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BY SEAN HEALY
Twenty activists, including members of an Austrian theatre group PublixTheatre, held since the enormous protests against the G8 summit of world leaders in Genoa, Italy, on July 20-21, have been released from prison. But as many as 30

BY NICHOLAS WOOMER
CHICAGO — Only hours into the United Students Against Sweatshops August 2-5 national conference in Chicago — before half of the participants had even arrived — students were walking the picket line in solidarity with

BY SEAN HEALY
Ecuadorian President Gustavo Noboa has backed down on a June presidential decree to impose a 2% sales tax, after a two-day general strike on August 8-9 brought the South American country's economy to a standstill and tens of thousands

BY SEAN HEALY
Tens of thousands of Argentinians have risen up against their government's austerity plan, staging strikes and demonstrations and blockading highways throughout the country.
The three-day wave of protests, from August 13-15, is the

BY SARAH STEPHEN
A storm of public outrage has been provoked by an investigation by ABC TV's Four Corners on the conditions inside Australia's immigration detention centres. The report, screened on August 13, was a damning indictment of the

DAVID CROMWELL talked to London-based Australian journalist John Pilger about his latest television documentary, The New Rulers of the World, which examines the real meaning of the "global economy", including the virtually unknown and bloody history

BY SEAN HEALY
The capital of the world's only superpower will again be hit by the wave of anti-globalisation protests when as many as 50,000 people are expected to converge on Washington in late September, during the annual meetings of the

BY MICHAEL ARNOLD
"How your taxes help drug users lie to the police and cheat jail", screamed page three of the July 26 Melbourne Herald-Sun. The article underneath was a sustained attack upon the drug users' magazine Whack, published by drug users

BY NORM DIXON
The small nondescript three-room flat on Harare's busy Josiah Tongogara Street, which doubles as the International Socialist Organisation of Zimbabwe's national office, was a hive of activity when Green Left Weekly spoke to MUNYARADZI

Oil giant BP has proclaimed a new identity for itself — British Petroleum now says it is "Beyond Petroleum".
For the world's second largest oil company to move beyond petroleum would be a boon for a world so addicted to oil. Yet what does BP mean

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