Socialist Alliance crowded into the new Fremantle Activist Centre on February 4 to celebrate it's opening, collecting over $800.

After being welcomed by WA Co-convenor Sam Wainwright, other members of the Walyalup-Fremantle Socialist Alliance branch spoke of the important movements they are involved in. Freo Road 2 Rail Convenor Annolies Truman discussed the battle to break the state government's fixation with freeway building at the expense of the communities and the environment.

Australian Service Union State Councillor Sanna Andrew discussed the equal pay campaign by community sector workers. Queer rights activist Farida Iqbal explained SA's long committment to same-sex marriage campaign.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren gave greetings, highlighting the areas activists from the two organisations share common objectives and work well together.

After gathering for a photo, the activists returned for a few more drinks while Chris Bonds punched out some powerful hip hop.

Lynn MacLaren: "From little things, big things grow"

Hip Hop performance by Chris Bonds

Annolies Truman: Road to Rail

Farida Iqbal: Equal Marriage Rights