Not good enough
The ALP's persistent refusal to repeal the GST when it next forms federal government is not good enough.
There is already abundant evidence that the GST, even accompanied by income tax cuts, will make most people worse off. For

Shop stewards endorse Campaign 2000 settlement
MELBOURNE — Meetings of Metal Trades Federation of Unions shop stewards here on June 21 and 22 have endorsed a deal brokered between the MTFU and a group of breakaway employers

Green Left is taking a break
Many of the activists involved in producing Green Left Weekly will be in Melbourne attending the Resistance national conference on June 29-July 2 (see article on page ?). We are therefore postponing the next issue of

Please help me'
As promised, from time to time in this space, I am sharing what a day in the life of a man on Georgia's death row is like. I spent the day writing the letter below; it speaks for itself. Be advised that, on June 5, 2000, Mr

Community workers demand 'quality services, quality pay'
SYDNEY — In the largest mobilisation of community and welfare workers in years, 1000 workers went on strike and marched through Sydney's central

Nike site jammed
The web site of corporate giant Nike was hacked into on June 21, diverting visitors to the web site of the S11 Alliance ( http://www.s11.org) which is organising large demonstrations against the September conference of the World

World Development Report author quits
The World Bank has been embarrassed by the June 13 resignation of Ravi Kanbur, the chief author of its flagship World Development Report 2000, after Kanbur claimed unacceptable pressure had been

Around half a million jubilant Cubans marched in the eastern city of Holguin
on June 24 to celebrate a US federal appeals court in Atlanta statement
the day before that it would not reconsider its decision not to grant a
political asylum

If not, what?
What are we going to do? Offshore — everywhere — there's all these people dead set keen on coming to Australia or Britain or any location offering a shot at three meals a day and an indoor toilet. Not that that's guaranteed,

International news briefs
Wits University occupied
JOHANNESBURG — Members of the South African Students Congress, the Postgraduate Students Association and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union on June 20 occupied of the


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