Socialist wins seat in first Scottish parliament By Lisa Macdonald A socialist was elected to the first Scottish parliament on May 6. Tommy Sheridan headed the Scottish Socialist Party's (SSP) Glasgow regional list for the second vote, which is
By Nick Everett On May 3-5, Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) members in Centrelink, the federal government's service delivery agency, voted on a new enterprise agreement. The result was 63% for, 37% against, reflecting a sharp debate among
The rules of the game By Noam Chomsky There is a regime of international law and international order, binding on all states, based on the United Nations Charter and subsequent resolutions and World Court decisions. In brief, the threat or use of
By Farooq Sulheria LAHORE, Pakistan — The young women of Punjab University have launched a movement against the Islam Jamiat Talaba (IJT), the largest student organisation of fundamentalists in Pakistan, which has links to Afghanistan's brutal
No-ticket, no-start campaign launched By Michael Bull MELBOURNE — On April 21, more than 600 shop stewards and 80 organisers from the Alliance unions — the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Federated Engine Drivers and
By Richard Ingram Issue number 12 of the socialist journal Links has just appeared. As is typical of Links, it ranges around the world, covering topics of importance to socialists and the labour movement in many countries. The theme of this issue
Unionists say no to UN deal By Pip Hinman SYDNEY — On May 6, the day after Indonesia and Portugal signed the United Nations-brokered deal on East Timor in New York, activists here picketed the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre to voice their
Green Left Weekly spoke to JON LAND, a member of ASIET (Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor) who has recently returned from East Timor, about the United Nations agreement on East Timor. Question: What does the UN agreement contain?
Free East Timor campaign escalates By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The East Timorese community held a rally in the city centre to coincide with the New York signing of an agreement between Indonesia and Portugal on East Timor on May 5.
By Iggy Kim On April 13, by a vote of two to one, the full Federal Court upheld the government's right to deport a two-year-old Australian-born child by denying refugee status to his family. Shi Hai Chen was born to Chinese asylum seekers Ren Bing
What you are not supposed to see By Brandon Astor Jones "The public does not care what happens to people in prison." — Alison Fitzgerald Recently, I went to get a mop to scrub the floor of the cell I occupy. The mop was old and battered, but
By Jim Green The federal government is proceeding with its plan to build a nuclear waste dump in South Australia, even though negotiations with traditional owners over heritage conservation remain unresolved. On April 30, the government issued a