36 reasons for action By Michael Bull MELBOURNE — The construction division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association (FEDFA) launched a statewide campaign on
Regional day of protest against Elian's kidnapping Socialist parties in the Asian region have called for February 17 to become a day of regionally coordinated protest actions against the kidnapping of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez (see article on
Burmese demand justice By Grant Coleman and Jane Armanasco PERTH — Members of the Burmese community held a protest outside the Thai consulate here on February 3 to demanding that those responsible for killing 10 Burmese freedom fighters be
NSW teachers vote to fight By Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — At stop-work meetings across the state on February 3, NSW teachers overwhelmingly approved further political and industrial action in support of their demand for a pay rise of 7.5% per year
University plan is no solution By Keara Courtney CANBERRA — The Australian National University (ANU) has found $97 million from within its budget to fund its "Year 2000 growth plan". Of this, $70 million will come from the profit made from
By Chris Spindlerand Arun Pradhan MELBOURNE — Eighty maintenance workers at the Yallourn power station have been locked out for 25 days. The lockout came after union members imposed bans on January 10 in an effort to halt the power station
Indonesia's generals may still get away with murder By Jonathan Singer The Indonesian and United Nations human rights commissions have released their reports on the massive human rights violations that occurred in East Timor in 1999. The
National Textiles workers confront Howard By Adam Leemanand Alison Dellit NEWCASTLE — On February 4, sacked workers from National Textiles protested outside the Williamtown RAAF Base. A delegation of the workers met with PM John Howard in an
By Justin Randell BRISBANE — The University of Queensland student union executive has told the National Tertiary Education Industry Union that it does not intend to publicise the NTEU's industrial campaign during student orientation week on
By Emma Webb ADELAIDE — Nearly a year after its formation on March 26, the Arabunna Going Home camp is planning to return to the shores of Lake Eyre. The camp was established to protest the Roxby Downs uranium mine which, according to the
Lupin You By the members of the DSP and Resistance in Adelaide Friends and comrades of Lupin You (Seong Mi You) were devastated to hear of her death in a car accident on January 31. She was 28 years old. The accident occurred as Lupin was
Hobart art school under attack HOBART — Students at the University of Tasmania will meet on February 7 to plan their campaign against the university administration's plans for the School of Fine Arts. The university wants to cut the number
Opposition mounts to NSW pay offer By Frances Sheehan SYDNEY — Opposition is growing amongst members of the NSW Public Service Association (PSA) to the state Labor government's latest pay offer. Members are also angry at their union leaders'
By May Sari JAKARTA — Thousands protested against the meeting of the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI) — which includes 30 donor countries and is chaired by the World Bank — on February 1. The meeting considered the Indonesian
By Dick Nichols HAVANA, Cuba — What happens when you pour into one pot more than 800 economists from 58 countries representing nearly every viewpoint on the analytical and political spectrum? That's what occurred here on January 24-28 when some
1240 asylum seekers on hunger strike in WA By Sean Healy Green Left Weekly has learned that 1240 asylum seekers detained at the Curtin air base in Derby, far-north Western Australia, are on hunger strike to protest against the conditions in which


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