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Palestine 'Road Map'
Kate Popovic disputes my claim in Green Left Weekly #537 that the US-backed "Road Map" aims at a return to the "status-quo" which existed prior to the September 2000 Intifada and argues that it instead is premised on the

BY SIMON MILLAR & LINDA WALDRON
MELBOURNE — June 4 will be the 100th day on the picket line for Electrical Trades Union (ETU) members at Smorgon Steel in Laverton.
The dispute began on February 25, when 25 full-time electricians downed tools

BY SUE BOLTON
Representatives of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) couldn't believe their ears at a meeting in Canberra when a young technocrat from the Productivity Commission blandly told them, "We might just have to

@box text intr = So Peter Hollingworth, Australia's most infamous paedophile protector, has finally resigned his position as governor-general in disgrace — taking his "pension" of $184,860 a year with him — and the search will begin for a new

BY LIAM MITCHELL& ADRIAN WRIGHT
SYDNEY — On May 29, some 40 supporters of striking workers at can manufacturer Morris McMahon joined the picket line, then in its 12th week, to stop the scab bus in the morning, while 60 wharfies arrived during the

BY SOPHIE HURNDALL
The following speech was delivered at a Palestine solidarity rally in London's Trafalgar Square on May 17. Tom Hurndall is an activist with the International Solidarity Movement.
I have been asked to speak at this rally as the

BY NICK EVERETT
JAKARTA — On May 19-21, more than 60 peace activists from 26 countries met at Hotel Wisata to assess the challenges faced by the global peace movement and to develop a plan of action. The conference coincided with the Indonesian

BY JUDY McVEY & ANDREW HALL
The positive results for the opposition Members First candidates in the Community and Public Sector Union elections for national officers, held May 2-21, "show that large numbers of members want to mobilise the

The Bolivarian Circles, with 2.2 million members, are the backbone of the democratic revolution unfolding in Venezuela. After the attempted US-backed coup against Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on April 11, 2002, the Bolivarian Circles helped

Down the toilet (and into Swiss bank accounts)?
"The [US] Department of Defense, already infamous for spending $640 for a toilet seat, once again finds itself under intense scrutiny, only this time because it couldn't account for more than a

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