Festival Records dispute ends SYDNEY — After 12 weeks on the picket line, workers at Festival Records have won a better redundancy package. Fifty members of the National Union of Workers at the Pyrmont plant were sacked on May 12. The
At the Network of Women Students Australia conference in July, GEMMA PINNEL, the National Union of Students' national women's officer, and SARAH LANTZ, research officer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, spoke about the role of women's
Who Cares? Guilt, hope and the child-care debateBy Sally LoaneReed Books, 1997. 359pp., $15.95 (pb) Review by Pip Hinman Who Cares? provides valuable information about the evolution of professional child-care in Australia, including the impact
'... shake your hand' By Brandon Astor Jones According to page 5 of the Cobb County Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Facility, Inmate Handbook, "Except for legal and media mail ... [a]ll outgoing mail must be unsealed'", so I will
By Russell Pickering and Nikki Ulasowski BILBAO — In the wake of the Spanish government's offensive against the Basque independence movement, particularly focused on ETA (the armed Basque resistance movement) and the political organisation
Greens, socialists contest NT election In the Northern Territory elections on August 30, one Democratic Socialist and two Greens candidates will challenge the Country-Liberal Party's anti-native title and Labor's "law and order" scare campaigns.
By Ben Courtice MELBOURNE — Management of the Australian Taxation Office has decided to make compulsorily redundant staff in INB Business Line, where there have not been enough volunteers for the redundancies that management wishes to
LibertariasDirected by Vincente ArandaDendy Films Review by Marina Cameron Libertarias is a fantastic and inspiring look at the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of a group of women who fight to play their part in the struggle for
Howard blocks heroin trial Dr GABRIELE BAMMER from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University directed the research which led to the formulation of the ACT heroin trial. The research was
Medicare the loser in bid to shore up private health By Susan Laszlo Just a few days after federal health minister Dr Michael Wooldridge announced new measures supporting private health insurance, figures released by the Private Health
By Norm Dixon An eruption of factional warfare within the NSW Liberal Party has further exposed the influence of its far-right wing. Lyenko Urbanchich, leader of the notorious "Uglies" faction of the 1970s, has re-emerged as an activist of the
MYINT THU and YE WIN are both in the 30-member central committee of the All Burma Student Democratic Front, formed after the students led a million-strong uprising nine years ago. Like other democratic activists, ABSDF members had to flee the
By Alison Dellit and Marcel Cameron MELBOURNE — As Green Left Weekly went to press, 100 students were still occupying the main finance department of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in an attempt to force the administration to
Keeping us in the dark Thirty-five years ago, Betty Friedan wrote a book called The Feminine Mystique. In it she exposed "the problem that has no name" — the discontent, depression and low self-esteem that women experienced as they
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
By Sylvia Hale SYDNEY — Marrickville Council at its August meeting unanimously declined to ban Pauline Hanson's One Nation party from using council facilities. Ashfield Council had, only weeks before, voted unanimously to support such a ban.


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