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BY JENNY LONG
SYDNEY — Twenty activists gathered on July 5 under the banner of Trade Unionists to Defend Workers' Compensation to call on the NSW Labor Council and affiliated unions to relaunch industrial action to defeat the state government's

Last resortDirected by Pawel PawlikowskiWith Dina Korzun, Artiom Strelnikov and Paddy ConsidineScreened at the Sydney Film Festival
REVIEWED BY SARAH STEPHEN
Last resort is a unique insight into the cold, bleak reality of seeking asylum in

BY BILL MASON
BRISBANE — Stoppages and pickets are breaking out in the electricity and building industries around Queensland, as unions campaign for improved enterprise bargaining agreements, focusing on key issues such as wages, job security and

BY TYRION PERKINS & STUART MARTIN
WOLLONGONG — Council workers have struck for two days here after Wollongong City Council refused to increase its pay offer in negotiations on a new enterprise agreement.
Employees originally called for a 15%

BY SARAH STEPHEN
Professor Israel Shahak, one of the most prominent and brave human rights activists in Israel, died on July 2 at the age of 68.
Shahak, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Hebrew University, headed the Israeli League for Human and

Debt service payments and reforms attached to debt relief and new loans
Reduced government spending and focus on export earning projects
Reduced access to and poorer quality of services. Increase migration for employment
HIV/AIDS flourishes

BY DICK NICHOLS
On the evening of the NSW Labor Council's failed June 19 blockade of state parliament over the state ALP government's gutting of workers' compensation, the Socialist Alliance office received four or five phone calls from

BY SEAN HEALY
@box text intr = One group of small farmers has managed to escape the wreckage of the coffee price plunge and the "tyranny of the C market": those farmers organised in the global Fair Trade network.
To have their coffee certified as

BY REEM HALAWANI
While touted as the new solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Mitchell report, tabled in June, is yet another example of the myths and lies peddled about the Palestinian cause since the inception of Israel 53 years

Gothenburg
I've now read dozens of letters on dozens of web sites almost identical to Warwick Carter's spleen-venting at the Gothenburg protesters (Write on, GLW #454). Nearly all end "I was sympathetic before but now I think you deserved to be

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