By Tom Flanagan SYDNEY — One hundred people held a two-hour rally outside NSW parliament on October 29 to demand protection for the remaining old-growth forests in north-east New South Wales. Organised by the NSW Forest Alliance, the rally aimed
By Norm Dixon The leader of the left-wing pro-independence Basque party Herri Batasuna (HB), Arnaldo Otegi, has described the results of the October 25 Basque regional election as "a vote for peace, liberty and self-determination". He said it is a
By Francesca Davis The Coalition government has wreaked havoc on the environment. It has undermined international agreements such as the Basel hazardous waste treaty and the Kyoto climate change accord, it has supported projects like Hinchinbrook
Chilean community demands prosecution of Pinochet By Lara Pullin CANBERRA — The arrest in Britain of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet has produced an eruption of anger and grief among survivors of his regime. The Latin American
[The following letter is being circulated for endorsement by Dr Eric Ross and Loes Keysers, two well-known experts in the field of population at the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague. The two scholars are disturbed by the award of the Dr
ACT anti-abortion bill opposed By Pat Brewer CANBERRA — On October 27, 300 people packed into the reception room at the ACT Legislative Assembly to protest against the proposed anti-abortion bill introduced by right-wing MP Paul Osborne. The
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Labor left students do deal with Libs By Marina Carman SYDNEY — Students who voted for the Labor left-aligned National Organisation of Labor Students (NOLS) in University of Sydney Student Representative Council (SRC) elections last month
Reclaim the Night It's been 20 long years and still we fight,for equality and justice, basic human rights.Will we ever be able to walk alone?Never truly safe, not even at home.The predators they stalk, always hunting,assuming our bodies are there
This week in history November 7, 1837: US abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy killed by racist mob The slave system in southern US states during the 19th century led to a growing "abolitionist" movement agitating for the compulsory emancipation of
Court victory for East Timorese refugees A Federal Court judge on October 30 upheld an appeal by an East Timorese man, Kon Tji Lay, against the Refugee Review Tribunal's decision to refuse him refugee status because he was "entitled" to Portuguese
By Margaret Allum While the traditional focus of Reclaim the Night marches has been on violence against women, some RTN collectives this year included a broad range of demands relating to women's right. Marches were held around the country on
Prospects for resistance to the new Howard government By Peter Boyle There will be no shortage of attacks on the working class from the Coalition government in its second term: the GST, further austerity and privatisation and the second wave of
By Leo Wellin After 16 months of negotiations, union leaders on October 22 endorsed a two-year enterprise agreement designed to deliver greater profits to Telstra. Endorsement of the deal by union officials has angered many members of the Community
Carr announces Eden forests decision By Margaret Allum SYDNEY — Reactions varying from outrage to cautious optimism greeted the NSW Labor government's October 26 announcement of a regional forest agreement (RFA) for the south-east forests near
Pakistani scholar assassinated By Nadeem Ansari Early on the morning of October 17, a prominent and renowned scholar, Hakim Mohammad Saeed (78) was assassinated near his clinic in Karachi. Hakim Saeed was the founding president of the Hamdard


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