BY NYNKU TJILARI BAXTER, South Australia — Ali wants to study calculus and become a computer programmer. But he spends so much time writing articles and letters to newspapers that his friends and family think he has a future in political
BY IAN JAMIESON FREMANTLE — After nine months of national and local negotiations, wharfies employed at P&O Ports are being forced by maritime union officials to accept an enterprise bargaining agreement for the next two-and-a-half years,
BY ALISON DELLIT "This is a crucial time for all feminists to take a stand. Now more than ever we need to come out against this most unjust and cruel war, which poses the biggest threat to peace and security for communities across the Earth... War
BY NICK SOUDAKOFF The Philippines government, in alliance with Washington, is using the "war on terror" as cover for a full-scale assault on the revolutionary left. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks in the US, Manila announced its backing for
Clare Valley marches against war BY SANDY WHELEN CLARE, South Australia — On February 8, about 150 concerned citizens marched down the main street of this town, protesting against the possibility of a war on Iraq. Singing and chanting, the
BY VANNESSA HEARMAN MELBOURNE — Ten-thousand building workers marched from Trades Hall to the Melbourne Magistrates Court on February 6 in support of Martin Kingham, Victorian state secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
US President George Bush's plans to invade Iraq have nothing to do eliminating "weapons of mass destruction", preventing terrorism or ending human rights abuses. An attack on Iraq will be the first phase of a pre-existing strategy to increase US
BY LYNNETTE LITTLE PORT AUGUSTA — Port Augusta is known as the "crossroads of the outback"; a town of 17,000 people, located where highways join from the north, with many travelling south from Alice Springs and west from Perth. Like other towns
BY LINDA WALDRON MELBOURNE — The Gellibrand Socialist Alliance branch decided on February 5 to contest the March 15 Maribyrnong and Brimbank council elections. The Socialist Alliance promises a “working council for working people”. The
The Algebra of Infinite JusticeBy Arundhati Roy Flamingo, 2002305 pages, $21.95 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON "How many dead Iraqis will it take to make the world a better place?", asks a waspishly angry Arundhati Roy in The Algebra of Infinite
BY TIM STEWART If ever there was a reality check needed amidst the noise and dust whipped up by the US war machine, this simple photograph exhibition about Iraq is it. No satellite photos and no fuzzy phone intercepts, just mountains of evidence
BY ALEX MILNE MELBOURNE — On February 4, librarians employed at the State Library of Victoria, staged a one-day strike in support of their demand for a 6% pay rise and worker representation on the SLV board. SLV librarians are among the lowest
BY MICHAEL KARADJIS HANOI — The United States Department of Commerce (DoC) ruled on January 24 that Vietnam is "dumping" catfish on the US market. The ruling was based on a decision made by the commerce department last November that Vietnam is
BY JOHN GAUCI SYDNEY — Anger in the northern suburbs is rising against the federal government's support for a US war on Iraq. Anti-war film screenings and protest meetings are attracting large crowds. On January 22, a Chatswood screening of
Depriving the Yorta Yorta of land BY EMMA MURPHY On December 12, the legal system once again failed the Indigenous peoples of Australia. Since the High Court dismissed the Yorta Yorta people's appeal against a Federal Court decision that they no
BY MARY MERKENICH MELBOURNE — Opponents of the Howard government's policy of mandatory detention of "illegal" refugees are planning to converge on the Baxter detention centre outside Port augusta over the Easter weekend, April 18-21. Baxter is


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