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Detroit strike a test for unions By Barry Sheppard July 13 was the first anniversary of the Detroit newspaper strike, which is the most important labour struggle taking place in the United States today. This war of attrition pits 2000 workers
By Pip Hinman The government is taking an axe to too popular an institution in its attacks on the ABC. PM Howard and Senator Richard Alston's announcement of an "independent review", to be headed by Bob Mansfield, former chief executive of the
By Peter Norford Johnston WOLLONGONG — In the latest sequence of undemocratic moves initiated by the vice-chancellor, the last meeting of the university council decided to decrease student representation on the Board of Management by half. The
By Norm Dixon Big business and government in Atlanta are using the Olympic Games as cover to rid the city of the poor and remodel it as a convention/sports mecca, safe for well-off tourists. The US government's many law-enforcement and security
By Dave Riley BRISBANE — When the ALP lost office in Queensland in the aftermath of the Mundingburra by-election, many local activists were stunned. The Queensland Greens copped the blame. An early accuser was the West End Neighbourhood News,
By Andrew Hall and Margaret Perrott WOLLONGONG — Some 500 Port Kembla residents rallied on July 14 in anger over plans to reopen the Southern Copper smelter, chanting "stop the stack — we don't want it back!". Dan Meehan, spokesperson for the
By Jodie Combeer ADELAIDE — On July 16, a meeting of young people concerned about Howard's attacks on apprentices and trainees decided to form a new campaign group, Industrial Relations Action Team (IRATe). The meeting heard reports from Young
The August 20 federal budget should not be allowed to pass the Senate. The jobs, education, health and welfare of literally millions of people are at stake. Even without the support of Tasmanian independent Brian Harradine, the ALP, Democrat and
Australia was one of only a handful of countries to oppose the relatively weak ministerial declaration which concluded the two-week climate change conference in Geneva. Environment minister Senator Robert Hill lined up with his counterparts in New
Biting PavlovBy Philip DeanDirected by David Peachey and Ken StockPandemonium Theatre ProductionsWarren Street Theatre, BrisbaneReviewed by Lynda Hansen This production, performed in a beautiful old church in Spring Hill by amateur theatre group
Challenging myths about women Lip ServiceBy Kate FillionHarper Collins. $16.95Reviewed by Trish Corcoran As the cover of Lip Service reads, it is about "the myth of female virtue in love, sex and friendship". Canadian feminist author Kate Fillion
For Diane's sake Abigail Van Buren, whose real name is Pauline Friedman Phillips, is a full-time homemaker, mother and grandmother, author of six best-sellers. Since 1956, I have considered her to be one of the best and most read advice columnists
The following is abridged from a speech given by first-year apprentice carpenter HILLARI LOGAN to a Youth Wages and Conditions forum organised by the Victorian TAFE Student and Apprentices Network (VTSAN) at Trades Hall in Melbourne on July 18. Under
By Chris Martin SYDNEY — Campaigns to recognise and celebrate contemporary indigenous history have gained new impetus with the launch of the National Aboriginal History and Heritage Council (NAHHC). The NAHHC was established at a forum held
Leading WomenBy Eva CoxRandom House, Australia, 1996. 326 pp., $19.95Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg Society has changed considerably in the 25 years since Eva Cox became involved in the women's liberation movement. The strong activity of the second wave
The Follies of PolliesCD by John DengateReviewed by Alex Bainbridge I first saw John Dengate perform live in 1987 at the National Folk Festival in Alice Springs. He presented a workshop titled: "No matter how you stir the dunny can, the shit always

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