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In Canberra, 150 people joined the World Refugee Day rally on June 13, organised by the Refugee Action Committee. Photo by Andrew Hall. From Green Left Weekly, June 21 2006. Visit the Green Left Weekly home page.
Ian Bray Everyone is aware of the implications of the terrible Work Choices legislation. However, there is another Trojan Horse the government and employers are using to attack our rights and conditions — the so-called skills shortage is being
Tomas Freitas is the director of Luta Hamutuk (Fight Together), a research and advocacy institute focusing on economic issues, including East Timor's Petroleum Fund. The Petroleum Fund is a mechanism to regulate the expenditure of East Timor's oil
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS British/ Sri Lankan singer MIA. (Maya Arulpragasam) was banned from entering the United States in May by the US immigration department. While US officials are refusing to make public any reason, there is speculation that the
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
Jim McIlroy & Coral Wynter, Caracas Several thousand indigenous people gathered in the Plaza Venezuela on June 7 for the First National March of Indigenous Peoples, organised by Conive (the National Council of Indigenous People of Venezuela).
On June 12, Bolivian President Evo Morales encouraged indigenous Ecuadorians to continue their fight for control over their natural resources during a visit to Quito for a meeting of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN). Addressing a crowd opposite
Geoff Payne, Newcastle The Queen's Birthday weekend conference of the NSW Labor Party rejected a motion, moved by the Newcastle State Electorate Council, supporting the rank-and-file preselection of Bryce Gaudry, the member for Newcastle since
Kim Bullimore In a dangerous game of brinkmanship with the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority government of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who leads the main opposition Fatah party, issued a presidential decree on June 10
In response to the suicides of inmates at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, US group International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and Racism) issued the following statement. Three men who had been held at Guantanamo Bay for four years resorted to
The Australian government has played a deplorable role in post-invasion Iraq. Christopher Doran reveals Australia's role in privatising Iraqi crops and seeds. No weapons of mass destruction and no ties to Al Queda. With the arguments for the Iraq
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