Asylum seekers protest Asylum seekers at the remote Woomera detention centre in outback South Australia have launched a peaceful protest, demanding to be released. Several hundred men, women and children gathered on April 7 near the razor-wire
BOUGAINVILLE: Help needed now Bougainville's struggle for self-determination has reached a critical point. A full political settlement hangs on just one crucial concession from the government of Papua New Guinea. The alternative is renewed war. The
Forest activists occupy Timbercorp MELBOURNE — Forest campaigners from Friends of the Earth (FoE) occupied the offices of Timbercorp here to protest against the company's destruction of one-third of red tail black cockatoo nesting sites at a
Kakadu crunch time BY JIM GREEN The future of the Jabiluka uranium mine in the Northern Territory may become clearer following meetings in coming weeks between Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) and its parent company, North Limited. The main
Fill it I am gone into the fields To take what this sweet hour yields Reflection, you may come tomorrow, Sit by the fireside with sorrow. You with the unpaid bill, Despair You, tiresome verser-reciter, Care I will pay you in the
KURDISTAN: 'The PKK is threatened with decay' On February 16, 1999, Abdullah Ocalan, the chairperson of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), was kidnapped by Turkish intelligence in Nairobi, Kenya, and taken to the prison island of Imrali. Twelve
New threat to Fraser Island BY CAM WALKER Fraser Island, off Queensland's central coast, was "saved" in the early 1990s, when the federal government intervened to stop logging on the island following a concerted campaign by many environment
'Mandatory sentencing is a crime' BY ANGELA LUVERA BRISBANE — Forty people picketed the Northern Territory Tourist Bureau here on April 3. Aboriginal rights activist Sam Watson spoke of the need for more people to join the campaign to overturn
Mixed insights into East Timor East Timor: too little too lateBy Lansell TaudevinDuffy and Snellgrove, 1999$24.95, 319 pp. Ballot and bullets: Seven days in East TimorBy Tim FischerAllen and Unwin, 2000$19.95, 149 pp. Review by Jon Land A swathe
Toxic hot spots in Europe Central and eastern Europe could be polluted again by toxic mine wastes, following several spills of cyanide and heavy metals spills from Romanian mines in recent months. A "Rivers of Life, Rivers of Death" conference was
Review by Stuart Munckton SchwerpunktBombscareAvailable at gigs for $5 or contact <oibombscare@hotmail.com> Punk rock has come a long way. The pop-punk, like that of Blink 182, which dominates the airwaves these days has little in common
UNITED STATES: From the news media to Elian, with love Oh Elian, we love you! We're the news media. And you're incredibly special. Many politicians, legal experts, psychologists, celebrities and pundits have wanted the world to know that they
MADRID — What Have I Done to Deserve This? is the title of a popular movie directed by Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar. This is a question that I have often asked myself since living in Spain. I was born in Chile, left in 1975 following Augusto
Strikes across Indonesia JAKARTA — Protests were held in cities across Indonesia on April 1, most demanding that the government's planned fuel and electricity price increases be cancelled, not merely postponed. In Makassar, the capital of South
Congratulations on 400 issues I've enjoyed reading Green Left for nearly 10 years. The coverage of world events over the past decade has been exemplary. There are few left publications in the world that consistently defend and fight for the
ALP won't decriminalise marijuana BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — The ALP government has reneged on an election campaign promise to decriminalise marijuana use in Tasmania. Instead, minor violations of the laws against marijuana use will result in


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