BY MAX LANE Spread the word now! John Pilger's vivid and evocative writing and film-making, and the voices from the Third World that he brings onto the screen, will make his new documentary New Rulers of the World a landmark event in explaining the
BY NORM DIXON The Pacific tourist Mecca of Honolulu is to be the next focus of demonstrations against the international capitalist financial institutions — in this case the Asian Development Bank. The ADB's board of governors is to meet at the
BY ANGELA LUVERA SYDNEY — High school students all around Australia are preparing to strike on May 1 to join the blockades and protests against corporate rule. Students will be striking for many reasons — for the cancellation of third world
M1: Our world is not for saleCompilationAvailable from activist centres and independent music stores. REVIEWED BY DANNY FAIRFAX The fact that this CD's proceeds go to funding the May 1 blockade of the Australian Stock Exchange building in Sydney
BY MARIA VOUKELATOS& LAUREN CARROLL HARRIS "What if she doesn't worry about her body and eats enough for all the growing she has to do? She might rip her stockings and slam dance on a forged ID to the Pogues, and walk home barefoot, holding her
The REAL: Life on Film documentary festival provides a dynamic forum for documentaries exploring issues of cultural identity, human rights and provides a voice for those otherwise muffled by bigotry, poverty and war. The not-for-profit festival,
Citigroup protests in 12 countries Students in 12 countries and 80 cities protested against the US-owned Citigroup banking corporation on April 11. Activists attacked the banking giant's funding of environmentally destructive projects. In New
BY LIAM MITCHELL As the Easter holiday break hit, Ansett Airlines was warned by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) that its license to operate could be cancelled due to continuing safety problems through missed maintenance schedules.
A national day of action to free the refugees has been called for June 3. It has been endorsed by the ACTU, the Victorian Trades Hall Council and refugee rights campaign groups around the country and is calling for the closure of the detention
BY SAM FROST & KATHY NEWNAM ADELAIDE — The United Trades and Labor Council here has decided to back a "Unity Rally Against Corporate Tyranny", which will conclude the Adelaide M1 Alliance's blockade of this city's stock exchange. The UTLC's
BY LUKE FOMIATTI SYDNEY — On an internet increasingly dominated by slick corporate web sites advertising their latest products and full of information of (at best) dubious reliability, it's a welcome change to see something completely
BY SEAN HEALY Despite their best efforts over the past 18 months, the world's most powerful governments have had little success strong-arming others into agreeing to a new, comprehensive round of World Trade Organisation talks, which they had hoped
BY MALIK MIAH In mid-March the United States Census Bureau released its official count for the US population. There are 281,421,906 people, as compared to 253,979,140 in 1990. Reflecting a historic trend, non-Hispanic whites declined from 75% to
BY TIM STEWART BRISBANE — The M1 Alliance here has sent a letter to Queensland premier Peter Beattie and to the commissioner of police asking them to ensure that police officers exercise restraint and don't repeat the violent assaults of their
BY NICK EVERETT SYDNEY — “When I first heard about the idea of the Socialist Alliance, these old bones straightened up a bit. I wanted to know more about it. I wanted to be able to participate with tens of thousands of others to change the
BY JOHN McGILL ADELAIDE — An attempt to sack maintenance workers employed at Mobil's Port Stanvac plant in South Australia was exposed by the Australian on April 12. Mobil is the Australian subsidiary of US-owned oil giant ExxonMobil. According


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