By Param Paramanathan In Sri Lanka's north, the Tamils are suffering because of the government's greed for more land, whereas in the south, the Sinhalese workers are suffering because of the multinationals' greed for more and more profit.
Straight talk CANBERRA — The ACT government's "Sorry Day" was held here on August 25. María Chichilco, the touring representative of the FMLN of El Salvador, was an invited guest in the Legislative Assembly for the ceremony. Chichilco
Rally against racism motion dumped by NT TLC DARWIN — At its monthly meeting on August 25, the NT Trades and Labour Council refused to endorse a rally against racism, organised for the next day outside a recruiting meeting of Pauline Hanson's
Rio Tinto's brutal pedigree By Mick Watson It is no coincidence that the onslaught on Australian coal miners' rights and conditions is being led by the multinational Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto is demanding that its unionised work force surrender
Not so dandy By Brandon Astor Jones "Bill Hutson ... has been a dandy sheriff for almost a quarter of a century. He is an old mountain boy and he loves bluegrass music. He would make a dandy governor." — Herman Allen Some readers
Government seeks to discredit Teamsters' president By Barry Sheppard Ron Carey, president of the Teamsters' Union, which just won a historic strike against United Parcel Service, has won increased respect among teamsters and the
By Graham Matthews On August 30, eight activists were arrested in Townsville while trying to prevent the transport of the dredge to be used in the Hinchinbrook Channel for the building of Keith Williams' 1500-room resort, canal estate and marina
By George J. Aditjondro Some people have argued that basically, it is the Indonesian armed forces (ABRI) that do not want to pull out of East Timor, because ABRI would lose face after losing the 22-year war. Very rarely has it been argued
By Rupen Savoulian The secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the international representative of a coalition of exiled Iranian political organisations, reported rioting in the cities of Nayriz and Abadeh in Fars province,
By Anthony Benbow PERTH — Philip Vidot died in November 1995. The 14-year-old and his 17-year-old friend Tyron Williams were picked up while hitchhiking by three young men. The three drove them to a park in Perth's southern suburbs, bashed
By Chris Spindler SYDNEY — All Burma Student Democratic Front (ABSDF) representatives Myint Thu and Ye Win addressed a public meeting here attended by 140 people on August 24. They heard from a panel of speakers on the political situation in
By James Vassilopoulos The victorious 15-day strike of the US International Brotherhood of Teamsters against the United Parcel Service is an inspiration. It is great to see a union celebrating a real victory and the company with its tail between