New anti-terrorism bill targets dissent By Alec Smart LONDON — Legislation allowing police increased powers of arrest and detention is being fast-tracked through the British parliament. "Anti-terrorist" laws, rehearsed and fine-tuned in
Exemplary "This is a great example of what government can achieve when we work in partnership with the private sector to create greatly enhanced spaces and facilities for the community." — NSW Labor deputy premier Andrew Refshauge after
Rage against Wall Street On a cold January day, militant rock band Rage Against the Machine took to the heart of the world financial system to film a video clip for "Sleep Now in the Fire", a track from the band's The Battle of Los Angeles. The
Pinochet awarded Oscar for 'Best Actor' ON MARCH 8, the youth wing of Chile's Socialist Party held a mock ceremony in front of the army's offices in the capital, Santiago, to award a replica fake Oscar statue to a human rights activist wearing a
Inner-city bypass condemned By Jim McIlroy BRISBANE — "The ALP-controlled Brisbane City Council's planned inner-city bypass will cut a swathe through beautiful Victoria Park and spew traffic out into suburban streets already overloaded in
By Marina Carman When thousands of people shut down the World Trade Organisation (WTO) summit in Seattle for three days last November, it was proof that people are increasingly angry about the blatant inequality and powerful corporate influence
Aboriginal communities face deregistration By Linda Kaucher Hundreds of remote Aboriginal communities face the loss of title to their land because of federal government enforcement of seriously flawed legislation. Federal law requires all
Workers hit out at ACI By Chris Slee MELBOURNE — Locked out workers from the ACI glass mould manufacturing plant in Box Hill halted production at the firm's bottle-making plant in Spotswood for almost 24 hours on March 6. Two days later, they
On February 14 in Manila, 3000 students participated in a rally against education funding cuts and tuition fee increases. It was the biggest student rally in three years. The budget for state universities for the year 2000 has been cut by 700 million
Bank merger will hit Tasmania hard By Alex Bainbridge HOBART — In November, when it sold the Trust Bank for $149 million, the Labor state government promised that there would be no job losses, no branch closures and a "net benefit" for
In a colourful and militant display, 8000 women from all over Chiapas, Mexico, converged on San Cristobal de las Casas on March 8 for the International Women's Day (IWD) activities. Wearing traditional dress plus ski masks or handkerchiefs on their
Street artists v Sydney City Council By Bruce White SYDNEY — The Ombudsman has replied evasively to a complaint about council treatment of street artists but has, in passing, testified to how deliberate council's policy is. Sydney City Council
Nuclear waster dump: 10 reasons for a referendum By Jim Green 1. Sydneysiders have been told that long-lived intermediate-level nuclear wastes — including reprocessing wastes from the nuclear reactor in Lucas Heights — will definitely be
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Deepa Mehta's latest feminist film disrupted By Eva Cheng Progressive Indian film-maker Deepa Mehta's latest production, Water, has been disrupted by violent attacks from Hindu fundamentalists in Varanasi, attacks supported by the Bharatiya


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