Monthly Archives: September 2004

Quote of the Moment: “In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” Charles DeGaulle. More quotes

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An Iraqi woman says she was tortured, and her brother was sexually assaulted and died in American custody. Huda Alazawi says that an informant working for the United States army demanded $10,000, or he would write a report saying that … Continue reading

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A Redfern police Aboriginal liasion officer says his house was burned down and the police made death threats, to try and stop him coming speaking at an enquiry into the death of local teenager TJ Hickey. Paul Wilkinson, a civilian … Continue reading

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Private schools have not used government funding to reduce fees and so allow them to take students from less wealthy families, but to “position themselves in the market” for rich families, a new study has found. The study by the … Continue reading

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A Filipino man has lost his job with a pharmaceutical multi-national, because he marred a woman who worked for a rival firm. The man was transferred from his job with Glaxowellcome, after first being told his wife should quit her … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country….corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, … Continue reading

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Openly gay Democrat MP Brian Grieg has swapped preferences with a morally conservative party that opposes gay marriage. In Senator Grieg’s maiden speech to federal parliament, he said he had known he was gay since the age of 12, and … Continue reading

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The fact that a nurse was removed from a senior role just days after an argument with NSW Health Minister Craig Knowles, and that this confrontation was mentioned during the meeting where she was told she was removed, was complete … Continue reading

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An American intelligence report says that the best prospect for Iraq is “tenuous stability” and the worst case civil war. The National Intelligence Estimate was sent to the White House in July. Retired general William Odom, former head of the … Continue reading

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Evidence of prisoner abuse and possible war crimes at Guantanamo Bay reached the highest levels of the Bush administration as early as autumn 2002, but Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, chose to do nothing about it, according to a new … Continue reading

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