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BY BRONWEN BEECHEY ADELAIDE — Under the banner of "Save our state!" more than 5000 people marched through the city on July 14, demanding that Adelaide's live music venues be protected from inner-city residential development. The rally demanded
BY JAMES VASSILOPOULOS GENOA, July 20 — Five hundred years ago, the Genovese Christopher Columbus "discovered" the Americas and opened it for plunder and genocide. Now, the Group of Eight is in town to continue that grand tradition. And thousands
BY NOREEN NAVIN SYDNEY — Some 400 people attended the Now We The People conference over the July 14-15 weekend to discuss the negative impact of economic rationalism and corporate globalisation on ordinary people's lives. Sponsored by a wide
Corporate advisor "Maybe it's time for [moderate anti-globalisation] groups ... to go further and suspend large-scale demonstrations, like the one scheduled for Genoa." — Time magazine correspondent Romesh Ratnesar writing in the July 23, 2001,
BY NICK FREDMAN LISMORE — Activists from the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the Rainforest Information Centre held a vigil outside the offices of State Forests at Casino on July 20. They were protesting against the unsustainable practices
BY DAVID BACON LONDON — The British Midlands are being engulfed by race riots, pitting the children of whites who lost jobs in the country's devastating deindustrialisation against sons and daughters of those who came to fill service jobs in the
BY EVA CHENG The delicate balance between the nuclear powers is up for a potentially dangerous shake-up after Russia and China on July 16 struck a formal alliance aimed at countering US President George W. Bush's "Son of Star Wars" anti-missile
Some 300 right-wing paramilitaries from the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) seized control of Peque municipality in the northern central region of Antioquia department on July 4 and ordered residents to leave by July 7. The
On July 9, in a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Chamber of the Santiago Appeals Court ruled that Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet suffers from dementia that makes him mentally unfit to stand trial on charges of covering up the murders of 75 leftists.
BY SARAH STEPHEN SYDNEY — In the early hours of July 19, 23 men lifted the floorboards of a demountable building used as a mosque in the grounds of the Villawood immigration detention centre, and crawled through the drainage system to freedom.

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