BY MELANIE SJOBERG SYDNEY — Martin Kingham, the Victorian secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), was a keynote speaker at a Socialist Alliance organised trade union seminar held in Parramatta on August 30.
BY JORGE JORQUERA My only vivid childhood memories are from Chile in September 1973 — the gunfire, the burning of documents and the waiting. Like thousands of Chilean workers, my father did not return home from work on the afternoon of September
Undrinkable!, Alien Tort Claims Act"> COLOMBIA: Coca-Cola sues workers' union The Panamco Colombia (Coca-Cola's Colombian branch) has filed charges of slander in the Southern Federal District Court of Florida against the leadership of the
BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — A statement issued by Queensland Teachers Union members in the Socialist Alliance has sparked considerable discussion among teachers in this state. Teachers are currently voting on whether to accept the government's
Five anti-war activists in Egypt are facing years of imprisonment for the "crime" of protesting against the US invasion of Iraq. Ashraf Ibrahim, Nasser el Beheiri, Yehia Fekri Amin, Mustafa Mohamed el Bassuini and Reymon Edward Guindy have been
HOBART — The Wilderness Society's "corporate campaign" against woodchipping company Gunns Ltd resulted in an extraordinary general meeting of the company on August 29. A motion calling on the company to stop woodchipping in high-conservation
BY SARAH STEPHEN @Five-year-old Tania Singh was born in Australia in 1998, a year after her parents arrived from India seeking asylum. She has never been to India and speaks no Hindi. She goes to kindergarten and loves cricket. Yet she will be
Free speech victory I refer you to the fight I had with the Greater Taree City Council concerning my permission to have a stall in the CBD of Taree some months ago, and my permission to sell Green Left Weekly and hand out leaflets. Since then, I
BY VANNESSA HEARMAN MELBOURNE — Rachland Nashidik, who visited Australia at the invitation of Indonesian Solidarity, is program director of Imparsial, a human-rights monitoring organisation in Indonesia. Nashidik's main message, when he spoke at
BY GRAHAM WILLIAMS BALLARAT — Workers employed by the McCains frozen foods company, one of the largest employers in Western Victoria, last week reached an "in principle" enterprise agreement after an industrial dispute that lasted more than six


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