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Hamersley sacks union activist

By Stephen Robson

PERTH — One hundred and eighty members of the Metal and Engineering Workers' Union (MEWU) struck after Hamersley Iron sacked John Mercer, the union convener at the Tom Price operation,

Students released

Students arrested during an army attack on demonstrators at the Indonesian National Institute of Science and Technology (ISTN) on June 24 have been released.

The releases followed a confrontation at a hearing of one of

Not so scatty TV

By Adam Hanieh

ADELAIDE — SCAT TV, a community-based television station is a breath of fresh air in the heavily monopolised world of media.

SCAT (which stands for student and community access television) began two

By Joy McEntee

BRISBANE — More than 500 women from around the country met here July 13-15 for the seventh annual Network of Women Students of Australia (NOWSA) conference. This is the largest NOWSA ever, and twice the size of the last

By Renfrey Clarke

MOSCOW — Boris Yeltsin's campaign to concentrate near-absolute power in his own hands as president is to reach an important landmark on July 12. The Constitutional Assembly which Yeltsin summoned in order to legitimise his

Twenty factories in the steel and electronics industry went on strike in Saxony in April and May, along with six steel mills in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Steelworkers of Thuringia, Berlin and Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt also

By Jose Gutierrez

Have the media in Australia ever been "democratic"? Regular readers of Green Left Weekly would probably answer, "No: that's why I read GLW".

I agree. But there are other media that also qualify under the "democratic"

By Peter Boyle

Joan Coxsedge, the left-wing former Labor MP, says she had been wanting to visit Cuba for ages before she finally made her first visit in February 1992. "I wore two hats. One was as a long-time political activist keen to meet

Light satire from Italy

Johnny Stecchino
Directed by Robert Benigni
Starring Robert Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi
From mid-July at the Nova Cinema, Melbourne
Reviewed by Vannessa Hearman

This is Italy's highest grossing film to

Protest against US bombing of Baghdad

By Jenny Long

SYDNEY — Around 120 people gathered outside the US Consulate on June 29 to protest against the cruise missile bombing of Baghdad by the United States. The protest, which was called by

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