BY PETER BOYLE The big corporate powers and their governments want the ministerial summit of the World Trade Organisation, planned for Qatar in November, to undo what was won at Seattle by thousands of people in the street and by the delegations of
Time for the decriminalisation of drugs The second phase of Prime Minister John Howard's “Tough on Drugs” campaign is a $27 million “education” campaign involving a series of TV advertisements and a glossy booklet to be distributed to
BY MOLLY WISHART SYDNEY — Three hundred people attended a rally at Cronulla on March 25 to protest the federal government's plan to build a new reactor in the nearby southern Sydney suburb of Lucas Heights. Cronulla was chosen as he site of the
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9pm. Ph 9565 5522. Access News — Melbourne community TV,
BY JIM MCILROY BRISBANE — The Queensland Council of Unions has authorised a special affiliates' meeting to discuss the planned May 1 blockade of the city's stock exchange. The QCU's executive, meeting on March 27, decided to call the
BY BORIS KAGARLITSKY ROSTOV — Among analysts, there is general agreement that the affair of Colonel Budanov should have split Russia. It should have split it into people who are sure that their country's army is always in the right, and that the
SYDNEY — It is generally taken for granted that plays with a political message are as dull as dishwater. This generalisation could not be further from the truth when dealing with the works of Dario Fo, Italy's Nobel Prize-winning playwright. In
BY FELIPE PEREZ ROQUE This an abridged version of a statement delivered by Cuban foreign Felipe Perez Roque at the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Geneva, March 27, 2001. It has been lightly abridged. We have come
BY JIM GREEN United States President George W. Bush and his administration have been condemned around the world for their March 29 announcement that the US will not ratify the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions. The decision was
BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — Tensions are rising in the central Queensland coalfields as mine workers hold firm in their strike against BHP over a new enterprise agreement. Around 1500 workers at six coalmines are involved in the dispute, which


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