In This WorldDirected by Michael WinterbottomWith Jamal Udin, Torabi Enayatullah and Imran ParachaScreening nationally at Dendy cinemas REVIEW BY TIM STEWART In these times, when rich-country governments lock out or lock up refugees, In This
BY TONY ILTIS MELBOURNE — On November 22, a noon protest rally will be held in the Footscray Mall to protest against police racism and violence against Muslim youth in the city's western suburbs. The protest is being organised by the Western
Bush in Babylon: the Recolonisation of IraqBy Tariq AliVerso 2003214 pages, $25 REVIEW BY NICK FREDMAN "I see a horizon lit with bloodAnd many a starless night.A generation comes and another goesAnd the fire keeps burning." — Iraqi poet al
BY JESS MELVIN MELBOURNE — "Redevelopment" has gone off the rails at Melbourne Central train station. As part of the "new evolving Melbourne Central", rail commuters have been diverted from their usual direct exit point to Swanston Street, which
BY JOHN CATALINOTTO Tens of thousands of employed and unemployed workers marched through downtown Berlin on November 1 to protest the German governments' plans to cut pensions, unemployment insurance payments and other social services, contained in
BY MARCUS GREVILLE LONDON — The Stop the War Coalition (STWC) is hoping for a turnout of more than 100,000 people for the November 19-21 demonstrations against the state visit of US President George Bush to London and in opposition to the US and
BY LIZ BRANIGAN Many progressives and moderates support the principle that parents should share care of children. In an ideal world: where flexible working hours were common; where women's wages were on a par with men's; where men devoted as much
BY SHUA GARFIELD HOBART — "Contrary to yet another commitment" is how Phillip Baker, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union's Tasmanian branch secretary, described plans by Labor Premier Jim Bacon's government to privatise software company
BY ALISON DELLIT These are turbulent times. We are living in a state of permanent war, enforced by the world's ruling corporate elite. Driving the military offensive — by the world's most terrible and expensive war machine — is an economic war
BY DALE MILLS The November 11 decision by the US Supreme Court to hear a legal challenge to the detention of some of the prisoners in Washington's off-shore Camp-X prison has set the stage for a showdown between the courts and the US
BY ELIZABETH SCHULTE The Toledo Blade newspaper ran a four-part investigative series, beginning October 22, in which journalists Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss exposed terrible war crimes committed during the Vietnam War by an elite US Army platoon
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS MELBOURNE — "It's this period that gives me the greatest satisfaction", Socialist member of the scottish parliament (MSP) Colin Fox told the Socialist Alliance Victorian conference, titled Resisting the Empire, on November 15.
BY NORM DIXON Australia's big-business media — in particular Rupert Murdoch's stable of daily newspapers — continue to deliver a barrage of increasingly sensational "revelations" about Willie Brigitte, the French citizen deported from Australia
BY MICHAEL HODSON MILIKAPITI, Melville Island — On November 4, a small boat approached through the waters of Snake Bay on Melville Island. Tiwi people knew it wasn't from around there, because it didn't use the main channel in the bay, but
BY CHRIS PICKERING WOLLONGONG — On November 13, NSW Public Service Association (PSA) delegates reluctantly accepted the recommendation of their union officials to lift a range of work bans. The decision followed a NSW Industrial Relations
BY SARAH STEPHEN John Howard's government has been caught lying once again about asylum seekers. On November 12, the government's people-smuggling task force was forced to admit that, contrary to explicit claims by government ministers, 14 Kurdish


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