Gulliver's TravelsBy Jonathan SwiftEdited by Christopher FoxBoston: Bedford Books of St Martin's Press1995. 480 pp.Reviewed by Graham Milner Why should activists on the left be interested in reading Jonathan Swift? Wasn't he the reactionary Tory
The NSW Labor government is to consider a so-called new scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the May 4 Sydney Morning Herald, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working on a plan which will allow energy distributors
By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — The Australian newspaper on April 27 carried advertisements for waterfront workers. These workers are part of the federal government's plan to break the Maritime Union of Australia by encouraging new stevedoring
By Jennifer Thompson There was irony in the federal government's fanfare about honouring election promises when it introduced, on May 2, its bill to privatise a third of Telstra: this is the campaign promise most Australians would prefer it
By Steve Jolly The recent Dublin West parliamentary by-election has stunned political observers. Militant Labour's Joe Higgins won 23% of the first preference vote and lost by only 370 votes. Australian Militant and Irish Militant Labour are both
By Jenny Forward HOBART — Jim Everett, writer and member of the Palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal community), believes that the federal Coalition government is on a "witch-hunt" against Aborigines. Why isn't the government investigating the
By John Percy New Zealand Alliance leader Jim Anderton outlined a bold plan to rescue the country's remaining unsold pine plantations at the party's national conference, held in Wellington April 6-7. A week prior to the conference, the National
By Pip Hinman Following the horrific killing of 35 people at Port Arthur on April 28, the establishment media have carried ghoulish accounts of the events and the aftermath. Given this and comparisons to the shootings at Dunblane in Scotland last
Budiman Sujatmiko, newly elected chair of the People's Democratic Party of Indonesia was interviewed for Green Left Weekly by Graham Mitchell and Karen Fleming in central Java on April 16. Question: Why is this congress being held? This congress
Palestine in Crisis: The struggle for peace and political independence after OsloBy Graham UsherPluto Press, 1995. 146 pp., $29.95Reviewed by Adam Hanieh Despite the almost universal praise by the establishment media for the Palestinian-Israeli
Wet weather didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended May Day marches around the country on the weekend of May 4-5. The major themes at this year's events included fighting the Coalition's privatisation plans and cutbacks. Alex Bainbridge and
The following letter was sent to US President Bill Clinton on April 7. Mr President, On June 25, 1975, two FBI agents were killed in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, without anyone ever finding out who was responsible for this crime. In a biased and fixed
By Anthony Benbow and Virginia Brown PERTH — The scarlet-coloured leaflet advertised the Fremantle branch of the Australian Labor Party meeting as "Re-visioning Labor". It was to assess the federal election result and discuss where to go to next.
By Anne Pavy PERTH — Two of the six new uranium mines proposed by the federal Coalition government are in Western Australia: at the Kintyre deposit in the Rudall River National Park and at Yeelirrie, near Kalgoorlie. Since the early '80s state
By Nikki Ulasowski Wollongong — More than 200 members of the National Tertiary Education and Industry Union (NTEU) and students from Wollongong University met last week to discuss industrial action and the continuing campaign for a 15% pay rise.
There is endless Light above me That shines for all (who would see) My Light sustains life's brilliance Discounting the darkness of concrete and steel, it gives my soul and spirit resilience. When my mortal vision becomes myopic


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