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BY SARAH STEPHEN The Personal Status Court in North Cairo has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Egyptian feminist and writer Nawal el-Saadawi. Nabih Al Wahsh, an Islamic lawyer, attempted to have 70-year-old Saadawi forcibly divorced from her
BY JAMES CRAFTY MELBOURNE — Tensions flared outside a private meeting addressed by former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in St Kilda on August 12, when 150 supporters of Palestinian self-determination were confronted by Zionists on the
Picket against sweatshop labour ADELAIDE — Resistance activists picketed clothing store Supr‚ in Rundle Mall on August 17. The protesters demanded that the clothing retailer sign the Homeworkers Code of Practice. The code guarantees signatories'
BY BORIS KAGARLITSKY MOSCOW — The battle in Genoa was not only the key event in the summer of 2001, but also marked a watershed for the anti-corporate movement. From the outset, the G8 summit in Genoa was doomed to become nothing more than a
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Thousands of people amassed outside the ALP state conference on August 11, calling for an end to logging in old-growth forests. Tasmania currently accounts for more than two-thirds of Australia's total woodchip
BY LEIGH HUGHES CANBERRA — Hunger strikers chained themselves to the fence of the Indonesian embassy on August 16 to highlight the fact that Indonesia currently has more political prisoners than when the dictator Suharto fell in 1998. An effigy
SYDNEY — Former Communist Party of Australia member and ex-councillor on Liverpool council Don Symes declares: "I've been fighting for the Georges River since the 1940s!". He recalls when the Georges River surrounds were designated as "greenspace",
They don't sleep at night New US research has answered the age-old question, how do right-wingers sleep at night? Answer: Badly. Dr Kelly Bulkeley found that right-wing Californian university students had more nightmares, more dreams about
To this day "[Racists hate] any black writer who invokes black history ... [it is] tiresome to hear people deny truth that, in any other context, they would consider obvious. Namely, that we are all shaped by history. All challenged by it,
BY JIM GREEN How should environmentalists progress the fight against greenhouse polluters in the wake of the compromise struck on the Kyoto Protocol at the United Nations conference in Bonn, Germany in late July? And should environmentalists demand

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