I was thinking that I wasn't as up as I should be with core Australian values. Here we have folk in the know like that Costello bloke going on about them , when I myself are a bit in the dark in that department. How so? I guess I'm taking a lot
Stuart Munckton On August 22, well-known US televangelist Pat Robertson made headlines around the world when he called for the assassination of left-wing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Speaking to an estimated 1 million viewers on his nationally
On September 4, 1970, the Australian government, acting on the advice of ASIO, denied an entry visa to Dick Gregory, a famous African-American comedian and social activist who was outspoken in his opposition to the US war in Vietnam. Gregory went on
Alex Miller The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) has condemned Scotland's most senior church leader for inflammatory remarks against the country's Muslims. The Reverend David Lacy, who is the moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of
Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful PillBy Philip Nitschke & Fiona StewartPenguin Books, 2005354 pages, $32.95 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON "May I wish Mr Kevin Andrews a long and excruciatingly painful life" was
Cindy Sheehan, Crawford, Texas The media are wrong. The people who have come out to Camp Casey to help coordinate the press and events with me are not putting words in my mouth, they are taking words out of my mouth. I have been known for sometime
Tim O'Connor As little as $125 million of the pledged $1 billion in funds pledged by the Australian government for tsunami relief is going to the tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh according to the World Bank. Joe Lietman, manager of the World Bank
Graham Matthews, Sydney Prominent Stop the War Coalition activist Pip Hinman has been pre-selected as the Socialist Alliance candidate for the Marrickville by-election on September 17. Hinman, a Newtown resident and parent, will be campaigning
Sue Bolton, Melbourne At its August 24 executive meeting, the Australian Council of Trade Unions decided to postpone the planned national day of action against the federal government's anti-union laws to November 15. The ACTU's rationale for
Refugee-rights activists rallied and marched in cities around the country on August 26-28, to mark the anniversary of the Tampa crisis in 2001. In Melbourne, Chris Peterson reports, around 500 people rallied at the State Library on August 26, and
Helen Masterman-Smith, Adelaide Political heavyweights from six of the world's leading coal industry nations will meet in Adelaide in November. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Australia's foreign minister Alexander Downer, and high level
Two comrades in my Socialist Alliance branch are heading to New Zealand in December to "get married". One is New Zealand born and the other Australian born. These comrades have no option but to go to New Zealand if they want their relationship to
The photograph accompanying the article "The demise of university education" in GLW #639 was taken by Johanna Trainor. From Green Left Weekly, August 31, 2005. Visit the Green Left Weekly home page.
Students protest VSU, Labor backflip Zoe Kenny & Chris Peterson Across Australia on August 25, around 2000 students took part in a national day of action against the federal government's "voluntary student unionism" (VSU), the second major
A rally on August 24, organised by the Macquarie University Students Against Racism Coalition, was attended by 100 students and staff angered by racist comments made to the media in July by Macquarie University academic Andrew Fraser. Speakers at the
Having spoken for over two hours on the significance of the Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution earlier that day, President Hugo Chavez spoke to special discussion session on August 13 attended by a representative from each of the delegations at the


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