On the picket line of Brisbane’s War of the Wharves By Craig Braithwaite April 1998. Around midnight, on anything but a random Tuesday night, ex-military security guards wearing balaclavas and armed with attack dogs unloaded from a convoy of vans and mini busses and stormed the waterfront tower at Hamilton Bulk & GeneralPort,Brisbane. I wasContinue reading “This Is What Militant Strike Action Looks Like”
I wasn’t long out of school. I was surfing lots, sleeping in my car – a 1971 Holden HG wagon I bought for $500, chewing through bags of dope and playing a little pub rugby league on the side.