Joao Carrascalao, a cabinet member of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, told ABC radio on June 4 that telecommunications carrier Telstra is spying on Timorese leaders' phone calls for the Australian government. Telstra
BY BRONWYN REES-ALLEN & LINDA WALDRON MELBOURNE — On June 8 a large contingent from the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) joined 250 protesters outside the Nike superstore in Swanston Street. The presence of the militant union
BY KAMALA EMANUEL HOBART — The usefulness of revolutionary solutions to "globalisation" featured prominently in the discussion at the June 13 public forum organised by the M1 Alliance. This was despite the fact that only one of the featured
BY GEOFF FRANCIS HOBART — Environmental activists have chalked up a significant victory by forcing the state government to announce on June 5 that it is “shelving its plans for a deep water port at Electrona in south-east Tasmania”. The
BY SUE BOLAND The 21 adult Australian residents detained by the Indonesian police June 8-9 have sent an open letter to foreign minister Alexander Downer, demanding that the Australian government issue a statement condemning the Indonesian
BY QAMAR NASEEB KHAN PERTH AIRPORT DETENTION CENTRE — I was born in Kashmir, which has been disputed territory between India and Pakistan for 54 years. Since 1989, 70,000 people have been killed, 12,000 women have been raped and 200,000 are held
BY AARON BENEDEK TOKYO — Activists here are preparing to launch a Japanese chapter of ATTAC, Action for a Tobin Tax to Assist the Citizen, which calls for a tax on speculative capital flows. Thirty socialists, unionists and non-government
BY SIMON BUTLER BRISBANE — Activists are preparing the ground for dynamic protests directed at the October 6-8 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane. At a city-wide meeting on June 14 it became clear that a number of different
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REVIEW BY MARGARET ALLUM Lost and DeliriousDirected by Lea PoolWith Mischa Barton, Piper Perabo and Jessica PareScreening at the Sydney Film Festival, State Theatre and Dendy Opera Quays, until June 22 Mary "Mouse" Bradford (played by Mischa
BY SUSAN PRICE & VIV MILEY One of those detained by authorities after the June 8 raid on the Asia-Pacific Solidarity Conference in Jakarta was Auckland city councillor Maire Leadbeater — prompting a statement from New Zealand foreign minister
BY PIP HINMAN For one and a half days, from the morning of June 7, the Asia Pacific People's Solidarity Conference, held a holiday resort outside Jakarta, had been proceeding relatively smoothly. Eighty Indonesian democracy activists and more than