BY PATRICK BOND JOHANNESBURG — The petro-military-commerce safari to Africa that US President George Bush embarked upon July 7-12 may well succeed in the areas that progressive critics fear most. However, those critics, who protested in several
BY PAUL OBOOHOV CANBERRA — At 5am on July 17, about 100 Australian Federal Police officers attacked the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, acting under orders from the federal government's National Capital Authority (NCA). The AFP confiscated a previously
BY DALE MILLS SYDNEY — In a spirited demonstration near the home of immigration minister Philip Ruddock on July 19, 200 people attempted to exercise their right to protest, in the face of police attempts to deny it. Protesters wanted to
BY EVA CHENG Of the myriad of global trade rules being negotiated under the auspices of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) is among the least understood. However, it is also among the most
BY AUSTIN WHITTEN SYDNEY — The large audience that attended the sold-out Valhalla Cinema talk given by George Monbiot on July 15, titled, "Future Implications For World Democracy", greeted Monbiot's ideas with a great deal of enthusiasm.
In the Mexican border city of Juarez, women keep dying. In the last 10 years, hundreds, maybe more than 1000, women have been murdered in Juarez and, despite increasing feminist organisation, authorities have yet to even slow the phenomenal death
BY JEFF SHANTZ MONTREAL — On July 5, under a withering sun, a tent city was erected in Montreal's Parc Lafontaine by hundreds of poor residents, anti-poverty activists and homeless people. Tents and tarps were put up to protect people from the
BY DALE McKINLEY JOHANNESBURG — When the African National Congress government of South Africa introduced its neoliberal Growth Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) macro-economic framework in 1996, it promised South Africans that it would result
BY CHRIS SLEE MELBOURNE — On July 14, 40 people attended a public meeting to launch the Stop Killer Coke campaign, the aim of which is to pressure Coca-Cola to recognise union rights at its bottling plants in Colombia. Members of Sinaltrainal,
Bus drivers resist split shifts PERTH — Drivers employed by Southern Coast Transit (SCT) walked of the job for six days beginning July 9. The drivers, members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), were resisting attempts by management to force


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