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MELBOURNE — Environmental groups have accused the waste disposal company Cleanaway of polluting the Moonee Ponds Creek and vowed to fight plans to extend the life of the Tullamarine landfill. The Friends of Steele Creek claim that the landfill
Dale Mills Receiving almost no corporate media coverage, a Senate committee recommended on January 31 the passage of a bill that will make it easier for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to police and shoot civilians. The powers go well beyond
On February 9, Vanuatu's minister for internal affairs ordered the deportation of West Papuan activist Andy Ayamiseba. However Ayamiseba was returned to Vanuatu when Australian authorities denied him entry, because he lacked any travel documentation.
Duncan Meerding, Hobart On February 14, Metro Tasmania's 340 bus drivers voted 181 to 107 in favour of taking state-wide strike action from 6.30pm that day until midnight on February 16, to express their dissatisfaction with management's pay
Emma Clancy Building the March 17-20 "Troops out" global weekend of protest against the occupation of Iraq will be a big focus for Resistance activists during the university orientation weeks. Having initiated the Books not Bombs movement in 2003,
Kavita Krishnan, the president of the All India Students Association, was arrested on February 8 for her part in a protest almost a decade ago. In April 1997, Krishnan led a demonstration following the assassination of Jawaharlal Nehru University
SYDNEY — On February 15, the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (Aftinet) held a meeting to report back on the World Trade Organisation's December 13-18 summit in Hong Kong. Aftinet spokesperson Jemma Bailey described the summit as a
Pip Hinman PM John Howard has announced that Australian troops in the southern Iraqi province of Al-Muthanna will not be pulled out in May, as previously mooted. Howard was quoted by the February 13 Australian as saying he was "not going to be part
On February 15, protests were held outside Iranian consulates in various countries to demand the release of jailed members of Tehran's bus drivers' union, including its leader Mansoor Osanloo. Hundreds of unionists and family members were arrested
Dale Mills Spy agencies and police across Australia may soon be given powers, for the first time, to monitor the phone calls, email and text messages of people not suspected of any crime. The power to spy on terrorism and serious crime suspects
Alex Holland, Caracas Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez responded angrily to British PM Tony Blair's critical comments on February 8, calling Blair, "shameless and subordinate to the commands of Washington". Chavez said Blair is an ally of "the
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,