December 2004

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Labour website of the year 2004

It’s that time of year again — voting has begun the Labour Website of the Year. This annual competition, which began in 1997, allows trade unionists around the world to vote for their favourite union…


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Tsunami

I encourage everyone reading this page to donate to one of the disaster relief funds now collecting to support the tsunami victims. Here in Britain, I recommend giving to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a…


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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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Workers of the world, Skype!

More than a century and a half ago, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels drafted a document on the subject of what we now call “globalization.” They called their little pamphlet The Communist Manifesto. In it,…