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Cuba solidarity in Hobart BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Cuba's revolution has been able to survive because it has tapped the "creative potential" of millions of working people, Democratic Socialist Party leader Dick Nichols told participants in a
BY MARYCLARE MACHEN& NATALIE BLOK MELBOURNE — Women are dying within hours, days and months of leaving prison in Victoria, according to community activist and member of STOP (Surviving Time Outside Prison) Catherine Gow. In 1999, in a
EAST TIMOR: Militia threat continues The confrontation on July 24 between pro-Jakarta militia forces from West Timor and a detachment of New Zealand soldiers from the United Nations peace-keeping force — the third such incident along the western
CUBA: A million people march against US blockade HAVANA, July 26 — Cuba's President Fidel Castro headed a march of more than 1 million people past the US Interests Office here to demand the end of the US blockade of Cuba and Washington's economic
The Diplomat Gil Scrine Films, in association with Film Australia and Emerald Films, presents The Diplomat, a film which follows East Timor's Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos Horta in the final, tumultuous stages of his 24 years roving the world
Protests build as asylum seekers grow desperate BY PAUL BENEDEK SYDNEY — On the afternoon of July 29, riot police were used to force more than 50 asylum seekers at the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney's western suburbs onto buses to be
No mandatory detention for asylum seekers! BY PIP HINMAN In an attempt to remind federal immigration minister Philip Ruddock of his responsibility to provide protection for asylum seekers, a group of 27 non-government organisations has called on
Race and class in the US: Big Brother is at it again BY MALIK MIAH Bureaucracies, dictators and the ruling capitalists don't like internet technologies to be in the hands of the common people in the United States, or anywhere around the world. As
BY SEAN HEALY Put a face to the word "corruption" and who does it look like? The customs agent taking a tenner with your passport? The council official accepting a brown paper bag? The politician banking hefty "campaign contributions"? But why is
BY ALISON DELLIT Women in Cuba must continue to organise to defend and extend the gains of the revolution, Nancy Iglesias Mildenstein told a meeting at Newcastle University on July 27. Mildenstein, a leader of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC),
BY DENISE COMANNE& ERIC TOUSSAINT The G7's Cologne summit in June 1999 announced debt relief of up to 90% for some of the poorest countries. One year later, on occasion of the G7 plus Russia's July meeting in Okinawa, the Committee for the
BY KIM BULLIMORE SYDNEY — On the July 14, Isobel Coe, an elder from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, established a new embassy in Victoria Park, opposite the University of Sydney. The embassy was established to highlight how Aboriginal
Rules on refugee services criticised BY LYNDA HANSEN BRISBANE — Federal government laws and regulations restricting refugees' access to work, housing and medical services came under sustained criticism at a Refugee Action Day here on July 23.
Pilger online Hidden Agendas: The films and writings of John Pilger<http://pilger.carlton.com> Award-winning journalist and film-maker John Pilger has waged a moral war against Western governments for the past three decades. Unrelenting
HONG KONG — "Our election campaign is based on a transitional program aimed at gaining the attention of the working masses of Hong Kong", Leung Kwok-hung, candidate for the April 5 Action socialist organisation, explained to Green Left Weekly on
Police: selling Green Left is 'suspicious behaviour' BY TONY ILTIS LISMORE — A local activist was accosted by police on July 26 and subjected to a public search and questioning for selling Green Left Weekly in the street. The activist reports

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