On July 21 the East/Hills branch of the Socialist Alliance pre-selected Annolies Truman to run for the seat of Pearce in the up-coming federal election.
It is often thought that concern for the interconnection of living systems is a modern development. But Karl Marxs talked about it repeatedly throughout his Capital.
Australia has long been known as one of the most wasteful countries in the world: per head of population we are second only to the US in the amount of waste we pile into landfills.
The Original Australians
By Josephine Flood
Allen and Unwin, 2006
306 pages, $39.95
Men in Contemporary Russia: The Fallen Heroes of Post-Soviet Change?
by Rebecca Kay
236 pages, $121.50
On April 24, the Locals for Esperance Development (LED) residents' group told the WA south coast town’s local council they wanted a complete ban on the shipment through Esperance of lead for nickel to be transported in closed containers, and community consultation about further transportation of heavy metals through the port.
Free Market Missionaries: The Corporate Manipulation of Community Values
By Sharon Beder
260 pages, $56
Esperance Port Authority workers and residents angry at the heavy metal contamination scandal affecting the town and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers have banned handling lead through the port. More than 700 residents packed the Esperance Civic Centre on March 26 to hear reports of a pattern of bureaucratic buck-passing on the lead and nickel pollution.
An Esperance Port Authority (EPA) safety worker has been sacked for asking too many questions and a blood specialist has been dispatched to the area as WA authorities scramble to cope with a widening heavy-metal contamination crisis.