Dockworkers in Livorno have mobilised to protest the arrival of a cargo ship loaded with rockets destined for the Israeli Defense Forces amid Israel’s war against the Palestinian people, writes Giacomo Turci.
Wharfies and seafarers
The recent elections in the Maritime Union of Australia made Bob Carnegie secretary of the Queensland branch. Carnegie is a committed socialist who has been a union, social justice and community activist in Queensland since the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era. More recently he risked prison, under the then-Campbell Newman government’s anti-union laws, leading a community campaign in defence of construction workers on the Brisbane Children’s Hospital building site. Green Left Weekly’s Margaret Gleeson spoke to Carnegie about his plans for the union. * * *