ALEIDA GUEVARA is a Cuban pediatrician and the eldest daughter of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Aleida March. She works at the William Soler Children's Hospital in Havana, but has also used her skills to aid the people of
BY JUSTIN TUTTY DARWIN — Two of the Northern Territory's major rivers face serious threats from development proposals. Australians are already struggling to comprehend the billions of dollars that will be required just to keep the
BY DOUG LORIMER On July 14, three Cuban adults were killed and a child was hospitalised after being shot in the head when three men lengthy criminal records attempted to hijack a fishing boat in the Cuban port of La Coloma. The hijackers, armed
BY BARRY WEISLEDER TORONTO — Ruthless cuts to public health spending didn't cause severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), but inadequate funding of health services by Canada's federal and Ontario provincial governments certainly contributed to
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 PHILIP AGEE Condemnation of Cuba was immediate, strong and practically global following the imprisonment of 75 political "dissidents" and the execution of three ferry hijackers. Prominent among the critics were past friends of Cuba of recognised
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BY GRAHAM WILLIAMS MELBOURNE — Victorian manufacturing workers are being hampered in their attempts to finalise enterprise bargaining negotiations. Across the industry, employers are consistently holding out on some demands. "There is a common
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
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 ROHAN PEARCE SYDNEY — "War is the inevitable result of a system that places power and greed before solidarity and need", Lincoln Hancock, a Melbourne-based activist, told the July 11-13 Resistance national conference, held in Sydney. The
BY ROBYN WAITE DILI — More than a year after East Timor's labour code came into effect on May 1, 2002, three of the boards required to implement it — the Minimum Wages Board, the Labour Relations Board (an arbitration body) and the National