Olympics: 'the world will be watching' BY ARUN PRADHAN MELBOURNE — All those who want to see justice for Aboriginal people should raise their voices and protest during the Olympic Games in Sydney in September, veteran Aboriginal activist Gary
KURDISTAN: Solidarity helps stop attacks on communists The following is abridged from a letter sent on April 20 by Rebwar Ahmed, secretary of the central committee of the Worker Communist Party of Iraq, to all those organisations which supported
BY DAVE HOLMES WOLLONGONG — Since its reopening in February, emissions from Port Kembla Copper's smelter here have made life miserable for residents in nearby suburbs. For those with health problems, it has often been life threatening. The main
Networker: I want my MP3 "I want my MP3" is allegedly the cry of consumption maddened, music-loving teenagers in Japan. For internet marketeers, this is the stuff of fantasies — a commercial purpose for the internet. For those who have missed the
On April 21, the federal treasurer Peter Costello announced the cancellation of the bilateral debt owed by Nicaragua and Ethiopia to Australia as part of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) program to reduce the debt of heavily indebted poor
Critical Mass blocks CityLink MELBOURNE — Critical Mass activists targeted the hated CityLink freeway project and Domain tunnel for their monthly cycle protest on April 28. Two hundred cyclists rode onto the tollway, blocking all five lanes of
The perfect pretext Review by Sean Healy The Legacy: Murder and Media, Politics and PrisonsWritten, directed and produced by Michael J. MooreScreening on SBS, Sunday, May 21, 8pm In life, Polly Klaas was a pretty normal, 12-year-old, white girl;
Dangerous dating Nearly one-third of 12 to 20 year olds participating in a 1999 federal government survey reported experiencing some form of physical violence during dating relationships. Almost half of those aged 19 to 20 reported violence.
Why the government won't solve the rural crisis BY SUE BOLAND There are two rural crises in Australia. One is an economic and social crisis: the majority of people in rural and regional areas face decreasing living standards. The other is a
Thousands of people protested in Indonesia on April 1 against policies demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in exchange for loans — these include cuts to subsides on fuel, public transport, electricity and education. An increase in


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