BY SEAN HEALY While many trade unionists are embracing the need for greater global solidarity and interconnection, there are still some who want a return to the old protectionism, albeit under a new guise. The International Confederation of Free
December 9 protests against the war in Afghanistan Adelaide: Phone (08) 8231 6982 for details. Brisbane: Stop the bombing! Troops home now! Roma Street Forum, 3pm. Phone NOWAR on (07) 3371 3640, 0412 563 921 or (07) 3831 2644 for more
BY BELINDA SELKE WOLLONGONG — It was standing room only in Wollongong Town Hall at a public forum organised by the Refugee Action Collective on November 8, as more than 300 people were addressed by Labor MHR for Cunningham Stephen Martin, Iraqi
BY JESS MELVILLE MELBOURNE — One hundred high-school students chased federal treasurer Peter Costello through the streets of Melbourne on November 9, then stormed the steps of Parliament House in a protest demanding an end to war and racism.

In a letter to Green Left Weekly, printed in issue #469, Yula Geredov continues to claim that I misrepresent the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by presenting a "one-sided, biased account" of the current situation.

Public sector workers call 24-hour strike PERTH — One thousand public sector workers protested outside Parliament House on November 8 as part of a "fair and equal pay" campaign. The Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association has
BY SUE BOLTON Since September 11, many Muslims and migrants from South Asia and the Middle East have copped racist abuse, and even violence, on the street. But that's not the end of it: many have even suffered harassment from workmates or
BY ALISON DELLIT Watching Kim Beazley fall on his sword on November 10, I was struck by how incongruous this was. Just six months ago, it appeared inconceivable that John Howard could lead the Coalition parties into a third term of government with
BY MICHAEL KARADJIS Following the September 11 World Trade Center atrocity, the US produced a list of countries which allegedly "harbour terrorists" or where "terrorists" have bases. In the Balkans the list consisted of Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia
BY JOHN PILGER LONDON — The war against terrorism is a fraud. After three weeks' bombing, not a single terrorist implicated in the attacks on America has been caught or killed in Afghanistan. Instead, one of the poorest, most stricken nations has
BY EVA CHENG United States pro-war "hawks" are fast lining their pockets from the war on Afghanistan — including a company linked to President Bush. With high stakes in extensive war-related investments, the Carlyle Group is one company that
BY SARAH STEPHEN In the days before the November 10 federal election, the Australian government's punitive policy toward asylum seekers began to backfire on the Coalition government. A wave of former prime ministers, former Labor and Liberal