BY FELICITY MEAKINS Indigenous languages and the stolen generations were another casualty of the 2002-03 federal budget. The $7.2 million previously allocated to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) for preserving and
[On June 1, the Socialist Alliance sent the following letter to the Greens national council.] Dear comrades and friends, Last night, at its regular monthly meeting, the national executive of the Socialist Alliance voted to contact the
SYDNEY — On June 1, activists picketed defence department offices. The protest, called by Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific, demanded that Australia end its military ties with Indonesia, and called for freedom for Aceh.From Green Left
BY DAVE RILEY At the heart of the current medical insurance crisis is the private health-care system. Without specialist doctors on call and guaranteed liability coverage, private health care — much praised by successive Labor and Coalition
BY MARGARITA WINDISCH MELBOURNE — As the political witch-hunt against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union continues in the form of the royal commission into the building industry, on May 28 it was revealed that the
Inessa, Lenin's Mistress By Michael Pearson Duckworth, 2001 257 pages, $65.95 (hb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON When Inessa Armand met Vladimir Lenin in a Paris caf‚ in 1909, so began one of the most speculated about love affairs on the
[MELBOURNE — On May 11, the Socialist Alliance sponsored a trade union seminar, discussing, among other things, unions and political representation. This question of relating to political parties, and specifically the ALP, has been an
BY KAMALA EMANUEL  HOBART — Four hundred nurses rallied on the Parliament House lawns on May 25 to protest the failure of the state Labor government to live up to an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) under which all nurses with
BY SHANE BENTLEY SYDNEY — Striking workers at the Dayson compressor maintenance plant in Rydalmere have rejected a management offer of a 4% pay increase in August and a further 2% in December, as part of a non-union agreement. The workers have
GLW #494 incorrectly stated that Doug Cameron is the national president of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union. He is the national secretary. GLW apologises for the error. From Green Left Weekly, June 5, 2002. Visit the Green Left
ALP ranks respond to mass pressure on refugees The rumblings in the ranks of the ALP about the party’s disgusting sell-out of refugees are increasing. In Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, ALP state conferences passed motions
BY EVA CHENG The rulers of India and Pakistan — both nuclear-armed allies of Washington in the US-led "war on terrorism" — are terrorising each other with the threat of nuclear war. The Pentagon estimates that a full-scale nuclear exchange