By Steve Rogers CANBERRA — National officials in the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) are anxiously watching the outcome of by-elections taking place throughout May. In recent months, widespread criticism has emerged of the union's
BORIS KAGARLITSKY is a former deputy in the Moscow City Soviet, a leading member of Russian Party of Labour (PL) and the author of several books about socialism after the fall of the Stalinist regimes in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. He writes
Based on highly reliable international contacts, leaked documents and horoscopes from several TV magazines, Nostradamus' Media Watch presents a highly accurate forecast of political events across the globe. McNamara's Vietnam confessions
By Max Lane SYDNEY — "I hope people will be active and participate in the May 13 protests around Australia", Elino Santos told Green Left Weekly on May 3. For Santos, being "active and participating" has been a way of life in East Timor. From
Following the resignation of all the bourgeois opposition parties from the national parliament of Bangladesh in 1994, the country has plunged into a constitutional crisis. As well, large general strikes have destabilised the economy. Green Left
Big Noise — the Mambo Inn compilation Various artists Hannibal/Rykodisc through Festival Reviewed by Norm Dixon One of the refreshing aspects of the world music craze has been its growing popularity among the more aware and open-minded
By Janet Parker Ian Cohen is perhaps best known for surfing at the bow of a warship in the quest for peace, scaling the chimney of a polluting incinerator to demand its closure and diving into murky waters to protest ocean outfalls. Today he is
Police called in ALP preselection brawl By Shane Bentley NEWCASTLE — Police have been asked to investigate allegations of fraud after an ALP preselection battle for the federal seat of Newcastle. The sitting member, Allan Morris, called
By Dave Riley BRISBANE — Despite the biggest anti-government rallies since Labor came to power in Queensland, the controversial South Coast Motorway is to be built. Expressions of interest will be sought from private firms to design,
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — First, in 1992, there was shock and disorientation as the beginning of "reform" threw at least a third of the Russian population into poverty. Then, in 1993 and 1994, even while output in the economy continued to
By Eva Cheng The government's plan to corporatise and privatise public services under the proposals of the Hilmer Committee threatens to widen the gap between rich and poor. As well, there are serious doubts whether the extensive benefits being
By Max Lane On a historic occasion for the Indonesian labour movement, workers and students took to the streets to demonstrate on May Day for the first time since General Suharto seized power 30 years ago. The actions were initiated by the
More accessible than your mum Dolly magazine in its May issue published a "Sex Extra" sealed section which apparently drew criticism from some parents and citizens groups. Although it had been about 15 years since I last picked up an issue, my
A Green Left seller in Sydney reports she was given an anonymous donation last week. While she was selling to another buyer near Town Hall in the centre of the city, the unknown man slipped a $50 note into her hand, took a paper and quickly
There are an estimated 1 million industrial vessels fishing the world's oceans. Many of these ships are highly efficient in the ways that they find, catch and process fish. They are also wasteful of marine resources, and each year dump millions of
Health insurance bill draws criticism By Jennifer Thompson Federal health minister Carmen Lawrence's Health Legislation (Private Health Insurance Reform) Amendment Bill has drawn criticism from a wide range of doctors, specialists and


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