The election of a new Pontiff is a moment of cultural significance, a point where the world’s moral compass comes under scrutiny, and not just for the world’s billion-odd Catholics.
Interview: [email protected]
Labor's Penny Wong has the job of getting more people into the workplace and keeping companies honest. In her spare time ....
Unions: State of the Union
Unions NSW secretary John Robertson unveils the annual survey of attitudes of workers to their jobs, thier lives and the union.
Industrial: Fashion Accessories
Jim Marr unpacks the unlikely claim of a suburban house to be considered the New Mecca of the New Right …
Legal: Leg Before Picket
Chris White looks at how the federal industrial changes will impact on the basic right to strike.
Politics: Business Welfare Brats
Neale Towart asks why the only form of legitmate welfare seems to be going to the top end of town.
Health: Cannabis Controversy
Zoe Reynolds looks at how drug and alcohol testing is leading to some addled outcomes.
Economics: Debt, Deficit, Downturn
As the indicators head south, Frank Stilwell wonders whether it is the way we do economics that is to blame.
History: Politics In The Pubs
Phil Doyle reports on the increasingly-popular Struggles, Scabs and Schooners day out.
Review: Three Bob's Worth
Doing their best Margaret and David, Tara de Boehmler and Tim Brunero have different takes on the new Australian flick Three Dollars.
Poetry: Do The Slowly Chokie
Workers Online bard David Peetz teaches how workers to dance to Howard's industrial laws.
Pope Backs Rights At Work
Trade Deal Built On Corpses
AWAs Go – So Do Long Hours
Sunday Too Far Away
True Lies at RailCorp
Mushrooms Mums Fed Bull
Sewage In The Streets
Taskforce Stands Over Vet
Engineers in Driving Seat
Backyard Funerals Targeted
Work Deaths Get Permanent Reflection
Yanks Brawl With Mall
Activist’s What’s On
Notes From a Laneway
Mental Health Workers Alliance member Toby Raeburn shares a week on the frontline.
The Locker Room
War, Plus The Shooting
The Socceroos aren’t their own worst enemy after all, or so says Phil Doyle
Life Imitates Art
The jokes have been around for some time about the economic rationalist's approach to the orchestra, writes Evan Jones.
The Westie Wing
Ian West takes the secret passage out of Macquarie Street to deliver his take on NSW Parliamentary Committees and other goings on.
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Yanks Brawl With Mall
A coalition of community groups, concerned citizens, and unions has emerged to take on the world’s biggest corporation, Wal-Mart.
The group accuses Wal-Mart of costing American taxpayers $1.5 billion annually through poor employee benefits schemes, forcing them to resort to medicaid, food stamps, and public housing.
Wal-Mart spends $1300 less per employee on healthcare than average retailers and $2,100 less than average US companies. The company has $1.2 million employees in America.
Communities also fork out for the roads, electricity, sewer, and water lines for Wal-Mart stores.
The group has labelled it the "Wal-Mart Tax", and encouraged supporters to sign up to www.WalmartWatch.com in aThe New York Times ad this week.
Wal-Mart has been in the news recently with revelations of secret slush funds to fund anti-union activity and for employing illegal aliens.
For a comprehensive news source on Wal-Mart, visit
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