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

Coral Wynter & Jim McIlroy, Caracas Thousands of women gathered in front of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) on June 8 to demonstrate against the partial annulment of the law dealing with "violence against women and the family". The event,
The June 13 ML Update reported that the Bharatiya Janata Party government of the state of Jharkhand has received nationwide condemnation for attempts to frame Dipankar Bhattacharya, the general secretary of the Communist Party of India
Protests calling for an end to Burma's military dictatorship were held in more than 25 countries around the world on June 19, marking the 61st birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma's National League For Democracy, is under house
Karl Miller, Canberra ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says he is sorry the decision to close schools across Canberra has caused so much anger in the community. "I don't like the fact I've upset significant numbers of Canberrans", he said on June
BRISBANE — After two months of deliberation, Brisbane magistrate Kerry McGuiness found Jim Dowling, a long-time peace activist and member of the Catholic Worker group, not guilty on June 1 on a charge of obstructing police when they arrested him
Federal health minister Tony Abbott announced on June 21 a proposal to impose a "form of paternalism ... based on competence rather than race" on Aboriginal communities. His proposal would give "administrators" wide-ranging powers to run communities,
Ian Angus, Toronto On June 2, a combined force of local, provincial and federal police arrested 15 young Muslim men, including five minors, in the Toronto area. Those 15, and two others who have been in jail since last August, are accused of
Nick Everett East Timor's current political crisis began when a group of soldiers from the country's west — which grew from 140 to 591 — signed a petition claiming discrimination inside the 1300-strong East Timorese Defence Force (FDTL). In
CANBERRA — A delegation from the Northern Territory visited federal politicians in Canberra on June 21-22 to express their opposition to a proposed radioactive waste dump mooted for the NT. The delegation consisted of Mt Everard traditional
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
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
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