and ain't I a woman...: The struggles are interlinked "They are eight, we are six billion!", proclaimed the masses of demonstrators outside the July G8 summit of world leaders in Genoa, Italy. We are living in exciting times — the growth of
Simon Butler, co-ordinator of the Globalise Resistance contingent for the "People's March on CHOGM". "The Globalise Resistance contingent is designed to draw anti-corporate youth together in the protest. We took our model, in particular, from the
BY TIM STEWART & MIKE BYRNE BRISBANE — Spurred on by the threat of US military strikes, the CHOGM Action Network (CAN) has decided to add the slogans "No to war!" and "No to racism!" to the October 6 march on the Commonwealth Heads of Government
BY ALISON DELLIT On September 17, the Australian Senate passed a motion invoking the ANZUS treaty and endorsing the government's decision to "support within Australia's capabilities United States-led action against those responsible [for the
BY CHRIS LATHAM PERTH — Anti-racists and refugee rights advocates have rebuffed police threats and special branch investigations following a counter-demonstration they staged against a September 16 rally by a group called Citizens Against Illegal
BY SEAN HEALY What do you call it when someone regards the lives of people with one particular skin colour and nationality as being worth more than the lives of those with another skin colour and nationality? US President George Bush professes
BY AZIZ CHOUDRY Leaders of Pacific island states met August 16-18 at the 32nd Pacific Island Forum on the island of Nauru to discuss the creation of a regional free-trade area. Facing imminent depletion of the high quality phosphate reserves on
A History of BombingBy Sven LindqvistGranta Books, 2001224 pages $39.95 (hb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON When the first bomb was dropped from the air on November 1, 1911, the pattern for the subsequent history of aerial bombing was set. A European
Bank nationalisation As a step towards the objective of bank nationalisation, the Socialist Alliance should campaign for the reopening of banks that have been closed in both city and country. The motive of bank directors is higher profits at the
BY ALISON DELLIT The ripples from the Ansett debacle continue to widen. On September 18, the Australian Council of Trade Unions estimated 60,000 jobs — hotel workers, taxi drivers and tourist industry workers — are threatened as a direct
BY KAMRAN ASDAR ALI Media reports indicate that on the evening of September 14 the president, General Pervaiz Musharraf, met with his cabinet and national security team in a marathon session lasting until the early hours of the next morning. The
Karen Fletcher, spokesperson for the CHOGM Action Network. "For years its been possible for people in the First World to treat worldwide poverty and oppression as if it isn't real", Karen Fletcher told Green Left Weekly. "And now reality has just