BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — As tens of thousands of people linked arms, sang songs, danced jigs and blockaded the World Economic Forum from September 11 to 13, Victorian Labor Premier Steve Bracks was also extremely busy. In between loudly
BY SUSAN PRICE Unionists Against Corporate Tyranny has launched a new web site which, according to site editor Melanie Sjoberg, will help broaden the campaign against corporate-led globalisation. "The site has only been up for a week", said
The release of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) documents on East Timor for the period 1974-76 has provoked former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and former Australian ambassador to Indonesia Richard Woolcott to try to defend their
BY RACHEL EVANS MELBOURNE — More than 600 people braved a wet, cold day to attend a solidarity action here with the Prague demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The action was called by the S11 Alliance and was
BY JANE ARMANASCO PERTH — Left-wing activists have performed well in elections to the Curtin University student guild here, but have been unable to oust conservative and apolitical incumbents, who retained 12 out of 16 positions on guild
Five people shot dead by police Five people were shot dead by police who were attempting to fend off an attack on a police station in the East Java town of Bondowoso. The Jakarta Post said that, according to police, some 600 people carrying Molotov
Hundreds of protesters were arrested during the S26 protests; many remain in appalling conditions in Czech jails. They need your help. Write to the authorities in Prague to demand the immediate release of the arrestees and the release to
UNITED STATES: Too much corporate power? SAN FRANCISCO — Working people — workers, small farmers and those called "middle-income families" — know in their guts corporations have too much power. The September 11 Business Week confirmed it.
Greenham Common women inspired many BY MARGARET ALLUM “We say no to the threat of global holocaust, no to the arms race, no to death. We say yes to a world where people, animals, plants and the earth itself are respected and
A report, released to coincide with the S26 protests against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Prague, has revealed the global scale of resistance to the two institutions. The World Development Movement's States of Unrest:
BY ARUN PRADHAN MELBOURNE — "There is definitely renewed curiosity and interest in socialist politics following the S11 protests", says Democratic Socialist Party activist Anne O'Casey, who has revealed that both the DSP and the socialist youth
PRAGUE — This city was deliberately chosen as the venue for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to showcase what IMF managing director Horst Kohler triumphantly called "the new Prague", the jewel of a capitalist
BY ARUN PRADHAN MELBOURNE — The furore caused by police brutality against S11 protesters, and the explicit backing given to it by Premier Steve Bracks, has not died down. Community lawyers assembling the case against police are confident that an
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
BY GEORGINA DAVIES & SUE BOLAND MELBOURNE — Just as Melbourne service stations were beginning to run out of petrol on September 26, Labor Premier Steve Bracks' state government stepped in and persuaded truck drivers to end their 48-hour blockade
BY JIM GREEN ABC television's Media Watch program on September 11 took Channel Seven to task for "taking sides" in the debate over the proposed national radioactive waste dump in northern South Australia. The story was initiated by the federal


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