Kiraz Janicke, Sydney Although US imperialism today is immensely powerful, it is facing some severe challenges. Unable to subjugate the people of Iraq despite a brutal invasion and occupation, the US empire also faces a continent-wide rebellion
BALLARAT — The Howard government has given the University of Ballarat a hefty reward for carrying out the most aggressive anti-union industrial relations' strategy in higher education. From 2005 to early 2006, the former vice-chancellor Kerry Cox
Ian Jamieson, Fremantle The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions has added its support to the campaign in solidarity with the 107 construction workers facing fines of up to $28,600 each for going on strike. The ICFTU said the Howard
Sam Wainwright, Perth Forty workers employed by Total Corrosion Control (TCC) are being sued for up to $28,600 each for being 15 minutes late for work after a union meeting. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) is being sued for
The following open letter to Canadian PM Stephen Harper was issued on September 8 by Ken Georgetti president of the Canadian Labour Congress the largest trade union federation in Canada representing 3 million workers. In May Harper's minority
Federico Fuentes During the swearing-in of more than 300,000 people to the "battalions" of the Miranda Command on September 9, Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez, who is seeking re-election through a massive grassroots effort led by the
Margarita Windisch, Melbourne The issue of decriminalising abortion is part of the ALP's platform for the November 25 Victorian state election, but Premier Steve Bracks is keen to downplay this. Pregnancy termination services (abortion) remain on
Dave Riley, Brisbane While many Queenslanders will probably recall September 2006 as the occasion of Steve Irwin's death, on September 9 the Queensland ALP was returned to office with another massive majority. Labor Party fortunes have not been so
CANBERRA — A new campaign urging the Howard government not to proceed with its proposed security treaty with Indonesia was launched on September 15 by former West Papuan politicians Willem Zonggonau and Clemens Runawery, and Greens Senator Bob
Message Stick: The Gathering — The Mirning people of the Nullabor: the reconnection to their land and their ancient tradition of whale dreaming. ABC, Friday, September 22, 6pm. One Mile Dam/Writing Wrongs — Traces the survival of a community


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