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Labour’s year in review – 2005

A version of this article is also online here. Usually at this time of year, I am asked by Workers Online to review the world geographically, continent by continent, country by country, and point out…


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The last social democrat

A trade union leader’s victory marks beginning of class politics in Israel. Workers’ Online runs my analysis of Amir Peretz’s victory.



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Labour’s year in review – 2004

From the perspective of the international labour movement, probably the single most important event in 2004 was the re-election of that rotten, anti-union government — and I’m not referring to the Australian election either.



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Labour’s Year in Review 2002

It’s that time of year again — time to receive my annual message from Peter, asking me to do a “global year in review”. This time, I thought it might be interesting to take a…


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Labour’s Year in Review – 2001

Every magazine and newspaper in the world is going to have to rewrite their end-of- year surveys to reflect the significance of the events of September 11th — and this is just as true for…