We’ve moved!

If you are reading this column, then Green Left has successfully moved to its new home in Sydney. In the process, we have missed only a week of publication – thanks to the volunteers who joined the ant army that carried all we needed down those flights of stairs in our old home, loaded the hire truck and emptied into the new. Over and over again.

Our sparkling new premises are wheelchair friendly and accessible through a shiny new lift. So moving in was a lot easier than moving out… and the latter is far from over.

Over the decades we spent in the old Resistance centre at 23 Abercrombie St, we accumulated a lot of stuff than we once used (or once thought we would use some day!). So now that we’ve moved there is still a big job ahead to empty the old premises and throw out or find suitable homes for all that is left.

Back in our old home are still some remnants from the time when newspaper layout was done on light tables, when paper galleys of typeset text were waxed and pasted on to pages. What was once a dark room for developing photos, is now a graveyard for bits and pieces of old computers which we kept alive well beyond their “use by” date by scavenging and patching up.

At the back of a shelf, a couple of cans of soup that are more fitting for an episode of The Collectors than anyone’s lunch were unearthed as well as boxes of stuff that could fit in that program’s “Mystery Item” section. And amidst the “collectables”, some real treasure: an unopened bottle of Cuban rum!

A big thank you to the supporters who sent in generous donations over the last two weeks to assist us move. We received more than two thousand dollars. If you would like to make a contribution towards the move or our project please  make a donation this week to the Green Left Fighting fund.

Donate online today. Or direct deposits can be made to Greenleft, Commonwealth Bank, BSB 062-006, Account No. 00901992. Otherwise, you can send a cheque or money order to PO Box 515, Broadway NSW 2007 or phone in a donation through on the toll-free line at 1800 634 206 (within Australia).

And finally, if you are in Sydney then, please come along to the grand opening of the new Resistance Centre at Saturday July 16, 4pm at 22-36 Mountain St, Ultimo. It is a block from Broadway and the Broadway Shopping Centre and less than 10 minutes walk from Central Station.

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