and ain't I a woman: US companies exploit women in Guatemala Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report — "From the household to the factory: sex discrimination in the Guatemalan labor force" — which exposes the widespread abuse of
BY TARIQ SHAHZAD LAHORE — Hundreds of women and men paid five rupees each to participate in a March 6 festival to commemorate International Women's Day, organised by the Women Workers Help Line. This was the third year that this event
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BY LAURA COX ROCKHAMPTON — Almost 3000 spirited protesters marched through the CBD on March 2, in support of the 1350 workers who lost their jobs when Consolidated Meat Group (CMG) closed the Lakes Creek abattoir in mid-January. Mounting
(Our day must come!) REVIEW BY BILL NEVINS On FireBlack 47Gadfly RecordsTo order, visit <http://www.gadflyrecords.com> Lead singer of New York Irish rebel band Black 47 Larry Kirwan opens this CD wailing with voice and guitar,"Hey,
BY SARAH STEPHEN A hunger strike by around 150 mostly Iraqi asylum seekers held in Woomera detention centre began on March 7. Fifteen shallow graves were dug, and detainees buried themselves up to their necks, indicating that they would rather be
BY NORM DIXON Zimbabwe Civil Service Employees Association president Ephraim Tapa and Faith Mukwakwa, his wife, have been missing since February 16. Their vehicle was intercepted by supporters of President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African Nation
BY JENNY LONG SYDNEY — Around 400 people gathered for the ChilOut (Children Out of Detention) and NSW Teacher's Federation's "Suits against detention: Middle Australia protests!" rally on March 7. Chilout's Junie Ong opened the speaking list,
REVIEW BY LUKE FOMIATTI Links #20 New Course Publications, 2002 28 pages, $8 each or $39 for a six-issue subscription Order at <links@dsp.org.au> “Every nation, in every region, now has a choice to make. Either you are with us,
For several months, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) party has been whipping up communal tension and targeting Muslims in India. In particular, it has renewed its focus on building a Hindu temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, at the same site
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — On March 6, Tasmanian police broke up the Weld River community picket. The picket was established on February 4 to save more than 3000 hectares of unlogged, old growth forest, immediately adjacent to a World Heritage
BY SUE BULL MELBOURNE — Elizabeth Vujkov has worked for Flair Menswear, now owned by Hugo Boss, for 23 years. She was shocked when she was told on February 26, along with 119 others, that the whole manufacturing section of the company was being
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — On February 26, the Socialist Alliance received confirmation from State Electoral Office that the alliance has been registered as a political party in NSW. This enables the alliance to have its name printed on ballot
BY KERRY VERNON BRISBANE — "It is with deep disappointment and sadness that we announce the closure of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre's statewide functions due to a decision by the Queensland minister of families and the department of
BY MELANIE SJOBERG SYDNEY — The M1 collective is organising a peaceful blockade of Australasian Correctional Management, which runs Australia's refugee detention centres, at 8am on May 1, kicking off a day of action for global justice and peace
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — The 1500 local residents who rallied in Mona Park, Auburn, on February 23 sent a clear message to the NSW Labor government: no new waste dump in Sydney's western suburbs! The rally was called to oppose the building of


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