By Malik Miah SAN FRANCISCO — "We found Nike to be in the forefront of a global economy", said Andrew Young, former civil rights leader, mayor of Atlanta and US United Nations ambassador, in his "independent" report on Nike's global sportswear
School cleaners strike for jobs By Tony Iltis HOBART — Most of Tasmania's 300 government schools were closed for a week after cleaning and maintenance staff went on strike on July 7. The dispute started when the government announced that
Editorial: A dishonest response A dishonest response @box text intro = Prime Minister John Howard, speaking on Thursday Island on July 9, responded to criticism of his government's record on race issues by thumping the nationalist tub. "...
By June McKay CANBERRA — Simon Jarman, the secretary of the ACT branch of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), announced his resignation on July 1. Jarman had been elected in November 1996, narrowly defeating the incumbent, Cath
Richmond protest against One Nation By Natasha Simons RICHMOND — Some 60 people gathered outside the Richmond RSL on July 2 to protest against a meeting of Pauline Hanson supporters looking to set up a branch of One Nation in the
NUS National Education Conference By Ray Fulcher BRISBANE — More than 100 people attended the NUS National Education Conference here July 5-6. The conference was organised around seminars featuring talks on aspects of the attack on higher
Rally for a woman's right to choose By Ruth Ratcliffe BRISBANE — A rally here on July 8 protested against the de-funding of Children by Choice, a counselling and referral service, and Queensland health minister Mike Horan's threats to
Tomorrow ... defended "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." — Bertholt Brecht. Did Phil Shannon [book review, GLW, June 4] forget? Tomorrow ... was not a history of the Communist Party of
Australia First Elected ALP MHR for Kalgoorlie in 1980, Graeme Campbell steadily moved to the extreme right. He was an outspoken champion of the mining industry, in 1988 crossing the floor over Labor's gold tax. He loudly opposed the
By Susan Laszlo and Bernadette Mullholland The federal government's 1996 and 1997 budget cuts to community child-care make clear its intention to dismantle the not-for-profit sector, now in its 25th year. The attack is accompanied by the lie
By Maurice Sibelle and Peter Boyle The militant demonstrations at founding meetings of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party in Dandenong and Canberra have triggered another hysterical campaign in the establishment media against these allegedly
Miners from the Hunter No. 1 colliery in the Hunter Valley have been on strike since June 10, when they began "protected" industrial action, allowed during an enterprise bargaining period. The 400 miners have since voted to remain on strike,
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm. Access News — Melbourne
East Timorese picket consulate By Bridget Riggs MELBOURNE A picket was maintained at the Indonesian consulate from June 27 to July 4 to protest against the murder on June 25 of East Timorese resistance leader David Alex by the Indonesian
The ghost of Egon Erwin KischThe ghost of Egon Erwin Kisch For months I've been hankering to name drop. All I needed was an excuse. Now, thanks to this country's immigration policies, my patience has been vindicated and I can mention my
By Alex Bainbridge HUNTER VALLEY — On July 4 and 7, coal trains were turned away empty at the Hunter Valley No. 1 coal mine by striking miners and their supporters. On July 8, FreightCorp — the train operator — refused to send another


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