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On the front line for ExxonMobil
"This looks like a modern-day crusade not to free an oppressed people or to rid the world of a demonic dictator relentless in his pursuit of conquest and domination but a crusade to control another nation's natural

BY NORM DIXON
Activists around Australia are preparing for big anti-war protests to coincide with the visit to Australia by US President George Bush. Bush is expected to arrive any time after October 21.
The biggest protest is likely to be in

BY PAUL OBOOHOV
CANBERRA — Members First, the rank-and-file network in the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), has nominated Andrew Hall as a candidate to be the union's national president. An election for the position will be held in

BY CHRISTIANO KERRILA
When Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998, the country's capitalist class viewed him as an irritating populist. After his government introduced a democratic constitution and a set of progressive laws, which

BY ROHAN PEARCE
The inquiry into the apparent suicide of David Kelly, an advisor to the British defence ministry who was involved in compiling British Prime Minister Tony Blair's September 2002 dossier on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction,

BY LUKE FOMIATTI
SYDNEY — In the biggest ever protest on the campus, more than 100 students and staff from University of Western Sydney, Parramatta campus marched on the senate inquiry into higher education, which was holding one of its two NSW

BY KATRINA HECKENDORF
SYDNEY — On September 22, the "Friends of Philip Ruddock" celebrated his 30th year in parliament. Partygoers paid more than $100 each to join the immigration minister, Prime Minister John Howard and a long list of other

ME NAM ::: Rivers is an exciting photography exhibition that celebrates waterways and community activism to protect them, in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region. It is sponsored by AID/Watch.
Through the use of images of water, its

BY SUE BOLTON
Several years ago, when former Australian Manufacturing Workers Union organiser Brett Cardinal was working in Papua New Guinea, he got involved in an argument about the economic domination of rich countries. An older man listening to

BY SUE BOLTON
Any white-collar worker or member of an industrially weak union is kidding themselves if they think that the federal Coalition government's legislation restricting the rights of building workers won't also affect them.
At the press

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