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BY DALE McKINLEY
JOHANNESBURG — If the public analyses of the African National Congress (ANC) government's November 13 "medium-term budget policy statement" are anything to go by, economic debate in South Africa is in a sad state. There has been

BY BILL MASON
BRISBANE — The current US occupation of Iraq has "great parallels with the US war on Vietnam" in the 1960s and 1970s, Gary MacLennan, Queensland University of Technology lecturer and radical scholar, told a forum held at the

BY JOHN PILGER
Shortly before the disastrous visit to Britain by US President George Bush on November 19-21, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was at the Cenotaph on November 11 to mark Remembrance Day. It was an unusual glimpse of a state killer

BY JOO-CHEONG THAM
The ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 proposes to amend the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 in a far-reaching manner, by inserting additional secrecy provisions into the act's detention and questioning

BY DUROYAN FERTL
SYDNEY — In response to continuous media and government vilification of Muslims in south-west Sydney, 50 people attended a meeting in Bankstown on November 26 organised by the Canterbury-Bankstown Peace Group entitled "Don't

BY EVA CHENG
An international campaign was launched on November 20 to stop the contamination of Mexican corn (maize) with the DNA from genetically modified (GM) corn produced by multinational food corporations. Corn is the Mexican population's

To the land of libertyThey came in freedom's nameThey came out openlyTo expose the villain's game
From Miami's emigres"The Brothers" came in '96Their goals your power playTo injure and impoverish
Free the Five, free the Five
So five infiltrated

BY PIP HINMAN
William Nessen, a freelance journalist and photographer from the US, spent two months with Free Aceh Movement (GAM) fighters in the northern-most tip of Sumatra from mid-May. Now returned from the daring journey, which convinced him

BY SUE BOLTON
The torrent of media speculation generated by the November 18 assault on Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) national secretary Doug Cameron has all the hallmarks of a good old-fashioned political stitch-up.
The media

BY EVA CHENG
The United States' "free trade" push suffered another setback at the November 17-21 fourth ministerial summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), held in Miami. Due to opposition, led by Brazil, to aspects of the pact, the

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