Winter holidays ... No, we're not really going skiing. But after issue number 20 (July 10), we are going to take a two-week break coinciding with the Green Left Annual General Meeting and Socialist Scholars Conference, both in Melbourne. The July

End Kuwait trials — Amnesty Amnesty International has called for a halt to trials of "collaborators" in Kuwait, and for the commutation of death sentences already passed. An "urgent action" statement from the human rights group notes in part:

Pictures of Belfast SYDNEY — An exhibition of photographs from war-torn Belfast by freelance photographer Frankie Quinn is on display at the Bondi Pavilion June 26-July 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Frankie Quinn grew up in a community

Greens (WA) As the Green Left reported (# 17), I posted a letter on Pegasus about the involvement of the Greens (WA) in the national liaison process. I made a statement which was cited in this paper to the effect that actions were taken in virtual

Muhammad Quneitah is the head of the Federation of Palestinian Labour Unions in the Gaza Strip. The following interview with him is abridged from the Jerusalem Palestinian weekly, Al-Fajr. Reports from the occupied territories say that Palestinian

Rainbow 'no' to elections Victorian Rainbow Alliance members have rejected a proposal to contest seats in the next state elections. A referendum on the proposal was defeated by 71 votes to 67. The proposal needed a two-thirds majority to win.

By Ian Powell The New Zealand National government's Employment Contracts Act, which removed legal recognition from unions, became law on 15 May. From Wellington, IAN POWELL describes how workers are faring in the new situation. Prior to the

By Kevin Healy A week when the future of the working class hinged on one vote, between Stephen Loosely-a-socialist and Barry Pick-a-box, all because someone didn't pick a box, or picked the wrong box, or whatever. Having got that piece of critical

By Steve Painter The proposed August 3-4 national meeting on formation of a green party has definitely been postponed. Confirmation of this comes in a covering letter from the five "conveners" accompanying a longer letter from Senator Jo

Blake escape pair free A British jury has acquitted veteran peace activists Michael Randall and Patrick Pottle on charges arising from their role in the escape of double agent George Blake from jail. Randall and Pottle told the court they acted on


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