Portuguese police are going to ignore English football fans smoking cannabis. Portugal alr4eady has relaxed drug laws but upon reccomendation from the Dutch police has decided it's happy to allow football fans to 'get stoned' as they are easier to control and less violent. "It's OK to Smoke Dope, England Fans Told" (Guardian Unlimited; Friday 11th June 2004)
Further paranioa in the grand USA: "Art Becomes The Next Suspect in America's 9/11 Paranoia" (Guardian Unlimited; Friday 11th June 2004)
Peter Garrett, x-frontman of Aussie rock group Midnight Oil, looks set to bring his radical enviromental views to the new Australian Parliament. The Labor party have invited him to stand for election in one of their safe seats. A general election is taking place in Australia in the autumn with the current ruling Conservative party expecting to have a hard time due to their pro-Iraq/American war stance. Several commentators are expecting a big anti-war turnout propelling Labor into power in a Spanish-style upset for another American ally. "Australian Rocker Wants To Be MP". (BBC On-Line; Thursday 10th June 2004).
Celibacy "is unnatural and doomed to disappear" in the church and elsewhere writes an elderly priest in his newly published biography. "Argentine Priest Revelas Sex Life" (BBC On-Line; Thursday 10th June 2004)