BY MELANIE EVANS Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women And Welfare in the United StatesBy Mimi AbramovitzMonthly Review PressUS$15 The words, "Welfare is like a traffic accident. It can happen to anybody", were uttered by Johnnie Tilman, an
REVIEW BY KOFI ANYIDOHO Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave TradeBy Manu Herbsteine-Reads450 pages, US$19.95To order visit <http://www.ama.africatoday.com/order_ama.htm> This is the story of Nandzi, renamed Ama, renamed Pamela, cruelly
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
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
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 SEAN HEALY SYDNEY — Metalworkers from around the world will march through Sydney's central business district on November 13 to "stop corporate globalisation", in one of the first such demonstrations by unionists in Australia. One thousand
BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — The Labor Party is likely to form a minority government in the ACT following the October 20 election. The ALP polled 42% of the vote while the polled Liberals 31%. The ALP gained a massive swing of 14.1% on the 1998
Socialist Alliance notes Batman campaign launched MELBOURNE - Sixty people crowded into the local Jika Jika community centre in Northcote to launch the Socialist Alliance campaign for the federal seat of Batman on October 13. The candidate in the
BY KAMALA EMANUEL& ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — About 250 people attended an October 20 rally to protest the US-led war against Afghanistan and Australia's involvement in the war. That same day the Hobart Mercury editorialised against police
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 — John Howard may have committed 1550 Australian troops to support George Bush's "war against terrorism" on October 17, but, according to Ali Kazak, head of the Palestinian delegation to Australia, "The Australian
BY SUE BOLTON If you thought that the federal Coalition government's royal commission into the building industry is meant to investigate corruption, you're wrong. The terms of reference of the royal commission, and federal minister for workplace