The Security Shift
As the War on Terror spirals out of control, the political dynamics of security are starting to shift – and those banging thee drums of war may become the unlikely casualties.
Interview: Baby Bust
Labor's Wayne Swan argues that the plight of our aging workforce is only one side of our demographic dilemma.
Safety: Dust To Dust
Failure by authorities to police safety in the asbestos removal industry is threatening the lives of members of the public, writes Phil Doyle.
Bad Boss: Shaming in Print
Delegates from print shops around Sydney will publicly shame this month’s Bad Boss nominee with a rally outside his new Alexandria operation next Thursday.
National Focus: Work's Cripplin' Us
Noel Hester reports on a spin doctors' talkfest, workplace pain, stroppy teachers and IWD party time in the national wrap.
International: Bulk Bullies
An extraordinary five month struggle over affordable health care, by nearly 70,000 Californian supermarket workers, has just come to an end, writes Andrew Casey.
History: The Battle for Kelly's Bush
Green Bans saved a piece of bush before they saved much of the Sydney’s built environment, writes Neale Towart
Economics: Aid, Trade And Oil
Tim Anderson reveals Australia’s second betrayal Of East Timor is playing out before our eyes.
Review: The Art Of Work
Workers and westies are being celebrated as the cultural icons they are thanks to two Sydney exhibitions reminding us there is a world of art in the everyday, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Poetry: Sew His Lips Together
Wondering where the next porkie is going to come from? Resident bard David Peetz knows.
Terrorism: Workers In Front Line
‘Racist Throwback’ on Rail Project
Green Light for Council Code
Underground Mines a Time Bomb
Teachers Delete Email
Bush Uses Burma Sweatshops
Family Mourns Dead Worker
Call Centre Shocker
Bosses Touched Up With Wet Lettuce
Andrews Throws Last Dice at CFMEU
Smelter Contractors Clear Air
Activists What’s On!
Iraq and Your Mortgage
How high interest rates go will be a key issue in 2004 and if you are looking for a clue, there's no better place to look than the war in Iraq, writes Michael Rafferty.
Hang Onto the Day Job
Show someone else the money, says Phil Doyle.
Ian West shows why Eveleigh Street’s not so far away from Macquarie Street
More On Green Bans
Don’t Give Up the Fight
Get Up, Stand Up is the logo of choice on a popular range of subversive condoms. Ken Davis from Union Aid Abroad reports from Zimbabwe’s second city
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Bush Uses Burma Sweatshops
Embattled US President, George Bush, has outsourced re-election merchandise to sweatshops in Burma.
According to a report in Newsday a fleece pullover embroidered with the Bush–Cheney ’04 logo bore a label stating it was made in Burma.
Last year Bush signed a law banning Burmese imports because of that country's use of forced labour and violations of human and workers' rights, but now its election time, that law has become an ass.
The US Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act bans the import of products from Burma and all payments to Burma.
Official merchandise for Bush's opponent in the November elections, John Kerry, is made in the United States by union members.
As president, Kerry says one of his first priorities will be to restore lost jobs. Nearly 3 million jobs have disappeared under the Bush administration.
"It says a lot about [President George W.] Bush and [Vice President Dick] Cheney that they would have for sale items made by 7 cents-an-hour slave labor in a venture operated jointly with the Burmese military," says Charles Kernaghan, executive director of a workers' rights advocacy group.
"Clearly, human and worker rights are not being discussed in the Bush administration."
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