On June 28, the national day of action against the Howard government's anti-worker Work Choices laws, supporters of Green Left Weekly will be at the rallies working hard to get the essential information that this anti-Howard newspaper contains into
Sue Bolton, Melbourne Five religious leaders joined Victorian Trades Hall Council secretary Brian Boyd and ACTU assistant secretary Chris Walton on June 7 to voice their opposition to the Howard government's new Work Choices laws. Reverend David
NEWCASTLE — Seventy people on a vast array of canoes, kayaks, dinghies, surf skis and bodyboards occupied the world's largest coal port here on June 5, supported by 100 protesters on Horseshoe Beach. The occupation was organised by Rising Tide,
The federal government's decision to retain its stake in the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme, prompting an immediate about-face by the NSW and Victorian governments, was a victory against bipartisan anti-working-class, privatisation policies.
Stuart Munckton In a step forward for the goal promoted by Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez of increasing the economic integration of Latin American countries, Venezuela and Bolivia have signed another round of important economic
Dick Nichols The Australian economy has entered its 15th straight year of growth — its longest ever. It sailed through the 1997-98 Asian economic crisis and the 2001 global recession and now, with China sucking in enormous volumes of high-priced
Roberto Jorquera As of June 7, Chilean high-school students continued to strike and occupy schools throughout the nation, demanding the repeal of the Organic Constitutional and Teaching Law (introduced under the Pincohet regime) and improvements in
Graham Matthews From July 1, the Howard government's "Welfare to Work" program will force many disabled people deemed fit to work 15 hours a week or more from the Disability Support Pension onto unemployment benefits and made to look for work. The
Sue Bull, Geelong Two hundred and fifty trade unionists and supporters chanting "Rats out!" forced the Australian Building and Construction Commission to abandon a planned employers' information session here on June 5. The ABCC, better known as
To all the other elements of the job description of tutors at tertiary education institutions, PM John Howard would like to add "counter-terrorism expert". Howard's plan to rid the country of anybody who is in any way "suss" now requires academics


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