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The building where Green Left Weekly is produced is badly in need of repair. We desperately need help to repair the exterior and interior of part of the building where the brickwork is crumbling away, allowing Sydney's weather to wreak havoc on the
By Allen Myers "Crikeys", said Max, lowering his schooner with a thump. "I'm gonna have to change me religion". That was a bit of a shock. Through all the years I've known him, until last week, Max never had a religion. Now, after seven days or so as
The Australian Women's Party (AWP) formed last year around the central aim of increasing women's parliamentary representation. Recently, it released its industrial policy about which Green Left Weekly's JENNIFER THOMPSON spoke to JENI EASTWOOD.
On February 20, five of the East Timorese seeking refuge inside the Australian embassy in Jakarta were escorted to a nearby hospital. Sometime later, their embassy escorts left the hospital. The next morning the five East Timorese, three of them
By Norm Dixon and Max Watts A radio operator in the blockaded island of Bougainville has reported a gruesome massacre of unarmed civilians by members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and pro-PNG "resistance" groups. The killings took place early
By Iggy Kim HOBART — The Tasmanian Greens launched their federal election campaign here on February 15 to a packed auditorium of more than 200 people. For the House of Representatives, the Greens' candidates are Karen Weldrick for Denison, John
Young people speak out ADELAIDE — Members of the socialist youth organisation Resistance took over part of Rundle mall to hold a speak out on February 16. The action was part of Resistance's campaign in support of the Democratic Socialists and a
The Greens, economics and fairytales The GreensBy Bob Brown and Peter SingerThe Text Publishing Company, 1996. 198 pp., $14.95Reviewed by Lisa Macdonald This book by Green Senate candidates Bob Brown and Peter Singer is the first attempt to
Citizen Initiated Referendums In your February 7th cover story (GLW #218), Pip Hinman outlines the problems with our political system, but for a solution simply says, "We have to create new institutions of democracy that involve a majority of
Enough Blue SkyBy Mona BrandTawny Pit Press, 283 pp.Reviewed by Dave Riley Australia's New Theatre Movement was born in Sydney during the Great Depression and soon spread to other capitals. Instigated by members of the Communist Party, it was
Weipa: Where Australian unions drew their 'line in the sand' with CRABy Patrick GormanWeipa Industrial Site Committee through CFMEU Mining Division69pp., $5Reviewed by Jennifer Thompson This book by Paddy Gorman, editor of the CFMEU Mining Division's
By Paul Jones BRISBANE — Staff at Royal Brisbane Hospital report that old mercurial thermometers were replaced last week in many wards with digital equipment. This is the first real change in the management's attitude since mercury spillage and