Thousands rally against Badgerys By Dave Wright and Gail Lord SYDNEY — On September 21, more than 2000 people packed the Blacktown Civic Centre in Sydney's west to protest against the proposed second airport at Badgerys Creek. The rally
Contamination at French plutonium factory By Barry Healy On September 18, the French nuclear reprocessing company Cogema sought an injunction to stop Greenpeace from sampling the sea floor near its discharge pipeline at La Hague. Cogema is
Around 150 activists and supporters of the anti-racism campaign attended the Fight Racism National Conference at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) on September 27-28. The conference was supported by a range of campaign groups and socialist
By Corinne Glenn PERTH — For the first time in six years, student guild elections are taking place on Edith Cowan University. The guild has been run by the left of the Labor Party (NOLS) since its inception, and the elections have never been
By Jennifer Thompson On September 4, the day the Coalition's Wik bill went before parliament, John Howard told the ABC's 7.30 Report that obstruction of the bill would mean Aboriginal people could have a "veto over the further development
auth = By Mark Cronin The ACTU Congress in Brisbane earlier this month achieved little of political importance but it did have an interesting cultural offshoot. On the eve of the congress, 400 people packed the Culture Bank in West End to hear
Profits and sea levels Apart from the continuing support for the occupation of East Timor, almost "part of the furniture" of Australian governments whatever the name of the party in power, there are two things which I find almost too much to
Nuclear scoop Green Left Weekly contributor Jim Green has brought to light some very interesting facts as part of his research for a PhD at Wollongong University. Quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald of September 24, Green has exposed the
Indonesia Alert!Edited by Kurt Biddle and Malik MiahPrinted by Inkworks, USA Review by Nick Everett Indonesia Alert! is a new publication produced by supporters of Indonesia's democracy movement in the United States. It reports on developments
Royalty "The royal visits were nothing compared to this." — A senior police officer in Hong Kong, on security arrangements for the visit of Chinese Premier Li Peng and Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji. Benefits of competition "One has to go
Cairns wharfies win 'for all unions' By Bill Mason BRISBANE — The victory of the waterside workers in Cairns in the week ending September 19 was a win "for the Maritime Union of Australia and for all unions", MUA spokesperson Col Davies
As It Happened: Ernesto Che Guevara: Bolivian Diary — SBS, Thursday, October 9 — 8.30pm (8pm in SA) Review by Neville Spencer October 9 is the 30th anniversary of the capture and execution in the jungles of Bolivia of Argentine-Cuban
Protest at BHP shareholders' meeting By Jon Lamb ADELAIDE — A protest against BHP's theft of East Timorese oil from the Timor Gap took place outside a BHP shareholders' meeting on September 23. Two of the main oilfields discovered by BHP
East Timor activist fined heavily By Tim E. Stewart DARWIN — Well-known Darwin activist Shell 63 has been fined $1000 for jumping into a parliamentary limousine during a demonstration for freedom for East Timor. The incident occurred
By Zanny Begg On October 18, 1967, more than 200,000 people gathered in the Plaza of the Revolution in Havana to hear Fidel Castro read an obituary to Che Guevara, who had been assassinated in Bolivia nine days before. To the crowd gathered in
By Peter Montague In the mid-1980s, a citizens' organization in New Jersey — Clean Ocean Action, led by Cindy Zipf — launched an aggressive campaign to protect the oceans from the dumping of toxic sewage sludge. They were up against


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