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In Malawi, 16% of adults are infected with HIV and 31% of women attending ante-natal clinics are HIV-positive.
The impact of HIV/AIDS on the economy is already affecting economic growth rates. A study of tea workers shows mortality rates increased

Internet: the future
Which way for the internet? Some observers have declared the internet dead (or boring, which is much the same in the fashion driven world of marketing). Forrester Research, the organisation which makes a lot of money hyping

BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS
MELBOURNE — The Socialist Alliance's Aston campaign committee decided on June 30 to direct voters to preference the Labor Party's candidate, Kieran Boland, ahead of the Greens' candidate, Mick Kir, in the July 14 by-election in

BY VIVIEN MILEY
"A multi-billion dollar investment in the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will save millions of people. Those already hit by these diseases would be able to live longer and healthier lives. Even the worst affected

BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS
MELBOURNE — There have been few surprises in the Aston by-election — the competition between the major parties is more marked by what they won't talk about than what they will.
The seat of Aston, a marginal Liberal seat

REVIEW BY JON HILLSON
Before Night FallsStarring Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea di Stefano, Johnny Depp and Michael WincottDirected by Julian SchnabelGrandview Pictures, Fine Line Films 2000.
Those who defend the Cuban Revolution should

BY AARON BENEDEK & ANN DOBINSON
TOKYO — Despite international protest, Japan's controversial new junior high school history textbook went on sale in early June.
Its high media profile ensured it gained bestseller status immediately and it has

BY ALEX BAINBRIDGE
Statements by Labor Premier Jim Bacon to the effect that his government would not be bound by its decisions if they went against government policy, have shown "Tasmania Together", the government's new effort at "community

BY SEAN HEALY
Austrian authorities deployed more than 4000 police officers, including elite riot units, from across the country in the Alpine town of Salzburg on July 1, in an effort to prevent anti-capitalist protests against a summit of the World

BY JONATHAN STRAUSS
"We have a chance to fight ... to present a unified picture of workers", said N. Vasudevan, general secretary of the Federation of Blue Star Workers Unions, as I talked with him in the union's office in Mumbai. Behind him were

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