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Having spoken for over two hours on the significance of the Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution earlier that day, President Hugo Chavez spoke to special discussion session on August 13 attended by a representative from each of the delegations at the
Students protest VSU, Labor backflip Zoe Kenny & Chris Peterson Across Australia on August 25, around 2000 students took part in a national day of action against the federal government's "voluntary student unionism" (VSU), the second major
A rally on August 24, organised by the Macquarie University Students Against Racism Coalition, was attended by 100 students and staff angered by racist comments made to the media in July by Macquarie University academic Andrew Fraser. Speakers at the
Joe Collins A new report by the University of Sydney's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and Elsham, the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy based in Jayapura, was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on August 18. "Genocide in
'Poet lorikeet' folds his wings Australia's "poet lorikeet", Denis Kevans, died at Sydney's Westmead Hospital on August 22, following complications from heart surgery. Blue Mountains-based Kevans built a reputation as "the people's poet"
To grasp the real consequence Barnaby Joyce’s choice on the Telstra privatisation, we need to count in billions of dollars, unused to that as we ordinary folk are. The August 25 Australian’s triumphant headlines about BHP Billiton’s record-breaking $8.6 billion annual profit (Australia's largest company profit) should make us look at the next biggest Australian-based corporate profit earner this year and last — Telstra.
Jamal Juma, Jerusalem Without a doubt, the Zionist occupiers of Palestine did not evacuate the Gaza Strip settlers out of good will. The occupiers understood they would never be able to defeat Palestinians in Gaza, and despite all the Israeli
Orthodykes — Three Jewish ultra-orthodox women are trying to come to terms with their lesbian tendencies in a religious environment that bans them. SBS, Friday, September 2, 10pm. Message Stick: Wayne Atkinson — Stories presented from the
Capitalism and depression Jim Tran (Write On, GLW #639) correctly rebukes me for carelessly lumping lithium, used to treat manic-depression, in with anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft in my article on capitalism and health (GLW #637).
Dita Sari, president of the Indonesian People's Democratic Party (PRD), and a leader of the militant Indonesian National Front for Workers' Struggle (FNPBI) union federation, was a special guest speaker at the fourth Brisbane Social Forum on July
Truth and UntruthExhibition openingSeptember 2, 8pmRyrie St Gallery, 64 Ryrie St, GeelongPh (03) 5258 2906 Queenscliff artist Peter Forward's paintings explore the outcomes of rapid change in a volatile world. "Wars are being undertaken on our
Mike Byrne, Brisbane On August 16, federal cabinet endorsed the full privatisation of Telstra, despite 70% public opposition according to a recent Newspoll. At the time, Queensland National Party senator Barnaby Joyce was threatening to cross
Jim Green The good news is that we don't know for sure that exported Australian uranium has been used in nuclear weapons programs since the late 1940s. The bad news is that we don't know it hasn't. The regime designed to attempt to prevent
Garry Preston, Sydney A protest was held outside James Hardie's shareholders' meeting on August 19. I am a city-based Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) site delegate. Over the years, many of us construction workers have seen
Simon Butler, Newcastle The Newcastle City Council motion passed in late July to stop companies who force their employees onto Australia Workplace Agreements (AWAs) from receiving council contracts, has come under fire from local business groups,
Due to a sub-editing error, the article "Letty Scott drops charges" in GLW #639 mistakenly reported that "Douglas Scott was found hanging by a bed sheet in his prison cell in July 1985". It should have reported: "The prison officers claimed that

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