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Doug Lorimer Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, who holds the European Union rotating presidency, told the June 9 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Iran had until the next meeting of the Group of Eight industrialised countries (G8) to
On June 28, the national day of action against the Howard government's anti-worker Work Choices laws, supporters of Green Left Weekly will be at the rallies working hard to get the essential information that this anti-Howard newspaper contains into
"By 2013 Australia will be the largest exporter of uranium in the world." Martin Ferguson, ALP shadow resources minister, repeated this statement three or four times, just in case anyone missed the message. His message had nothing to do with
Stuart Munckton Venezuela has launched a new social mission aiming to reverse deforestation, according to a June 4 Venezuelan Presidential Press Office statement. Mission Tree aims to plant 100 million trees within five years. Launching the
A Fantastic Dad and His Romantic DaughterBy Mairi McKenzie378 pages, $30Phone (08) 9371 8521 REVIEW BY BARRY HEALY The fantastic dad of this title, Thomas Wignall, was a leading member of the Communist Party in WA from the 1920s onwards. He was
POEM BY JOHN TOMLINSON Refugee, asylum seekerwho's the listener,who's the speaker? Are you ventriloquist or fakerwho's the giver,who's the taker? Compassion now, or racist pridewhich is decent,who has lied? Come, citizen or overlordwere children
The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man who sent Charles I to the ScaffoldBy Geoffrey RobertsonVintage Books, 2006429 pages, $35 (pb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON "You shall be hung by the neck", declaimed the gleeful judge in 1660, "and being
Irene was born in 1931 in Portland. The deprivation and poverty Irene experienced during her early years did not prevent her from developing into a kind, caring and wonderful human. She never forgot those early years and all her life strived to make
Andrew Hall, Canberra Many refugee-rights advocates describe the Howard government's Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006 as worse than the policy of mandatory detention introduced by the Hawke Labor government in the
PERTH — The Kalamunda Shire council, which covers some of the outer suburbs east of Perth, has written to Stuart Henry, Liberal MHR for the seat of Hasluck, to express its opposition to the location of any nuclear reactor within the shire. This
Kiraz Janicke, Geelong More than 80 people, including young workers from the Gold Coast, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, joined local participants at Geelong Trades Hall on June 17 for the "Up Yours Howard" young workers' conference. The conference
On June 15, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's flagship, Farley Mowat, managed to escape from Cape Town's harbour. The ship had been detained when it returned from Antarctic waters, where it had pursued the Japanese whaling fleet. The Sea
Dirk van Dalen & Liam Mitchell The retailer Spotlight has imposed Australian Workplace Agreements on staff, giving a $0.02 per hour wage rise in exchange for eliminating penalty rates, rest breaks, and overtime and holiday pay rates. The result is
Refugee activist Betty Dixon died on June 15, aged 76. She made numerous trips to Woomera and Baxter detention centres to visit asylum seekers, and frequently visited the Villawood detention centre in Sydney, three hours' drive from her home in
ALP According to the June 3 Age, the Victorian Labor government is now facing a shortfall of $600 million for schools in needy areas following the decision not to sell Snowy Hydro. But from where is the state government going to get the money from?
Coral Wynter & Jim McIlroy, Caracas Maria Rosa Jimenez is a leader of the Frente Francisco de Miranda (FFM), the major organisation mobilising young people in support of Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution. She will shortly be touring Australia to

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