Beyond The Law
Despite the all-engulfing gloom emenating from our political wing right now, 2004 comes to an end on a strangely upbeat note for the trade union movement.
Interview: The King of Comedy
John Robertson looks back on a year when his comic genius was finally realised.
Unions: Ten Simple Rules
Accepted wisdom has unions all but retired as serious players in the Australian game. A glance through the major industrial stories of 2004, however, suggests improved footwork, and a commitment to boxing clever, might herald a comeback, writes Jim Marr.
Politics: Rampant Indivdualism
CFMEU National Secretary John Sutton gives his take on a year when the political debate took a turn to the Right.
International: Global Struggle
Labourstart's Eric Lee looks back on a year when the struggles for labour increasingly crossed international lines.
Economics: Cashing in the Year
Look back in sorrow or look back in anger? By any standards 2004 has been a hell of a year, writes Frank Stilwell.
History: Grass Roots
Worker solidarity in Australia in the first century of invasion can give us inspiration and clues for our upcoming battles, writes Neale Towart.
Review: Cultural Realities
In 2004 popular culture shifted from reality television to reality movies, and swapped last year's light-weight subject matter for the slightly more substantial, writes Tara de Boehmler.
Workers Online resident bard David Peetz takes inspiration from The Village People for his latest prose.
Unions Make Hardie Pay
Hadgkiss Gives Mourners Grief
Mum Gets "Hopson’s" Choice
AWAs Crash on Broken Hill
No Fun in the Sack
Tax Office Draws Blood
Origin Prop a Union Hit
Good Guy Wears Black
Security Crisis at Sydney Airport
Biscuit Bosses Crumble
Ardmona Urged to Can Racism
Bomber Predicts Big Bang
Stolen Wages Cut
Tomorrow the World…
Bosses Sack WorkCover
Activists What's On!
The Crystal Ball
Workers Online consults a raft of leading psychics to find out what readers can look forward to in 2005.
Scrooge Was Right
Christmas has been cancelled this year, writes our US correspondent Brooklyn Phil.
The Locker Room
The Workers Online Sports Awards
Continuing a tradition that dates back to the Twentieth Century, Phil Doyle dishes out the gongs for all things great and small in the world of sport during 2004.
Costa’s Hike Unfare
The Westie Wing
Our favoutrite MP looks for a positive spin on the year at NSW Parliament
The Price Of Tea In China
Cry For Me, Argentina
Ho Bloody Ho
Right Is Wrong
Business As Usual
All In The Family
Swing Left Wishful Thinking
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Letters to the Editor
What a strange couple of days it has been in the media! Mr Costello and Mr Howard are preaching ...All you and your children need is LOVE..not credit card debt. "We are very concerned about credit card debt, spend less, love more", they say...as they charge ever closer to IR reforms that could in turn send many ordinary folk to the wall financially. "All children need is more love", they say. "Just leave the economy and your jobs up to us and spend more time loving our children..."
Lord hear our prayer...
Teachers and children are under attack in many of our schools, whilst paedophiles move in for the kill, whilst we spend ever increasing time at work trying to provide for our kids...who in turn, seem to becoming more belligerent and unruly with each passing day.
Lord hear our prayer...
I think it's time to take my children to the local church this CHRISTMAS AND INTRODUCE THEM TO THE TEACHING OF OUR LORD JESUS....But wait ...what is that on page two "CATHOLIC PARISH PRIEST GUILTY OF SEX ATTACKS ON YOUNG BOY.
I might by-pass praying this year!!!
Merry Christmas and a happy, safe, and prosperous NEW YEAR.
My New Year's Resolution for next year will be...
Dare to Care - If and After I can find a job first!!!
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