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BY PAUL BENEDEK
SYDNEY — "Sometimes the left spends more time fighting other socialists than fighting the establishment", Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) leader Alister Black told a May 29 public forum at the Gaelic Club, organised by the

Two web site-ranking organisations have now confirmed that Green Left Weekly's web site is the most popular Australian political site! The latest ranking is available on the web site of PCAuthority magazine:

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Rio Rancho High School (RRHS) teacher Bill Nevins' suspension and the linked free speech issues are mentioned in an article entitled "The Big Chill" by Alisa Solomon in the June 2 issue of The Nation.
A follow-up story

BY LINDA SEABORN
HOBART — Hobart's Dancing Man, Anthony Day, a popular dancer, artist and poet, has died in Melbourne. He was a well-loved character on the streets, often seen dancing, performing and bringing a smile to the face of passers-by.

BY CHRIS SLEE
MELBOURNE — Ghada Karmi, a Palestinian woman living in Britain and author of In Search of Fatima: a Palestinian Story, argued for Palestinians to return to the goal of creating a single, democratic secular state in historic

BY KAMALA EMANUEL
LAUNCESTON — A picket by 23 meatworkers, locked out by smallgoods manufacturer Blue Ribbon, has entered its ninth week. The workers, members of the Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union, are seeking reinstatement and

By JAMES BALOWSKI
JAKARTA — Amid mounting reports of civilian casualties and human rights violations by Indonesia's armed forces (TNI), the government is moving to suppress opposition to the so-called "restoration of security" operation in Aceh,

BY GRAHAM WILLIAMS & MATTHEW RICH
MELBOURNE — The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union currently has more than half a dozen workshops out on strike in Victoria, trying to win a pattern bargaining agreement through the state AMWU branch's

BY DALE MILLS
SYDNEY — For years, NSW has had one of the most backward gay age of consent laws in the Western world. That changed with the May 27 passage of the Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Bill through NSW parliament.
The bill reduces

BY PATRICK BOND
The June G8 meeting in Evian, France, may not, after all, feature the anticipated spoils-of-war squabbles between the warmongering coalition (US, UK and Italy) and their ephemeral opponents (Germany, France, Russia, Japan and

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