@head2 = Billy Connolly versus GodBilly Connolly versus God The Man Who Sued GodDirected by Ben GannonStarring Billy Connolly and Judy DavisAt major cinemas REVIEW BY NATALIE ZIRNGAST Along with movies like The Castle, The Bank, Erin Brockovich
Are women inherently peaceful and men violent? Is there a basic difference between the natures of women and men so that men are the cause of wars and destruction and women are caring and nurturing? Many people argue that this is the case, not just
BY SARAH STEPHEN The Woomera Immigration Detention Centre, in the South Australian desert, has been the site of a series of riots, hunger strikes, suicide attempts and escapes over the last two years. The federal government, with the assistance of
BY MUMIA ABU-JAMAL PHILADELPHIA — With the end-game emerging into view of a bomb-drenched Afghanistan that is now apparently newly pacified, we are seeing the re-emergence of Iraq as America's demon-of-the-month. The justification for this new
BY ALISON DELLIT SYDNEY — Arriving at Parramatta station for a Green Left Weekly selling spot during the afternoon peak hour rush on December 6, I was surprised to see a dog roaming among the commuters near the ticket gates. Dogs are normally
BY JIM GREEN A South Australian government report has revealed that trial mining at the Honeymoon uranium mine in the north-east of the state in 1999 led to the leakage of a radioactive acid leach solution through an "impervious" clay barrier.
BY SUSAN PRICE The unity statement of the International South Group Network included some far-reaching elements: "The 'race to the bottom' character of economic globalisation ... may have increased the participation of the female labour force in
BY AARON BENEDEK Japan's constitution "renounces the use of force to settle international disputes". Nevertheless, on November 25, three Japanese warships — a supply ship carrying 130 troops, a minesweeper and a destroyer — were deployed to
BY IGGY KIM Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor, ASIET, has changed its name to Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific, ASAP. ASIET was at the forefront of the campaigns in support of the East Timorese independence
BY MAX LANE The cities and towns of the northern province of Aceh were almost like ghost towns on December 4, the 25th anniversary of the GAM, the Free Aceh Movement. In the two largest cities, Banda Aceh and Lhokseumawe, all public transport
BY KAMALA EMANUEL HOBART — Yet another crisis has hit the provision of abortion services in Tasmania: in the past month doctors performing the procedure in the state's public hospitals have withdrawn the service fearing possible prosecution. In
BY SUSAN PRICE MANILA — November 30 — Bonifacio Day, and this year the 129th birthday of one of the Philippines' national proletarian heroes — became a day and night of mobilisation and protest by radical forces against the government of
BY MARCEL CAMERON BRISBANE — The Queen and British Prime Minister Tony Blair will both attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in the Queensland resort town of Coolum from March 2-4, 2002. The elite summit was to
BY NICK FREDMAN LISMORE — Sugar mill workers across northern New South Wales have won a substantial victory over Sunshine Sugar. The company had attempted to cut the workers' real pay and demanded compulsory work on public holidays in recent
BY NORM DIXON The US ruling class has seized the golden opportunity presented by the terrible September 11 mass murders in New York and Washington — exploiting and manipulating the US people's fear, horror and anger — to launch a permanent Cold
BY JANE ARMANASCO PERTH — As a homophobic campaign rages in Western Australia, the November 6 sacking of Edith Cowan University Catholic chaplain Father David Watt has raised questions about how best to defend gay and lesbian rights. Watt was


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