The message delivered by Bolivias indigenous president couldnt be clearer: If we want to save the planet, we have to put an end to and eradicate the capitalist model.
An advertisement published in the Australian on March 12 rightly condemned an Australian parliamentary motion that celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.
On April 2, federal environment minister Peter Garrett approved the third stage of the controversial Gunns pulp mill. Bulldozers have been given the go-ahead at the Tamar Valley site in northern Tasmania.
On the evening of April 21, 60-year-old Fatin Abu Daqqa died after being refused permission by Israeli occupation forces to leave the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.
The protests and arrests in Lhasa and the demonstrations and counter-demonstrations around the Olympic torch relay has re-focused the world on the plight of Tibetans. This has, in turn, sparked a debate on the left about whether the Tibetan struggle is a just one, or not what it seems.
Jorge Schafik Handal Vega, leader of the Salvadoran left party Farabundo Marti for National Liberation (FMLN) and deputy in the Central American Parliament, will be visiting Australia in May.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the statement by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson that the China Ocean Shipping Company, which owns the An Yue Jiang, has decided to recall the ship because Zimbabwe cannot take delivery of the 77 tonnes of weapons and ammunition onboard.
The longer the debate about the proposed privatisation of New South Wales electricity goes on, the more people are convinced its wrong and the less Premier Morris Iemma and treasurer Michael Costa care what we think.
On April 18, 400 people rallied outside the Newcastle office of NSW treasurer Michael Costa to demand that the state Labor government reverse its decision to privatise NSWs electricity infrastructure.
In the Worldwide Fund for Natures 2007 report, Cuba was the only country listed as having an ecologically sustainable economy. Cuban permaculturalist Roberto Perez recently completed an Australian tour, speaking to over 5000 people, describing how Cuba carried out a green revolution to deal with the dire consequences of the collapse of its main trading partner, the Soviet Union, in the 1990s.
There have been dramatic developments in Malaysia since the ruling National Front (BN) government had its majority in parliament reduced sharply in the March 8 general elections. Opposition parties, which won five out of 13 state governments, formed
Below is an abridged April 21 statement by the International Trade Union Confederation.