After such a long period of time in a vacuum, uncertain of how to respond to change caused by neoliberal economic policies, little by little, democracy movement activists have been able to wrest back the political podium.

Permaculture Diary & Calendar

$28 & $20

Order from Michelle Margolis at michele.margolis@gmail.com.

Off the coast of the Kimberley region in north-western Australia is the Browse Basin, home to migratory hump-back whales and pristine coral reefs, within close proximity to traditional Aboriginal land and — below the seabed — one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the country.

IN 1969, that Ulster gutter preacher

Ian Paisley


with his Yankee doctorate from Bob Jones U,



his dirty money salted away,


his imperial law

and his gunmen in the shadows


President-elect Barack Obama ran his campaign on the promise of bringing “change” to Washington.

Going to Extremes: Notes from a Divided Nation

By Barbara Ehrenreich

Granta, 2008

224 pages, $26.95

The November 27 terrorist assault on Mumbai’s five-star hotels was well planned, but did not require a great deal of logistic intelligence: all the targets were soft.

Blair Unbound

By Anthony Seldon (with Peter Snowdon & Daniel Collings)

Simon & Schuster, 2008

669 pages, Paperback $29.95

Thirsty Country: Options for Australia

By Asa Wahlquist

Jacana Books, 2008

216 pages, $27.95

On November 17, the Service Employees Industrial Union (SEIU) announced that it would be holding an advisory ballot of members in California to determine the future of the United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW-W), which with 150,000 members is the SEIU’s third largest local.


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