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Australian soldiers should be withdrawn immediately from Iraq. They are not doing their country proud by remaining there. The occupation of Iraq is immoral and only perpetuates the wrong-doing of the initial invasion. Our soldiers should be

Sue Bolton, Melbourne
"Craig Johnston is being targeted because he's a leader, and that's the only reason he's been targeted", Jenny Kruschel, assistant Victorian branch secretary of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA),

Bill Nevins
The Black Eagle Drum Group brought honour, big time, to Jemez Pueblo and to all of New Mexico when it won a Grammy award for best Native American music album in February. Black Eagle - Flying Free, is the group's sixth recording and the

Doug Lorimer
On April 20, as the death toll of US troops in Iraq passed the 700 mark, US President George Bush nominated John Negroponte, currently Washington's ambassador to the UN, to replace Paul Bremer as US ambassador to Iraq.
If his

Margaret Gleeson, Sydney
In announcing the new childcare regulations to be introduced into NSW parliament on May 4, Carmel Tebbutt, the Labor minister for community services, revealed that existing ratios of one staff member to five babies (0-2

@intro2 = As students campaign against proposals to make higher education more expensive and more polarised, many university workers are arguing for their union to actively support the protests. RMIT staff member LISA FARRANCE, a member of the

Simon Tayler, Sydney
Transmission by Sydney's community TV station, Channel 31, ceased at midnight on April 23, after the current licence holders, TV Sydney (TVS), refused an offer by the previous licence holders, Community TV Sydney (CTS).

Sue Bolton, Melbourne
Faced with intransigence from Victorian Premier Steve Bracks' Labor government, an April 20 mass meeting of public hospital nurses voted to reject the government's "offer" to remove previously won working conditions. The

Friends of the Earth Australia is hosting a tour of community leaders from the climate affected countries of Nigeria, Tuvalu and Samoa to explore the impact of Australia's energy policies.
Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, Fiu Mataese from Samoa and

Shellie Morris performing at the annual Rage Against Racism benefit gig in Darwin. More than 200 people heard local bands and contributed much-needed funds for Green Left Weekly.
From Green Left Weekly, April 29, 2004.
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