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Miranda Devine is usually the first to turn a ridiculous right-wing rant into a newspaper column.
In the two years that have passed since the Socialist Alliance’s fifth national conference, the Australian political terrain has shifted a lot.
Carrying the views of thousands of people who oppose the construction of a dam on Queensland’s Mary River, Steve Posselt will kayak from Brisbane to the Sydney office of federal environment minister Peter Garrett to deliver their petitions.
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Der Krieg [War]
An exhibition of Otto Dix’s anti-war prints
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Until October 26
“It is important that this book is being released at this time. It allows us to better understand the reality of the Venezuelan revolution”, Nelson Davila, Venezuelan Charge d’affaires, told a meeting in Wollongong on October 4. Davila was launching Voices from Venezuela: Behind the Bolivarian Revolution, a new book by Green Left Weekly correspondents Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter.
Looking back on the political movements of the ’60s and ’70s is now a fairly well trodden path in the form of fiction, history and memoirs alike.
Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality
By Loretta Napoleoni
Allen & Unwin, 2008
292 pages, $29.95 (pb)
On October 10, 200 people attended “This is an emergency: an introduction to the real science of global warming”. The public forum was also the official launch of a new environmental organisation in Adelaide, the Climate Emergency Action Network (CLEAN).
Britain’s most senior military commander in Afghanistan, Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith, told the British media about the US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan that “We are not going to win this war”.
Many people are understandably frustrated when they try to make sense of the world financial crisis based on what they read in mainstream newspapers.
The Canterbury Bankstown Peace Group (CBPG) is organising a speak-out at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown, on October 18 to demand respect for human rights. Mamdouh Habib, a member of CBPG, is still fighting for the Rudd government to investigate the