Davids workers call for union and community support By James Vassilopoulos About 25 minutes' drive west of the Sydney CBD lies the suburb of Silverwater. Here is one of the two sites of the dispute between the National Union of Workers and
Indonesian political prisoner speaks out JAKARTA — The following interview with a People's Democratic Party (PRD) leader, ANOM, was conducted by JANET PARKER on July 19. The questions and answers were smuggled in and out of Cipinang Prison. Anom
A spectre is haunting Hanson The recent national high school walkout against racism has rattled Pauline Hanson and her One Nation chums. According to Hanson and minder David Oldfield, the action organised by the socialist youth organisation
Jabiluka: don't miss it @photo caption = Progressive film-maker David Bradbury's powerful film documenting the dispossession of Aboriginal people and the destruction of parts of Kakadu National Park by uranium mining is finally to be shown on
Opposition to ADI development grows By Rupen Savoulian SYDNEY — A march and rally was held on July 26 against the proposed development of the former Australian Defence Industries (ADI) site in the western Sydney suburb of St Marys. The Lend
Loose cannons Right people "I made the appointments myself on the principle of putting the right people in the right jobs." — Keizo Obuchi, Japan's new prime minister and Liberal Democratic Party leader, after naming to the LDP's three top jobs
By Ray Jackson Belinda (not her real name) was arrested for drug possession and after a quick appearance before a magistrate was sent to the Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre (MRRC) at Silverwater. The MRRC is the new 900 bed jail opened
By Lisa Macdonald The 41-day strike by 6400 telephone workers to stop the privatisation of the Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC) ended on July 29. The sale, to US-based General Telephone and Electronics, and Banco Popular, will go ahead for
TREENA LENTHELL was arrested on July 17 at the Jabiluka uranium mine under construction by Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) and charged with trespass and forcible entry with intent to breach the peace. After refusing both police bail and
Cambodia: losers reject election results By Helen Jarvis Anyone reading the establishment press over the past month, or watching TV, would have been primed to expect certain results of the July 26 elections in Cambodia: the people would
By Robyn Marshall We will not know if the food we put in our mouths has been genetically engineered, if proposals from the Australian and New Zealand Food Authority are accepted by the government. There will be no requirement that fruit and
Not an advertisement Fair go! There's something very wrong about Australian sales taxes. For example, if you choose to travel by BMW, you have to pay a sales tax of up to 45% on your chosen means of transport. But if you decide to walk, you
Public HousingProduced and directed by Frederick WisemanSydney International Film Festival Review by Becky Ellis Public Housing is a documentary about the life of residents of one of the poorest housing complexes in the United States: the Ida B.
By Aaron Benedek SYDNEY — Around 5000 people demonstrated against the racist policies of Pauline Hanson and John Howard on August 1. Commencing in Hyde Park, the march wound its way through the city to Howard's office, before finishing at First
By Eva Cheng Hyundai Motors, South Korea's biggest car producer, failed to reopen its key plant in Ulsan on July 28, due to a protest walkout of 15,000 workers in a bid to save the jobs of 2678 co-workers who were scheduled to be fired on July 31.
Editorial: A GST is not 'reform' The federal government and big business argue that a goods and services tax is necessary because Australia is suffering a long-term decline in taxation revenue, which needs to be addressed if our health, education