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Diplomacy “Once that clear political objective is established — such as kick the government of Panama totally; not just kick the army out, but get rid of an entire government — that's what we did in 1989 on 12 hours' notice, with
BY ZANNY BEGG SYDNEY — Over 100 unionists, students and political activists packed into the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre here on January 25 for the second meeting of M1 Sydney. Although a large and politically diverse crowd, by the end of the
BY EWAN SAUNDERS BRISBANE — On January 25, two Green Left Weekly distributors staffing a campaign stall in the Queen Street Mall were accosted by police and a Brisbane City Council employee and threatened with arrest if they did not move on. The
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
BY ANTHONY BENBOW PERTH — On January 23, ACTU secretary Greg Combet addressed 300 BHP workers at a mass meeting in Port Hedland. Combet told the workers that the ACTU was appealing the January 10 Federal Court ruling against unions in their
By Bronwyn Powell All over the world people are taking a stand against the tyranny of big corporations and their governments' international economic institutions. From Seattle to Indonesia, Melbourne to Prague, the IMF, World Bank and
BY BEN COURTICE MELBOURNE — Despite it being a profitable enterprise, the Chef whitegoods factory in Brunswick faces closure by its new owner, Email. The company owns a competing factory and now, having bought out its opposition, is planning to
Networker: Dreams of abundance In just a few weeks Canberra residents will have access to digital services that “the rest of the world can only dream about”, according to former Australian Capital Territory (ACT) chief minister Kate
'Never Race and class in the US: trust a son of a Bush' BY MALIK MIAH SAN FRANCISCO — “Never trust a son of a Bush.” This was one of many signs at George W. Bush's presidential inauguration in Washington on January 20. Some 25,000
By Jody Betzein In Melbourne last year on September 11, more than 20,000 people mobilised to shut down the World Economic Forum's Asia-Pacific meeting. The meeting's purpose was clear — for the chief executives of the largest 1000 corporations
WASHINGTON, DC — The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) upholds the inalienable right of Palestinian refugees to return home as an integral component of a just and viable peace. No agreement, negotiations or parties which purport to trade
By Marce Cameron and Sarah Peart "The world economic order works for 20% of the population but it leaves out, demeans and degrades the remaining 80%. We simply cannot accept to enter the next century as the backward, poor and exploited rearguard;