' ... have us believe' ' ... have us believe' By Brandon Astor Jones 169>The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under brides, to beg in the street and to steal bread" — Anatole France, 1844-1924 In
By Jonathan Singer In the second week of the campaign by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) against mass retrenchments and pay cuts, members of the Korean Metal Workers Federation (KMWF) have played the key role in industrial action.
By Angela Munro MELBOURNE — A costly "review" of the 1987 master plan for Royal Park in Melbourne's inner north has been used to legitimise the construction there of a corporate hockey, gridiron and netball stadium, and associated administrative
By James Smith and Vannessa Hearman An outstanding documentary about the Indonesian political underground, Indonesia in Revolt: Democracy or Death, had its Sydney premier screening at the Globe Cinema on April 23 to an audience of 380 people. The
From the insights of Abu Tayeb These are hard times! We don't live near Kosovo. We live in a camp near Nablus. But our little satellite dish broke anyway just when NATO was starting to bomb over there, and my children have not been able to watch
By Wendy Robertson Because injustice is intrinsic to the system ... For 32 years Suharto guaranteed the interests of Western businesses and governments, which, in return, provided full military, political and economic backing. The Timor Gap
Union support for East Timor By Peter Johnston DARWIN — The Northern Territory's peak labour body last week moved to pressure the Indonesian and Australian governments to act in support of East Timorese independence. The Northern Territory
Victoria's last wilderness endangered in regional forest agreement Victoria's last wilderness endangered in regional forest agreement By Vannessa Hearman MELBOURNE — The Wilderness Society is campaigning to keep the Wongungarah area in
Construction workers defy Kennett's public holiday law By Michael Bull MELBOURNE — Tens of thousands of Victorian construction workers defied Federal Court orders when they did not work on Monday, April 26, taking a holiday in lieu of Anzac
Ranger profits fall By Jim Green On April 29 Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) announced significant profit falls over the past three months from the Ranger uranium mine in the NT. Sales revenue from Ranger fell by 25%, and after-tax profit
NZ students win against VSU By Zanny Begg Students in New Zealand have had a victory against the government's attempts to weaken student unions through the voluntary student membership (VSM) legislation. The legislation required student unions to
By John Pilger When the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima after Japan had all but surrendered, the front page of the Daily Express said: "This is a warning to the world". As US missiles and bombs attack a sovereign European state,
By the Access News team MELBOURNE — Melbourne's only community controlled TV station is experiencing a financial crisis that could result in the closure of the station forever. Independent TV, free from government or corporate influence, is rare
By Sue Boland The fact that the current goods and services tax (GST) debate is posed as a choice between increasing compensation or exempting food demonstrates that all parties to the debate already know that the GST is intrinsically unfair. For
By Louis Proyect Small SoldiersDirected by Joe DanteDreamworks SKGAvailable from most video shops Stephen Spielberg was involved with one solid antiwar film in 1998. That film was Dreamworks' Small Soldiers, not the flag-waving Saving Private Ryan.
John Howard and Alexander Downer would have us believe that the Australian government has a deep concern for human rights in Indonesia and East Timor. In reality, the Liberal government and the previous Labor government have a record of supporting