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On September 12, the Baloch Yekjehti Committee and Labour Party Pakistan held a joint rally in Karachi condemning the August 26 killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, a leader of the Baloch national liberation movement in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan

On September 13, the Australian Law Reform Commission released a report criticising the federal government's sedition laws. ALRC president Professor David Weisbrot said: "We found that there is a real problem in the current law's continued use of the

Cameron Vincent On September 12, Mechanical Engineering Services Pty Ltd notified the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) that the company would be locking out 45 of its employees from its Yallourn premises for up to three months.

The September 9 Haaretz reported that during Israel's 34-day war against Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces fired 1800 cluster bombs containing at least 1.2 million bomblets into Lebanese towns and villages. Haaretz reported that soldiers in IDF

On September 6, thousands of residents from Orange Farm (a township south of Johannesburg) blockaded the Golden Highway, a major arterial road in Gauteng. The protesters demanded that Johannesburg's mayor address their lack of access to basic

Marcus Greville, Melbourne "Not paying these workers is in fact theft", Electrical Trades Union (ETU) organiser Shaun Leane told Green Left Weekly. He was commenting on the refusal of electrical parts manufacturer Heinemann Electric to pay wages to

Stuart Munckton "Plagued by wars and the threat of new wars, the world we live in becomes more unjust and unequal with each day that passes" — this was the indictment of the current international order offered by Carlos Lage, vice-president of

Peter Boyle On September 7, the US Senate approved a US$453 billion military budget for 2007. It included another $50 billion for the Iraq war, on top of the $314 billion spent so far on the invasion and occupation. The vote was 98-0 in favour, with

Doug Lorimer US President George Bush used the fifth anniversary of 9/11 to tell the US public that their safety from future terrorist attacks would be decided by the "outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad". "If we do not defeat these

SYDNEY — Unknown activists put up cardboard cut-outs of soldiers around this city to commemorate September 11, 2001. More photos at <http://www.flickr.com/photos/checkpoint_911>.

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