GLW issue 813, published 2009-10-14.

Climate change, poverty and 'natural' disasters

People in the Philippines are struggling to rebuild after Typhoon Ketsana caused widespread flooding and landslides.

Philippines: A call for grassroots flood aid

The flooding in the Philippines after Typhoon Ketsana has displaced hundreds of thousands. The left-wing Power of the Masses Party (PML) is calling for donations to help in relief work (see below for details).

Honduras: 'Nothing will be the same again'

What began as a coup aimed at deposing a millionaire landowner president, whose “crime” had been to gradually shift Honduras away from US control and implement mild pro-people reforms, has spurned on a mass resistance movement with the potential to revolutionise the country.

Venezuela: Peasants march against killings

Thousands of peasant rights’ activists marched in Guarico, Venezuela on Thursday to demand an end to impunity for the killings of 220 farmer organizers since the 2001 Land Reform Law was passed. The march was sparked by two recent attacks presumed to have been planned and paid for by large estate owners against well-known land reform activists.


Steaming along the tracks of revolution

When Artem Samsurov first came to Brisbane in 1911, the Russian exile noted that the poor did not eat horsemeat like they did in his native country and he wondered whether this did indeed make it true that Australia was a “working man’s paradise”? A diet that was no stranger, however, to rabbit, and bread and lard, suggested otherwise.

On the box

Transvestite Wives – It is estimated that over 250,000 British men dress in women's clothes. This documentary looks at three transvestite relationships through the eyes of their wives. SBS1, Friday, October 16, 10pm.

Moving images of Palestine

Palestinian Days film festivalSchonell theatre, Brisbane, October 16-18Visit or phone 0400 720 757.

Israel/America: A Rambling Poem

Every time I think of 9/11
I see burning flesh dripping off the bones of Iraqi children in Fallujah
Now Gaza
I tend to memorialize the forgotten
The collateral damage eclipsing our unpunished crimes

Green Left Weekly appoints poetry editor

Sara Moss has been writing, publishing and performing poetry for over 15 years. Her work has appeared in print and online journals and she has one published full-length collection.

NT walk-off: Indigenous community defies racist intervention

In early October, Green Left Weekly visited the Alyawarr people’s walk-off camp, three hours north-east of Alice Springs.

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