BY SARAH STEPHEN While the spotlight may have moved off refugee detention centres, the misery of asylum seekers there has worsened. On November 18, six Iranian asylum seekers escaped from Woomera, the "hell-hole" of Australia's detention centres,
BY STEPHANIE LONG The living standards of the industrialised Northern countries owe a great deal to the massive flow of natural resources and work (either as slave or underpaid labour) from the countries which make up the Third World, the
BY URI AVNERY At the reception desk of the War-Against-Terror Coalition, there lies an application form for new partners. After stating his name, country and function (king/president/emir/dictator/tyrant), the applicant is invited to answer the
GoHeiferOrder from <qsfix1@ozemail.com.au> BY BARRY HEALY SYDNEY — Heifer are a struggling independent band carving out a niche for themselves in the live pub rock scene that thrives in the outer western suburbs of Sydney out of the
Corporate scumbags: Scumbucks The coffee industry is one based on the super-exploitation of Third World farmers, many of whom live in dire poverty, at the mercy of the weather and a fluctuating market, whilst speculators and corporate heads
BY SARAH PEART MELBOURNE — The November 24 Rock Against Racism was no ordinary free concert. Held outside the Maribyrnong refugee detention centre, it became a solidarity statement that sent a loud and clear message to the refugees inside the
BY JOHN PILGER LONDON, November 16 — There is no victory in Afghanistan's tribal war, only the exchange of one group of killers for another. The difference is that President Bush calls the latest occupiers of Kabul "our friends". However
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 BRENDAN DOYLE, GLW travel writer VILLAWOOD DETENTION CENTRE, SYDNEY — A little out of the way, but definitely worth a look! How to get there By train: Alight at Leightonfield Station and walk north for 15 minutes. Don't be daunted by the
BY RACHEL EVANS Herb Feith, renowned Indonesianist and community activist, and my uncle, died tragically in a train accident on November 15. Herb will be missed by people all over the world who he touched with his compassion, intellect and
BY SEAN HEALY Thousands gathered from across North America in near-freezing temperatures in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, to protest the policies of two of the pillars of corporate globalisation: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
and ain't i a woman?: Stand together for lesbian rights Western Australia's laws regarding gay men and lesbians — some of the most repressive in the Western world — have been challenged by a working body established by the state Labor