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
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
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
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
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
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.
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


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