BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — The October 20 elections in the Australian Capital Territory are being contested by far more than the usual major party candidates. Nurses angry about the meltdown in health, outer suburbanites disgruntled with service
BY KYLIE MOON MELBOURNE — In a win for left-wing students, activist ticket No War No Racism has won the position of education officer on the La Trobe University Students Representative Council in the student elections which finished on October
BY FAROOQ TARIQ LAHORE — Since the bombing of neighbouring Afghanistan began, thousands of Pakistani religious elements, including young students, have taken to the streets all over Pakistan — and have been met by police violence, tear gas,
General Electric is one of the biggest corporations in the world — and one of its biggest arms manufacturers. Its engines power the war machine. GE operates in more than 100 countries, including Australia, and employs 313,000 people. Its products
BY LINDA WALDRON How does a working-class hero reconcile conservative ideas with a revolutionary reputation? After participating in a Melbourne press conference with Billy Bragg, I am convinced it is an amusing and confusing exercise in
[Australian Arabic Council chairperson Roland Jabbour issued the following statement on October 8.] In principle, we support any action against international terrorism in all its forms. However, we are concerned that the latest attacks on
REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON Howard Zinn on WarBy Howard ZinnSeven Stories Press, 2001206 pages, $34.95 (pb) With every militarist hothead in press and parliament lashing themselves into a frenzy over the war they have just started against Afghanistan,
BY AHMAD NIMER RAMALLAH — Over the last week a new political term has entered the lexicon of Israeli political commentators and government spokespersons: "Arafat's Alatalena moment". The reference is to the ship which was shelled by the leader of
BY JIM GREEN The terrorist attack in the United States on September 11 has led to renewed calls for the Australian government to cancel its plan to build a 20-megawatt nuclear research reactor in the southern Sydney suburb of Lucas Heights. But the
BY ROHAN PEARCE SYDNEY — "The attacks on Afghanistan are already costing lives. There are lots of people who can see the hypocrisy of George Bush calling for justice for the victims of the September 11 attacks and then bombing Afghanistan and


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