The following article is compiled from an article by Dominggus Oktavianus and reports by Ulfa Ilyas and Rudi Hartono. It has been translated by Data Brainanta.
Twenty-one international peace activists were seized by Israeli naval frigates in international waters on June 30 as their boat, The Spirit of Humanity, tried to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Eighty people attended an afternoon rally in Sydney's Martin Place on July 3 to show solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for democracy.
The US House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act on June 26. The bill, commonly known as the Waxman-Markey bill and supported by US President Barack Obama, will now go to the US Senate.
An Amnesty International report published on June 24, Unfinished Business: Police Accountability in Indonesia, said beatings, torture, extortion, and even murder are still habitually carried out by Indonesian police, although some improvements have been made to police culture in recent years.
Worth Fighting For — Inside the Your Rights At Work Campaign
By Kathie Muir
University of New South Wales Press
242 pages, $27 (pb)
Green Left, an eco-socialist current within the Green Party of England and Wales, held its annual general meeting on June 20 in London. It discussed the work of the network over the past year in struggles against war, racism and environmental decay and in winning support for eco-socialism as a solution to the economic and climate crises.
As the government tries to pass its controversial carbon trading legislation, the latest polling indicates widespread public support for it. A recent Nielsen poll found 65% support the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS), while just 25% oppose it.
The news of a military coup in Honduras reached most Resistance activists as on the morning of June 29. There was much sadness, anger and frustration but also determination not to allow yet another coup to happen against a democratically elected leader in the Americas.
On June 10, the federal government’s new occupational health and safety (OH&S) peak body — the Safe Work Australia Council (SWAC) — held its first meeting. Workers in Australia took one more step towards eroded and unsafe working conditions.


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