BY JANE FRANKLIN As the 20th century opened, the United States was codifying future relations with Cuba in the Platt amendment. As the 20th century was ending, the United States was trying to restore past relations with Cuba through the Torricelli
In Malawi, 16% of adults are infected with HIV and 31% of women attending ante-natal clinics are HIV-positive. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the economy is already affecting economic growth rates. A study of tea workers shows mortality rates increased
Internet: the future Which way for the internet? Some observers have declared the internet dead (or boring, which is much the same in the fashion driven world of marketing). Forrester Research, the organisation which makes a lot of money hyping
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS MELBOURNE — The Socialist Alliance's Aston campaign committee decided on June 30 to direct voters to preference the Labor Party's candidate, Kieran Boland, ahead of the Greens' candidate, Mick Kir, in the July 14 by-election in
BY VIVIEN MILEY "A multi-billion dollar investment in the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will save millions of people. Those already hit by these diseases would be able to live longer and healthier lives. Even the worst affected
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS MELBOURNE — There have been few surprises in the Aston by-election — the competition between the major parties is more marked by what they won't talk about than what they will. The seat of Aston, a marginal Liberal seat
REVIEW BY JON HILLSON Before Night FallsStarring Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea di Stefano, Johnny Depp and Michael WincottDirected by Julian SchnabelGrandview Pictures, Fine Line Films 2000. Those who defend the Cuban Revolution should
BY AARON BENEDEK & ANN DOBINSON TOKYO — Despite international protest, Japan's controversial new junior high school history textbook went on sale in early June. Its high media profile ensured it gained bestseller status immediately and it has
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE Statements by Labor Premier Jim Bacon to the effect that his government would not be bound by its decisions if they went against government policy, have shown "Tasmania Together", the government's new effort at "community
BY SEAN HEALY Austrian authorities deployed more than 4000 police officers, including elite riot units, from across the country in the Alpine town of Salzburg on July 1, in an effort to prevent anti-capitalist protests against a summit of the World


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