|Issue No 49||07 April 2000|
Lindsay Tanner Chat Session
Federal Labor frontbencher Lindsay Tanner will be in the Virtual Trades Hall this Friday lunch time to talk about the Politics of Loneliness.
Tanner, who runs his own online discussion groups, is one of the few Labor Parliamentarians to embrace the new technology as a political tool.
Virtual Trades Hall is the LaborNet's online chat room, being developed for public and private union meetings.
All Workers Online readers are welcome to take part in the event
To participate in the discussion group, simply go to LaborNet, click on Virtual Trades Hall and enter the Auditorium.
His piece on the Politics of Loneliness is published in this week's Features pages.
Interview: Rebuilding from the Rubble
Ramona Mitussis, APHEDA's co-ordinator in East Timor reports on how Australian workers are contributing to rebuilding a nation.
East Timor: UN Poseurs Delay Reconstruction
Returning to the Dili compound where he spent five days under siege, HT Lee finds an aid bureacracy out of control.
Unions: The Last Bank in Minto
"It's a busy branch", Carol Davison insists, watching the crowd gather around the Commonwealth Bank branch at Minto Mall. By the time you read this, the branch will be another empty shopfront, stripped of its fittings, with junk mail starting to accumulate under the front door.
International: Workers of the World Unite
ILO Director-General Juan Somavia's keynote address to the ICFTU Congress in Durban, South Africa this week.
Olympics: Strange Tenants
Rentwatchers lifts the lid on the legacy the 2000 Games will leave on Sydney's tenants.
Politics: The Loneliness Crisis
Lindsay Tanner looks at the politics of the soul that form the backdrop of many of our social ills.
History: Songs of Solidarity
Visiting US labour acadmeic John Lund has found a new way to digest history - he commits workers' struggles to song.
Satire: Seven Launches 'Popstars' Spin-off
On the heels of Popstars comes a new show taking five minor celebrities and turning them into normal people
Review: Keating's Engagement
Whether it's analysis or self-justification, Paul Keating's new book is an engaging read.
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