Jack A. Smith, New York The 9/11 commission hearings in Washington, for all their members' cacophony and fury, and front-page headlines, seem to have been constructed to avoid the real reason why the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York
John Pilger Four years ago, I travelled the length of Iraq, from the hills where St. Matthew is buried in the Kurdish north to the heartland of Mesopotamia, and Baghdad, and the Shia south. I have seldom felt as safe in any country. Once, in the
Pakistan Pictures: Power Dressing — Well-to-do middle-class Muslim women, used to dressing in a more Western style, are adopting the practice of wearing the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, traditionally worn by the poor. SBS, Friday April 30,
Doug Lorimer "What we're seeing in Iraq is an attempted power grab by extremists and terrorists", US President George Bush declared at an April 16 White House press briefing. The claim that Iraqis who are engaged in armed resistance to the US-led
The Coalition government is at it again. Whenever it seeks to abrogate its social responsibility and save money it resorts to stigmatisation and scare tactics. The latest is attacking "the cult of early retirement". The government wants more
Sarah Stephen, Sydney "Each of us has to choose between being either a champion of human dignity or a collaborator with an increasingly inhuman system", Sister Susan Connelly from the Mary MacKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies told a crowd
Dave Andrews, Fremantle The state ALP government is set to introduce long-awaited reforms to WA's workers' compensation laws in May. The reforms, outlined in a discussion paper Restoring Fairness, Balance and Certainty: Workers Compensation Reforms
To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir)Directed by Nicolas PhillibertShowing at Palace cinemas, Sydney and Cinema Nova, Melbourne REVIEW BY JOHN GAUCI All over France, you can still find "single-class schools" — schools that bring together all the
Mission impossible "One of the hardest parts of my job is to console the family members who have lost their life." — Emperor George Bush II, April 13. Untermenschen I "One senior [British] Army officer told The Telegraph that ... American
Stephen Garvey, Melbourne On April 21, the Victorian state Labor government announced new legislation to force an end to strikes considered detrimental to community interests. The Emergency Powers Act would establish an "independent" statutory


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