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By Iggy Kim At first glance, the recent federal budget looks rosy for refugees. The provisions for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) have extended the Asylum Seeker Assistance (ASA) scheme to "a limited number of people
The Kosova conflict and the CPA By Doug Lorimer The April 7 issue of Green Left Weekly carried a two-page statement by the national executive of the Democratic Socialist Party condemning NATO's bombing campaign against Serbia and supporting the
Rank and file oppose Australia Post agreement Workers in Australia Post are voting on a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA). The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union, which covers most postal workers, supports the agreement and is
Correction Due to a typing error, the article "Citizenship and nationality in fortress Australia" in GLW #360 stated that the US Supreme Court ruled in 1998 to uphold citizenship by birthplace. It should have said 1898.
On May 19, thousands of students in nine cities took to the streets to oppose the government's proposed "voluntary student unionism" (VSU) legislation. The rally, with the theme "VSU: it's not about choice, it's about silence", was organised by the
VSU: dead in the water? By Cass Ilia NEWCASTLE The passage of the federal government's "voluntary student unionism" (VSU) legislation looks increasingly unlikely with Senator Mal Colston announcing last week that he will vote against it. Without
A new book by Marc Lappe and Britt Bailey, Against the Grain, makes it clear that genetic engineering is revolutionising US agriculture almost overnight. In 1997, 15% of the US soybean crop was grown from genetically engineered seed. By next year, if
By Norm Dixon Kani Xulam, director of the Washington-based American-Kurdish Information Network, has condemned the NATO attack on Yugoslavia and defended the Kosovar Albanians' right to national self-determination. Addressing an anti-nuclear
Thousands march for independence and democracy By Chris Latham On May 21 student protests in Jakarta marking the first anniversary of Suharto's resignation were attacked by the Indonesian military (ABRI). The protests reflected growing anger
When Labor jailed unionists and communists and broke the coal strike Going My Way? Australia's Choice in 1949Until October 31Old Parliament House, Canberra. Reviewed by Kim Bullimore This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1949 federal
The bombs By Brandon Astor Jones "Bombing cannot be a solution ... but the same goes for the forceful displacement of ethnic Albanians from their homes." — Reverend Jesse Jackson A reader in South Australia wrote and asked why I have not
Attempt to galvanise anti-Golkar sentiment By Max Lane On May 17 a joint communiqué was signed in Indonesia by the leaders of the three high-profile anti-Golkar political parties. The National Awakening Party's (PKB) Abdurrahman Wahid, the
Drugs: how 'zero tolerance' costs lives By Will Williams The NSW Drug Summit, called after the state Labor government closed down a needle exchange in Redfern before the last state election, met May 17-21 to discuss the problem of drug abuse and
Mexican students stage huge demo By Paul Jenkins MEXICO CITY — On May 12, students from the strikebound National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) staged a demonstration in the central city which mobilised more than 150,000. This is the
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 —
Film festival exposes nuclear industry Review by Conrad Barnett The Wild Spaces film festival, which kicks off around the country next week, features documentaries which expose the dangers to people around the world of the nuclear industry. Just

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