By Graham Matthews TOWNSVILLE — "Boong bashing with a giant bludgeon" was how Carpentaria Lands Council coordinator Murrandoo Yanner described mining multinational Rio Tinto's attempts to secure agreement for the Century Zinc mine in
South Africans strike against privatisation By Norm Dixon Thousands of workers employed by local government in Johannesburg and Pretoria staged a one-day strike on July 1 to oppose privatisation. The strike was called by the South African
Mystery surrounds death of David Alex By James Balowski Mystery still surrounds the death of David Alex, deputy chief of staff of the East Timorese armed resistance, Falintil, who was shot and captured in Kaibada, Bacau, on June 25. The
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
Celebration of lifeCelebration of life By Brandon Astor Jones "Even the death of friends will inspire us as much as their lives ... Their memories will be encrusted over with sublime and pleasing thoughts, as monuments of other[s]
Strike wave hits Zimbabwe By Norm Dixon Workers in some of Zimbabwe's lowest paying jobs have embarked on a wave of strikes to win wage increases of up to 50%. Employers have responded with intransigence and violence, while the Mugabe
Conference to fight racism set for Sydney By Jo Brown SYDNEY — A national anti-racism conference is being organised here with the support of the NSW branch of the National Union of Students. The conference, called "Fighting Racism", will
Anti-Hanson campaign meeting called By Liam Mitchell SYDNEY — In response to the One Nation party seeking to establish branches in northern and western suburbs, the Campaign Against Racism has called an open meeting to organise opposition
City of Darkness, City of LightBy Marge PiercyMichael Joseph, 1997. 479 pp., $29.95 (hb) Review by Phil Shannon When a brilliant novelist meets a great revolution, the result is a magnificent novel by Marge Piercy that brings alive the colour,
NGOs picket PNG forestry office By Barry Healy PNG NGOs including the Individual and Community Rights Advocacy Forum Inc, Conservation Melanesian, Melanesian Environment Foundation (MEF) and Greenpeace picketed PNGs National Forest
Academic tenure under attack By Marina Cameron In a bid to drive down university operating costs — the result of government funding cuts — jobs are being cut and remaining staff are being forced to take on greater workloads and give up
RFAs opposed CANBERRA — On July 18, about 30 people protested outside Liberal Senator Margaret Reid's Office. The action, organised by the Wilderness Society, was to protest against regional forest agreements, which a TWS spokesperson
Campaign against Werribee toxic dump By Mark Abberton MELBOURNE — Residents of Werribee, in the western suburbs, picketed a shareholder meeting of CSR at the Grand Hyatt here on July 16. Werribee Residents Against Toxic Dump are
On Hanson's trail By Helen Cunningham GEELONG — The battle continued against the growth of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party in Geelong on July 18. Organised by the Geelong People for Multiculturalism and Democracy (GPMD), a protest rally
Clear message from miners' rally By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — Miners' conditions will not be bargained away, Ross Peters, president of the Hunter Valley No. 1 lodge, told a crowd of 3000 miners, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy
Kennett cuts disability services By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — State-funded disability advocacy and information groups have been told that funding will be withdrawn from August 29. Most are to be completely de-funded, forcing many to


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