International conference against neo-liberalism GENEVA — Nearly 600 people from all over the world attended three days of intense discussion and exchange of experiences here, June 22-24. The common focus of the participants, who represented some
BY MELANIE SJOBERG The Australian Financial Review claimed breathlessly that the "new" leaders of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, president Sharan Burrow and secretary Greg Combet, "unveiled a radical policy agenda that shifts the union
Jessie Mary (Bon) Hull, March 28, 1915-June 16, 2000 BY MARY MERKENICH I recently read with sadness that Bon Hull had died. Apparently, she died after a short illness. The obituary I read, by Sue Jackson, Judy Morton, Jean Taylor and Dianne Vale,
The sinking of the overloaded Cahaya Bahari ferry on July 6 — which killed at least 481 Christian refugees fleeing the latest outburst of violence in Indonesia — highlighted the scale of the human tragedy unfolding in the north-eastern province
Indonesia's most prominent left-wing political party, the People's Democratic Party (PRD), has filed a 5.5 billion rupiah (US$617,000) lawsuit against Suharto over the ailing former dictator's role in the July 27, 1996 attack on the offices of the
Emotionally powerful stories of real people Caution to the WindBy Phil Cohen and Patricia FordHard Miles MusicOrder at <http://metalab.unc.edu/hardmile> REVIEW BY BARRY HEALY Politically conscious folk music first came to prominence in
Networker: What does ADSL spell? It's new, it's exciting, it's wonderful, it's ADSL. Okay, so the marketing departments didn't get to choose the name, but they are certainly leading the latest charge in internet technologies. ADSL stands for
With this new issue of Green Left Weekly, the first since the GST came into effect on July 1, we have had to increase the cover price from $2 to $2.20. Through the GST the government will take one-11th of GLW's sales income. As a not-for-profit
AUSTRIA: Trade unions organise day of action GRAZ, Austria — Austria's trade union peak body organised a day of action on June 28 to condemn the anti-worker program of the new People's Party-Freedom Party government. It was the first day of
INDONESIA: Yet another human rights investigation compromised The government of President Abdurrahman Wahid appears to be indulging in a veritable orgy of investigations into human rights violations — ranging from the post-ballot violence in East


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