Rohan Pearce
"In February 2003, weeks before war was declared on Iraq, millions of people protested in the streets of the world. That call went unheeded. No international institution had the courage or conscience to stand up to the aggression of

Sue Bolton
Union leaders around Australia were overwhelmed by the size of the mobilisations against the federal Coalition government's anti-union laws. Up to 300,000 people joined the protests during the Australian Council of Trade Unions' week of

Susan Price & Jim McIlroy
A Sydney coalition of union activists, combining the Defend Workers Rights and Unions Coalition and the newly-formed Union Activists Network, distributed thousands of leaflets at meetings across NSW on July 1, calling on

What do youtell us tonight?That part of a ceiling ata wedding receptioncollapsed,leaving bride and groombruised.Meanwhile the worldwidemarch of peopledefied claims the war is over.Perhaps you ignored usbecause you echo those claims,like a friend of

Bernie Stephens, Harare
The slogan "Go back to the rural areas where you come from" sums up President Robert Mugabe and his government's hatred for the workers and urban poor in Zimbabwe. The government boasts that Operation Murambatsvina ("Drive

Sarah Stephen
Between June 22 and June 26, Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers, acting on warrants issued by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), raided 10 homes in Sydney and Melbourne, allegedly to disrupt the activities

Fascism and Football — Mussolini, Hitler and Franco all understood the massive propaganda potential of football. SBS, Saturday, July 9, 9.30pm.
Message Stick: NAIDOC Week Special — Inside the lives of Indigenous Australians, presented from

On June 20, the body of Andres Arroyo Segura was found close to the site of the Baba Dam project. Segura had recently received death threats because he headed the bi-province committee of farmers' organisations opposing the dam. Before his overthrow

Susan Price, Sydney
Billed as Australia's biggest meeting of workers, the July 1 Unions NSW Sky Channel-linked protest meetings against PM John Howard's attacks on unions and workers — held simultaneously at 219 venues across NSW — outstripped

July 6
1971: Demonstrators disrupt a Springbok rugby match in Australia with smoke bombs.
July 9
1999: Police storm a Tehran University hostel in Iran, sparking days of student protests.
July 10
1917: Emma Goldman is jailed for two years


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