By Craig Cormick

Based on highly reliably international contacts, leaked documents and horoscopes from several TV magazines, Nostradamus' Media Watch presents a highly accurate forecast of political events across the globe.

Arthur Tunstall

Kurnell workers end strike

By David Mizon

SYDNEY — Striking Kurnell workers returned to work on May 19, having gained little in concrete conditions. Their seven-day strike forced Caltex management to negotiate, but the focus has now moved

"Those people, including senior Federal Labor ministers, have all been very supportive, many expressing their disgust at the attacks on me and urging me not to resign as Deputy President [of the Senate]." — Wife-basher Senator Noel

Sydney Film Festival

The 42nd Sydney Film Festival, which opens on June 9, will mark the centenary of cinema. As well as the 150 plus films from 30 countries, there will be a larger group of retrospectives including a selection of underrated

By Jim McIlroy

BRISBANE, May 21 — As we go to press, a return-to-work recommendation is to be put to a mass meeting of Mt Isa workers on Monday, May 22. Whatever the vote at the meeting, it is clear that the workers face an ongoing struggle to

May is proving to be a very good month for the Green Left Weekly fund appeal. This year we need to raise in excess of $100,000 — above and beyond money received from sales — in order to keep the project afloat.

Much of the money raised for

By Peter Montague

New research on loss of species indicates that extinctions are occurring now at a rate 100 to 1000 times as fast as "natural background" rates of extinction. (Stuart Pimm, "Seeds of Our Own Destruction", New Scientist, April 8,

Until June 3, an exhibition of "Contemporary Art of the South Pacific" is being held at the Gallery of the Alliance Francaise de Sydney. TABAH SILAU, a Papua New Guinean painter, activist and member of the provincial government of Madang, spoke to

By Chris Beale

Thailand's longest serving elected government — just two and a half years old — fell on the anniversary of enormous pro-democracy demonstrations three years ago, which defeated soldiers bent on a massacre.

There's no

[The material printed here was sent to us by the Education Action Network (EAN) in WA.]

The following is two letters which have been produced in response to the flak that activists in WA received after the militant occupation of the Perth DEET


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