V. Selvam, a leader of the Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) and general council member of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress, visited Melbourne in early February at the invitation of the Socialist Party. Green Left Weekly's Chris Slee spoke to him
Despite a steady barrage of corporate media reports and White House statements claiming that Iran has a secret nuclear weapons program, less than one in 10 US residents favour taking immediate military action against Iran, according to a February
Harrison Healy Mohammad Mansour, a Palestinian activist involved in the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), was due to face trial on February 16. The case has been postponed until March 21. If found guilty, Mansour could go to jail and
Long-time Venezuelan activist and deputy to the Latin American Parliament Carolus Wimmer will be touring Australia in late February-early March, hosted by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. Green Left Weekly's Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter
Trent Hawkins & Amanda Zivcic Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) is a government policy designed to silence the dissent that has traditionally come from students. Despite tens of thousands of students joining protests against VSU last year, the
We Are Australians Too: Women Against RacismCasula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool Regional MuseumMarch 8 to April 1Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pmPhone (02) 9824 1121Free admission REVIEW BY VIVIAN MESSIMERIS The Cronulla race riots of December
Bronwen Beechey & Grant Morgan, Auckland History was made on February 12 when 800 fast-food workers and supporters met in the Auckland Town Hall. The meeting was organised by the Unite union, which wants a NZ$12 minimum wage, no youth rates, and
Doug Lorimer In a widely reprinted story, the February 8 Washington Post reported that Iran has completed drawings of an underground shaft that could be used for testing a nuclear weapon. Citing unnamed US officials who claimed to have examined
PERTH — On February 12, a protest against threats to sections of Kalamunda Hospital drew hundreds of residents to Stirk Park in Kalamunda. The WA Labor government has announced the closure of obstetrics and paediatrics at Kalamunda, although
Sixty-six per cent of Venezuelans intend to vote for Hugo Chavez in the December 3 presidential elections, according to a poll conducted by the US organisation North American Opinion Research Inc, released on February 16. Opposition candidate Julio
Richard Dennis, Greens parliamentary staffer, addressing a February 6 rally at the ACT Legislative Assembly marking the first anniversary of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The rally called on the federal
What Resistance Stands ForResistance Books, 200632 pages, $3.00Available at Resistance Bookshops (see page 2) or order at <http://www.resistancebooks.com> On February 10, the Sydney Morning Herald published a cynical article downplaying