1. The G20 is part of the global offensive responsible for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, sustaining world poverty, undermining labour rights and accelerating climate change. The immense harm their policies inflict on our planet and its people put cosmetic damage to one police truck at the 18 November StopG20 rally in Melbourne in perspective. These criminals – and their …
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY management have made an interim pay offer of 4 percent.
The offer came through the afternoon before an NTEU members meeting which was planning to discuss possible industrial action unless the University started to negotiate seriously.
The offer, to be followed by “a substantial additional offer”, was not accepted by the members meeting.
It was conditional on the …
“HE IS a man of the people,” John Howard said as he promoted Major-General Michael Jeffery to the position of Governor-General.
The media lauded Jeffery as a “safe” and “modern” choice.
In reality Jeffery is a deeply elitist and conservative figure who embodies John Howard’s vision of Australia.
“I believe passionately that Vietnam was a just cause in the …
The ISO holds regular forums to discuss topical political questions and explain the Marxist approach. All are welcome.
Brisbane State High School,
Rm C 10, Vulture St.,South Brisbane
Tuesday 15 October Pine Gap, Australian and US Imperialism
Moran Building room G009 (opposite the Hayden Allen building), ANU.
Meetings every Thursday , …
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – They’ve won. They got their war against Afghanistan (planned before September 11). They’re getting their war against Iraq (planned slightly after September 11). After Iraq, they plan to get their wars against Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Last Sunday, one of them, Vice President Dick Cheney, said that President George W Bush would have to make …
What does democracy look like?
By Alison Stewart
MORE THAN 250 people attended the third annual Brisbane Social Forum in an exciting event that energised participants to continue the fight for social justice and a better world.
The highlight was the opening address by Julian Burnside, QC, whose principled defence of refugee rights has been inspirational.
Julian spoke to a …
We continue our series on rebel newspapers with a look at Pravda, the paper of the Russian Bolshevik Party
By Matthew Cookson
PRAVDA, meaning truth, was a key part of the great wave of upheaval that swept Russia before the First World War. It played an important role in the Russian Revolution of 1917.
It was the paper of the …
To plunder, butcher, steal, these things they misname empire they make a desolation and they call it peace.
THESE WORDS were used by the Roman historian Tacitus to describe the devastation of Britain by the Roman empire in the first century AD.
They find an echo in Iraq today. Suha al-Hayatti, a rich woman living in Baghdad, could have been …
TIME MAGAZINE is running an online poll on the biggest threat to world peace.
For some reason, they were foolish enough to include the US in the list of dangerous countries.
At the time of printing, online polling has the United States way out in front on 82 per cent.
More than 240,000 people have voted in the survey-a fairly …
YOU KNOW something is seriously wrong with the world when white supremacists and neo-Nazis claim they are the guardians of women’s rights. But, as we approach the first anniversary of the Cronulla race riot, this is exactly what is occurring.
Encouraged by dog-whistling from the media and the Howard government, far right groups are apparently planning to celebrate that shameful …