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Five Alice Springs men have been charged for the July 25 bashing of Aboriginal man Kwementyaye Ryder. The killing is part of a spate of racist violence that has plagued Alice Springs over recent months.
Capitalism: A Love StoryWritten, directed & produced by Michael MooreIn cinemas November 5
What do a Jewish congregation in the Alaskan town of Fairbanks, the Browniz coffee shop in the port city of Salalah, Oman and a Shanghai primary school have in common?
NEWCASTLE — Climate change campaigners have ridiculed the Australian Coal Association’s “cut emissions, not jobs” ad campaign, announcing their own campaign “to cut emissions, create jobs”.
Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular and influential 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died on September 16 after treatment for leukaemia. She was 72.
The 350.org campaign has already made an important impact worldwide. The recent spike in official 350.org actions — now well above 2000 — suggests the number of people who support stabilising atmospheric CO2 at under 350 parts per million (ppm) has grown phenomenally in the past few months.
Socialist Alliance members and supporters gathered outside Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's “community Cabinet meeting” at New Town High School in Hobart on October 13, protesting against the war in Afghanistan and calling for troops to be withdrawn.
SYDNEY— In the early hours of October 9, the Latin American Community Centre (Casa Latina), in the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville, burned to the ground. All contents were destroyed. NSW police are investigating the fire but are yet to determine a cause.
MELBOURNE — “The government wants the land because there’s uranium underneath it!” Aboriginal activist Robbie Thorpe told a vibrant October 16 rally protesting against the NT intervention. He was referring to the compulsory acquisition of Aboriginal land, one of the intervention’s policies. “Racism has reared its ugly red face.”
Abortion debate With regards to the article "Harassing us into submission" (GLW #810), what is interesting in this debate, or lack thereof, is that at no time is there dialogue on when life actually begins. This would then determine whether a
In a September 24 speech to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, economic historian Christina Romer, also chair of US President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, compared the policy responses of the Bush and Obama administrations of 2008-09 to those of the Hoover and Roosevelt US administrations of 1929-36.
Lewis Carroll once wrote about a fictitious map that was so topographically accurate, it was as large as the country it was mapping.
The Greens released a set of 22 amendments to the Rudd Labor government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) on October 12.
Wake up Australia. Do not trivialise the racist attitudes coming from various sectors of our society.
In early September, most abortions performed in Queensland health facilities came to a halt. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists had passed on a legal opinion to their members that said doctors were still at risk of prosecution while abortion remained in the criminal code.
Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health By Hans Baer & Merrill Singer Left Coast Press, 2009 240 pages, US$32.95 (pb)

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