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Having spoken for over two hours on the significance of the Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution earlier that day, President Hugo Chavez spoke to special discussion session on August 13 attended by a representative from each of the delegations at the

Students protest VSU, Labor backflip
Zoe Kenny & Chris Peterson
Across Australia on August 25, around 2000 students took part in a national day of action against the federal government's "voluntary student unionism" (VSU), the second major

A rally on August 24, organised by the Macquarie University Students Against Racism Coalition, was attended by 100 students and staff angered by racist comments made to the media in July by Macquarie University academic Andrew Fraser. Speakers at the

Joe Collins
A new report by the University of Sydney's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and Elsham, the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy based in Jayapura, was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on August 18. "Genocide in

'Poet lorikeet' folds his wings
Australia's "poet lorikeet", Denis Kevans, died at Sydney's Westmead Hospital on August 22, following complications from heart surgery.
Blue Mountains-based Kevans built a reputation as "the people's poet"

To grasp the real consequence Barnaby Joyce’s choice on the Telstra privatisation, we need to count in billions of dollars, unused to that as we ordinary folk are.
The August 25 Australian’s triumphant headlines about BHP Billiton’s record-breaking $8.6 billion annual profit (Australia's largest company profit) should make us look at the next biggest Australian-based corporate profit earner this year and last — Telstra.

Jamal Juma, Jerusalem
Without a doubt, the Zionist occupiers of Palestine did not evacuate the Gaza Strip settlers out of good will. The occupiers understood they would never be able to defeat Palestinians in Gaza, and despite all the Israeli

Orthodykes — Three Jewish ultra-orthodox women are trying to come to terms with their lesbian tendencies in a religious environment that bans them. SBS, Friday, September 2, 10pm.
Message Stick: Wayne Atkinson — Stories presented from the

Capitalism and depression
Jim Tran (Write On, GLW #639) correctly rebukes me for carelessly lumping lithium, used to treat manic-depression, in with anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft in my article on capitalism and health (GLW #637).

Dita Sari, president of the Indonesian People's Democratic Party (PRD), and a leader of the militant Indonesian National Front for Workers' Struggle (FNPBI) union federation, was a special guest speaker at the fourth Brisbane Social Forum on July

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