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More than 1000 electricity workers, employed by Energex, Ergon Energy and Powerlink, marched through the city on May 14 in an escalation of the combined power unions’ campaign for improved pay and conditions from the three state government-owned corporations.
An expanded form of this article first appeared in Revista Corriente Alterna. The translation of this extract is by British group, Socialist Resistance.
East Timor's foreign minister Zacarias Albano da Costa met with his Cuban counterpart Felipe Perez Roque in Havana where he thanked the country for its continuous support of East Timor, "even under the most difficult circumstances", according to a
“Ten days after Cyclone Nargis, Burma faces further crisis as its military regime refuses to acknowledge the plight of its people”, according to a statement released by seven pro-democracy groups in Burma on May 14.
According to Nigel Roberts, World Bank country director for the West Bank and Gaza, closures of Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks that divide the West Bank “are the key factor behind today’s crisis in the West Bank. They have fragmented the economic space of Palestinians, raised the cost of doing business and eliminated the predictability needed to conduct business.”
The drums of war are once again beginning to sound, as US imperialism steps up its propaganda attack on Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution.
Angry at the raw deal they received in Treasurer Wayne Swan’s budget, up to 300 pensioners blockaded one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections on May 16.Angry at the raw deal they received in Treasurer Wayne Swan's budget, up to 300 pensioners blockaded one of Melbourne's busiest intersections on May 16. Traffic was blocked for up to an hour before police moved the crowd onto the footpath; and some of the protesters stripped off to express their frustration.
Stop-Loss
Directed by Kimberly Peirce
Written by Kimberly Peirce & Mark Richard
With Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum & Abbie Cornish
In cinemas August 18
Below is abridged from a May 13 US Socialist Worker editorial, <htpp://socialistworker.org>.
@intro = Two hundred protesters from churches, unions and community groups marched and picketed outside the office of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in downtown San Francisco on May 5.