BY ROHAN PEARCE In his September 23 address to the UN General Assembly, US President George Bush said that the "regime of Saddam Hussein cultivated ties to terror while it built weapons of mass destruction. It used those weapons in acts of mass
On September 25, the Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeal in Nigeria overturned Amina Lawal's conviction for adultery and a sentence to be stoned to death. Lawal was convicted because she bore a child to a man she was divorced from. She has endured
BY DOUG LORIMER While French President Jacques Chirac used the opportunity of his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 23 to criticise Washington's decision to invade Iraq without UN Security Council authorisation, he also indicated that
On the front line for ExxonMobil "This looks like a modern-day crusade not to free an oppressed people or to rid the world of a demonic dictator relentless in his pursuit of conquest and domination but a crusade to control another nation's natural
BY CHRIS LATHAM PERTH — On September 24, 500 angry public school teachers rallied outside the Western Australian parliament to demand that Premier Geoff Gallop's Labor government agree to the log of claims their union has put to the government.
On September 25, Professor EDWARD SAID died. The Electronic Intifada's ALI ABUNIMAH, ARJAN EL FASSED, LAURIE KING-IRANI and NIGEL PARRY pay tribute. Professor Said maintained his relentless engagement with people, culture, and politics all over the
BY PAUL D'AMATO CHICAGO — Ted Glick, a leading antiwar activist, recently wrote an article titled "The United Nations and Iraq", which makes the most coherent case for a phased withdrawal of US troops and its replacement by a UN-led occupation.
BY CHRISTIANO KERRILA When Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998, the country's capitalist class viewed him as an irritating populist. After his government introduced a democratic constitution and a set of progressive laws, which
BY JOHN PILGER At the British Labour Party conference following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Prime Minister Tony Blair said memorably: "To the Afghan people, we make this commitment. We will not walk away... If the Taliban regime changes, we
VPN and the 'Troops out' demand Reading James Vassilopoulos article "Canberrans organise against Bush" (Green Left Weekly #555), I was very surprised at Socialist Alternative member Rick Kuhn's justification not to adopt the demand "All troops out"
On October 20, 1966, US President Lyndon B Johnson began a three-day visit to Australia. He was met with rowdy anti-Vietnam War demonstrations everywhere he went. One of the Sydney protesters opposing LBJ's visit was JOHN PERCY. He spoke to Green
BY KATRINA HECKENDORF SYDNEY — On September 22, the "Friends of Philip Ruddock" celebrated his 30th year in parliament. Partygoers paid more than $100 each to join the immigration minister, Prime Minister John Howard and a long list of other
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