By Sarah Peart In response to the decision of the Howard government to reject binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the socialist youth organisation Resistance has launched a petition which condemns the government's approach and
Land access and a sustainable future By Chris Baulman BLUE MOUNTAINS, NSW — How could we live in a sustainable way in which everyone in the world could live happily without creating problems for each other or the planet? This is a question that
Picket supports Brandon Astor Jones SYDNEY — "Justice for Brandon Astor Jones" was the demand of an October 30 picket outside the US consulate in Martin Place. Jones is a prisoner on death row in Georgia and a regular Green Left Weekly columnist.
Freedom Rage for Indonesian political prisoners By Arun Pradhan PERTH — A benefit gig on November 7 will launch a range of activities here in support of democracy in Indonesia and independence for East Timor. The Freedom Rage, to be held at the
By Sue Bolton MELBOURNE — On October 24, 12 Tamil asylum-seekers at the Maribyrnong Detention Centre ended a hunger strike which was an attempt to force the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Phillip Ruddock, to look into their
HIV/AIDS access and equity report SYDNEY — On October 31, NSW community services minister Ron Dyer was condemned for failing to show up at the launch of a report into access to the government's Home And Community Care services for people living
The death of a 19-year-old Aboriginal man on October 27 at Cessnock while on home detention brings the number of deaths in custody in NSW this year to eight. Daniel Crossley died when he hung himself. A death in home detention falls well within the
By Sue Bull New Zealand health authorities have neatly turned the euthanasia debate on its head in a particularly brutal and racist case of health system rationing. They have been prepared to impose what the government's deputy leader, Tau Henare,
Fantastic "At $60,000, his work represents fantastic value for money for NSW taxpayers." — A NSW Treasury spokesperson on the payment to Bob Hogg for conducting an inquiry that recommended electricity privatisation, a proposal overwhelmigly
Workers Health Centre celebrates SYDNEY — More than 200 people celebrated 21 years of activism at the Workers Health Centre's Birthday Dinner Dance on October 24. The centre was founded in 1976 by a group of doctors and left-wing trade unionists


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