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Following his article in the current issue looking at the factors behind the current crisis in the Congo, such as the role of the West and current response by Western media and governments, Green Left Weekly journalist Tony Iltis was interviewed by English-language Iranian station Press TV.
Despite no pay since their October 15 stand-down, 130 workers at the John Valves foundry in Ballarat remain resolute about getting their jobs back.
The latest reports by climate scientists, which reveal that global warming is taking place at a faster pace then first thought, indicate that the Socialist Alliance climate change charter, produced for last year’s federal election, is now out of date.
One month on from a corruption scandal that forced the resignation of Peru’s entire cabinet, the political crisis for President Alan Garcia continues unabated.
In a double whammy for working parents, last week finance minister Lindsay Tanner indicated that paid maternity leave was in doubt as ABC Learning childcare centres went into voluntary administration.
Twenty-seven members of the Colombian armed forces, including generals and other high-ranking officers, have been fired in connection to revelations that they had been involved with the abduction and murder of civilians.
Abolish the prisons! We think GLW's front page headline about Lex Wotton, "Jail cops that kill" (GLW #773) gives a wrong message. We want to draw attention to a radical position challenging the power of the state in the criminal justice
There can be no doubt that the great majority of the 55 million US citizens whose votes made Barack Obama president want change.
John McCarthy, a veteran socialist and Queensland doctor, died at home on November 1 after a long struggle with cancer.
On November 7, rallies in support of Lex Wotton took place around the country as Wotton was sentenced in Townsville to six years’ prison for “riot with destruction”.
The following article is based on a speech given by Chere Bowman at the Wollongong Reclaim the Night rally on October 23. Bowman spoke as a member of Resistance.
Pat Dodson, a Yawuru man from Broome, Western Australia, used his Sydney Peace Prize acceptance speech on November 5 to slam the Northern Territory intervention. He described it as a “crude, racist and poorly considered policy”.
Student travel concessions have come under attack from the NSW state government. The proposed removal of the subsidy for school students will affect 700,000 students. The $50 back-to-school allowance, initiated by former premier Bob Carr in 2002, is also set to be cut.
The Rudd government, elected to office promising to repeal the Howard government’s unpopular student unionism (VSU) legislation, is planning to introduce a voluntary $250 “student levy” in early 2009.
“Rats are loathsome beasts”, Paul Syvret of the Murdoch-owned Brisbane tabloid, the Courier Mail, remarked in his October 6 column. “Throughout millennia they have carried disease, pestilence, despoiled foodstuffs and caused untold misery.”
Activists have planned a civil disobedience action in response to anti-democratic moves by the City of Sydney to crack down on bill posters. From November 10, putting up posters on street poles could result in fines ranging from $320 to $1500 per poster.

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