The ruling interests in India's north-eastern state of Bihar sent their killer gang, the Ranvir Sena, on a new rampage on June 16, which resulted in the massacre of nearly 50 villagers from Miyanpur in the Aurangabad district in central Bihar. Ranvir
Race and class in the US: 'Downloading while Asian' SAN FRANCISCO — Racial profiling — the practice of casting suspicion on individuals on the basis of their skin colour — is not new to blacks in the US. African-American parents teach their
Hunger "The enemy could attack at any time." — Ibrahim Osman, Eritrean hotel manager The words above were spoken in response to the Ethiopian troop movement that threatened Eritrea. Despite sharing 620 miles of common border, these two
FIJI: Military appointed government 'completes the coup' The following is a statement on the appointment by Fiji's military of a new "civilian" government. It was issued by Felix Anthony, general secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress. The
Spotlight on Indonesia-East Timor Student shot dead by police in Kalimantan A series of peaceful protests at the parliament in the provincial capital of West Kalimantan, Pontianak, has forced the postponement of a meeting to accept or reject the
Tactfully buried in the World Trade Organisation's mountain of internal papers is the snippet that it's considering holding its next Ministerial Conference — its biannual peak decision-making meeting — in Qatar. In contrast to the relative peace
IRAQ: Let's destroy this lethal weapon! August will witness the 10th anniversary of the economic embargo against Iraq. Ten years ago, the United States, as part of its "New World Order", turned the invasion of Kuwait by the Iraqi regime into an
A domestic wage? In 1878, the Association for the Advancement of Women wrote to the United States Congress to protest that the Census Bureau did not measure women's non-market (unpaid) work. Housework was not considered "productive", yet
Despite its media billing as a substantive loosening of the United States' four-decade-long economic blockade of Cuba, a new bill passed by the US Congress will tighten the blockade by codifying restrictions on travel to the island and by prohibiting
BY SEAN HEALY SYDNEY — Having already enunciated the doctrine of "trade uber alles", the world's business and political leaders are preparing for a new "assault on the commons" and the "privatisation of everything", Canadian activist and author
Clouds gather over Bondi stadium BY MARINA CARMAN SYDNEY — "Gladiator winds may take out the Bondi Colosseum before construction is even finished", Waverley City indigenous councillor and Bondi Olympic Watch member Dominic Kanak has claimed.
Tasmanian upper house stymies land rights BY KAMALA EMANUEL HOBART — Showing the extent to which the official reconciliation process has served as a smoke-screen for refusing justice to Aboriginal people, the Tasmanian upper house has released
Judith Wright, 1915-2000 BY JIM MCILROY Judith Wright, one of Australia's greatest poets and a life-long fighter for Aboriginal rights and environmental and social justice, died on June 25 in Canberra Hospital after a long illness. Her death
CUBA: Elian's homecoming: when the people heard the news HAVANA, June 30 — My phone rang a few minutes after noon. It was my neighbour. "The Supreme Court ruled that Elian can come home!", she blurted out. The ordeal would soon be over. Picked
MEXICO CITY — The July 2 presidential elections here have resulted in a crushing, historical defeat for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has been in power for 71 years. It would be difficult to underestimate the importance of this
BY JENNY LONG SYDNEY — The NSW Industrial Relations Commission handed down its long-awaited ruling on the pay equity test case on June 30. The decision established a new wage-fixing principle on equal pay for work of equal value — the equal


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