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BY PAUL OBOOHOV
CANBERRA — The Save The Ridge campaign group is intensifying its campaign to defend the area of bushland threatened by the Gungahlin Drive road extension.
Save the Ridge activists have begun marking endangered trees throughout

BY MICK BULL
Former Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) activist and Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) organiser Johnny Loh has died after a long battle with illness.
Born in 1953, "Lohie", as he became known, grew up in the

BY LEE YU KYUNG
On November 17, following a meeting with US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, South Korea's defence minister Jo Young Gil announced that Seoul had agreed to send 3000 additional troops to Iraq, including combat troops. They will

BY AHMAD NIMER
TORONTO — In a significant victory for the right to organise on Canadian campuses, protests by Palestinian solidarity activists forced the University of Toronto (UT) administration to allow a planned conference to go ahead. The

BY JIM MCILROY
BRISBANE — On November 27, 200 people marched through city streets demanding an end to uncontrolled land clearing in Queensland. The marchers rallied outside the state parliament on the last day of sitting for the year.
At the

BY NORM DIXON
On November 7, the federal Coalition government announced multi-billion-dollar, high-tech military purchases that will give the Australian Defence Force (ADF) the ability to launch major unilateral military aggressions in the

BY STUART MUNCKTON
The November 28 Australian reported that federal education minister Brendan Nelson has watered down legislation attacking the higher education system in a bid to get it through the Senate.
Labor, the Greens and the Democrats

BY BENJAMIN DANGL
COCHABAMBA — This interview with socialist leader Evo Morales took place a month after the massive popular uprising against the Bolivian government's proposal to export the country's natural gas to the US for a meagre sum. Huge

Iraq I
In the United States, free speech is guaranteed under the Constitution, but that hasn't prevented the US Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq from banning Arab broadcasting networks in Iraq that don't push a US line.
In September, Al

Fat Cats and Running Dogs: the Enron Stage of CapitalismBy Vijay PrashadZed Books, 2002, 246 pp, $28.95 (pb)
REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON
Enron, the giant US-based energy corporation, may have died from "creative accounting" and speculative

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