Shellie Morris performing at the annual Rage Against Racism benefit gig in Darwin. More than 200 people heard local bands and contributed much-needed funds for Green Left Weekly.
From Green Left Weekly, April 29, 2004.
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Rihab Charida & Nikolai Haddad
If the olive branch is the symbol of hope, then Israel's uprooting of hundreds of thousands of ancient olive trees from Palestinian land is a fitting metaphor for the current situation. With each passing day,

Doug Lorimer
"There have been 98 [US troop] deaths [in Iraq] by hostile fire so far this month, more than in the opening two weeks of the invasion, when 82 Americans were killed in action", the April 17 San Jose Mercury News reported, adding that

Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy WithinBy Jill and Jeff SparrowVulgar Press, Melbourne256 pages, $50
Monumental propaganda — this is what I have in mind ... In many prominent places, on suitable walls or on some special scaffolding there should be

Chris Latham, Perth
A herbicide used in the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange — widely used during the US war in Vietnam — was still being used in Australia as late as 1985.
A group of workers, employed by the Western Australian

Annette Auri, Willunga, South Australia
The Onkaparinga council recently approved a high-density suburban development right next to a treasured natural resource: The Aldinga Conservation Park.
The council own website admits: "Many native plant

@intro2 = In the March 27 NSW local government elections Byron Shire elected the state's first Greens mayor. Tom Flanagan interviewed mayor-elect Jan Barham for Green Left Weekly on April 17.
How long have you been on council and how did you get

Harvest of Death: Farmers' Suicides and Rural Starvation in the Shadow of GlobalisationBy V. Shankar and R. VidyasagarPublished by Indian Institute of Marxist Studies 200450 pages
Harvest of Death, a new pamphlet from the

The Australian government is continuing the disgraceful 30-year bipartisan foreign policy of utter disregard for the people of East Timor.
The second round of negotiations with the East Timorese government to settle the maritime boundary between

Rio Tinto protest: 'Human rights, not mining sites'
BRISBANE — Anti-nuclear, West Papuan and Indigenous rights advocates joined together on April 22 to picket corporate mining giant Rio Tinto's Australian annual general meeting at the


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