GLW annual dinner
SYDNEY — The annual Green Left Weekly fundraising dinner, with the theme "Struggle, solidarity, socialism", was held in Leichhardt Town Hall on September 5. Around 180 people enjoyed a three-course Indonesian meal, music from

SYDNEY — On September 9, Resistance members PAUL BENEDEK and RYAN LIDDELL ventured into PM John Howard's Sydney electorate of Bennelong to protest at a One Nation meeting which featured Pauline Hanson's chief adviser David Oldfield. Below is Paul's

A film is being made about Kamal Bamadhaj, the only foreigner murdered in the 1991 massacre of more than 200 East Timorese protesters by the Indonesian military at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili. At that time, 20-year-old Kamal had been studying in

By Norm Dixon
The fate of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president Laurent Kabila's government and the oppressed Banyarwanda and Banyamulenge people in eastern Congo now rests in the hands of the DRC's neighbours. Contrary to the loud claims

By Ben Reid
MELBOURNE — A round-table of non-major party candidates in the federal election was broadcast by independent radio station 3CR on September 11. Charmaine Clark (Greens), Jim Downey (Australian Democrats) and Maurice Sibelle

International news briefs
Muhammad Ali calls for end to Cuban blockade
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, in Havana on September 11, called for the lifting of the US blockade of the island. Lonnie Ali said her husband's

By Wendy Robertson and Marcus Greville
Elections pose the question of the political strategy of progressive organisations such as the National Union of Students (NUS) more sharply. Whereas Resistance calls on the student movement to campaign

By Geoff Francis and Peter Hicks
David Hill has finally resigned as head of Sydney Water. The man who gave the harbour city undrinkable drinking water denied any responsibility for the disaster, claiming he was leaving only to concentrate on his

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels slammed the government for prolonging the country's ethnic conflict and offered to resume peace talks through third-party mediation, in remarks published on September 6. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's

Student demonstrations resume
By Max Lane
On September 8 in Jakarta, 2000 students joined a march and rally at the national parliament building. Several hundred students, who stayed overnight, were violently ousted from the parliamentary grounds,


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