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In brief By Barry Healy BP backs off Energy conglomerate British Petroleum has backed off from legal attempts to seize the bank accounts of UK Greenpeace. On August 21, BP dropped court actions against Greenpeace for its campaign
NY police torture immigrant By Barry Sheppard In the early morning hours of August 10, a Haitian immigrant in New York, Abner Louima, was outside a nightclub in a largely black and immigrant section of Brooklyn after a party. As the
'Educational elitism' in the Philippines By Lachlan Malloch SYDNEY = Arnel Casanova spoke on the struggle against privatisation of education in the Philippines at Macquarie University on September 11. Casanova is a left-wing member of the
Correction The article "Hinchinbrook campaign in court and on the water" in GLW #289 said that land purchased by Williams' Cardwell Developments was granted development approval by Cardwell Shire Council in 1995. This approval was granted in
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Access News — Melbourne
By Marina Cameron The Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Youth Policy and Action Coalition, National Youth Coalition for Housing, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Catholic Social Welfare Commission, other welfare rights groups and the
Decriminalise prostitution Debates surrounding brothels in two Sydney suburbs raise, once again, the question of feminists' perspective on prostitution. Earlier this year a brothel which has operated in Liverpool Street for five
The noose tightens around Palestine By Adam Hanieh RAMALLAH — On September 4, three bombs exploded within seconds of each other in the busy shopping area of Ben Yehuda Street, Jerusalem. The bombing happened a little over one month
ANU students go to the polls By Will Williamsand Erin Killion CANBERRA — Elections for the students' association at the Australian National University take place this week. Green Left Weekly spoke to Dave Gosling, Resistance activist and
Swinburne union affiliates to VTSAN and NUS By Maurice Sibelle MELBOURNE — More than 700 students attended the Swinburne Student Union (SSU) special general meeting on September 9 to change the constitution of the union and affiliate to
Tasmania's parliament In GLW #287 Tony Iltis wrote about the proposed revamp of Tasmania's parliament. The current format is a two-house parliament with 35 members elected to the lower house with each of five electorates returning seven members
Cuba: hotel bombing kills Italian visitor Italian businessperson Fabio di Celmo was killed on September 4 when a bomb exploded in Havana's exclusive Copacabana hotel. Two other bombs which exploded at the same time at the Triton and
Are unions ditching enterprise bargaining? James Vassilopoulos If you believe media reports of the September 1-5 ACTU congress, unions are abandoning enterprise bargaining and are moving towards industry-wide bargaining. This,
Timorese art exhibition opens By Kerryn Williams CANBERRA — The Tuba-rai Metin art exhibition opened on September 11 at the Canberra School of Art. Initiated by the East Timor Cultural Centre in Fairfield, Sydney, this impressive
The sharp fall in currencies and stock markets in south-east Asia in recent weeks have raised serious questions about the future of the "newly industrialising countries" (NICs) or "Asian tigers". The article printed here, by CHOW WEI CHENG, is
Small MiraclesBy Eric BogleLarrikin/Festival, 1997The Emigrant & the ExileBy Eric Bogle & John MunroLarrikin/Festival, 1997 Review by Alex Bainbridge Eric Bogle's songs still maintain some connection with social — dare I say

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