|Issue No 109
|31 August 2001
Letters to the Editor
Email and the Waterfront Dispuite
I am attempting to research the use of email during the waterfront dispute of 1999. I have copies of the archived emails that LeftLink circulated but I want to find a complete set of the emails circulated by the ACTU because those emails included both information dispersal and, more importantly, exchanges among contributors.
The ACTU has, however, moved offices and has no copies of any of those emails. Like several others I have contacted, I have long since lost my copies on an old computer hard disk. But there must be someone who has lovingly kept them in safe keeping somewhere.
If anyone has any questions about who I am, what I want to use the research for, what the research is about, what my politics are etc, you can contact me at mailto:[email protected]
Interview: Union Power
Electrical Trades Union state secretary Bernie Riordan surveys the union movement's troubled relationship with Labor.
International: Spreading the Word
Veronica Apap profiles Kamal Fadel and the battle he is fighting for the independence of his homeland of West Sahara.
E-Change: Training for a Wired Workforce
Education is the entry point into the new economy; but the system still reflects an industrial age view of the world.
Unions: AWU Defends Millennium Train Workers
Mark Hearn looks at how a group of Newcastle workers are setting a new standard in the railways.
Politics: Chatting with Enemies of the State
Brazils MST is the largest and most radical social movement in the Americas. The CFMEU�s Phil Davey drops in for a chat.
History: Struggle and Inspiration
Rowan Cahill argues that it is only through understanding history that we can make sense of the present plight of workers.
Technology: A World Without Microsoft
Heather Sharp argues that all technologies involve political choices and moral values. Computer software is no exception, and it is Bill Gates' choices that dominate.
Review: Let There Be Rock
Kid Rock and Beer Bong, Australia�s Oldest Rock Fans review the week�s music and political events from the safety of the bar stool.
Satire: Tampa refugees ask to go home: "It's less inhumane than Australia"
The 460 asylum seekers on board the Tampa freight vessel have demanded to be taken back to their oppressive homelands, which they now realise aren�t nearly as hostile as Australia.
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