Joe spoke directly to almost 2,000 workers and shop stewards during his
brief tour, plus four Socialist Party public meetings in three States,
did media, met with union executives, and had an official welcome by
In 1999 John Howard sent Australian troops to East Timor, allegedly to
protect the masses from the murderous Indonesian-backed militia. This
invasion was also supported by the Labor Opposition, the ACTU, the mass
media and even leftwing groups like the DSP.
Arrests are continuing after tensions between police and Aboriginal
youth in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Redfern broke out into open
clashes on the night of 15 February following the death of a young
Aboriginal boy believed to have been being chased by police.