Like putting profits before social needs? "If we're going to give each other [trade] preferences, we have to have fundamental common values." — Marc Lortie, personal representative of Canadian PM Jean Chretien to the Summit of the Americas being
BY BRONWEN BEECHEY ADELAIDE — Activists from the National Union of Students, the Australian Education Union, M1 Adelaide and the socialist youth organisation Resistance travelled from to Glenelg in a chartered tram on March 23 to protest outside
BY BEN COLLINS MELBOURNE — 27-year-old Palestinian asylum seeker Mohammed Dawood has spent the last eight months in solitary confinement, first at the Woomera Immigration Detention Centre and then at the centre in Maribyrnong, in Melbourne's
BY PAT BREWER CANBERRA — An added sense of immediacy will be added to the next National Labour History Conference — because it will be immersed in a labour struggle of its own. According to conference organiser Phil Griffiths, the conference
BY SEAN HEALY The military regime of General Pervaiz Musharraf has bowed to domestic and international pressure, finally releasing the last of 20 leaders of the opposition Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy almost a week after they were
BY KATHY FAIRFAX SYDNEY — Since the late 1940s, successive Australian governments have debated the need for a second Sydney airport. As many as 20 possible sites have been suggested and more than half of those have been closely examined. In
BY NICK FREDMAN LISMORE — Plans for re-establishing the militant, anti-capitalist traditions of May Day are striking in a chord in northern NSW, with activists meeting to organise an protest rally here on April 28 and then a large contingent to
Criminalising the internet The internet is a dangerous place. Fortunately, legislation before the South Australian Legislative Council is here to protect us from "references to and depictions associated with issues such as suicide, crime,
BY JENNY LONG SYDNEY — Unions at the NSW Labor Council meeting on March 29 vowed to campaign against changes to workers' compensation which the state ALP government is attempting to ram through. Industrial relations minister and ALP right
BY CRAIG MCGREGOR MELBOURNE — Workers in the Australian Stock Exchange's Melbourne building got a rare taste of democracy on March 27, when a contingent of M1 activists converged on the Collins Street offices to ask them to vote for their


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