Emma Clancy & Amanda Zivcic The socialist youth group Resistance will be selling "Australian flag-burning kits" to university students during campus orientation weeks, as part of its campaign to support freedom of expression. The kit is inspired
Doug Lorimer Pentagon statistics on attacks by Iraqi resistance fighters that were declassified for a US Senate hearing have revealed that the vast majority — about three-quarters — were aimed against US and allied foreign occupation forces,
Le Thanh Thuy, Hanoi Her body is that of a two-year-old, deformed and limp. And yet, Truong thi Thuong is 16, a brilliant student in the village of Phu Dong (in Vietnam's central Quang Nam province). With a dark, stern look on his face, Truong
Susan Austin, Hobart The nationwide Human Rights Act Campaign, initiated by the New Matilda online magazine, was launched in Hobart on February 4 with a rally at the Parliament Lawns. Speakers included Margaret Reynolds, president of the United
A 2500-page report by the Portugese Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, titled Chega! (Enough!), documents the experiences of the East Timorese people under 24 years of brutal Indonesian military occupation, including the removal of
Graham Matthews On February 13, Danna Vale, federal Liberal MP for the NSW seat of Hughes, weighed into the debate over RU486 warning that the number of abortions being carried out each year would eventually lead to Australia becoming predominately
MELBOURNE — The bar at Trades Hall Council was packed on February 10 to mark the second anniversary of the death of Redfern teenager TJ Hickey and to support the call to re-open the inquest and get to the truth of events surrounding his death. "A
On February 15, Mujahid al Simadi, a 20-year-old disabled Palestinian man, was shot dead by Israeli troops near the West Bank town of Jenin. According to a February 15 BBC report, "Local residents said Mujahid al Simadi had gone up to the troops with
On February 13 and 14, more than 400 women were arrested for protesting against high prices and unemployment, after inflation shot past 600%. More than 240 were arrested in the capital, Harare, on February 14 for participating in an annual march led
Trent Hawkins & Amanda Zivcic Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) is a government policy designed to silence the dissent that has traditionally come from students. Despite tens of thousands of students joining protests against VSU last year, the
The Bogus WomanWritten by Kay AdsheadLeicester Haymarket TheatreQueens' TheatreFrom February 25 until March 19Bookings, phone (08) 8418 8666 or visit <http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au> REVIEW BY JONATHAN STRAUSS The presentation by
Long-time Venezuelan activist and deputy to the Latin American Parliament Carolus Wimmer will be touring Australia in late February-early March, hosted by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. Green Left Weekly's Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter
Stuart Munckton On October 8, 1967, the Argentinean-born socialist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara was murdered by a CIA agent in Bolivia. Having helped lead the successful Cuban Revolution, Che was in Bolivia attempting to spread the struggle
What Resistance Stands ForResistance Books, 200632 pages, $3.00Available at Resistance Bookshops (see page 2) or order at <http://www.resistancebooks.com> On February 10, the Sydney Morning Herald published a cynical article downplaying
Emma Murphy, Adelaide The February 13 Advertiser reported that the US-owned company Halliburton, which has a subsidiary based in Adelaide, has imported Indonesian workers and paid them slave-like wages to dig ditches at their gas extraction plant
Richard Dennis, Greens parliamentary staffer, addressing a February 6 rally at the ACT Legislative Assembly marking the first anniversary of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The rally called on the federal


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