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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 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
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"
Indonesian workers group condemns ACTU The Jakarta-based worker support organisation Yayasan Maju Bersama (YMB — Advance Together Foundation) has called for Australian unions to boycott plans by the ACTU and the Australian government to
By Peter Boyle A cacophony of outrageous racist statements by the likes of Northern Territory Chief Minister Marshall Perron (Aborigines are "backward", sleep with dogs and share their germs, he says) and Western Mining director Hugh Morgan
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
By Jackie Coleman MANAGUA — In the first of a series of mobilisations leading up to the celebration of the 1979 revolution on July 19, Sandinistas commemorated the 14th annual "Repliegue" on June 26. The original Repliegue was the
Land rights and 'extremism' There is nothing that frightens the racists and the moneybags more than a victory — even a partial victory — for the Aboriginal people. Even the half-hearted acknowledgment that Australia's indigenous people

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