Darwin council cracks down on free speech BY PETER JOHNSTON DARWIN — Darwin City Council has cracked down on free speech on the city's streets, fining Resistance activist Jo Ellis $50 for distributing Green Left Weekly in a public place without
Mayor defends Townsville homophobia BY BRIDGET RIGGS TOWNSVILLE — Responding to televised accusations of rampant homophobia in his city, Townsville Mayor Tony Mooney has dug himself in further by blaming the messenger, claiming to be "outraged"
PACIFIC: 'We want to be nuclear free and independent' The failure of another United States missile test at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands highlights the folly of the new arms race in space, notes the Suva-based Pacific Concerns Resource
A group of unions has demanded President Abdurrahman Wahid disallow a new labour rights bill, which was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives on July 10 but needs the president's approval to become law. While the new bill gives workers
S11 Alliance pickets Downer BY ANGELA LUVERA BRISBANE — Armed with a leaflet declaring "Picket Downer! Shut Down the WEF!", 25 students braved the early morning to picket a function attended by Foreign Minister Alexander Downer. The function,
Correction In the article "UN report shows poverty grinds on" in Green Left Weekly #412, there was a typing error in one of the dates. The sentence in question should have read: "The distance between the incomes of the richest and poorest country
BY RAYYAR FARHAT SYDNEY — Over the objections of many farmers present and despite the urging of environmental activists, the NSW Farmers Association voted at its July 18 annual general meeting to support the release of genetically engineered
Four years ago on July 27, television images of the Indonesian military bashing and kicking helpless protesters exposed the world to the brutality of the Suharto dictatorship. The Australian government's and the Jakarta lobby's carefully cultivated
SOUTH KOREA: Workers mobilise against repression SEOUL — On July 20, more than 20,000 people rallied in 14 cities in a national day of action organised by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). It was in response to two recent police
BY SUE BOLAND In 1964, only 29% of people in the United States agreed with the statement, "The government is pretty much run by a few big interests looking after themselves". By 1984, that figure had increased to 55%, and by 1998 to 63%. In
Twenty thousand heavily armed police, six navy warships and a two-kilometre nautical exclusion zone may have allowed the world leaders, including United States President Bill Clinton, attending the G8 summit in Okinawa to rest easy, but it wasn't
Globalisation's myths revealed BY RUTH RATCLIFFE CANBERRA — The real "globalisation" battle was not to defend the rights of the nation-state against international institutions but to defend peoples' rights against neo-liberal governments and
Bougainville shows its courage and community An Evergreen IslandFrontyard FilmsMade by Mandy King and Fabio Cavadini Showing Tuesday, August 1, 7pm at the Side On Café, 83 Parramatta Road, Annandale, Sydney REVIEW BY MARK ABBERTON In 1989,
Wanted: your videos of protest Undercurrents, the British-based alternative media group, wants your videos for a new series of programs, Undercurrents Global Views 2000, focussing on "international direct action and diverse global issues". "Get
The puppet in Pakistani politics BY DAVE RILEY Right-wing thugs disrupted and closed the showing of a political satire, Jhoot ke Palende (Bunch of Lies), at Lahore's Al-Hamra Arts Council on June 16. The play, scheduled to run from June 15-19,
A few hours with me "It was a delightful visit ... [but] much too short." — Jane Austen 1775-1817 While reading bits and pieces of Jane Austen's work, the quote above impressed itself upon me. I agree with her; a visit is much too short. In


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