Michael Karadjis
The massacre of 8000 defenceless Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995 stands as the most horrific crime in a long line of crimes in the Balkans during the 1990s. The prime responsibility for this

Ruth Ratcliffe, Newcastle
The federal Coalition government's Defence White Paper in 2000 described the FA-18 fleet as the single most important component of Australia's defence infrastructure. Yet the workers who maintain the jets at Williamtown

On June 12, Zely Ariane from the Indonesian People's Democratic Party thanked contributors to Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific's People Power Fighting Fund, for raising $3900 towards her participation in the Australia-Venezuela

Fidel: My Early YearsBy Fidel CastroOcean Press, 2005198 pages, $16.95 (pb)
Cuba supporters everywhere were heartened by the immense success of the Walter Salles film adaptation of Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries,

Mobil Oil Micronesia, the sole fuel supplier in Majuro, has been accused of trying to blackmail the local utility company to agree to unreasonable profit margins for Mobil. A diesel supply contract expired late last year, and negotiations for a new

Raul Bassi, Sydney
At a press conference on July 9, Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hick's father Terry and former detainee and torture victim Mamdouh Habib met for the first time. Following this emotional meeting, 150 people attended a public forum

BRISBANE — The 16th annual Ecopolitics Conference was held at Griffith University on July 4-6, on the theme of "transforming environmental governance for the 21st century". More than 100 participants from the activist community, academia and

Sarah Stephen
After five months and numerous delays, the Palmer Report investigating the wrongful detention of mentally ill Australian resident Cornelia Rau finally became public on July 14. No doubt breathing a joint sigh of relief, immigration

Tom Crumpacker, Miami
The administration led by US President George Bush has done an excellent job of confusing the public about its plans regarding Luis Posada Carriles, the former CIA operative who blew up a civilian Cubana airliner in 1976,

Venezuela's National Union of Workers (UNT) is a relatively new union federation, formed just over two years ago to replace the CTV, the old corrupt and right-wing union federation. Inspired by the pro-poor policies of the government of President


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