September marks one year since the most significant clashes, in which more than 80 Palestinians died and 1200 were injured, since the Oslo Accords. 'ALA JARADAT, a Birzeit University student from Jenin, spoke to Green Left Weekly's ADAM HANIEH about
By Glenn Phillips In mid-July, the timber industry alleged that "anti-logging terrorists" had sabotaged logging machinery belonging to contractor Norm Wilton. Environment groups denied any responsibility for the sabotage and declared their
By Eva Cheng Jiang Zemin appears to be the most powerful man in China today. He heads the state, the ruling Communist Party and the army. At the 15th CP congress, he managed to remove from power political rivals Qiao Shi (from the Politburo
Brandon Astor Jones' trial The resentencing trial of Green Left Weekly columnist Brandon Astor Jones in Georgia last week ended with Brandon being sentenced to be executed between November 3 and 10. Brandon's attorney, Tony Axam, has
East Timor activist fined heavily By Tim E. Stewart DARWIN — Well-known Darwin activist Shell 63 has been fined $1000 for jumping into a parliamentary limousine during a demonstration for freedom for East Timor. The incident occurred
By Peter Montague In the mid-1980s, a citizens' organization in New Jersey — Clean Ocean Action, led by Cindy Zipf — launched an aggressive campaign to protect the oceans from the dumping of toxic sewage sludge. They were up against
Urgent appeal The New Socialist Party of Sri Lanka is appealing for donations from supporters and friends to replace a computer that recently broke down . The comrades need $1200. The computer is essential to producing their newspaper Hareya.
By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — Student union elections were held recently at Melbourne University. Around 20% of the student population voted. Left Focus, a broad coalition of left-wing activists, won all office bearer positions for the third year
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Anyone who follows western media reports on Russia will know the formula: the country's chances of economic recovery rest on the "young reformers", brought into top government posts early this year to battle
In power to plunder PM John Howard's removal of John Sharp, David Jull and Peter McGauran from his front bench was widely applauded by the big business media on the grounds that we can't have a government tainted by any suggestion that its
Comment by James Vassilopoulos Thirty-seven thousand full-time jobs were lost in August, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.7%. A 35-hour working week, with no decrease in pay,
A warning against complacency Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, Indonesia's environment minister, last week spoke with honesty unusual in the Indonesian government, regarding the catastrophic fires spreading through the country. "We were operating on
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