Howardís Secret War
There are two wars being waged against Australian workers right now.
Interview: Under Fire
Michael Crosby outlines his agenda to save the movement Ė and explains why Australians have nothing to fear from the SEIU.
Politics: And the Winners Are ...
Wal King, Allan Moss, Roger Corbett, Chip Goodyear, Michael Chaney and David Murray have lots in common, writes Jim Marr.
Labour lawyer Clive Thompson argues the changes to IR are fundamentally at odds with the national tradition of consesensus.
Economics: The Common Wealth
As the policy wonks debate the future of our cities, Neale Towart mounts a simple argument: Itís the real people in a society, stupid
History: Walking for Justice
The Eight Hour Day, a very Australian celebration, had its origins in New Zealand it seems, writes Neale Towart.
International: Deja Vu
A group of trade unions have walked away from America's peak council, again. Labourstart's Eric Lee was there.
Legal: The Rights Stuff
Terror laws have sparked a fresh debate on a Bill of Rights - and workers have a bigger stake than ever before, writes Rachael Osman-Chin.
Review: That Cinderella Fella
Russell trades the phone for mitts in an inspiring cinematic slug-fest. Nathan Brown is ringside
Poetry: Is Howard Kidding?
Mel Cheal asks who Howard thinks he is kidding to the tune of the ĎDadís Armyí theme song.
Call Centre Dials Up Future
Greenfields Become Cotton Fields
PM Endorses Billy Boy Tactics
Stats Go Missing
Paper Tiger in Protection Racket
Thugs Are Go!
Usual Suspects Bite Employers
Pay Boss Opposed Living Wage
Tele Enlists Bossí Family
Entitlements Go AWAy
State Employees in Limbo
Activistís Whatís On!
No Place For A Woman!
Doreen Borrow spoke to the Public Service Associationís womenís conference in September about her experiences of working life that span seven decades.
North By Northwest
Phil Doyle returns from up north, where he survived on nothing but goodwill, good people and a great big orange bus.
The Locker Room
In which Whatsisname slams the recent poor form of Thingummyjig.
The Westie Wing
Our favourite MP, Ian West MLC, gets all casual in his latest missive from the Bear Pit.
Hooray for Robots
Good Guy Done Bad
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Activistís Whatís On!
AUSIRAQ union solidarity Jazz night
Tuesday 18 Oct.
12 Railway St. Lidcombe
Dinner & live jazz $25
Kids & unwaged $15.00
Home cooked Iraqi food
To book & pay by credit card ph. Ken at APHEDA 9264 9343
All money to Iraqi trade unions
Organised by Australia/Iraq Trade Union SoIidarity.
Call Lynn 0439 640118 or Michael 0406 020702 for info
One Year Down & Two to Go - Can Labor Win in 2007?
With John Singleton (Advertising Executive), Geoff Walsh (former ALP National Secretary) & Julie Owens MP (Member for Parramatta)
When: Wednesday 26 October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Where: LHMU Auditorium, 187 Thomas Street Haymarket
Chair: Michael Samaras, Secretary NSW Fabian Society
Sheil Be Right
Kings Cross film festival is screening "Democracy II Sheil Be Right." A very funny 6 minute doco by Yvette Andrews about Pat Sheil's attempt to win the seat of Wentworth as the Independent Idiot Candidate. Starring Pat Sheil, Meredith Burgmann, Bob Carr, Andrew Peacock and Harry M Miller among others. 8pm, 22 October, Fitzroy Gardens (Allamein Fountain) Kings Cross, (byo picnic rug etc)
Rally for Saharawi Justice
Rally in support of Saharawi Political Prisoners. 1pm - Thursday October 20, Parliament House, Macquarie Street.
The Moroccan police and military continue to use violence to put down peaceful demonstrations in Western Sahara. The Moroccan Government is denying Saharawis their right to self-determination and are illegally exploiting their natural resources (fisheries, phosphate and oil). Prisoners are detained in appallingly cramped conditions and peaceful demonstrators are routinely bashed. All the Saharawi people want is the UN Sponsored referendum on independence which was promised in 1991.
Organised by the Australia Western Sahara Association.
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