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The Reserve Bank (RBA) of Australia announced on October 7 that they would cut the official interest rate by 1% — the largest single cut since 1992 — in response to the US financial crisis.
A Students Against the Pulp Mill organiser, Gabby Forward, was a finalist in the "Junior Hero" category of news.com.au's Green Awards. Announcing the winner on September 23, presenter Axle Whitehead described it as "the hardest category to
In the two years that have passed since the Socialist Alliance’s fifth national conference, the Australian political terrain has shifted a lot.
The seventh anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan was marked by a protest calling for the withdrawal of all foreign troops, organised by the Stop the War Coalition (StWC) on October 7. More than 100 people participated. Featured speakers
The statement below was released on October 8 by Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). The delegation’s report can be downloaded at http://www.cispes.org.
Der Krieg [War]
An exhibition of Otto Dix’s anti-war prints
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Until October 26
The Queensland Greens now have their first MP in the state parliament, after Ronan Lee, ALP member for Indooroopilly, announced on October 5 that he was defecting to the Greens. Lee won his seat from the Liberal Party in the Labor landslide of
Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality
By Loretta Napoleoni
Allen & Unwin, 2008
292 pages, $29.95 (pb)
After much debate, mounting pressure from the Catholic Church and attempted legislative amendments, the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Bill was passed unamended by the Victorian Upper House on October 10.
The October 8 article below is reprinted from http://www.cubanews.ain.cu

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