July 16th 2005

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: Federal Labor's crisis of identity

EDITORIAL: Decisive shift in US Supreme Court

LABOR PARTY: The lesson Labor still has to learn

WORKPLACE RELATIONS: No more hurdles for Howard's dismissal laws

RURAL AFFAIRS: Confronting the myths about agriculture

CENTRAL ASIA: China's march on central Asia

REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY: The dark downside of donor insemination

PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: Defending the role of parliament

STRAWS IN THE WIND: US fury at Israeli arms sales to China / Not helping the poor / Turn of the tide? / Government's embarrassment

OPINION: Free speech under attack in Victoria

Howard Government's attack on Australian workers (letter)

Why the silence over abortion? (letter)

Ignorance no excuse (letter)

High price of extra water (letter)

To rule or to govern is the question (letter)

Malaria worse than DDT (letter)

BOOKS: THE CUBE AND THE CATHEDRAL: Europe, America, and Politics without God, by George Weigel

BOOKS: MAO: THE UNKNOWN STORY, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

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Malaria worse than DDT (letter)

by Greg Byrne

News Weekly, July 16, 2005

I don't think that News Weekly has done anything on DDT, but it has become controversial because of the fact that malaria has killed about 50 million people since DDT was banned on spurious environmental and health grounds in response to Rachel Carson's book in the 1960s, Silent Spring.

The Greens are the latest reincarnation of the far Left and the real enemies of the National Civic Council.

Gerry Jackson, in Brookes News, has been writing about these topics since about 1995 when the DDT issue first blew up. The Left has shown callous indifference to the deaths of millions of Third World people, whether they die by malaria or AIDS.

Greg Byrne,
Rowville, Vic.

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