Three times in recent months, a Honduran woman named Alma went to US officials at the border between Reynosa, Mexico and Hidalgo, Texas, to ask for asylum for herself and her three children. She had fled Honduras because her other child had been killed by gang members, and she brought documentation to prove it.

But three times she was told by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that she would have to wait in Mexico. In February, the family was kidnapped.

After weeks of arm-twisting reluctant members and backroom negotiations, House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the much-maligned, "astonishingly evil" American Healthcare Act (AHCA), known as Trumpcare.

But The Dead Are Many
By Frank Hardy
University of Queensland Press. 293 pp., $16.95
Reviewed by Dave Riley

The image of communism promoted during the Cold War years was that of the great purges. Leading communist cadre were executed as

By Pip Hinman

Private armies of wealthy landowners in Chiapas state are attempting to block a settlement between the Mexican government and peasant rebels. Round one of negotiations between the government and the Zapatista National Liberation

Socialist candidate slams Valley Mall 'racism'

By Bill Mason

BRISBANE — Susan Price, Democratic Socialist candidate for the Central ward in the March 26 Brisbane City Council elections, has condemned the "racist harassment" of Aborigines

Making history

By Brandon Astor Jones

For the edification of Australian readers, I should note here that each year the month of February is designated for recognising the accomplishments and contributions that African-Americans have made in

International Women's Day art exhibition
White Egret Gallery, Darwin
Reviewed by Deb Sorensen

Ten women artists, eight of them from the Northern Territory, were represented in this exhibition, which ran for two weeks from International

ADELAIDE — Activists have begun a campaign to re-establish the Rape Crisis Centre as an autonomous service. (The state Labor government closed the centre last year.) Initially Rape Action Link Up will provide a phone service aimed at offering

By Norm Dixon

JOHANNESBURG — Sam Shilowa, general secretary of the 1.4 million-member Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), has described South African employers' resistance to COSATU-organised voter education on the shop floor as

By Pip Hinman

Established 50 years ago, the World Bank is now one of the most powerful institutions in the world. It has established a worldwide bureaucracy which is forcing a social and ecological disaster on the poor and heavily indebted


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