Larry Hales, Denver Two hundred and thirty students, activists and workers took to the street on October 9 to peacefully protest the celebration of Columbus Day and the portrayal of the man behind the genocide of Native American peoples as a hero
In a defiant show of Black unity, members of the rival Black Power and Mongrel Mob gangs walked side by side in a hikoi (march) on October 16, called to protest a government bill that will remove Maori rights over the seabed and foreshore. According
More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establish a military base. Now the government's dirty tricks are being challenged in court. John Pilger comments on the outrage. In spite of its late hour,
Nick Everett, Canberra On October 22, customs workers covered by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) held a national strike to demand better pay and staffing conditions. The strike interrupted customs operations at international airports,
Doug Lorimer The October 16 Boston Globe reported that about half of the US$5 billion in Iraq reconstruction funds disbursed by the US occupation authority in the first half of this year cannot be accounted for, according to an audit commissioned
James Balowski, Jakarta On October 20, former general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono — popularly known as SBY — and business tycoon Jusuf Kalla were sworn in as Indonesia's first directly elected president and vice-president. The Yudhoyono-Kalla
John MacLeanBy Nan MiltonClydeside Press, Dublin, 2002£6 (Pb), Available from <http://www.socialistproductions.org>. REVIEW BY ALEX MILLER The John MacLean Society and Clydeside Press have done the socialist movement a great
A poll conducted by Knowledge Networks between September 3 and October 18 has found a startling level of ignorance about world affairs and President George Bush's position on them, among his supporters. A large majority of self-identified Bush
Steve Earle Hits Hard REVIEW BY BILL NEVINS The Revolution Starts . . . Now!Steve Earle Artemis RecordsAvailable from <http://www.artemisrecords.org> or most CD stores Steve Earle doesn't pull punches. With a rebel red star
As it Happened: Cuban Missile Crisis Declassified — Compiles historic images and eyewitness accounts from the United States, Russia, Cuba, Germany and the Vatican. SBS, Saturday, October 30, 7.30pm. Unprecedented: How Bush won Florida —
Steve Marks, Harare The posters had started appearing at the usual places a few days before. In bold red and black they read, "Morgan Tsvangirai: on trial for our country .. High Court 10 am Friday October 15". By the morning of the judgment the
Zoe Kenny, Melbourne October 19, 40 people attended a public forum at the Victorian Trades Hall organised by the Refugee Action Collective (RAC) to discuss perspectives for the refugee-rights movement after the re-election of the Coalition
The Terror StateAnti-FlagFat Wreck ChordsUS$10 from . Review by James Vassilopoulos Punks across the USA are debating, organising, building websites, thrashing and rocking against Bush. Bands that are part of this movement include NOFX, Green
Sarah Stephen On November 16, Lorna Bennie, Lyn Rafferty and Judy Gaskin will be among half a dozen people from the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group hopping onto a minibus to go to Canberra to protest against the Howard government's refugee
France's state-un Electricity Firm has announced the construction of a new nuclear power station on the coast of Normandy. Nuclear power accounts for 80% of the country's electricity.From Green Left Weekly, October 27, 2004. Visit the Green Left
Murri community leader and Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Sam Watson has issued a call to action for the November 16 convergence on federal parliament in Canberra to say "Stop, Howard!" [see page 7.] Green Left Weekly's Marce Cameron spoke to


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