Evatt Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2003
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On the eve of war
If the security council buckles, the UN will die, predicts Tariq Ali.
We're all anti-Bushies now, suggests Immanuel Wallerstein.
Nelson Mandela thinks the US doesn't care for human beings.
Peace marched as globalisation-from-below, observes Bruce Childs.
Howard's conviction sends democracy overboard, notes Ghassan Hage.
Naomi Klein discusses civil disobedience.
Powell made no case for war, explains Phyllis Bennis.
Fay Gervasoni sums up the UK-plagiarised 'intelligence' incident.
Give Tone Blair a break, pleads Linda Heard.
Let's win without war, say Emmylou Harris, Lou Reed & 64 more.
Water's being rapidly privatised, reports Center for Public Integrity.
Appoint an inquiry into SA's power industry, argues John Spoehr.
Shock: The World Bank backs trade unions!
Official: unions lift workers & economies. Martin Lawrence reports.
Meanwhile, a beautiful gift to the earth
Uncovered: an El Dorado of orchids in the Andes. Fred Pearce reports.
The passing of the master historian
Martin Kettle appreciates the life of Christopher Hill.
The 20th anniversary of the Hawke government
You've read the press: a major study is imminent, reveals Tony Moore.
The first casualty
President's perspective, by Bruce Childs.
War, lies and the fourth estate
Chris Masters investigates journalism's murder mystery.
Richard Ackland discusses Phillip Knightley and journalism.
John Pilger introduces the new edition of Philip Knightley's classic.
Phillip Knightley assesses the state of his craft.
Memo to the media, from William Greider, Gore Vidal & other US writers.
Thank you very much and good luck
Take in a wider perspective. We publish the chapter on globalisation and the media by Terry Flew & Stuart Cunningham from our book,
Globalisation: Australian Impacts.
The first casualty: Your essential guide
The new edition of Phillip Knightley's classic study of war correspondents is now available for purchase from the Evatt Foundation.This is the best media reference for following the reporting of thepending war, and we understand that it is not currently available elswhere in Australia. Other titles by Phillip Knightley and Chris Masters are also now available for ordering from the Foundation.
Discounts for Evatt members.
How to protest against the war
Check out the Workplace actions for peace & other plans around Sydney, regional and country NSW, plus the early advice on emergency action when war breaks out.
War without end? The US left responds
Two thousand socialist scholars, radical democrats, union activists, political reformers, hopeful revolutionaries - and people who are simply fed up - will gather for the the 21st annual Socialist Scholars Conference in New York this weekend.
Axis of hope forum
The axis of hope forum is hosting a talk from William Blum, author of RogueState: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, with Maree O'Halloran and former Evatt Foundation President, Tom Uren, on 24 March at the University of Technology Sydney.
You are invited to a lecture by Matthew Taylor, Director, Institute for Public Policy Research, on "Public participation in the political process: Combatting apathy - lessons from the UK". It's at 6pm at NSW Parliament House on 27 March.
The Australian Society of Authors presents the 2003 Colin Simpson Lecture, featuring David Marr talking on "The Role of the Writer in John Howard's Australia". The event is free and upstairs at the Redfern Town Hall, 11am to 12.30 pm, 29 March. All welcome.
More please, writes Jackie Trad (Evatt replies).
Australia's walk against the war
Real Australians march, writes Barrie Collins.
Keep informing on the drive to war, writes Richard Maguire.
Is it oil or terrorism, writes Emily Walker (Evatt replies).
How protestors can meet up, writes Troy Greensill.
Powell's dubious case for war
Revealed: Iraq's link with al-Qaeda, writes Mohammad Gill.
Re the Evatt website
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