Education for liberation in Brazil
By Tania Jorquera
In a period when successive Australian governments have slashed funding to public education, a movement in Brazil has radically changed the basis of education. The Movimiento de los Sin Tierra

The New York-based Devil's Advocates and The United 32s have released an 18-song CD of traditional Irish music, punk rock, hip-hop, ska and jazz titled Snipers In Derelict Houses, much of which deals with the conflict in Northern Ireland. Snipers In

By Sean Healy
Resistance got off to a great start to the new university year last week, with more than 60 people joining the socialist organisation in Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth. Many more will join this week, as the semester begins at other

Jason Cornelius
Australian film-maker Jason Cornelius, 29, died suddenly on February 12 in Sydney. Jason, originally from Brisbane, had worked in many of the world's most dangerous places, such as West Papua, the Sudan, Burma and of course behind

By Brandon Astor Jones
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power

By Nick Fredman
LISMORE — Thirty-five activists attended a general meeting of the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) at Rosebank, near Lismore, on February 15 to discuss recent changes to forestry legislation and agreements. The gathering assessed

By Karen Ingram
The US state of Oklahoma executed Sean Sellers on February 4. He had been on death row since 1986, when he was convicted for the murders of his mother and stepfather. Sellers was 16 years old when he committed the crimes. After

By Paul Glenning
ROCKHAMPTON — The 17-month dispute at Gordonstone mine in central Queensland has escalated over the past two weeks as the new owner, Rio Tinto, has attempted to bus non-union labour onto the mine site. Meeting them every

... and ain't I a woman?: Sex and sandwiches
A clause referring to minimum dress requirements was deleted from three major awards by the Industrial Relations Commission on January 27. Commissioner Len Hingley said that the clause was outside

Student unions under attack: defend the right to organise
By Wendy Robertson
On December 19, federal education minister David Kemp announced the government would introduce "voluntary student unionism" (VSU) legislation in this sitting of


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