BY ARUN PRADHAN It is not difficult to understand the motives of people who want to break refugees out of the desert prison at Woomera — or any other refugee prison. But is it the way we'll force the government to abandon its racist
BY JOHN PILGER  LONDON — In May, the Glasgow University Media Group, distinguished for its pioneering media analysis, published a study on the reporting of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. It ought to be required reading in newsrooms
BY MICHELLE BREAR SUVA — Despite being declared free and fair by international observers, Fiji's 2001 general election was riddled with fraud and corruption. The most recent scandal to emerge involves the interim government spending up to F$30
BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS On June 18, Greek workers paralysed the country with a massive general strike against a government attempt to increase the age of retirement and reduce pensions. This militant action underscores the radicalisation that is
BY ROGER RONNIE More than 100,000 municipal workers across South Africa — members of the militant South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) — began a national strike on July 2. Tens of thousands have marched in demonstrations in major
BY ROWAN STEWART GEELONG — On June 28, 600 Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Electrical Trades Union and Australian Workers Union members and contractors from the joint Alcoa and Kaal aluminium smelter and rolling operations at Point
BY PIP HINMAN August 26 marks one year since the Coalition government refused to allow the Norwegian freighter MV Tampa to deliver those asylum seekers it had rescued to Christmas Island — it marks one year of the “Pacific Solution”.
Bradbury film In seeing David Bradbury's new documentary film Fond Memories of Cuba on opening night, I was thoroughly disappointed with its simplistic and muddled portrayal of Cuba from such a renowned left-wing filmmaker. To a less informed
BY DAVE McKAY WOOMERA — A 34-year-old Iranian nurse recovering in the Woomera town hospital from a near-fatal suicide attempt inside Woomera detention centre, has sent a message to well-wishers promising that she will continue to seek ways
BY CRISTINA SACCO WOLLONGONG — Following an explosion at the Port Kembla Copper smelter (PKC) on June 8, the Wollongong City Council has asked PKC to stay closed until an independent safety investigation has been carried out. NSW planning


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