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Shell chief to head renewable energy task force BY SEAN HEALY The chairperson of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been chosen to co-chair a new global task force on renewable energy. At its July summit in Okinawa, the G8 (group of eight rich,
Marxism on main street BY ADAM LEEMAN NEWCASTLE — Resistance and the Democratic Socialist Party have officially opened their new office and bookshop here. Located in Newcastle's main street, at 472 Hunter Street, the building is close to City
PAKISTAN: 'No more Hiroshimas' LAHORE — A seminar on the theme "No More Hiroshimas" was organised jointly by Lahore Peace Forum and Joint Action Committee for Peoples Rights on August 6 at Lahore Press Club. Despite severe rain, more than 200
BY BEATRICE LAUFER PERTH — Western Australia's infamous "prostitution bill" became law on July 29. Eagerly awaited by some and feared by others, the bill renders street sex work illegal. Any involvement in street sex work will bring heavy jail
BY RACHEL EVANS MELBOURNE — The federal government's plan to change the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) to allow the Victorian Infertility Act, and laws like it in other states, to stand, has given the Victorian Labor government of Steve Bracks the
Bondi speak-out on Olympic deceit BY MELANIE SJOBERG SYDNEY — Riding the wave of protest against the volleyball stadium on Bondi Beach and against the numerous evictions imposed by profiteering property owners in the area, a lively speak-out
Kim appoints investigation panel SEOUL — South Korea's President Kim Dae-Jung appointed a human rights investigation panel to investigate repression of the pro-democracy movement by previous military dictatorships and decide on compensation.
S11 Alliance calls for trade union support BY JORGE JORQUERA MELBOURNE — The S11 Alliance has issued a call for trade unionists to support the non-violent three-day blockade of the World Economic Forum's summit at the Crown Casino beginning
Rod Quantock to host McDebate BY JORGE JORQUERA MELBOURNE — Some of the world's best minds and sharpest wits will grapple with the crucial issue of our time here on August 25, when they debate "Whether McDonald's should run the World Bank".
BY DAMIEN LAWSON SYDNEY — With no media attention or public discussion, the federal Coalition government is using the Olympics to justify sweeping new powers which allow the military to suppress domestic unrest in Australia. Under the pretext of
After months of delays, false starts and a performance to rival Christopher Skase's "Now I'm sick, now I'm not", former president Suharto is finally to stand trial for embezzlement of Indonesian state funds. On August 3, the 79-year-old Suharto was
UNITED STATES: Anti-corporate activists go cross-country Fresh from protests against the Republican convention in Philadelphia, a coalition of pro-democracy groups set out cross-country on August 8 to share their message with unions and the rest of
No solution can come from elite, meeting told BY MATT LIVINGSTON BRISBANE — The crisis in Indonesia cannot be solved by "shifting deck chairs on the Titanic", the national coordinator of Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor
BY DICK NICHOLS Every time the death knell tolls for some factory or industry in the old industrial towns of the advanced industrial world, the workers involved are torn between three basically irreconcilable reactions. The first is to fight for
BY SIMON BUTLER SYDNEY — Thirty students from the University of Technology, Sydney were arrested and charged on August 9 after occupying the acting vice-chancellor's office. They were protesting University Council's rejection of official UTS
Supporters mobilise for Tent Embassy BY SIMON BUTLER SYDNEY — Following reports that police were about to evict Aboriginal protesters from Victoria Park and close the Aboriginal Tent Embassy there, 150 supporters quickly gathered on August 11.

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