By Frances Sheehan SYDNEY — The NSW media on January 20 reported the proposed restructuring of the state's Department of Community Services (DOCS). It was reported that it would involve cutting staff, re-dividing the two main parts of the
Erin Killion Growing worldwide inequality and hunger, sexism, racism and environmental destruction explode the lie that the 21st century heralds a new era of peace and prosperity. According to the government and mainstream media, Australia is a
By Chris Slee MELBOURNE — Workers are in their fifth week of picketing the ACI glass mould manufacturing plant at Lexton Road, Box Hill, after being locked out by the company on December 20. The company is attempting to force the workers to
Ethiopian's deportation a 'death sentence' By Sean Healy Immigration minister Philip Ruddock has rejected an application for refugee status by an paraplegic Ethiopian man with HIV. Abebe Fekado's application was rejected by the immigration
Protesters demand release of Iraqi prisoners By Paul Benedek and Susan Barley SYDNEY — Forty people demonstrated at Greece's consulate here on January 19 to protest against the ill-treatment of 69 asylum seekers detained in the Greek island
The wowsers are back Imagine this, if you will. Here's this younger version of me out and about town, taking in some theatrical entertainment. These events were something I was passionate about, and it was my want to catch the best of the
Jean Devanny: pioneer Marxist feminist Jean Devanny: Romantic RevolutionaryBy Carole FerrierMelbourne University PressMelbourne, 1999, 393pp., $49.95 Review by Jim McIlroy Jean Devanny was a leading figure in the Australian left in the 1930s and
In defence of reggae's 'overworked themes and topics' It's A New DayConfrontationConfrontation MuzikSend US$15 to 65 Hillside Drive, Apt. 121, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2M3, CanadaRAW 2000: Reggae for the New MillenniumVarious artistsRuff Stuff
By Chris Latham The withdrawal of Indonesian troops from East Timor was a significant victory for the East Timorese resistance movement, and the international solidarity movement. But the struggle for independence came at a price. Since the
We can't all be Ian Thorpe By Marina Carman Now don't get me wrong, Ian Thorpe is a great swimmer. But watching the media coverage of "our" new Young Australian of the Year made me want to puke. It might seem like this is just a little award, but
Put Pinochet on trial British home secretary Jack Straw's January 12 statement that he is "minded" to release Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, rather than extradite him to Spain to face charges of torture and crimes against humanity, should be
MAHAMMAD MA'RUF is a member of the central leadership committee of the People's Democratic Party and editor of the PRD's newspaper, Pembebasan (Liberation). This interview was translated by Green Left Weekly's JAMES BALOWSKI. Question: How is the
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