By Rev. Ted Kennedy The Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference Statement on the Distribution of Wealth in Australia has been nearly five years in the making. When it was begun, Rupert Murdoch was embracing Catholicism. Alan Bond was walking tall
By Steve Painter The South African government has got itself into deep trouble by failing to dismantle the apartheid system's death squads and other secret organisations of political destabilisation, says South African mineworkers' union leader
Indonesian military captures Fretilin leader By Vanessa Hearman Xanana Gusmau, the leader of the East Timorese liberation movement Fretilin, was arrested on November 21 by the Indonesian occupying forces. Fretilin has called on the Australian
APPM delivers ultimatum to workers By Dave Wright HOBART — An APPM internal company memo from their Tasmanian paper manager Ken Henderson described the Burnie mills performance in September as a "disaster". In it he says "we simply can not
By Peter Boyle MELBOURNE — Independent Senator Janet Powell described the November 21-22 conference of the New Zealand Alliance, which she attended as an observer, as "really magnificent" and an inspiration for people active on the progressive end
By Steve Painter SYDNEY — Ten mineworkers are sitting in underground at the NSW central coast colliery of Newvale in protest against plans by the state-run Pacific Power/Elcom to close the mine on January 31, with the loss of 114 jobs. The
Romper Stomper Reviewed by Nick Fredman Romper Stomper is a powerful, shocking, and flawed film. The story of the violent downfall of a group of Melbourne fascist skinheads, manages to be an apparently authentic portrayal of a subculture, while
Luka Bloom Enmore Theatre, Sydney, November 20 Reviewed by Bernie Brian This was Luka Bloom's first concert in Australia but judging by the audience response he already has many fans here. He has built his reputation on two acclaimed albums,
By Kjell Pettersson STOCKHOLM — The famous Swedish "model" is being torn down. Unemployment is close to 10%, up from less than 2% not long ago. Youth unemployment is over 15%. Mass sackings are expected in the public service sector. Trade
Sandra Lee, from Mana Motuhake, the Maori movement for self-determination, was elected deputy co-leader of the NZ Alliance at its inaugural Conference. She spoke to Green left Weekly's Kath Gelber. How would you describe the aims of Mana Motuhake?
Multiplex may withdraw from Swan Brewery development By Sarah Harris and Anthony Benbow PERTH — A loud and colourful protest by 50 people on the morning of November 17 at the Swan Brewery site showed that the struggle for the sacred site of the
Jeanette Fitzsimons, a long-term environmental and social justice activist, was elected deputy co-leader of the NZ Alliance at its inaugural conference in Auckland in November. She spoke to Green Left Weekly's Kath Gelber. Why did you get involved