BY TOM FLANAGAN SYDNEY — Thousands of NSW nurses converged on the Sydney Town Hall for a stop-work meeting on October 18. The town hall meeting, filled to overflowing, was broadcast by Skychannel to similar meetings around the state. The NSW
BY MAX LANE JAKARTA — The most right-wing elements among politically organised Islam have sought to use the US "war on terrorism" to seize the political initiative in the world's most populous Muslim nation. At the same time, Megawati
BY JAGGI SINGH & GRAEME BACQUE The Ontario Common Front's autumn campaign of economic disruption got off to a flying start in Toronto early on October 16 as a series of "snake marches" paralysed human and vehicular traffic into Toronto's financial
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — In May 1998, Akin Birdal was severely wounded in an assassination attempt. A year later he was sentenced to 10 months in the Ankara central prison — all because he has dared to speak out against human rights abuses
BY ALISON DELLIT The October 12 release of the federal Coalition's industrial relations policy, "Choice and reward in a changing workplace", signalled the beginning of another round of attacks on workers' wages, conditions and industrial power.
BY DANIEL JARDINE SYDNEY — Eighty people turned up to the Gaelic Club on October 19 for a Politics in the Pub discussion on the November 10 election. Greens senate candidate John Key told the meeting that the Greens face particular problems in
BY OWEN RICHARDS & ANDREA MYLES SYDNEY — In a protest unlike any before in this western Sydney suburb, 300 people marched defiantly through the streets of Auburn on October 20 under the banners "Stop the war!" and "Refugees are welcome!". The
Adelaide: Students Together Opposing War And Racism (STOPWAR) meets every Wednesday, 4pm, Level 5, Union Building, Adelaide Uni. Phone (08) 8231 6982 for more information. Brisbane: Highschoolers Agitating to End War and Racism (HATEWAR) meets
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9pm. Ph 9565 5522. Visit <http://www.channel31.org> for
BY PIP HINMAN As the bombing of Afghanistan continues and ground troops move in, many more are increasingly horrified at Bush and Howard's so-called "war on terrorism". Why is Australia going to war against one of the poorest countries in the
Anti-war rallies Adelaide: NOWAR rally. Sun Nov 4, 2pm. Gather Victoria Sq., city. Ph Kathy 8212 6706, Irene & Ron 8332 3461. Brisbane: Anti-war & refugee rights rally. Sun Nov 4, 3pm. King George Sq., city. Ph 0409 877 528. Canberra: Anti-war
BY PAUL D'AMATO CHICAGO — Many liberals who may have voiced criticism of US foreign policy in the past have enthusiastically signed on to Washington's war in Afghanistan. The Nation magazine recently came out in favour of "an all-out but
Coalition Heavily regulate migration, with a strong emphasis on money and skills. Wind back allocation for family reunion and humanitarian entrants. Maintain a cap on overall migration, with the effect of around 1% overall population increase
While it's in the midst of what it calls a "war against terrorism", the United States has sought to frustrate international attempts to crack down on international terrorism. There are 12 existing United Nations conventions on international
Peace vigil gathers support MELBOURNE — Peace activists have set up a permanent vigil on the lawns outside the State Library, in the heart of the central business district, to provide a continuous forum for the growing opposition to the
BY ANGELA LUVERA High school students walked out of class and took to the streets on October 18 to voice their opposition to war and racism in a national day of anti-war action initiated by the socialist youth organisation Resistance. The walkout


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