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...
Election day in Indonesia - the first for 40 years in which parties
could freely contend - had the atmosphere of a celebration. Coming one
year after the overthrow of the Suharto dictatorship by a mass movement,
it is clear that the hard-pressed masses took the opportunity to give
the old ruling party, Golkar, an...
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 terrifying carnage which ripped through the Sari nightclub at Kuta
beach in Bali, Indonesia, has shocked working people and youth
internationally. Hundreds have been left maimed and injured as the death
toll rose to nearly 200 (at the time of writing) during Saturday night
and Sunday. Amongst the dead were young...