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Rank-and-file challenge to MUA incumbents By Dick Nichols Nominations have closed for elections for all positions in the Maritime Union of Australia, to be held between April 14 and June 14. The election includes the biggest rank-and-file
By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — Library workers in the Hume-Moonee Valley library service, covering an area from near-city Flemington to the dormitory suburb of Melton, shut down and picketed all library branches there on March 15 in support of
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 News —
By Shane Bentley PARRAMATTA — The International Federation of Iraqi Refugees has launched a campaign to protest against the rejection of applications for asylum from Iraqi Kurds by European governments. These governments claim that Iraqi
By Sean Healy Resistance has organised a national speaking tour of campuses on the topic "What would Marx say today?". The four forums held so far have revealed a high level of interest among students for Marxist ideas. At Sydney University last
BAKRIE, a member Komite Rakyat Pekalongan (KPR — Pekalongan People's Committee) spoke to Green Left Weekly's SAM KING about his group's work organising the urban poor community in north-central Java. Question: What motivates you to organise Java's
Intellectual Impostures: Postmodern philosophers' abuse of scienceBy Alan Sokal and Jean BricmontProfile Books, 1998274pp., price? Review by Neville Spencer The complexity and difficulty of most writing by postmodernist theorists is widely
By Emma Webb ADELAIDE — The federal government announced on March 18 that the Beverley uranium mine, in South Australia's far north, has been given approval. The mine is expected to begin full production next year. It will be Australia's third
By Greg Adamson Opposition to uranium mining in Australia emerged as a mass movement in the 1970s. However, opposition to environmental destruction had already existed for more than a century. Campaigners for national parks, against the
Upsurge in Iranian Kurdistan By Norm Dixon News filtering out of Iranian-occupied Kurdistan (north-west Iran) indicates there has been a significant upsurge in the Kurdish people's struggle for national self-determination since the seizure of
By Nadeem Ansari CANBERRA — In a public meeting here on March 16, Tamil surgeon Dr Thayalan Ambalavanar asked the Sri Lankan government to respect the right of self-determination of the Tamil people and to open peace talks with the Liberation
Environment rally in Lismore By Nick Fredman LISMORE — Despite heavy rain, more than 200 people attended a "Vote with your feet for the environment" rally here on March 20. It focused on opposition to the destruction of native forests, the
ASIET meeting on East Timor By Mike Byrne BRISBANE — A public meeting at the Resistance Centre on March 17, organised by Green Left Weekly and Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET), discuss "Which way forward for an
Hobart abortion services to expand By Kamala Emanuel HOBART — Over the past month, the local Mercury newspaper has run a series of reports and letters regarding a proposal to establish a new abortion clinic at Bellerive on the city's eastern
Is sexism inevitable? Can we change things? What role can men play? Is parliament the solution? These questions were debated at a lively Resistance public meeting in Sydney on March 13. More than 60 people gathered to hear Catriona Elek, a feminist
Reclaim the Streets MELBOURNE — In a protest against the increasing amount of space being taken up by cars, the Friends of the Earth Transport Collective here organised a Reclaim the Streets march and street party on March 13. Around 1500

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