Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has launched a new website in the lead-up to its 75th anniversary on March 26. The site will include information on the activities of the youth union, the Vietnam Union of Youth Associations and the Ho Chi
TONGA: Public servants threaten new strike A Tonga Public Service Association meeting on February 24 decided to go on strike if the government fails to meet its demands. The union is calling for the 40% balance of agreed upon wage increases to be
DARWIN — A small group gathered outside the SkyCity Casino on February 28 to protest against a planned nuclear waste dump and the expansion of uranium mining, which were being discussed at an industry seminar inside. The protesters highlighted
Kim Bullimore The January 25 Palestinian elections not only delivered a landslide victory to the Islamic resistance group Hamas, it also resulted in a record number of women being elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council. Thirteen women —
Coral Wynter, Caracas During the January World Social Forum, Medea, a spokesperson from the US women's organisation Women in Pink, asked that women organising International Women's Day events this year incorporate opposition to the war in Iraq as
John Pilger The other day, one of my favourite cinemas closed down. The boards went up on the art-deco Valhalla in Sydney, one of the world's best at putting out powerful, political documentaries. The lack of fuss might have seemed surprising in
Jon Lamb, Darwin The February 23 decision by NT environment minister Marion Scrymgour to reject the expansion of the McArthur River lead and zinc mine on environmental grounds has prompted a huge campaign by businesses and the mining lobby to get
An interview with Tim Gooden, secretary of the Geelong and Region Trades and Labour Council. How effective has the Australian Council of Trade Unions' advertisement campaign against Work Choices been? The ACTU ads have been very effective,
BY SIMON TAYLER After almost two years of waiting, Actively Radical TV will be (re)occupying the airwaves of Channel 31. Tune in to Channel 31 on Sundays at 10:30pm and watch ARTV's new program. The new format includes documentaries, The Left News,
Cuba's National Office of Statistics has calculated that between 1959 and the end of 2004, the US caused US$80 billion of damage to the island's population through its economic blockade. According to a foreign ministry report on the statistics, which
Michael Karadjis In the international blow-out over the publication of racist, anti-Islamic cartoons by the right-wing Danish Jyllands-Posten daily, a number of leftists have played along with the dominant "free speech" rhetoric of most Western
The United Casual Workers Alliance, which campaigns for the rights of casual and lower paid workers, was launched on February 13 on the Gold Coast. Green Left Weekly's Dave Riley spoke with Amelia Taylor about the campaign. I guess a large
Alex Miller Hard on the heels of its disastrous performance in the Dunfermline parliamentary by-election on February 9, the Labour Party lost a safe council seat to the Scottish National Party (SNP) in a by-election in Milton, Glasgow, on February
Linda Waldron The Howard government's new workplace relations laws, which will come into effect at the end of this month, represents a devastating new attack on the work and family life of women workers. Ellen Kleimaker, women's and equity officer
In January, Joanne Delaney was sacked from Dunnes Stores in Dublin for wearing a union badge. After an international campaign demanded her reinstatement, including thousands of emails sent to the company and motions passed in the British, Scottish
SYDNEY — Hundreds of workers protested in martin Place on March 2 against PM John Howard, who was attending a Liberal Party fundraiser to celebrate his 10 years in office. The protest was organised by Unions NSW. Photo by Alex Bainbridge


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