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The February 8 Danish elections have left the country polarised. The ruling conservative Liberal Party retained government, despite losing four seats. Its coalition partner, the Conservatives, picked up two seats as did the anti-immigration far-right
Prostitution I welcome Ema C's call (Write On, GLW #615) for progressive groups to campaign to remove all forms of coercion from the sex industry and show solidarity with sex-workers' struggles. Sexual violence must never be tolerated. Sex workers,
'Women should decide, not politicians, the church, or the media. Repeal all anti-abortion laws!' was the theme of a February 18 picket on the steps of King George Square. The action was organised by the Socialist Alliance and endorsed by the
Naomi Klein "The Iraqi people gave America the biggest 'thank you' in the best way we could have hoped for." Reading this election analysis from Betsy Hart, a columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service, I found myself thinking about my late
ADELAIDE — On February 12, several hundred refugee supporters rallied outside the electorate office of federal immigration minister Amanda Vanstone to protest the wrongful detention of Australian resident Cornelia Rau. The rally heard speakers
BY NICOLE COLSON CHICAGO — The most popular crime shows on TV these days don't take place in a police station or courtroom. They take place in a lab — with scientists, not cops, as their heroes. Now in its fifth season, CBS's CSI: Crime Scene
Sue Bolton A Newspoll survey of 1200 people conducted for the Health Services Union of Australia has found that 53.2% of those surveyed opposed the federal Coalition government's plans to restrict unions' right of entry to workplaces. The poll was
Stuart Munckton Ernesto "Che" Guevara was murdered on October 9, 1967 — shot in the head by a Bolivian soldier in the presence of the CIA. When the world's powerful cheered the brutal murder of the anti-imperialist and revolutionary socialist
Emma Clancy, Perth Anti-war activists won a victory for free speech in Perth by turning out once more on February 18 to protest ANZ's profiteering from the war on Iraq. The Murray Street Mall protest, attended by around 40 people, was called by
It has all the usual markings of an election campaign Australians have become so used to over the decades. Pork barrelling, wedge politics, the 60-second sound bite, the presidential style of campaigning, the photo opportunities and the political
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a trial involving US soldiers who have served in Iraq, to test if MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, can relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the US centre for
Bomb me humanlyTerrorise me with democracyMcdonaldise me when I hunger. Destroy my country to save it! The old stench of fascismis being blown away by thenew stench of fascism. Uncontrolled B52 joy flightsThat sweet, heavy steel rain. This is
Twelve thousand people took part in a mass walk for Agent Orange victims along Han River in Da Nang City on February 13. The three-kilometre walk was the biggest mass walk ever in the city, and included representatives of 30 international
At Fremont High School in Los Angeles, nine students were suspended on February 8 for refusing to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a test administered by the US armed forces to match students with its different arms. After
On February 15, Nicaraguan teachers entered their third week on strike, demanding that a pay rise approved by the country's National Assembly in the 2005 budget be paid to them. After Nicaraguan president told protesting teachers to "shut up" on
Ian Jamieson& Sam Wainwright, Fremantle A half day strike on February 23 — just three days before the state election — by Western Australian nurses has been averted following an agreement by Premier Geoff Gallop's Labor government to reopen

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