As President Donald Trump delivered his expected announcement in June 1 of withdrawing the United States from Paris climate agreement, environmental group 350.org laid out steps for an energised people's movement that could “rise up like never before” and stop the anti-science White House from destroying the planet.

By Boris Kagarlitsky

MOSCOW — Every day, there are fewer people in Russia. The country has been seized by an unprecedented demographic decline. For the first time since the second world war, the number of deaths substantially exceeds the

PSU Campaign established

By Ray Fulcher

MELBOURNE — A new Public Sector Union rank and file group, PSU Campaign, was officially launched here on April 9. The group's charter is to work for a more democratic, open and involving union, for

By Kath Kenny

SYDNEY — Private security is the second fastest growing industry in Australia after tourism, and Australia now has one of the highest rates of prisoners in private prisons in the world. Last week, John Hannaford, the NSW attorney

True Stories: Angst — This episode focuses on three Jewish comedians whose parents are concentration camp survivors. It combines interviews, glimpses of personal lives of the performers and excerpts from their performances interwoven with

Response to Timor film

The screening of John Pilger's film Death of A Nation on national television in New Zealand on April 10 brought a flood of phone calls to the East Timor Independence Committee's action line.

The Auckland-based group

Earthforce!: An Earth Warrior's Guide to Strategy
By Captain Paul Watson
Reviewed by Jon Sumby

Books about direct action are rare, and when ecodefence author and Earthfirst!er Dave Foreman describes the author as a "strategic genius of

Story and photo
by Therese Mackay

PORT MACQUARIE — NSW health minister Ron Phillips snuck into town on April 8 desperately trying to avoid 60 protesting locals angered by the long waiting lists at the public hospital and plans to privatise

Aid and family planning

By Kath Gelber

Should Australian overseas aid be linked to the promotion of family planning programs? According to Senator Brian Harradine, never. His anti-contraception, anti-abortion, anti-family planning, anti-sex

Martin Hayes
Martin Hayes
Green Linnet Records through GLD Music
Reviewed by Gail Lord

Its superb clarity makes this self-titled CD easy on the ears, but after albums and concerts of robust Irish music I had to listen to it three times to


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