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Sue Bolton A Newspoll survey of 1200 people conducted for the Health Services Union of Australia has found that 53.2% of those surveyed opposed the federal Coalition government's plans to restrict unions' right of entry to workplaces. The poll was
Stuart Munckton Ernesto "Che" Guevara was murdered on October 9, 1967 — shot in the head by a Bolivian soldier in the presence of the CIA. When the world's powerful cheered the brutal murder of the anti-imperialist and revolutionary socialist
Emma Clancy, Perth Anti-war activists won a victory for free speech in Perth by turning out once more on February 18 to protest ANZ's profiteering from the war on Iraq. The Murray Street Mall protest, attended by around 40 people, was called by
It has all the usual markings of an election campaign Australians have become so used to over the decades. Pork barrelling, wedge politics, the 60-second sound bite, the presidential style of campaigning, the photo opportunities and the political
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a trial involving US soldiers who have served in Iraq, to test if MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, can relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the US centre for
Bomb me humanlyTerrorise me with democracyMcdonaldise me when I hunger. Destroy my country to save it! The old stench of fascismis being blown away by thenew stench of fascism. Uncontrolled B52 joy flightsThat sweet, heavy steel rain. This is
Twelve thousand people took part in a mass walk for Agent Orange victims along Han River in Da Nang City on February 13. The three-kilometre walk was the biggest mass walk ever in the city, and included representatives of 30 international
At Fremont High School in Los Angeles, nine students were suspended on February 8 for refusing to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a test administered by the US armed forces to match students with its different arms. After
On February 15, Nicaraguan teachers entered their third week on strike, demanding that a pay rise approved by the country's National Assembly in the 2005 budget be paid to them. After Nicaraguan president told protesting teachers to "shut up" on
Ian Jamieson& Sam Wainwright, Fremantle A half day strike on February 23 — just three days before the state election — by Western Australian nurses has been averted following an agreement by Premier Geoff Gallop's Labor government to reopen
Ilana Eldridge As the 1997 Kyoto Protocol took effect on February 16, despite the Australian government's refusal to sign on, experts pointed out that global warming will have a devastating effect on the country's Indigenous communities. Prime
On February 6, shortly before 4am, after a five-kilometre police car chase, the pursued (stolen) car skidded onto a kerb. One passenger dropped out, the car began backing up, and police fired 10 rounds into it. Several went straight into 13-year-old
Towards the end of July, the first Australia-Venezuela solidarity brigade will be travelling to Venezuela to experience first-hand how people's power is helping to change the lives of millions. Green Left Weekly's Katie Cherrington spoke to
Federico Fuentes Since January, Bolivia's eastern state of Santa Cruz has been rocked by protest. Under the leadership of the Santa Cruz Civic Committee, the movement demanding greater autonomy for the state has held actions including a January 11
This letter was sent to Green Left Weekly for publication by Zely Ariane, the international affairs spokesperson of the Aceh solidarity group SEGERA. Green Left Weekly has been asking our readers to assist SEGERA's appeal after the tsunami, for
This appeal was put together by the organisers of the 16th World Federation of Youth and Students conference, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, on August 7-15.] The youth make up one of the most progressive, radical and dynamic forces of society.

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