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BY KATE WILSON "A boy my age inside tried to hang himself with his bed sheet last night", 16-year-old Resistance member Jess Melvin told protesters holding a vigil outside western Melbourne's Maribyrnong detention centre on January 24. "I can go to
BY PETER BOYLE Progressive movements worldwide are under pressure from the US-led "war on terrorism" (actually a war against the Third World) and the associated ideological offensive against global solidarity. The world's corporate rulers and their
ADELAIDE — One of the key policies for the Socialist Alliance in campaign for the February 9 South Australian election is refugee rights. Green Left Weekly's JO ELLIS spoke to TOM BERTULEIT, Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Adelaide.
After organising Australia-wide emergency 24-hour hunger strikes in solidarity with protesting refugees between January 24-27, Resistance is calling on more young people to do the same. "Philip Ruddock claims that hunger striking indicates
BYTAMARA PEARSON SYDNEY — Around 250 of the refugees in Woomera belong to the Hazara ethnic group from Afghanistan. Zaher, a long-time activist in Afghanistan before he escaped in 1999, explained to Green Left Weekly why immigration minister
Bin Laden, Saddam behind pretzel attack BY ROHAN PEARCE Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet believes that there is "credible evidence" linking Osama bin Laden to the attempted assassination of George Bush with a pretzel. Studies by
BY MAX LANE The Indonesian government's implementation of policies demanded by the International Monetary Fund — the reduction of subsidies on petrol and kerosene, as well as on electricity and telephone charges — has caused widespread price
Socialist Alliance stands for Moreland council MELBOURNE — The Socialist Alliance will stand two candidates in the Moreland City Council elections on March 16. Jonathan Sherlock will contest Hoffman ward, where he received 4.7% of the vote in a
BY ROHAN PEARCE No-one predicted the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. However, it was predictable that the wealthy elite in the First World would attempt to use those drastic events to find a way to derail the growing revolt
New Zealand and refugees The news that New Zealand has taken a number of refugees from the Tampa and integrated them directly into the community shows up the extreme inhumanity and injustice of the Australian government. It is also worth
BY NORM DIXON The "anti-terrorism" campaign led by the United States is being used as the excuse for attacks on human rights and civil liberties by governments around the world, Human Rights Watch concluded in its annual world survey released on
Melbourne: 1pm, Saturday February 2. City Square. Organised by Refugee Action Collective West. Ph Jody 03 9639 8622. Perth: Noon, Saturday February 2. Wesley Church cnr, city. Ph Nikki 08 9218 9608. Canberra/national convergence: 12.30pm, Tuesday