Words and Melody: TBA
This song is an appeal for us all to treat one another with care and respect in order to create peace. We invite you to join in.
Peace begins when the hungry are fed
Peace begins when we treat each other as a friend
Let the peace begin
Words and Melody: Mary Jane Field
Arranged: Mary Jane Field and Miguel Heatwole, 2005
This song describes the hard working conditions of garment outworkers and their determination to find a better life.
Words: Ray Glaser 1947
Melody: Bill Wolff 1947
Arranged: Miguel Heatwole 2002
A song of the Industrial Workers of the World, the chorus dripping with sweet irony (you’ll see !).
Words and Melody: Bernard Carney 2002
Arranged: Miguel Heatwole 2013
Reasserting our “boundless plains to share” in the face of the continuing vicious campaign by the Australian government to demonise asylum seekers arriving by sea.
Bernard has a website at http://www.bernardcarney.com
Hear him sing the song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-HXpX4Q4Nw
or, with the full lyrics, at http://unionsong.com/u123.html
which also notes that:
“Unions in Australia have been active in the campaign to change the country’s treatment of refugees particularly those the government labels “Illegal Immigrants”, and locks up in purpose built privately run jails they call “Detention Camps”. These camps are made inaccessible to relatives, lawyers and even politicians. The government describes it’s treatment of the refugees as “A Deterent to people smugglers”, narrowly winning the 2001 Federal Election by whipping up hysteria on the issue, spreading lies like children being thrown overboard by their parents.”
Words and Melody and Arrangement: Miguel Heatwole, 2002
A war-hungry media establishment pushes us to fear and hate, but we *can* resist. There *is* another way, based on love and trust. We can change history-in-the-making.
Words and Melody: Brian McNeill
Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2007
Brian McNeill urges us to join the union to retain our dignity and self-respect in the workplace. “Sell Your Labour Not Your Soul”.
Words and Melody: unknown
Taku Mana is a Maori song from New Zealand. It urges us to hold on to our spirit and our power.