BY ALEX MILNE EAST GIPPSLAND — More than 20 logging areas (coups) have been planned for Goolengook, in East Gippsland in Victoria, of which four have already been logged. Much has been lost already, but a lot can still be saved if enough people
BY ROHAN PEARCE If it weren't for the horrendous death toll of Palestinians, the destruction of West Bank towns and the fierce repression of dissent of anti-war protesters within Israel, US Secretary of State Colin Powell's tour of the Middle East
No Israeli defence of its war on the Palestinians would be complete without a reference to Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat's supposed rejection of "peace" at the July 2000 Camp David summit hosted by US President Bill Clinton. The story is
BY ALISON DELLIT SYDNEY — Organisers of the April 19 pro-Palestinian protest are supporting planned protests on May 1, arguing that defence of Palestine and demands on Israel to withdraw from the Occupied Territories be a central part of
HOBART — Five hundred people rallied to stop logging in old growth forests on April 20. Built at short notice, the sizeable turnout reflected the considerable activism in defence of the forests in recent months. In addition to previously formed
BY ZANNY BEGG As part of this year's May 1 protest events, protesters will blockade the Sydney offices of Australasian Correctional Management (ACM). Here are some reasons why we will be doing this. ACM, and its US parent company Wackenhut, are
Drugs industry The current debate around the use of currently illicit drugs in the Northern Territory provides a perfect opportunity for government and the community to look at alternatives to the current approach of prohibition. Psychedelics,
and ain't i a woman?: Raising the alarm about women's health On newsstands advertising the Melbourne Herald Sun on April 11, the banner headline declared a "Women's Health Alarm". This was a reference to the ruling by the Health Insurance
The Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC) will continue to demand free water and electricity, which were promised by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) during its election campaigns, SECC chairperson Trevor Ngwane declared on April 16.
BY SARAH STEPHEN Villawood detention centre in south-western Sydney is currently the prison of 417 asylum seekers, who are locked behind tall fences and coils of razor wire. Next to the centre are dozens of unused small brick houses, which were
REVIEW BY JIM GREEN Running from the Storm: The Development of Climate Change Policy in AustraliaBy Clive HamiltonUNSW Press, 2001176 pages, $35 (pb) Running from the Storm, Clive Hamilton's book on climate change, and in particular climate
BY SUE BOLTON On April 3, New Zealand Alliance party leader and deputy prime minister Jim Anderton announced that he and Alliance deputy leader Sandra Lee would not stand under the Alliance banner in New Zealand's national elections, due in
BY TIM GOODEN GEELONG — After travelling to Melbourne M1 protests in 2001, this year unionists and progressive activists here will be protesting closer to home on May 1. Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Victorian secretary Craig Johnston
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — Two thousand people, many of them carrying candles and Palestinian flags, marched through the city centre as part of an Asia-Pacific regional day of action for Palestine on April 19. Simultaneous protests were held in
BY ROHAN PEARCE Demonstrating the total bankruptcy of the so-called “leaders” of the Arab world, the secretary-general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, gave an interview to Insight Magazine on April 17 which bears more than a passing
BY LARRY DOUGLAS On April 8, Ray Krone, became the 100th person in the United States since 1973 to be released for a crime that put him on death row. Krone, 45, was convicted for the 1991 stabbing death of 36-year-old Arizona bartender, Kim


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