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Message Stick: The Gathering —The epic and poignant story of the Indigenous Mirning people of the Nullabor. ABC, Friday, September 8, 6pm. The Chaser's War On Everything — George W Bush waged a "war on terror", but only The Chaser wages a war on
Simon Cunich, Sydney In defiance of Sydney University management, 30 students attended a forum organised by Resistance on August 30 titled "Hezbollah: terrorist organisation or national liberation movement?" A week earlier, university officials
Dave Riley, Brisbane Members of the Murri community and their supporters rallied and marched on September 1, in the week that the state inquest into the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island on November 19, 2004, wound up. The inquest
ADELAIDE — On August 17, 70 staff and students gathered in the Flinders University student union building for a forum on "The war in Lebanon — is peace possible?" The forum was addressed by David Palmer, senior lecturer in American Studies, and
Saeb Ali Occupied Palestine and Iraq feature in the news almost daily, so much so that people no longer seem shocked by the massive loss of innocent life. But this changed with Israel's latest barbaric attack on Lebanon in which more than 1000
Nawab Akbar Bugti, a key leader of the Baloch national liberation movement in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan province, was killed in a military attack on his headquarters on August 26. Nawab Bugti was 79, a veteran of the Baloch liberation
Federico Fuentes The official August 12 start of Venezuela's presidential election campaign has opened a new phase in Washington's plans to destabilise the revolutionary government headed by socialist President Hugo Chavez. Officially, the main
Pip Hinman The Environment Centre Northern Territory (ECNT) described the NT government's decision on August 29 to approve an environmental assessment for a controversial open-cut zinc mine on the McArthur River as a "big mistake". The Swiss-based
Kim Bullimore Israel gunboats and air-to-surface missiles continued to pound Gaza as "Operation Summer Rain", which began on June 28, entered its 11th week. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),
Alex Miller In an August 29 statement, former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan confirmed his plan to set up a rival breakaway group to the SSP. The group, "Solidarity — A new movement for socialism in Scotland", will be launched at a
Doug Lorimer United Press International reported on August 25 that an opinion poll showed 63% of Israeli voters want Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign for what they see as the failure of Israel's 34-day war on Lebanon to achieve any of its stated
Sam Wainwright, Perth Led by some of the 107 workers being sued by the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), around 4500 people rallied on August 29 in support of the first workers to face fines under the Howard government's new
Ray Fulcher, Melbourne Responding to the Victorian Court of Appeals decision, on August 18, to quash the terrorism convictions of Jack Thomas, the establishment media launched a furious campaign against the upholding of Thomas' basic democratic
James Balowski, Jakarta Activists from the West Papua Peoples United Struggle Front (Pepera) held a protest at the US Embassy in Jakarta on August 28 calling for the defendants in the Timika shooting case in West Papua to be released. The
Eva Cheng The consolidation of private capital in China at the expense of the state sector has taken another significant leap forward. "Mergers and acquisitions" (M&A) among Chinese companies and the gobbling up of Chinese entities by foreign
Kiraz Janicke, Sydney On September 1, 60 people packed out the conference room at Sydney University's Darlington Centre to hear Tammam Sulaiman, Syria's ambassador to Australia, speak on "War in the Middle East — A Syrian Perspective". The forum

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