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Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9pm. Phone 9565 5522. Visit

BY RAJ PATEL
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently chartered a ship — the Liberty Star — to deliver 36,000 tonnes of grain to an estimated 13 million starving people in southern Africa.
The Malawian

BY PETER ROBSON
NEWCASTLE — "Today, I want to tell you what it is like to be a refugee in Australia. I want to tell you what it is like to flee war and repression and only find more oppression. I am no longer in a detention centre, but now it

Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare,
1932-1945, and the American Cover-upBy Sheldon H. HarrisRoutledge, 2002385 pages, $57 (pb)
REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON
In the last days of World War II, as the Japanese retreated from the Soviet

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.
BY MTC CRONIN
MTC Cronin has had seven books of poetry published, the

BY NORM DIXON
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

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

BY SARAH STEPHEN
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

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

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