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Prime Minister John Howard's handling of the crisis aboard the MS Tampa, home to more than 400 asylum seekers for more than a week when the government denied the Norwegian ship permission to allow its passengers onto Australian soil, sparked outrage
The Sandinista Renewal Movement (MRS), which split from the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) six years ago, voted on August 28 to back FSLN candidate and ex-president Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua's presidential elections this November. The
Pauline Hanson told a rally on the Sunshine Coast in February how One Nation would deal with asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat: "You go out and meet them, fill them with food and water and medical supplies and say 'Go that way'." In an
BY RACHEL EVANS MELBOURNE — Women refugees in Australia face many hurdles, says Iudita Trifa, a community and industry organiser at Northcote Women's Working Health Centre. The introduction of temporary protection visas in 1999 has reduced
BY EVA CHENG Nearly 1000 former residents of the major industrial city of Chongqing, who were displaced by Beijing's US$24 billion Three Gorges Dam project, clashed with police on August 27 when they protested in Yongzhou city, Hunan province,
BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Potato farmers have accepted an increase of $36 per tonne, over three years, made by potato processor Simplot. The deal was struck on September 3 after negotiations that were, in the words of farmers' leader Richard
The Family of True and Well Snails Stand up!on the pink crossof the poor skinny tree — If you cut your hair, don't!Tear it!The two-hand printsare on your faceand breast.God has his paintbrushes outto paint you.You say to himI have a bottle of
Wifework: What Marriage Really Means for WomenBy Susan MaushartText Publishing, Melbourne, 2001269 pages, $24.95 REVIEW BY ANGELA LUVERA Prime Minister John Howard's assertion that the family is the best welfare unit reflects his government's
BY JILL HICKSON "Where are our missing children? We have nothing — no land, no houses, nothing to do, no materials to work with to make an income. The women here are dying from childbirth because they have no money for doctors, there is little
BY MARGARITA WINDISCH MELBOURNE — A lively protest of about 30 anti-sweatshop activists targeted the headquarters of women's clothing retailer Sussan on September 5, parking a huge mobile billboard outside the building featuring a woman throwing

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