Ian Bray Everyone is aware of the implications of the terrible Work Choices legislation. However, there is another Trojan Horse the government and employers are using to attack our rights and conditions — the so-called skills shortage is being
PERTH — One hundred and fifty people held a candlelight vigil on the steps of Parliament House on June 15 to remember and demand justice for Carl Woods, who died in police custody on April 11. A relative who saw Woods' body in the morgue said he'd
In Canberra, 150 people joined the World Refugee Day rally on June 13, organised by the Refugee Action Committee. Photo by Andrew Hall. From Green Left Weekly, June 21 2006. Visit the Green Left Weekly home page.
Sue Bolton, Melbourne In cities across Australia on June 15, nearly 1000 people joined rallies and marches to demand a "fair deal for cleaners". Rallies were held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The
On June 12, Bolivian President Evo Morales encouraged indigenous Ecuadorians to continue their fight for control over their natural resources during a visit to Quito for a meeting of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN). Addressing a crowd opposite
William Engdahl Curiously and quietly the United States is being outflanked in its now-obvious strategy of controlling major oil and energy sources of the Persian Gulf, Central Asia's Caspian Basin, Africa and beyond. The US's global energy
Jim McIlroy & Coral Wynter, Caracas Several thousand indigenous people gathered in the Plaza Venezuela on June 7 for the First National March of Indigenous Peoples, organised by Conive (the National Council of Indigenous People of Venezuela).
Two Sri Lankan Air Force jets began bombing the town of Mullaithivu and its suburbs on June 15, according to a TamilNet report. The town is controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The LTTE's S. Elilan said that Sampoor and Muttur East in
"By 2013 Australia will be the largest exporter of uranium in the world." Martin Ferguson, ALP shadow resources minister, repeated this statement three or four times, just in case anyone missed the message. His message had nothing to do with
Stuart Munckton Venezuela has launched a new social mission aiming to reverse deforestation, according to a June 4 Venezuelan Presidential Press Office statement. Mission Tree aims to plant 100 million trees within five years. Launching the