BY TAFADZWA CHOTO HARARE — More than 600 teachers have been fired for striking for better pay, it was reported on October 15. The state-controlled Herald newspaper reported that 627 members of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ)
BY SARAH STEPHEN On February 4, 1998, doctors Victor Chan and Ho Peng Lee from the Nanyara abortion clinic were charged under Western Australia's criminal code with performing an abortion, and faced up to 14 years' jail. The shock move by WA
BY SIMON BUTLER [The following is an abridged version of a talk presented at a panel discussion on the Socialist Alliance at the 31st national conference of the socialist youth organisation Resistance, held in Melbourne, September 27-30. Simon
BY ROHAN PEARCE While the leaders of the top imperialist countries argue over attacking Iraq, Israel's war on the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories continues. A report by the Gaza-based Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, covering events
BY BRONWYN JENNINGS GEELONG — “Successive Australian governments had shameful policies towards refugees and now the Howard government is going to create more by throwing its support behind George Bush's war on Iraq”, Brigitte Ellery,
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BY ROBERT FISK LONDON — Each day now, someone says something even more incredible — even more unimaginable — about President George Bush's obsession with war. On October 7, Bush himself told an audience in Cincinnati about "nuclear
BY JOHN PILGER LONDON — Edward Said once asked who, if not the writer, will "defeat the imposed silence and normalised quiet of power". Ghada Karmi is such a writer. Her book In Search of Fatima: a Palestinian story, to be published this month
BY JIM McILROY BRISBANE — Trade unions need to more actively support refugees' rights and expose their members to the truth about the plight of asylum seekers and the evils of Australia's refugee detention centres. This was the theme of a
Palestine forum BRISBANE — "For a day, the Palestinians felt that the whole world had not forgotten them", Eric Storlie, a peace activist recently returned from the Israeli-occupied West Bank, told a forum and video night at the Resistance
[The following letter was sent by DAVID GLANZ, on behalf of the national executive of the International Socialist Organisation, to the national executive of the Democratic Socialist Party on September 29.] The ISO's national executive and national
GLASGOW — An opinion poll, commissioned by the Glasgow Herald has revealed that support for the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) is running at 9%. Support for the party has continued to grow steadily since scoring 2% of the vote in the 1999 election