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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 — 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 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
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 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
Not in my GardenVideo '48Documentary video, in Arabic/Hebrew (with English subtitles)US$55 individuals, US$100 institutions and groupsSend cheques to PO Box 41199, Jaffa 61411, IsraelEmail <oda@netvision.net.il> REVIEWED BY MALIK MIAH
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 LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — How can the growing revolt against greed, exploitation and eco-vandalism transform itself into a mass people's movement that can rid the world of capitalism? That question was addressed at a seminar here on August 11
BY PAT BREWER CANBERRA — Con Sciacca, the Labor Party's federal shadow minister for immigration, addressed the question "Is Australia's refugee policy racist?" at a public meeting organised by Racial Respect on August 9 at the Canberra Workers
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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