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BY JODY BETZEIN

In the past few weeks the immigration department has begun sending
letters to those refugees who were first granted temporary protection visas
(TPVs) in late 1999, demanding that they must provide justification for
their

JOHANNESBURG — On August 17, about 100 members of the Soldiers Forum
(SF), an affiliate of the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF), were arrested
and thrown into jail, where they still remain, for no other reason than
the fact that they wanted to

BY KERRYN WILLIAMS
CANBERRA — On August 11 the Canberra Times printed dramatically incorrect results from a Telepoll on attitudes to refugees. The report claimed that 18% of respondents voted yes and 71% no to the question, "Should children be

BY MATT EGAN & TOM FLANAGAN
LISMORE — During the last five years, workers at Telstra's directory assistance call centre in Molesworth Street, Lismore, have repeatedly won recognition as the top performing call centre team in their region. One

CARACAS, August 18 — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today initiated a protest caravan against an August 14 Supreme Court ruling that absolved four senior army officers charged with having participated in the April coup d'etat against him.
To

BY SARAH STEPHEN
The August 8 High Court decision that the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) had denied two applicants "natural justice" when its members lied about having studied all the material the applicants had submitted with their initial

BY ALAN MAASS
CHICAGO — The Bush administration has been parading handcuffed felons from WorldCom, ImClone and Adelphia in front of the TV cameras. But it's getting harder by the day to sell the story that the collapse of corporate giants like

BY ALFREDO CASTRO

BOGOTA — Although it has gone unreported in the mainstream media,
paramilitary death squads working with the Colombian security forces have
continued assassinating hundreds of civilians in recent weeks.

Among the dead

BY NICK EVERETT
SYDNEY — A "No War on Iraq" coalition was founded at a meeting on August 22 attended by representatives of the Greens, the Socialist Alliance, the Worker Communist Party of Iraq, as well as the National Union of Students, Labor

BY AMY MCDONELL
SYDNEY — Less than a week after trade minister Mark Vaile announced that 25 delegates from around the world will be attending a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Sydney on November 14 and 15, activists have

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