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On the picket line SYDNEY — Since April 8, hundreds of MUA supporters have turned back trucks, trains and efforts by the police to remove them from Patrick Stevedores' Port Botany terminal. Green Left Weekly's TESSHA MEARING spoke to SIMON FREW,
By Sean Healy The crackdown against student protest by the Suharto regime in Indonesia requires a loud and clear show of solidarity by students in Australia. Suharto sees the current campus upsurge in Indonesia, and the students' commitment to
By Norm Dixon At least 51 Acehnese refugees have been murdered by Malaysian and Indonesian forces since March 25. News of the terrible atrocities, which have been ignored by the Australian mass media, was revealed by representatives of the Aceh
By Kerry Vernon NEWCASTLE — An angry, 500-strong rally greeted PM John Howard when he arrived at a civic reception in Maitland Town Hall on April 17. Howard's speech at the opening of the East Maitland electorate office of Liberal member for
Asia Pacific Women's Solidarity Network launched By Pip Hinman SYDNEY — The Asia Pacific Women's Solidarity Network (APWSN) has held its first meeting to help progressive women in the region cement their links. The meeting was attended by women
On the box 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. Ph 9565 5522. Access
Hidden AgendasBy John PilgerVintage, 1998. 680 pp., $19.95 (pb) Review by Saffron Howden In an age of escalating social problems, few are even properly acknowledged. Hidden Agendas is a tribute to some of the strugglers against oppression,
Italian initiative for Australian stolen generations The municipality of Florence on April 6 approved a motion concerning Australian Aborigines who were forcibly separated from their families in past decades. The motion, proposed by the Italian
NFF to reform higher education By John Tomlinson Today, Ms Ima Mug, spokesperson for the Anti-vice Chancellors' Committee for Furthering Managerialism and Economic Bloody Mindedness, welcomed what she called the "magnificent offer by Mr Dullard
Opposition to Jabiluka uranium mine grows By Sarah Peart The decision by Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris-Kneebone to speak out against the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine within the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory has added to
Blue-eyed Bonking Bill Chorus: I am the US President, I'm Blue-eyed Bonking Bill,And if Saddam don't get you, be sure my missiles will. Back in the 1970s, we needed a strong manTo fight a little war for us in far away Iran,So we said to our
Election watch How the ruling class rules At first glance, it seemed almost a tautology. "Hypocrisy on waterfront" was the title on the Sydney Morning Herald's April 10 editorial. But really, "hypocrisy" and "Sydney Morning Herald editorial"
Loose cannons Expertise "He knows every scam in the book and has done most of them himself, so if anyone understands this economy, he does." — A Jakarta executive commenting on the Suharto crony and newly appointed minister of trade and
Their struggle is our struggle Every night for the last week, the TV news has featured footage of hundreds of burly men in overalls and work boots standing toe to toe with (mostly male) police and shouting abuse at bus loads of non-union labour
Not there yet By Brandon Astor Jones "We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression ... everywhere." — Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945). The words above were
By Peter Gellert Mexico City — The Mexican government is waging a major political offensive on several fronts against the Zapatista rebels of Chiapas. At the same time, the situation in the southern Mexican state is marked by a growing

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