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By Steve Rogers CANBERRA — Opponents of the ACT branch of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) are attempting to cut their losses following the resignation of one of their supporters from the position of branch assistant secretary. The
MANILA — In September last year, 253 unions, covering between 150 and 170,000 workers, broke away from the May First Movement (KMU) federation, to establish a new trade union centre called the Workers for Change (BMP). The formation of BMP
Editorial: Money rules In these times of growing antipathy to the major political parties, some emergency measures are being taken by those with an interest in keeping power where it presently resides. After intense lobbying from Labor, the
The Big Picture: The Plague: The Zero Factor — A four-part series charting the history of AIDS from the first reported case to today. ABC, 9.30pm, Thursday, November 10. Drop the Dead Donkey — George is engaged to his girlfriend, Anna, but
By Arun Pradhan Xanana Gusmao — poet, artist and resistance fighter — has come to symbolise the struggle in East Timor. His battle has been an inspiration to his fellow East Timorese and to the solidarity movement around the world.
Gareth Evans' words If Senator Evans' strong words about hunting down and bringing to justice the Khmer Rouge killers is to be taken seriously when can we expect him to introduce legislation akin to the United States Torture Victim Protection
PNG unleashes dogs of war By Frank Enright The international representative of the Bougainville Interim Government (BIG), Moses Havini, fled from the Solomons Islands on November 1 following reports that the Papua New Guinea prime minister,
Peaceful penguins "[The 1987 defence white paper] also forecast that any threat to Australia would most likely come from the north." — Sydney Morning Herald, November 1. Demanding job "I think it's true that the Westminster system demands
BRISBANE — Queensland sugar industry workers walked off the job at midnight on October 31 in support of fellow unionists at MIM Holdings after an Industrial Relations Commission decision to reduce the number of unions covering the mining operations
Comment by Lisa Macdonald and Pip Hinman We were looking forward to going to a Reclaim the Night march in Sydney. After all, last year's march was a great success. While there had been relatively little advertising, up to 6000 women of all
VIVIENNE PORZSOLT previews some of the features of the Festival of Jewish Film. The festival runs in Melbourne from November 10 to 27 at the Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick. In Perth it is at Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge,
'Best yet' By Sean Lennon MELBOURNE — "The 1994 Festival of Jewish Cinema has surpassed any previous festival of which I was director", is how festival director Les Rabinowicz describes the program and roster of overseas guests for this
Fire with water By Melinda Jollie Naomi Wolf, the respectable darling of liberal feminism, author of the 1991 best-seller The Beauty Myth and the recent Fire With Fire, will be speaking in Sydney later this month to espouse her "power
By Frank Eckardt As the recession bites, more people are living on the streets. For 10 days I trudged across parts of Tokyo, observing and talking to the people who live on its streets. In the absence of official statistics, I wanted to see the
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Hundreds of thousands of workers took part in nationally coordinated demonstrations on October 27, demanding that the government pay wage arrears and combat unemployment. In addition, workplace meetings and
By Lisa Macdonald SYDNEY — The Democratic Socialist Electoral League (DSEL) has announced that it will be standing at least two candidates in the NSW state elections in March 1995. Karen Fletcher, a well-known feminist and previous

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