Doomadgee crisis a product of racist system By Bill Mason BRISBANE — On November 21, 12 nurses and doctors withdrew their services from a hospital in the Doomadgee Aboriginal community, in the Gulf region of north Queensland. The incident is a
Pangea pushing ahead with dump plan By Sean Martin-Iverson PERTH — Despite opposition from all political parties and several local councils, Pangea Resources has not abandoned its plan to build a nuclear waste dump in outback WA. The nuclear
PushkinBy Elaine FeinsteinPhoenix, 1999309 pp., $24.95 (pb) By Phil Shannon In February 1937, as Stalin's regime was engaged in extravagant celebrations of the centenary of the death of Russia's most famous poet, Alexander Pushkin, many victims of
By John Burke DARWIN — This year's major review of indigenous education in the Northern Territory by former NT senator Bob Collins reiterated that the problems facing indigenous people are systemic, bridging justice, health, housing and education
Victimised unionist garners support By Melanie Sjoberg SYDNEY — Organising Works trainee John Gauci has received messages of support since Green Left Weekly revealed a decision by his union to suspend its sponsorship of him. The NSW branch of
Bridge to nowhere This is a call for united action to save our environment. The Ngarrindjeri nation is calling on all fair-minded people to support their fight to stop the Hindmarsh island bridge. The Bridge to Nowhere has begun. Builder Built
Mbeki calls for 'black capitalist class' By Norm Dixon South African President Thabo Mbeki told the annual conference of the Black Management Forum on November 20, "Because racism lives, the struggle continues. As part of the aim to eradicate
Forest legislation stumped The Senate voted to uphold amendments to the Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) Bill on November 24, setting a double dissolution trigger if the bill is again altered by the Senate next March. The Senate insisted that RFAs
By Andy Gianniotis A proposal by the NSW government to fine people or organisations that engage in street advertising has been shelved. The proposed amendment was part of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 1999. Had it been
Stone dulls anti-war message SaviorDirected by Peter AntonijevicProduced by Oliver Stone and Janet YangIn cinemas from December 2 By Jonathan Singer Savior, the new Oliver Stone film, depicts the spiritual death and moral self-discovery of a US
By Jim Green The federal government's plan to dump nuclear waste in northern South Australia may have to be scrapped because of fierce opposition in the state. Indicative of the opposition was the attendance of more than 900 people at a public
By Simon Butler Most students, and much of the wider community, recognise that there is a crisis in tertiary education funding. The Howard government promotes the introduction of increased student fees and university privatisation as the only
'Our trust' By Brandon Astor Jones "If Hollywood adopts the attitude of ... putting money behind African-American themed dramas such as The Best Man, maybe our Black actors [will not] have to risk extinction by simply holding out for
Scottish Socialists make big gains in first year By Pamela Currie and Lisa Young GLASGOW — The phenomenal rise of the Scottish Socialist Party since its launch in October 1998 is an inspiration to socialists. A working example of socialist
Feeling SexyWritten and Directed by Davina AllenProduced by Glenys RoweOpens nationally December 23 Review by Melanie Sjoberg This film offers a promising journey into the passionate world of fantasy and young love intruded upon by the harsh
Timorese condemn Ruddock's 'hampering' of inquiry By Karen Fredericks BRISBANE — The spokesperson for the Brisbane East Timorese community has hit out at the refusal by federal immigration minister Philip Ruddock to grant the International


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