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Tamil solidarity meeting in Sydney SYDNEY — A meeting at the Glebe Town Hall organised by Green Left Weekly and the Australian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA) on the Eelam Tamil nation's struggle for self-determination drew nearly 100
The Irish people voted narrowly in favour of the right to divorce in a hotly contested referendum on November 26. As predicted, the result was close, with 50.3% in favour and 49.7% against. The referendum was won by 9,114 votes out of a total 1.6
Tasmanian Greens Bob Brown (GLW 22/11/95) objects to my statement that "the Greens ... tarnished their public image" in the Tasmanian Green-Labor Accord of 1989-92. It is true that it was Labor that put forward the resource security legislation that
The recent industrial action and the demonstrations in France are part of a campaign against the Chirac government's plans to cut welfare benefits and impose a tax under the pretext of trying to reduce France's Social Security deficit. Among the
A soft heart ...? "It's always anathema to me to have writs out against our own employees. I don't think that's a good way to win the hearts and minds of our people." — CRA's chief executive, Leon Davis, on Comalco's legal action against the
Haiti: Dangerous Crossroads
Edited by NACLA
South End Press, 1995
256 pp., US$15.00 (pb)
Programs of interest on Sydney Community TV (UHF 31) — Perleeka, indigenous Australians' program, nightly, 7pm. Art Experimenta, Mondays, 8pm and 11.30pm, and Tuesdays, 3am and 6.30am. Bent TV, Gay and lesbian program, Thursdays, 10.30pm and
By Ben Alterman CASTLEMAINE — Jeff Kennett's economic rationalism has seen some repugnant transformations: hospitals turned into market squares, public co-ed schools into elite private girls' colleges, public parkland into private race tracks,
Profiting from the 'casino culture' in Victoria By Dave Holmes MELBOURNE — Since its 1992 landslide election win, Jeff Kennett's Coalition government has made an indelible impact on Victoria as it has sought to increase corporate profits at the
By Ana Pararajasingham The media would have us believe that by capturing Jaffna town, the Sri Lankan armed forces have paved the way for the armed uprising of the Tamil people to be crushed once and for all. The expected "fall of Jaffna" is portrayed
By Norm Dixon The decision of the Iowa Board of Parole to release US socialist Mark Curtis is being celebrated by his supporters. "This is a tremendous victory", said an ecstatic Curtis, who will be freed sometime after December 7. Curtis has spent
By Leslie Williams CANBERRA — On November 29, workplace delegates in ACT government services voted unanimously to call an all-unions stop work meeting for December 8. The meeting was convened by the ACT Trades and Labor Council (TLC) to discuss the