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More than 2,000 civilians were slaughtered by Sri Lankan Army shelling on the night of May 9,
“The country is not going to sink. Despite the world economic crisis, we will keep advancing in social and human development”, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said, inaugurating a new pharmaceutical plant at Las Adjuntas, Caracas, on May 3. He was speaking on his weekly TV program Alo Presidente.
An uprising by the Amazonian indigenous people of Peru continues to grow and get more radical in the face of government inaction.
“Integral fast reactors” and other “fourth generation” nuclear power concepts have been gaining attention, in part because of comments by US climate scientist James Hansen.
The statement below was released by the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran. For more information, contact or . Visit the site of Solidarity Committee with Iranian Workers-Australia, at
Much has been made in the international media of right-wing multimillionaire Ricardo Martinelli’s victory in Panama’s May 3 presidential elections. Martinelli’s triumph has been trumpeted as a break in the recent trend of left-wing electoral victories in the Americas.
New South Wales Teachers Federation (NSWTF)president Bob Lipscombe has announced an new position on performance pay on the federation’s website.
Motorola, Caterpillar, Veolia, the Tesco supermarket chain, and other companies across the world that do business with Israel are suffering losses due to a global boycott in support of Palestinian rights.
On April 30, the US state department released its 2008 Country Reports on Terrorism.
The federal Labor government’s pre-election promise to abolish anti-worker Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) has once again been exposed as a lie.
Police detained dozens of opposition activists, lawyers and legislators on May 6 and 7, as protests erupted around the ruling National Front (BN) removal of the opposition People’s Alliance (PR) state government of Perak.
Supporters of El Savador’s left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) stormed parliament on May 1 in protest against attempts to impose a right-wing deputy as Congress president.
More than 40 Australian academics have signed a statement calling for a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions.
News that millionaire developer and Fremantle Labor candidate Peter Tagliaferri has been a member of the “500 club” — a Liberal party fundraising group — has mired the Labor campaign in controversy in the final weeks of campaigning for the May 16 Fremantle by-election.
On May 6 and 7, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari was in Washington to exchange platitudes with US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Since the global economic crisis began, there has been a sharp fall in global demand for steel, resulting in more competition between steel makers.

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