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,
Stock market tigers There's a rouble in the rubbleBut the trouble with the bubbleis it's burst. I said to Renie Rivkinit's time to put the boot in,the Hang Seng grown flakyand the Nikkei looking shakytime to sell right nowbefore the Dow turns
By Jon Land At least 24 East Timorese inmates at Becora Prison in Dili are on hunger strike demanding the release of imprisoned resistance leader Xanana Gusmao. According to prison officials, more inmates are expected join those already protesting.
By Kerryn Williams MELBOURNE — More than 100 people gathered at the Mount Waverley Community Centre on September 9 to hear Professor Chandrakanthan speak about the war against Tamils by the Sri Lankan military. Chandrakanthan is based at
Write on: Letters to the editor Immigration A reality check is useful in deciding who to believe as to the outcomes of having more of our species competing for a share of this planet's scarce resources. Well-meaning people such as Francesca
Richmond anti-racism march MELBOURNE — Local residents protested against the racist policies of One Nation in Richmond on September 12. The rally was one of a series of anti-racism protests in local communities since the Queensland election.
Greens change their immigration policy By Francesca Davis At their national conference, held in Melbourne from July 31 to August 2, the Australian Greens made significant changes to their immigration and population policies. The Greens' 1996