BY SARAH STEPHEN SYDNEY — “Student protest hijacked by hatred”, Sydney’s tabloid rag the Daily Telegraph declared, the day after the March 26 10,000-strong student anti-war protest. The newspaper argued that the rally was “ambushed” by a
Wilfred Owen: A New BiographyBy Dominic HibberdWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002424 pages, $59.95 (hb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON Death snatched 10 million lives in World War I but it reserved a cruel teasing for those who survived a long, five-year war
BY DOUG LORIMER CANBERRA — The head of the Palestinian Authority delegation to Australia, Ali Kazak, issued a statement on April 6 criticising Australian and other Western media for their uncritical reporting and interviewing of Australian,
The role of women in the military has been brought to the fore again, as a torrent of sexist nonsense has emerged following the capture of women soldiers by Iraqi forces. According to the March 27 New York Times, Elaine Donnelly, president of the
In two separate incidents in late March, dozens of civilians in Iraq were killed by what eyewitness survivors say were US airstrikes. US officials, however, offered a range of denials and evasions about what may have caused the explosions. Despite
BY DAVID BACON SACRAMENTO — In 1968, bombs dropped over Vietnam exploded in US cities. Poverty and inequality combined with war to set cities alight. Today, young people's shrinking possibilities for a future other than military service after
BY KATHERINE BRADSTREET The national anti-war student network Books Not Bombs (BNB) will be holding conferences in every state over the Easter weekend to plan its coming activities and campaigns. "While CNN tells us that Iraq has been
BY TAMARA PEARSON A successful two-day general strike on March 18-19 gave the opposition Movement for Democratic Change a large boost to win the March 29-30 Highfield by-election. The by-election was called following the expulsion from the MDC of
The Children of the Gulf War, an exhibition of photographs depicting the effects of depleted uranium on the children of the Iraq, is showing at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) until April 24. The exhibition consists of 58
BY NORM DIXON The international journalists' rights group Reporters Without Borders on April 8 called on US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld to provide evidence that the offices of the pan-Arab TV station al Jazeera and the Palestine Hotel in
BY BEN COLLINS MELBOURNE — About 1000 trade unionists met on April 9 to protest against the findings of the royal commission into the building industry and to plan the next steps in the campaign to defend unions from federal government attacks.
BY DOUG LORIMER “Already, the international battle for Iraq's oil resources is taking shape, as the rhetoric over who will administer post-war Iraq intensifies”, the US Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported on April 8.