Siritunga Jayasuriya, secretary of the United Socialist Party (CWI) Sri
Lanka, has made a stinging public attack on the regime of Mahinda
Rajapaksa while in Australia at the same time as the president.
On Saturday, 12 April, at noon, a peace vigil was held in the centre of
Dunedin, beginning a day of action in solidarity with similar anti-war
protests and demonstrations in other parts of New Zealand and right
around the world.
Members and supporters of the Socialist Party (Australian section of the
CWI) joined with the Victorian Peace Network to hold a protest outside
the outside the Army Recruiting Office in Bourke St, Melbourne on 17
Last week, the New Zealand Labour Party finalised negotiations with two
minor parties allowing it to form the 47th parliament. With the Greens
giving Labour leader Helen Clark no guarantee of support for the next
three years, the party signed a deal with the morally conservative,
right wing United Future Party...
Within 48 hours of Labour being re-elected in a landslide, Victorian
unions (many of whom played a key role in mobilising to get Labour in
power) were being rebuffed by Labour leader Steve Bracks in their demand
for industrial manslaughter legislation to penalise bosses who kill or
injure workers. State public servants...
The recent decision by the New Zealand government to offer covert
military support for a US-led assault on Iraq has provided the final
confirmation of what many people in this country have known for a long
time - that the Labour Party, far from being a party that represents
ordinary workers’ interests, has become...