By Bobby Lee Daniels REIDSVILLE, GEORGIA — The trend to privatise state-run prisons, which is resulting in legal slavery, began in the south-eastern US state of Georgia four years ago. At that time, the Georgia legislature decided that
By Gina Neff "If we can come up with a system which allows everybody access to credit while ensuring excellent repayment — I can give you a guarantee that poverty will not last long", proclaims Mohammed Yunis, guru to market partisans seeking
Limited reprieve for Day of Mourning site By Chris Martin SYDNEY — Activists campaigning to save the historic "Day of Mourning and Protest" site in Elizabeth Street staged a spirited overnight vigil and demonstration here on July 9 and
Campaign Against Racism continues mobilisation By Susan Price MELBOURNE — Despite attempts by the media to undermine anti-racist organisations, 50 people attended a Campaign Against Racism meeting on July 10 to organise a rally at the
Editorial: A dishonest response A dishonest response @box text intro = Prime Minister John Howard, speaking on Thursday Island on July 9, responded to criticism of his government's record on race issues by thumping the nationalist tub. "...
By June McKay CANBERRA — Simon Jarman, the secretary of the ACT branch of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), announced his resignation on July 1. Jarman had been elected in November 1996, narrowly defeating the incumbent, Cath
By Malik Miah SAN FRANCISCO — "We found Nike to be in the forefront of a global economy", said Andrew Young, former civil rights leader, mayor of Atlanta and US United Nations ambassador, in his "independent" report on Nike's global sportswear
School cleaners strike for jobs By Tony Iltis HOBART — Most of Tasmania's 300 government schools were closed for a week after cleaning and maintenance staff went on strike on July 7. The dispute started when the government announced that
Rally for a woman's right to choose By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — A rally here on July 8 protested against the de-funding of Children by Choice, a counselling and referral service, and Queensland health minister Mike Horan's threats to
Tomorrow ... defended "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." — Bertholt Brecht. Did Phil Shannon [book review, GLW, June 4] forget? Tomorrow ... was not a history of the Communist Party of


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