Jenny Long, Sydney
As Sydney enters its third week of massive disruption to commuter rail services — with up to 121 daily commuter services having been cancelled — some astonishing facts have been emerging from this remarkable dispute.
One is

David Glanz
The unambiguously good news from the January 16-21 World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, is that the global movement against capitalist globalisation is not just alive and well, but extending deeper into civil society.
The immediate

The electoral fortunes of the ALP seem to have turned around since its national conference.
Recent polls have the two major parties level, and the Liberals behind on a two-party preferred basis.
The intelligence justifying the Iraq war is being

The February 12 announcement by Prime Minister John Howard that a Coalition party room meeting had approved a reduction in federal parliamentarians' superannuation to 9% (from 69.1%) would have gladdened most hearts.
Howard was pleased because he

The United States has continued to remind the world that it will be handing over power to the Iraqis after June 30, 2004. The US Coalition Provisional Authority will hand over power to some form of Iraqi government from this date. What form

Chris Latham, Perth
Metropolitan train drivers voted on February 13 to strike as part of their campaign for a new enterprise agreement. The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) later that day ordered the workers to return to work. However, most

Rihab Charida, Sydney
Channel 31, Sydney's public access community television station, may be forced off the air if its broadcasting license is not renewed.
Community Television Sydney (CTS) Channel 31 has been broadcasting for more than 10

Peter Robson
On December 4, the Senate passed federal education minister Brendan Nelson's legislative package of "reforms" to higher education. The Nelson legislation is the most regressive changes to the education system since the abolition of

Far from HeavenWritten and directed by Todd HaynesWith Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis HaysbertWarner Home Video
For anybody growing up in an affluent small town or suburbia during the 1950s, Far from Heaven will

France's macho internal security minister, Nicholas Sarkozy, is currently braying that his government's re-criminalisation of soliciting last year, has reduced the number of prostitutes on French streets by 40%. French law defines soliciting as


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