Women still only get on average two-thirds the average wage of men. — Susan Austin, Brisbane. It's always women who bear the brunt of capitalism's attacks. Feminism is about getting out there and doing something about it, whether you're a man or
Corporate Scumbag: Qantas Qantas is doing well. The world's second-oldest airline boasts more than a thousand flights a day, Australia's largest airline loyalty program and 30,000 staff. In the financial year 1999-2000, Qantas profits soared
BY JOHN PILGER At the end of January the US government announced that it was building the biggest-ever war machine. Military spending will rise to US$379 billion, of which $50 billion will pay for its "war on terrorism". There will be special
BY PHIL HEARSE LONDON — On January 28-29, 2500 workers at South West Trains, which daily brings 250,000 commuters to Central London, struck over pay and against the demotion of local union leader Greg Tucker. Over the same two-day period,
BY TOM NELSON BYRON BAY — People power hit the streets on February 14 when 500 people defied the rain to march for refugees' rights. It was by far the largest pro-refugee action ever held in northern NSW. Protesters chanted, "Freedom not
BY BOB BURTON In an extraordinary move the Papua New Guinea government has passed legislation that prevents any government agency from taking or supporting "in any way" proceedings against BHP-Billiton "in respect of an environmental claim" over
BY BRONWYN JENNINGS Since its formation in October, Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) has organised hundreds of people to campaign in defence of refugees. With 16 RAR groups having been formed, the network has boosted the fight to close refugee
BY ROHAN PEARCE Predictions made by mainstream media commentators and spokespeople for the ruling elite that the movement against corporate tyranny would die in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks were disproved by the successful protests
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BY TIM GOODEN GEELONG — At its February 5 meeting, the executive of Geelong's Trades Hall Council recommended to affiliated unions that they call for a more humane approach to the treatment of refugees than that pursued by the federal Coalition
BY GARY MEYERHOFF DARWIN — "It is time both parties stopped playing the game — who can be tougher on refugees?", ALP Senator Trish Crossin told a public meeting on February 5, becoming the latest ALP politician to speak out against inhumane
BY GARY MEYERHOFF DARWIN — Socialists, youth workers and human rights activists are alarmed at proposals by Northern Territory police and businesspeople for curfews to be placed on young people aged under 16 in Darwin. Proponents of "zero
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