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BY MEGAN WHITE-FOX
BYRON BAY — US Independence Day (July 4) was marked here by the burning of a US "dollar signs and stripes" flag as part of a rally demanding drug law reform.
The flag burning symbolised the US-led "war on drugs" that

BY GRANT COLEMAN
PERTH — Organisers of a June 30 forum on the history of the original Communist Party of Australia got a rude shock when participants were more interested in discussing the future of socialism than condemning CPA mistakes.

BY DAVE MURPHY
DARWIN — "The CLP government has passed the harshest laws in the commonwealth this century", Chris Howse of the Aboriginal Justice Advocacy told civil-rights protesters on July 5. The rally took place two days after the Public

BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS& BERNIE WUNSCH
CANBERRA — "No reconciliation without justice", demanded protesters at a July 1 rally and march on Parliament House organised by the Indigenous Students' Network.
The protesters called on the government

Selling the work ethicBy Sharon BederScribe Publications, 2001292 pages, $30pb
REVIEWED BY ALISON DELLIT
Labour productivity in the First World has increased so dramatically since 1948 that North America could now reproduce the same standard of

HOBART — Australia's "minister for racism" Philip Ruddock received an unwelcome reception when he spoke to a Liberal party meeting in Salamanca Square on July 5. Fifteen protesters slammed the government's "shameful" policy of forcibly detaining

BY EVA CHENG
On the eve of the end of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's five-year-old Awami League government, a strike and protest wave is gripping Bangladesh.
After thousands of garment workers rose nationally on July 1 to defend their

BY TIM STEWART
BRISBANE — Nervous about activist plans to protest at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane on October 6, on July 2 the state ALP government announced on July 2 a high level "mediation unit" to negotiate with

The city of Juarez, on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico border, provides a telling example of how "free trade" agreements affect the lives of ordinary people.
Juarez is in Mexico's "free trade zone", a commercial zone along the northern border

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

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