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In August, more than 20 Resistance members travelled to Venezuela with dozens of others in the first ever Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Brigade. Kiraz Janicke and Federico Fuentes stayed on to help establish the Green Left Weekly bureau in Caracas.
Barry Healy UN troops in Haiti are actively terrorising civilians, a coalition of human rights activists said in Washington on November 15, as they filed two legal petitions with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The
On December 1, South Africa's Constitutional Court unanimously ruled that same-sex marriages have equal status with those between men and women. The court stayed its ruling for one year, so that parliament may amend a 1961 marriage law to reflect the
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. — Margaret Mead Without agitators, there would be no advance towards civilisation. Without dissent ... democracy in its true sense remains
Reject an Iraq run by... "The enemy in Iraq is a combination of rejectionists, Saddamists and terrorists. The rejectionists are by far the largest group. These are ordinary Iraqis, mostly Sunni Arabs, who ... reject an Iraq in which they are no
The following resolution was passed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions in November. The ACTU Executive congratulates and supports the Venezuelan government for its utilisation of the country's wealth and resources for reforms to benefit
Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip KrakouerBy Sean GormanAllen & Unwin, 2005269 pages, $29.95 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON For over a decade, two brothers mesmerised hundreds of thousands of football fans with their skills of hand and foot
Stephanie Long, Montreal From November 28 to December 9, more than 170 countries are engaging in negotiations under the Kyoto Protocol and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. To date, 157 countries have ratified the Kyoto
Alex Miller A Scottish miner was walking home one night with a bunch of pheasants he had poached from a local landowner's estate when the landowner appeared and demanded that the miner hand over the pheasants. "Why should I hand them over to you?",

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