[To add your name to this statement email <nick.everett@lycos.com>.] US President George Bush is preparing for a new war on Iraq using the pretext that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is threatening the world with "weapons of mass
Fond Memories of Cuba Despite his use of the tired old cliche "cappuccino revolutionaries", David Bradbury's criticisms of Cuban socialism (Write On, #501) may well be valid. At least it is good to see this issue being debated (if that is the word)
BY STUART MARTIN In the last few years, the increasing use of labour-hire workers in the construction, manufacturing and telecommunications industries has generated a discussion among unionists about how to best fight it and preserve
BY FEDERICO FUENTES PERTH — Refugees' rights activists at the University of Western Australia pledged to turn their campus into a refugee safe haven at the launch of the campaign on August 8. The campaign is being organised by the UWA Refugee
BY SARAH STEPHEN After a two-year fight, the Badraie family, who fled to Australia from Iran in March 2000, have been granted refugee status and issued with temporary protection visas. The Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) announced its decision on
Unless it's private health insurance funds "Well we're not in the business of bailing out commercial enterprises... I can assure you that that won't be happening." — Prime Menzies John Howard, speaking to 3AW's Neil Mitchell on August 2, in
BY NATALIE ZIRNGAST & KYLIE MOON MELBOURNE — In a victory for the staff and student campaign against RMIT's bid to provide education and recreational facilities to asylum seekers in detention, RMIT vice chancellor Ruth Dunkin announced on
BY JOHN MCGILL ADELAIDE — Janet Giles, former president of the South Australian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU), was recently elected unopposed as the secretary of the South Australian United Trades and Labor Council (UTLC). She
and aint i a woman: Refugees: A feminist issue Figures from the office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) indicate that 51% of refugees are female. The oppression and exploitation of the Third World forces millions of
Museworthy: Unborn At 3am I paint the solesof my daughter's feetwith red glitter There are no reasons to deathbut how greatunreason The silver cars on their dark wheelsare parkingin our street The baby of the poor womanhas put its
BY NICOLE HILDER BRISBANE — In a mostly peaceful action on August 7, 200 people picketed the Narangba irradiation facility construction site. Protesters have maintained a protest camp against Steritech and its contracted company Statham
BY MARK WEISBROT WASHINGTON, DC — Last week's trip to South America by US treasury secretary Paul O'Neill is Washington's latest response to growing discontent about economic failure in the developing world. O'Neill, who has become known for
BY DAVID BACON SAN FRANCISCO — A labour war is looming on the west coast docks, which could become the defining union conflict of the Bush administration. But the traditional issues of union bargaining — wages, benefits and working
SYDNEY — Every Sunday at 9pm, Green Left Weekly readers in Sydney can escape the usual Hollywood tripe for two hours and enjoy radical news and current affairs analysis. Channel 31's Actively Radical TV (ARTV) broadcasts a mix of documentaries,
REVIEW BY IGGY KIM Abducting DianaWritten by Dario FoDirected and adapted by Shane MorganWith Hayley Buckley, Martin Viski, Moira Hunt, Mark Duffy, Mandy Thomas, Joanne Trentini and Shaun ParkerPlaying at the New Theatre, Sydney, until August 31
BY JONATHAN STRAUSS SYDNEY — In NSW in the 2001 federal election the swing against the ALP was twice the national average. Federal Labor's posture as pro-worker and a defender of public services such as schools and hospitals could not hold


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