My name is truth; but you may know me as justice, honour or even common sense. @poetry = I don't know your individual names — there are just too many of you to remember. @poetry = You didn't listen when I told you they had decimated the
NAISDA Dreaming — Follows a group of young Indigenous dance students as their classroom is moved from urban studios to the bush and red earth of a remote homeland in northeast Arnhem Land. ABC, Sunday, November 16, 1.30pm. Haditha: The Rules of
Two-and-a-half million people marched through the streets of Rome on October 25 in opposition to the policies and corruption of the right-wing government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
While celebrations over Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential elections dominated US streets, gay rights supporters rallied against the banning of same-sex marriage in California.
Despite Western media and politicians having largely ignored a decade of genocidal warfare that has cost 6 million lives, the recent upsurge in fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has drawn not only media attention, but visits to the region by the British and French foreign ministers and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
People all over the world have waited for the end of the hated far-right-wing administration of US President George Bush and his Vice-President Dick Cheney. However, what will an Obama presidency bring with it? US Socialist Worker held a round table with a range of activists and left-wing authors on this topic. Below are some heavily abridged excerpts of some contributions. All contributions, in full, can be found at .
The Kyoto Protocol’s “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM), which was supposed to reduce emissions, is subsidising the fossil-fuel industry.
The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle the day after the historic November 4 presidential election provided this image: a full page color photo of Barack Obama with the quote, “Change has come to America”.
Machinists, represented by the Industrial Association of Machinists (IAM), at Boeing plants in the US voted on November 1 to end a 57-day strike and accept a new contract offer.
The article below has been translated by Federico Fuentes for Green Left Weekly from the November edition of Latin America-wide publication America XXI, and is reprinted with permission.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez released a statement congratulating US president-elect Barack Obama, declaring that, “We are convinced that the time has come to establish new relations between our two countries and in our region, based on the principles of respect for sovereignty, equality and true co-operation”, according to a November 6 Ultimas Noticias article.
“Now Or Never”
By Tim Flannery
Quarterly Essay, Issue 31
Black Inc, 2008
Gone for a Song: A Death in Custody on Palm Island
By Jeff Waters
ABC Books, 2008
246pages, $24.95
Globally, the campaign for serious action on climate change has been forced to confront the question of how to relate to the workforce in environmentally destructive industries.
The article below is abridged from a November 4 statement released by the Saharawi Journalists’ and Writers’ Union (UPES). For more information, visit .


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