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By Jo Ellis and Robert Milne DARWIN — The play Tuckiar's Trial was performed in Darwin's now unused Fannie Bay Gaol on May 19 and 20. It was presented by the Criminal Lawyers Association. There are many stories that could be told about Fannie Bay
The Seattle and Washington protests against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) have forced their chiefs into damage control. But despite all the PR bunk about the IMF and WB's "non-interference" in national economies, and their
Networker: Control freaks Shock! Horror! Racism has been found on the internet. Searchers have discovered web sites encouraging race hatred. Of course, all other vestiges of racism have been eradicated. Governments have ensured that racial
Anti-GST protesters confront Costello BY DANI BARLEY SYDNEY — "Tax the rich, not the rest, no GST", protesters cried as they confronted the federal treasurer, Peter Costello, speaking at a business forum on the tax organised by the Daily
BY KIM BULLIMORE SYDNEY — While Prime Minister John Howard was preparing to speak at the handover of the Document of Reconciliation at the Sydney Opera House on May 27, a group of protesters from the Indigenous Students Network (ISN) and their
On May 17 approximately 300,000 workers across Russia participated in protests against the government's proposal to introduce a draconian new labour code. The new legislation removes workers' rights that have been held for decades, renders trade
Truck owner-drivers blockade over pay rates BY JIM McILROY BRISBANE — Truck owner-drivers blockaded the Cunningham Highway between Brisbane and Toowoomba as part of a national Transport Workers Union campaign for improved cartage rates. TWU
Allende in his own words Salvador Allende Reader: Chile's Voice of Democracy — Ocean Press, Melbourne287pp., $29.95 Review by Jorge Jorquera Thirty years after his election to the post of president of Chile in September 1970, Ocean Press has
We are all reconciled I reckon I'm pretty much reconciled. — You do? Yep. I'm much more reconciled than I was last week. — That's great. But I have a question. Shoot. — What is there to be reconciled about? Where have you
May Day in Iraqi Kurdistan On May Day, 10,000 workers gathered at the centre of Erbil city and were addressed by Nasik Ahmad, a leader of the Worker Communist Party of Iraq. In Sulaymaniyah, the WCPI May Day committee organised and led a
Sorry apology of a killer bean counter The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost WarBy Paul HendricksonVintage, 2000427pp, $19.95 (pb) Review by Phil Shannon In his 1995 memoirs, Robert McNamara, US secretary of defence
A massive slap in the face for Howard The racist policies of John Howard's government took a big blow in Sydney on May 28. As Green Left Weekly went to press, hundreds of thousands of people were walking across Sydney's Harbour Bridge in a massive
BY JORGE JORQUERA MELBOURNE — The World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its Asia Pacific Economic Summit here on September 11-13. Hundreds of top corporate executives and political leaders will meet to discuss the global implementation of
PAKISTAN: Military capitulates on blasphemy law On May 17, Pakistan's military ruler General Pervaiz Musharraf announced that he was withdrawing his plan to amend the controversial blasphemy law. His announcement came after conservative clerics
BY CHRIS SPINDLER MELBOURNE — Refusing to accept the outcome in an election for Victorian state secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, the backers of defeated incumbent Julius Roe have obtained a court injunction preventing the
BY JIM GREEN The review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) concluded on May 20 after a gabfest in New York which lasted almost a month. The NPT explicitly allows five "declared" weapons states — the United States, Britain,

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