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This is a video explaining the current situation in Nepal and providing a glimpse into the mass resistance on the streets to the elite’s "soft coup" to bring down the Maoist-led elected government

Statement by the Democratic Socialist Perspective,
May 5, 2009.
www.dsp.org.au

The speech below was made by Darren Vanderkaay at a solidarity picnic on April 26 at Melbourne’s Yarraville Gardens. The picnic was hosted by the Western Suburbs Community and Unions Coalition. Darren is one of 39 workers unfairly sacked from the West Gate Bridge strengthening project by construction company John Holland.

SYDNEY— On May 1, 100 people gathered inside NSW Parliament House for a meeting to discuss the need for abortion law reform in New South Wales.

On April 4, 2008, federal workplace minister Julia Gillard announced a review into occupational health and safety (OH&S) laws. The government said the review was aimed at harmonising OH&S laws across Australia.

SYDNEY— On April 24, more than 30 organisers and officials from the NSW Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) heard a presentation on the Palestinian resistance and the growing movement for boycotts, divestments from and sanctions against Israel (BDS). The presentation was given by activists from BDS Sydney and the Gaza Defence Committee.

Responding to US president Barack Obama’s for Cuba to free so-called dissidents in Cuban jails, Cuban President Raul Castro said on April 16: “Why do they not release our five heroes, young heroic men who never inflicted any harm on the United States?”

The article below is based on an April 30 statement by the Stop the War Coalition Sydney http://www.stopwarcoalition.org.

After Israel’s December-January military assault on Gaza, the global boycott campaign against Israel is starting to have an impact.

On April 29, Prime Minster Kevin Rudd’s government announced the deployment of 450 extra soldiers to Afghanistan, bringing the Australian contingent to 1550. This is part of an overall increase in foreign troops taking part in the US-led occupation.

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