BY GEOFF PAYNE NEWCASTLE — On November 19, 50 opponents of the state Labor government's plan to cut rail services between Broadmeadow and Newcastle boarded the 8am train to Sydney to rally outside Parliament House. Chanting slogans made up on
BY DAVID BACON SAN FRANCISCO — There is a free-trade agreement that gives an idea of what Latin America can expect from the US President George Bush's Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). In a few weeks, the North American Free Trade Agreement
BY DOUG LORIMER With disaffection with the US occupation of Iraq having driven voter support for US President George Bush to its lowest level since his election, the Bush administration has been forced to accelerate plans to formally hand Iraq's
BY JOHN PERCY Since Green Left Weekly first started being posted on the world-wide web in September 1995, we knew it was an opportunity to reach a whole new layer of readers. When, after a while, we were able to put all the back issues on the web
BY SHANE BENTLEY SYDNEY — On November 17, the notorious anti-union labour-hire company Skilled Engineering refused to hire Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) maintenance staff employed at Patrick Stevedores terminals at Port Botany, Sydney and
BY CHRIS LATHAM PERTH — Despite heavy rain and a fierce campaign of misinformation by the state Labor government, 5000 teachers attended a rally on November 18 as part of their campaign for a new certified agreement. The first full-day strike
SYDNEY — Potest rally on November 19 against the NSW Labor government's attacks on TAFE, including up to 300% fee increases, underfunding and attacks on TAFE staff conditions. Photo by Nick Everett From Green Left Weekly, November 26, 2003.
BY SUSAN AUSTIN PARIS — The second European Social Forum, held in Paris from November 12-15, attracted around 50,000 people, mainly from the countries of the Europe Union. The ESF is modeled on the World Social Forum (WSF), held for the last
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BY TAMARA PEARSON SYDNEY — Fancy-suited councillors grumbled about feeling "intimidated" when protesters packed into an Auburn council meeting on November 19 to oppose the construction of a waste compacting plant at the former Clyde rail yards,


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