Greek Australians: beyond the stereotypes In Their Own ImageBy Effy Alexakis and Leonard JaniszewskiHale & Iremonger, 1998.240pp. $49.95 (hb) Review by James Vassilopoulos The most enduring stereotypes of Greek Australians are that they are
Leadership challenge for South Coast Labour Council Comment by Andrew Hall WOLLONGONG — A challenge for the leadership of the South Coast Labour Council (SCLC) has raised questions and encouraged debate among unionists and left activists about
NSW elections: who are you really voting for? By Peter Boyle SYDNEY — So you've decided to vote against the Liberal-Labor establishment in the March 27 NSW elections and you want to support green and left parties. With a Legislative Council
Challenges face new workers' party in Zimbabwe By Patrick Bond HARARE — The March 1 announcement by Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general Morgan Tsvangirai that his federation's executive has mandated the creation of a
Early Williamson packs a punch The RemovalistsBy David Williamson New Theatre, NewtownFriday-Sunday until 1 May Review by Helen Jarvis Written nearly 30 years ago, and becoming David Williamson's first major success in Australia before going
Letters to the editor Bogus environment parties We, the undersigned environment groups, are writing to warn voters concerned about environment protection who may be thinking of voting for new small political parties with nice environmental names
Indonesia plays delaying game with East Timor By Jon Land United Nations-sponsored talks between Indonesia and Portugal on the future of East Timor, which took place March 9-11, resulted in Indonesia agreeing to allow some form of direct ballot
Feminist Cabaret Resist By Karen Fletcher BRISBANE The Resistance Centre hosted the second in its monthly series of political cabarets, Cabaret Resist, on March 19 — a special all-women line-up in honour of International Women's Day. "This
Correction The article "Why Howard wants zero tolerance policing" in the last issue of Green Left Weekly referred to the Northern Territory government running zero tolerance policing trials in 1988. The trials were run in 1998.
By Natalie Zirngast and Larisa Freiverts The latest assault on feminism comes from a woman who is herself billed as a "feminist". Wendy Shalit, interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald on March 5, has written a book titled A Return to Modesty:
Residents resist McDonald's By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — Residents in the Moreland area are fighting attempts by fast food giant McDonald's to build an outlet on the site of a 110-year old house. The house, at 1 Sussex St, Coburg, is the
Correction The letter attributed to Mary Merkenich on Makhno printed in the last issue of GLW was actually written by Chris Slee. GLW apologies for the error.
Dorf workers fight redundancies By Chris Spindler MELBOURNE — The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union is organising a campaign to stop the redundancy of 300 workers at Dorf Industries, a tapware manufacturer. Mass meetings of AMWU members at
Brisbane: 12pm, King George Square; Canberra: 1pm, Workers' Club; Hobart: 12.30am, Refectory steps, Tasmania University; Melbourne: 1.30pm, State Library; Sydney: 1pm, Town Hall.
More Jabiluka protesters face court DARWIN — Three university students — Michael Williams, Wendy Edwards and Rebecca Nissim — go to court on March 22 on four charges arising from their participation in a "lock-on" protest at the Energy
Rights wins Salvadoran election On March 10, the Salvadoran Supreme Electoral Tribunal officially certified Francisco Flores, of the right-wing Republican Nationalist Alliance (ARENA), as the winner of the March 7 presidential elections. Flores won