||Issue No. 181||06 June 2003|
History: Nest of Traitors
Interview: A Nation of Hope
Unions: National Focus
Safety: The Shocking Truth
Tribute: A Comrade Departed
History: Working Bees
Education: The Big Picture
International: Static Labour
Economics: Budget And Fudge It
Technology: Google and Campaigning
Review: Secretary With A Difference
Poetry: The Minimale
Satire: Howard Calls for Senate to be Replaced by Clap-O-Meter
The Locker Room
Response to Gould
Aged Policy Looks Hairy
God Save Billy Deane
More Bad Language
A forum with the ALP IT and Communications Committee Open Source: Where Should Labor Stand.
Hosted by the Minister for IT, Hon. John Della Bosca and will be addressed by a range of speakers from Industry, media and academia.
What is open source? Will it revolutionise IT or is all just hype? Can government policy influence the market to promote Australian jobs? The forum will explore and consider whether there is a role for Labor in the debate.
Details: 7.00pm on Wednesday 25 June 2003, in the Theatrette at NSW Parliament House.
CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL FOR THE SAFETY OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND FOR ALL DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS IN BURMA
The Burmese community will hold a candle light vigil on Friday to remember the many people of Burma who were deliberately attacked and killed by members of the junta-backed Union Solidarity Development Association (USDA)and hardened convicts disguised as monks on 30 May, 2003 in Upper Burma
We will be remembering
a.. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who sustained serious injuries
b.. U Tin Oo and National League for Democracy (NLD) members whose whereabouts have not been disclosed by the Junta,
c.. the families torn apart under Burma's brutal military dictatorship;
d.. The political activists who have died in prisons, in the torture chambers and in the slave-labor camps.
e.. The ordinary people of Burma who have been impoverished by their rulers.
Information received from reliable sources is that 70 people have been killed and more than 200 of National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders including Vice-Chairman U Tin Oo and General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and supporters were seriously injured. Following the attacks, they have been held incommunicado. All senior NLD leaders in Rangoon and other cities have been put under house arrest and all NLD offices have been sealed and shut down.
"Today Burma is rapidly heading towards political, economic and social crises. People of Burma are likely moving towards confrontation. If it is so, it is critical that international community moves swiftly to support
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the population or we will see another massacre", said Dr, Myint Cho, Media Spokesperson of the Burmese community.
The Burmese community in Australia asks the free people of the world to use their freedom to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of Burma.
The candle light vigil will be held at St. Andrew's Church Square, next to Sydney Town Hall on Friday, 6th June, from 6:30 pm.
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