BY DOUG LORIMER For the first time since the US began its war to conquer Iraq and turn its oil resources over to US corporations, a majority of US voters disapprove of the way US President George Bush is handling the situation in Iraq according to
BY RICHIE VENTON GLASGOW — A bit of working-class history has been made in the past few weeks. Two branches of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport workers (RMT) have voted to affiliate to the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP). After
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS MELBOURNE — More than 10,000 people rallied in opposition to the federal coalition government's attacks on union, health and education on November 11. The protest was part of Victorian Trades Hall Council's Fair Go campaign.
BY EVA CHENG Desperate to find a scapegoat for the loss of more than 2 million manufacturing jobs in the US over the last two years, US President George Bush's regime and the US Congress have been aggressively trying to put the blame on China,
BY NORM DIXON Thousands of people mobilised in an attempt to stop the transport of tonnes of nuclear waste from La Hague in France to a "temporary" N-waste dump in Gorleben, northern Germany. On November 9, 5000 people turned out in Dannenberg
BY MARCELLE HOFF SYDNEY — The NSW branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has announced that it will impose an interim ban on construction of a high-rise development at the former Water Police site at Pyrmont's
BY NORM DIXON US troops opened fire on Turkish Kurd rebels aligned to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the BBC reported on November 11. A US military spokesperson said "unknown forces" were "dispersed" near Iraq's border with Turkey with the
BY ROHAN PEARCE At midnight on November 8, an explosion rocked the al Muhaya complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital. Nearly 20 people were killed, and more than 100 were wounded by the car bomb blast. The November 8 terrorist attack was the
BY MELANIE SJOBERG SYDNEY — The NSW state conference of the Socialist Alliance, held on November 8, brought together more that 110 members and to share ideas for election possibilities, exchange experiences about branch building and consider
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BY CHRIS LATHAM On November 6, federal Coalition workplace relations minister Neil Andrews introduced a new raft of anti-union legislation in federal parliament. The federal government's Building and Construction Industry Improvement Bill 2003,
BY AHMAD NIMER November 9 saw an international day of mobilisations against the construction of the Israeli apartheid wall. Actions and demonstrations were held in cities around the world to protest Israel's mass land-grab, aimed at building a
BY CHRIS LATHAM PERTH — On November 6, the Western Australian branch executive of the Australian Education Union (AEU) announced that a 24-hour strike would be held on November 18 to support the teachers union's campaign for a new certified
BY NICOLE COLSON Are gay men taking over television? That seems to be the recent buzz in the media, prompted primarily by two shows that premiered on the US Bravo cable network in July: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Boy Meets Boy. A closer
BY EMMA MURPHY When I was recording oral histories with Aboriginal women in the Central Desert region, it struck me that food played a central role in their stories. Talking about the "early days", women would describe in detail their traditional
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Forest activist Neil Smith, known as "Hector the Protector", was jailed after turning himself in to Tasmanian police on November 13. He refused to pay a $5000 fine for sitting in a tree during a 1998 forest


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