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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
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
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
Ilana Eldridge As the 1997 Kyoto Protocol took effect on February 16, despite the Australian government's refusal to sign on, experts pointed out that global warming will have a devastating effect on the country's Indigenous communities. Prime
On February 6, shortly before 4am, after a five-kilometre police car chase, the pursued (stolen) car skidded onto a kerb. One passenger dropped out, the car began backing up, and police fired 10 rounds into it. Several went straight into 13-year-old
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
Federico Fuentes Since January, Bolivia's eastern state of Santa Cruz has been rocked by protest. Under the leadership of the Santa Cruz Civic Committee, the movement demanding greater autonomy for the state has held actions including a January 11
This letter was sent to Green Left Weekly for publication by Zely Ariane, the international affairs spokesperson of the Aceh solidarity group SEGERA. Green Left Weekly has been asking our readers to assist SEGERA's appeal after the tsunami, for
This appeal was put together by the organisers of the 16th World Federation of Youth and Students conference, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, on August 7-15.] The youth make up one of the most progressive, radical and dynamic forces of society.
Towards the end of July, the first Australia-Venezuela solidarity brigade will be travelling to Venezuela to experience first-hand how people's power is helping to change the lives of millions. Green Left Weekly's Katie Cherrington spoke to
Jim McIlroy, Brisbane The Aboriginal community of Palm Island, north of Townsville, staged a boycott of the visit by Queensland Premier Peter Beattie on February 17, in protest at the "lack of respect" shown by the premier in opening a Police
On February 16, up to 200,000 people took to the streets of Ecuador's capital Quito, in the country's second major demonstration in three weeks. The march, organised by the Social Christian Party and Quito Mayor Paco Moncayo, who is the leader of the
On February 15, the European Court of Human Rights said the lack of legal aid available to Helen Steel and David Morris when they were prosecuted for libel by McDonald's meant that they had been denied a fair trial. They were awarded £24,000 in
SYDNEY — On February 4, the day the month-long Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival was launched, Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH) announced that it would attempt unite all groups that have campaigned against the ban on same-sex

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