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Giles Ji Ungpakorn, a political science professor at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University and a well-known socialist activist, has been ordered to appear at a Bangkok police station to be charged under the country’s stiff laws for insulting the country’s monarch.
Six Filipino workers were sacked in December without reason by the John Holland Group from a major Queensland construction project.
News of a pending pay claim by Alcoa power plant workers in Western Australia has unleashed a flurry of indignant calls for wage restraint from corporate media outlets, bosses and the federal government alike.
Protests against the Israel’s ongoing military assault and siege on Gaza have continued across Australia as the Palestinian death toll mounts.
Twenty seven environmental activists have been arrested for blockading a planned forestry road after a police raid on January 12.
The below article is an abridged update released by the Committees in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) on January 12. The full article can be found at http://www.cispes.org.
Green Left Weekly’s Zane Alcorn spoke to Sally Corbett, chairperson of the No Tillegra Dam group, which is seeking to have Hunter Water reverse their 2006 decision to build a dam comparable in size to Sydney Harbour near Dungog, about 90km out of Newcastle.
A group of Victorian trade unions have sought legal advice on the possibility of lodging a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the ALP federal government.
“When the truth is replaced by silence”, the Soviet dissident Yevgeny Yevtushenko said, “the silence is a lie”.
Seventy people attended a protest on January 15 outside MP Duncan Kerr’s office in Hobart to voice their outrage against Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
On January 1, US drones pounded Waziristan in Pakistan’s north-western tribal areas, killing five people.
The horror of what is unfolding in Gaza is forcing more people to come out to support Palestine. People are coming out onto the streets in tens or hundreds of thousands all over the world.