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
BY ALISON DELLIT 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
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. Burning
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
BY SUE BOLTON "We're not going to have a situation where someone can be attacked because of internal [union] political differences. The printing division [of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union's Victorian branch] will not stand for it",
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
BY KATIE NEVILLE & ADAM BOTTOMLEY MELBOURNE — Sydney Afghan temporary protection visa holder Riz Wakil spoke to an audience of 120 people at an August 14 campus meeting organised by the La Trobe University Refugee Action Collective.
BY ALFREDO CASTRO BOGOTA — US under-secretary of state for political affairs Marc Grossman led a delegation of senior US political and military leaders to Colombia to hold talks with the government of newly elected President Ivaro Uribe


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