2 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. Their
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
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
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
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


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