Orthodykes — Three Jewish ultra-orthodox women are trying to come to terms with their lesbian tendencies in a religious environment that bans them. SBS, Friday, September 2, 10pm. Message Stick: Wayne Atkinson — Stories presented from the
Capitalism and depression Jim Tran (Write On, GLW #639) correctly rebukes me for carelessly lumping lithium, used to treat manic-depression, in with anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft in my article on capitalism and health (GLW #637).
Dita Sari, president of the Indonesian People's Democratic Party (PRD), and a leader of the militant Indonesian National Front for Workers' Struggle (FNPBI) union federation, was a special guest speaker at the fourth Brisbane Social Forum on July
Truth and UntruthExhibition openingSeptember 2, 8pmRyrie St Gallery, 64 Ryrie St, GeelongPh (03) 5258 2906 Queenscliff artist Peter Forward's paintings explore the outcomes of rapid change in a volatile world. "Wars are being undertaken on our
Jim Green The good news is that we don't know for sure that exported Australian uranium has been used in nuclear weapons programs since the late 1940s. The bad news is that we don't know it hasn't. The regime designed to attempt to prevent
Garry Preston, Sydney A protest was held outside James Hardie's shareholders' meeting on August 19. I am a city-based Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) site delegate. Over the years, many of us construction workers have seen
Mike Byrne, Brisbane On August 16, federal cabinet endorsed the full privatisation of Telstra, despite 70% public opposition according to a recent Newspoll. At the time, Queensland National Party senator Barnaby Joyce was threatening to cross
Due to a sub-editing error, the article "Letty Scott drops charges" in GLW #639 mistakenly reported that "Douglas Scott was found hanging by a bed sheet in his prison cell in July 1985". It should have reported: "The prison officers claimed that
Rohan Pearce "War, what is it good for?", asked Edwin Starr in his 1970 hit single "War". The answer he gave was "absolutely nothin'!", a sentiment no doubt shared by most people. But for the owners of the euphemistically named "defence" industry,
Simon Butler, Newcastle The Newcastle City Council motion passed in late July to stop companies who force their employees onto Australia Workplace Agreements (AWAs) from receiving council contracts, has come under fire from local business groups,
Fraser Allison, Melbourne On August 19, young environmental activists led a different sort of demonstration against global warming. Juliana Qian and Lachlan Campbell-Type, with a small group of supporters, thanked commuters at train stations for
SYDNEY — A mock trial of David Hicks held in front of PM John Howard's office on August 26 was organised by the Canterbury Bankstown Peace Group and Justice for Hicks and Habib Campaign. An activist dressed in US military uniform was the
Lisa Macdonald The knifing of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mamdouh Habib near his home in Sydney in the early hours of August 23 was not a random attack. It was, along with the now frequent vandalising of mosques, abuse of veiled women in the
The battle for freedom over tyrannyIs the battle of remembering over forgetting. — Milan Kundera And yet there is another battle, but I'll save it for the endAs they write their lopsided histories of fiction'cause they get paid to show only one
David Llewellyn faced a barrage of criticism and no-confidence motions over his handling of the health portfolio when Tasmania’s parliament resumed on August 23.
Pip Hinman David Hicks has now spent almost four years in Guantanamo Bay, the US prison in Cuba. Along with the rest of the prisoners, he has been classed as an "enemy combatant" - legal mumbo jumbo that strips him of any prisoner-of-war rights