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After the Australian Jewish News decided on March 11 to pull a paid advertisement for the upcoming lecture tour by Professor Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, the Emanuel Synagogue, which had agreed to have Halper speak to a class of 12 people, suddenly withdrew its invitation.
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has suspended scheduled rolling strike action across all Victoria University (VU) campuses in Melbourne.
A protest was held outside Rio Tinto’s Melbourne offices on March 13 to launch a campaign against multinationals investing in Colombia. Rio Tinto has several exploration projects in Colombia and it plans to start mining next year.
The VicTec apprentices committee has organised a rally on Victorian parliament steps to protest the increasing number of retrenchments of apprentices, to take place on March 19.
On March 12, the maintenance crew from Foster’s Brewery, sacked by the company in February, set up a protest outside their old workplace in Abbotsford, Melbourne.
The article below following is abridged from the March editorial of Eslabon, a monthly bulletin produced by the Argentinean Union of Militants for Socialism (UMS). It has been translated by Federico Fuentes. A UMS founding member and leader, Luis Bilbao, will be a feature speaker at the World at a Crossroads conference held in Sydney from April 10-12. Visit http://www.worldatacrossroads.org for more information or to register.
The Australian Financial Review doesn’t mince words, nor does it try to conceal reality from its readership.
The second Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Conference brought together 160 trade unionists and climate change activists. The purpose of the event was to allow trade unionists to develop working class solutions to the threat that big business has created for humanity.
A debate is underway in the Australian Greens about how the party should respond to the Rudd government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).
In some countries, the severe crisis of capitalism has resulted in a realignment of respective governments with the imperialist powers — and the adoption of different forms of cut backs that affect the living conditions of the majority.
Guerrilla Girl – Isabel is an educated young woman from a wealthy family in Colombia who has decided to leave behind everything she knows to join the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). SBS, Sunday March 22, 11.10pm. Living Black –
What misshapen forms perish for a flag? Charge, lips pressed, shooter readied, eyes a moon Final hoarse scraping breaths before the fall for standard or pennant or rampant rag Tis ever a murderous myth A fabric sewn and crafted by hands with
The general strike in the French Caribbean colony of Guadeloupe, which began on January 20, ended March 4, when an accord was signed between the Collective Against Super-Exploitation (LKP) strike collective and the local governments, the employers’ federation and the French government.
US imperialism’s war of terror and solidarity with Palestine will be big features of the World at a Crossroads conference to be held in Sydney from April 10-12.
The consequences of the global economic and financial crisis is beginning to hit the Bolivian economy, the poorest in South America.
On March 20, anti-war and international solidarity activists globally will mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the US-led “coalition of the willing”.

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