BY ZANNY BEGG SYDNEY — In one of the biggest campaign organising meetings to be held in Sydney for a long time, 60 people crammed into the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on November 23 to discuss plans for May 1 in Sydney. The meeting was called
BY JIM GREEN A report released by the World Commission on Dams (WCD) on November 16 paints a damning picture of the environmental and social impacts of many of the world's 45,000 large dams. The WCD was formed in 1998 following a process
BY MAX LANE Since August, a new left-wing theoretical magazine, Jurnal Kiri (Left Journal), has been published in Indonesia. Three editions of the 160-page magazine have appeared. Its general editor is Marlin, who is also member of the editorial
The federal Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Jocelyn Newman, recently announced the latest figures for female unemployment in Australia were the lowest in a decade. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) October Labour Force
Acknowledge your kindness "Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of [the human] race is indiscriminate charity." — Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919 The words of warning above by
BY VANJA TANAJA DILI - Five women considered to be "indecently" dressed were chased by a mob of mainly young men near the Mercado Lama (Central Market) here on November 10. Four managed to hide in an NGO-run clinic which was then stoned by the mob.
BY GRANT COLEMAN PERTH — Fifty people attended a public meeting here on November 19 to discuss the continuing destruction of Western Australia's old growth forests. With a state election to take place in February or March next year, the
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — "Palestine yes! Slaughter no! Israeli troops have got to go." This was the chant that greeted shoppers and workers knocking off for the day as around 100 supporters of a free Palestine marched down George Street in the
Recent polls have indicated that a majority of non-indigenous Australians support a treaty between the indigenous Australian population and the federal government. This growing support for a treaty is an indication of a strengthening of opposition to
BY JIM GREEN A fortnight of negotiations at the climate change conference at the Hague, involving delegations from more than 160 countries, have failed to conclude an international agreement on greenhouse gas emission reduction. Conference
BY ERIN KILLION NEWCASTLE — "No person shall, in connection with any election, simultaneously campaign [for a candidate] and engage in political activities". This is just one of the amendments to the rules and regulations governing the conduct of