Long-time activist and national secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association Ajanta Lohit was diagnosed recently with liver cancer after suffering from breast cancer since 2001. Chemotherapy has begun with the support of impoverished

John Vidovich & Rachel Evans
After campaigning for over a year, queer students at Western Australia's Edith Cowan University (ECU) have finally won a space for the use of queer students, — as exists on most campuses.
"Women's and indigenous

Message Stick: Broken Borders — What impact is urbanisation having on Indigenous Australians and what does this mean for the future of Aboriginality? ABC, Friday, July 7, 6pm.
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Pip Hinman
Human rights activists have welcomed the US Supreme Court's decision, on June 29, declaring the military commissions for Guantanamo Bay prisoners illegal. Raul Bassi from the Cantebury-Bankstown Peace Group, which has campaigned to free

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PERTH — On June 25, 50 people attended a rally organised by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) for World Refugee Day, to protest the Australian government's refugee policies and legislation that would send asylum seekers who arrive in

Rohan Pearce
Following Israel's missile attack on the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City on July 2, the Israeli military issued a statement claiming it was intended to "secure the safe return" of Israeli soldier Gilad

Sue Bolton
Joan Doyle, Victorian Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union postal division secretary, described the national June 28 protest against Work Choices as "sensational". It showed that, "three months after the laws have been

Zoe Kenny
The 20-year international moratorium on commercial whaling suffered a blow from the Japan-led campaign against it at this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, which was held on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts on June

Allen Myers, Phnom Penh
Several hundred members and supporters of the Women's Network for Unity (WNU), the union of sex workers, gathered on June 28 to celebrate the organisation's sixth anniversary.
The events began on the bank of the Tonle Sap


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