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Doug Lorimer A series of bombings outside mosques in and around Baghdad during the week prior to and on the day of the festival of Ashoura, the holiest day of the Shia year, has been seized upon by the US press to promote the idea that only the
Kathy Newnam, Darwin At a Refugee Action Network-sponsored public discussion on February 24 of his book, A Certain Maritime Incident — the sinking of the SIEV X, Tony Kevin rebuked those who have sought to discredit his work. The book,
Philadelphia resident Celeste Zappala carried a life-size poster of a photo of her 30-year-old son Sherwood Baker at the January 20 inauguration of US President George Bush. Baker had been killed in Iraq last April 26. "There are 1370 American
LISMORE — Celebrating the arrival of the 2005 Freedom Ride on February 21 were (from left) ride participant Liberty Riverine, original 1965 Freedom Rider Beth Hansen, Tess Brill from Lismore, Bundjalung Elders Agnes Roberts and Bertha Kapeen and
Roberto Jorquera, Caracas The national coordinators of Venezuela's largest union federation, the National Union of Workers (UNT), issued an open letter on February 22 appealing to the trade unions around the world that are represented in the
Sarah Stephen On March 24, former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer will deliver the findings of his inquiry into how Cornelia Rau was mistakenly held in Baxter detention centre for 10 months on the assumption that she was an
Vannessa Hearman, Melbourne With maritime boundary negotiations between East Timor and Australia set to resume in Canberra on March 7, the Timor Sea Justice Campaign has called for a trust fund to be established. According to the TSJC, the
In a major speech in Melbourne on February 25, federal employment minister Kevin Andrews revealed just what the Coalition government's agenda for industrial relations "reforms" are really all about. Addressing the Committee for Economic Development
Adoption I have spent a lot of time with adoptees and am familiar with their rite of passage in regard to finding their biological parents. Many adoptees project a lot of identifiers onto their blood relatives — wishes and hopes in regard to
BY SARAH STEPHEN Most artists who make it big in Australia don't look back. But John Butler isn't one of them. The social justice issues that fuelled much of his musical passion and creativity over the years — the environment, Indigenous issues,

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