A red salute to Alistair Hulett. Over the years he consistently used his music to build the movements of working class struggle. I cannot take a ferry trip on Sydney Harbour without recalling a memorable harbour cruise in the 1980s with Alistair's blasts drawing the attention of the water police, workers from the then occupied Cockatoo Island shipyards forcing us to make an emergency stop for more supplies of beer...
It is with great sadness that I must convey the news of Alistair Hulett's
Alistair Hulett died at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday
evening, 28 January 2010 (or approximately 5:30am on Friday morning, 29 January 2010 Sydney time).
Alistair's partner Fatima thanks all those who wrote in with messages of support in the past week since news of Alistair's illness became public. The response was overwhelming, and shows just how many people cared about Alistair and his music.
Alistair, a truly great singer, songwriter, activist and socialist, will be
greatly missed by us all.
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