Tibet Norm Dixon's article about Tibet [GLW #248] left me feeling weird. In the seventies it was so difficult to get anyone to be sympathetic to the Tibetans plight. There was so much Chinese propaganda issued to cover their actions. The
By Pat Brewer CANBERRA — At a stop-work meeting on October 16, National Tertiary Education and Industry Union and Community and Public Sector Union members unanimously agreed to drop industrial bans as a sign of good faith in stalled enterprise
By Emily McCosker and Marina Cameron Law students at Sydney, NSW and Melbourne universities, and the University of Technology, Sydney, have condemned the federal government's proposals to introduce differential HECS and lower the repayment
At the end of this week, women around Australia will march to Reclaim the Night, to protest violence against women and demand their right to participate in society fully and in safety. The capitalist media usually promote the idea that women's
By Virginia Brown PERTH — The International Women's Day collective and West Australian-South African Solidarity have joined forces to tour Jabulile Matilda Ndlovu, a South African women's activist, trade unionist and writer. Meetings will be held
Generation fBy Virginia TrioliMinerva, 1996Reviewed by Jo Brown The inspiration for Generation f was the 1995 book The First Stone written by Helen Garner. Garner attacked two women at Ormond College in Melbourne who took the college master to court
By Jo Williams MELBOURNE — Unfortunately, the last few months of hectic campaigning against the Liberals' education cuts has provided an opportunity for some to (conveniently) forget lessons learnt over the last decade of fighting Labor's attacks
By Rob Heller MELBOURNE — To mark UN World Food Day on October 16 a roving demonstration was held in the central business district here targeting McDonald's outlets. Around 60 activists handed out hundreds of leaflets and chanted slogans like,
The August 19th movement As I write it is all of two months since the doors of parliament shattered in our hands. The month in which our strength was briefly marshalled — the angry, rapturous, in-your-face furore that overtook us — has settled.
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — For months, political crisis has gripped Belarus, the former Soviet republic of 10 million people on Russia's western border. President Alyaksandr Lukashenko, like Russia's Boris Yeltsin in the early autumn of 1993, is
By Terry Bartholomew Despite widespread public funding stringency, the reduction of university operating grants and increases in the amounts that students are expected to pay for higher education, enrolments in most university undergraduate and
On October 16, the Democrats took a step closer to fulfilling Cheryl Kernot's prediction of a few days' before — that the Coalition's industrial relations law would be in force by the end of the year — by voting for the bill to move to the
By Chris Martin On October 9, the Dunghutti people of northern NSW became the first Aboriginal nation to win land under native title legislation on mainland Australia. The announcement came just one day after the federal government declared its
By Douglas Kelly CANBERRA — Early in 1994, opponents in the ANU Staff Association of the National Tertiary Education and Industry Union "National Framework Agreement" predicted the following consequences of enterprise bargaining (EB):
Than who? "The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Downer, believes Australia will have to be less outspoken on human rights if it wishes to integrate more fully with East Asia." — Sydney Morning Herald, October 11. Most things are "For too many
By Stephen Marks Elections in Ecuador in May confirmed the rapid rise of the recently formed Pachakátic Plurinational Unity Movement-New Country Movement (MUPP-NP). The front was an initiative of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities


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