Public discussion during Newcastle’s council election campaign has shifted to the left.
Construction unions across Australia are running the Rights On Site campaign against the union-bashing ABCC [Australian Building and Construction Commission].
Protests are continuing against the Victorian state governments planned desalination plant at Wonthaggi.
Ambre Energys proposed coal-to-oil project at Felton, a farming community 30 kilometres from Toowoomba, would be a disaster for the local community and environment, according to the newly formed Friends of Felton group.
Addressing an assembly of petroleum workers in Zulia on September 5, Venezuelan labour minister Roberto Hernandez explained that the only way to guarantee the advance of the revolution is with the unity of the working class.
On September 1, Bolivias National Electoral Court (CNE) ruled that it would not allow the proposed December 7 referendum on a new constitution to go ahead.
“The news that nine Australian special forces soldiers have been wounded in Afghanistan — the largest number of casualties since the Vietnam War — reminds us that, as in any occupation, there will be resistance”, Alex Bainbridge, a spokesperson for Sydney Stop the War Coalition (STWC), told Green Left Weekly on September 4.
On August 28, Gunns Limited announced to the Australian Securities Exchange that there is a possibility the controversial Tamar Valley pulp mill may not proceed.
Even as Barack Obama and the Democrats headed to Denver for a four-day, nationally televised campaign commercial stage-managed down to the final detail and paid for with vast amounts of corporate cash the question reared its ugly head.
On the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day this November, Adelaide was due to play host to the largest military corporations in the world, who would be displaying the most sophisticated weapons that have ever been created. The planned fair was cancelled on September 7 by the South Australian government on grounds of supposed “violent protests” being planned.
The state Labor governments failure to honor its promise to pay $55.4 million in reparations to Indigenous stolen wages claimants [is] incomprehensible, Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) general secretary Ron Monaghan said in an August 19 statement.
On September 2, Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared a state of emergency in response to the political crisis brought about by ongoing demonstrations and government buildings organised by the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD), which has called on Sundaravej to resign.
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