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By Melanie Sjoberg ADELAIDE — More than 100 women participated in a general meeting on June 27 to discuss the rebuilding of the women's liberation movement here. The meeting was organised by activists who felt that the large attendance at

By Norm Dixon An inquest into the 1985 murders of several political activists by South African security forces has heard evidence that police pioneered the grisly practice of "necklacing". South Africa's progressive weekly New Nation

Art with Timor Art with Timor Paintings by Sebastian Silva Beaufort Hotel Complex, Darwin, June 25-27 Reviewed by Deb Sorensen Calm rural scenes of East Timor and local vistas were the subject matter for Sebastian Silva's debut
By Andrew Worssam "To discuss a business proposition", he answered. That sounded interesting. We were both trying to forge a career in the same field and worked together occasionally — not always harmoniously, it might be added. But I felt
Workcover protests begin By Di Quin MELBOURNE — About 1000 building workers braved Melbourne's wintry conditions on July 7 to protest against the Kennett government's Workcover Act. The law, which came into effect in December,

By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — "The enthusiasm voiced in 1990 and 1991 for all types of private property has ... declined, as people have become familiar with the concrete embodiment of abstract principles in practice." Not an outlandish

By Stephen Robson PERTH — Industrial relations minister Graham Kierath tabled the Workplace Agreements Bill, the Industrial Relations Amendments Bill and the Minimum Conditions of Employment Bill in the WA parliament on July 8. When
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
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
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 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
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
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

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