BY PAUL D'AMATO CHICAGO — Many liberals who may have voiced criticism of US foreign policy in the past have enthusiastically signed on to Washington's war in Afghanistan. The Nation magazine recently came out in favour of "an all-out but
BY LINDA A. MALONE The concept of universal jurisdiction in international law is undergoing a historic test in Belgium. On November 28, a Belgian court will decide whether Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon can be tried for his alleged role in the
SAN FRANCISCO — A new stage of world politics began October 7 with the US bombing of Afghanistan. President George Bush's war on terrorism will not be limited to Afghanistan but will be a permanent war to eradicate all individuals, groups and
BY JOHN SEED Early in the morning of October 11, dozens of women — many accompanied by their children — arrived in the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve and began peacefully blockading construction machinery belonging to the company Techint,
BY KERRYN WILLIAMS CANBERRA — "It's the function of groups like the Socialist Alliance ... to remind us of what is needed for courage and intelligence in political life. Not to run with the pack, but to ask the questions about where the world is
Peace vigil gathers support MELBOURNE — Peace activists have set up a permanent vigil on the lawns outside the State Library, in the heart of the central business district, to provide a continuous forum for the growing opposition to the
BY EDWARD HERMAN During the Cold War the United States supported a string of terror states, from the immediate post-World War II backing given Thailand dictator Phibun Songkhram, "the first pro-Axis dictator to regain power after the war", to its
and ain't i a woman?: The Body Shop fakes it Sexist advertising really makes me want to pick up a spray can. Sexist advertising by a company that promotes itself as progressive and urges customers to "achieve self esteem" and "protect human
BY SARAH STEPHEN This federal election reeks of a punitive, vicious and even racist campaign against refugees — but there is at least one breath of fresh air. While scarcely able to match the anti-refugee noise of Liberal and Labor, the Socialist
BY KATHY NEWNAM Prime Minister John Howard has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail in the last few weeks scaremongering about the supposed "terrorist threat" in Australia. What hypocrisy! Howard and his mates in government are this country's
BY ALLEN JENNINGS MELBOURNE — Latin American solidarity activists have agreed to establish a Colombian Solidarity Collective after hearing first-hand tales about the impact of the US-imposed Plan Colombia by two visiting human rights advocates.
BY MAX LANE JAKARTA — The most right-wing elements among politically organised Islam have sought to use the US "war on terrorism" to seize the political initiative in the world's most populous Muslim nation. At the same time, Megawati