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BY SIMON BUTLER BRISBANE — Activists building for the expected mass protests against corporate globalisation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on October 6 are fast learning that the Queensland police are prepared to use arrests,
BY CHRISTOPHER PERKINS WOLLONGONG — TAFE teachers and students have joined library staff in a battle to overturn cuts to library services at TAFE Illawarra — and the extra muscle is forcing management to concede some ground in a dispute which
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 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
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 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

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