Sam Wainwright Discussion in the Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) about whether or not to present a candidate in the 2007 presidential election has become a source of front-page speculation in the French media. The LCR, famous for its part in
Doug Lorimer In a study for the Pentagon, Andrew Krepinevich, a retired US Army officer, concluded that the US Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to defeat the anti-occupation insurgency. He also suggested that
Alex Turner, Brisbane The 600 workers at Queensland Rail's Redbank workshops returned to work on February 3, after voting on February 1 to strike in protest at a pay offer from management. The offer undermined an enterprise bargaining agreement
Michael Ascroft, Melbourne Just two days after a deliberately burned Australian flag was put on display above a Footscray street, it was seized by police. The flag was installed outside Trocadero Art Space for the exhibition Proudly unAustralian by
On January 20, the Tupinikim and Guarani indigenous communities were violently evicted from their land in Espirito Santo by 120 police using rubber bullets and armed with sub-machine guns and tear gas. Thirteen people were injured. The equipment used
On January 31, Saharawi political prisoners launched a 48-hour hunger strike to protest their treatment in Moroccan jails. The activists issued a media release citing torture, repression, humiliation and threat of assassination by prison authorities.
0 — the number of weapons of mass destruction found. 100,000+ — the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed during the war and occupation. 2437 — the number of coalition troops killed in the conflict. 85 — the number of journalists
Jim McIlroy, Caracas The Venezuelan government has informed Spain that it will shop elsewhere for military aircraft and patrol boats if Madrid cannot overcome Washington's veto on selling items that contain US technology to Caracas. The US has also
Eva Cheng Last September, Delphi Corporation, the largest US auto parts maker, demanded from its current and retired workers huge cuts in wages and entitlements. When the United Auto Workers union refused to agree to the cuts, Delphi filed for
According to a February 1 media statement by the India Resource Center, Coca-Cola is the subject of police investigations into the death of V. Kamsan, a community leader who campaigned in opposition to the soft-drink company's proposed bottling plant
Zoe Kenny Sydney is facing a water crisis. One of the worst droughts in Australia's history has left the Warragamba Dam, which provides Sydney with 80% of its water needs, only 43.1% full. This is far below the 60% mark which triggered mandatory
Sue Bolton Many people in their 40s and 50s look back fondly on the 1970s when they became the first members of their family to go to university. The 1972-75 Labor government led by PM Gough Whitlam introduced free university education for the
HOBART — On February 1, Metro Tasmania — Tasmania's primary public transport provider — logged a claim with the Australian Industrial Relations Commission seeking an end to the bargaining period with its bus drivers. This would make a planned
By Sarah Stephen Sydney Latin American Film FestivalFri Feb 17-Sun Feb 19Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Gallery Rd (cnr Camden & Appin Rd)Fri Feb 24-Sun Feb 26Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry HillsFor full program visit
Adam Hanieh Hamas' landslide victory in the January 25 elections for the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) is an unprecedented turning point for politics in both Palestine and the broader Middle East. For the first time since the
Tamara Pearson "There are more dangerous poverties than the material type", Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tsaid in an October 2003 interview. "There is moral poverty — the poverty of principles. We could say that material poverty is the


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