BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE HOBART — Forest activist Neil Smith, known as "Hector the Protector", was jailed after turning himself in to Tasmanian police on November 13. He refused to pay a $5000 fine for sitting in a tree during a 1998 forest
BY DEIRDRE GRISWOLD The richest person in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has been arrested at gunpoint and sits in jail. Some US$14 billion worth of stocks he held in Yukos Oil — 44% of all shares in the company — were initially frozen by
Log-truck drivers paid illegal rates HOBART — The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has begun a campaign to win improvements in pay for log-truck drivers in Tasmania after discovering a number of drivers had been illegally underpaid, some by as much
US attorney-general John Ashcroft recently visited an elementary school. After speaking for 15 minutes, he said, "I will now answer any questions you have". Bobby stood up and said, "I have four questions: 1. How did US President George Bush win
In This WorldDirected by Michael WinterbottomWith Jamal Udin, Torabi Enayatullah and Imran ParachaScreening nationally at Dendy cinemas REVIEW BY TIM STEWART In these times, when rich-country governments lock out or lock up refugees, In This


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