BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — With just three weeks to go until the big day, M1 Sydney has begun to plan in detail how it will fulfill its stated aim, to "shut down corporate Sydney". The plan involves quickly establishing a strong blockade at the
Unfortunately, neither can the rest of us "I will not walk away from my decision." — Former Australian Democrats leader Senator Meg Lees commenting on her decision to support the introduction of the GST, widely attributed as the reason for her
SYDNEY — Hundreds of local residents and supporters of public education rallied in the suburb of Marrickville here on April 7 to denounce the planned closure of the local high school. Marrickville High is but one of several inner-city schools
BY PATRICIA CORCORAN On the night of March 29, up to 60 refugees protested the removal for deportation of some of their fellow detainees from Port Hedland Immigration Detention Centre. Almost a week later, on April 4, more protests broke out at the
"Globalisation is about an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world; it is about international trade, investment and finance that has been growing far faster than national incomes." — James Wolfensohn, president, World Bank.
REVIEW BY ALISON DELLIT Yolngu BoyWith Sean Mununggur, John Sebastian Pilakui and Nathan DanielsDirected by Stephen JohnsonAt major cinemas Yolngu Boy is better than most "teen" flicks. Set and filmed in the remote Aboriginal communities of
BY LESLIE RICHMOND ADELAIDE — Activists livened up a quiet Sunday afternoon here on April 1, marching around the city in a Corporate Scumbags Tour of some of Adelaide's leading businesses. As curious shoppers looked on, a noisy and vibrant tour
BY JO BROWN & ROB MILLER MELBOURNE — The international community had to recognise that a war criminal was now prime minister of Israel and act accordingly, a March 30 public meeting here in support of Palestinian freedom has been told. Academic
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, 9pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
BY PIP HINMAN The Indonesian government's "limited" military operation, currently underway, is not just against the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), but against the majority of Acehnese who want an end to the violence and a referendum on
One hundred and seventy Green Left Weekly subscribers and supporters gathered at the Granville Town Hall on March 31 for western Sydney's annual Green Left Weekly dinner. Organised by the Sydney West branch of the Democratic Socialist Party, the
BY SARAH STEPHEN PERTH — You'd be forgiven for not noticing the Perth Airport Immigration Detention Centre. Nestled back from the road at the entrance to the domestic terminal, it was built to house only a few dozen detainees. On March 15 and
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