On September 25, Professor EDWARD SAID died. The Electronic Intifada's ALI ABUNIMAH, ARJAN EL FASSED, LAURIE KING-IRANI and NIGEL PARRY pay tribute. Professor Said maintained his relentless engagement with people, culture, and politics all over the
BY JOHN PILGER At the British Labour Party conference following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Prime Minister Tony Blair said memorably: "To the Afghan people, we make this commitment. We will not walk away... If the Taliban regime changes, we
BY BUSTER SOUTHERLEY ALBUQUERQUE — More than 400 supporters of New Mexico teacher and Green Left Weekly writer Bill Nevins packed the prestigious KiMo Theater here on September 14 for a program of poetry and song titled, "Poetic Justice:
VPN and the 'Troops out' demand Reading James Vassilopoulos article "Canberrans organise against Bush" (Green Left Weekly #555), I was very surprised at Socialist Alternative member Rick Kuhn's justification not to adopt the demand "All troops out"
BY MIKE DAVIS LOS ANGELES — Voters in California are set to go to the polls on October 7. The two-part ballot will ask whether state governor Gray Davis should be removed. It will then ask voters to choose from among 135 candidates, including
BY BELINDA CRANSTON SYDNEY — A modest brick veneer building is tucked behind a prominent RSL club in Second Avenue, Blacktown, in Sydney's outer western suburbs. Inside, a dozen or so members of a Serbian Orthodox Church community stand while
BY RAUL BASSI On September 23, a meeting organised by the Canterbury-Bankstown Peace Group under the theme "Iraq and Palestine under occupation", launched a "Stop Bush!" campaign in the area. About 40 people came to hear the speakers from a range
BY ALISON THORNE Supporters of Freedom Socialist Party candidate for Position 5 in the Seattle City Council election, held on September 16, were jubilant when the result was announced. Candidate Linda Averill, a city bus driver and journalist with
SAN FRANCISCO, September 20 — Dolores Huerta, a co-founder of the United Farm Workers, walks at the head of the march which began the "Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride". Marchers are leaving from cities across the west coast of the US and
SHORT STORY BY MARY O'HARA Up until last Sat'dy arvo, I'd never thought of myself as a terrorist. I knew that terrorists were our greatest enemies. World leaders have left me in no doubt as to the seriousness of the threat posed by these vicious,


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