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To this day "[Racists hate] any black writer who invokes black history ... [it is] tiresome to hear people deny truth that, in any other context, they would consider obvious. Namely, that we are all shaped by history. All challenged by it,
BY JIM GREEN How should environmentalists progress the fight against greenhouse polluters in the wake of the compromise struck on the Kyoto Protocol at the United Nations conference in Bonn, Germany in late July? And should environmentalists demand
SYDNEY — Former Communist Party of Australia member and ex-councillor on Liverpool council Don Symes declares: "I've been fighting for the Georges River since the 1940s!". He recalls when the Georges River surrounds were designated as "greenspace",
They don't sleep at night New US research has answered the age-old question, how do right-wingers sleep at night? Answer: Badly. Dr Kelly Bulkeley found that right-wing Californian university students had more nightmares, more dreams about
BY PETER BOYLE The discussion around the issue of the Socialist Alliance's preference policy at its founding conference revealed differences within the alliance over its orientation toward the Labor Party and the Greens which will undoubtedly be
BY TAMARA PEARSON & SARAH STEPHEN Zaher and Riz are "illegal" Afghani refugees who were held in an immigration detention centre and eventually granted refugee status. They are now living in Sydney on three-year temporary protection visas. Green
BY NICK FREDMAN LISMORE — 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
Drowning in abundance As the US economy balances on the edge of recession, information technology companies are suffering from their success. This is a peculiar aspect of capitalism as an economic system, pointed out by 19th century socialist
The BankWith David Wenham and Anthony LaPagliaWritten and directed by Robert ConnollyIn major cinemas from September 6. REVIEWED BY SEAN HEALY "Taut psychological thrillers" are two bob a dozen. So are ones with a nasty rich businessperson as
BY JIM MCILROY BRISBANE — Sisters Inside, the organisation representing women in Queensland prisons, has launched a campaign against large-scale strip searching in the state's jails, according to SI co-ordinator Debbie Kilroy, addressing an

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