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Julia Gillard and the Australian Workers Union

Alan Jones 2GB Alan Jones is joined by Michael Smith to discuss the Prime Minister and the AWU. Listen to the podcast

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Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain

John Pilger johnpilger.com This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastian Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organising Committee. He is now called Lord Coe. In the New … Continue reading

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Thieves by Law

Thieves by Law is a documentary that looks at the rise of Russian organized crime in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union.  The title, Thieves by Law, represents a term that originated in the 1930’s and refers to … Continue reading

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Brussels plans European banking union from 2013

BBC News A single regulator to oversee banks across all 27 European Union states could be in place as early as 2013 according to the European Commission. A controversial new bank bailout fund financed by a tax on financial institutions … Continue reading

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The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented.  A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, antinutrients, lectins) are … Continue reading

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EU Demands Right To Dictate National Budgets

Source: AFP The European Union called Wednesday for sweeping new powers to override national budgets and decide when governments should be placed under the wardenship of Brussels technocrats.

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Pair arrested amid protests at Cambridge University as disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn gives Union address

Rachel Rickard Straus Daily Mail Angry students protested outside Cambridge University tonight as disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn gave a talk to the Union despite strong opposition from women’s rights groups. Two people were arrested this morning amid furious protests … Continue reading

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RBS shifts 300 UK jobs to India

Richard Wachman Guardian State-controlled RBS is axing more jobs, shifting nearly 300 back-office roles to service centres in India in a move that has infuriated the Unite union. David Fleming, Unite’s national officer, said: “These highly skilled workers in the … Continue reading

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Chinese Workers Demanding Better Wages, Conditions, Real Union Protections

Lijia Zhang AlterNet Two weeks ago, Foxconn Technology, an electronic giant, announced it would increase its workers’ salaries by as much as 25%. The move was probably the result of pressure from the increasingly rights-conscious workers and international concerns about … Continue reading

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Twenty five EU leaders sign German-model fiscal treaty

Honor Mahony EU Observer Germany’s vision of an EU of fiscally prudent states held in check by tight budgetary laws and the threat of legal action came a step closer on Friday (2 March) when 25 leaders signed a new … Continue reading

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