By Bronwen Beechey and Ben Courtice MELBOURNE — The campaign against the Victorian government's amendments to the WorkCover scheme has moved into higher gear following a stop-work and rally of 60,000 people on October 29 and a 24-hour stoppage by
Foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer has repeated his position that there will be no further inquiry into the killing of six journalists in East Timor in 1975. "We can't keep having inquiry after inquiry after inquiry into this incident, which
By Norm Dixon Zimbabwe's impoverished farm workers have won a hefty wage increase as a result of their first organised national strike against the country's 4000 wealthy, predominantly white, commercial farmers. Farm workers, who walked out at the
The quality of mercy By Brandon Astor Jones Moments ago, as Superior Court Judge Ken Nix — in his own good ol' boy way — sang the words, "... and may God have mercy upon your soul", it probably never occurred to his toe-the-line
By James Vassilopoulos "The Hunter Valley miners are fighting for secure, permanent jobs, for the maintenance of long service leave and recreation leave — the same conditions that many working people are fighting for. They deserve our full
Resistance holds Rage Against Racism By Wendy Robertson and Cassandra Pomroy SYDNEY — Around 500 young people from across Sydney attended the Resistance "Rage Against Racism" held in Parramatta Park on October 25. Resistance organised the event
Victorian teachers to stop work By Mary Merkenich MELBOURNE — Victorian state school teachers will stop work on November 12 as part of a campaign for a certified agreement with the government. The Australian Education Union (AEU) is seeking
Stock market crash A spokesperson for the Unemployed Workers Army said today, "Senior executives should find great openings on the fourteenth floors of office towers; they are called windows". The spokesperson went on to suggest that it was time to
By Tim Gooden The National Executive of the Community and Public Sector Union met over two days last week, in the midst of the Howard government offensive against the Australian Public Service. The attacks range from attempts to deunionise
Pretty Village Pretty FlameDirected by Srdjan DragojevicSharmill FilmsOpening at Dendy Theatres in November Review by Jon Land This is a gripping film which highlights the senselessness of war. While it does not seek to explain the politics of the
By Jon Land Labor foreign affairs spokesperson Laurie Brereton recently announced a proposed new policy on East Timor that asserts the right of the territory to an "act of self-determination". According to a report in the October 18-19 Australian,
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By Max Lane Manoeuvres by different sections of the ruling class and the legal opposition parties have begun in preparation for the March session of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR). The MPR will elect the president and vice-president and
East Timorese youth face death penalty By Jon Land Indonesian authorities have announced that they will charge two East Timorese youths with subversion. Police arrested Constancio Costa dos Santos and Paulo Jorge Pereira in a ferry on Dili
Rio Tinto provokes another strike By Stephen O'Brien NEWCASTLE — It was only a matter of time before Rio Tinto extended its offensive against Hunter Valley coalminers. The company has now provoked a strike by its 400 workers at the Mount
Health workers' dispute in negotiation By Gabrielle Wheeler MELBOURNE — The dispute between health workers in Victoria's public hospitals, and their employers and the Victorian government, has entered a 14-day "cooling-off" period, following a


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