BY EVA CHENG Despite rampant vote rigging, Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf failed to achieve a majority in the country's National Assembly (lower house) election on October 10. The election just managed to beat the three-year deadline
BY NORM DIXON Amiri Baraka — a famous African-American poet and political activist who, as LeRoi Jones, wrote the classic book Blues People in the 1960s — is under attack for a poem he wrote about the 9/11 attacks, titled "Somebody Blew Up
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only SuperpowerBy William BlumZed Books, 2002308 pages, $24.95 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON Dossier season is upon us it seems. British Prime Minister Tony Blair's September 24 dossier on Iraq was spectacularly
BY MAX LANE JAKARTA — As of October 18, the Indonesian police investigating the terrorist bombing of the Sari night club on October 12 — which killed nearly 200 foreign tourists and Indonesian workers — have not announced any clear
BY ROHAN PEARCE Although most leaders of the Arab countries claim to support for the Palestinian national liberation struggle, a recent report by the 22-member Arab League indicates that this commitment is primarily verbal. The October 15 Jordan
BY NICK EVERETT SYDNEY — On October 14, a meeting of the Palm Sunday Committee agreed to establish a new coalition of Sydney anti-war groups to organise a "walk against the war" on November 30 around the slogans "No war on Iraq! No Australian
BY MAURICE FARRELL SYDNEY — Reporting on its 2002 readership survey, the October 10 Sydney Star Observer stated that “the gay and lesbian market remains buoyant, despite the difficulties faced this year by peak event-based community
BY ROBERTO JORQUERA SYDNEY — The 35th anniversary of the death of Ernesto Che Guevara was marked with a seminar, entitled "Latin America's struggle for justice". More than 100 people participated. The gathering was initiated by Committees in
Like lots of oil "Iraq has unique characteristics that distinguish it." — US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, October 18, responding to a reporter's question: "If Iraq's a candidate for pre-emptive military action because it might be
[The following statement was made by Ana Belen Monte to a US district court in Washington, DC, on October 16, before being sentenced to a 25-year prison term. She pleaded guilty in March to having spied for Cuba from the time she started work at the
BY NORM DIXON The streets of El Salvador's capital San Salvador were flooded as more than 50,000 people marched on October 16 in a resounding rejection of the privatisation of health care. Doctors, nurses, medical students and health workers were
BY BELINDA SELKE WOLLONGONG — The Greens have wrested the federal seat of Cunningham from the ALP, following an historic vote in Saturday's by-election. Greens candidate Michael Organ won roughly 23% of the primary vote, while the ALP's Sharon
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