BY EVA CHENG During 1999-2000, four of the Asian countries most seriously hit by the 1997-98 economic crisis — Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand — appeared to be recovering sharply. But things swiftly turned sour at the end of last
BY SARAH STEPHEN On September 24, six pieces of legislation were rammed through the Senate after debate was gagged with the support of the Labor Party. A seventh law was still being debated at the close of sitting. The laws will dramatically
Encouraging racism I'm writing in response to Ahmad Nimer's article in GLW #464 "Attacks on US leave Israel the winner". I simply cannot understand how such biassed and one-sided articles are allowed to be published in the GLW newspaper. His
BY NORM DIXON Since the appalling acts of mass murder in New York and Washington on September 11, US President George Bush has at times sounded like a fire-and-brimstone preacher. With home-spun, Bible-inspired homilies, Bush has warned that the
REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary WollstonecraftBy Diane JacobsAbacus, 2001333 pages, $28 (pb) A "hyena in petticoats", wrote London literary eminence Horace Walpole in 1795 in a fit of misogynist pique against Mary
Administrative behaviour "If members of free society think this kind of treatment is conducive to a prisoner's inclination to rehabilitate himself or herself, they are mistaken." — Irving Elmer Bell. Several years ago, my mother wrote to me
BY ANDREW HALL CANBERRA — Despite the long weekend, 250 people turned up to Garema Place on September 30 to oppose the military build-up around Afghanistan. This follows a 500-strong rally on September 20 calling for peace. A meeting called at
BY ZANNY BEGG SYDNEY — "We are here today to say we will not support Bush and his allies in their frantic drive to retaliate. Revenge will not stop terrorism, war will not stop terrorism; war will only generate more horrendous terrorist acts",
BY JIM GREEN Green parties around the world have differing opinions on planned US-led military strikes on Afghanistan in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Most have expressed concern about
BY ALISON DELLIT Have you ever indulged in "actions to advance a political, religious or ideological cause directed against the national interest"? If so, you'd better watch out because that is an offence under the new law that defines "terrorism"
BY CAROL BERRY WOLLONGONG — Stages 2-6 of the upmarket housing development at Sandon Point were approved in a decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court last week. The decision on the first stage of the development has yet to be handed down.
BY NICOLE COLSON & ERIC RUDER Within a week of the attacks in New York and Washington, every major city in the US and many more towns and college campuses saw events of all kinds to oppose Bush's war drive and the tide of racist attacks on Arab
BY AHMAD NIMER RAMALLAH — In the week after the meeting between Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat and Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres on September 26 and the announcement of a much-vaunted joint cease-fire, 30 Palestinians were
BY NORM DIXON On September 26, police opened fire on protesting residents in Tafelsig, Cape Town, who had mobilised to prevent 1800 households' water supplies being cut off by the Cape Town Unicity council. At least 15 people were wounded in the
BY ALISON DELLIT Since September 11, the Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee has documented more than 300 incidents of abuse or harassment of Muslims in Australia, including: A pregnant Muslim women having her head smashed against a metal
BY VIV MILEY More than 200 young socialist activists from across the country met in the Victorian sea-side town of Anglesea for the 30th annual Resistance conference on September 28-29. A central focus of the conference was how to build opposition