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Thank you Thank you for your coverage of the events in San Salvador de Atenco (GLW #670). As with the Colorado's largest daily, the Rocky Mountain News, concerning the events in Oaxaca, the corporate media censored reports on the protests that you
According to an opinion poll conducted by Hart/McInturff on June 9-12 for the Wall Street Journal and NBC TV News, 52% of US adults think removing Iraq's Saddam Hussein from power was not worth the number of US military casualties and the financial
Wael Khalil from the Egyptian Anti-Globalisation Group remains in pre-trial detention after he was arrested at an April 27 protest in support of the independence of the judiciary. Khalil has been actively involved in many grassroots campaigns against
Graham Matthews "We can win this", Tim Gooden, secretary of the Geelong and Region Trades Hall Council, told Green Left Weekly, referring to the campaign against Work Choices. "We've always had bad laws and history shows we can win if we take
John Pilger Arthur Miller wrote, "Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be
On June 19 prosecutors requested the indictment of Mario Lozano, a member of the US National Guard, over the murder of Nicola Calipari. Calipari was killed in Iraq in March last year when at least one soldier at a US checkpoint opened fire on the car
Peter Boyle Occasionally the innocent casualties of war are given a human face. And it is shocking — sometimes so shocking it can help stop a war. Last week, in a blogsite (no longer online) by a Cuban doctor serving in East Timor, there was a
Stuart Munckton Venezuela's push to join the United Nations Security Council has triggered a new conflict between the government of socialist President Hugo Chavez and Washington, which is desperately manoeuvring to stop this from occurring.
EUROPEAN UNION: Complicity with US torture slammed Human rights group Amnesty International has released a report on the role of European Union nations in the US program of "renditions". The report, published on June 14, documents EU complicity
Sue Bolton Spotlight became a lightning rod for mass discontent with the Howard government's anti-worker laws when one of its Coffs Habour employees, Annette Harris, went public about the pressure put on her to sign an individual contract. If
SYDNEY — Congratulations to the winners of the first Sydney Green Left Weekly raffle of 2006, which was drawn at GLW's Club Che Latin fiesta on June 17. First prize went to K. Baker of Caringbah, who won $400 worth of books, CDs and DVDs. Second
Emma Clancy On July 8-10, young activists from around Australia will be attending the national conference of the socialist youth organisation Resistance, at Glebe Town Hall in Sydney. Green Left Weekly spoke to Resistance members about being an
Sarah Knopp, a member of the Green Party and the International Socialist Organization, won 17.2% of the vote in the June 6 election for California's superintendent for public instruction. The result is believed to be a Green Party record for a
The following abridged letter from Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of Congress of South African Trade Unions, was handed to the Australian High Commissioner on June 13. Workers' interests in Australia are being increasingly undermined. The
Greg Adamson The near-meltdown of a nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island in the US in 1979 remains a major warning of the danger of nuclear power generation. What makes an industrial accident involving a nuclear power plant so much more dangerous
Shane Bentley The weeks of street demonstrations and strike days that forced the French government to withdraw the First Employment Contract laws in April occurred 70 years after another historic event — the wave of strikes and factory

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