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By Norm Dixon "We who believe in freedom cannot rest We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons Is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers' sons We who believe in

Petition on Libyan sanctions A Hands off Libya committee has been formed in Australia in response to the developing military threats against Libya by the US and its allies. On March 31 the UN Security Council passed a resolution imposing an

By Stephen Marks MANAGUA — A meeting of "the representatives of the workers, peasants and the poor of Latin America" was Daniel Ortega's description of the Third Forum of Sao Paulo, held here from July 16 to 19. The Sandinista National

Greenpeace confronts whaler The Greenpeace ship Solo began shadowing the Norwegian whaling vessel Nybraena off the coast of Russia in late July. The vessel is one of six licensed by the Norwegian government to kill around 110 minke whales for

By Vanessa Johannsen The federal government's new Draft National Forest Policy shows yet again its spinelessness when faced with strong industry pressure. The document was put together by federal and state bureaucrats, seeking a nationally

MANAGUA — The meeting of Latin American left and revolutionary parties held here July 16-19, has hailed a campaign for university funding as a fight to defend the gains of the Sandinista revolution. The universities have taken the UNO government

No solutions for Adelaide unemployed By Chris Spindler ADELAIDE — A meeting here on July 25 gave the unemployed, particularly young unemployed people, little to look forward to from either major party or the union bureaucracy. The meeting

By Scott Warnwood MELBOURNE — About 70 people braved a wintry Melbourne night on July 29 to hear left independent Phil Cleary's first public report since he was elected to federal parliament for the seat of Wills on April 11. He promised this

Meeting discusses abortion law campaign By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — A meeting of pro-choice organisations and individuals has decided to test support for a campaign for the repeal of the state's abortion laws. A workshop to map out strategy

By Stephen Robson Following far-reaching changes to the Vietnamese constitution, elections were held on July 19 for a radically pruned 395-person National Assembly. Previously 496 places existed. Of the new constitution's 148 articles, only a

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