Kim Bullimore, West Bank Seven days after the Israeli military campaign in the northern Gaza region began on September 28, 100 Palestinians — one third of them under the age of 15 — have been killed, while more than 300 civilians, including
Speaking clearly I "I understand that the enemy could misread what I say. That's why I try to be as clearly I can." — Emperor George Bush II, September 23. Speaking clearly II "Our strategy is to help the Iraqis help themselves. It's
Eva Cheng From his September 12 election to the Legislative Council, pro-worker activist "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-Hung fought to modify the oath of allegiance he had to give on October 6 in order to take up the seat. Leung, who is one of 30 popularly
Federico Fuentes In the wake of the devastation wreaked by tropical storm Jeanne, Haitians have had to deal with armed looters attacking food depots containing international aid. In the flood-hit city of Gonaives, armed gangs, who earlier this year
Alison Dellit The Socialist Alliance is likely to receive more than 12,000 votes across the 26 lower house seats it stood in, with slightly less votes in the Senate. It was the first time the alliance contested a federal election campaign with its
The following is an abridged version of a speech by jailed unionist Craig Johnston's lawyer Rob Stary to a public meeting in Melbourne on September 23. Johnston was formerly the Victorian secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Jenny Francis, Kabul "As a matter of fact, it doesn't bother me. If Afghans have two registration cards and if they would like to vote twice, well, welcome. This is an exercise in democracy. Let them exercise it twice." These were comments from
Sarah Stephen While Iraqis are dying from bombs and bullets as a result of Washington's continuing war against their country, the Australian government is refusing to issue visas and telling Iraqi refugees to return home. There are 4325 Iraqi
On October 10, the Greens were celebrating Christine Milne's Senate victory in Tasmania and were confident that they would win further Senate seats. According to Greens Senator Kerry Nettle, "It's particularly encouraging that in an election which
Sarah Stephen A peaceful protest by 15 Sri Lankan asylum seekers detained in the Baxter detention centre entered its 21st day on October 6, when one of the protesters, Sarath Amarasinghe, told Green Left Weekly that they were demanding a "positive
Doug Lorimer One day after sending 3000 US troops into the rebel city of Samarra in the early hours of October 1, General John Batiste, commander of the US Army's 1st Infantry Division, announced that US troops had "taken control" of the rebel
MUA veterans back Johnston WOLLONGONG — We members of the Maritime Union of Australia Veterans Association, Southern Branch (Port Kembla) wish to offer our total support in the campaign to release [former Victorian secretary of the Australian
Boris Kagarlitsky, Moscow The number of dead and wounded in the Beslan tragedy was stunning, but so were the authorities' lies. They minimised the number of hostages and casualties. They said there were Arabs and "one black" among the terrorists.
Against HumanityA film by Waratah Rosemary Gillespie REVIEWED BY JOHN GAUCI Against Humanity is a short, heart-wrenching video documentary made by Australian human shield in Baghdad, Waratah Rosemary Gillespie. The film explodes the myth of
Chris Slee Fears are growing that a renewed war could break out between Sri Lankan government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The Tamil guerrillas have complained to Scandinavian peace monitors that government soldiers have
Tim Vollmer The community campaign is growing against James Hardie, a multinational company that has taken unethical and illegal corporate behaviour to new lows. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has been at the


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