A Handful of Sand the story of the Wavehill Walk-off and the struggle of land rights by the Gurindji people is the first book by Charlie Ward. We talk about the book and his reflections on the importance of the struggle for present day Australia. Liz Ross tells us about the programme for the Union Activism & History Conference on Oct 15. A programme of historic and present day struggles with a pinch of theory. Kevin Healy goes through the week with a satirical brush. Jacob Grech gets out of his tent at the Close Pine Gap demonstration to give us an update. Dr Michael Borgas from the CSIRO and a union delegate gives us an idea of what is happening for workers at the CSIRO.