On March 20, anti-war and international solidarity activists globally will mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the US-led “coalition of the willing”.
“We’ve got two goals in the G20", US President Barack Obama said of the approaching London summit of finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 of the world’s largest national economies plus the European Union. “The first is to revive the capitalist system and the second is to agree on new regulations to save capitalism from itself.”
In recent years, there has been a gradual growth in the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, which aims to put economic pressure on Israel until it recognises the rights of the occupied Palestinian people and puts an end the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Under a scheme about to be rolled out by the Rudd government, Aboriginal communities living in remote parts of Australia will be forced to bargain for access to public housing by surrendering control of their land for at least 40 years.
The article below is compiled from reports from Tamilnet.org. To express opposition to the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal war on Tamil civilians, carried out under cover of a military assault to defeat the armed pro-independence group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and join growing international calls for an immediate ceasefire, send a letter to Sri Lanka’s acting consul-general to Australia, Gothami Indikadahena, slcgsyd@bigpond.com.
The Fair Work Bill (FWB) being decided in the Senate will be weakened by Labor’s deal with the opposition and independent senators, which further delivers the corporate agenda to undermine gains for workers’ rights.
The article below is reprinted from Tamilnet.org, which has also published the full text of the resolution.
The following statement was recently released by Climate Action Canberra in response to the government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. Visit http://climateactioncanberra.org .
The legal battle for gay marriage rights in California may have suffered another setback. The California Supreme Court looks unlikely to overturn the state’s anti-same-sex marriage legislation, Proposition 8, following a session on March 5 regarding the legality of the amendment.
On March 3, thousands rallied outside the headquarters of the Association of Mexican Banks (AMB), in the centre of Mexico City, to denounce speculation, bank fees and the national government´s response to the economic crisis.
More than 300,000 people poured into the streets of San Salvador on March 7, for the closing rally of the campaign for Mauricio Funes, the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation’s (FMLN) presidential candidate for the March 15 elections.
After 8000 km on the road with 100 vehicles and 500 volunteers, the passage of the Viva Palestina convoy into Gaza City brought out thousands of jubilant Palestinians to celebrate the latest breakthrough against Israeli oppression.
The killing of two British soldiers and a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officer by Irish republicans opposed to the peace process have threatened to destabilise the political situation in the six counties in the north of Ireland still claimed by Britain.
This article is abridged from accounts by Farooq Tariq, a leader of the Labour Party Pakistan, posted at http://www.links.org.au. An LPP representative will be attending the World at a Crossroads conference in Sydney, April 10-12. Visit http://www.worldatacrossroads.org.
The glory of being “the other”. The pride and punishment of not being “like them …” Not being white, being Indian and being half cast … That is the harsh but ultimately glorious destiny of the Bolivian.
On March 3, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which fought a 10-year war against the Nepalese monarchy, started recruiting new soldiers to fill vacancies.


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