Men are the new, silent victims of the sex war, "continually demeaned and insulted" by women without a whimper of protest. A "lazy and insidious" culture has taken hold within feminism that revels in flailing men. "Men seem to be so cowed that they
BY GRANT COLEMAN PERTH — After months of media hysteria and political point-scoring, a community drug summit has come out in support of health-based solutions for the treatment of heroin use. Despite a fairly narrow agenda, the 100 delegates,
BY KATHY NEWNAM ADELAIDE — In a dramatic legal turn-around which has enraged the developers of Hindmarsh Island but sparked celebration among Aboriginal people in South Australia, Justice John von Doussa has backed the long-held claims of
BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — Protesters gathered outside the Belconnen office of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) on August 20 to call for the freeing of the refugees. Many participants had been shocked by the August
BY STUART MARTIN WOLLONGONG — Labor Premier Bob Carr has studiously avoided Wollongong since June 27, when a mass meeting of Illawarra workers declared that they would demonstrate outside his next appearance in protest against his government's
BY RUTH RATCLIFFE DARWIN — "A new era for the territory begins today", proclaimed the August 23 NT News editorial, the day after Chief Minister Denis Burke formally conceded that the 26-year reign of the Country Liberal Party over the Northern
BY ARUN PRADHAN MELBOURNE — Jorge Jorquera, the Socialist Alliance's candidate for the western suburbs seat of Gellibrand, has said he will go on a three-day hunger strike outside the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre to protest the
BY CAT LAZAROFF Belgian scientists have found DNA from an unknown source in Roundup Ready soya beans, a genetically engineered crop produced by US-based biotechnology giant Monsanto. The announcement comes as the Bush administration places
BY JIM MCILROY BRISBANE — The Community and Public Sector Union has announced it will join an independent inquiry, launched by a range of community organisations, into the federal government's "breaching" policy, which has led to Centrelink
BY SARAH STEPHEN Opposition spokesperson Con Sciacca has stated that the latest influx of asylum seekers showed the government's approach was not acting as a deterrent. "For all their bravado and chest-beating, Prime Minister John Howard and
BY JULIA PERKINS In the hands of a people's movement, culture can be a fine weapon. That was certainly proven the case on August 17 when the Indonesian military repressed a people's carnival organised by the national cultural network, JAKER, in
BY STEPHANIE BRENNAN SMARA REFUGEE CAMP, Algeria — As our battered four-wheel drive makes its way through the desert into the outskirts of the Wilaya, dozens of small dusty children run out to meet us looking for sweets — caramello, caramello?
BY SARAH STEPHEN It's hard to believe that it's possible, but the federal government is proposing to get even tougher on asylum seekers who arrive without proper documentation. Restrictions on their right to appeal, new regulations allowing
@box text intr = The United States government's threat to boycott the UN-organised World Conference Against Racism, being held in South Africa from August 31, raises the question why the self-proclaimed "land of the free" would want to avoid a
BY CARMELO RUIZ-MARRERO SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (PRASA) is on the verge of collapse. In the last few years, the citizenry has been showered with a seemingly endless string of press reports about the agency's
The news long awaited by Colombia's U'wa tribe and its thousands of supporters around the world has finally arrived: the Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) has announced that it has failed to find oil at the Gibraltar 1 well site on the


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