By Molly Wishart SYDNEY — About 700 hundred people attended a rally at Menai, near the Lucas Heights reactor plant in southern Sydney, on March 26. The main aim of the rally was to build support for the demand, initiated by the Sutherland Shire
EE The History of Australian Feminism: Getting EqualBy Marilyn LakeAllen & Unwin$29.95 Review by Rachel Evans In her introduction, Marilyn Lake states that the aim of The History of Australian Feminism: Getting Equal is to correct common
Jack Davis, 1917-2000 By Maureen Sexton PERTH — Aboriginal activist, playwright, actor and poet Jack Davis died on March 17 after a long illness. He was 83 years old. Born in Perth in 1917, Jack spent his childhood in Yarloop about 140
DSP: stop the attacks and restore democracy! The following letter of protest was sent to the Pakistan's General Pervaiz Musharraf by the Democratic Socialist Party in Australia on March 25. We strongly protest the raids by Pakistani army and
Big business, GMOs and technology Review by Daniel Jardine Genetic Engineering, Food, and the Environment: a Brief GuideBy Luke AndersonScribe Publications, Melbourne 2000192 pp., $17.95 (pb) This book should be read by everyone who eats and
UN: mandatory sentencing 'racially discriminatory' By Nick Everett A United Nations committee has severely criticised mandatory sentencing regimes in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, describing them as "racially discriminatory", and
Outrage at rail safety U-turn By Daphne Liddle Britain's deputy prime minister John Prescott is facing a public outcry after backing down on his pledge, made in the wake of the Paddington rail disaster, to remove the responsibility for rail
Anti-GMO campaigners call for planting freeze "Australian growers are being urged not to miss the GMO [genetically modified organisms] boat, but would be wise to make sure they are not boarding the Titanic", Australian GeneEthics Network
By Stuart Ross Seven years ago, on a snowy Saturday in March, a record crowd braved the cold to watch Syracuse's 11th annual St Patrick's Day parade. More than 160,000 central New Yorkers enjoyed an afternoon full of bands, floats and — as they
How? By Brandon Astor Jones My Charles, My Friend What was perceived to be suffering and pain Is now nothing more than memories  Life's trials, often hard to bear But now, a pain so deep, a hurt so real
Medical care for profit: a hazard to public health By Jonathan Singer Public money is being spent to advertise the government's latest weapon in its drive to privatise health care. From July 1, the Lifetime Health Cover policy will allow private
Old and rusty but very useful By Robyn Waite DARWIN — When the local Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) here regrouped in the New Year, we decided to back up our educational and solidarity activities with direct,