Two political prisoners released By Kylie Moon JAKARTA — Two members of Indonesia's People's Democratic Party (PRD), Ignatius Putut Ariantoko and Victor Da Costa, were released on February 8 after spending 18 months in Cipinang Prison.
Inside the belly of the beast When the first issue of Green Left Weekly hit the streets just over seven years ago, the United States was leading "Desert Storm", the bloody military attack on Iraq. Sanitised and censored news reports in the mass
The Seven Steps to MercyIarla O LionairdReal World Records through Festival Review by Barry Healy One of oldest forms of Irish singing is the sean nos (literally "in the old style"), which has severely declined since the great English invasions
By Zanny Begg The final report of the West review of higher education is to be released in late March. Interim reports have been filled with catchy slogans about a "fresh vision for higher education" that will take students "into the third
Just Add Jesus Just add Jesus for instant art,to pad that novel, to nail the charts,Christ'll ride tall again and again inthe soapy saddle of pop art pain.Inspiration at an ebb?dust off that bible under your bed,to one teaspoon of sacred heart adda
By Eva Cheng Six of the most powerful countries — the US, Germany, France, Britain, Canada and Italy — put more pressure on Japan to take concrete steps to ease Asia's economic crisis when they met on February 21 under the auspices of the Group
Union threatens stoppage in Illawarra By Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — Unionists and their supporters have been picketing outside GrainCorp's Pivot fertiliser plant at Port Kembla after workers were sacked without notice on February 1. The long-term
By Pip Hinman Every week they gather to intimidate and harass women entering or leaving the clinic. Armed with blown-up pictures of 30-week-plus foetuses and illustrations designed to upset all but medical and nursing students, the anti-choice
By Nick Everett BRISBANE — Several thousand trade unionists are expected to rally in Brisbane's King George Square on March 4 in support of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The rally, to commence at noon, has been called by the Queensland
MUA solidarity petition launched By Bruce Marlowe Rank-and-file unionists and concerned community activists have launched a petition demanding that the ACTU and local trades and labour councils seriously boost their solidarity effort with the
Action updates SA: the nuclear state ADELAIDE — On February 11, 50 people gathered outside the Hyatt Hotel to protest against an international nuclear industry conference. The focus of the protest was on the uranium trial at Beverley. The mine
Fighter "If we inherited it, I guess we'd have to live with it." — ALP shadow treasurer Gareth Evans, pledging that Labor will not block or repeal a GST brought in by a future Coalition government. Only the IMF is covered "To reflect the new
By Norm Dixon US television giant CBS has egg on its face after its big name news anchor, Dan Rather, was caught rehearsing "live" coverage of a US air attack on Iraq with the network's Pentagon correspondent. Somebody forget to flick a switch on
Why we march I'll never forget the feeling that kindled inside me during my first International Women's Day march. As the rally wove through the streets of Sydney, I looked around at all those who were also marching: mothers and grandmothers
New Zealand inspectors find hypocrisy By Keith Locke WELLINGTON— Actions continue here to get New Zealand troops out of the Gulf and the sanctions on Iraq lifted. On February 23, a multinational team, UNWIT (the Universal Women's Inspection
Viva Timor Freedom fighters on dark shadowed island.Righteous men and women confronting theEnemy with courage, tenacity and truth.They face death and incarceration daily.Indonesian justice inflicts seven years gaol forLevelling charges of invasion,


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