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Telstra staff reject pay deal By Mike Andrews BRISBANE — Despite management's campaign of intimidation against them, on November 25, 59% of Telstra workers voted to reject a proposed enterprise agreement which would have drastically reduced
2000 student exposure tour — O'week Australian students are travelling to Indonesia in February to learn about political and social conditions, and meet with activists in the democracy movement. Reports from the tour will be held on most major
Put Pinochet on trial! CANBERRA — Members of the Canberra Chilean community and other solidarity activists protest outside the British High Commission on January 17 against the decision by the British government not to extradite former dictator
Art of Resistance The art of Resistance paints the town reda carpet lining the streets for angry mourners to march onblood red of the butchers, Suharto, Habibie, Howard, Evansa list too long to read in three decades;it creates a collage of people,
By Anthony Benbow and Jonathan Singer A dispute over individual contracts at a Western Australian mine has, in the last week, become a major test of strength between workers and their employers. Workers at BHP's iron ore operations in the Pilbara
By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — The Queensland Labor government will become a minority government, forced to rely again on the support of independent Peter Wellington, if it loses even one of the two by-elections for the traditionally safe Labor seats
By Dave Andrews FREMANTLE — In a significant victory for the union movement, the Western Australian state government has been ordered to pay costs to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) for the union's defence of its members in Geraldton. The
By Raul Cienfuegos MELBOURNE — US Latin America analyst James Petras spoke here on January 12 about the "pillage" of Latin America by the imperialist powers of North America and Europe. Petras is a professor of sociology at the State University
Jailed activist on hunger strike in Peru Lori Berenson, a United States activist serving a life sentence for treason in Peru, launched a hunger strike on January 11, the fourth anniversary of her jailing. She is demanding to be transferred to
By Frances Sheehan SYDNEY — The NSW media on January 20 reported the proposed restructuring of the state's Department of Community Services (DOCS). It was reported that it would involve cutting staff, re-dividing the two main parts of the
Erin Killion Growing worldwide inequality and hunger, sexism, racism and environmental destruction explode the lie that the 21st century heralds a new era of peace and prosperity. According to the government and mainstream media, Australia is a
By Chris Slee MELBOURNE — Workers are in their fifth week of picketing the ACI glass mould manufacturing plant at Lexton Road, Box Hill, after being locked out by the company on December 20. The company is attempting to force the workers to