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What began as a coup aimed at deposing a millionaire landowner president, whose “crime” had been to gradually shift Honduras away from US control and implement mild pro-people reforms, has spurned on a mass resistance movement with the potential to revolutionise the country.
Thousands of peasant rights’ activists marched in Guarico, Venezuela on Thursday to demand an end to impunity for the killings of 220 farmer organizers since the 2001 Land Reform Law was passed. The march was sparked by two recent attacks presumed to have been planned and paid for by large estate owners against well-known land reform activists.
Emory Douglas, former “Minister for Culture” in the US Black Panther Party, spoke at Brisbane's Institute of Modern Art on October 1. Douglas is now a part of the Artist Rights Society, and remains a committed activist artist and campaigner for social justice and empowerment.
The following letter is in response to a Sydney Morning Herald editorial. It was sent to that paper but not published. * * *
The flooding in the Philippines after Typhoon Ketsana has displaced hundreds of thousands. The left-wing Power of the Masses Party (PML) is calling for donations to help in relief work (see below for details).
Abortion is still a criminal offence in Queensland, but most Australians, including Queenslanders, are pro-choice.
South Australian Climate Camp activists declared the state’s first climate camp a great success.
The following statement is from the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union (LHMU) Queensland. * * *
Hundreds of people braved gale-force winds and driving rain to attend Climate Camp ’09 in Helensburgh, on NSW’s south coast, over October 9-11. The activists took part in workshops, performances and an Aboriginal welcome and smoking ceremony.
Students at the University of Sydney said the federal government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) is not a solution to climate change at a student general meeting on October 7.

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