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Doug Lorimer Iran's January 9 decision to reopen its uranium enrichment research facilities after a voluntary year-long suspension has been seized on by the US and its European Union allies to push for Iran to be referred by the UN's Vienna-based
Federico Fuentes As is his usual custom, Evo Morales — former trumpet player, llama herder, coca grower, social protest leader, and above all indigenous Aymara — finished off his speech to tens of thousands of supporters exclaiming "Causachun
Kerryn Williams, Sydney A protest by Sydney's Sudanese community and supporters on January 17 at the Egyptian consulate condemned the killings of dozens of Sudanese refugees in Cairo on December 30 and demanded that those responsible be brought to
Farida Iqbal, Sydney On January 11, the first meeting of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate was held in Sydney, attended by government and business representatives from six of the world's biggest coal-exporting nations.
Patrick Bond, Johannesburg Unless political elites change strategy and tactics in 2006, North-South relations will continue to degenerate. By the end of last year, opportunities ranging from rock concerts to summits and trade negotiations were
Jean Paul Sartre: A LifeBy Annie Cohen-SolalThe New Press, 2005602 pages, $29.95 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON "Shoot Jean-Paul Sartre!" was the slogan of the 5000 ex-soldiers demonstrating in the Champs-Elysees in 1960 in support of France's war
Simon Butler, Newcastle In the days immediately following the racist riots in Cronulla late last year, text messages began circulating in Newcastle advertising a "Cronulla-style" rally at the local Nobby's Beach. Within 48 hours of receiving this
Marce Cameron, Sydney "Alan, it's not just a few Middle Eastern bastards at the weekend, it's thousands. Cronulla is a very long beach and it's been taken over by this scum. It's not a few causing trouble, it's all of them" - Sydney radio 2GB
Roberto Jorquera The National Assembly (AN) elections held on December 4 marked another significant step forward in Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution led by socialist president Hugo Chavez. Pro-Chavez candidates won all 167 seats, receiving nearly
Lisa Macdonald, Sydney Delegates to the Democratic Socialist Perspective (DSP) Congress adopted a resolution which commits the DSP to continuing to find the ways of uniting the left in campaigns to defend working people. The DSP and the Socialist

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