On November 14-15, Sydney will host a meeting of World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade ministers from some 25 countries to discuss the Doha round of multilateral trade negotiations.
The meeting will evaluate the progress that has been made since

Museworthy: Life, Related to 'Nest'
I had thought this nestwas mine,now they tell meit is leavesand bits of rubbishcollectedwith enough care onlyto protect a lifetime.
MTC Cronin has had seven books of poetry published, the

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, "Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas". Quoting anonymous US "senior military officers", the NYT "revealed" that in the 1980s, the administration of

and ain't i a woman: George Pell: a greater scandal than abortion
The revelation on August 21 that Sydney Catholic Archbishop George Pell had been accused of sexually abusing a boy shocked Prime Minister John Howard, who immediately declared

The Murdoch family's Australian newspaper and the Fairfax's Melbourne Age have spent a number of weeks helping the government in its campaign to destroy the credibility of the Baktiyaris, a Hazara family who are seeking asylum in

Report on labour repression in China
US-based Human Rights Watch has released a new report detailing the growing repression of worker protests in China.
The report details struggles that occurred between March and May in three cities in

Intelligence only an option
"We will look at all options and we will consider all technologies available to us, and diplomacy and intelligence." — George "The Crusader" Bush, August 22, discussing his plans to launch a war on Iraq.

Students protest against Nelson
PERTH — Around 100 students rallied outside a meeting to discuss federal minister for education Brendan Nelson's proposed changes to higher education. The meeting on August 20 was billed as a "public

SYDNEY — In another example of rampant racism in Sydney's west, female students at Noor Al Houda Islamic College have had a booking cancelled by the Auburn Swim Centre, after a racist campaign by local talk-back radio hosts to

GLASGOW — Three-hundred ancillary workers at Glasgow's biggest hospital,
the Royal Infirmary, on August 16 celebrated a sweeping victory over Sodexho,
one of the most powerful multinational corporations in Europe. The company
has been


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