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By Tracy Sorensen SYDNEY — Public Sector Union representative Vivienne Colmer has warned that there will be a significant fall in the quality of ABC radio and television programs as result of funding cuts, job losses and commercial sponsorship
Inserted in this issue of Green Left Weekly is the first issue of NETNEWS, a four-page newsletter prepared by Visionary Media in support of Pegasus Networks. Pegasus is a system of electronic communication. Subscribers — there are more than 1000
By Peter Boyle Shortly after John Kerin replaced Paul Keating as treasurer, stock markets and the exchange rate dived sharply because of remarks from Kerin interpreted as possibly foreshadowing a change in economic policy. On June 11, the new
By Gavin Beltov Where are the unions going? It is difficult to discuss the present direction of the trade union movement as it is not clear the movement is capable of determining any direction at all. The movement is simply responding to the
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — The flat was bright and spacious. The location, however, was not what I'd wanted: far from the centre of Moscow on a relatively ill-served train line. But even in this unpopular locale, the monthly rent I recalled she
By Angela Matheson King Lear Sydney Theatre Company Staged by Philip Parsons, Wayne Harrison and John Senczuk Reviewed by Angela Matheson Does the Sydney Theatre Company believe that King Lear was meant to be a comedy? Or did it have some
Party or federation? In the recent debate concerning the value or otherwise of the proposed "Green Party," the example of "Green Alliance" in Brisbane has been quoted. I was pleased to see the way several fairly disparate left and progressive groups
By Ben Kiernan In 1990 Roger Normand, field work editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, obtained the contents of some of Pol Pot's confidential speeches in 1988, recorded in briefing notes taken by Khmer Rouge commanders who later defected.
Population Congratulations on your centre spread on population (GL 29/5). The green and left movements have an unfortunate tradition of trying to ignore the issue as concern about population has been regarded as an excuse by the rich to explain
By David Mizon MELBOURNE — A mass meeting of all unions at Shell's Geelong site unanimously rejected the company's award restructuring proposals on June 6. Shell had offered a 13.3% pay rise in return for: acceptance of the "production zone"
By Peter Boyle By giving metal industry employers the right to stand down workers, the Industrial Relations Commission has raised the stakes in its confrontation with the Hawke government and the ACTU over the April national wage case. The IRC
BRISBANE — The second annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival has drawn large crowds. Events so far have included a photographic exhibition, film festival, two cafe discussion nights entitled "Hot Issues with Hot Coffee", a quiz night, comic Sue-Anne