In the wake of the July 7 terrorist bombings in London, both the British and Australian governments are pushing for new "anti-terrorism" legislation that will enable them to criminalise the expression of political views that these governments deem to

PM John Howard's new industrial relations laws will be disastrous for working people. The changes are not simply an attack on the wages and conditions of today's workers, they are an attempt to render workers powerless and allow bosses free reign in

Douglas Wood, the US-based, Australian construction contractor held for six weeks by Iraqi resistance fighters, has been freed. But what about the hundreds of Arabic- speaking and Turkomen Iraqis who have been abducted at gunpoint in the northern

PM John Howard is moving his war on workers and the poor into top gear. The Coalition's plans to push through pernicious legislation when it takes control of the Senate in July are clear.
Howard is drawing a line in the sand, and so must we. Green

On May 23, a federal cabinet meeting finalised the Coalition government's planned "reform" of Australia's industrial relations laws. The "reforms" were publicly unveiled by Prime Minister John Howard in parliament on May 26.
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Federal treasurer Peter Costello's 10th budget, to be revealed on May 10, will continue the federal Coalition government's neoliberal "reform" — pushing increased "user-pays" and the privatisation of Medicare and higher education.
The dire state

Is the Coalition government surreptitiously trying to reimpose the death penalty on Australian citizens? This question has been posed by the conduct of the Australian Federal Police in the case of nine Australians arrested in Bali on April 17 by

On April 7, US President George Bush announced that he was nominating Zalmay Khalilzad to replace John Negroponte as the US ambassador to Iraq. Who is Zalmay Khalilzad?
An Afghan-American, Khalilzad began working in the US State Department during

In a major victory for the international anti-war movement, on March 15 Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, one of the staunchest supporters of the US-led occupation of Iraq, announced that he would begin withdrawing Italy's combat troops from

In a staggering display of hypocrisy, US President George Bush told trainee US military officers on March 8 that parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in Lebanon in May could not be free and fair so long as 14,000 Syrian troops remained


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