By Sujatha Fernandes After 17 years of rule by the right-wing United National Party (UNP) government in Sri Lanka, the People's alliance (PA) was elected to government in August 1994 on a wave of popular support. One of its main promises was to
By Anthony Benbow PERTH — In a dispute with the state Liberal government which goes far beyond wages and work conditions, teachers are now in the ninth month of a campaign to improve public education. The State School Teachers Union of WA
Write on CEPU elections I am writing in regard to a few of the points raised by W.E. (Bill) Game in a letter in GLW #201. In thinking back over the WA CEPU election campaign, and reading the article by fellow CEPU member Michael
Australia's Washington embassy was picketed on September 5 by 50 protesters, including consumer advocate Ralph Nader and Greenpeace activists, condemning BHP's role in the PNG government's plan to outlaw compensation cases against the BHP-owned Ok
By Chris Spindler Average farm cash incomes have fallen by an estimated 17% in 1994-95. Those farms affected by the drought in the past year have had cash incomes 50% below farms not affected. Those affected by drought for two years have incomes
Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936By Wendy Z. GoldmanCambridge University Press, 1993. 351 pp., $39.95Reviewed by Pip Hinman Wendy Z. Goldman has done a great service: she has filled a gap in the history
By Norm Dixon Years of anger and frustration at the French government's refusal to heed the wishes of the people of Tahiti have erupted into the most serious rebellion ever seen in this Pacific country. Tea Hirshon, spokesperson for the
The major mobilisations in Tahiti in recent months have repeatedly stressed the links between the Maohi people's struggle for independence and the struggle for a nuclear-free world. It's obvious that if the Chirac government didn't have the option of
By Norm Dixon The French occupied Tahiti in 1842. Between 1844 and 1847, rebels led the ruling Pomare family and supported by the entire population waged a bitter guerilla war against the French from mountain strongholds before being finally
Actively Radical TV — Community television's progressive current affairs program tackles the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Friday, 10.30pm. Movie Matinee: Curfew (1993) — The stressful routine of
The "ranaways" colour themselves, Scooping saffron and silver and copper-green From the old shell casings, forgotten on mantle-pieces Sparkle shims on their Tungus hair, knotted strong, They brown their feet in the mud dust,
By Tyrion Perkins [From June 28 to July 21, 13 people from Australia visited Nicaragua on a work-study brigade. This is the second article based on the brigade's experiences.] While the FSLN prepares for the elections in 1996, the political
The September 8 Financial Review carried a front-page story celebrating the recent financial success of paper pulp companies. It seems that over the last year, most of them have been able to turn modest returns, or in some cases even losses, into
Peter Montague People calling themselves "conservatives" in Congress are preparing to flay US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists for the agency's four-year effort to determine the true hazards of dioxin. Dioxin is a highly toxic
By Tamara Desiatov PERTH — Up to 200 TAFE teachers, students and supporters rallied here on September 6 after three days of statewide strike action called by TAFE members of the State School Teachers Union (SSTUWA). The action was supported
By Lisa Macdonald Within hours of the Chirac government's detonation of the nuclear test at Moruroa on September 6, anti-nuclear protesters around the world condemned the move and warned of the disastrous environmental and health consequences.


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