Leslie Cannold Recently, ABC TV's Compass program screened a documentary about abortion. The British filmmaker Julia Black is the daughter of the founder of Marie Stopes International. Heavily pregnant during the filming, Black sets out to revisit
Norm Dixon On August 30, United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan reported to the Security Council's 15 members that, despite a failure to meet "some of the core commitments it has made", the government of Sudan had made "some progress" in
Jenny Long, Sydney As part of its campaign against new job-threatening multi-year contracts to clean schools and other public buildings announced in June by the NSW Labor government, the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) announced
UNITED STATES: DOJ drops subpoena on ISP worker On September 1, the US Department of Justice abandoned an attempt to subpoena Nicholas Merrill, a worker at Calyx Internet Access, the internet service provider for New York City's Indymedia website,
David Zirin The modern Olympic games began in 1898 as a place for imperial rivals, in the process of carving up the world from Cuba to the Congo to the Philippines, to wave flags and use sports to whip up a nationalist frenzy. Since those times,
BRISBANE — The Brisbane Timor Leste Goodwill Coalition for Justice in the Timor Sea has launched "A Fair Go for Timor Leste" campaign, with plans to distribute a brochure over the period September 4-14 outlining the case for East Timor.
Fred Fuentes Mass protests are shaking Bolivia, forcing interim President Carlos Mesa to back down from his threat not to authorise any new bills until his hydrocarbon law was passed, unamended and without discussion. Mesa had claimed that the
The following statement was issued in response to the August 27 jailing of former Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Victorian secretary Craig Johnston. We, the undersigned Socialist Alliance candidates in Victoria for the upcoming federal
Simon Butler, Newcastle The mining division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has welcomed the August 9 conviction of the companies and individuals responsible for events that led to the tragic deaths of four coal
Jenny Long, Sydney At a September 2 meeting to set up a campaign to free jailed Victorian union militant Craig Johnston, around 25 activists made plans for a protest against the Victorian government, which successfully pushed for Johnston's
Doug Lorimer On August 30, rebel Shiite leader Moqtada al Sadr instructed his Mahdi Army militia to suspend attacks on US-led occupation troops and their puppet Iraqi security forces. The decision followed a three-week US-led assault on the Iraqi
US Greens In response to Tennessee reader Howard Switzer's complaints (Write On, GLW #596) about my comments on the US Greens in my article in "Democrats sabotage Nader-Camejo campaign" (GLW #595), the main point of my article was the fact that the
The August 27 Court of Appeal decision to jail militant unionist Craig Johnston is a sharp illustration of the class prejudices of Australia's legal system. While Johnston is locked up because of property damage sustained during an industrial
I, RobotDirected by Alex ProyasStarring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan TudykThe Stepford WivesDirected by Frank OzStarring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Christopher Walken REVIEW BY RJURIK DAVIDSON The
Bill Mason, Brisbane The Socialist Alliance candidate for the federal seat of Brisbane, Coral Wynter, has issued a challenge to National Party candidate Major Nick Withycombe to debate the Iraq war and truth in politics. The challenge follows
Silent StormSBSSeptember 9, 8.30pm REVIEW BY JIM GREEN Silent Storm tells the fascinating story of CSIRO scientist Hedley Marston and his battle to alert the Australian public about radioactive contamination from the British atomic tests carried


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