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Pat Denny On September 30, the Research Initiative on International Activism at the University of Technology, Sydney, will host the Fourth Latin American Solidarity Conference with the theme "The Empire's Weakest Link: Venezuela, Cuba and the
Rally numbers I read with interest the article in GLW #682 on the rally on August 29 in Perth in connection with the 107 Perth rail tunnel construction workers and claims of 4500 taking part in that rally. The claim is curious as I was at the rally
Doug Lorimer On September 10, the Chamber of Deputies, the Mexican Congress's lower house, recognised Felipe Calderon as the nation's president-elect, but members of parties that supported his main rival in Mexico's contested presidential election
Jim McIlroy & Coral Wynter, Caracas "We are waiting for our Commandante Chavez. That's why we are here. Together, we are going to win the 10 million votes!" That was the explanation of a member of Club of Grandmothers of Catia (a low-income western
Ranting Rummy tries Churchill impersonation "Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday compared critics of the Bush administration to those who sought to appease the Nazis before World War II, warning that the nation is confronting 'a new type
More than 60 people helped on polling day for Socialist Alliance candidate Sam Watson in the Brisbane Central electorate, where Watson ran against Queensland's Labor premier, Peter Beattie. Watson received 1.85% of the vote, campaigning for the
Pip Hinman, Sydney Anthony Arnove, US author and activist, made a compelling case for why the occupying troops should leave Iraq immediately at a forum hosted by Sydney University's peace and conflict studies department on September 5. Asked why it
On August 28 a judge ruled that 63 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were not guilty of breaching the peace, which they had been charged with after a February 14 Valentine's Day "bread and roses" protest outside parliament in Harare. A WOZA
Dale Mills, Sydney NSW Labor Premier Morris Iemma announced on September 5 that he plans to introduce legislation later this month to abolish the "double jeopardy" common-law principle for criminal trials. The principle states that people who have
The Non Aligned Movement — which draws together 115 Third World nations in opposition to domination by rich nations of the First World — will hold its 14th summit on September 14-15 in Havana. Cuba will assume for a second time the presidency of
Not Part of the Public: Non-Indigenous policies and practices and the health of Indigenous South Australians 1836-1973By Judith RafteryWakefield Press, 2006 $39.95 REVIEW BY EMMA MURPHY "Black men, we wish you to be happy. But you cannot be happy
Sue Bolton A New Zealand subsidiary of Australian retailing giant Woolworths responded to a 48-hour strike by its employees at distribution centres in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch on August 25 by locking them out. The sudden lockout
Indonesian non-government organisations say that the investigation into the assassination of Indonesia's foremost human rights defender Munir, who died on September 6, 2004, has reached a dead end. The NGOs, including the Commission for Missing
Eva Cheng On August 16, the Malaysian Court of Appeal rejected the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) case to be legally registered as a national political party — which it has been fighting since 1998. In his 34-page judgement, appeals court judge
MELBOURNE — Around 150 people attended a party at Trades Hall bar on September 8 to celebrate Jack Thomas' release from Barwon prison. Organised by Civil Rights Defence, the event also raised funds to help the Thomas family pay legal fees
Norm Dixon Readers of Britain's newspapers are regularly accosted with blood-curdling banner headlines screaming of the "thwarting" of potentially catastrophic "terror plots", of "Islamic fanatics" being apprehended in daring midnight raids.

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