Chris Williams

More than 40 people attended a public meeting in Helensburgh, 40 minutes south of Sydney, on September 26 to discuss the issues of climate, water, jobs and political action.
August 12 was an international day of solidarity with sacked workers at the Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight, Britain. Vestas is determined to close the plant, despite high profits.
Scientists are telling us we have to phase out coal quickly or risk an uninhabitable planet. Coal burning now accounts for about 36% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Mining and handling of coal adds even more.
Since 1982, coal-truck deliveries in Wollongong were restricted to between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. But now the NSW planning department has lifted this curfew.
Friends in deed
By Heather Saville
Australia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Inc., 2009
337 pages, $24.95 plus postage (pb)
More than 300 people marched for May Day in Wollongong on May 2. The lead banner read: “People before Profits; Export CEOs not Jobs!”. There were many different union and community contingents.
For the annual May Day march in Wollongong this year, workers and the community will march under the banner, “Put jobs before profits”. Now that our PM has finally admitted Australia faces a recession, these four words sum up nicely a just response to the crisis.
WOLLONGONG— Fifty people, many from the local Aboriginal community, turned out to a public meeting called “Break the nuclear chain” on April 22.
Green Left Weekly is proud to have sponsored the hugely successful World at a Crossroads: Fighting for Socialism in the 21st Century conference, held over the Easter weekend in Sydney.
Workers and the community will march on May Day this year under the banner “Put jobs before profits”.
Escorted by more than 400 police and Road Traffic Authority personnel, truckloads of nuclear waste were secretly transported through the streets of Wollongong on March 16, despite massive community opposition.
Next month it’s likely many of us will receive a one-off cash payment of up to $950 from the Rudd government.
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