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Frank Hardy: Politics, Literature, LifeBy Jenny HockingLothian Books, 2005310 pages, $39.95 (hb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON It took 40 police and the Tactical Response Group to arrest Frank Hardy in 1986 at a Writers-in-the-Park event at the Harold
Claims by left-leaning presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of massive fraud in the July 2 election have been rejected by Mexico's electoral court. The original results had Lopez Obrador losing by just 0.58% to right-wing candidate
Born Jewish: A Childhood in Occupied EuropeBy Marcel LiebmanVerso, 2005181 pages, $39.95 (hb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON The Belgian brothers, Marcel, Henri, Leon and Jean-Claude Liebman, sustained by "the patriotism of official ceremonies and school
We — video documentary featuring Arundhati RoyCreated & distributed on the internet anonymouslyDownload free at <http://www.weroy.org> or order a DVD for a small donationDVD version produced by Joe Alamo, New York REVIEW BY LACHLAN
Peter Boyle As this column is written, the tally of civilian casualties from the war on Iraq is estimated by Iraq Body Count (<http://www.iraqbodycount.net>) at between 41,041 and 45,613 — and rising fast. This is a war that the
Michaela Stubbs, Melbourne On August 30, anti-nuclear campaigners staged protest actions at the offices of engineering company Parsons Brinckerhoff as part of a national day of protest against the federal government's plan to set up a nuclear waste
Justine Kamprad, Geelong On August 28, the 13 workers employed by Williamstown Sheet Metal Pty Ltd, in the south-west Melbourne suburb of Laverton North, took their first ever industrial action. The workers voted unanimously to refuse the company's
VENEZUELA: Chavez calls for Israeli leaders to face trial On August 24, several thousand people gathered on the Calvary Steps in the Caracas suburb of El Silencio to hear speakers call for justice for the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples, and to
Widely respected Indigenous activist Sam Watson is contesting the Queensland state election on September 9 for the Socialist Alliance, standing against Premier Peter Beattie in the seat of Brisbane Central. Following are some of the statements of
MELBOURNE — A national anti-nuclear symposium will be held at the Victorian State Library on September 15 and at the Victorian Trades Hall Council the next day. It is being organised by the Beyond Nuclear Initiative, a collaborative project between
Federico Fuentes After facing his toughest challenge since his January 22 inauguration, President Evo Morales has seemingly come out the victor in a debate over the viability of the nationalisation of Bolivia's gas, but not without some bruising.
SYDNEY — Acting NSW prisons commissioner Ian McLean misled parliament when he claimed that the women prisoners of the Emu Plains minimum security prison initiated reductions to their visiting hours, Brett Collins of Justice Action claimed on
Aaron Benedek, Sydney Around 60 people attended a "What's the Future of the Block?" forum organised by the student union at Sydney University on August 29. The forum was addressed by Peter Valilis from the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) and Geoff
Sarah Stephen, Sydney Staff at the University of New South Wales face an unprecedented attack in the wake of vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer's pursuit of his vision for UNSW as one of the "top three" universities in Australia. Before the ink was even
It's official! Creation of Israel not part of 'freedom agenda' "You know, I've heard this theory about everything was just fine until we arrived, and kind of we're going to stir up the hornet's nest theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm
Voices I would like to truly congratulate Angela Budai and Vivienne Porzsolt from Jews Against the Occupation their letter (GLW #679). Quotes such as, "We place an equal value on Palestinian, Israeli and Lebanese lives and regard any loss of life as

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