Coke or Pepsi?
And so the battle of the NSW political brands enters its final week – and at times it seems more like the Coke and Pepsi Taste Challenge; only this time the brown syrupy liquid is power.
Poetry: If I Were a Rich Man
Through a distortion in the time-space continuum, we have found a recording showing how people a few years into the future will deal with health care.
Interview: League of Nations
ICFTU general secretary Guy Ryder on the war, core labour standards and why Australia is an international pariah.
Industrial: 20/20 Hindsight
A retrospective analysis of the Accord is needed to help develop future strategies. Is it worth trying again? And if so, what would need to be different?
Organising: On The Buses
A new rank and file leadership team is standing up for the harried bus driver in the run-up to the NSW State Election
Unions: National Focus
A gaze around the country reveals some inspiring and innovative organising initiatives, a fruitful connection with young workers in South Australia and some typically robust industrial campaigns reports Noel Hester.
History: The Banner Room
On the eve of it’s refurbishment, Jim Marr ventures into one of Trades Hall’s best kept secrets; the room that houses relics of labour’s halcyon days.
International: The Slaughter Continues
Chilling new statistics from Colombia's main trade union confederation CUT: nine trade unionists assassinated in the first two months of this year.
Legal: A Legal Case For War?
Aaron Magner looks at the legal implications of the crusade of the Coalition of the Willing
Culture: Singing For The People
When there’s a struggle for social justice, when a war is brewing or rights are being eroded, the first ones to pen, paper and protest are often the folkwriters.
Review: The Hours
On the eve of International Women’s Day Tara de Boehmler follows the tale of three women who would rather choose death than a life devoid of personal choice.
Poetry: I Wanna Bomb Saddam
Scarier than Star Wars, the latest weapon to be deployed in the battle for Iraq is the Singing Dubya.
Satire: Diuretic Makes Warne's Excuses Look Thin
Australian cricketer Shane Warne today admitted that he was still feeling the after effects of the diuretic he tested positive to.
Travelex Wrong-un Stumps Staff
No Utopia In Lifetime Contracts
Della Renews Jobs Pledge
Chef Roasts Double Standard
Howard’s Navy – Aussies Need Not Apply
Bank Lockout Mars Peace Day
Intrepid Tourists Buck ILO Bans
Whistle Blown on Second Hand Rail Safety
Back-Packers Used to Break Hotel Strike
Qantas for High Jumps
Burrow Calls for New Family Formula
Central Queensland Sucks on Roche
Cabbies Hail Fair Deal
Smoke Free St Patricks Day
Workers Flush on Poo Pay
Shock jock Alan Jones snubbed his Liberal mates to bucket the Cole Royal Commission and launch Jim Marr's book
The Locker Room
Boer Bore Boring
In the face of oppression Phil Doyle falls asleep in front of the TV
The Hawke and Keating legacy is John Howard, Leonie Bronstein argues.
Hands Off, Tony
John Della Bosca argues the NSW Industrial Relations System gives his State a competitive advantage.
Addicted to ANZUS
Another year, another round of corporate excess. Bosswatch returns from its summer slumber to find the same old dogs up to the same tricks.
A Plea for Legal Action
Johnny's Green Card
Veto The War
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Veto The War
TODAY I WILL VETO HOWARD'S WAR
Today I will stand up against the Howard Government and apply MY veto against the war through acts of peaceful, civil disobedience.
Today I will act to frustrate and deny its warmongering.
I will thwart its military aggression and crimes against humanity.
Today I will act non-violently to obstruct the use of weapons of mass destruction against the innocent people of Iraq.
I will exercise my right to defy the Power that has stifled parliamentary debate, ignored the will of the Australian people, and shown contempt for the Constitution and traditions of our democracy.
Today I will demonstrate that I am a free person although my Prime Minister is a slave and accessory to the war crimes of the President of the United States.
Mr John Howard has forfeited, through his criminal actions against humanity and offences against international law, any right to my loyalty or obedience.
Today I exert my right to veto the Prime Minister's insane and dangerous plans for military aggression and his denial of democracy, freedom, justice and peace and law.
I join with other people of peace and goodwill to defy those who at present hold and misuse the trappings of Power and to oppose them in every possible peaceable fashion in the cause of Peace and in the name of Humanity.
Today I stand up to resist with all my faculties that Power's arrogance and appropriation without justification of my right to live in peace with the peoples of the world.
Weapons of mass destruction will not make me, or my brothers and sisters, falter in our purpose to render the warmongers humble and to defeat their bloody ambitions.
Today I will veto John Howard's war.
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