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In December, JILL HICKSON visited Indonesia with a video camera to document the situation there since the government crackdown in July on the People's Democratic Party (PRD). As a guest of the underground, she travelled extensively around the country
Rain and Fire (for Stephen) 169>When rain and fire again leave the country in peace, the world will no longer be the world but something better." — S. Marcos We sat, those men and me, in a squalid pub, where Jose told us of his struggle,
Ballarat NTEU beats sackings By Jeremy Smith On January 10, five workers in the University of Ballarat Student Union were handed redundancy notices. On January 11, they awoke to find their jobs advertised in the local paper. The sackings were
Struggles mount as Indonesian activists go on trial By Max Lane The trials of Peoples Democratic Party (PRD) president Budiman Sujatmiko, PRD secretary-general Petrus Haryanto, Indonesian Centre for Labour Struggles (PPBI) president Dita Sari,
Iranian oil workers strike Oil refinery workers in Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz and Esfahan struck for two days on December 18 and 19. The strike came after the government failed to meet a two-month deadline to recognise the strikers' right of collective
Children of the RevolutionWritten and directed by Peter Duncan Reviewed by Nick Fredman Peter Duncan's first feature had a lot of potential — a decent budget, a stellar cast and an ambitious theme in a satirical look at Stalinism and its effects
Michael Collins: Irish patriot or sell-out? By Sean Healy There's no doubt about it — Michael Collins portrays one of the most heroic and tragic periods in the very long, heroic and tragic history of Ireland, and does it very engagingly. The
By Paul Oboohov Progressive candidates from the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs did well in the recent Community and Public Sector Union national elections. In the national office of DEETYA, however, progressive
By Tom Flanagan Public comment on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed uranium mine at Jabiluka closed on January 9. Australian Conservation Foundation campaigner Dave Sweeney observed, "The Jabiluka EIS is not a
Why should skating be a crime? By Colin Salter ALP government initiatives in NSW include "anti-gang" legislation which brands a group of three or more youths with "baseball caps on backwards" as a potential risk and initiates the idea of curfews

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