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Oil giant BP has proclaimed a new identity for itself — British Petroleum now says it is "Beyond Petroleum". For the world's second largest oil company to move beyond petroleum would be a boon for a world so addicted to oil. Yet what does BP mean
DAVID CROMWELL talked to London-based Australian journalist John Pilger about his latest television documentary, The New Rulers of the World, which examines the real meaning of the "global economy", including the virtually unknown and bloody history
BY SEAN HEALY The capital of the world's only superpower will again be hit by the wave of anti-globalisation protests when as many as 50,000 people are expected to converge on Washington in late September, during the annual meetings of the
BY NORM DIXON The small nondescript three-room flat on Harare's busy Josiah Tongogara Street, which doubles as the International Socialist Organisation of Zimbabwe's national office, was a hive of activity when Green Left Weekly spoke to MUNYARADZI
BY JIM MCILROY The country's peak welfare group, the Australian Council of Social Services, has called for an immediate suspension of Centrelink's harshest penalties on recipients of unemployment benefits, pending an independent inquiry into the
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — An August 18 meeting of more than 90 members of the Socialist Alliance from Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle pre-selected a ticket of two to contest Senate seat in the next federal election — Asia Pacific solidarity
BY FEDERICO FUENTES MELBOURNE — Indigenous, trade union and religious leaders from around Australia and the region will gather here in September to sign a memorandum of understanding in support of West Papua's independence struggle. The
BY RUTH RATCLIFFE DARWIN — After 26 years in government, the Country Liberal Party was rocked by a 9% swing against it in the August 18 Northern Territory elections. The final result will not be known for several days, but it is likely that

Activists in northern NSW are gearing up to participate in October protests in Brisbane during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — and on August 11 50 of them gathered to discuss the issues, and debate the

BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — Over the past few weeks, the Daily Telegraph and right-wing radio "shock jocks" have been working overtime, hand-in-hand with state government politicians, to whip up a racist frenzy linking migrant and non-Christian
BY NIKKI ULASOWSKI Just days before the October demonstrations against corporate tyranny, socialist youth from across the country will be gathering in the Victorian town of Anglesea for the 30th Resistance national conference. The conference will
BY TRISHA REIMERS GEELONG — Controversy has erupted among environmentalists, trade unionists and community activists over plans for a $200 million power station to be built eight kilometres outside the city. Anger at the plan bubbled over at an
BY NOY THRUPKAEW I recently travelled to Cuba as part of a US women's delegation, sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Sojourner, a feminist newspaper, and Hermanas, an organisation dedicated to building solidarity
BY JOSHUA COFFIN HOBART — Two students will be contesting the Tasmanian University Union elections under the banner of the Socialist Alliance. Shua Garfield and Sarah Cleary, both members of the socialist youth organisation Resistance, will be
BY CRAIG JOHNSTON The Victorian branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union sees the Socialist Alliance as a very welcome development. Working people are increasingly demanding strong, militant progressive unions to represent their needs
A Time for Drunken HorsesWritten and directed by Bahman GhobadiShowing at Dendy and Palace cinemas, Sydney and Melbourne. REVIEW BY ANDREA MYLES& OWEN RICHARDS A Time for Drunken Horses tells the story of life in modern Kurdistan, a territory in

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