Annette Auri, Willunga, South Australia
The Onkaparinga council recently approved a high-density suburban development right next to a treasured natural resource: The Aldinga Conservation Park.
The council own website admits: "Many native plant

@intro2 = In the March 27 NSW local government elections Byron Shire elected the state's first Greens mayor. Tom Flanagan interviewed mayor-elect Jan Barham for Green Left Weekly on April 17.
How long have you been on council and how did you get

Harvest of Death: Farmers' Suicides and Rural Starvation in the Shadow of GlobalisationBy V. Shankar and R. VidyasagarPublished by Indian Institute of Marxist Studies 200450 pages
Harvest of Death, a new pamphlet from the

The Australian government is continuing the disgraceful 30-year bipartisan foreign policy of utter disregard for the people of East Timor.
The second round of negotiations with the East Timorese government to settle the maritime boundary between

Rio Tinto protest: 'Human rights, not mining sites'
BRISBANE — Anti-nuclear, West Papuan and Indigenous rights advocates joined together on April 22 to picket corporate mining giant Rio Tinto's Australian annual general meeting at the

United Nations and US think-tank documents on the "feminisation" of the AIDS disaster give the impression that these expert panels and their finely worded 10-point action plans are assessing a disaster afflicting another planet or species.

Dale T. McKinley, Johannesburg
In the months leading up to South Africa's third national election (which took place on April 14), there was little doubt in anyone's mind that the African National Congress (ANC) was going to win.
Indeed, the main

@intro2 = Nurdin Abdul Rahman is the chairperson of the Acehnese Community of Australia. He spoke to Green Left Weekly's NONIE HODGSON about the results of the recent Indonesian parliamentary election and the movement for a free Aceh.
Rahman was

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,

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


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