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Sue Bolton, Melbourne At its August 24 executive meeting, the Australian Council of Trade Unions decided to postpone the planned national day of action against the federal government's anti-union laws to November 15. The ACTU's rationale for
Refugee-rights activists rallied and marched in cities around the country on August 26-28, to mark the anniversary of the Tampa crisis in 2001. In Melbourne, Chris Peterson reports, around 500 people rallied at the State Library on August 26, and
Graham Matthews, Sydney Prominent Stop the War Coalition activist Pip Hinman has been pre-selected as the Socialist Alliance candidate for the Marrickville by-election on September 17. Hinman, a Newtown resident and parent, will be campaigning
Two comrades in my Socialist Alliance branch are heading to New Zealand in December to "get married". One is New Zealand born and the other Australian born. These comrades have no option but to go to New Zealand if they want their relationship to
The photograph accompanying the article "The demise of university education" in GLW #639 was taken by Johanna Trainor. From Green Left Weekly, August 31, 2005. Visit the Green Left Weekly home page.
Helen Masterman-Smith, Adelaide Political heavyweights from six of the world's leading coal industry nations will meet in Adelaide in November. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Australia's foreign minister Alexander Downer, and high level
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
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
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.
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"
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).
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
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

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