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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.

Pension

I was pleased to see mention in the Action Updates (GLW Mar 9) of the fight to retain the age pension at 60 years for women. This campaign was started by three generations of women at the office of the Combined Pensioners Association in

By Steve Taylor

A test of strength between the left and right of Italian politics takes place at the March 27 general election. Two major election blocs will confront one another.

On the right, racist and reactionary forces are grouped

Business opposes environmental controls

The Business Council of Australia is to begin immediately lobbying new-old environment minister Graham Richardson for Australia to repudiate certain future international environmental accords.

BCA

By Emma Webb

There is a view amongst a section of the green movement that Australian immigration levels must be slashed. The idea that solving Australia's environmental crisis means closing off our borders from the rest of the world is a

By Nadine Behan

CANBERRA — After 20 years and numerous attempts, it seems the Australian National University may be no closer to demolishing the controversial Old Lennox House. Used as low-cost student accommodation since the late '60s, Old

Fred is a loser

Nile saves the world! Apparently that's the headline this self-proclaimed "morals crusader" would prefer. But his latest antics only confirm popular opinion of him as an antiquated, reactionary bigot.

Last week Fred Nile

By John Tomlinson

[A response to the Committee on Employment Opportunities report, Restoring Full Employment, released in December.]

The Committee on Employment Opportunities is made up of four senior Commonwealth bureaucrats, two

Exports poison workers

In a report released last week, Greenpeace revealed that waste car batteries from Australia, the US and Britain exported to Third World countries are reprocessed in deplorable conditions.

Visiting lead acid battery

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