May 22nd 2004

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: An election winning Budget?

EDITORIAL: Child care funding and the Budget

AGRICULTURE: Sugar package, Clayton's package

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Ethanol for strategic energy self-reliance

STRAWS IN THE WIND: More history wars / Betrayal / Guilt by association / ALP founding

COMMENT: Tougher law enforcement needed to stop drug wars

FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: Economist describes CIE report as laughable

Nature says no to same sex marriage (letter)

Vietnam human rights (letter)

Western media hypocrisy (letter)

No choice for mothers (letter)

Marriage unaffordable (letter)

Taiwan and the WHO (letter)

US economic integration defended (letter)

ECONOMY: Manufacturing decline causes foreign debt crisis

Europe's uncertain future

REPORT: More of the same at UN women's conference

COMMENT: Same-sex marriage: there are no limits

BOOKS: EMPIRE: How Britain Made The Modern World, by Niall Ferguson

BOOKS: Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy, by G. Edward White

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Vietnam human rights (letter)

by Tien Nguyen

News Weekly, May 22, 2004

Thank-you for publishing the article "Vietnam's sex trade shame" (NW, May 8, 2004). Vietnam's human rights abuse file has been a shameful one since the communists took occupation in 1975.

May I direct any readers who wish to find out more about the situation of the Vietnamese people to the "Australia Vietnam Human Rights Committee" (, or the "Vietnamese Community in Australia".

Both organisations will be able to direct readers to more information and provide possible action that readers may be willing to be a part of.

Tien Nguyen,
Ascot Vale, Vic

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