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Sarah Stephen It was with disgust and horror that many Australians watched news reports on December 30 of the Bakhtiyari family's overnight deportation. TV cameras captured glimpses of tearful children looking out the windows of their chartered
Sarah Stephen, Sydney One-hundred people gathered outside the Downing Centre Local Court on January 11 to protest charges laid against four refugee supporters who allegedly helped asylum seekers to escape from Australia. Charges against Mark
Stan Goff The following is an abridged version of a speech given on December 11 at a public meeting in New York City sponsored by Veterans for Peace and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO). It first appeared in the GI Special email bulletin. Goff is
Saul WilliamsSaul WilliamsFader LanbelUS$12Order from <http://www.saulwilliams.com>. REVIEW BY BILL NEVINS "This ain't hip hop no more. It's bigger than that", declares Saul Williams in an early cut on his latest, self-titled cd. The
Sarah Stephen Using the cover of the Christmas holiday season and the media focus on the tsunami disaster, the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) ordered the forcible deportation of one Sudanese and two
Immediately after the devastating tsunami hit Asia, Indonesian worker-farmer, human rights, information technology, journalists rights', anti-violence, environment and women's groups also set up depots to collect aid and began to organise for
Alison Dellit More than 200 people attended the 2005 Marxist Summer School held by the Democratic Socialist Perspective in Sydney on January 8-11. Participants discussed a wide range of topics relevant to Marxists today, from an analysis of the
John Catalinotto, New York Former CIA "asset" and current Iraqi "Premier" Iyad Allawi telephoned US President George Bush on January 3 to discuss problems about holding the January 30 national election in Iraq. The big question was whether the
Dave Riley The youth radicalisation that swept Australia in the late 1960s fostered a massive wave of hope and idealism. Many young people, keen to change a society that they found so wanting, identified with figures who gave their all to such a
Eric Ruder, Chicago After nearly two months of a savage US offensive, the people of Fallujah are returning to their city — to find heaps of rubble and whole neighbourhoods demolished. Operation Phantom Fury, as the US called its assault,
Nicole Hilder, Wollongong Residential developer Stockland Development was found guilty on December 16 of disregarding planning rules after dumping thousands of tonnes of landfill on top of a sacred Aboriginal site at Sandon Point in northern
GERMANY: New left party to be launched In a ballot conducted in the now 6000-strong Electoral Alternative Work and Social Justice in December, an overwhelming 96% voted to formally launch a new left party at an extraordinary congress on January