BY JON LAND As campaigning for the Constituent Assembly elections slowly gathers momentum across East Timor, the installation of Megawati Sukarnoputri as Indonesia's new president has drawn a mixed response from East Timor's political leaders and
On July 26 a young African man suicided in Villawood detention centre by hanging himself with a bedsheet. He had arrived at Sydney Airport a day and a half earlier, and had his visa cancelled by immigration officials — he was given no explanation
BY CHRISTOPHER PERKINS WOLLONGONG — Illawarra TAFE institute management has upped the ante in its attempt to halt its library staff's stubborn fight against job cuts by threatening to dock the pay of union members who refuse to work evening
BY TIM GOODEN The federal government's July 25 announcement of a royal commission into the construction industry is a clear attempt to weaken organised labour and attack workers' rights in an area long a bastion of militant unionism. The
BY BRONWYN POWELL WOLLONGONG — "Mabo took 10 years, this is just one battle" — with these words Jeff Anderson, an Aboriginal activist of the Sandon Point Tent Embassy, pledged to continue the fight to save the sacred land at Sandon Point for as
BY ALISON DELLIT "Slowly, inexorably, attitudes towards the unborn, in all but the most ideologically inflexible, are changing to reflect our growing knowledge. That's not because of anti-abortion fanatics but because of undeniable science." —
BY MARGARITA WINDISCH MELBOURNE — The July 16 killing of security guard Steve Rogers at the well-respected Fertility Control Clinic in Melbourne has once again catapulted the abortion debate into the public domain, reminding many how tenuous a
BY ZANNY BEGG SYDNEY — The coalition which organised the May 1 blockade of the stock exchange has changed its name and its focus. Twenty members of the group, meeting on July 26, decided it was to time to change its name from M1 Sydney to
BY ALISON DELLIT Since April, the north of England has been racked by street violence as Asian youths confront racist gangs in a desperate attempt to defend the safety of their communities. The riots have centered on the north-western towns of
BY DAVE MURPHY DARWIN — Developers are seeking to move in on prime land which has for 30 years been the home of "long-grassers", a Top End term for those, mainly Aborigines, who live in the bush around Darwin. Railway Dam camp is one of several
No bank closures! CANBERRA — Socialist Alliance activists held a speakout outside the Bunda Street branch of the Commonwealth Bank on July 27 to protest its closure. The action was the culmination of weekly Socialist Alliance campaign stalls
BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS GENOA — "Capitalism cannot be made to be more human, it must be overthrown", Ligue Communiste Revolutionnaire leader and Euro MP Alain Krivine told a rally of 2000 which preceded the mass mobilisation of 300,000 on July