BY TIM GOODEN GEELONG — Victorian building unions, lead by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, walked off the job for 24 hours on March 1 to kick off a campaign to win a better long service leave scheme. Only 23% of construction
BY BRONWEN BEECHEY ADELAIDE — The 2001 Womadelaide world music festival, held February 16-18, attracted a record 67,000 people. They braved high temperatures to hear an inspiring and exciting line-up of musicians from around the globe. Sierra
BY DANNY FAIRFAX & NICK EVERETT SYDNEY — City workers are being encouraged to nominate their most hated "corporate scumbag" to be visited by a March 17 "Corporate Scumbag Tour", being organised by the M1 Sydney coalition as a prelude to the
BY TILLEY ELDERFIELD SYDNEY — Expanding on its theme, "Women fighting for global justice", the Sydney West International Women's Day Collective has invited a Kerry Nettle from the Stop the Women's Jail campaign to address the Parramatta IWD
BY GREG HARRIS GLASGOW — The third annual conference of the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) held here February 10-11 adopted an ambitious program of activities for the coming months. Key among these were a decision to contest all of Scotland's 72
BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — On February 26, the Industrial Relations Commission rejected an appeal by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union against the termination of its bargaining period with Yallourn Energy. The union had appealed
BY FEDERICO FUENTES MELBOURNE — The Democratic Socialist Party and Friends of the Earth have initiated a second "Global Action" conference to discuss corporate globalisation and the movement against it as a follow-up to the very successful
BY ANNA BARNES& BETTINA QUATACKER BRISBANE — Steritech, the company that has proposed the construction of a nuclear irradiation plant for Narangba in Brisbane, has applied to the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) to allow the nuclear
BY SARAH PEART MELBOURNE — Demands to cancel Third World debt and abolish multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation will feature prominently in M1 Alliance publicity for the May 1 blockade
BY RUTH RATCLIFFE Between Two WorldsAt the National ArchivesKelsey Crescent, Millner, DarwinTuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-noon, until May 31Group bookings at other times by appointment DARWIN — In 1939, the year Prime Minister John Howard was
SYDNEY — The mass sackings and police repression of protesting Daewoo workers in South Korea prompted a solidarity rally outside the South Korean Consulate in Martin Place on May 1. Organised by the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, the rally
BY ROWAN CAHILL During September 2000, prior to the Sydney Olympic Games and the Melbourne S11 protests, the Howard government, supported by the ALP, passed the Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill, which clears the way
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — The women of Australia can expect an earful from the Labor Party over the next six to nine months. Indeed, the wooing has already begun. More ALP women hold seats in the Queensland parliament than ever before, boasted
The name of this column is taken from the comments made by feminist and ex-slave Sojourner Truth when she addressed the 1851 Women's Rights Convention in the United States. The women's rights movement in mid-19th century North America grew out of
BY SUE BULL GEELONG — In a corner of a building that once housed the Australian Federal Police, a new group of decidedly more radical tenants committed themselves to vastly different aims when they opened Geelong's new Resistance Centre on
BY ANTHONY BENBOW PORT HEDLAND — "BHP posted out 537 workplace agreements. We've got over 400 of them piled here in the union office, still in the envelopes. We expect another 70 or so when people return from annual leave. Probably 20 more were


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